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Medical Negligence

Medical Misdiagnosis Claims

If you’ve received an inaccurate diagnosis, our expert team of solicitors can help you with your medical negligence misdiagnosis claim. We have experience with sensitive cases, so you can be sure that your situation will be handled with care and compassion.

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What is medical misdiagnosis?

Medical misdiagnosis happens when a healthcare provider fails to give you the correct duty of care. As a result, you can suffer from an undiagnosed condition or injury that leads to further pain and suffering. In many instances, a misdiagnosis can have life-changing consequences and may prompt someone to pursue a medical misdiagnosis claim for compensation.

Medical misdiagnosis might involve a healthcare provider doing the following:

  • Misreading test results
  • Failing to examine you thoroughly
  • Showing a lack of attention to your medical history
  • Disregarding concerns you’ve raised
  • Dismissing symptoms
  • Sending you to the wrong specialist

Is misdiagnosis medical negligence?

Yes, medical misdiagnosis is a form of medical negligence. This is when a patient suffers harm as a result of a healthcare provider breaching their duty of care.

Examples of injuries and conditions that could be medically misdiagnosed

Patients with the following injuries could be at risk of medical misdiagnosis or negligence:

Patients with the following conditions or diseases could also be at risk of medical misdiagnosis or negligence:

Other examples include conditions or injuries surrounding women’s health and gynaecology, such as endometriosis, adenomyosis, pregnancy-related injuries, childbirth injuries and more. Unfortunately, women in the UK have raised concerns about their symptoms being dismissed by doctors.

In severe cases, someone may sadly die due to medical negligence or misdiagnosis.

Whatever your experience, you shouldn’t dismiss the pain or trauma it may have caused you. If you have received a medical misdiagnosis, you could be eligible to claim compensation to help you and any loved ones.

Can I make a claim for medical misdiagnosis?

Yes, you could be eligible to make a legal claim against a healthcare provider if you have received a medical misdiagnosis.

According to NHS Resolution, clinical negligence payments to claimants amounted to over £1.9 billion in 2022/23.

For your claim to be valid, you need to provide evidence that medical misdiagnosis is directly related to the injury or condition you have suffered from. Our specialist medical misdiagnosis claim lawyers can work with you to build your case for compensation.

Why make a medical misdiagnosis claim?

There are reasons why making a medical misdiagnosis claim can be beneficial. Seeking medical misdiagnosis compensation is a way of getting justice and can help you to move on from the experience. It will allow you to access sufficient rehabilitation and support too.

Support will look different to each individual and can include physical therapy, psychological assistance or rehabilitation for the workplace. The earlier you begin the claims process, the sooner you can access this support if successful.

Raising a medical misdiagnosis claim can also help to prevent others from being at risk. Lessons can be learned and standards can be raised to ensure fewer people experience what you’ve been through.

Contacting us

If you or someone you know has suffered medical misdiagnosis, there may be a valid case for compensation. You can have a no-obligation chat with us to find out whether you have a successful medical misdiagnosis claim.

If we think you have a good claim, we can offer you funding options. The majority of our medical misdiagnosis claims are funded by Conditional Fee Agreements (‘no win no fee’) where there are no upfront fees.

Call one of Bolt Burdon Kemp’s medical misdiagnosis solicitors on 020 7288 4800 or contact us online.


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Head of Complex Injury
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Associate – Part of the Medical Negligence Team
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Associate – Part of the Medical Negligence Team
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