Injury specialists in Ravenshead and the legend of Robin Hood
Ravenshead is a village in Nottinghamshire. The legend of Robin Hood centres around the area of Sherwood Forest in which Ravenshead is located. Although a later addition to the legend, it is possible the priory inspired that one of Robin Hood’s followers, Friar Tuck. Will Scarlet is also supposed to be buried at nearby Blidworth Church.
If one of Robin Hood’s men was hit with an arrow, it was pretty much down to luck if they survived or not, apart from caring for the wound with herbal ointments, and trying to keep it clean, there was not much more they could do.
It is so different today, if the Sherriff of Nottingham ordered his men to fire their arrows on you, or you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, the medical profession has a lot more treatments than herbal ointments, and you stand a much greater chance of survival.
Even so, serious injuries can be life changing and if they were caused by the fault or negligence of someone else, the victim should make a personal injury claim using injury specialists in Ravenshead.
Our injury specialists in Ravenshead would visit the doctor
If you feel ill the first port of call is usually the doctor. They will chat to you about your symptoms, and then generally either prescribe medication or send you to the hospital for tests, or maybe both. Maybe not – maybe they send you away saying nothing is wrong, but you still feel ill. It could be they are missing something and in this situation, you should always ask for a second opinion.
A late diagnosis, or missed diagnosis, of an illness can have serious consequences, illnesses that were treatable can become untreatable if they are ignored. If this happens to you, or someone close to you, injury specialists in Ravenshead should be informed and a personal injury compensation claim for medical negligence should be made against the doctor.
It’s not just the doctors…
It is not only doctors who can make mistakes. What if:
- The optician messes up your laser eye surgery and makes your eyesight worse
- The dentist pulls the wrong teeth, or slips with the drill and cuts your mouth or face
- The surgeon amputates the wrong limb
- The nurse takes the cancer smear incorrectly and your illness is missed
- The pharmacist has two prescriptions with similar names and gives both patients the wrong medication
All ‘what if’, but all of these things have happened in the past, so there is no reason to suppose they could not happen again – these and many other things could go wrong when you visit a medical professional.
The normality is OK – you won’t need Accident Advice Helpline
Normally, seeing a medical practitioner is no problem, they will sort your problems correctly. It is only a very small minority of cases that go wrong, but if you are affected by a medical mistake, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline to discuss making a personal injury compensation claim for medical negligence.
Call our helpline on freephone number 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of our advisors. They are friendly and professional and will give you all the help and support you need.
Date Published: 1st November 2013
Author: David Brown