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 thought of pursuing a Medical Negligence Claim may seem intimidating at first, we take it upon ourselves to provide you with a seamless, transparent, and inclusive process. Our utmost priority is to ensure your needs are met, and we are fully committed to making this experience as smooth as possible.

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 team of dedicated Medical Negligence Solicitors in Chesterfield 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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Medical Accidents & Surgical Errors

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

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

If a medical professional incorrectly assesses your health, it can lead to complications. Failing to identify a disease or condition that worsens your health may give rise to a misdiagnosis claim.

If you receive an erroneous diagnosis and subsequent improper treatment, it can potentially exacerbate your existing ailment. It is crucial to ensure accurate medical evaluations and appropriate care to safeguard your well-being.

Alternatively, one could have good health but receive a misdiagnosis for a disease or condition they do not actually possess. An inaccurate diagnosis can lead to significant distress for both the individual and their loved ones. For instance, being wrongly diagnosed with cancer. In such cases, there may be grounds for a claim 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

When hygiene standards are not upheld in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, the likelihood of infection becomes much greater and can cause your existing medical condition to worsen. If you have already received treatment or undergone an operation, an infection caused by poor hygiene could massively impede your recovery.

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 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 Chesterfield is prepared to offer professional assistance and unwavering support.

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Brain Injury

We understand the profound impact that an acquired brain injury can have on an individual and their loved ones. Rest assured, we are committed to handling your case with the utmost sensitivity and care it deserves. Our dedicated team will tirelessly work towards securing compensation not only for the harm caused to your family but also to ensure adequate coverage for any ongoing medical requirements. Brain injuries resulting from medical negligence can stem from a variety of factors, such as misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, improper medication, oxygen deprivation, or 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 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 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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