Specialists in clinical negligence claims
In the UK we have an excellent National Health Service, which is the envy of many countries. Despite this, things unfortunately sometimes go wrong.
Mistakes made by medical professionals, whether in the NHS or private sector, can have devastating consequences, not only for the patient but also for their loved ones.
The benefit of having a successful claim is more than just financial , we can assist in arranging future treatment , arranging for adaptations to property and security for families where it is the main income provider who has been affected .
Types of clinical negligence claims
Clinical negligence is unacceptable medical treatment which has caused unnecessary illness, injury or death. Clinical negligence claims fall into a number of categories some of which are set out below ;
One in three people in the UK will be affected by cancer at some point in their lives. Correct diagnosis and prompt treatment are key to a good prognosis and a positive outcome. Unfortunately, despite the high standard of care in the NHS and private health care sectors, things can sometimes go wrong. The consequences of delayed treatment or misdiagnosis can be devastating, and if you or a loved one has suffered as a result then a cancer negligence compensation claim may be justified.
Types of cancer compensation claims
Cancer negligence claims can result from a variety of factors – from failure to investigate initial symptoms to failure to respond fast enough to test results. There have also been incidences where patients are diagnosed with cancer incorrectly and received unnecessary treatment. We have successfully dealt with claims resulting from a variety of different types of cancer including but not restricted to
- Bladder cancer
- Bone cancer
- Bowel cancer
- Breast cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Colon cancer
- Oral cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Skin cancer
- Testicular cancer
Dentist negligence and compensation
Visiting the dentist can be a very unnerving experience for many people. Although most dental surgery is performed to a high standard there are times when things go wrong which is where we can help you claim compensation. Your dentist has a duty of care to carry out work to a good standard , if work carried out falls below this standard, then you could be entitled to make a claim for dental compensation.
The dental negligence compensation claim process
Dental negligence claims can be made for a variety of different reasons including misdiagnosis of a condition, not treating a condition correctly or careless dental work by your dentist such as extraction of the wrong tooth or injury during treatment. It doesn’t have to involve a particular treatment , it could occur as a result of prolonged failure over years .
If you have suffered as a result of careless dental work you could be entitled to claim for dental negligence compensation.
The most common types of dental negligence claims?
Dental negligence to your teeth and gums can occur in a number of ways, including:
• Damage to teeth and jaw
• Tooth decay
• Removal of teeth
• Gum disease or periodontal difficulties
• Crowns and bridges
• Root canal therapy
• Removal of teeth
• Wisdom teeth removal
• Cosmetic procedures
Types of fracture claim
- Fracture misdiagnosis
- Missed fractures
- Failure to order, or misinterpretation of X- rays
- Failure to offer the correct treatment
- Failure to treat appropriately and as such increasing pain or recovery time .
- Failure to properly inform of all of the remedial options , surgical and non surgical and to explain of the risks involved.
Types of GP negligence claims
- organ perforations
- sexual issues
- mobility issues
- serious nerve damage.
Types of gynaecological claims
Common types of hospital negligence compensation claims
We go to hospital to get better . We do not expect to come out significantly worse than when we went in . Sometimes complications occur , medicine is not an exact science , but sometimes these complications are avoidable .
Surgical negligence can have a profound effect on every aspect of you and your family`s life. this can range from a small complication which delays your recovery time to an avoidable injury which has life changing effects, Paralysis , Incontinence , Chronic pain and Fatality.
Infection control is more important than ever in the current climate. It has always been a challenge but it is imperative that our hospitals and the staff are well informed and follow their own protocols , if not these standards become compromised and the patient suffers.
- Slips and trips
- Patients falling out of bed due to inadequate care
- Failure to review/monitor fluid levels
- Failure to carry out proper investigations
- Hospital acquired infections including MRSA and MSSA
- Doctor or nurse misdiagnosis
- Providing incorrect medical advice
- Medical errors during surgery
- Administering incorrect dose of medication
- The use of defective hospital equipment
- Failing to keep proper medical patient records
- Improper use of anaesthesia
- Making a claim for hospital negligence
Compensation for hospital negligence claims may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical and legal expenses
- Loss of income
- Loss of employment
- Loss of quality of life
- Private medical care costs
- Loss of fertility
- Loss of a loved one
Types of nursing care negligence claims
- Substandard nursing care can arise in a number of areas including:
- Poor hospital nursing care
- Poor nursing home care
- Poor community nursing care
- Errors in medication
Nursing care specialist solicitors
Types of obstetric negligence
- Negligence during pregnancy
- Delayed diagnosis
- Incorrect monitoring
- Maternal injuries
- Cerebral palsy
- Neonatal death
Types of ophthalmic negligence claims
- Retinal detachment
- Laser eye treatment
- Ophthalmic tumours
- Ophthalmic melanomas
Pressure sores, also known as bed sores or pressure ulcers, are a growing area of concern so much so, that the government has introduced national guidelines in an attempt to reduce the number of patients developing them.
They are graded from 1 to 4 , with grade 4 being the most serious, where the sore penetrates through to the bone. They can develop very quickly and it is vital that those who are susceptible are closely monitored . They can go from one grade to another within 6 hours .
Not only are these excruciatingly painful, but they can also prove fatal. Many never heal which can cause serious consequences to a person’s quality of life. Complications such as sepsis, gangrene and renal failure may follow.
If you or a family member has suffered as a result of poor care or failure to follow guidelines then call us and we can advise as to whether there should be a claim.
Types of surgical negligence claim
- Anaesthetic awareness
- Internal damage to organs
- Infected wounds
- Keyhole surgery (to any part of the body)
- Nerve damage
- Objects left inside patients after surgery
- Unnecessary surgery
- Consent issues
- Surgical complications
- Poor surgical techniques