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.

Types of Medical Negligence

Our dedicated team of Medical Negligence Solicitors in Cheltenham is committed to providing comprehensive assistance to clients seeking help with a wide array of medical negligence claims. Whether it’s cases involving surgical errors, misdiagnosis, medication mistakes, or birth injuries, we handle each with utmost care and expertise. Rest assured, we 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 navigate this complex process effectively and seek the justice you 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

The incorrect diagnosis of a disease or a condition can have serious repercussions.

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

Alternatively, you could be examined and then diagnosed with the wrong ailment. If you then go on to receive incorrect treatment, this could potentially aggravate the ailment you do have.

Conversely, it is possible to be in good health while being erroneously diagnosed with a disease or condition that does not truly afflict you. Such an inaccurate diagnosis can inflict unwarranted anguish upon both you and your dear ones. For instance, being misdiagnosed with cancer can be deeply distressing. In such cases, you may have a potential basis for seeking compensation, owing 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 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 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 Cheltenham 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 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 refers to situations where a dentist inflicts unnecessary pain or causes lasting harm due to mistakes or poor decisions. Moreover, if a dentist performs an incorrect procedure without adequately explaining the associated health risks, it can also be classified as negligent behavior.

Cases involving dental negligence are intricate, and determining fault can be challenging. It is prudent to seek guidance from an experienced solicitor who can offer expert advice on the optimal course of action before pursuing legal remedies.

Diabetes Negligence

If you believe you, or a loved one has suffered Diabetic complications that should have been preventable with proper care then call to speak with one of our expert lawyers today.

After a free initial conversation, we will be able to advise you whether you are entitled to pursue a claim for financial compensation.

Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are critical, lifelong health conditions that necessitate meticulous management to avert complications that can severely impact one’s quality of life, and in worst cases, even endanger it. Instances of medical negligence in diabetes treatment or management can have devastating consequences. Such negligence can manifest in various forms, including misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, substandard care and management, and inadequate support within the community.

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