Medical Negligence Solicitors Carlisle- No Win No Fee
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What is Medical Negligence?
Medical negligence is when a healthcare professional fails to provide the appropriate standard of care, resulting in harm to the patient. This can include errors in diagnosis, treatment, or management, as well as a failure to obtain informed consent.
In order to prove medical negligence, the patient must show that:
- The healthcare professional owed them a duty of care.
- The healthcare expert breached that duty of care.
- The breach of duty caused the patient’s injury.
- The patient suffered as a result of the injury.
The standard of care is the level of care that a reasonably competent healthcare professional would have provided in the same situation. This standard is determined by taking into account the relevant medical knowledge and practices at the time of the incident.
Medical negligence cases can be complex and difficult to prove. It is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible if you believe that you have been the victim of medical negligence. Our medical negligence lawyers in Carlisle can help you to assess your case and determine whether you have a claim.
Examples of Medical Negligence
Clinical negligence can manifest in various ways, as medical practitioners can make errors or exhibit negligence in different aspects of patient care. There are several types of medical negligence, which include:
- Misdiagnosis: When a medical professional fails to accurately diagnose a patient’s condition, resulting in incorrect or delayed treatment. For example, if a heart attack is mistaken for indigestion and antacids are prescribed instead of immediate cardiac care, a misdiagnosis claim may be warranted.
- Surgical Errors: Occurring during surgical procedures, these are preventable mistakes made by surgeons. They can involve operating on the wrong body part, leaving surgical instruments inside the patient’s body, or damaging surrounding tissues or organs. Surgical negligence errors can occur in emergency surgery, elective cosmetic surgery, and even dental procedures.
- Medication Errors: This category encompasses various mistakes, such as prescribing the wrong medication, administering an incorrect dosage, or failing to consider potential drug interactions or allergies. An example would be a nurse administering the wrong medication due to confusion with similar-looking packages.
- Birth Injury: Negligence during childbirth can lead to harm to both the mother and the baby. This may involve the failure to monitor fetal distress, improper use of delivery instruments resulting in long-term brain injury or trauma, or delayed response to complications.
- Anesthesia Mistakes: Errors in administering anaesthesia can have serious consequences. Examples include administering an incorrect dosage, failing to monitor vital signs during the procedure, or not considering the patient’s medical history when determining the appropriate anaesthesia.
How can Beacon Law assist?
Our team of medical negligence solicitors, Carlisle, can assist with a wide variety of personal injury claims, using their knowledge and expertise to obtain the best settlements for our clients.
We offer our services on a conditional fee agreement (no win, no fee agreement), meaning you don’t have to worry about the costs of making a claim and won’t be required to pay any fees unless your case is successful. Please have a look at the funding section on our website for more information regarding our fees.
To make a medical negligence compensation claim with Beacon Law, or if you have further queries, please get in touch with our law firm on 0330 1332 857. For claims involving other legal areas, such as commercial law or family law, you can use the Find a Solicitor tool on the law society website.