Asperger Syndrome is classified as a mild version of Autism. The disease is based upon the same premise as Autism but with some slight variations. There are no definitive signs and there is no cure for Asperger. Since there are an abundance of mental disorders with similar attributes, misdiagnosis can occur. If you feel that you have been misdiagnosed with Asperger Syndrome here are a few things that you need to know.
Asperger Syndrome is typically identified by a withdrawal or undeveloped social skills. While such may be mild at the offset, the syndrome produces a strong handicap for social interaction. They are unable or unwilling to form relationships. Those friendships which are acquired are hard to maintain due to their inaptitude to handle social interactions. Additionally, a person suffering from Asperger Syndrome is apt to have very poor non-verbal skills, emotional incapacities, lack of body coordination, fixation with rituals and routines, limited interests or a decrease in interests, erratic behavior, self-absorption, and extraordinary intellectual skills.
Mental disorder diagnosis are a bit difficult to determine as negligent, primarily due to the fact that so many of the disorders have symptoms which overlap. However, if a person has seen a doctor, nurse, or medical practitioner and has either been diagnosed with another mental disorder and given medication or treatment for that disorder, or if the person has a mental disorder which was not detected, that person may have grounds for a claim. Other situations where a claim may be justified include:
- If you have been diagnosed as having Borderline Personality Disorder which is different than either autism or Asperger, then you may have grounds for a claim, especially if medication has been prescribed.
- Those which have been disregarded as not having Asperger only to be diagnosed later as having the syndrome, may have grounds for a claim, specifically if the Syndrome has caused frustrations in the work place.
- Those which have been refused testing for Asperger Syndrome may have grounds for a claim if that person has been diagnosed by another doctor, nurse, or medical practitioner as having Asperger Syndrome.
- Children who have been diagnosed with advanced Autism after being diagnosed with the less severe Asperger Syndrome may have grounds for a claim if the diagnosis has hindered further learning and development of the child.
- Individuals which have been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome only to find that the symptoms were warning signs of a more severe and treatable disorder may have grounds for a claim, especially if those individuals have had to undergo surgery hospitalization, physical therapy, or other advanced medical treatment as a result of the neglect.
- Persons who have loss wages, employment, or have had substantial social ostracizing as a result of being misdiagnosed with Asperger Syndrome may have grounds for a claim depending upon the circumstances. Please consult your attorney or compensation professional to see if filing such a claim is advisable
Medical negligence is defined as a doctor, nurse, or medical practitioner failing to recognize, treat, or take measures to secure the wellbeing of an individual within his or her care to the extent that another/common doctor, nurse, or medical practitioner could do given the same situation. Gross negligence is determined when the medical professional is aware or presented with information and chooses to ignore or mistreat such information. If you are concerned with whether your case merits a negligence claim, please seek professional advice.
If you believe that you have ground to file an Asperger Syndrome misdiagnosis claim, then you should do so quickly. All compensation claims have a time frame in which the victim can make a claim. When filing you will need to have the original diagnosis as well as an authoritative diagnosis stating the contrary. Additionally, any medical treatment, medications, or expenditure should be documented and presented. Compensation is generally based upon the time from the event, the gravity of the injury/loss of wages from the neglect, and the probability or improbability that such an event would occur with other professionals given the same situation. Those seeking compensation are advised to continue the treatment of their current physician.
It is recommended that when you file your claim that you seek professional compensation services. The professional will be able to evaluate your specific case and give you the best options of whether you should file your claim as well as the best options to get you the compensation that you deserve. By hiring a compensation professional documentation and forms will be filed in the appropriate time restrictions and with the right persons. Should you have any inquires as to the filing process, the professional will be able to answer such questions.
If you have suffered Asperger Syndrome as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault then you may be able to make a claim. Call Tylers today on (freephone): 0800 699 0079 to see if you can make a claim today.
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