Medical negligence can have a lasting and profound effect on a patient’s physical and mental health so, if you feel as though you have been mistreated, then you should consult a solicitor for guidance.
What Does Medical Negligence Include?
Medical negligence can include
a misdiagnosis, an incorrect prescription, the failure to advise the correct treatment, not advising on risks, providing incorrect treatments or performing surgical errors. Clearly, all of these have the potential to be very serious. It’s easy to see the risks that a surgical mistake can pose, however, a simple misdiagnosis or providing the wrong prescription can have serious implications too, depending on the specifics of the drugs prescribed or the misdiagnosis.
Medical professionals have a strict duty of care towards their patients when they’re treating them for a disease or performing surgery. If these standards are not met and you believe that their duty of care towards you was not met, then you may be able to claim.
If you recognise any of the above situations, seek the guidance of a solicitor straight away.
How You Can Claim
If you believe that you have fallen victim to medical negligence, then you will need to prove that a healthcare professional has failed you and your rights as a patient. You must be able to prove that any subsequent injury or ailment you have suffered is a direct result of medical negligence. This means that you must have ample evidence, but a solicitor will be able to evaluate your grievances and construct a strong claim with you.
If the claim is successful, you are likely to receive substantial compensation for the pain that has been caused. You may also receive further money for loss of earnings, money spent on further professional care and any travel as a direct result of the negligence. It’s important, therefore, to keep track of any receipts.
As discussed, you will need a very strong case to make a claim, however, by working with your solicitor you may be able to claim back a huge amount of compensation.
At Keenan Solicitors we have experience dealing with many types of medical negligence claims in Northern Ireland,
these include but are not limited to:
- NHS negligence
- Private health negligence
- Dental negligence
- Birthing injuries – both mother and baby
- Anaesthetic injuries
- Nerve injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Orthopaedic errors
- Surgery errors
- Prescription errors
- Cosmetic surgery errors
- Unqualified professionals
- and more
Get In Touch
If you believe you have been victim to Medical Negligence call us on Freephone 0800 092 9994 and one of our expert lawyers will be glad to help.