Delayed diagnosis compensation

It’s important to make a claim for delayed diagnosis compensation if you have suffered complications or suffered for longer due to delays.

And with recent studies suggesting that it’s getting even harder to access quick GP appointments due to funding constraints, we’re concerned that more victims of a delayed diagnosis may need help.

When a delay that’s caused by a slow diagnosis or an incorrect diagnosis occurs, you can be eligible to make a claim for medical negligence compensation.

Can you claim for delayed diagnosis compensation?

You can be eligible to make a delayed diagnosis compensation claim if you’ve suffered for longer or suffered complications arising from an avoidable delay.

If we can show that you should have reasonably received a quicker diagnosis, and that this would have prevented complications developing or further suffering, you may have a case.

We use expert medical evidence as well as information from your medical records to be able to evidence whether there’s a claim to make.

Increasing NHS waiting times

Problems with increasing NHS waiting times may lead to more instances of patients needing to make a delayed diagnosis compensation claim.

One recent survey reportedly indicated that many patients are waiting over two weeks to be seen by their GP.

Some are having to wait over four weeks.

The worry here is whether these delays will lead to patients suffering complications. Some symptoms may not feel or appear to be urgent, but that doesn’t mean that a timely diagnosis and quick treatment isn’t required. Even a relatively small delay could cause problems for patients who may end up needlessly suffering more.

Once again, it’s an issue that stems from a lack of funding and a lack of resources. Increasing pressure and workloads is already understood to be contributing to GPs leaving the profession or reducing their hours. This itself isn’t helping the increasing demand for services.

Making a delayed diagnosis compensation claim

We’re happy to offer free, no-obligation advice about the prospects of you succeeding with a claim for delayed diagnosis compensation.

You can speak to the team by calling 0800 634 75 75 or by completing a call back form on this website.

If we can help you, we may be able to offer you No Win, No Fee representation.

IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.

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