If you have suffered from chronic pain or if you are currently undergoing treatment for various pains, then you know that prolonging treatment and diagnosis can and often does intensify the pain and suffering. Fibromyalgia is best treated when diagnosed early. Those which have been misdiagnosed may have grounds for a negligence claim. Here is what you need to know.

What are the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia and How Do I Get Diagnosed?

Fibromyalgia is a condition has no definitive cause. However, it is believed that the condition is a combination of genetics as well as environmental stimulus. While both males and females are effected by the condition, females are more prone to have it show up. And while there is no definitive guide to diagnosing Fibromyalgia, there are some common symptoms. These include:

  • Morning Sickness
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Increase bowl movements or constipation
  • Tingling in the limbs
  • Restlessness in the legs
  • Loss of memory
  • Increase agitation

While these are some of the symptoms, other symptoms may arise. If you believe that you may have Fibromyalgia seek the professional diagnosis and treatment from a licensed doctor, nurse, or medical practitioner.

Can Fibromyalgia Be Misdiagnosed?

Due to the multiple symptoms as well as those symptoms overlapping other conditions, misdiagnosis can occur. Additionally, serious symptoms may be downgraded and diagnosed as fibromyalgia leading to prolonged and sometimes serious conditions. Such misdiagnosis may include hypothyroidism, sleep apnea, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and malignancy. In some cases a person could have Lyme Disease or obstructive sleep apnea and be diagnosed as having fibromyalgia due to the symptoms.

Should You File a Fibromyalgia Compensation Claim?

Negligence claims dealing with fibromyalgia must establish that a doctor, nurse, or medical practitioner was given adequate information for that professional to diagnose the patient properly. When such information has been given to the doctor, nurse, or medical practitioner and the diagnoses has been proven to be faulty, a person may have grounds for a claim.

If you have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and have had your thyroids removed or operated upon as a result only to find out later that you suffer from fibromyalgia, you may have grounds for a claim. Those which have had loved ones pass due to unidentified obstructive apnea which was misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia definitively have grounds for a claim if the condition could have been diagnosed by a medical professional.

If you have experienced chronic pain and have not received treatment for the pain due to a misdiagnosis of the fibromyalgia, you may have grounds for a claim, especially if the conditions are part of your medical history and you have shown concerns that you may have the condition. If you have been treated for arthritis and have undergone physical therapy and/or medication for such only to find that you have been misdiagnosed, you may have grounds for a claim.

Individuals which have been diagnosed multiple times for multiple symptoms may have grounds for a claim, specifically if that individual has been treated for his or her chronic pain on a hit and miss basis and that individual has had expenditures resulting from medications, experimental treatments, and the misdiagnosis. Those which have been misdiagnosed as not having fibromyalgia when in fact they have fibromyalgia which has resulted in emotional, physical, work, and social distress may have grounds for a claim if negligence in the diagnosis can be proven.

Should you have inquires about whether or not you should file a claim, please seek first the diagnosis of a doctor, nurse, or medical practitioner and then seek professional compensation services.

When Should You File Your Compensation Claim?

Claims should be filed as close to the date of the proper diagnosis as possible. Compensation claims do have a time limit on when you can file and so the sooner you file your claim the better. When filing, you will need to have both the misdiagnosis documentation as well as the proper diagnosis. Any supporting documentation will need to be presented at such time as well. The amount of your compensation will be determined by the time of suffering, the time in which you filed your claim, the level of negligence of the doctor, nurse, or medical practitioner, and the likelihood that such a misdiagnosis would occur.

Because the documentation and the forms must be filed in a timely manner and with the proper departments, it is strongly advised that you seek the services of a compensation professional. The compensation professional will be able to evaluate your case and give you a specific analysis of whether you should file a claim as well as the options available for you to receive the compensation that you deserve. If you feel that you have grounds for a case and would like to discuss your options, please contact us directly.

If you have suffered Fibromyalgia 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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We accept Nationwide Fibromyalgia Compensation Claims

No matter where you were injured in the UK, Tylers Solicitors are just a telephone call away from giving you expert advice about your compensation claim. If you would like to contact us about claiming compensation for fibromyalgia mistreatment or misdiagnosis in the UK then telephone 0800 699 0079 today for a no obligation chat. Our fibromyalgia solicitors are here for you.