Clinical Negligence

Clinical Negligence (or Medical Negligence)

When being treated by someone working in the healthcare profession, we expect to receive a certain standard of care. Medical professionals are bound by law to attend to your needs to the best of their ability.

Unfortunately, there are occasions where the standards of care fall below acceptable levels.

If you are unhappy with the quality of medical treatment you have received, or have suffered because of a failure to meet standards in care or procedures, you may be able to make a claim for clinical negligence.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of medical treatment it does not necessarily mean that the treatment was negligent—the incident itself may not have been avoidable. Therefore, it is vital that you contact qualified solicitors to seek advice and guidance on whether or not you can make a claim.

 

Examples of Clinical Negligence include:

  • Failing to diagnose a condition
  • Incorrect diagnosis
  • Administering the wrong drugs
  • Failing to obtain consent for treatment
  • Failing to warn about the risks of a particular treatment
  • Wrongful amputation
  • Midwifery errors
  • Cosmetic Surgery

Claire Hutchinson, Head of Clinical NegligenceClaire Hutchinson, is our Head of Clinical Negligence. Contact her to discuss whether you may be able to make a claim.

0161 772 9922