What is Medical Negligence?

Medical negligence, also referred to as clinical negligence, occurs when healthcare professionals cause physical or mental harm through the care they provide. Doctors, surgeons, and nurses have a duty of care to their patients, obligated to provide treatment in compliance with the guidelines outlined in the “Good Medical Practice” by the General Medical Council (GMC).

“Good medical practice” requires providing care on par with a competent and qualified healthcare professional, possessing similar background and expertise, under similar circumstances of alleged medical negligence.

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Although idea of initiating a Medical Negligence Claim may initially appear daunting and overwhelming, it is our utmost responsibility to ensure a seamless, transparent, and inclusive process for you. We are committed to making it as smooth as possible while prioritising your needs.

Following an initial free consultation, we will be able to quickly assess and confirm that we can handle your Medical Negligence Claim on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis. This guarantees that there is no risk to you in making the claim or in instructing Sheldon Davidson Solicitors to represent you. With our ‘No Win No Fee Claims’ promise, you can rest assured that in the highly unlikely event of an unsuccessful claim, you won’t face any financial burden. That means you won’t be liable for any legal fees, regardless of any work we may have already done. Your peace of mind is our top priority.

Types of Medical Negligence

Our dedicated team of Medical Negligence Solicitors in Hemel Hempstead 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

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

Late diagnosis can be equally detrimental as misdiagnosis. In the majority of cases, the earlier your condition is identified, the more favorable the outcome. Most health issues are more manageable during their initial stages. However, in the case of diseases and conditions that can result in terminal illness, delayed diagnoses may 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 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 Hemel Hempstead 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 is committed to securing compensation not only for the damages suffered by your family, but also to cover any ongoing medical care required. Brain injuries can result from medical negligence in various forms, including misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, incorrect medication, 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 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 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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