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If you have been injured or suffered damage as a result of a medical misdiagnosis and you think you have a claim, get in touch today.

Garling & Co have medical misdiagnosis lawyers who can help you bring about a claim for compensation.

 

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We specialise in Medical Misdiagnosis claims

Medical misdiagnosis can have serious consequences, as it involves a failure to diagnose or wrongly making an incorrect diagnosis of an illness, disease, or condition by healthcare professionals. This can result in inappropriate or delayed treatment, potentially causing additional harm or injury to the patient.

Unfortunately, things do not always go as they should. Your GP might not obtain an adequate history of your symptoms or perform a thorough physical examination. The failure to take those steps may deprive your GP of gaining a full understanding of your health complaints. Your GP might not appreciate the need to refer you for investigation and might be too quick to make a diagnosis based on the limited available information. Your GP quickly makes a diagnosis, but unfortunately, it is a misdiagnosis. Your GP might then recommend or initiate treatment for a condition or disease that you do not have, while the true underlying cause of your symptoms remains undiagnosed and untreated. The treatment that you receive might make you unwell or cause you to develop side effects or new symptoms.

The treatment of a misdiagnosed condition may even make your undiagnosed underlying condition or disease worse. The misdiagnosis deprives you of the opportunity to receive the necessary treatment for your underlying medical condition or disease that remain undiagnosed. Additionally, the lack of diagnosis of your underlying condition or disease may allow the condition or disease to progress and worsen. Sadly, at times, the condition or disease responsible for making you unwell is no longer treatable by the time that the misdiagnosis is discovered, and an accurate diagnosis is made.

If you or a loved one are living with a poor health outcome due to either receiving inappropriate treatment for a misdiagnosed condition, or due to lack of treatment of an undiagnosed condition by a GP, you may have a claim for compensation.

Why choose Garling & Co Lawyers?

At Garling & Co, our lawyers believe in the rights of the individual; a person’s right to fight for what is just and fair. We understand that the proceedings of a medical misdiagnosis claim can be extremely stressful, and that’s why we’re here to provide the expert legal guidance and support that you need at this difficult time.

Doyles Guide and Three Best Rated have consistently awarded Garling & Co as a leading compensation law firm in Sydney. Doyles Guide has recognised Garling & Co in both the Recommended and Leading categories for Accident Compensation Law Firm and Personal Injury Law Firm since 2015.

Our modern law practice is conveniently located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, within easy walking distance of Town Hall, Wynyard and Martin Place train stations. Parking is also available at the Queen Victoria Building (QVB), so it’s easy for you to come and see us for an initial consultation to discuss your medical misdiagnosis claim.

 

Would you like assistance with your medical misdiagnosis claim?

Complete our free, no obligation confidential case assessment form and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

Alternatively, we are available to talk by phone and email. Please contact our experienced accredited specialist personal injury lawyers to find out how we can help.

