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Dec 16, 2018

Misdiagnosed Cancer Claims

Misdiagnosis (or late diagnosis) of cancer is a serious issue. The potential implications are of course severe and could lead to premature death and/or shortened life expectancy. This in turn can result in financial hardship, the missed opportunity of essential treatments, undergoing unnecessary treatments, and in extreme cases even risk of death. That’s why it’s […]

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Jul 07, 2015

Misdiagnosis, the most common malpractice

In 2009-10, the NHS paid out £56 million in compensation to patients who had been incorrectly misdiagnosed. In 2010-2011 this rocketed to £98 million. In 2011, 1,204 successful cases were brought against NHS trusts for misdiagnosis – an increase of 80 per cent over a five-year period from 2006-7. On the basis of these figures, […]

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