Medical/Clinical negligence cases can be some of the most complicated legal cases to pursue. They can also be some of the most traumatic and upsetting cases for the victim or their loved ones to contemplate. Cases of medical mistakes or poor treatment require from the lawyers not only sensitivity and compassion but also a deep legal knowledge.
When we seek medical advice we place an enormous amount of trust and faith in the doctors and nurses who care for us or our loved ones. In the vast majority of cases that faith and trust is repaid and the doctors and nurses carry out their work with skill, providing good care with no adverse consequences.
However, some people do suffer illness or injury as a result of the treatment given. This can happen as a result of:
- Incorrect diagnosis
- Birth injuries (e.g. Cerebral Palsy)
- Pregnancy issues
- Faulty medical devices or products
- Important symptoms ignored
- A delay in diagnosis
Claims for medical/clinical negligence can be brought against GPs, Hospital Trusts, Dentists and other medical professionals. It would be very wrong to suggest that medical negligence cases are easy, they are not, and in fact the law is such that the standard of proof required to prove a claim for medical negligence is extremely high, and indeed even if a majority of doctors would have acted differently or in a different manner, this does not guarantee the success of a claim.
In cases where fault can be established, our lawyers can and will engage specialists in rehabilitation, therapy and care and where necessary will ensure private medical treatment is available to you.
If you or a loved one have suffered illness or injury as a result of a medical mistake or poor care, speak to us to see if we can help.
For further information please ring us on Freephone 0800 230 0573 or 0800 988 1549.