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We all trust doctors, dentists and other medical professionals to take care of us when we are ill or injured. We expect their advice and their actions to be accurate and to improve our condition. Indeed, in most cases they are exemplary. However, sometimes things go wrong, meaning that your condition worsens, or you develop another health issue.
Medical negligence is a very specialist area of professional negligence. We therefore have solicitors who have specific expertise in this area. We can help you if you or a loved one have been injured, or you believe your condition has been made worse by the actions (or inactions) of a medical professional; whether this be your GP, dentist, surgeon, or other healthcare professional.
Medical negligence duty of care
All professionals owe their clients a duty of care. This includes doctors, dentists and other medical professionals. This means that they must perform their jobs to a reasonable standard and with reasonable care. If your medical treatment falls below the standard that you should reasonably expect, you may be able make a medical negligence claim.
What is medical negligence?
Medical (or clinical) negligence is substandard care by a medical professional that causes an injury or makes an existing condition worsen. Examples of medical negligence include:
- Delay in diagnosis or treatment, meaning your condition worsens
- Misdiagnosis of an illness or injury
- Birth-related injuries
- Mistakes during surgery
- Failure to diagnose sepsis
- Prescribing or administering the wrong medication or the wrong dose.
If you feel you have a medical negligence claim, it is important to seek specialist legal advice from an experienced medical negligence solicitor. There are strict time limits (known as limitation) for medical negligence claims. In the main, this is three years. However, there are some exceptions, so it is worth getting in touch to discuss your claim. We always recommend that you contact us as soon as you become aware of any negligence.
Can I make a medical negligence claim?
If you believe that the actions of your medical professional have made your condition worse, our specialist medical negligence team can advise you. We will ask you a series of questions to work out whether you have a potentially successful medical negligence claim. We offer a FREE initial discussion where we can consider your case.
Our solicitors understand that medical negligence claims can be very stressful and/or relate to very personal matters. We manage medical negligence claims sensitively and as efficiently as possible. Medical negligence claims can be complicated and require a lot of careful discussion with a client.
We will advise you on all aspects of your claim and give you clear costs advice.
If you would like a FREE, no obligation discussion to see if you have a medical negligence claim, call us on (freephone) 0800 988 7756.
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