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Medical Negligence: Cyprus Medical Misdiagnosis Lawyers

The failure to diagnose a serious medical condition such as cancer or a fatal heart condition is a serious risk and an unfortunate reality every patient faces when visiting a public or private hospital in Cyprus.

While doctors and other medical professionals are expected to adhere to a high quality of patient care standards, there is no guarantee against misdiagnosis and related forms of medical negligence that occurs in hospitals across Cyprus.

Cyprus Medical Negligence Lawyers

In this specialized area of the law we represent clients who seek to be compensated for the pain and suffering they have endured due to a negligent medical misdiagnosis. It appears that a very large proportion of malpractice cases seem to be based on misdiagnosis or delayed treatment due to misdiagnosis for the following medical conditions:

•    Myocardial Infraction
•    Breast Cancer
•    Lung Cancer
•    Colon Cancer
•    Appendicitis

When Can I Seek Compensation for Cyprus Medical Negligence Due to Medical Misdiagnosis

The law does not hold doctors legally responsible for all diagnostic errors. Instead, patients usually must prove 3 things in order prevail in a medical malpractice lawsuit based on wrong diagnosis.

1.    A doctor – patient relationship existed.
2.    The doctor was negligent in that the doctor did not provide treatment in a reasonably skillful and competent manner.
3.    That the doctor’s negligence caused actual injury to the patient.

There are several ways that physicians and other medical professionals can make diagnostic mistakes:

•    Wrong diagnosis: also called misdiagnosis, this is when the doctor picks the wrong illness. For example, a doctor diagnoses cancer when the patient is cancer-free.

•    Missed diagnosis: the doctor gives the patient a clean bill of health, when in fact the patient has an illness or disease.

•    Delayed diagnosis: the doctor eventually makes the correct diagnosis, but after significant delay.

How do I Claim?

If you decide to pursue an action for medical negligence compensation, we will handle you case with the care and sensitivity needed. Initial consultations are free, and the decision of whether or not you want to continue with your claim rests with you. We will you advice you about the next steps and the chances of success.

Not sure where to start? Tell us what happened. Call us today at our Nicosia office at +357 22 102081 or email us at [email protected] We are here to help.

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