As with all medical negligence claims, there is generally a three year limit within which to make a compensation claim.
The three year limit applies from the date of negligence or the date on which you became aware of the negligent medical treatment.
There are a few exceptions to this three year limit. These include:
- Children – there is no time limit which in which to start your heart attack late diagnosis or misdiagnosis compensation claim. When the child turns 18 they have until their 21st birthday within which to make a claim in their own right.
- Mental capacity – A child or adult without capacity to run a claim, may not have a time limit within which to bring a claim. We recommend that you contact Devonshires Claims if you have any queries involving those who lack capacity and our specialist solicitors will be able to assist.