What is Medical Negligence?

Medical negligence is not something most of us will have to deal with in our lives. In the majority of healthcare cases, patients are treated effectively and will go on with their lives as normal.

However, there are occasions when things go wrong. This is when a trained medical professional makes an avoidable mistake, resulting in harm caused to you, the patient. Under such circumstances the patient is eligible to make a medical negligence claim. In 2018-2019, the NHS reported receiving 10,678 new claims of medical negligence. This included £200,000 every week in compensation to be patients who have suffered from BED SORES in hospital.

Medical negligence – also referred to as clinical negligence or medical malpractice – also covers occasions when a medical professional or organisation fails in their duty of care to you, causing you injury or harm. This includes:

  • failure to diagnose a condition
  • misdiagnosis of a condition
  • error during surgery or medical procedure
  • administering the wrong drugs
  • failing to warn you about the risks of a procedure or treatment
  • infections acquired during a stay in hospital

You may be able to make a medical negligence claim if you’ve been left with injuries or you’ve suffered an existing condition worsening because of poor medical care from healthcare professionals.

There is a chance you may be unhappy with the outcome of a medical procedure or treatment. However, if it is established that any healthcare professional could have made the same error, it is unlikely that you will have sufficient grounds for a medical claim.

We’re pleased to offer a wide range of services:

  • A&E Department Claims
  • Amputation Claims
  • Bed sores
  • Birth injury claims
  • Brain Injury Claims
  • Cancer Claims
  • GP Negligence
  • Mental Health Claims
  • Nerve Damage
  • Prescription Error Claims
  • Pressure Sore Claims
  • Spinal Injury Claims
  • Surgery Claims