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 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 team of dedicated Medical Negligence Solicitors in Sunderland 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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Surgical Errors & 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 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 intricate process of childbirth necessitates medical assistance, we entrust our well-being to the capable hands of healthcare professionals. However, if errors occur, the repercussions can be devastating. If you believe that injuries were sustained by the mother or child during birth due to medical negligence, our Sunderland based medical negligence solicitors are ready to provide assistance and support.

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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 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 that you or a loved one have suffered preventable diabetic complications due to inadequate care, we encourage you to get in touch with our team to discuss your circumstances with one of our experienced solicitors. After an initial consultation at no cost to you, we will evaluate whether you have grounds to pursue a claim for compensation.

Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are chronic conditions that necessitate diligent management in order to prevent potentially severe complications. These complications can have a significant impact on quality of life and, in severe cases, may present life-threatening risks. Instances of medical negligence in diabetes treatment can lead to devastating consequences. Examples of such negligence include misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, substandard care and management, and inadequate community support. Improving the quality of healthcare and support for individuals with diabetes is crucial for ensuring their well-being.

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