What is Medical Negligence?

Medical negligence, also referred to as clinical negligence, occurs when healthcare professionals cause physical or mental harm due to their provided care. Doctors, surgeons, and nurses bear a duty of care towards their patients, obligated to deliver treatment in alignment with the “Good Medical Practice” guidelines established by the General Medical Council (GMC).

“Good medical practice” involves delivering care at a level comparable to that provided by a competent and qualified healthcare professional with similar background and expertise, within the same circumstances of 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 team of dedicated Medical Negligence Solicitors in Brighton is fully committed to providing comprehensive assistance to clients seeking help with a wide range of medical negligence claims. Whether it’s cases involving surgical errors, misdiagnosis, medication mistakes, or birth injuries, we handle each one with the utmost care and expertise. You can have peace of mind knowing that we truly understand the challenges you may be facing during these difficult times, and we are here to offer the support and legal representation you need to effectively navigate this complex process and seek the justice you rightfully deserve.

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Surgical Errors and Medical Accidents

Despite the UK’s commendable standards of medical care, there is still a possibility of complications in routine operations and procedures. Such errors can have long-lasting impacts on the individuals involved.

It’s important to note that surgical errors encompass more than just mistakes during surgery. For instance, improper administration of anaesthesia can result in significant pain and distress throughout the procedure.

Moreover, if you are not adequately informed about all the associated risks of a proposed procedure, this lack of knowledge could significantly influence your decision to proceed.

To ensure the highest quality of care and minimize potential risks or negative outcomes, utmost diligence and comprehensive communication are essential. Let’s prioritize patient safety and effective healthcare delivery.

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

The consequences of a delayed diagnosis can be equally as detrimental as a misdiagnosis. In the majority of cases, early identification of your condition leads to more favourable outcomes. Most health issues are more manageable in their initial stages.

For diseases and conditions that can lead to terminal illness, late diagnoses can have fatal implications.

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’ 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 the device, giving rise to claims against the negligent party in accordance with the circumstances. If the use of defective medical equipment has resulted in inadequate treatment, additional health problems, or increased pain and suffering, you may be eligible to seek compensation.

Birth Injury

When the complex process of childbirth requires medical intervention, we rely on the expertise of healthcare professionals to ensure our well-being. Unfortunately, if errors occur, the consequences can be severe. If you suspect that the mother or child sustained injuries during birth due to medical negligence, our team of medical negligence solicitors in Brighton is prepared to offer professional assistance and unwavering 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 increasing popularity of cosmetic surgery, regrettably, there has also been a surge in cases of poor practice, resulting in complications. Like all medical procedures, errors in cosmetic surgery can lead to significant health issues for patients, including enduring pain and enduring lasting damage. Furthermore, one might also have to bear the burden of additional treatment expenses to rectify the mistakes that were made.

Dental Negligence

Dental negligence could be virtually any situation in which a dentist has inflicted unnecessary pain or caused long-lasting damage as a result of a mistake or wrong decision.  If your dentist performs an incorrect procedure or fails to fully explain the associated health risks, this behaviour may also be considered negligent.

Dental negligence cases are highly intricate, with establishing fault of the dentist often proving arduous. Prior to initiating any legal proceedings, it is advisable to consult an experienced solicitor who can provide expert guidance on the most appropriate course of action.

Diabetes Negligence

If you believe that you or a loved one have suffered preventable diabetic complications due to inadequate care, we encourage you to get in touch with our team to discuss your circumstances with one of our experienced solicitors. After an initial consultation at no cost to you, we will evaluate whether you have grounds to pursue a claim for compensation.

Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are chronic conditions that necessitate diligent management in order to prevent potentially severe complications. These complications can have a significant impact on quality of life and, in severe cases, may present life-threatening risks. Instances of medical negligence in diabetes treatment can lead to devastating consequences. Examples of such negligence include misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, substandard care and management, and inadequate community support. Improving the quality of healthcare and support for individuals with diabetes is crucial for ensuring their well-being.

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