MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE

There are many different types of areas in which you may experience medical negligence, including a vast array of specific injuries for which you will need expert legal assistance to make a claim.

Our experienced team of medical negligence solicitors have the requisite expertise across all of the areas listed below, understand the problems you are going through and will ensure that you will be able to secure the result you deserve for any claim that you make.

We assist clients with any area of medicine in which a potential error has occurred, including:

Surgical error
Birth injury
Cosmetic surgery
General practitioners
Amputations
Spinal injuries
Prescription errors
Cancer claims
Gynaecology
Hospital acquired infections
Inquests and fatal injury
Intensive care and anaesthetics
Orthopaedic
Paediatric Negligence
Dental negligence
Psychiatric patients

SURGICAL ERROR

Negligence can occur during the course of any surgery or following surgery when complications or infection may arise.

All surgery involves risk and complications that arise and sometimes they may not necessarily be negligent. There are however always cases where there was a clear failure by the treating surgeon to perform the operation to an acceptable standard, or carry out appropriate surgery for the problem.

Claims frequently arise from:

Nerve damage
Organ damage
Avoidable wound infection/prolonged recovery
Anaesthetic awareness
Negligently performed l surgery
Delays in performing surgery
Gall bladder removal
As surgery can be performed on any part of the body the nature of the injury is very wide ranging and the resulting injury can be minor or catastrophic.
Our very experienced team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers are here to assist and to advise. They will advise you comprehensively about the merits of your claim, funding and ensure that you and your family get the best possible results.
The majority of our cases are funded by way of a conditional fee agreement, more commonly known as a no win no fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.

For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0151 236 0039 today.

BIRTH INJURY

The birth of a new baby is generally a very special time for the parents and indeed the whole family. If things go wrong either during the pregnancy or birth, the effects can be devastating.
If either the baby or the mother suffers an injury due to medical negligence then you will be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Poorly managed delivery and after care can result in a number of injuries to your child that include:

Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy is a condition that can result from a baby being starved of oxygen during it’s delivery. A lack of sufficient oxygen causes damage to the brain and may result in the baby having physical or intellectual (often both) disabilities.
Cerebral palsy injuries are devastating and impact not only the child but also the parents and the rest of the family. Living with and caring for a child with a brain injury can be very challenging especially when the child needs 24 hour care, specialist accommodation equipment and various therapies. Securing funds to pay for the best level of care after traumatic birth injuries is vital to help rebuild lives.

We have considerable experience and expertise in representing clients. Where possible we will secure early interim payment of compensation to pay for care, rehabilitation, equipment and adaptations to accommodation if appropriate.

Other injuries include:
Erbs Palsy – Erbs palsy is nerve damage resulting from the baby’s shoulder getting stuck (also known as shoulder dystocia)
Fracture to the skull, legs, arms, shoulders and collarbone
Cuts and scars
Hip dysplasia
Infant death
Injuries to mothers
Still birth of a child
Psychiatric injury
Perineal tears
Wrongly performed suturing of episiotomy
Sepsis/infection
Retained products of conception
Retained swabs
Anaesthetic errors
Genetics

Our very experienced team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers are here to assist and to advise. They will advise you comprehensively about the merits of your claim, funding and ensure that you and your family get the best possible results.
The majority of our cases are funded by way of a conditional fee agreement, more commonly known as a no win no fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.

For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0151 236 0039 today.

Cosmetic Surgery

The number of people having cosmetic or plastic surgery in the UK has risen sharply in the last decade. Cosmetic surgery is now commonplace, with thousands of Britons undergoing cosmetic procedures every year. In the past year alone over 25,000 women in the UK have received breast implants.
Cosmetic surgery is also big business with an estimated £300 million being spent annually. And, as with other walks of life, where there is money to be made, there are people cutting corners.
Fortunately, medical standards in this country are very good. However, cosmetic surgery is not as strictly regulated as other areas of healthcare and cases of medical negligence arising during cosmetic procedures is all too common. Consumer watchdogs and health professionals have been campaigning for tighter regulation but in the meantime the problem is a growing one.

When cosmetic surgery goes wrong the consequences for the patient can be devastating: physically, emotionally and financially. This is when specialist legal advice from experienced solicitors like ourselves becomes so important.

We deal with all types of cosmetic surgery claim. Whatever has gone wrong, whether it involves breast surgery, nose surgery, a facelift, liposuction or some other cosmetic procedure – we are here to help
We provide our specialist service to victims of negligent cosmetic surgery throughout the whole of England and Wales. We work with some of the country’s most highly gifted barristers and have access to a wide network of medical experts.

Our very experienced team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers are here to assist and to advise. They will advise you comprehensively about the merits of your claim, funding and ensure that you and your family get the best possible results.
The majority of our cases are funded by way of a conditional fee agreement, more commonly known as a no win no fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.

