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Medical Negligence Compensation Claims

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Medical Negligence Claims

All medical professionals, from general practitioners to surgeons owe their patients a duty of care to ensure that they receive the correct treatment in a suitable manner.

But unlike many other professions a single mistake from a medical practitioner can have drastic consequences for the patient involved. A breach of this duty may entitle you to make a claim for medical negligence.

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Establishing Medical Negligence

In order to establish medical negligence there are two hurdles to overcome:

  • Firstly you have to show that the care provided fell below the standard of a reasonably competent medical professional.
  • Secondly, if breach of duty is established, the next step is to establish Causation. This means establishing that it was the treatment that caused the damage, which would not have otherwise occurred. In medical cases this is often the most difficult part of the claim to establish.

Types of Medical Negligence Claims

Medical (or clinical) negligence covers a broad range of medical errors, misdiagnosis or low standard of care. Below is a list of the more common negligence cases we deal with:

  • Surgical Injury
    Surgical procedures where errors are made or the surgery is not undertaken to a high standard.
  • Reaction and complications to treatment or drugs
    Being prescribed the incorrect dosage of drugs or type of treatment causing severe adverse effects.
  • Misdiagnosis
    A misdiagnosis claim can be raised if you are diagnosed with an illness which you do not actually have or you were informed that you had no illness when in fact you had.
  • Birth Injury
    Complications or birth injuries during labour caused by preventable medical actions not carried out.
  • Anaesthetic awareness claims
    Anaesthetic awareness can range from being able to hear the operation occurring to the agony of feeling a surgical procedure taking place.
  • Care Home Abuse
    Abuse of elderly or disabled relatives in care can occur in many different forms including physical, mental, emotional or sexual abuse.
  • Dental Negligence
    Incorrect extraction, careless work or failure to identify infections are common forms of dental negligence.
  • Breast Implants
    Breast implants are the most common type of cosmetic surgery in the UK, however loss of feeling and problems with implants still occur.
  • Hospital acquired infections
    If a poor level of hygiene is present hospitals can contain infections such as MRSA, MSSA and C Difficile.

Making a Medical Negligence Claim

We want to help you overcome the difficulties you face after suffering from medical negligence by making a compensation claim on your behalf.

Call us today on 08000 93 00 94 to discuss your claim with one of our advisors, or if you prefer, complete an Online Claim Enquiry and we'll call you back. We will discuss your case with you and give you professional advice on whether we can assist you in making a medical negligence compensation claim.

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Complex Injury Claims

Severe and Serious Injury Claims

We are fearlessly committed to achieving the best outcome in complex injury claims. Our team of complex injury lawyers are among the best in the country.

Clinical negligence claims, due to their complexity can take time to investigate and settle, and like most personal injury cases an independent medical assessment is often needed.

Proving that the medical professional or the institution accused was at fault and directly negligent for your injuries has its difficulties. You can read our guide to proving Medical Negligence which details the general process and the initial steps of complaining.

At Spencers Solicitors we have a team of highly experienced solicitors with a great deal of knowledge and understanding on investigating negligence. We are here to assist you and overcome any difficulties you may come across when pursuing your negligence claim.

If you would like to pursue a clinical negligence compensation claim the first thing to do is contact us. You can call us on 08000 93 00 94 or send us an Online Claim Enquiry.

Our philosophy is simple: as specialist medical negligence solicitors what we do above all else is look after you and your best interests.


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