Have you been a victim of medical negligence?
When we need medical advice or treatment we place a huge amount of trust in medical experts. However, medical professionals can make mistakes, and there can be serious consequences. If you have suffered as a result of medical negligence it can be difficult to know where to turn.
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Other medical negligence case studies from What’s My Claim Worth:
- £9,000 awarded for failure to obtain informed consent
- £35,000 for misdiagnosis of a broken wrist
- £10,000 awarded for delayed diagnosis of tumour
- £1,750 for error in prescription at local pharmacy
- £3,000 awarded for clinical negligence against hospital
- £9,000 compensation due to hospital negligence
- £530,000 awarded for incorrect diagnosis at local A&E
- £5,000 awarded due to hospital negligence after caesarean section
- £40,000 awarded for hospital negligence after falling from hospital bed
At What’s My Claim Worth we have specialist medical negligence solicitors who are experienced in dealing with all kinds of medical negligence claims. We have helped thousands of people in similar situations and can give you the support and legal advice you need to make a claim. We even have a dual qualified doctor/solicitor on the team, so you can be sure that you are getting the best possible advice.
Causes of medical negligence
Medical negligence is a broad term relating to an act or omission by a medical practitioner which causes pain or injury to the patient. This could include:
- Delayed or failed diagnosis
- Medication and pharmaceutical errors
- Missed fractures and broken bones
- Dental negligence
- Injuries occurring in pregnancy and childbirth
- Surgical errors
- Accidents whilst being treated
- GP errors
- Accident and emergency claims
- Failed contraception
No matter what your circumstances if our medical negligence lawyers believe you have a strong claim, we will offer to pursue it on your behalf – whether against a private hospital or the NHS.
Delayed diagnosis negligence
One of the most common forms of medical negligence is delayed diagnosis. Delayed diagnosis can occur when a condition is missed or misdiagnosed, especially when symptoms are difficult to recognise. However, delayed diagnosis can also occur as a result of medical negligence due to:
- Insufficient investigation
- Failure to run standard tests
- Not following up abnormal results
The consequences of a delayed diagnosis can be extremely serious. It can prevent you from getting the right kind of treatment and seriously reduce your chances of recovery.
If you believe that your condition should have been diagnosed more quickly than it was, or if your condition was initially misdiagnosed, it’s worth speaking to a member of our medical negligence team. They will be able to advise you on whether you have grounds to claim compensation.
How to make a medical negligence claim
If you have been affected by any form of medical negligence, from a delay in diagnosis to missed broken bones, then you may have a claim for compensation.
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Liability was admitted in full by the defendant hospital and our client recovered the sum of £40,000 by way of compensation.