How we can help
If you have been to the GP, hospital or other health provider and there has been a delay or incorrect diagnosis of an orthopaedic injury, or if you have undergone surgery or treatment that has made an existing injury worse, then you may have a claim.
At Howells we are here for clients who have experienced a range of delayed or incorrect diagnosis of orthopaedic injuries and surgical errors. This includes delayed diagnosis of fractures to the hands or feet, hip and knee replacement surgery, tendon injuries, nerve injuries, podiatry treatment, and Achilles heel injuries.
If you feel that you may have a claim for compensation then get in touch today. We know that many people are hesitant about contacting a solicitor but we’re just regular people with a particular expertise – and we’re on your side.
Besides, an initial call costs nothing and our Medical Negligence team will listen sympathetically before advising on your options and recommended next steps.
Why choose us?
We will advise on the merits of every claim brought to us and regardless of its size, complexity or impact, we’ll give each one the care and attention it deserves.
We appreciate that worry about costs can be a barrier to getting professional help – don’t let it stop you. If we believe you have a claim, then we can potentially pursue it via one of a number of funding options or fee arrangements such as ‘no win, no fee’.
If you choose us to look after your claim, we will look after you, as here at Howells we are committed to:
• earning the maximum possible compensation settlement for clients
• helping establish adequate ‘provision for life’ in terms of on-going specialist care, housing, support and welfare
• removing any fear, worry or mystery about the legal process and communicating regularly, openly and sensitively
• remaining a strong, staunch and tireless advocate for your rights
Make a claim
Q. How long do I have to make a claim?
A. A claim must be made within 3 years of the negligent treatment or the date that you knew or suspected that you had suffered as a result of the delay in diagnosis and treatment of your condition.If a relative has passed away as a result of the negligent treatment a claim must be brought within 3 years of their date of death if this was caused by the negligent treatment.Where a claim is brought on behalf of a child the 3 year limitation starts to run from the child’s 18th birthday.If the Claimant is a patient who is assessed as not being capable of handling their own claim the time limit (limitation period) does not begin until the legal incapacity is removed.
Q. How much compensation will the claim be worth?
A. This depends on the illness and the impact of the misdiagnosis to your health and recovery.After an initial appointment/discussion we will be able to give you an estimated claim worth.
Q. How serious of an illness does the misdiagnosis have to be to make a claim?
A. Usually, a claim can be made for a misdiagnosis that has significantly hindered your recovery, caused additional pain and suffering or resulted in more complicated treatment. But get in touch regardless as a member of our team will be able to advise you free of charge whether you are likely to have a claim or not.
For more questions on the process of making a claim see FAQs.