When we visit our general practitioner (GP), we trust them to provide us with the right answers. When a GP fails to diagnose a condition, the repercussions can be severe.
If you’ve received the wrong diagnosis from a GP and this has led to physical or psychological harm, you can call one of our experienced legal services advisors to find out if you may be able to make a misdiagnosis claim.
Types of misdiagnosis
- Your GP incorrectly diagnoses your condition, leading to a delay in receiving the correct treatment and causing deterioration in your health
- Your GP fails to diagnose your condition altogether, leading to a deterioration in your health
- You receive incorrect medication or treatment based on a misdiagnosis which causes serious side effects
If you’re thinking about making a misdiagnosis claim, you can call our friendly, legally trained advisors for free.
We can select the best solicitor for you from our panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors.
Claiming compensation helps patients to pay for on-going healthcare or to cover lost income after time away from work. It may also highlight unsafe practices, preventing the same thing from happening to someone else.
To find out if you may be able to make a misdiagnosis claim, you can call our friendly legal services advisors or start your claim online.
Getting help after misdiagnosis
If you have been affected by medical negligence, you might find it helpful to talk to other people who have been through a similar experience. You might also benefit from gaining additional, independent advice on what to do next.
We can put you in touch with a number of organisations that can help, including Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA), a charity that provides free and confidential advice for those affected by medical negligence, and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Simply ask one of our legal services advisors for a Positive Resolution Pack.