Have you ever thought that your doctor may be wrong? It never crosses most people’s minds. Doctors are seen as perfectly skilled and widely educated professionals that make no mistakes. But they do – more often than you think. Luckily, if you were misdiagnosed, you can get compensation. The NHS paid out £194 million to 1,302 patients in 2014 and a tenth of all payouts was given after doctors misdiagnosed cancer.
There are three basic categories of claims:
⦁ Claims for total misdiagnosis – A total misdiagnosis is also known as a missed diagnosis and it occurs when a doctor doesn’t recognise the signs of a particular condition or illness.… Read more