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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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 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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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 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

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 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 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 Oxford 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 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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