We put our complete trust in the diagnosis and treatment recommendations of our doctors, as they possess the qualification and experience to help us feel better. We do not expect to suffer any further injury or illness or for our condition to worsen. However, in just one year, over 1,300 patients made NHS compensation claims, costing the NHS over £190 million. This huge payout amount in just one year is proof that things can go wrong.
Have you Been a Misdiagnosis Victim?
If you suspect your medical professional has misdiagnosed your condition, leading to further illness and avoidable treatment, you can sue the NHS for misdiagnosis. As a result of this misdiagnosis, you will likely require further treatment that would have been unnecessary if the condition was correctly diagnosed during the initial examination. You may also need more recovery time, which means your life has experienced unnecessary disturbance as a result of the additional pain and suffering.
We work with a panel of specialist NHS solicitors who are experienced in handling misdiagnosis cases of all types. We will guide you on how to sue the NHS for misdiagnosis and help you secure the compensation you deserve.
Calculating Misdiagnosis Compensation Claims
There is no specific compensation amount that victims of misdiagnosis receive. The amount you will be awarded will depend on a number of factors, including:
- The nature of your illness or injury
- The severity of your condition
- The level of pain and suffering you have experienced due to the misdiagnosis
- The expected recovery time
- Impact of the misdiagnosis on your quality of life
- Expected changes to live due to negligent treatment
Generally, if you have been a victim of misdiagnosis, you are entitled to two types of damages:
- General damages
General damages are compensation for the direct consequences of the misdiagnosis you suffered – the pain, suffering, and psychological damage you have experienced. General damages do not have a specific monetary value.
- Special damages
This is compensation for out-of-pocket expenses that you have incurred as a result of the negligent treatment you suffered. Special damages can cover for travel costs, medical expenses, loss of income and loss of future estimated earnings.
No Win No Fee Misdiagnosis Claims
If you are considering suing the NHS for misdiagnosis and file an NHS compensation claim, we recommend that you speak with specialist NHS solicitors rather than managing the process yourself. If you have valid grounds for a claim, we will agree to handle your claim on a No Win No Fee basis, which means you do not have to pay any upfront legal fees. We will hold you by the hand throughout the NHS negligence compensation claims process and represent you without charging you any fees. You will only be charged a percentage of your final compensation if your case is successful.
How We Can Help You
If you have been a victim of misdiagnosis, NHSnegligenceclaim.com can help you in suing a hospital for medical negligence. We work with the best NHS negligence solicitors who specifically deal with misdiagnosis claims, and will walk you through the complex claims process to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Call us today on 0800 999 3372 for a free, no obligation consultation with one of our medical negligence solicitors. We will be more than happy to help.