NHS misdiagnosis claims

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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


We’ve supported hundreds of people like you, who have been let down by a health professional, all on a no win no fee basis.

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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Meet the team

Peter Rigby

Peter Rigby
Director of Medical Negligence Serious Injury

Peter leads the Medical Negligence Serious Injury department, which now boasts some of our most knowledgeable, dedicated and hardworking team members.

Peter is dedicated to supporting victims of catastrophic medical negligence injuries and endeavours to provide a clear and coherent approach to claims. He recognises the effects serious injuries can have and therefore ensures his customers’ need for support is met. Peter also has a vast amount of experience working with customers who have been injured abroad and is able to act under international law to provide the best outcomes.

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