For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0151 236 0039 today.

GP Negligence Claims

General practice claims arise out of medical negligence on the part of a general practitioner (GP). Our medical negligence team has successfully pursued cases against GPs for negligence. Whilst rare, GP negligence can be just as costly and cause serious injuries as any other type of medical negligence.

Some of the most common reasons for GP negligence claims include:
Failure to investigate symptoms
Failure to refer to a specialist
Failure to attend on a home visit
Failure to act on test results
Poor record keeping
Inappropriate prescribing of drugs or failure to review medication

Many people feel that they aren’t able to pursue a claim against their GP either through loyalty or because of difficulties in registering with a new GP, who will not know your medical history. But a victim of GP Negligence is just as likely to require the care and assistance or financial recompense as a victim of hospital negligence.

Our very experienced team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers are here to assist and to advise. They will advise you comprehensively about the merits of your claim, funding and ensure that you and your family get the best possible results.
The majority of our cases are funded by way of a conditional fee agreement, more commonly known as a no win no fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.

For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0151 236 0039 today.

Negligent Amputation

Amputation following medical negligence, whether because of a surgical error, or misdiagnosis, can lead to a claim for compensation.
If you have suffered the devastating consequences of an amputation because of medical negligence you want to know that your legal team will understand your needs, and support you at every stage of your legal claim.

Our amputation claims lawyers have extensive experience in handling claims relating to amputation as a result of medical negligence. Only a small number of amputations, each year are as a result of clinical negligence, but the failure of medical staff to identify symptoms such as a reduced oxygen supply to limbs, or the mistreatment or failure to diagnose infection in a wound, meningitis, or diabetes can ultimately lead to a limb having to be amputated with devastating consequences for the patient, usually not only physical but mental.

Our skilled and experienced amputation solicitors have proven experience in securing compensation awards for clients which they can use to improve their quality of life in many ways. Our clients have used their compensation to adapt their homes, or move to new accommodation; to purchase specialist equipment such as specially adapted cars; and to buy better quality prosthetic limbs than are usually available on the NHS. Our solicitors are well placed to support you throughout the legal process of a claim and have years of experience in helping clients appoint case managers and financial advisers where appropriate.

Our very experienced team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers are here to assist and to advise. They will advise you comprehensively about the merits of your claim, funding and ensure that you and your family get the best possible results.
The majority of our cases are funded by way of a conditional fee agreement, more commonly known as a no win no fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.

For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0151 236 0039 today.

Medical Negligence Spinal Injury Claims
Medical mistakes sometimes lead to spinal cord damage. Because spine injuries can cause paralysis and loss of feeling, they can be devastating, life-changing events.

Compensation claims for spinal injury due to clinical or medical negligence can be unusually complex. Our medical negligence team have the experience to deal with the difficult medical and legal issues arising from:

Mistakes from facet joint injections and caudal epidurals
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Missed fractures of the neck and back
Errors handling patients with neck and back injuries
Spinal surgery

Also in some spinal injury cases, but only after the other side has admitted liability for the injuries, we can obtain early part-payments of compensation enabling people to adapt their homes and arrange care at an early stage of a claim.

Our very experienced team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers are here to assist and to advise. They will advise you comprehensively about the merits of your claim, funding and ensure that you and your family get the best possible results.
The majority of our cases are funded by way of a conditional fee agreement, more commonly known as a no win no fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.

For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0151 236 0039 today.

Prescription Errors

Everyday hundreds of thousands of prescriptions are written and while the vast majority of these are prescribed and dispensed appropriately, errors can occur. Medical claims usually arise from mistakes made by GPs, hospital doctors or pharmacists.

Common prescription or medication error negligence claims

Incorrect dosage of medication prescribed.
Medication prescribed for too long.
Wrong medication being prescribed or dispensed.
Medication prescribed that contains ingredients that the patient is known to be allergic to.
Medications prescribed that shouldn’t be prescribed together.
Prescription, medication and dispensing errors can have serious consequences including brain damage, allergic reaction, digestive problems and psychological illness.
Children and medication error claims

Children are particularly vulnerable to prescription or medication errors. When prescribing or dispensing medication to a child, medical practitioners need to consider the child’s age and weight in order to determine a safe dosage.

Our very experienced team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers are here to assist and to advise. They will advise you comprehensively about the merits of your claim, funding and ensure that you and your family get the best possible results.
The majority of our cases are funded by way of a conditional fee agreement, more commonly known as a no win no fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.

For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0151 236 0039 today.

Cancer Misdiagnosis

Cancer needs to be diagnosed early and correctly so you have the best chances of recovery. If mistakes are made by medical professionals, your diagnosis might be delayed and it may mean your cancer is harder to treat, or has become terminal.

