Diabetes compensation claims

At Stephensons, we know how life-changing a diagnosis of diabetes can be for both you and your family. Sometimes medical professionals may fail to identify the symptoms of diabetes which can lead to a delay in diagnosis. Delays in the diagnosis of diabetes can have adverse effects on your health, as the condition going undiagnosed means it will also go untreated.

A delay in diagnosing the early symptoms of diabetes, or a misdiagnosis of these symptoms, can lead to unnecessary complications. It is your doctors duty to provide you with the medical care you need, so if you believe that there has been a delay in your diabetes diagnosis that has led to further complications, it is crucial that you seek legal advice to get an explanation, an apology and financial help to manage the condition and deal with the impact it has on you.

Our expert clinical negligence solicitors understand how hard it can be to come to terms with a diagnosis of diabetes. Our specialist team is on-hand to provide genuine support and guidance as well as expert legal advice throughout the course of your diabetes compensation claim.

 

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What are the common symptoms of diabetes?

Diabetes is frequently referred to as either type one or type two diabetes.

Both types of diabetes frequently display symptoms of fatigue, excessive thirst or hunger and blurry vision. Occasionally, cuts or abrasions won’t heal. These symptoms can frequently be misdiagnosed by your GP and put down to the day to day stresses of everyday life.

Left undiagnosed and untreated can lead to long term damage to your organs, nerves and blood vessels.

Am I entitled to make a clinical negligence claim if there was a delay in my diabetes diagnosis?

If you have suffered complications following the misdiagnosis, or delay in diagnosis of diabetes, it could be due to the negligence of a medical professional. If this is the case, you may be entitled to compensation. Our team of specialist solicitors will assess your claim thoroughly and discuss the severity of your condition and the circumstances of the negligence with you in full. Once we have built a clear picture of how your diabetes may affect your current day-to-day life and your future, we will be able to advise on how much compensation you can expect to receive and what the next steps will be.

Am I entitled to compensation if my diabetes is not appropriately managed by my doctor?

It is very important that once you are diagnosed with diabetes that the condition is continually monitored to prevent further complications including stroke, heart disease, nerve damages or other issues. Frequently, people with diabetes may encounter problems with minor cuts to the foot or lower limb leading to ulcers and eventually leading to amputation.

If you or a family member have been diagnosed with diabetes and suffer complications, it may be due to poor control of your condition and you may be entitled to compensation.

For free initial legal advice and support with any clinical negligence claims, contact our team now on 0203 817 9430.

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