Misdiagnosed PTSD Claims

If you or a loved one suffer from PTSD which was misdiagnosed by medical professionals, contact the experienced armed forces solicitors at DPP Law today on 0333 200 5859 for advice. We will support you from the beginning of your claim to the end, and handle your affairs sensitively and with great care.

Because of its similarity to other anxiety-related disorders, it is possible for PTSD to be wrongly diagnosed as: 

  • Bipolar disorder 
  • Depression
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • A personality disorder
  • Numerous other disorders relating to mental health

This mistake often occurs because many of these conditions have symptoms in common. These may include:

  • Problems with concentration
  • Insomnia
  • Emotional numbness
  • Irritability

It may be considered a case of medical negligence if PTSD is misdiagnosed as BPD (bipolar disorder) or another condition. A delayed or incorrect PTSD diagnosis is a serious matter and can have a severe impact on sufferers and their friends and family. 

When it comes to PTSD compensation, we help armed forces veterans suffering from a PTSD claim compensation for a misdiagnosis.

How our PTSD medical negligence solicitors can help you

The legal experts at DPP law have an in-depth understanding of the PTSD claims process. We know that the condition can be very stressful to live with, so we will ensure that you are well supported throughout your claim.

Whether you are looking for help navigating armed forces compensation schemes, planning to claim on behalf of a loved one or aren’t sure what is needed for PTSD claim, we can advise you.

We have represented many individuals pursuing medical negligence claims for mental health issues. We always work alongside clients with great care and sensitivity, ensuring their needs are met throughout the process.

We’ll discuss your case with you and collect evidence to support your argument. We can also represent you in court. If required, we can help you obtain an apology and demand changes to any systems that may have led to your misdiagnosis.

We know the importance of seeking justice in cases of medical negligence. We can assist you whether your PTSD has been mistaken for another condition or your diagnosis has been delayed. 

You deserve to be properly compensated for your misdiagnosis. Your claim should never affect your career.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible to claim compensation for a misdiagnosis of PTSD?

To be able to make a claim for the misdiagnosis of PTSD, you must prove that you have suffered from the condition. You must also be able to argue that your diagnosis was missed or recorded incorrectly:

  • Due to an inaccurate interpretation of test results
  • Because you were not examined in the right manner
  • As a result of your being referred to the wrong specialist, or not referred at all
  • Due to doctors failing to note the severity of your condition

How long do I have to make a claim, and how long do PTSD claims take?

Under UK law, you need to make your claim within 3 years of your diagnosis. If the sufferer was under 18 at the time of diagnosis, that 3-year time frame will start on their 18th birthday.

If you are using an AFC scheme, you will have up to 7 years to make a claim, depending on your circumstances.

Usually, medical negligence cases take between six months and three years to conclude. Under AFCS, the process usually takes up to six months.

The duration of a case will usually depend on: 

  • The complexity and severity of the condition suffered
  • The circumstances under which the “injury” occurred
  • The type of evidence available, the speed at which it is provided and its quality
  • Whether you decide to appeal any decision

PTSD and other mental health claims can be complex and stressful, so it is vital to seek the best possible legal assistance.

The medical negligence solicitors at DPP Law will help you navigate your claim. We will assist in the collection of evidence and the building of a case, providing strong support and representation throughout. We will help you fight to achieve the compensation you deserve and will advise you throughout any appeals.

For advice on PTSD compensation for armed forces members or the general public, contact us today on 0333 200 5859.

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