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How Much Compensation for a Misdiagnosis?

There are multiple different health issues that can lead to claims for compensation due to Misdiagnosis.


Broken bones and cancer tend to be the most common issues that are misdiagnoses. Although, it is not limited to these two as there are so many conditions that are misdiagnosed by medical professionals.  


Misdiagnosis can be detrimental as it can worsen the original health issue as the required help is not being given. It can lead to temporary or permanent health implications, along with impacting employment and in some cases, can be fatal. 


Find out how much compensation you could be owed for Misdiagnosis.


How Much Compensation for a Misdiagnosis?

We recommend that you speak to us to discuss the circumstances of your misdiagnosis. Often it can be a very distressing and difficult time for you, but we are here to listen and help you. 


If you have a valid personal injury claim, our solicitors will be on hand every step of the way. Please call us on 0800 342 3206 for free, no-obligation advice. 



  • During a medical test a doctor may miss symptoms  
  • A doctor may misinterpret results 
  • Some people may be receiving a full treatment programme for an illness they do not actually have because they have been wrongly diagnosed 
  • Some diseases cause other diseases. It is important that the underlying disease is treated and not the symptom that has been mistaken for a disease. 
  • Incorrect prescribing of medication can cause problems and long-term use of some drugs can cause serious health problems. 
  • There could have been a delay in you receiving a referral to a specialist 
  • A slow or late response to test results during an illness where time is of the essence to help secure a full recovery 


Other Examples of Successful Misdiagnosis Claims 

  • Misdiagnoses brain injury – £2.2 Million awarded 
  • Our client injured his finger during a football match. The fractured finger was missed causing his tendon to snap. The client had to have an operation- £47,500 awarded. 
  • Our clients fractured scaphoid was not diagnosed and not treated, now they can’t use a hand –£45,000 awarded 
  • Our client’s arm injury was misdiagnosed- £40,000 awarded 
  • Cancer not diagnosed until too late – £49,000 awarded 
  • Cancer misdiagnosis – £35,000 awarded 
  • Our client had pain on the right side. The pain was not taken seriously by two different hospitals. This then led to our client collapsing. They had a large tumor growing on their cervix which was pushing their organs to the side. They underwent a full hysterectomy as a result and have to have regular blood tests – £16,500 awarded. 


Misdiagnosis case studies 

At Jefferies we have experience with dealing with misdiagnosis cases as shown above. Below you can read some in-depth case studies of some recent cases that our expert team have settled recently:  

  • The client was misdiagnosed by a doctor, resulting in; surgery, transfusions, and contracting MRSA- £170,000 awarded – Read Here 
  • A client was suffering from a brain tumour. Their GP failed to diagnose the tumour for over a year. Leading to a delay in treatment and prolonged suffering from symptoms -£100,000 awarded. – Read  Here 
  •  A client had their fractured hip misdiagnosed as a muscle strain. As a result of this, the clients surgery was delayed by 5 months – £2,500 awarded – Read Here 



If you have experienced clinical negligence, then you might be entitled to claim compensation. Our experts at Jefferies are ready to help you. 

To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team on 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team.