Category: Wrong Diagnosis Medical Negligence
If you have been the victim of wrong diagnosis medical negligence, it is possible to make a claim for compensation provided that it can be shown that you suffered an injury or the deterioration of an existing condition due to the misdiagnosis and “at the time in the same circumstances” an expert medical practitioner would have made a correct diagnosis of your condition.
This is not always a simple fact to establish, as mistakes can be made in laboratories and in administration departments which can provide misleading data to the medical practitioner making the diagnosis. It may also be the case that another medical professional has made a mistake – for example a radiologist in an Accident & Emergency department – which results in the attending medical practitioner to make a misdiagnosis.
Claims for wrong diagnosis medical negligence can also be affected by a plaintiff´s own negligence if they have failed to fully communicate their symptoms to a doctor or consultant and therefore an investigation into a claim for wrong diagnosis medical negligence can take a considerable amount of time to resolve.
Because of the complexity of making a claim for wrong diagnosis medical negligence, the Injuries Board Ireland will decline an application for assessment submitted to them and you will need a medical negligence solicitor to pursue compensation for wrong diagnosis medical negligence. As all medical negligence claims for a wrong diagnosis in Ireland are lengthy procedures, you are advised to speak with a medical negligence solicitor at the first possible opportunity.
A woman who had her stomach erroneously removed after being misdiagnosed with cancer has won her hospital wrong diagnosis claim and received an undisclosed settlement from Mid Staffordshire General Hospitals NHS Trust. The 74-year-old woman from Rugeley, Staffordshire, underwent the surgery in…