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Misdiagnosis Claims

Fortunately misdiagnosis claims are uncommon however when a medical professional does make a mistake the effects can be life changing.

If you or a loved one has suffered a medical misdiagnosis you will be able to make a compensation claim, our highly trained medical misdiagnosis solicitors can help you to make a claim for the losses you have incurred.

What is a Misdiagnosis?

Misdiagnosis is a form of medical negligence where a medical professional fails to correctly diagnose an illness.

Being wrongly diagnosed is uncommon however when it does happen it can have life changing effects on the individual and their family. In some cases doctors misunderstand the signs of an illness and therefore diagnose it as another.

Our team of misdiagnosis claim solicitors have also seen cases where no illness has been diagnosed as a doctor has failed to spot any signs of an illness, despite complaints from the patient.

If you have suffered from delayed, missed or late diagnosis you will be able to make a medical misdiagnosis compensation claim.

Commonly Misdiagnosed Illnesses

We have seen many cases where individuals are suffering from misdiagnosis however there are a number illness that are frequently misdiagnosed as they have symptoms that mimic another illness, these include:


Appendicitis is a painful swelling and inflammation of the appendix, the illness usually starts in the lower abdomen and after a few hours it often travels to the lower right side of the body where the appendix can be found.

Cauda Equina

Cauda equina involves swelling and pressure on the nerves at the end of the spinal cord, it is a very serious injury that requires immediate treatment and in some cases surgery. The symptoms include lower back pain, loss of movement in one of the legs and issues with bladder function.

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Blood clots that develop in the deep leg vein, which runs through the muscles of the calf and the thigh are also known as deep vein thrombosis, or DVT. Anyone can develop DVT however it is more common with age.


A stroke can have long lasting effects making it essential that the illness is diagnosed as soon as possible. Symptoms of a stroke include one side of the face dropping, slurred speech and the inability to lift one of their arms due to stiffness and numbness.

Temporal Arteritis

Temporal arteritis is a condition in which the temporal arteries, which supply the head and bran with blood, become inflamed or damaged. People over 60 are more likely to develop the illness however it can occur at any age.

How to make a Misdiagnosis Claim

Making a misdiagnosis compensation claim against a health care provider can be a confusing process which is why our misdiagnosis solicitors are here to help.

To make a Misdiagnosis Claim Freephone 0800 193 88 88
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