Most of us trust our doctors completely when it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of various health problems. Yet mistakes happen. In recent years, the number of misdiagnosis claims against the NHS has risen, costing many million pounds to the taxpayer.
When it comes to medical negligence claims, Andrew & Andrew solicitors in Portsmouth have you covered. Our solicitors have years of experience in medical misdiagnosis claims and will do their best to help you claim compensation. Moreover, we operate on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, therefore you do not need to worry about not being able to pay your legal costs.
What is a misdiagnosis?
There are three types of misdiagnosis:
- total misdiagnosis where symptoms of an illness are not diagnosed at all
- wrongful diagnosis where symptoms of an illness are incorrectly diagnosed
- and late diagnosis where symptoms are diagnosed after a considerable amount of time.
A misdiagnosis can be carried out by any NHS or private medical professional who is responsible for examining a patient. Misdiagnosis can also happen if your GP fails to evaluate test results correctly, examine you accurately or fail to refer you to the correct doctor.
Making a claim for misdiagnosis
If you had a misdiagnosis and you are planning to take legal action, our solicitors in Portsmouth can help. Initially, we will arrange an appointment with you to discuss your issue and look into the details of your case. To prove that you were misdiagnosed, we have to show that your doctor has failed to provide an accurate diagnosis and this had led to further medical problems in the long run. If we take your case, we will look into the events that led to the misdiagnosis in detail, gather as much evidence as possible to strongly support your claim and help you receive compensation as soon as possible. Our solicitors in Portsmouth strive to solve most of these cases out of court, but it your case goes to court you can rest assured that we will fully support you.
To learn more about our misdiagnosis legal services, contact us today.