Can I make a compensation claim for kidney stones misdiagnosis, as I was wrongly informed that nothing was wrong which resulted in many additional months of pain and discomfort?
A compensation claim for kidney stones misdiagnosis will be possible if medical negligence* was a factor in your injury. Upon visiting the doctor, you are entitled to a duty of care and you should not sustain an injury from kidney stones misdiagnosis due to the carelessness of your doctor. A kidney stones misdiagnosis claim could then be possible in order to compensate for the unnecessary pain and discomfort you have experienced as well as compensation for any additional procedures you may require due to a delay in diagnosis. However kidney stones misdiagnosis compensation can be difficult to pursue and for this reason you are advised to first consult a personal injury* solicitor before you initiate a claim.
A compensation claim for kidney stones misdiagnosis can be made against your doctor if it is determined that they performed poorly in their duty of care. This apparent lack of ability could have resulted in an injury from kidney stones misdiagnosis as it may be determined that if you received immediate medical attention for your kidney stones, later procedures may not have been required or would have been far less complex. You could also be entitled to kidney stones misdiagnosis compensation if your doctor’s poor medical judgement unnecessarily prolonged your pain due to a lack of treatment. A kidney stones misdiagnosis claim could therefore be possible if established that a competent medical professional would not have made the same judgement.
However your entitlement to make a compensation claim for kidney stones misdiagnosis could be affected if it is determined that your doctor had not acted negligently. For instance, you may not be entitled to receive compensation for an injury from kidney stones misdiagnosis if it is determined that your condition was correctly judged to be insufficiently severe to warrant further medical treatment, but deteriorated in the meantime. This aspect of your kidney stones misdiagnosis compensation can be determined through your previous medical notes and x-rays if available. For this reason your kidney stones misdiagnosis claim should always be assessed by a medical expert before being initiated.
An injury from kidney stones misdiagnosis can be a painful experience and if your pain was unnecessarily prolonged by the incompetence of a medical professional, you may be entitled to seek compensation as a result. However a claim involving medical negligence* can be far from straightforward and even if the actions – or lack of action – of a medical professional resulted in added discomfort, your kidney stones misdiagnosis claim may not be possible if your doctor had used sound medical judgement. Whether you are entitled to claim kidney stones misdiagnosis compensation will depend on whether your accident or further injury could have been averted and for this reason you are strongly advised to consult a personal injury* solicitor. With the advice of a solicitor your compensation claim for kidney stones misdiagnosis has a greater likelihood of success and you will be far more likely to receive a fair amount of compensation.