Medical Negligence : Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis : Appendicitis Misdiagnosis

Appendicitis Misdiagnosis

Around 40,000 patients are admitted to hospital with appendicitis in England every year. Delays in treatment can result in complications and – in rare cases – death.

Many of the symptoms associated with appendicitis are also typical in a number of other abdominal disorders – so a doctor may misdiagnose the condition.

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Common Symptoms

  • Abdominal pain (required)
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever

If a patient suffers abdominal pain and any other symptoms a doctor should carry out a full assessment, examining the abdomen for any rigidity or tenderness. If they are still unsure, blood, urine and imaging tests can also be carried out.

If you believe your doctor has been negligent in diagnosis or treatment, our solicitors are experienced in getting the best result for our clients. Claims of medical negligence can often rely on the smallest details so working with a team of experienced solicitors can greatly increase your chances of success.

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