More than 9,000 patients from the Northern Trust have been contacted in a review amid concern about the work of a locum consultant radiologist. Latest news reports that the Northern Trust had confirmed that it has commenced a ‘lookback review’ into radiology image reporting completed by the radiologist. The locum consultant had been engaged by the Northern Trust between July 2019 and February 2020.

Over 9,000 patients from the Northern Trust are to be contacted in relation to more than 13,000 radiology images reported on by the radiologist. According to the Northern Trust, less than 7% of the patients may have received a delayed diagnosis as a result of unsatisfactory image reporting.


What is considered delayed diagnosis?

 A delayed diagnosis or late diagnosis occurs when your medical condition is missed when attending a medical professional and only identified when it is at a more advanced stage. Unfortunately this can lead to serious health issues and in some cases, can restrict recovery with serious or devastating consequences.

At RP Crawford & Co Solicitors, we have a full appreciation as to the sensitivities and emotions involved in discussing a delayed or late diagnosis. If you or your family have been affected by a delayed medical diagnosis, our team of expert medical negligence solicitors specialise in legal claims concerning unnecessary delayed diagnosis. Our medical negligence solicitors have the experience and expertise to ensure you receive the best compensation possible.


When can delayed diagnosis occur?

There are various circumstances where a diagnosis can be delayed or missed. This can occur for a number of reasons including:

  • Failure to report correctly on an X Ray
  • Failure to correctly examine the patient
  • Failure to refer a patient to a medical specialist


Contact us

If you are affected by the Northern Trust lookback review or suffering from a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, please contact our medical negligence solicitors for advice on how we can help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Call us on 028 9038 1024, email or complete our online confidential enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch with you.