Medical & Clinical Negligence Compensation Claims
We willingly place our trust in the NHS and have always taken great pride in our national health service; however things still can and do go wrong. Sadly it is inevitable that errors and misjudgement is made. In health care mistakes, delays in treatment, misdiagnosis and malpractice can lead to very serious complications and even on rare occasions result in death.
What is Medical & Clinical Negligence?
Medical & clinical negligence is when care from a medical professional drops to a substandard level and causes injury or worsens a pre-existing health condition. This can happen due to misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, delayed or incorrect treatment and surgical errors. If your care or treatment was substandard you might have a claim. Contact one of our specialists on 0333 987 4161 if you feel you have experienced negligent care.
Common types of medical negligence claims:
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Are there different types of medical negligence claims?
Negligence claims fall under many different categories. An experienced solicitor will be able to advise which type of medical negligence your case falls into.
This is where it is decided that the victim is responsible for the injury and as expected in these cases no compensation or damages are awarded.
With comparative negligence it is found that the victim was also partially responsible for any injury received. In these cases it usually takes a court to calculate the balance of blame between the victim and the hospital / medical practitioner.
Vicarious liability is a top-level claim against the organisation responsible for management of the medical practitioner that caused the personal injury. An example of this would be the NHS who employs a nurse who accidentally administered the incorrect medication during an operation.
Gross negligence is the most serious of negligence cases and relates to injury sustained due to a complete disregard for the health of the victim by the practitioner. All medical professionals have a duty of care and a duty to keep the health of a patient at the forefront of their profession. Gross negligence cases see this duty absent. These cases will always see a court case due to the seriousness of gross negligence with medical practitioners often having their licenses revoked if found guilty. Licenses can only be revoked via a court case. Read more about gross negligence here.