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Misdiagnosis Claims

A misdiagnosis can occur when an injury or medical problem or condition is missed or not identified by a medical practitioner.

Common examples of medical misdiagnosis

Common examples of medical misdiagnosis occur when a patient sees his GP or other health professional with symptoms over a long period and there is a failure to identify that they have an illness or injury.

Sometimes a doctor becomes “locked in” to a particular diagnosis and fails to re-consider. Sometimes it is a simple case of mistake.

Not all conditions are easy to diagnose but many should result in a referral for tests or investigations.

Misdiagnoses can also refer to situations where a patient is told they have an injury or illness which they in fact don’t have. This can range from a fracture being diagnosed as nothing more than bad bruising or a sprain to a patient being treated for a condition which they do not have.

Misdiagnosis claim for compensation

While medical misdiagnoses do occur, many are picked up before any damage is caused and the correct treatment is provided. Generally a misdiagnosis claim for compensation will arise only when the medical error has made an injury, pain or discomfort worse.

An example might be where delay in diagnosis of a fracture has resulted in the need for surgery rather than a simple plaster cast.

We recognise how serious a misdiagnosis by medical professionals can be in some cases.

Contact our medical negligence solicitors 

If you would like to talk to a medical negligence solicitor about your misdiagnosis, in the first instance please email: clinical.negligence@digbybrown.co.uk.

Please give as much detail as you can about the misdiagnosis as this will assist in our ability to fully understand your circumstances and offer legal advice about claiming compensation.

This advice is, of course, free of charge.





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