You or your loved ones can bring a case in negligence against a healthcare professional (e.g. doctors, surgeons, consultants, dentists, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, opticians, Accident and Emergency staff, radiologists, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists) for injury, loss and damage caused as a result of a failure of diagnosis and/or treatment received from that healthcare professional where no medical practitioner of equal specialist or general status and skill would be guilty of, if exercising ordinary skill and care.
The specialist healthcare disciplines of medicine, surgery, nursing, dentistry, cosmetic surgery, laser surgery, pharmacy, radiology, physiotherapy, dermatology, psychology and psychiatry are constantly changing and becoming increasingly complicated.
If you believe you or one of your loved ones have suffered an injury, failed to recover fully from a procedure or worse as a result of medical treatment, you can talk, without obligation, to a qualified and experienced solicitor at this firm to explore what legal remedy you may possess to right that wrong.
2. Some examples of medical negligence claims against specialists may include:
Failure to diagnose or treat a serious illness.
Failure to diagnose or treat a serious mental illness such as depression, dementia.
Failure to warn about the risks of a particular treatment.
Failure to refer a patient to another specialist where it was necessary to do so.
Failure to obtain informed consent for an optional or elective surgery such as laser eye surgery, weight loss surgery, plastic surgery.
Failure to carry out an operation properly with the required standard of reasonable care causing a surgical complication which would not have occurred if the operation was carried out properly and with the necessary attention and reasonable standard of care.
Failure or delay in providing a proper standard of medical care, diagnosis and treatment reducing a patient’s chance of full recovery from their medical condition.
Poor childbirth care and procedures causing physical and psychological birth injuries to the baby and mother,
Injury or death caused by careless and negligent heart surgery, plastic surgery, weight loss surgery, key hole surgery, ear, nose and throat procedures.
Failure to prevent or diagnose deep vein clots which results in a severe heart attack or death.
Late or incorrect diagnosis causing brain and spinal cord injuries.
Failure to use clean surgical instruments, swab an open wound, clean your hands before an operation causing the patient to contract an infection such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus).
Erroneous removal of a limb or organ
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