Medical Negligence Claims

If you are one of the thousands of people every year who put their trust in hospitals and health centres only to be given sub-standard care; then you could be entitled to compensation.

When you enter the health service, you expect to be skilfully and carefully cared for by a team of skilled professionals. If this has not come to fruition then you should contact out Injury Solicitors to discover if you can make an Accident Compensation Claim.

There are many different forms of medical negligence that vary from routine care to major surgery. Listed below are some of the forms of medical negligence.

Forms of Medical Negligence:

  • Amputation:If an amputation has been deemed necessary due to the misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of an illness then an Accident Compensation Claim could be made. Amputation is an irreversible surgery and has profound effects of subsequent livelihood. Unnecessary amputations can be caused by a delay in cancer diagnosis, vascular problems in diabetics and infections.
  • Birth Injuries: The birth of a child should be one of the happiest, most joyous occasions in a parent's life. However due to the medical negligence of hospital staff, that dream day can become a nightmare. An injury or affliction caused to the baby by medical negligence can cause significant monetary and personal problems for the whole family.
Medical negligence claims

A delay in delivery can cause a deprivation of oxygen leading to brain development problems and cerebral palsy. This can lead to brain damage that will be present throughout life. The subsequent medical bills are often financially crippling.

A failure to diagnose jaundice or low blood sugar levels can further these afflictions throughout life and can lead to further complications

If erbs palsy is not detected in a baby, the birth can become problematic. Without acting to rectify the problem, the baby can be born with defective limbs.

Sufferers of these misdiagnoses can make an Accident Compensation Claim.

Brain Injury: If there is a delay in diagnosing a sub-arachnoid haemorrhage then the brain may suffer significant damage. Likewise complications with anaesthetic could cause similar damage. Brain injuries can lead to a significant loss in quality of life and can have many negative personal and professional implications.

Cancer: If cancer is misdiagnosed or the diagnosis is delayed then the cancer could spread, furthering its impact. When detected early, cancer is far more treatable. If a professional body is guilty of a misdiagnosis, then they are liable for an Accident Compensation Claim.

Cosmetic surgery: All forms of cosmetic surgery injuries and problems are covered by our team of skilled, professional Injury Solicitors. Whether it is medical or superficial surgery, a failure to provide the contracted service is medical negligence.

Eye Treatment: If a misdiagnosis of an eye complaint occurs then the negative implications on the sufferer's life are large. If vision is partially or wholly lost then the professional and personal life is greatly affected. Likewise failed surgery can lead to similar problems. The professional responsible is guilty of medical negligence.

Spinal Injuries: Spinal injuries that are not correctly and promptly diagnosed often worsen significantly. This can lead to cauda equine syndrome and even paralysis. The irreversible nature of these injuries will affect the sufferer for the rest of their lives entitling them make a significant medical negligence claim.

How do I Claim?

There are four simple steps to take to help you make your medical negligence Claim:

  • Retain all the information available about the incident.
  • Report the accident to the appropriate authorities. This allows for the correct legal procedures to begin.
  • Seek medical attention. As well as helping you begin your rehabilitation process, the injuries will be imparted onto your medical record. The medical attention will detail the possible repercussions that your injury may have on your livelihood.
  • Call Ocean Accident Claims and talk to our team of skilled, professional Injury Solicitors on 0141 442 0122.

Should I Claim?

If you or someone in your family was the victim of medical negligence then you could be entitled to make an Accident Compensation Claim. For helpful advice, call our team of skilled, professional Injury Solicitors on 0141 442 0122.

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Carol achieved a settlement in the sum of £2m for a client following a road traffic accident which caused catastrophic brain injuries when she was crossing the road as a pedestrian. She has been left with a range of severe permanent impairments and will be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of her life.Quote

Carol Jackson