In most cases where you need medical treatment the care you receive is of a high standard.
There are times however when the treatment received falls below the standard you are entitled to expect and as a result of that you might suffer further injury.
In these circumstances a claim might be pursued for the consequences of this “clinical” or “medical” negligence.
Clinical or medical negligence claims might be pursued against any health adviser whose treatment falls well below the standard of care you are reasonably entitled to expect. This might include Consultants and other staff at a hospital where you are treated, GPs and staff employed by the GP, Physiotherapists, Dentists and other healthcare professionals.
Examples of the how the medical profession might fall below the standard of care you can expect include:
Examples of claims we have successfully pursued include cases where a GP failed to diagnose a hip deformity in a young child which resulted in surgery being necessary many years later, where physiotherapy treatment resulted in burns and scars to a client’s neck, where a client suffered injury when he fell from a bed due to lack of care by hospital staff and many, many more.
The types of injury you might suffer as a result of clinical and medical negligence might vary considerably depending upon the nature of negligence and your medical condition and issues.
If you have been injured as a result of negligence by the health profession then you should seek legal advice on how to pursue a claim both for your injuries and the financial losses caused by the injury.
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