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    Claiming Diabetes Compensation 

    If a medical professional has failed to diagnose your diabetes, you could be able to claim diabetes compensation as a result. If diabetes is misdiagnosed, it can have long-term, serious life changing impact upon your health. If you’ve suffered because of a medical professional failing to diagnose your diabetes, you could be able to claim. To find out more about claiming diabetes compensation, contact Jefferies Solicitors today.  

    Impact Of Not Being Diagnosed  

    If a medical professional fails to diagnose your diabetes or misdiagnosed you with a different type of illness, you could suffer serious health conditions as a result. Some of the most serious impacts of not being diagnosed with diabetes or being misdiagnosed with a different illness include:  

    • Blindness. 
    • Amputation. 
    • Kidney failure. 
    • Heart attacks. 
    • Strokes. 
    • Fainting.  
    • Head trauma as a result of falling when fainting. 
    • Bone fractures as a result of fainting.  
    • Lacerations as a result of fainting. 

    Diabetes is a lifelong condition. There is no cure for diabetes but there are ways to manage the condition. That is why it is very important for the medical professional to diagnose your condition as soon as possible so that you can get treatment and not suffer from any of the conditions listed above.  

    If you have Type 1 diabetes, you’ll need to use insulin to treat your diabetes. Insulin is taken through a pump or an injection. If you have Type 2 diabetes, you will have to use insulin or tablets to control your condition. However, it may be possible to control your condition by eating well and exercising more to get back to a healthy weight and fit condition. If you would like to find out more about diabetes treatment and symptoms, visit the NHS website.

    As you can see, it is really important for diabetes to be diagnosed correctly and as soon as possible so that you can receive treatment. If a medical professional has failed to diagnose you with diabetes, you could be able to claim diabetes compensation as a result of this negligence.  

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    Diabetes Compensation 

    The amount of diabetes compensation that you can claim will depend upon the specific details of your case. This amount of compensation is calculated by looking at two specific categories: general damages and special damages. 

    General Damages 

    The pain and suffering that your condition has caused you due to it not being diagnosed is the main factor that is used to determine how much compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by understanding when your condition initially manifested and the impact that it has had upon your life as a result. 

    Our compensation calculator gives an indication of how much you might be entitled to based upon the lack of diagnosis of your condition. Jefferies Solicitors will take these different details about your injury into account when calculating how much compensation you should be awarded. 

    Special Damages  

    Compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your condition, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to work due to complications related to diabetes. If you have had to pay for treatment or travel to treatment, compensation may also be able to cover this as well. Therefore, you should keep any receipts or other documents that help to outline the extent of your financial losses, as caused by your condition. 


    Contact Jefferies Solicitors 

    Our experts at Jefferies Solicitors are well experienced in dealing with a range of different case types. We understand how traumatic sustaining an injury or developing an illness can be and so we want to make the process of claiming compensation as stress-free as possible. No matter exactly where you are located throughout England and Wales, we can help you. 

    At first, we will need some initial details about the specifics of your injuries and how this has impacted your life. Contact us today on 0800 342 3206 or through our online form to get started. A member of our team will quickly be in touch to discuss your case, confidentiality is ensured with all our clients. 



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