You may have suffered cancer related misdiagnosis if a medical professional didn’t do the following things:
Examine you correctly
Refer you to a cancer specialist
Recognise and investigate symptoms properly
Refer you for MRI and CT scans
Send you for the correct tests
Give you the correct treatment

We can help you if you’ve suffered a delayed or misdiagnosis of the following:
Breast cancer
Bowel cancer
Cervical cancer
Lung cancer
Ovarian cancer
Pancreatic cancer
Prostate cancer
Skin cancer
Testicular cancer
Brain tumours
Our very experienced team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers are here to assist and to advise. They will advise you comprehensively about the merits of your claim, funding and ensure that you and your family get the best possible results.
The majority of our cases are funded by way of a conditional fee agreement, more commonly known as a no win no fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.

For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0151 236 0039 today.

Gynaecological Claims

Women are examined by a gynaecologist in relation to pregnancy and childbirth every day, and these examinations, plus the subsequent investigations and treatments are a common practice. Typically, these are well performed following expert gynaecological consultations. Occasionally, mistakes are made, and injury or other negative consequences can occur. Under such circumstances, the patient could make a claim for gynaecology negligence compensation.

Whatever the circumstances of your gynaecological negligence issue, it’s your right to make a compensation claim and you shouldn’t be afraid of making a claim for gynaecology negligence compensation, just because of the concept of loyalty to the treating clinicians or any financial implications that you might think accompany the appointing of a legal representative.

Have You Suffered with a Negligent Gynaecology Procedure?

There are several different gynaecological situations within which medical professionals can unfortunately make an error or allow their standards to slip. They include:

Anterior and Posterior Repair Claims
Cervical Cerclage Claims
Diagnostic Laparoscopy Claims
Endometrial Ablation Compensation Claims
Endometriosis Misdiagnosis Claims
Failed Sterilisation Claim
Fertility Treatment Compensation Claims
Hysteroscopy Compensation Claims

Gynaecological claims for clinical negligence compensation are strongly refuted by NHS Trusts and defended by medical experts and their legal counsel. However, don’t be afraid to say that doctors caused you problems through their incompetence, or that an important procedure failed or that you were left in pain.

Our very experienced team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers are here to assist and to advise. They will advise you comprehensively about the merits of your claim, funding and ensure that you and your family get the best possible results.
The majority of our cases are funded by way of a conditional fee agreement, more commonly known as a no win no fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.

For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0151 236 0039 today.

Hospital acquired infections

Unfortunately hospitals are neither as safe nor as clean as we would all like them to be.

Medical professionals are over-stretched and resources are tight.

Surgical procedures are often very complicated and treatments can be highly technical and complex. Many of these carry some level of risk and most patients are warned of these risks before surgery.

Sadly mistakes are made by many medical professionals resulting in pain, heartache and frustration for victims and their families alike. Sometimes these mistakes result in hospital acquired infections either as a result of a lack of hygiene during surgery or in post-operative care. Hospital acquired infections are those which were not present at the time of admittance to hospital but were acquired during hospital care.

The most common types of infection are MRSA and Clostridium Difficile.

MRSA

MRSA is an increasingly common bacteria that is resistant to many antibiotics. The hospital environment can present many opportunities for MRSA to enter a patient’s body such as via open wounds, surgical scars etc. MRSA can occur at any age. Newborn babies have become infected via their umbilical cords and older patients have become infected due to open wounds.
MRSA is prevalent in the community and can be carried by people without causing any detriment to their health. However, patients undergoing surgical procedures or who require catheters or drips are vulnerable to infection if Health Authority policies and procedures are not followed.
This strain of bacteria is resistant to most antibiotic treatments although Vancamycin and Teicoplanin are used to treat this type of infection with success. Infection can result in prolonged hospitalisation, amputation and even fatalities.
Mainly transmitted by poor hygiene in hospitals and contributed to by the lack of barrier nursing facilities in hospitals. Hospital acquired MRSA may be distinguished from community strains and many hospitals require patients to be screened prior to admission for surgical procedures.
When considering a clinical negligence action relating to acquiring MRSA in hospital it is important that you are able to show the following:

Can you prove on the balance of probabilities that you acquired MRSA in hospital?

This is often a matter of expert evidence and an appropriate Microbiologist can provide an opinion on this point, although if you have a negative swab upon admission to hospital then you are almost bound to succeed on this point.

Was there a breach of the Hospital’s Infection Control Policy?

In these cases are able to establish whether there has been a breach of the policies very quickly by obtaining the policy under the Freedom of Information Act.

Did that breach cause any further injury or prolonged recovery?

