Medical negligence

Delay or misdiagnosis of menopause claims

If your GP or other treating specialist failed to diagnose your menopause correctly or failed to give you treatment options, Slater and Gordon’s specialist legal experts can help get the justice you deserve.

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What is a delayed or misdiagnosed menopause claim?

In case of menopause, your GP should be able to recognise the symptoms and give you professional advice and inform you with regards to treatment options. If your GP or other treating specialist fails to diagnose your menopause in time or fails to inform you of possible treatment options, you may be entitled to claim compensation due to medical negligence.

Do I have a claim?

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has guidelines in place to help GPs provide treatment in regards to menopause. Failure to follow those guidelines can result in negligent treatment, including:

Information error

  • Failure to give information on menopause in different ways
  • Failure to provide information about hormonal treatment options, e.g. hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Failure to provide information about non-hormonal treatment, e.g. clonidine
  • Failure to provide information about non-pharmaceutical treatment options, e.g. cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

Diagnosis error

  • Failing to diagnose menopause
  • Mistake in taking a patient's history
  • Misinterpreting test results
  • Neglecting the patient

If you a misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis of menopause causes you suffering, you may be entitled to compensation.

How much does it cost to make a claim for a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of menopause?

We fund the vast majority of our medical negligence cases under a Conditional Fee Agreement, also known as a No Win No Fee Agreement. A No Win No Fee Agreement means that if you were to lose your case, it wouldn’t cost you anything, which means there’s no financial risk to you. For further information, about No Win No Fee agreements, read our Medical Negligence Fees page.

How much time do I have to claim?

If you believe you have a claim, it’s important that you seek advice from a lawyer who specialises in medical negligence cases as soon as possible, as there are time limits in place in England, Scotland and Wales. Generally, a claim should be made within three years from the date the negligence occurred or the date you were first aware that you had suffered a significant injury or illness due to negligence. However, there are exceptions. To read more about the time limits of making a claim, please read our Medical Negligence FAQs or our Medical Negligence Claims Guide.

Why choose Slater and Gordon?

Not only do we have many years' experience securing compensation for misdiagnosed or delayed menopause, we also have the utmost sensitivity to handle your case with great care.

We offer home and hospital visits and provide immediate representation and support. Contact us for a free consultation to help you understand whether or not you have a claim.

Can I change my solicitors to Slater and Gordon?

If you or a family member have been seriously impacted by a misdiagnosis of menopause, and you feel that you're not getting the specialist legal advice you need from your current solicitor, we'll be happy to discuss switching your case to Slater and Gordon. Simply call our experts on 0330 041 5869 or contact us online.

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