Whooping Cough Compensation Claim
If you want to start a claim for Whooping Cough compensation then you should discuss your case with a specialist lawyer who deals with Whooping Cough cases such as Tylers Solicitors. This will ensure that your Whooping Cough compensation claim has the best chance of success, because Tylers Solicitors have the competence and professional expertise required to process a claim for Whooping Cough injury sufferers.
If you want to proceed with your Whooping Cough compensation claim then you should call Tylers Solicitors (freephone) on 0800 699 0079 who can then proceed to talk you through your Whooping Cough 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 Whooping Cough personal injury solicitors.
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A regular cough tends to happen once or twice and comes more from the throat area than a whooping cough. The whooping cough is, typically, a deeper and harsher cough which comes from the chest and is continuous. The disease is caused by bacterium which attaches to the respiratory tract very similar to the way that bronchitis attaches to the lungs. As the symptoms are similar to that of the common cold, many times the disease is misdiagnosed. This makes the early detection of the whooping cough somewhat difficult to diagnosis if one is not a medical staff, doctor, or practitioner.
The whooping cough can affect anyone, but is typically found in adolescents and adults. Infants who have not received the proper vaccinations for the whooping cough may also be vulnerable to the disease. As the bacterium is highly contagious, those which have been exposed to the disease by workers, family members, or friends have a high probability of contracting the disease.
If you have suffered from an extensive cough and have had a runny nose, sneezing, fever, or other such symptoms which are common to the whooping cough and have sought medical treatment only to have the problem misdiagnosed as the common flu, you may have grounds for a claim.
If you were told that you, your child, or a family member was ineligible for whooping cough vaccination due to a misdiagnosis of your current health condition, and later developed the whooping cough as a result, you may have grounds for a claim, especially if the vaccination was available at the time of misdiagnosis.
Those which have been prescribed medication for the whooping cough only to find out that they have the common flu, may have grounds for compensation. Specifically, those which have consumed pharmaceutical prescriptions which have cause adverse effects to the body (whether permanent or temporary) may have grounds for a claim.
Individuals which have developed the whooping cough from being in direct contact with another person who was misdiagnosed for NOT having the whooping cough may have grounds for a claim, especially if the person has had to undergo extensive treatment for the condition.
Those which have infants which have died as a result of misdiagnosis of the whooping cough definitively have grounds for a claim.
Misdiagnosis and negligence claims are dependent upon establishing that the doctor, medical staff, or practitioner should have been able to properly diagnose and treat the disease based upon the common symptoms which another medical staff, doctor, or practitioner would identify as the whooping cough. In such cases where a doctor has diagnosed you with the common cough and/or the common flu and requested a follow up visit, such a follow-up is paramount to establishing that the medical staff, doctor, or practitioner had multiple opportunities to properly diagnose the disease and failed to do so.
The whooping cough can be prevented in most cases through proper vaccinations. Those individuals which have chosen NOT to vaccinate him or herself from the whooping cough may find it more difficult to establish a misdiagnosis claim as “preventive measures were not taken” to ensure that the disease would not be contracted. However, this is not to say that you do not have grounds for a claim. If you sought medical treatment for the whooping cough and were misdiagnosed as having the common flu or just a regular cough then you may have grounds. Also, if you have been around an individual which has had the whooping cough, it may be more difficult to establish misdiagnosis unless you sought medical diagnosis after coming in contact with such person.
If you believe that you have been misdiagnosed, you are encouraged to seek the second opinion of a professional medical staff, doctor, or practitioner in order to get the proper treatment. Do not neglect treatment while you are filing your claim.
Persons who believe that they have the whooping cough should stay away from others, especially the elderly and infants whose immune systems are more prone to contract the disease.
All compensation claims have stipulations on documentation and filing. Ensuring that you file the proper documents in the proper time greatly determines the outcome of your case. The longer you wait the less likely you are to win your case.
We are here to help you. If you or a loved one has suffered due to whooping cough misdiagnosis please contact us. We are more than happy to address any inquiries which you may have regarding whooping cough misdiagnosis or any of our services. By working with you one-on-one, we will find the best option to get you the compensation that you deserve. Once the best option has been determined, we will file all the proper documentations in the proper time for you.
If you would like to make a compensation claim for a Whooping Cough case then call Tylers Solicitors today for a no-obligation chat on (freephone) 0800 699 0079 today!