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Anthony T.
00:50 16 Apr 24
Thank you Matthew and his team who guided me through the legal process, a truly positive experience with total professionalism.
Mikaele N.
03:01 15 Apr 24
Garling &Co Lawyers were awesome, I called every compensation law firm and was told that I couldn't claim for compensation.The whole experience and process was simple and stress free.Mr Matthew... Garling and Allison deserve an accolades for the very best in client service. I would highly recommend their service to anyone.read more
Tamara L.
02:10 15 Apr 24
I want to thank Garling & Co so much for all the help they have given me and helped with my claim. We got the win last week and it was the best news I have gotten considering how much my life has... been turned upside down the past 2 years. Emma and Rebecca have been incredible to work with and explained everything from the start even when I had hesitation to go ahead regarding how much everything would cost or how fair it could go or even if I had a chance, but they explained everything thoroughly, so I understood it all. Thank you for making this process seamlessly easy and helping me get the win it will make things a little easy for me that's for sure financial thank you for all your help I cannot recommend you and your services enough. Thank you again.read more
Sigrid W.
05:01 11 Apr 24
Utter professionalism from first phone call to final settlement. It was a pleasure to be represented by a firm that actually cares for their clients. From office staff, to paralegal and solicitor... Rebecca, Emma and Matthew thank you for your support and expertise throughout my claim. No wonder your firm has won many awards. I'm extremely happy with my outcome and can confidently recommend your firm.read more
BJ S.
01:09 09 Apr 24
Highly recommend Matthew & Allison at Garling and Co ! Quick response ! helpful every step of the way ! If you want the best compensation lawyer, Matthew @ Garling and co is the bestDoesn’t waste... time. Very informative ! excellent guidance! They get the job done ✅Website is perfect guide5 Star ⭐️ is not enoughI’m so grateful to Matthew, Allison and team for my outcome so far !Thank you 😊 Garling and co are awesome 👏 🤩read more
Jaimie K.
06:11 02 Apr 24
Have had a rollercoaster ride with Garling and Co over the several years we have been battling the system that injured workers are faced with. The wheels of progress are slow within this system.... However Garling and co have always stood by me. Calls are returned and matters are always followed up in a timely manner.read more
Tyson Langanke (Five Star W.
00:30 02 Apr 24
I cannot recommend Matthew highly enough for anyone seeking a compensation lawyer. From the moment I reached out, Matthew went above and beyond to ensure that I felt supported and informed throughout... the entire process. No question was too simple for him, and he patiently took the time to explain every step we were taking, alleviating any stress or confusion I had.He not only provided expert legal guidance but also ensured that I fully understood the intricacies of my case. His clear communication made me feel confident and reassured during what could have been a daunting experience.Thanks to Matthew's exceptional expertise and personalized approach, I was able to navigate the complexities of my compensation claim with ease. His professionalism and genuine concern for my well-being truly set him apart.read more
Shaylee C.
09:54 27 Mar 24
I recently had the pleasure of working with Garling and Co on my case, and I must say that their service was truly outstanding. From the initial consultation to the resolution of my case, they... displayed unwavering dedication and professionalism.The outcome of my case exceeded my expectations, and I am incredibly grateful for the hard work and diligence exhibited by Garling and Co. I have no hesitation in recommending this law firm to my family and friends, knowing that they will receive the same level of exceptional service.- Traceyread more
Simona M.
05:11 26 Mar 24
Emma and Rebecca have looked after my husband's workers compensation claim over the last 3 years now. We have had positive outcomes from these claims and are now pursuing a work injury damages claim.... They have been amazing to deal with. They are genuine and empathetic over what has been a very stressful time for myself and my family over these last 3 years. Nothing is ever too much for Emma and Rebecca and they are always available to communicate with. We would highly recommend Garling and Co! Thank you Emma and Rebecca.read more
Donelle L.
01:16 26 Mar 24
So very happy with the service Garling has provided the care and help has eased a lot of worry I had when going through this process . Many thanks to the entire team

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a medical misdiagnosis?

Medical misdiagnosis refers to a situation where a doctor or other health care professional wrongly diagnoses an individual with a certain illness, disease or condition. Medical misdiagnosis is dangerous, as it can lead to the incorrect treatment being prescribed, the treatment being delayed, or treatment not being provided at all when it is required to treat someone’s condition.

For example, a person may have a biopsy taken of a suspicious mole, and the acting pathologist may fail to diagnose the sample as cancerous. This could lead to the individual not receiving the necessary treatment for skin cancer.

2. What types of negligent treatment can I make a medical misdiagnosis claim for?

The most common types of medical misdiagnosis claims may consist of:

  • A person having a medical condition misdiagnosed
  • A person’s medical condition being delayed in its diagnosis (for example after a diagnostic test such as a blood test, breast cancer screening or pap smear)
  • A misdiagnosis of cancer (such as pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, bowel cancer, or colorectal cancer)

3. Am I eligible to make a misdiagnosis claim?

Not all cases of misdiagnosis are cases of medical negligence. Medical negligence is the element that has to be proven for a valid misdiagnosis claim to be present. It has to be taken into account that even the best and most professional doctors can and do make errors when diagnosing their patients.

