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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While the prospect of pursuing a Medical Negligence Claim may seem intimidating at first, we are devoted to providing a streamlined, transparent, and inclusive process. Our utmost priority is to meet your requirements, and we are fully committed to ensuring a seamless experience that guarantees your complete satisfaction.

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 team of dedicated Medical Negligence Solicitors in Stockport is fully committed to providing comprehensive assistance to clients seeking help with a wide range of medical negligence claims. Whether it’s cases involving surgical errors, misdiagnosis, medication mistakes, or birth injuries, we handle each one with the utmost care and expertise. You can have peace of mind knowing that we truly 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 effectively navigate this complex process and seek 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 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

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

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 Stockport is ready to offer assistance and support.

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Medical Negligence 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 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 refers to situations where a dentist inflicts unnecessary pain or causes lasting harm due to mistakes or poor decisions. Moreover, if a dentist performs an incorrect procedure without adequately explaining the associated health risks, it can also be classified as negligent behavior.

Cases involving dental negligence are intricate, and determining fault can be challenging. It is prudent to seek guidance from an experienced solicitor who can offer expert advice on the optimal course of action before pursuing legal remedies.

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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