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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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.

Types of Medical Negligence

Our dedicated team of Medical Negligence Solicitors in St Albans 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 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 medical professional incorrectly assesses your health, it can lead to complications. Failing to identify a disease or condition that worsens your health may give rise to a misdiagnosis claim.

If you receive an erroneous diagnosis and subsequent improper treatment, it can potentially exacerbate your existing ailment. It is crucial to ensure accurate medical evaluations and appropriate care to safeguard your well-being.

Alternatively, one could have good health but receive a misdiagnosis for a disease or condition they do not actually possess. An inaccurate diagnosis can lead to significant distress for both the individual and their loved ones. For instance, being wrongly diagnosed with cancer. In such cases, there may be grounds for a claim 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 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 St Albans 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 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 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 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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