Doctors and nurses are required to meet a standard for professional duty of care and treatment, and medical advice must be provided by individuals with suitable levels of training and experience. High professional standards must always be maintained. However, when these high professional standards are not met, people can endure weeks and months of unnecessary pain and suffering, and medical bills. Additionally, serious medical errors can result in fatalities that could have been avoided had the proper diagnoses or medical treatments been in place.
Serving Greater Manchester and the North West: Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis Solicitors
At Graham Coffey & Co. Solicitors, our lawyers can help you determine whether you have basic grounds for bringing a medical negligence claim.
We have significant experience handling cases involving misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, including delayed diagnosis of skin cancer, stomach cancer and other cancers.
We understand this is a difficult time for you and your family. We are here to answer your questions and provide you with sound legal advice aimed at obtaining the maximum compensation available.
Our lawyers assist clients in recovering compensation for injuries that arise out of medical negligence and malpractice. Some examples of medical negligence include:
- Accident and emergency (A&E) errors and misdiagnosis: including failure to conduct X-rays and improperly read X-rays
- Delayed diagnosis by a general practitioner (GP): including delayed diagnosis of cancer, meningitis and other life-threatening diseases, which led to a more serious injury, a worsened condition or death
- Surgical errors: such as hip and knee replacement errors, operating on the wrong site, puncturing an organ, anaesthesia errors, nicking a nerve or artery, and other errors
- Infection: such as MRSA, staph infections and Legionnaires' disease caused by harmful bacteria present in hospitals and clinics, and commonly spread by the hands of health care workers
- Cosmetic negligence: including face lifts, liposuction, rhinoplasty (nose job), breast augmentation (implants), tummy tucks and other plastic surgeries, as well as injection procedures such as Botox and collagen injections
Because people usually do not immediately know when their treatment is incorrect, the time limitation for making a medical negligence claim is three years from the date when the negligence was first discovered. The first step in making a claim is to submit a formal complaint through the National Health Service (NHS). The NHS will investigate the complaint and reply with its findings. If the NHS or the negligent doctor, hospital or other party denies that wrongdoing has occurred, contact our solicitors for expert advice and care.
To arrange a free consultation with one of our experienced Manchester medical negligence solicitors, call 0161 820 9613 or contact us online. We serve clients throughout the Greater Manchester area, and we offer solicitors who speak Punjabi and Urdu.