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Delayed Diagnosis Compensation Claims

If you have suffered an injury or the worsening of an existing condition as a result of a delayed diagnosis, you may be able to claim compensation.

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In the vast majority of cases, when you present to a medical professional with a set of symptoms, they will be able to investigate, run tests and correctly diagnose what is wrong with you so that treatment can start as soon as possible to give you the best possible chances of recovery. However, sometimes mistakes are made and a delay in diagnosis can have catastrophic consequences to not only the patient, but their loved ones too.

If you have experienced a delayed diagnosis that has meant that your condition has got much worse in the meantime, or being diagnosed with the wrong condition first has meant that you've had incorrect treatment which has proven harmful, you might be eligible to make a claim for delayed diagnosis compensation.

Delayed diagnosis claims need to prove that the medical professional was negligent when attempting to diagnose you, and you have been hurt or have suffered as a result of the delay, in order for the claim to proceed.

Common types of delayed diagnosis claims

Experiencing an avoidable delay during your diagnosis is very difficult to deal with under any circumstances, but for some conditions, the delay can have very serious consequences for your prognosis and mean that it's now too late for you to be effectively treated. Some of the most common claim types include:

  • Compensation for delayed cancer diagnosis
  • Delayed concussion diagnosis claims
  • Stroke delayed diagnosis compensation

The failure to diagnose or a delay in diagnosis for any of these conditions could potentially make a huge difference to the available treatment and level of recovery that is possible.

How much compensation for delayed diagnosis settlements?

The sum of compensation that you're likely to be awarded for a successful medical negligence delayed diagnosis claim will very much depend on the specifics of what happened to you, the severity of the condition that was diagnosed late and the consequences of this.

For example, delayed cancer diagnosis compensation for a claim where the patient's condition progressed significantly due to the lack of timely treatment would often be a higher sum than where the delay didn't significantly alter the prognosis for that individual.

Whilst you may be hesitant about suing the NHS for delayed diagnosis, claims of this type can often help prompt hospitals and medical centres to alter their procedures and policies so that something like this doesn't happen again.

Why choose us as your delayed diagnosis solicitors?

Forbes Solicitors have a dedicated clinical negligence team who are highly experienced in delayed diagnosis claims and know exactly what is required for claims to be successful and the maximum possible amount of compensation to be awarded. Our empathetic and professional team will help you at every stage of the process and be the experts in your corner throughout.

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