Hospital Negligence & Injury Claims: Expert Medical Solicitors
Have you or a loved one suffered injury or harm because of the negligence of hospital staff or a hospital trust?
Whenever a person receives medical care, they put their trust in the relevant medical staff to administer the full and proper care required. Sometimes though the treatment a patient receives falls short of the accepted standard. Such below par treatment is deemed ‘hospital negligence’ in the eyes of the law and if you believe that you, a family member or a loved one has received such sub-standard treatment causing them pain or suffering, then it is highly likely you are entitled to pursue a compensation claim against the hospital.
First of all, we are truly sorry if you or a loved one has suffered in this way and as passionate legal professionals, we feel it our duty to help you seek justice and appropriate financial recompense. Here at Sheldon Davidson, we have expert Medical Negligence Solicitors who are highly versed in managing such cases. We are the go-to Medical Solicitors for clinical negligence claims Greater Manchester and we have a proven track record of success. We will be able to offer you quick, honest and impartial advice, as to whether there is a solid case after just one conversation, so call us today and get clarity on whether you are entitled to make a claim or not.
Types of hospital negligence
Hospital negligence can occur during the administration of any medical treatment and so it is impossible to provide an exhaustive list of all the different types. There are some common types that we see and pursue claims for time and again however and these are detailed below:
Accident & Emergency Claims
Any Accident and Emergency department in the UK is busy and filled with people suffering from a whole host of injuries ranging in severity. Unsurprisingly it is a fast-paced environment where early evaluation by Triage and eventual diagnosis and treatment provided by A&E medical professionals can make all the difference. Sometimes in this fast-paced environment mistakes can happen and failure or delay in diagnosis can have serious consequences for the patient.
To lose a limb for any reason is devastating and life-changing, but to lose one as a result of poor treatment provision, for a condition such as diabetes, or poor post-operative aftercare after a knee replacement, for example, is simply unacceptable. Worryingly there are many examples of unnecessary lower limb amputations across UK hospitals and the consequences for the patient and their families are far-reaching and lifelong. There are also examples of unnecessary upper limb amputations, but these tend to be less common.
Anaesthetists are highly trained medical professionals for good reason, in that there is a high risk of serious harm to a patient if anaesthetic drugs are administered incorrectly. Sometimes mistakes do occur and there can be grave consequences, as patients can suffer nerve damage, brain injury and in extreme cases even death.
Birth Injury Claims
Obviously pregnancy and the eventual birth of a child is a joyous and momentous milestone to be celebrated. Sometimes however there are complications during pregnancy, labour, or in the minutes shortly after birth which can put the health and life of the baby or mother at risk. Correct, urgent and expert medical care in such cases is vital. There are unfortunately cases where negligence does occur, and this can have serious, lifelong consequences for the health of the child, or the mother.
Clearly, a Cancer diagnosis is very frightening and the earlier a patient can be diagnosed, and the correct treatment started, the better the chances of longer life-expectancy and even survival. In some cases, however, diagnosis can be delayed as a result of medical negligence and this can mean the cancer is left untreated until a greater stage and thus the life expectancy of the patient is shortened.
Meningitis is a bacterial or viral infection which causes inflammation of the membranes that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. As many people are aware Meningitis can be difficult to diagnose, especially in children, but prompt diagnosis and medical treatment are critical. In case the prompt diagnosis is not received, Septicaemia can develop and this can have serious consequences such as permanent brain or nerve damage, limb loss and in extreme cases even death.
Paediatricians are specially trained in the treatment of children and have a responsibility to ensure correct and prompt diagnosis and proper treatment for any illness or injuries. Failure to diagnose or treat children correctly can result in serious injuries which can have 'whole of life' impact on the child. Such injuries can include birth injuries, resulting in Cerebral Palsy, failure to correctly diagnose serious infections such as Meningitis, failure to correctly diagnose hip dysplasia, which can have permanent consequences.
Surgical procedures are one of the key treatments offered by hospitals in the UK. Many are considered routine and are performed by medical Surgeons who are highly trained in specialist fields such as trauma / orthopaedic surgery, ENT surgery, general surgery, neurosurgery and vascular surgery. In some cases, mistakes are made during surgery which can have devastating consequences for the patient. Similarly, a patient can receive poor post-operative aftercare which results in serious infection and completely avoidable injuries being sustained.
Trust the hospital negligence claim experts at Sheldon Davidson Solicitors
The medical team at Sheldon Davidson Solicitors are rightly renowned as one of the North's leading medical negligence litigation teams with a strong track record of success in achieving justice and significant compensation awards for clients who have suffered hospital negligence. Similarly, we have many satisfied clients who tell us that the support of one of our Solicitors in managing their case has made all the difference.
Our approach is firstly to understand your unique situation and to show compassion for your suffering. We believe strongly in justice and that securing the maximum financial settlement possible is the least you deserve. All you need to do to investigate your claim initially is speak privately with one of our experts. We will tell you with confidence whether your case has a high chance of success and then if you should choose us to represent you we will stand and fight your corner all the way. Make that call today and experience the Sheldon Davidson approach for yourself.
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