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 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 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

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

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’ 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 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 Darlington is ready to offer 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 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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