How much can you claim for misdiagnosis?
You can also claim for any income you have missed out on because of the misdiagnosis.
In terms of loss of income, you can usually claim anything up to £500,000, although more than this has been secured on some occasions..
Can I get compensation for misdiagnosis?
Yes, you can sue when a doctor gets your illness or injury wrong. This is called “misdiagnosis” and is part of the legal field called medical malpractice. The umbrella to this legal area is personal injury law. Personal injury cases are civil cases, not criminal cases.
What happens if a doctor misdiagnosed you?
When a doctor misdiagnosis the patient due to negligence, he or she may be liable for malpractice.” One of the most serious risks posed by a misdiagnosis is that a patient may receive the wrong treatment or medication after the misdiagnosis of a serious condition.
What is the average payout for medical negligence UK?
What is the average payout for an NHS negligence claim? According to the National Health Service Litigation Authority, the average NHS negligence payout was estimated around £50,000.