We all rely on our doctors and nurses to ensure that we are healthy when they attend us. However, sometimes this is not the case. If you have been affected by medical negligence and would like to speak to an experienced solicitor today, then get in touch with us now.
What is Medical Negligence?
Medical negligence is the failure of a doctor, nurse or other health professional to provide treatment that conforms with the standard of care for that particular profession. This may be because they did not follow correct procedures, were negligent in their diagnosis or failed to act appropriately when treating someone with an illness.
It can happen at any time during your stay in hospital or when visiting your GP surgery – even if you’re feeling well! It could also happen if you have been prescribed medication by your doctor but it causes harm as a result of them being negligent during the process of prescribing medication or monitoring its effects on you as an individual patient.
How can it affect you?
When you are injured because of the negligence of a medical professional, it can have serious and lasting effects on your health. It’s important to know that these injuries aren’t limited to physical harm–they may also cause emotional distress or financial damage as well.
Medical negligence can lead to permanent disability or death in some cases. In other cases, it could lead to temporary injuries such as a broken bone that requires surgery or stitches. In addition, if you suffer from mental illness after an injury due to medical negligence (such as post-traumatic stress disorder), this is considered part of your overall damages for compensation purposes and should be taken into account when determining how much money should be awarded by way of damages for compensation purposes
The Four Types of Medical Negligence
There are four main types of Medical Negligence Solicitor:
- Failure to diagnose. This occurs when a patient’s condition is not properly diagnosed and treated, which can cause serious health problems or even death.
- Failure to treat. This refers to the failure of a doctor or other medical professional to provide adequate treatment for an existing condition, such as administering the wrong medication or performing an operation without proper surgical tools or equipment in place.
- Failure to warn/inadequate warning (also known as “advice”). An example would be if your doctor tells you that there are risks associated with taking a certain drug but fails to mention those risks specifically and what they mean for your case specifically – this could lead you down an unsafe path where something bad happens because no one gave enough information about how things were supposed ically go down after taking said drug/treatment course etcetera…
How to know if you have a case.
If you have been injured, and have been treated by a medical professional, then it’s worth considering whether this treatment was below the standard you would expect.
If so, then it may be possible to claim compensation.
What to do next.
If you think you have a case, the first step is to make an initial contact. You can do this by calling our helpline number or sending us an email, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Once we have established that there is a valid claim, we will discuss with you how best to proceed with your case. This may involve setting up meetings at which further information can be gathered or arranging for expert medical reports on how best to proceed with the claim (this could include taking photographs of any injuries sustained).
If it becomes clear during this process that there are merits in pursuing legal action against those responsible for causing harm through negligence then our lawyers will start preparing for court proceedings against them – which could mean issuing court summonses or filing statements of claim on behalf of injured clients
If you feel that you might be suffering from medical negligence, get in touch with us today.
If you feel that you might be suffering from medical negligence, get in touch with us today. We will give you a free consultation to discuss the details of your case and how we can help. Our expert solicitors have years of experience representing clients who have suffered from negligent treatment by doctors and hospitals. Our lawyers will fight for the compensation that is owed to those who have been harmed by their mistakes, so don’t hesitate–call today!
We hope that we’ve been able to shed some light on the subject of Medical Negligence claim, as well as help you decide whether or not your case is worth pursuing. Remember that if you are unsure about anything, it’s always best to speak with an expert who can give you advice based on their experience in this area.