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The UK has an excellent health service and whilst the medical and health professions do an incredible job, mistakes can happen which can lead to serious consequences. If you, or a member of your family has suffered as a result of poor medical care then it may be possible to bring a claim against the medical expert, health authority or trust.
Clinical and medical negligence claims can be some of the most complex types of personal injury claim. However, our clinical and medical negligence personal injury specialists have extensive experience in claiming compensation for victims of medical injuries.
Our team can deal with complex medical terminology and procedures and they have the ability to explain in straightforward terms what has happened and what it could mean for you.
We subscribe as a member of Action against Medical Accidents - a UK charity for patient safety and justice. This gives us access to specialist resources and enables our team to keep up to speed with the latest developments in this specialist area of the law.
Compartment syndrome: Our client had successful surgery for a heart condition but post-surgery he felt pain in his leg which increased in intensity throughout a period of hours. The condition was eventually diagnosed as compartment syndrome and fasciotomy surgery was eventually undertaken to relive the claimant’s symptoms. Due to the delay in identifying and treating the compartment syndrome, our client sustained long term damage to his leg/vascular system. Liability was accepted by the hospital and a six figure compensation award was recovered on behalf of our client.
Negligent knee surgery: Our client went into hospital for knee surgery which resulted in an unnecessary below the knee amputation. As a result of the negligence, the victim was confined to a wheelchair and received a substantial compensation award in excess of £1.6 million.
Failed sterilisation surgery: Our client underwent sterilisation surgery which was carried out negligently. She later became pregnant and recovered compensation for the earlier negligent surgery.
Failure to diagnose lung cancer: The hospital failed to diagnose a cancerous lung tumor which resulted in unnecessary suffering and premature death. We acted on behalf of the Estate and pursued a significant dependency claim following the hospital’s earlier breach of duty. It was an extremely complex case which required ten experts to provide evidence.
The progress of a medical negligence claim sometimes seems slow, but this is because they can be so complicated. Often reports need to be obtained from medical specialists to assess the impact of injuries on individuals. There may also be time needed to assess the long term effects of any injury.
The key is to ensure that as a victim you are adequately compensated for the care you will need.
For further information about clinical negligence claims, contact our solicitors in Alconbury, Peterborough, Spalding, Nottingham or Birmingham. If you think you may have suffered as a result of medical or clinical negligence, speak to one of our specialist team on the numbers below. They will listen to you and answer any questions you may have and give you an idea of whether you may be able to make a claim.