What is Medical Negligence?

Medical negligence, also known as clinical negligence, occurs when healthcare professionals cause physical or mental harm as a result of the care they provide. Doctors, surgeons, and nurses have a duty of care towards their patients, which obliges them to deliver treatment in accordance with the guidelines of “Good Medical Practice” set by the General Medical Council (GMC).

“Good medical practice” implies providing care at a level that a competent and qualified healthcare professional, with a similar background and expertise, would have offered under the same circumstances as the alleged incident of medical negligence.

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While the prospect of pursuing a Medical Negligence Claim may seem intimidating at first, we are devoted to providing a streamlined, transparent, and inclusive process. Our utmost priority is to meet your requirements, and we are fully committed to ensuring a seamless experience that guarantees your complete satisfaction.

After a complimentary consultation, we will promptly evaluate and confirm our ability to handle your Medical Negligence Claim on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis. This ensures that there is no risk involved in initiating the claim or entrusting Sheldon Davidson Solicitors with your representation. Our commitment to ‘No Win No Fee Claims’ guarantees that, in the extremely unlikely event of an unsuccessful claim, you will not bear any financial burden. This means that you will not be held responsible for any legal fees, irrespective of any work that may have been undertaken. Your peace of mind remains our utmost priority.

What are the different types of Medical Negligence?

Our Medical Negligence Solicitors are fully committed to providing comprehensive assistance to clients seeking help with a wide range of medical negligence claims. From cases involving surgical errors to misdiagnosis, medication mistakes, and birth injuries, we handle each with meticulous care and expertise. Rest assured, we comprehend the challenges you may be facing in these trying times, and we are here to provide the support and legal representation you require to navigate this intricate process effectively on a NO WIN, NO FEE basis, all while seeking the justice you rightfully deserve.

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Surgical Errors & Medical Accidents

Even with the UK’s exceptional medical care, the potential for complications exists in routine operations and procedures. The repercussions of such errors can profoundly impact individuals for a lifetime.

Mid-operation mistakes are not the only kind of failures that fall into the category of surgical errors. If your anaesthetic is not carried out properly, this could cause you unnecessary pain and distress during the operation itself.

Insufficient information about the potential risks of a suggested procedure may impact your decision regarding whether to proceed with it. It is crucial to be fully informed before making a choice.

Misdiagnosis

Receiving an incorrect diagnosis for a disease or condition can have severe consequences. If a healthcare provider wrongly assesses your health as good despite an underlying condition, it can lead to detrimental effects. In cases where a disease or ailment goes unnoticed, contributing to the deterioration of your health, you may have grounds to pursue a misdiagnosis claim.

Alternatively, you might undergo an examination and be diagnosed with the wrong ailment. This incorrect treatment could potentially exacerbate your actual condition. On the other hand, it is possible to be in good health while being erroneously diagnosed with a non-existent disease or condition. Such an inaccurate diagnosis can cause unwarranted anguish for both you and your loved ones. For example, being misdiagnosed with cancer can be deeply distressing. In these situations, seeking compensation may be justified due to the emotional harm endured.

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Delayed Diagnosis

A delayed diagnosis can be as detrimental as a misdiagnosis. In the majority of cases, early identification of your condition yields better outcomes. The timely detection of most health issues enhances their treatability during the initial stages. However, for diseases and conditions that may result in terminal illness, delayed diagnoses can have fatal consequences.

Poor Hygiene

When hygiene standards are not upheld in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, the risk of infection significantly increases, which can exacerbate your existing medical condition. If you have already received treatment or undergone surgery, an infection resulting from poor hygiene could heavily impede your recovery process.

Defective Medical Device

A ‘medical device’ is any product, equipment, or implant used for a medical purpose in your treatment. When these products fail, the results can be life-threatening.  Strict testing standards are in place, but faults and defects do still occur.

Faults can arise in the design, manufacture, or application of a device, leading to claims against the party responsible for negligence. If you have experienced ineffective medical equipment, resulting in failed treatment, additional health problems, or prolonged suffering, you may be eligible for compensation.

Birth Injury

When the complex process of childbirth requires medical intervention, we place our trust in the capable hands of healthcare professionals. However, when mistakes happen, the consequences can be devastating. If you suspect that the mother or child has suffered injuries during birth as a result of medical negligence, our team of medical negligence solicitors in Belfast is ready to offer assistance and support.

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Medical Negligence Brain Injury

We understand the profound impact of acquired brain injuries on individuals and their families. Rest assured that we will handle your case with the utmost sensitivity it deserves. Our dedicated team is committed to securing compensation not only for the damages suffered by your family, but also to cover any ongoing medical care required. Brain injuries can result from medical negligence in various forms, including misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, incorrect medication, oxygen deprivation, and haemorrhage.

Cosmetic Surgery Negligence

With the increasing popularity of cosmetic surgery, regrettably, there has also been a surge in cases of poor practice, resulting in complications. Similar to any medical procedure, errors in cosmetic surgery can result in substantial health issues for patients, such as enduring pain and lasting damage. Furthermore, individuals may face the additional burden of incurring treatment expenses to rectify these errors.

Dental Negligence

Dental negligence encompasses situations where a dentist inflicts unnecessary pain or causes lasting harm due to mistakes or poor decisions. Additionally, if a dentist performs an incorrect procedure without fully explaining the associated health risks, this can also be considered negligent behaviour.

Cases involving dental negligence are complex and establishing fault can be challenging. Before pursuing legal action, it is advisable to seek guidance from a seasoned solicitor who can provide expert advice on the best course of action.

Diabetes Negligence

If you think you or a loved one has experienced preventable Diabetic complications due to inadequate care, please contact us to speak with one of our experienced solicitors. Following a complimentary initial consultation, we will assess whether you have grounds to pursue a claim for compensation.

Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are chronic conditions that require careful management to prevent potentially severe complications, significantly impacting quality of life and, in extreme cases, posing life-threatening risks. Instances of medical negligence in diabetes treatment can have devastating consequences. Examples of such negligence include misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, substandard care and management, and insufficient community support. Enhancing healthcare quality and support for diabetes patients is paramount to ensuring their well-being.

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