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THE 5 MOST COMMON CAUSES OF MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIMS

Medical Negligence
Posted on: March 15th, 2022

When avoidable errors occur that impact a patients’ health or finances, there should be support provided. This is where we can help.

 

Medical negligence refers to a breach of the legal duty of care you are entitled to from healthcare professionals. For more information head over to our medical negligence page to learn more.

 

Here are 5 of the most common causes for Medical Negligence claims in the UK:

Medical Misdiagnosis

Typical examples include

●        When a patient is given an incorrect diagnosis

●        When a diagnosis is delayed or tests are not completed in time

●        When a condition goes undiagnosed despite symptoms

Surgical Negligence

The NHS is an incredible service that performs well the vast majority of the time. Surgery is sometimes unavoidable but surgical negligence can leave a patient in a worse situation than before the surgery.

 

Surgical negligence can be catastrophic for victims! Some of the issues might include surgery on the wrong part of the body, using too much anaesthetic or improper aftercare.

 

The most serious events are known as “never events” because they are so serious that they should never occur. Unfortunately between April 2020 and March 2021, 364 Never Events occurred, with the majority of these being wrong-site surgery (142) and retained foreign object post-procedure (80).

Prescription Errors

Prescription errors can be extremely damaging to a patient and could be in the form of:

●        A patient being given medication they are allergic to

●        The incorrect dosage of medication being prescribed

●        The incorrect medication being prescribed

 

In a prescription error claim, the mistake will be made at one of two stages. The mistake may be made by the doctor or GP who prescribes the medication or the pharmacist dispensing the wrong medication. Regardless of which may be at fault it could mean you are eligible to claim.

Hospital Negligence

Unfortunately, due to the busy nature of hospitals, there is a significant room for error. When you’re in a hospital receiving treatment you are likely to deal with multiple doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. Hospitals can be dangerous places.

 

 Wrongful Death Claims

Unfortunately, medical negligence and improper care can, in extreme circumstances, lead to the wrongful death of a patient. Dealing with the death of a loved one is a difficult process but it can be even more painful losing someone because of improper care or negligence.

 

Charles Atha of Atha & Co said.

Here at Atha & Co, we are experts in Medical Negligence. We have had much success in medical negligence claims and can guide you through the difficult process to ensure you get the compensation that you deserve.  We have a deep level of understanding both of Personal Injury Law along with a great deal of Medical Knowledge. This is precisely what is needed.

 

If your life has been impacted by Medical Negligence then Contact us on 01642 222575 or find us on Albert Road, Middlesbrough, opposite the Law Courts  today to find out how we can help you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The NHS treats around 1 million people every single day. With this many people being treated it is inevitable that complications will arise for some. When avoidable errors occur that impact a patients’ health or finances, there should be support provided. This is where we can help.

 

Medical negligence refers to a breach of the legal duty of care you are entitled to from healthcare professionals. For more information head over to our medical negligence page to learn more.

 

Here are 5 of the most common causes for Medical Negligence claims in the UK:

 

Medical Misdiagnosis

Surgical Negligence

Prescription Errors

Hospital Negligence

Wrongful Death Claims

 

Charles Atha of Atha & Co said.

 

Here at Atha & Co, we are experts in Medical Negligence. We have had much success in medical negligence claims and can guide you through the difficult process to ensure you get the compensation that you deserve.  We have a deep level of understanding both of Personal Injury Law along with a great deal of Medical Knowledge. This is precisely what is needed.

 

If your life has been impacted by Medical Negligence then Contact us today to find out how we can help you Call us on Middlesbrough 222575 or find us online.

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Written by: lk

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