Who can make a medical misdiagnosis compensation claim?
Anybody who has suffered medical misdiagnosis can pursue a claim for compensation.
Medical misdiagnosis claims can also be made by one person on behalf of another as their ‘litigation friend’. A litigation friend might make a claim on behalf of a relative, a friend or someone else under their care.
When someone lacks the mental capacity to make a claim, a litigation friend can claim on their behalf. Parents can make compensation claims for a child, as the minimum age to undertake legal proceedings is eighteen years old.
If a person has sadly died due to medical misdiagnosis, their estate and dependants may be entitled to claim for medical misdiagnosis.