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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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 dedicated team of Medical Negligence Solicitors in Poole 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 and 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

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 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 Poole is ready to offer assistance and support.

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Medical Negligence Brain Injury

We understand the profound impact that an acquired brain injury can have on an individual and their loved ones. Rest assured, we are committed to handling your case with the utmost sensitivity and care it deserves. Our dedicated team will tirelessly work towards securing compensation not only for the harm caused to your family but also to ensure adequate coverage for any ongoing medical requirements. Brain injuries resulting from medical negligence can stem from a variety of factors, such as misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, improper medication, oxygen deprivation, or 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 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 think you or a loved one has experienced preventable Diabetic complications due to inadequate care, please contact us to speak with one of our experienced solicitors. Following a complimentary initial consultation, we will assess whether you have grounds to pursue a claim for compensation.

Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are chronic conditions that require careful management to prevent potentially severe complications, significantly impacting quality of life and, in extreme cases, posing life-threatening risks. Instances of medical negligence in diabetes treatment can have devastating consequences. Examples of such negligence include misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, substandard care and management, and insufficient community support. Enhancing healthcare quality and support for diabetes patients is paramount to ensuring their well-being.

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