Misdiagnoses or failure to diagnose?
If any of these statements sound like something that has happened to you, or someone you know, then you may have a medical negligence case and could be entitled to compensation.
- You have to trust your instinct with these things, if you think something is wrong, then chances are, and you need to act.
- Seek immediate advice from a law firm you trust as time limits apply.
At United Legal, we are here to help.
We understand that you expect results from your doctor and when this doesn’t happen it can leave you hurt, out-of-pocket, and scared.
You do not deserve this.
You should be able to trust your medical professionals so if they’re actions, or lack of, mean that you can’t anymore, please call our experienced team here at United Legal.
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What is ‘Medical Negligence’?
Basically, claims for medical negligence happen when your GP, nurse, surgeon, specialist or any other healthcare professional generally fails to provide to you the acceptable standard of what’s known as their ‘duty of care’.
When their care of you slips below this standard, you could be entitled to compensation.
You may link medical negligence to the common TV-phrasing of ‘medical malpractice’. Medical malpractice is slightly different but still important and can give rise to compensation.
Medical malpractice happens when the negligence of a medical professional causes harm to you, as their patient.
It is important to know though, that this injury doesn’t have to be a ‘new’ injury but could be a worsening or aggravation of an existing injury.
So, what counts as Medical Negligence?
Medical Negligence is incredibly broad and can include anything from a misplaced needle to accidental amputation.
Common examples we have seen of medical negligence:
- Failure to diagnose a condition or injury
- Rough treatment leading to physical injury,
- For example, being dropped from a bed,
- A shoulder pulled out of its socket,
- Undesired results from surgery, including cosmetic surgery,
- “botched” breast augmentation,
- Internal cuts or “nicks” leading to physical consequences
- Birthing difficulties,
- Failure to warn of side-effects or risks,
- Failure to, or delay in, inform[ing] of test results (in a timely manner),
- Medication errors,
- Nursing home negligence.
Think you have a medical negligence case?
If you think that you may have been injured, or have experienced worsening of an existing injury, because of your experience with a medical professional then you may have a claim for medical negligence.
To achieve compensation, you need to be able to demonstrate that you have
(1) Suffered a harm
(2) That harm happened because of your medical professional failing in their duty of care to you.
Medical negligence and malpractice can be highly complex cases, and you need expert help to ensure a maximum result.
This is where we, United Legal, can help.
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