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.

What are the 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 renowned high standards of medical care, there is always a lingering possibility that even in routine operations and procedures, unforeseen complications may arise. These unexpected errors can have far-reaching consequences for the unfortunate victims, impacting their lives in profound and lasting ways. Whether it is a minor mishap or a major medical incident, the aftermath of such mistakes can leave individuals grappling with physical, emotional, and psychological challenges for the remainder of their existence.

Surgical errors encompass more than just mid-operation mistakes. Improperly conducted anaesthesia can inflict unnecessary pain and distress during the procedure. Likewise, inadequate disclosure of potential risks may impact your decision to proceed with a proposed treatment.

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

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 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 Peterborough 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 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. 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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