Medical misdiagnosis claims

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Medical misdiagnosis compensation claims

  • The effects of medical misdiagnosis can be devastating.
  • If you have suffered from a medical misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, then you may be able to claim compensation.
  • We regularly secure maximum compensation for those let down by their healthcare practitioner when receiving treatment for illness or injury in hospital.

What is medical misdiagnosis?

Medical misdiagnosis is when a healthcare professional makes an incorrect diagnosis or fails to diagnose a medical condition. This can lead to delayed or incorrect treatment, which can have serious consequences for the patient’s health and well-being.

What is a medical misdiagnosis claim?

A medical misdiagnosis claim is a legal action taken by a patient who has been incorrectly diagnosed by a healthcare professional. This can result in delayed or incorrect treatment, leading to further harm or injury. The claim seeks compensation for damages caused by the misdiagnosis.

Sarah Stanton

Sarah Stanton

Partner | Medical negligence

020 8332 8632

Misdiagnosis claims usually incorporate two main areas:

Medically misdiagnosed

This is where an incorrect diagnosis has been made, such as a patient being diagnosed with cancer when they have another condition.


This is where an illness or condition is undetected. It may be the case that a patient has made multiple visits to a GP, but the GP has failed to diagnose any illness.

Examples for each include:

  • failure to diagnose a fracture
  • late diagnosis of serious issues, including cancer
  • failure to spot illnesses such as meningitis or encephalitis
  • repeat visits to your GP dismissed, later to reveal a more serious underlying condition
  • misinterpreted blood tests or investigative surgery leading to incorrect diagnosis
  • misdiagnosed heart attack or stroke

If you have suffered from a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Our experienced medical negligence solicitors regularly secure maximum compensation for individuals let down by their doctor or healthcare professional whilst receiving treatment in hospital.

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How Moore Barlow can help

It is vital in any case that you maximise your recovery through active rehabilitation. Where a compensation claim does exist and errors in treatment have arisen our aim is to help rebuild your life by obtaining interim payments of compensation, wherever possible at any early stage, to assist you with your recovery to include needs relating to:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Re-education/training
  • Transport
  • Housing
  • Aids and equipment
  • Care support
  • Therapeutic services
  • Case management.

We can advise you on your benefit rights and also advise on dealing with debts which might arise due to being off work. Our specialist community care team can also provide advice and support in relation to your ongoing entitlement to health and social care provision and support at home or in the community.

We have offices in LondonRichmondSouthamptonGuildfordLymington and Woking. We deal with clients throughout the country and we will visit you at your home, hospital or rehabilitation unit.

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