Common medical errors
If you have been the victim of a medical error, then you should be able to make an injury claim in Portstewart against the medical professional who made the mistake. Particularly if you have been badly injured or there have been severe consequences of the mistake, you should be compensated for any pain or stress you have been put under.
Medical mistakes are sadly quite common, so it is always worthwhile looking out for them. If you feel that you have been the victim of an error, you should let your doctor know straight away or ask for a second opinion. Then you can speak to someone about making a compensation claim.
Here are some of the most common medical mistakes.
Medication mistakes, infections and lab errors
These are shockingly common and can actually be very dangerous or even fatal to patients. Medication errors include patients being given the wrong doses of something or being given the wrong type of medication due to misdiagnosis or miscommunication within the GP surgery or hospital. Bad handwriting can lead to patients being given the wrong medication, and a doctor not checking a patient’s medical file properly can lead to patients being given medicines that they are allergic to.
Medical professionals have a duty of care to you when you are with them, whether you are visiting as an outpatient or having a hospital stay. This means that their hands and all equipment they use should be completely clean and sterilised. Being touched by a doctor who has touched another patient without washing their hands can lead to you picking up infections.
These mistakes can be the most upsetting. An error in the lab can mean that you find yourself diagnosed with an illness that you do not have, causing untold stress and misery. Or, it could mean that you are not diagnosed with something that you do have which requires treatment. It can take a long time to realise that a mistake has been made in the lab, and this can make problems much worse.
Making a medical negligence injury claim in Portstewart
If you call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from mobiles) , you can speak to our friendly, helpful team of advisors about making a injury claim in Portstewart. All you need to do is give the team details of what has happened and the consequences of this for you. You may be asked to provide any proof that you can or have a medical assessment to prove what has happened to you as a result of the negligence you have suffered.
You are under no obligation to continue with the claim once you have begun, but if you do so then you will work with professional personal injury lawyers, who will handle your injury claim in Portstewart for you.