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NHS misdiagnosis compensation

While we enjoy a health service that’s second to none, the fact of the matter is that clinicians can and do make mistakes, which can have painful and lasting consequences.

Misdiagnosis is the most common type of medical negligence claim. If you’ve been misdiagnosed whilst under care from the NHS, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

Types of NHS misdiagnosis claims we support with:

  • A serious illness is allowed to progress unchecked or without being correctly identified
  • Wrong medication is prescribed due to the misdiagnosis of the condition. This could result in a worsening or prolonging of your ailment
  • Test results are misinterpreted or not properly assessed
  • Inadequate consideration is given to alternative or differential diagnoses
  • Your treatment is delayed because of misdiagnosis so your condition gets worse
  • Misdiagnosis in pregnancy related cases, which can result in damage to the mother and to the unborn baby
  • You are not sent for the tests you need to fully determine or cure your condition


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What is the impact of NHS misdiagnosis?

The consequences of misdiagnosis can be devastating and can lead to delays in you receiving the correct treatment. By way of example, we have recently helped one man whose Hodgkin’s lymphoma was misdiagnosed, meaning effective treatment was delayed for several years.

Making a claim against the NHS can seem daunting, but if you’ve suffered a misdiagnosis, you have the right to claim. Medical negligence litigation aims to put things right not just for the individual, but also acts to improve safety standards throughout the NHS.

How to make a claim

If you’ve suffered an NHS misdiagnosis, it’s important to contact us to discuss your case as soon as possible. At Patient Claim Lime, we take away the stress of pursuing a claim, supporting you throughout the entire process.

Submitting your claim is easy. You can get in touch with our expert legal team for free on 0330 107 5323, or you can complete our online claim form.

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Why Choose Patient Claim Line for your NHS 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 our medical negligence team

Adrian Denson

Adrian Denson
Chief Legal Officer

Peter Rigby

Peter Rigby
Director of Medical Negligence

Christian Beadell

Christian Beadell
Partner, Head of Strategy and Legal Operations

Francesca Paul

Francesca Paul
Associate Solicitor

Case Study

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.

You don’t have to go through this alone – take the first step now