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.

What are the types of Medical Negligence

Our dedicated team of Medical Negligence Solicitors in Derby 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

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

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

When hygiene standards are not upheld in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, the risk of infection significantly increases, which can exacerbate your existing medical condition. If you have already received treatment or undergone surgery, an infection resulting from poor hygiene could heavily impede your recovery process.

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 Derby 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. 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 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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