To be eligible to make a misdiagnosis claim (and for compensation to be paid to you), your medical misdiagnosis lawyers must have clear evidence that:

  • A similarly trained doctor or health care professional would not have made the same mistake and;
  • Harm or injury has occurred to you as a result of the misdiagnosis.

4. Who can I claim medical misdiagnosis compensation against?

When you seek medical treatment, medical professionals have a duty of care when it comes to examining, diagnosing, treating and advising you on the best course of action. In medical misdiagnosis claims, you may be able to claim compensation if you have suffered from harm as a result of a health care professional’s mistake.

You can make a medical misdiagnosis claim when:

  • There has been a failure to diagnose of misdiagnosis of your condition
  • The misdiagnosis makes an existing condition worse
  • There was failure to provide you with the proper referral or treatment
  • There was a delay in your medical diagnosis
  • You were not provided with post-operative care using reasonable care and skill
  • Your test results were incorrectly reported on

 

5. What compensation can I expect to receive for my medical misdiagnosis negligence claim?

The amount of compensation you receive as a result of your medical misdiagnosis claim will depend on the harm, suffering and/or loss that you have experienced as a result of the medical negligence.

Your medical misdiagnosis lawyer can construct a case where you claim for:

  • Loss of enjoyment of life/pain and suffering damages
  • Lost income both past and future
  • Care provided by friends and family
  • Modification expenses for your home and vehicle
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Paid help such as in-home nurses, cleaners etc.

6. What is the claims process?

The process for medical misdiagnosis claims can be complex, so it’s best to seek legal support as soon as possible to guide you through the journey to receiving the best level of cancer misdiagnosis compensation amounts. The experienced and professional medical misdiagnosis lawyers at Garling & Co are here to help you through this difficult and stressful time.

 

Being incorrectly diagnosed by a medical professional is an extremely traumatic experience to go through, especially when your health has been put at risk or damaged because of it. We’re here to provide you with the best possible legal advice for a positive outcome.

Here is a brief explanation of the legal process followed by the medical misdiagnosis lawyers at Garling & Co.

  1. You get in contact with Garling & Co
  2. We have an initial consultation and assess whether you have a case
  3. We draft and lodge initial documents
  4. We build your case, collecting supporting information
  5. Settlement negotiations occur with relevant parties
  6. If a settlement can be reached, then the case concludes
  7. If a settlement cannot be reached, we take your case to court

7. How do I make a medical misdiagnosis claim?

In order to make a medical misdiagnosis claim, you’ll need to get in contact with the medical negligence lawyers at Garling & Co as soon as possible to ensure we can lodge your claim for you within the strict time limits.

Our expert medical misdiagnosis lawyers will be able to professionally assess your situation and advise you on whether you have a medical misdiagnosis claim or not. We can also seek the opinion of independent medical experts, after which we will represent you on your behalf at court, mediation sessions and settlement hearings.

8. How long do I have to make a medical misdiagnosis claim?

There are strict time limits when it comes to medical misdiagnosis claims. In NSW there is a 3-year time limit from when you knew or ought to have know you have an injury from a medical misdiagnosis.

As soon as you become aware of the fact you may have been medically misdiagnosed, get in touch with our experienced and professional medical misdiagnosis lawyers at Garling & Co who will be able to assess your situation and see if you have a medical misdiagnosis claim.

9. Why choose Garling & Co lawyers?

At Garling & Co, our lawyers believe in the rights of the individual; a person’s right to fight for what is just and fair. We understand that the proceedings of a medical misdiagnosis claim can be extremely stressful, and that’s why we’re here to provide the expert legal guidance and support that you need at this difficult time.

Doyles Guide and Three Best Rated have consistently awarded Garling & Co as a leading compensation law firm in Sydney. Doyles Guide has recognised Garling & Co in both the Recommended and Leading categories for Accident Compensation Law Firm and Personal Injury Law Firm since 2015.

Our modern law practice is conveniently located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, within easy walking distance of Town Hall, Wynyard and Martin Place train stations. Parking is also available at the Queen Victoria Building (QVB), so it’s easy for you to come and see us for an initial consultation to discuss your medical misdiagnosis claim.

