Can I claim compensation for thyroid cancer misdiagnosis, as I now require significantly more treatment as I had incorrectly received an all-clear eighteen months ago?
Seeking compensation for thyroid cancer misdiagnosis should be possible if you have been the victim of the carelessness of a third party. Sustaining a more serious illness from thyroid cancer misdiagnosis can be a difficult scenario, not only because of the fact that treatment could have been far easier if diagnosed correctly but also because as you now require more treatment this may amount to a far greater financial cost. A claim for thyroid cancer misdiagnosis can then be made against the doctor or hospital in question for exacerbating the seriousness of your illness due to their negligence. However before initiating a thyroid cancer misdiagnosis compensation claim you are advised to first seek legal advice from a medical professional to assess your claim and advise you on its strength.
You could be entitled to compensation for thyroid cancer misdiagnosis if it is considered that the poor performance of the medical professional resulted in the deterioration of your condition which resulted in further treatment being necessary. This could be the case if the doctor should have noted that you had thyroid cancer but had neglected to take action due to his or her own negligence, resulting in your illness from thyroid cancer misdiagnosis becoming far more serious. It is also possible that your claim for thyroid cancer misdiagnosis could be made against the hospital if determined that the screening equipment was not up to standard or against the manufacturer of the screening equipment if it is determined that they had issued a product of poor quality. Your solicitor – upon assessing evidence of your claim – can help determine liability for your thyroid cancer misdiagnosis compensation claim.
However there are certain circumstances in which you may not be entitled to compensation for thyroid cancer misdiagnosis. A medical professional will be consulted to assess your claim for thyroid cancer misdiagnosis, who will determine whether a competent medical professional would have made the same misdiagnosis. It could be possible that upon your initial consultation your cancer was not present or was undetectable at the time, and your illness from thyroid cancer misdiagnosis was unfortunately unavoidable. Your thyroid cancer misdiagnosis compensation claim in this situation may not be possible if it is considered that your illness became worse simply due to an unfortunate development.
When initially visiting the doctor, you should not have expected to develop a more serious illness from thyroid cancer misdiagnosis. For this reason, making a claim for thyroid cancer misdiagnosis could be possible if you have been the victim of medical negligence* – however you are always advised to contact a solicitor regarding your claim at the earliest opportunity. Your solicitor will assess your thyroid cancer misdiagnosis compensation claim and establish which party had been negligent, the amount of compensation to which you may be entitled and whether this is worth pursuing. The Statute of Limitations places a two year time limit upon claiming compensation for thyroid cancer misdiagnosis and for this reason you are advised to consult a personal injury* solicitor at the earliest opportunity following your correct diagnosis.