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Leprosy Misdiagnosis

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If you want to start a claim for leprosy misdiagnosis compensation then you should discuss your case with a specialist lawyer who deals with leprosy misdiagnosis cases such as Tylers Solicitors. This will ensure that your compensation claim has the best chance of success, because Tylers Solicitors have the competence and professional expertise required to process a claim for leprosy misdiagnosis sufferers.

If you want to proceed with your leprosy misdiagnosis compensation claim then you should call Tylers Solicitors (freephone) on 0800 699 0079 who can then proceed to talk you through your leprosy misdiagnosis compensation claim. Alternatively, if you are on your mobile phone, you can call 0333 577 0320, which is free to call with free minutes on your mobile phone. We are a no win no fee leprosy misdiagnosis personal injury solicitors.

On 30th of June 2014, the Guardian newspaper wrote that Cardiff dermatologists had reported two cases of men entering Britain from Asian countries with a most shocking disease: leprosy. What caused apprehension was not the dreaded disease but the fact that it was becoming increasingly rare to correctly diagnose it. Initially, doctors had thought it was one of those common skin conditions only to discover that leprosy has a wide range of common symptoms of common skin diseases. Cases of leprosy are rare in Britain, and doctors misdiagnosing it may pose serious health hazards in the future. Misdiagnosis is often attributed to doctors’ professional negligence and; hence, liable for the Leprosy Misdiagnosis Claim.

Factors leading to misdiagnosis of leprosy

Rarity:

Cases of leprosy are so rare that the present day doctors are no longer familiar with the symptoms of the disease. The disease can easily slip through their fingers in the guise of common skin ailments such as eczema. Although the disease is curable, you may suffer unnecessarily from lack or incorrect treatment due to misdiagnosis.

Stigma and fear:

The stigma and fear associated with the disease may discourage patients from revealing all the details of the ailment to doctors. Because doctors are unfamiliar with the age-old skin condition, they may be misled into making wrong diagnosis due to insufficient or misguided information from patients.

Professional negligence:

For one reason or another, doctors may be lax in their duties and fail to notice the glaring symptoms of leprosy, or simply ignore them. They may then pass off leprosy as an ordinary skin condition, which they proceed to treat. The patient will have to suffer from a condition that would have been treated had the doctors been more thorough in their job.

What to do in the event of a misdiagnosis:

Act with speed. You need to move fast once you realise you have undergone a leprosy misdiagnosis. Claims are guided by a statute of limitations, which provides that claims for compensation should be made within three years of the misdiagnosis. Shed the veil of stigma and lodge a personal injury compensation claim.

Seek professional advice:

You may not be familiar with all the technical details necessary to validate a leprosy misdiagnosis claim. It is crucial; therefore, to seek professional advice preferably from the solicitors whose services you are likely to engage. You may approach solicitors that specialise in such cases. They will find out if you have valid grounds to launch a successful claim. The solicitors will also be able to determine how much you are due for compensation.

Contact solicitors:

Raise the issue with a reputable firm of solicitors such as Tylers Solicitors that operates on a no win, no fee basis in that you will only be charged after the claim has successfully gone through. We will also be able to allocate a personal handler to you, as this will take the sting out of the stigma associated with leprosy. You will need as few people as possible to deal with your case. We will ensure that you receive regular updates on the progress of the case. It is also important to us to keep the communication channels open so that you can make any enquiries as you deem fit.

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