Medical negligence includes any injury or illness caused to a patient due to poor provision of medical care.
We appreciate this can be a difficult and frustrating time for an individual, who seeks medical help hoping to recover, and instead comes off worse. Types of medical negligence include:
A misdiagnosis includes either a wrong diagnosis or the failure of a doctor to identify a serious problem. As a result, an individual has to go through an unnecessary operation, spend unnecessary amounts on treatment and medication, suffers serious side effects from wrongly administered medication or, in the case of a late diagnosis, live with a bodily defect and endure a lengthy recovery period.
Cosmetic surgery negligence
Cosmetic surgeries performed by qualified professionals almost always go well. Unfortunately, complications and errors occur occasionally, caused by negligence. Types of negligence include poor maintenance of environment and equipment that are used for surgery, poor health and safety or a lack of communication of the risks involved to a patient before commencement of surgery.
A family who is unable to care for a loved one due to lack of facilities at home, registers them to a care home with the expectation that they’ll be well looked after. When negligence occurs in the care home, it can cause immeasurable amounts of heart ache to both the patient and their family. A failure to provide adequate food and water, receiving abuse from staff, a misdiagnosis and mental health problems for the patient as a result of the aforementioned is simply unacceptable.
Fatal negligence is the loss of life due to receipt of poor care due to errors in surgery, administering of medicine and a failure to diagnose. Recovering from a loss is hard enough, knowing a loved one’s death was easily preventable is harder to swallow.
NHS or GP negligence
You go to a healthcare institution run by the NHS expecting to be looked after. Suffering negligence and further complications and worsening of your condition is difficult to endure.
Laser eye surgery
The purpose of laser eye surgery is to permanently improve your eyesight. In rare occasions, someone may come out of surgery worse off owing to negligence in equipment, health and safety and in general care.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Pregnancy and childbirth are one of the happiest moments in anybody’s life. A failure to diagnose and treat an element, which later causes complications and loss of life is unimaginably distressing.