There are many different forms of medical negligence. We have detailed some of the most common forms of medical negligence claims below:
- Prescription or Medication Errors
Most of us have been prescribed medication from our GP or another health professional in the past, and most of the time, these prescriptions are dispensed correctly. However, sometimes errors can occur and prescribed medication can be dispensed incorrectly. These errors can have serious consequences that can cause an array of health problems ranging from allergic reactions and even death in some cases.
There are different types of misdiagnosis which can result in individuals becoming entitled to medical compensation. These include an incorrect diagnosis, a late diagnosis and even a failure to diagnose. Unfortunately, any form of misdiagnosis results in providing incorrect treatment or not providing treatment at all to the individual – thus resulting in further health problems and even life-threatening risks.
- Pregnancy and Birth Injuries
Having a baby is both an exciting and often scary time for new parents, so when pregnancy or birth injuries occur, they can have devastating effects on all individuals involved. Birth injuries include any injuries suffered by the mother or the baby and can occur during the pregnancy, during labour and even after the birth. Pregnancy and birth injuries can not only have a physical impact on the mother and the baby, but they can also have lasting emotional impacts as well.
- Surgical Errors
With the majority of surgical operations conducted successfully, it’s sometimes difficult to believe that mistakes can be made during a surgical procedure. When these mistakes do happen, the consequences can often be life changing and even life threatening, and patients could be left with a worsening condition. Surgical errors can include but are not exclusive to, organ damage during operation, foreign objects accidentally left inside the body and even operating on the wrong part of the body.
If you or a loved one has suffered because of medical negligence in the UK, talk to us today for free on 01724 854000 to see if you could have a medical negligence claim. We can usually tell you within the first appointment whether you have the potential for a claim. Most medical negligence claims must be brought within three years from the point when a person ought reasonably to have known that he or she was a victim of medical negligence. Therefore, it is imperative that you seek expert legal advice as soon as you have concerns.
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