Medical Negligence Claims With Our Injury Solicitors
Medical Negligence Information
When you book into a hospital or clinic for some treatment, or even pay a quick visit to your GP, you're placing your health and total trust into the hands of professionals you feel sure you can rely upon. After all, the medical staff in Britain work extremely hard and are usually totally dedicated to providing the highest possible level of care for their patients. Occasionally, however, mistakes are bound to happen. After all, doctors, nurses and dentists, however highly trained and experienced, are only human and, just like the rest of us, they can sometimes get things wrong.
A case of medical negligence can be said to have taken place if it can be demonstrated that the levels of care and attention delivered was less than that which would have been expected. Often, when medical mistakes are made, the patient may be none the wiser, or may suffer only mild discomfort which can be written off as the expected after effects. On occasion, however, medical errors are made which cause serious personal injury to the patient. A major case of clinical negligence could lead to long term serious illness or disability or, in the most serious cases, the actual death of a patient. Cases of medical negligence could include any of the following:
- Wrongly prescribed medication
- Unclean medical equipment
- A delay in providing the necessary treatment
It doesn't matter if the medical treatment in question took place in an NHS hospital, a private clinic or a dental surgery. If an error has been made then you have every right to make a claim for compensation.
Although medical negligence claims are, by their very nature, more complicated and difficult than other personal injury claims, they are still worth pursuing both for your sake, and for the sake of raising the standards of medical care in general.