Can I make a diabetes compensation claim?

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Sub-standard diabetes healthcare

Regrettably the diagnosis and management of diabetes is not always of the standard that we might expect from our health professionals. This can result in a patient suffering complications that could have been avoided.

So when a patient’s heath is compromised in this way, what can they do?

One option is to make a diabetes compensation claim. This involves making a legal claim against the NHS or any private hospital involved in your diabetes care.

Making a diabetes compensation claim

We can assist with a diabetes compensation claim if there has been a wrong diagnosis, a delay in diagnosis or the management and treatment of your diabetic condition has been below an acceptable level, leading to serious health complications.

Communication between healthcare professionals is particularly important in relation to diabetes. Serious consequences can arise where this breaks down. Accurate diagnosis is also critical. If a patient is diagnosed with the wrong type of diabetes, for instance, they can suffer serious, potentially life-changing complications.

Compensation can be awarded for any side effects that have arisen as a result of sub-standard diabetes healthcare, including:

  • A stroke
  • A heart attack
  • Problems affecting your eyesight
  • Kidney failure
  • Amputation of a limb

What compensation can be claimed

When a diabetes compensation claim is made the diabetic patient can seek recompense for any financial losses they have suffered. This may include lost earnings, the cost of medical care and therapy, specialist equipment and any out of pocket expenses. In addition to these losses you will also be entitled to be compensated for the physical impact on your health; what lawyers call the ‘pain and suffering’ award.

Funding a diabetes compensation claim on a no win, no fee basis

Our lawyers are experienced in making diabetes compensation claims on a no win, no fee basis. This means that you can pursue a claim without taking a financial gamble. And because we only get paid if you win your case you know that we will do our utmost to ensure you succeed.

How we can help

To make a diabetes compensation claim or to receive a FREE case assessment give us a call on 0800 955 1038 or email us at info@sbclaims.co.uk