Diabetes Medical Misdiagnosis Claims
Statistics gathered by Diabetes UK reveal that the number of people diagnosed with diabetes is continuing to rise and that the number of diabetes related amputations has now reached the staggering figure of 20 a day. When well managed, diabetics can lead a relatively normal life as the condition is well understood and easy to treat.
The problems occur when a patient is not diagnosed, wrongly diagnosed, not given the right amount of support or given the wrong treatment. Diabetes UK's research suggests that 4 out 5 of the amputations referred to above, could be avoided as 80% of diabetic amputations start life as ulcers, which are largely avoidable or more treatable if found earlier.
Failing to refer a patient for tests or to a specialist doctor or nurse when they have displayed possible symptoms of diabetes can lead to further complications.
Common signs of diabetes include:
- Urinating more frequently
- Feeling very thirsty
- Weight loss
- Cuts or wounds that take longer to heal
MisdiagnosisDiagnosing a patient with the wrong type of diabetes can cause serious injury. For example, diagnosing a patient as type 1 when they are type 2 will result in the patient injecting insulin when it is not needed. This can cause the patient to go hypoglycaemic.
Diagnosis of something else could lead to a patient’s blood sugar levels going far too high through not having insulin. This can cause blindness and other problems.
Lack of Support
Learning to live with diabetes takes some getting used to and patients will require a lot of training and support while they get used to being diabetic. Failure to offer this can cause a patient to become very ill.
NO WIN NO FEE Solicitors for Medical Negligence Claims
If your health has suffered as a result of your diabetes not being managed properly by healthcare professionals, or as a result of misdiagnosis or late diagnosis, then Mayiclaim can help you claim the compensation you deserve as a result of any medical negligence. Serious health problems that can be caused by diabetes mismanagement include, heart problems, blindness, kidney disease, nerve damage or loss of limbs.
We aim to make the medical misdiagnosis claims process as stress free as possible. Our experienced team, along with highly experienced solicitors will ensure your claim is dealt with in a speedy and professional manner.
As diabetes is a lifelong condition we will make sure that any compensation due reflects this. The compensation you could receive will cover many things including loss of earnings, travel expenses, medical bills, rehabilitation and any other related costs.
Our nationwide solicitors also work on a no-win-no-fee basis. Therefore, if for any reason we are unsuccessful, you will not be burdened with expensive legal fees.
If you have suffered from serious health problems as a result of your diabetes being mismanaged by health professionals or other medical negligence, such as late or misdiagnosis, you should contact us directly on Freephone 0800 756 7774. Alternatively fill out our Quick Claim Form and one of our fully trained friendly advisors will call you back. They will be able to offer you helpful advice and a free consultation about your circumstances.
If you then decide to proceed we will assign you a specialist solicitor with a wealth of diabetes medical misdiagnosis claims experience.