“Medical negligence can be defined as any action made by a medical professional (doctor, dentist, nurse) which has led to you suffering an avoidable injury or harm as a patient and also the failure to take appropriate action that has caused the deterioration of an existing condition”
Nevertheless, mistakes do happen in this profession just like any other. All medical professionals owe a duty to ensure that their patients receive the proper treatment in the safest possible and most efficient manner. This duty applies not only to doctors but to all healthcare professionals.
If you have been injured due to a medical professional’s mistake or neglect (sometimes this is referred to as “clinical negligence”) and you wish to discuss same then simply contact our office.
Common Medical Injury Claim Types
Some common forms of clinical negligence include:
- Undiagnosed or misdiagnosed injury or illness
- Administration of the wrong medication or the wrong dosage
- Mistakes made during surgery
- Mistakes made during childbirth
- Defective medical products such as drugs and implants
Victims of clinical negligence may be entitled to recover for ongoing pain and suffering and for financial expenses. These can include;
- corrective medical treatment
- rehabilitative services, pain
- distress or loss of faculty
- loss of earnings
- loss of future earning capacity
- support for dependents such as minors.
Establishing clinical negligence can indeed be a lengthy and complicated process. It requires a lot of sophisticated knowledge of medical procedures and terminology, fact investigation, and reports from experts in the field often from abroad.
Therefore, it is important to contact a solicitor as soon as possible if you think you have been injured by a medical professional as you have a certain time limit to raise a claim.
All medical professionals owe a duty to ensure that their patients receive the proper treatment in the safest possible and most efficient manner.
Nevertheless, mistakes do happen. If you have been injured due to a medical professional’s mistake or negligence, let our team guide you through the claims process.