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Medical Negligence Claims

If you've experienced clinical or medical negligence, our solicitors are here to help you make the best possible recovery.

What is medical negligence?

Medical negligence (also known as clinical negligence) is where health professionals fail in their duty of care to you. It covers any wrong, accidental or substandard care by medical professionals that causes a patient injury or makes an existing condition worse. This is usually by incorrect action or a failure to act.

Sadly, clinical negligence carries the risk of life-changing consequences for patients, whether through physical injury or psychological trauma in its aftermath. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the medical treatment you’ve received, we’re here to help you get the compensation you deserve

What are the different types of medical negligence?

Medical negligence is a broad term that describes a wide range of experiences. There are many different types of medical negligence, from incorrect treatment and surgical errors to misdiagnosis and dental negligence.

Below are some examples of negligence and instances where we can help. It’s not an exhaustive list, so call us free on 844 550 0122 for a chat if you’d like to find out more.

  • Hospital negligence, including claims against hospitals for illness caused by incorrectly dressed or cleaned wounds or the development of pressure sores.
  • Hospice negligence, including injuries and incorrect medication.
  • Dental negligence causing damage to the teeth, gums and jaw.
  • Injuries during or after general surgery.
  • Infections acquired during a stay in hospital.
  • Misdiagnosis of a medical condition which can lead to incorrect treatment.
  • Medication errors where the wrong medication has been given or prescribed.
  • Birth injuries including injuries to both mother and infant, whether it is during pregnancy (pre-eclampsia, maternal diabetes), during labour (brachial plexus, cerebral palsy) or after the birth (hip dysplasia).
  • Care home claims involving the elderly who are particularly vulnerable.
  • Claims against a negligent GP.
  • Negligent or poorly framed medical advice that prevents the patient making an informed choice.
  • Failure to warn patients about the risks of a procedure or treatment.

What is medical malpractice negligence?

Surgical ‘Never Events’ are also known forms of medical negligence. These are elementary mistakes in surgery deemed so serious – and so avoidable – that they should never happen. They include incidents like:

  • Performing the wrong operation on the right person and vice versa.
  • Operating on the wrong part of the body.
  • Accidentally leaving a surgical item or other foreign body inside the patient’s body.
  • Avoidable post-operative infection.
  • Accidental perforation of internal organs.
  • Cosmetic procedures causing avoidable scarring or other disfigurement.
In the majority of cases, your case will be presented as medical negligence because medical malpractice is serious and incredibly uncommon. Medical personnel adhere to strict protocols to prevent medical malpractice carelessness. In fact, being accused of medical malpractice can be such a serious offence that a doctor may lose their licence to practise.
Whether they include surgery or not, medical errors can have negative effects that last a very long time. Spinal injuries, brain injuries, orthopaedic injuries, amputations, and even cancer misdiagnosis are examples of common cases, so we are aware of how crucial it is to set things right when filing a claim if something has gone wrong.

When success depends on your reputation and legal counsel, you need a lawyer you can trust.

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