Injury solicitor in Charnock Richard – Medical negligence claims
Unfortunately there are numerous reasons why someone may want to bring a compensation claim on the grounds of medical negligence.
Here are just a few:
Thankfully this is not a common occurrence, but sometimes a person does need to have a limb amputated due to medical negligence. This generally occurs where oxygen has been prevented from circulating to the limb, or infection has been allowed to take hold, either due to misdiagnosis or inadequate treatment.
This is clearly one of the most serious outcomes as a result of medical negligence. Two key reasons why this can happen are because the seriousness of a head injury has been missed or when oxygen has not able to circulate to the brain properly.
Although mistakes can occasionally be made during an operation the majority of claims in this area relate to whether or not the medical team fully explained the operation and possible side effects to the patient and also whether they then obtained full consent from that patient to proceed with the operation.
We all know the importance of finding cancer early to give the patient the best possible outcome. However in some cases cancer is either misdiagnosed or there is a delay in diagnosis, which can mean the patient suffers more than was necessary.
Problems can occur with psychiatric patients in terms of their physical treatment, if perhaps they are being restrained, or in terms of their mental health, perhaps because they have been misdiagnosed or released into the community too early.
Inadequate care and attention
Due to the nature of accident and emergency wards it can sometimes happen that there are simply not enough staff on duty to deal with the number of patients on the ward. If a patient is left unattended for a prolonged period of time, or is not allocated to a cubicle, but instead left in a corridor, they may be eligible for compensation for the further upset and stress added to their hospital visit.
As well as medical negligence claims being brought against hospitals they can also be brought against GPs. GP issues often relate to misdiagnosis of serious or fatal illnesses. They are slightly different to claims brought against a hospital as the case only usually involves the patient and the GP rather than a whole medical team. It therefore relies more on the memories of just two people and, of course, the GP’s notes.
If you have need of an injury solicitor in Charnock Richard then why not get in touch with the Accident advice helpline.
How can Accident Advice Helpline help?
Accident Advice Helpline have operated as a personal injury compensation law firm for over ten years and have helped numerous claimants obtain compensation. Our experience and network of solicitors means that we’re able to handle a wide variety of personal injury compensation claims and we even work on a no win, no fee basis.
To find out more about how an injury solicitor in Charnock Richard could help you obtain compensation, simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile. Our friendly and professional team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so we’re always on hand to answer your questions or resolve your queries.
Alternatively, why not visit us online and take our 30-second test to find out just how much compensation you could receive by making a claim?
Date Published: 31st December 2013
Author: David Brown