While we pride ourselves on the amazing public medical service provided to us by the NHS, unfortunately, the high standard of care is not a given. Some medical treatments and procedures can sometimes go wrong. When you suffer as a result of flawed medical treatment, you may require medical negligence experts should you wish to make a compensation claim.
Medical negligence is an extremely multi-faceted and complex area of law, because of the variety of claims that can be brought, and the many different factors that can affect a claim. Whilst we have the expertise and experience needed to tackle this complexity, we also want to demystify medical negligence claims for our clients. As such, we explain every step of the claim in simple terms to ensure that they feel reassured and supported throughout the process. Read on to find out more about how we apply our medical negligence expertise.
What could you claim for?
There a several common types of medical negligence for which you can make a claim, which we can outline for you:
- Medical mistakes – medical malpractice can arise when surgical mistakes are made, including examples such as incorrect organ or tissue removal, or aggressive surgical techniques.
- Failure to diagnose/wrong diagnosis- if a doctor fails to diagnose a patient’s condition correctly, the condition may worsen due to a window of opportunity being missed.
- Failure to treat/wrong treatment administered – this commonly results from an incorrect diagnosis, leaving a patient’s real condition untreated and leading to needless and potentially harmful problems that follow.
- Failure to investigate – this can involve a failure to look into a medical problem following an initial appointment, e.g. by not referring the patient to a specialist.
- Failure to warn you of risks – many treatments and procedures involve risks, and if the patient is not made aware of them, they may be unable to give informed consent.
- Pressure sores – these can be injuries caused to patients who are confided to bed due to prolonged pressure. If pressure sores are not treated properly, it could be classed as negligence.
How we make medical negligence claims
As medical negligence experts, we take great care to fully consider and evaluate all the potential issues in your claim in order to ensure we can build a strong case. Most importantly, we will only take on cases if we believe medical causation can be proven – in other words, if we can make a direct link between the suffering caused to you, and the error or neglect of a medical practitioner.
We also refer to the expertise of medical specialists, whom we will ask to weigh up your injury or condition and the treatment you received, and they can produce a medico-legal report. The report can allow us to back up your case with solid medical evidence so that it will stand up in the legal proceedings. Our team of medical negligence experts can review all the evidence, case law, and guidelines to value your claim in a way that ensures you never miss out a penny of what you could legally be entitled to.
Make your claim with medical negligence experts
Hiring medical negligence experts is one of the most important factors in determining the success of your compensation claim. We can assure you that we have the expertise to bring your claim to fruition
To receive free, no-obligation advice on your potential claim, call us today or register for a call-back using one of our online forms.
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