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You can be represented by a highly-experienced medical negligence lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful.

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Delayed and misdiagnosis compensation

Medical misdiagnosis claims

Delayed and misdiagnosis claims are a form of medical negligence. Being undiagnosed or misdiagnosed means your condition goes completely undetected.

This can lead to the condition worsening and can have life-changing consequences.

Common types of medical misdiagnosis relate to stroke and cancer. We also represent clients of misdiagnosis, which involve:

  • Delay to diagnose a fracture.
  • Delay to spot illnesses such as meningitis.
  • Repeated visits to a GP failing to identify an illness or injury.
  • Misinterpreted blood tests.
  • Investigative surgery leading to an incorrect diagnosis.
  • Misdiagnosed heart attack.
  • Delays in diagnosis leading to complications and loss of life.

Our team of medical negligence solicitors can help you work through the details of what happened within your specific experience and identify key aspects of a potential case.


Specialist delayed & misdiagnosis solicitors

Specialist delayed & misdiagnosis solicitors

Our dedicated medical negligence team have vast experience, ensuring your case or the case of a loved one, is thoroughly and expertly investigated.

If you have received a misdiagnosis, our specialist medical negligence claims experts will provide you with the support you and your family need and help you:

  • Receive an explanation.
  • Get an apology.
  • Secure compensation.
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Supporting you through a delayed or misdiagnosis claim

Supporting you through a delayed or misdiagnosis claim

Sadly, sometimes the effect of delayed or misdiagnosis can impact a person, their family and loved ones for years after.

Our legal experts understand that in many cases, it can have an impact on your ability to work, look after yourself or your loved ones and enjoy hobbies.

It’s our job to secure compensation for you to reflect your pain and suffering and any other losses that you have sustained or will sustain in the future, such as loss of earnings.

We have successfully conducted many claims involving the lasting impact a delay in diagnosis can have, including death.

The first step is to get in touch to discuss your concerns


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How to make a delayed or misdiagnosis claim

How to make a claim

Make a claim in six easy steps

Step 1

Free Initial Advice

Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.

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Step 2


We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually, we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.

Step 3

Obtain Medical Records & Medical Reports

We will request copies of your medical records and instruct appropriate medical experts to prepare reports confirming whether your care was negligent and how this caused you injury.

Step 4

Letter Of Claim

We will send a letter to your healthcare provider with details of your claim, setting out why we think your case was negligent and how this caused you injury.

Step 5

Prepare Claim Valuation

We will put together a schedule of loss setting out the losses you have incurred and the extent of the injuries you have sustained.

Step 6

Negotiate Settlement

We will send all the evidence to your opponent inviting their settlement proposals. If we cannot agree a reasonable settlement, we will prepare court proceedings.

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Feel free to give us a call or begin your claim online

Alternatively, call us now on 01482787771

Our client reviews

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We’re always committed to getting the optimum outcome for you.

Hudgells have handled my claim brilliantly. From start to finish their solicitors have been professional and efficient. Great communication. Would highly recommend.
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Fantastic service. Rang based on an enquiry for advice relating to an on-going legal situation and received excellent clear advice and would definitely recommend this firm.
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Since Elizabeth Maliakal took over my case for medical negligence. I am pleased to say her service was outstanding. Her communication was excellent. She was always up to date and made sure to keep in touch with me regularly. Elizabeth made sure I understood what was happening and always answered my questions in depth. Coming from a foreign background, I struggle to articulate my thoughts and feelings because of the language barrier, but Elizabeth worked her way around this. I am grateful for all her hard work. Thank you to Elizabeth Maliakal and Hudgell Solicitors.
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Darrel Fuentebaja
Thank you to Hudgell Solicitors particularly Sarah Moore who was assigned to my case. I was kept well informed throughout the whole process via email and phone, and always received a prompt reply to any questions that I had. It took a long time for my case to come to close for various reasons but never during this time did I feel rushed or pressured into making a decision. Sarah was very empathetic and supported me throughout with her excellent level of knowledge and professionalism. Thank you again.
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What are the time limits for making a delayed or misdiagnosis claim?

The time limit for making a claim for medical negligence is 3 years from the date of your knowledge of the alleged negligence. (You may not realise straight away but only after your injury or illness becomes worse).

However, there are exceptions to this rule:

  • Children – medical negligence claims involving a child can be made any time before your child turns 18. On your child’s 18th birthday the three year rule comes into effect, so a claim needs to be started before they turn 21.
  • Mental Capacity– there are exceptions to the time limit if a person lacks the capacity to make a claim themselves.

Do I qualify for a delayed or misdiagnosis claim?

Knowing whether you have a claim for delayed or misdiagnosis can depend on the ability to prove that it was due to medical negligence, resulting in further suffering and financial hardship.

Speaking to a medical negligence solicitor can help you work through the details of what happened within your specific experience and identify key aspects of a potential case.

Once you’ve had a consultation with one of our legal experts you will have a better idea of if you have a claim which is suitable to be taken forward.

You can fill in our online contact form if you’d like to talk about your experience and find out more.

How do I make an undiagnosed or medical misdiagnosis claim?

If you believe you or a member of your family has received poor treatment through wrongful diagnosis or late diagnosis, please get in touch as soon as possible as time limits may apply.

We’ll organise an initial free consultation to discuss your case and we can then gather the necessary details before one of our specialist lawyers reviews the information and assess whether your case can be taken forward.

We will request your medical records and gather expert opinion before contacting those responsible for your medical negligence to find out if they will accept liability. If they accept it, our aim is to secure a suitable compensation package to pay for any ongoing medical care or expenses incurred.

The settlement you receive will be based on the details of your case, including evidence gathered from independent medical professionals, who will assess the care you should have received and any care you may need in future.

If those responsible for the care you received do not accept liability or do not agree with the compensation settlement amount, court proceedings may be necessary.

We always try to settle out of court, but even when a trial date is set, claims can be settled beforehand. If a misdiagnosis claim does go to court, we’ll talk you through every step and make you feel as comfortable as possible with the process.

How much compensation is awarded for delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis?

The amount of delayed diagnosis and misdiagnosis compensation awarded will depend on your individual circumstance.

The amount you will receive in damages will depend on the severity of the illness, how long it took to get a correct diagnosis and whether there are any long-term effects from the delay in diagnosis.

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