Nowadays many people are victims of missed diagnosis, and the cases are becoming many as days pass by. Missed diagnosis occurs when there is a delay in diagnosis which is usually very dangerous because it mostly ends up hindering the chances of a patient recovering from a disease and surviving from it in the long run. The earlier a medical practitioner can be able to correctly diagnose the disease, the better it is for the patient since they will be able to get into treatment as soon as possible.
This also increases the chances of a patient recovering and surviving from disease or even putting the condition under control. Missed diagnosis is considered a clinical negligence and you could receive a medical negligence compensation. It is usually the duty of a doctor to ensure that the patient goes through all the necessary tests that are needed in order for them to be able to diagnose them with the right treatment.
If a doctor fails at it, it tends to lead to the patient having a delayed treatment and if their condition worsens or they end up dying the patient, or the patients’ family can sue the doctor and the hospital. This case is usually known as a medical malpractice claim for a delayed or missed diagnosis. It is advisable for someone to ensure that they get a good solicitor who can help them out in proving that the doctor delayed your diagnosis which later on lead to you suffering from a medical negligence diagnosis. The work of your solicitor is to ensure that they can be able to prove that the doctor was at fault by proving the doctors’ negligence and how they were unable to diagnose the disease through several medical tests.
You ought to know that in order for the court to determine your case as medical negligence, they have to agree that your treatment was actually below the expected standard that someone should receive. At the end of the day, if your lawyer is able to prove all those claims, then you can be confident that you will eventually receive a medical negligence compensation that will be entitled to you as a victim. This type of compensation usually involves money that will help you in paying all the medical bills that you will be having throughout out your treatment which eventually worsened due to the late diagnosis.
In most cases, people who are victims of this type of cases most of the times might end up losing their jobs because they were very sick and could not go to work; therefore, they are also entitled to recover all the lost wages. The best thing is that the compensation covers both the current and future wages. So get a solicitor who can help you get a substantial recompense.