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Delaying the diagnosis of an illness can have devastating consequences.
For example, a delay in diagnosing cancer can reduce life expectancy or a delay in diagnosing an orthopaedic injury can mean conservative treatment is no longer an option and surgery is required.
We have years of experience in dealing with a wide variety of cases concerning delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis.
The most common type of delayed diagnosis claims related to cancer such as:
- Breast cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Bowel cancer
- Lung cancer
- Skin cancer
We have experience in handing delayed diagnosis of cancer claims as a result of:
- The misinterpretation of an x-ray or scan
- A failure to carry out or request the necessary tests or scans
- A failure to respond to positive test results
- A failure to interpret tissue samples (including smear tests)
- A failure to carry out the necessary tests
- A failure to make appropriate referrals
- A failure to treat with the required urgency
We have also assisted clients in bringing successful claims relating to the misdiagnosis of cancer. This includes:
- The consequences of either being told that they have cancer when they do not
- The consequences of being told that they have terminal cancer when in fact the condition is treatable.
These claims involve unnecessary procedures and often a psychological reaction.
In addition to delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of cancer claims, the Medical Negligence department at Gregory Abrams Davidson also have experience of other delayed diagnosis claims including:
- Orthopaedic injuries – failing to obtain x-rays or misinterpreting an x-ray and thus failing to identify a fracture (all types including scaphoid fractures) or tendon injury
- Misdiagnosis at Accident and Emergency
- Delays by GPs in relation to illnesses other than cancer - failing to request necessary tests, failing to respond to positive test results or failing to make appropriate referrals
- Delays by Hospitals in relation to illness other than cancer - failing to request necessary tests / scans, failing to respond to positive test results or failing to treat with the required urgency
If you or a family member or friend would like FREE advice on a potential claim arising from a delayed or misdiagnosed illness, please contact us on 0151 733 3353/ 0208 209 0166. Alternatively, you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our online contact form and we will contact you directly.
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