Delayed Diagnosis Claims

Reviewed by
Peter Rigby, Director of Medical Neglience

We've got your delayed diagnosis claim covered

If you, or a loved one, have been affected by a delayed diagnosis, our team of specialist medical negligence solicitors can help you claim the compensation that you deserve. Our dedicated team of legal experts have over thirty years of experience, which means you can put your trust in us to take care your claim.

As the UK’s top-rated medical negligence law firm, we can help you understand:

  • What it means to suffer a delayed diagnosis and how this can impact you
  • Whether or not you potentially have a delayed or misdiagnosis compensation claim
  • How running a claim works, and how we go about proving your claim
  • The amount of compensation you may recover, and how is it calculated
  • And why you can join thousands of others in trusting your claim with us

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What is delayed diagnosis?

Many medical negligence cases we accept and take through to settlement involve a delayed diagnosis. A delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis are probably the most common forms of medical negligence a patient can suffer.

This means being the victim of:

  • The unnecessary delay in diagnosing an injury or disease
  • A late diagnosis that then leads to lost treatment options, a need for surgery that could have been avoided, a worse outcome, or even a reduction in life expectancy
  • The incorrect diagnosis and unnecessary treatment of an illness or injury that you never had

Delayed diagnosis claims can also include:

  • A hospital misinterpreting your symptoms and failing to diagnosis an injury or illness, or diagnosing you with an injury or illness that you do not have
  • The incorrect reporting of test results, or failing to advise you of important test results
  • Your GP failing to diagnose an illness or injury in good time, or failing to refer you for specialist review
  • GPs rationing blood tests during the pandemic which leads to further delays
  • Failure in prescribing the correct medication
  • Being “lost to follow up”, where you are not advised of appointments you needed to attend, or sent for tests you need to diagnose you

From our extensive experience, such delays in diagnosis can have serious consequences. For example, more than half a million patients could face a delay in vital heart care without further urgent NHS investment.

This not only impacts on your own health and wellbeing, but also encroaches the mental health of your your wider family and support network.

Claiming for delayed diagnosis with Patient Claim Line

If you are looking to make a claim for delayed diagnosis, we fully appreciate that your health may already be negatively impacted by the experience, and you are looking for answers quickly.

It is important to understand that the majority of medical professionals do provide the very best care. But unfortunately, this does not always happen and there can be negligent errors, leading to a breach of duty of care. Medical professionals, including GPs, can sometimes miss the signs of a serious medical condition or injury, or mistakenly diagnose you with an injury or illness that you do not have. This can lead to a worsening of your condition, or even to you be treated unnecessarily for an injury or illness that you do not have.

Whether the delayed diagnosis results in the withholding of a much-needed prescription, or in missing the signs of a life-altering condition, such as cancer, at Patient Claim Line, you can be assured that we will progress your claim with care and understanding.

Making a delayed medical diagnosis claim could not be easier. Simply fill in our 10 Second Claim Form and we will quickly assess your answers to advise whether or not you have a potential claim.

Remember, our team of specialist lawyers have over thirty years of experience in claims involving late or missed diagnosis. As well as that, we are fully trained to handle your case with the utmost empathy and respect.

Why not see for yourself if you have a delayed diagnosis claim today, with the UK’s top-rated medical negligence specialists? We’re here to support you.

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Meet the team

Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation

Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.

Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.

Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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Why Choose Patient Claim Line for your Medical Misdiagnosis claim?


Not just lawyers — medical negligence experts

Patient Claim Line was established in 2014 and consists of a team of medical lawyers specialising in medical negligence and misdiagnosis claims.

At Patient Claim Line we have more than 100 solicitors with combined experience of over 400 years and they will work on your behalf to achieve the best result possible for you.

It's not enough to use a solicitor who sometimes covers medical negligence. You need someone who knows this area through and through. That is what the solicitors here at Patient Claim Line do. They deal exclusively in this area of law and are experts in the field.


Meet the team

Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation

Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.

Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.

Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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Bilal Qasim

Bilal Qasim
Team Leader/Senior Solicitor

Having joined Patient Claim Line in 2017, Bilal is a Clinical Negligence Solicitor with extensive experience in the medical negligence field. He has recently qualified as an internationally and nationally accredited mediator, recognised by the Civil Mediation Council, International Mediation Institute and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Bilal has been recognised for his excellent client work, having received the ‘Customer Award’ at our annual awards evening.

Having had continuous exposure to medical negligence claims throughout his career, Bilal has developed a large skillset, enabling him to bring matters to time-efficient, amicable solutions. Bilal completes a formal assessment of each case and strategically plans the progression of the case, ensuring all cases within his team run smoothly and that our customers receive the justice they deserve.

Bilal was also the recipient of the Customer Feedback Champion award in 2019.

 

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Jennifer Argent

Jennifer Argent
Medical Negligence Solicitor

Jennifer joined the team in 2018 with a wealth of experience of working in Medical Negligence in several firms across the North of England. As a Solicitor, Jennifer has an in-depth knowledge of the law and a recognition of the suffering that customers have already been through and the support that they may need through their claim. She works efficiently to achieve the best outcome for her customers. She has a wide range of experience within Medical Negligence and has particular expertise in delayed diagnoses of cancer, shoulder and eye injuries.

 

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Kate Goodman

Kate Goodman
Senior Litigation Executive

Admitted to the roll of Solicitors in 2016, Kate is a Senior Litigation Executive at Patient Claim Line. She handles cases through to settlement or issuing. Within the team she is responsible for corresponding with customers and experts to ensure cases are conducted in a proactive and effective manner. Kate provides support and guidance to the team to deliver an outstanding service to our customers.

 

 

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Sarah's Story

"Now we have peace of mind"

My husband, Nick, went back and forth to the doctors for a long time and tried everything the doctor recommended. But his illness got worse, to the point that he was in agony.

In the end we got so desperate that we asked for a referral. The doctor was reluctant, so we had to consult a private hospital. That’s when we found out there was a tumour. It took years from the onset of his illness to finally start cancer treatment.

He used to be a man with a lot to live for, but in the end he was in so much pain that he withdrew from the family. He became angry that nobody had helped him sooner, and the legal team were able to give him the validation that he was desperately seeking. The NHS confirmed if they had done more, Nick would still be alive today.

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