Thyroid Cancer Misdiagnosis Compensation Claims

Is it medical negligence when a patient is told they have thyroid cancer when they do not, and can you make thyroid cancer misdiagnosis compensation claims if this is the case?

Answer:

It may be possible to make thyroid cancer misdiagnosis compensation claims if you have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer when another medical condition is responsible for affecting your health. Many victims of a thyroid cancer misdiagnosis believe that they are not eligible to claim compensation for the wrong diagnosis of thyroid cancer if it is later found to be incorrect. However there are many situations in which thyroid cancer has been misdiagnosed which have resulted in a victim becoming depressed and suffering from anxiety and panic attacks, or developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) even after they have subsequently been given the all-clear.

If a doctor has diagnosed thyroid cancer, he or she should have medical proof that a cancer diagnosis is most appropriate reason for the symptoms you are displaying. When a doctor has based his decision on insufficient evidence, this can constitute medical negligence and you will be entitled to claim compensation for a thyroid cancer misdiagnosis. If the doctor who diagnosed thyroid cancer did so based on incorrectly administered tests, it is still constituted as medical negligence; but it will be the medical professional who performed the tests against whom thyroid cancer misdiagnosis compensation claims will be made.

Effectively, when a mistake is made that a competent doctor or medical professional would not have made, and when a correct diagnosis would have prevented an injury or harm coming to a patient, it is classified as medical negligence and you will be eligible to make thyroid cancer diagnosis compensation claims against the negligent party.

However, the Injuries Board Ireland will decline to assess a claim for the wrong diagnosis of thyroid cancer; as such a claim is determined on medical opinion rather than tangible evidence. You will need a medical negligence solicitor to pursue thyroid cancer misdiagnosis compensation claims on your behalf and to ensure that you receive the maximum settlement of compensation for a thyroid cancer misdiagnosis.

A medical negligence solicitor will establish where the errors which caused the misdiagnosis originated, employ the services of a medical expert to establish that “at the time and in the circumstances” a competent doctor or medical professional would not have produced results or interpreted them as thyroid cancer and calculate how much compensation for the wrong diagnosis of thyroid cancer you will be entitled to receive.

As the calculation of thyroid cancer misdiagnosis compensation is going to be specific to your own personal situation, you are advised to contact a medical negligence solicitor at the first practical opportunity.