Genetic Conditions

You may be aware of how you can claim in regard to genetic conditions, but if your family have history of conditions that go undiagnosed for your baby you may be able to claim compensation if it could have been avoided.

If your family has a history of genetic medical conditions or hereditary diseases you want to make sure that all is done to avoid your child facing them. Screenings will be carried out during pregnancy to see if it can be avoided or to offer treatment at the earliest possible stage.

However, sometimes medical professional misdiagnose these conditions and it can leave your child with life changing affects.

If you feel your baby has been misdiagnoses with a genetic condition and wish to speak with a lawyer, contact our medical negligence team who will be happy to answer and of your questions and make a claim for you, should you choose.

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Genetic Condition / Hereditary Disease Misdiagnosis

An accurate diagnosis of a genetic disease or hereditary disease can be devastating, but a ‘missed’ or inaccurate diagnosis can be even more so. Genetics simply refers to the passing of genes from parents or family members to their babies, these include traits such as facial features, build, hair colour but also genetic conditions.

Common problems that arise from genetic issues include:

  • Failure to advise
  • Failure to test
  • Mixing up results
  • Miscommunication of results

Genetic tests can be carried out on adults and children, sometimes during pregnancy. These tests can confirm the presence of a disease and whether that person is a ‘carrier’ of the disease, and may pass it on.

No Win No Fee:

Youngs Law offer no win, no fee for all of our medical negligence claims, so if you don’t win your case and receive compensation, you don’t pay us a penny. We will also wait for any fee to be paid to us when you receive you compensation and not upon winning you case.

If you think you may have a medical negligence claim involving genetics, contact us today.

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