Delayed Diagnosis & Delay in Treatment Negligence Claims
If your GP or another medical professional fails to diagnose your illness promptly, this can have implications for your health.
Delayed diagnosis could mean that your condition deteriorates from a stage where it may have been treatable to a point where it is more difficult to cure. This is particularly serious with diseases such as cancer, which can become terminal if left untreated for too long.
Sheldon Davidson Solicitors can help you claim compensation if medical negligence has left you with an illness that could have been dealt with if it was treated earlier.
The best way to gain clarity on whether you do have a solid case is to call and speak to one of our expert medical negligence solicitors. We offer a free, initial consultation where we will listen to the circumstances and then advise you with a high degree of confidence whether there is, in fact, a legal case to be answered.
At Sheldon Davidson Solicitors we recognise that just making that initial first step can be a daunting task, but you will find all of our experts to be extremely mindful of any trauma you suffered, and we approach all our cases with the utmost compassion and professionalism.
We believe it is this approach, coupled with our extensive legal experience that sets us apart from other medical negligence lawyers and it is why we are one of the most trusted personal injury law firms serving Greater Manchester.
If you are struggling to make that first step and need someone on your side, to fight your corner, then Sheldon Davidson are the right legal partner for you. Call us today and experience our unique approach for yourself.
What constitutes a delayed diagnosis?
First and foremost, for a delayed diagnosis victim to receive compensation it must be proved that their illness got worse during the waiting period. Our experts are familiar with the most common circumstances under which this can happen.
When you visit a doctor for treatment, they may need to run tests to ascertain what is wrong with you. The results of these examinations should be returned in a reasonable amount of time so that any necessary treatment can begin.
Sometimes delayed diagnosis can occur even after a GP suspects there is a problem. You may need to be referred to a specialist, and once again this should be done in good time so that the problem can be diagnosed as quickly as possible.
If you feel there was an overly long waiting period before you were informed of your test results or sent to see a specialist, and your condition progressed during this time, you could be entitled to make a claim.
It should be noted that delayed diagnosis is not the same as misdiagnosis, where a medical professional fails to properly identify your condition, either missing it altogether or mistaking it for something else.
How much time do I have to make a delayed diagnosis claim?
In most cases, you will be able to make a claim up to 3 years from the date the negligence occurred. If you believe you have suffered avoidable harm as an effect of a negligent delayed misdiagnosis, it is imperative you seek expert legal advice quickly, so you can be aware of the best way for you to proceed with a delayed diagnosis compensation claim.
Contact Sheldon Davidson Solicitors
If you think you might be eligible for delayed diagnosis compensation, speak to our experienced team for advice on what to do next. We can assist throughout your claim, aiming to secure a settlement and even representing you in court if necessary.
Why choose us?
Established in Manchester in 1997, we are a leading specialist personal injury, accident and medical negligence law firm acting for claimants who are victims of non-fault incidents.
Our team of medical negligence solicitors in Manchester, act regularly for clients across Greater Manchester including Ashton, Bury, Bolton, Radcliffe, Prestwich, Middleton, Failsworth, Rochdale, Oldham and Whitefield.
Our Delayed Diagnosis Lawyers can support your needs wherever you live in Wales, England & Northern Ireland.
We specialise in no win no fee personal injury compensation claims, which means if you don't win, you won't have to pay.
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Sheldon Davidson Solicitors are a Lexcel accredited law firm. The Lexcel standard is only awarded by the Law Society to firms who meet the highest standards of practice management and customer service. With Sheldon Davidson Solicitors in Whitefield, Manchester you can be confident that your claim is in safe hands.