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 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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Medical Accidents & Surgical Errors

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

Inadequate maintenance of hygiene standards in hospitals and healthcare facilities significantly heightens the risk of infections, potentially exacerbating existing medical conditions. For those who have undergone treatment or surgery, an infection resulting from poor hygiene measures can severely hinder the recovery process. It is imperative to ensure stringent hygiene practices to safeguard and optimize the health outcomes of patients.

Defective Medical Device

A ‘medical device’ refers to any product, equipment, or implant used for medical purposes in your treatment. When these products fail, the consequences can be life-threatening. While there are stringent testing standards in place, faults and defects can still occur.

Failures can arise from design, manufacturing, or application issues, leading to negligence claims against the responsible party. If you have experienced inadequate medical equipment that resulted in failed treatment, additional health problems, or prolonged suffering, you may qualify for compensation.

Birth Injury

When the intricate process of childbirth necessitates medical assistance, we entrust our well-being to the capable hands of healthcare professionals. However, if errors occur, the repercussions can be devastating. If you believe that injuries were sustained by the mother or child during birth due to medical negligence, our Blackburn based medical negligence solicitors are ready to provide assistance and support.

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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 will diligently strive to secure compensation, not only to address the harm inflicted upon your family but also to account for any ongoing medical care that may be required. Brain injuries can arise from medical negligence through various means such as misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, medication errors, oxygen deprivation, and haemorrhage.

Cosmetic Surgery Negligence

With the growing prevalence of cosmetic surgery, unfortunately, there has also been a rise in incidents of substandard practice, leading to complications. Similar to all medical procedures, errors in cosmetic surgery can have profound health implications for patients, resulting in enduring pain and lasting damage. Additionally, patients may have to shoulder the financial burden of further treatment expenses to rectify the errors that were made.

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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