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Every patient has the right to a reasonable standard of care. All medical staff, from neurosurgeons to dentists, regardless of whether they work privately or for the NHS, are obliged to treat their patients to the best of their ability.
We don’t like to think about it, but mistakes can happen. It is only right that one is compensated for harm that could have been avoided. ‘Medical negligence’ is a broad term, encompassing lots of different things. To sum it up, it can be any medical procedure that has been carried out incompetently or inappropriately. A few common examples might be;
- Causing injury that should have been avoided, e.g. performing surgery on the wrong part of the body.
- Failing to tell, or actively concealing, the pros and cons of treatment that might affect a patient’s choice.
- Incorrectly prescribing medication.
- Misdiagnosis, which could be diagnosing the wrong ailment or not diagnosing at all.
- Care home abuse
- Injuries received at birth
- Dental negligence
- Breast Implants or avoidable complications with other Cosmetic Surgery
- Hospital Acquired Infections
It’s also worth remembering that even if you signed a Consent Form (for example, for Laser Eye Surgery, or Cosmetic Surgery), you could still claim medical negligence. No one ever consents to negligent treatment. If you haven’t been informed of all of the potential risks before a procedure yet you sign a consent form, it is impossible to give your full consent if you haven’t been given the full details of what could happen.
There is also ‘material risk’ to take into consideration. This essentially is a risk in your set of circumstances, particularly would apply to you i.e a reasonable person in the patient’s position would likely attach significance to. For example, a keen ballet dancer in her early 20’s, would more likely attach significance to anything that will inhibit her ability to use her feet to dance, than an older woman who has no requirement to train as a ballerina.
It is only when a patient is made aware of all the risks and material risks, that they can give their full consent.
Clinical negligence is not limited to any one area of medical treatment.Nor is it limited by the seriousness of the damage resulting from the negligence.You are entitled to make a claim if you’ve recovered in a few weeks, or if the result of the negligence is life-changing.
We’ve handled cases across a wide spectrum of areas of medical treatment.
Click on any of the areas of medicine on the list below to access a brief description.
- Obstetrics (baby and mother)
- Gynaecology (including fertility)
- Gastro-intestinal (including bowel/colorectal)
- Gall bladder
- Cerebral Palsy
- Pulmonary embolism
- Radiology (interventional radiology and imaging)
- Fatal accidents and inquests
- Psychiatric/mental health
- Kidney failure
- Cosmetic surgery (and the cosmetic treatments)
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