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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Category : Medical negligence claim

    Can I sue my dentist?


    ContentsKeep good records in case you need to sue your dentistReasonable expectationsWhen you visit your dentist, whether for emergency or planned treatment, you are entitled to a certain level of competence from all staff involved. In any procedure things can go wrong and sometimes they are unavoidable, but in cases of negligence, whether from ignorance….

    My nose job has gone wrong – can I claim?


    No medical procedure can ever be guaranteed to be 100% successful, even when carried out by the most diligent of surgeons. However, mistakes do happen, so if your nose job has gone wrong because of a mistake at the hands of surgeons, you may be able to claim medical negligence compensation. Nose jobs are carried….

    Claiming compensation for Asperger’s misdiagnosis


    ContentsClinical negligence compensation claimsContact a personal injury lawyer for more informationThere are two types of misdiagnosis – either your GP could fail to diagnose your illness at all, or, more commonly, they could provide you with an incorrect diagnosis. For those suffering from Asperger’s syndrome, diagnosis can often be difficult, as individuals display normal to….

    How to make a claim against the ambulance service


    ContentsWhy might you consider a claim against the ambulance service?Was the ambulance service negligent?Call our team today to find out if you could claimEvery day, thousands of paramedics go to work for their local ambulance service. In London alone, ambulances have been a regular sight on the roads for over a century. Each part of….

    Can I claim for pneumonia?


    ContentsWho is to blame?Symptoms of pneumoniaTreatment and prognosis for pneumoniaAre you at risk of developing pneumonia?How much compensation could you get for pneumonia?Next steps in your claim for pneumoniaPneumonia is an inflammation of the tissue in the lungs usually caused by a bacterial infection. The tiny air sacs located at the ends of the breathing….

    Claiming compensation for ADHD misdiagnosis


    ContentsMedical misdiagnosis and negligenceHow to claim for ADHD misdiagnosisAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (commonly referred to as ADHD) is a behavioural disorder which causes symptoms of restlessness, fidgeting, an inability to concentrate and a short attention span. Sufferers also have episodes of over-activity and can be impulsive. The disorder is most commonly diagnosed at an early….

    Cosmetic accidents: Eyelid surgery


    In the UK, cosmetic surgery is a lucrative business and the NHS estimates that it will be worth £3.6 billion by 2015. Eyelid surgery is just one form of cosmetic surgery that is on the increase in the UK. Why is eyelid surgery needed? Many of us suffer from bags under our eyes as a….

    A negligent physiotherapist caused my personal injury


    A physiotherapist’s job is normally to help you recover from an accident or trauma – you’ll usually be referred for sessions of physiotherapy as part of your rehabilitation. But what if the person who is supposed to help you recover actually causes your personal injury due to negligent treatment? Whilst most physiotherapists are dedicated professionals,….

    Pneumonia claim


    Although you can’t claim compensation if you just get unlucky and pick up a bug the way most people do, there are several sets of circumstances in which it may be possible for you to make a successful pneumonia claim. If you acquire the infection in hospital, for instance, you may be entitled to claim….

    Pneumonia advice


    Pneumonia is the inflammation of tissue in one or both of your lungs and is usually caused by an infection from a bacterium or virus. Getting pneumonia advice quickly can save you from a serious illness. At Accident Advice Helpline we can offer legal advice if you think your illness was the fault of someone….

    Claiming compensation for nerve damage after surgery


    Surgical procedures for any kind of condition carry some risks, but the benefits often outweigh the risks. Every patient should be advised of the risks before any procedure, whether cosmetic or health-related and any physician performing surgery should be able to assess the patient to determine whether they are a fit candidate for an invasive….

    Failure to diagnose haemochromatosis


    Haemochromatosis is an inherited condition which causes excess levels of iron in the body. This excess iron can lead to joint pain, absent periods, erectile dysfunction and fatigue. Haemochromatosis is caused by a faulty gene inherited from your parents. This gene means the body can absorb more iron than it needs from food, leading to….

    Failure to diagnose anaemia


    Anaemia is a disorder which affects the blood and causes symptoms of tiredness and shortness of breath. Sufferers can also experience heart palpitations or heart problems in more severe cases, or if the disorder is undiagnosed. The condition occurs when the blood cannot carry enough oxygen to the organs, either because the sufferer has a….

    Compensation for Klebsiella bacteria infection


    In recent times we have seen a rise in the number of illnesses that have arisen from exposure to hospital environments that have been poorly maintained. Due to the number of patients and visitors you can expect to find in a hospital, the potential for dangerous bacteria that exists in these establishments is huge. It….

    Claiming compensation for wrong tooth extraction


    Having a tooth extracted is not a particularly pleasant experience. However, in some cases it is the best course of action, particularly if that tooth is rotten or has caused you a lot of pain. It goes without saying though, that you would expect the dentist to remove the right tooth. Just imagine being in….

    Compensation for blood clots (venous thrombosis)


    Every year some people develop a blood clot in a part of their body that requires treatment. This can happen as a result of a long-haul flight but it is not the only situation it occurs in. Whatever the case may be, the proper treatment needs to be given as soon as possible to ensure….

    Medical negligence claim


    If you are wondering when medical negligence could occur, the answer is following any situation where you receive medical treatment. Thankfully, most situations see patients receiving only the best care imaginable. Very few cases lead to a medical negligence claim being put forward by a patient, or the family of a patient. There are strict….

    Personal injury claim after being stabbed by a hypodermic needle


    Do you need to make a personal injury claim after being stabbed by a hypodermic needle  When people think about compensation, a personal injury claim after being stabbed by a hypodermic needle is not the first accident or incident that comes to mind. However, the range of consequences of being stabbed by a hypodermic needle make….

    Needlestick helpline


    What is a needlestick helpline? The problem with a needlestick injury is it is so horribly scary. The psychological pain is infinitely worse than a needle prick, prolonged because the victim has to wait for test results, and the symptoms of HIV and other terrifying infections can take weeks to show up in the blood….

    Needle stick compensation cases


    Compensation claims resulting from injuries by “sharps” come under the heading of needle stick compensation cases. “Sharps” include hypodermic needless, knives and scalpels used mainly in medical and dental procedures. Medical staff and paramedics are most at risk, but tattooists, refuse collectors, council workers and anybody else working in disposal or handling of such items….

    How do I make a claim for medical expenses?


    If you’ve been injured in an accident at work, a slip, trip or fall, or a road traffic accident, this often means that you’ll be building up medical expenses. Coupled with the fact that you may be unable to work, costs can spiral. Fortunately you will be able to claim these costs back as part….

    Claim for negligence


    How to prove a claim for negligence A claim for negligence arises when you have suffered personal injury or a road traffic accident. In a claim for negligence, one needs to prove that the accident was not a result of any negligence or carelessness on the individual’s part but that it occurred as a result….

    Needle stick injury


    Those working in occupations where they come into contact with hypodermic needles and sharp medical instruments can be faced with an agonising psychological dilemma should they be pricked or cut by them. It may not be so much the injury itself, which may be slight, but the traumatic wait following treatment for the injury to….


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