The Most Common Medical Negligence Claims

Date Added 11.03.16

Clinical or Medical negligence covers medical specialities where you have suffered an avoidable injury as a consequence of something that was done (an act) or something that they failed to do (an omission) by a healthcare professional.

Healthcare professionals include Doctors, Surgeons, Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Physiotherapists, Paramedics, Midwives, Audiologists, Radiographers, Psychologists, Dieticians, Optometrists, amongst others.

The most common areas where claims for clinical/medical negligence arise are in Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Medicine, Accident & Emergency, Anaesthesia, Psychiatry, Radiology, Pathology, Ambulance /Paramedic, GP, Nursing Care.

In each area the negligence may be due to the actions of a member of staff (e.g. where a surgeon removes the wrong leg), or it may be due to the omission of a member of staff (e.g. where a nurse has failed to measure your blood pressure, which would have picked up that you had internal bleeding).

Do you have a claim?

To work out if you may have a claim the key questions to ask yourself are;

1)    Have you suffered an unexpected and serious injury?

2)    Was it due to a healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, physiotherapist etc.)?

3)    Is it likely to last more than a few weeks?

4)    Has it cost you some money, or have you lost money?

5)    Was your clinical or medical negligence within the last 3 years?

If the answers to each question is ‘YES’ then we may be able to help you. There are other things to take into account but we can discuss them with you, after you have provided us with further information.

Tollers specialist lawyers

The head of the Clinical/Medical Negligence Team at Tollers is Dr Darren Conway PhD.  Darren has specialised in the area of clinical/medical negligence since re-qualifying as a solicitor. He has considerable experience of clinical/medical negligence claims, having trained and worked for a leading niche practice in London, and subsequently for both a national and international firm specialising in the field of clinical negligence.

If you or a loved one have suffered from clinical or medical negligence please call for free, ‘No Win No Fee’ advice on 0333 414 9123.

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