Claiming compensation for failure to properly investigate

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As patients, we trust that our doctors will do their utmost to look into our symptoms, reach an accurate diagnosis, and treat the condition accordingly. Unfortunately, lax or even prejudiced and dismissive attitudes can lead to a failure to properly investigate a medical matter, in which medical professionals may neglect to establish the source of a patient’s pains and problems.

Unfortunately, unfair biases can still sometimes exist in the healthcare sector, with some professionals failing to properly consider the correct course of treatment. In some of the worst cases, a failure to investigate a patient’s symptoms could cause significant damage to their health, leaving the real health problem completely ignored.

If you believe you have fallen victim to a medical breach of duty, and your health has suffered as a consequence, you could be eligible to make a medical negligence claim. Our specialist lawyers have proven experience in holding medical professionals to account for any harm they may have caused, which is essential if we are to ensure the future safety of patients, and if we are to achieve justice for those affected.

The dangers of dismissing patients’ symptoms

On the whole, we cannot deny the medical expertise and professional integrity of doctors, but a lapse in their treatment of patients could be capable of causing significant harm. In the medical profession, there is no place for assumptions or guesswork; all symptoms should be investigated where there is a concern for the patient’s condition, particularly in cases where the patient reports the same symptoms repeatedly over a long period of time.

As a real-life example, a previous report in respect of the prescription of painkillers in the UK reportedly revealed that many women feel that their concerns can sometimes be dismissed when complaining of chronic pain to their doctors. Instead of thorough investigation, some women may simply be issued with painkillers, a solution that does not necessarily resolve the root problem, and could leave patients wrongly using particularly strong medication that is prescribed. Some women said that they had faced dismissive attitudes when reporting complications associated with vaginal mesh implants in particular, which is something we are familiar with.

In such cases, any failure to properly investigate a medical matter can leave patients with unnecessary pain which could harm their quality of life. With degenerative diseases, the effects can be even more serious, allowing infections or even cancers to spread without suppression.

Medical negligence claims for failure to properly investigate a medical matter

If we can establish that there has been a failure to properly investigate a medical matter, and this has had an adverse impact on your health, you may be eligible to pursue a medical negligence claim. As part of your claim, we can evaluate the specific pain and injuries you have suffered, as well as financial losses or expenses that may have been caused. For example, if you have been forced to take time off work to recuperate, you could be compensated for any earnings you have lost out on.

Make your compensation claim

Everyone deserves to have their complaints of ill health taken seriously by their doctors, and we understand how unjust it can feel to suffer as a result of a failure to investigate a medical matter properly. We can offer No Win, No Fee representation to eligible claimants, so contact us for further information if you are thinking about making a claim.

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