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Anthony T.
00:50 16 Apr 24
Thank you Matthew and his team who guided me through the legal process, a truly positive experience with total professionalism.
Mikaele N.
03:01 15 Apr 24
Garling &Co Lawyers were awesome, I called every compensation law firm and was told that I couldn't claim for compensation.The whole experience and process was simple and stress free.Mr Matthew... Garling and Allison deserve an accolades for the very best in client service. I would highly recommend their service to anyone.read more
Tamara L.
02:10 15 Apr 24
I want to thank Garling & Co so much for all the help they have given me and helped with my claim. We got the win last week and it was the best news I have gotten considering how much my life has... been turned upside down the past 2 years. Emma and Rebecca have been incredible to work with and explained everything from the start even when I had hesitation to go ahead regarding how much everything would cost or how fair it could go or even if I had a chance, but they explained everything thoroughly, so I understood it all. Thank you for making this process seamlessly easy and helping me get the win it will make things a little easy for me that's for sure financial thank you for all your help I cannot recommend you and your services enough. Thank you again.read more
Sigrid W.
05:01 11 Apr 24
Utter professionalism from first phone call to final settlement. It was a pleasure to be represented by a firm that actually cares for their clients. From office staff, to paralegal and solicitor... Rebecca, Emma and Matthew thank you for your support and expertise throughout my claim. No wonder your firm has won many awards. I'm extremely happy with my outcome and can confidently recommend your firm.read more
BJ S.
01:09 09 Apr 24
Highly recommend Matthew & Allison at Garling and Co ! Quick response ! helpful every step of the way ! If you want the best compensation lawyer, Matthew @ Garling and co is the bestDoesn’t waste... time. Very informative ! excellent guidance! They get the job done ✅Website is perfect guide5 Star ⭐️ is not enoughI’m so grateful to Matthew, Allison and team for my outcome so far !Thank you 😊 Garling and co are awesome 👏 🤩read more
Jaimie K.
06:11 02 Apr 24
Have had a rollercoaster ride with Garling and Co over the several years we have been battling the system that injured workers are faced with. The wheels of progress are slow within this system.... However Garling and co have always stood by me. Calls are returned and matters are always followed up in a timely manner.read more
Tyson Langanke (Five Star W.
00:30 02 Apr 24
I cannot recommend Matthew highly enough for anyone seeking a compensation lawyer. From the moment I reached out, Matthew went above and beyond to ensure that I felt supported and informed throughout... the entire process. No question was too simple for him, and he patiently took the time to explain every step we were taking, alleviating any stress or confusion I had.He not only provided expert legal guidance but also ensured that I fully understood the intricacies of my case. His clear communication made me feel confident and reassured during what could have been a daunting experience.Thanks to Matthew's exceptional expertise and personalized approach, I was able to navigate the complexities of my compensation claim with ease. His professionalism and genuine concern for my well-being truly set him apart.read more
Shaylee C.
09:54 27 Mar 24
I recently had the pleasure of working with Garling and Co on my case, and I must say that their service was truly outstanding. From the initial consultation to the resolution of my case, they... displayed unwavering dedication and professionalism.The outcome of my case exceeded my expectations, and I am incredibly grateful for the hard work and diligence exhibited by Garling and Co. I have no hesitation in recommending this law firm to my family and friends, knowing that they will receive the same level of exceptional service.- Traceyread more
Simona M.
05:11 26 Mar 24
Emma and Rebecca have looked after my husband's workers compensation claim over the last 3 years now. We have had positive outcomes from these claims and are now pursuing a work injury damages claim.... They have been amazing to deal with. They are genuine and empathetic over what has been a very stressful time for myself and my family over these last 3 years. Nothing is ever too much for Emma and Rebecca and they are always available to communicate with. We would highly recommend Garling and Co! Thank you Emma and Rebecca.read more
Donelle L.
01:16 26 Mar 24
So very happy with the service Garling has provided the care and help has eased a lot of worry I had when going through this process . Many thanks to the entire team
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