It is not enough to show that MRSA was contracted in Hospital it must be established that you suffered a further injury. MRSA is prevalent in the community and can be carried by people without causing any detriment to their health.

Clostridium difficile (c diff)

Clostridium Difficile (C Diff) is a bacteria which is present naturally in the gut however some antibiotics used to treat other health conditions can interfere with the balance causing the bacteria to multiply which in turn causes symptoms of diarrhoea and fever.

C Diff produces spores that can live in the environment for a long time. Any surface, piece of equipment or furniture can harbour the spores. People become infected by touching contaminated surfaces.

The risk of cross infection increases when people have diarrhoea and when bathrooms and toilets are shared because the C Diff bacteria is shed by human waste.

Failing to wash hands properly after going to the toilet or after handling contaminated food can spread C Diff.

Symptoms of C Diff include:

Mild to moderate diarrhoea
Stomach cramps and tenderness
Fever
Loss of appetite
Nausea
In severe cases patients can suffer ulceration and bleeding from the colon (Colitis). C Diff can be fatal.

C Diff outbreaks can occur in hospitals. Hospital Staff should use disposable gloves and aprons when caring for infected patients. Affected patients should be segregated from others.

The most effective means of removing contaminated spores is to have a system of rigorous cleaning with warm water and detergent and good hand washing practice.

Alcohol gels should be used routinely by hospital staff between treating patients if hands are not visibly soiled. If hands are visibly soiled they must always be washed with soap and water first and then an alcohol gel.

Our very experienced team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers are here to assist and to advise. They will advise you comprehensively about the merits of your claim, funding and ensure that you and your family get the best possible results.
The majority of our cases are funded by way of a conditional fee agreement, more commonly known as a no win no fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.

For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0151 236 0039 today.

INQUESTS AND FATAL INJURY

An inquest is a very specific legal investigation conducted by a Coroner, (independent judicial officers who are usually lawyers or doctors with appropriate training in law). The coroner’s court is unlike any other civil or criminal court in that its role is limited to the determination of the facts surrounding a death. It is not for the coroner to seek to apportion any blame.

In general terms the purpose of an inquest is to establish the circumstances surrounding the person’s death including how, when and why the death occurred.

When is an inquest necessary?

An inquest is usually held where the death was:
Violent or unnatural
When the deceased was in a state detention including prison/police custody or detention under the Mental Health Act
When the cause of death is still uncertain after a post-mortem

What happens during an inquest?
An inquest will generally be “opened” soon after the death. This allows the death to be recorded and the deceased to be identified and the Coroner to give authorisation for a burial or cremation to take place as soon as possible.
Once the inquest has been opened it may be adjourned to allow for any other investigations to be completed. During an inquest, the Coroner is entitled to ask appropriate witnesses to attend and give evidence. The Coroner will usually ask each witness to summarise the events in their own words before asking them questions to clarify any points.

Anyone who is considered to have “a proper interest” can also question a witness. Someone with a proper interest is:
Parent, spouse, child, civil partner, anyone acting for the deceased
Anyone who gains for a life insurance policy of the deceased
Any insurer who issued such a policy
Anyone whose actions a coroner believes may have contributed to the death accidentally or otherwise
The chief of police
Any person appointed by government department.
Most inquests are carried out by the Coroner, although in some circumstances the Coroner will call a jury to decide the verdict. Juries are usually called when the death occurred in prison or in police custody.

Do you need representation?

Relatives of the deceased can attend the inquest and are able to ask the witness questions provided these are limited to the medical cause and circumstances of the death.

It is possible for the relative(s) of the deceased to be represented by a lawyer if they consider that legal representation will be of some assistance.

Our very experienced team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers are here to assist and to advise. They will advise you comprehensively about the merits of your claim, funding and ensure that you and your family get the best possible results.
The majority of our cases are funded by way of a conditional fee agreement, more commonly known as a no win no fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.

For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0151 236 0039 today.

Orthopaedic Negligence

Orthopaedics refers to injuries and diseases of your body’s musculoskeletal system such as the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves and is a common ground for litigation.

Treatment Complications

However, complications of treatment are not, in themselves, evidence of negligence; they are just unintended consequences that can occur, even when the treating doctor is exercising great skill and care. Unless you can show that you have suffered an injury as a result of an unacceptable standard of care then it may be difficult to establish a claim.

Missed Fractures Or Broken Bones

Sometimes, a missed fracture can occur; this can be painful, and may also hinder the healing process. While many orthopaedic specialists do assess fractures adequately, you may find that yours has missed a fracture that another specialist would deem to be obvious on an x-ray film. When fractures are not attended to promptly, the bone healing process can be disrupted, which may result in on-going mobility issues.

Red-Flag Symptoms

There may be a failure to identify red flag symptoms which may indicate that there is a medical emergency which if not treated will lead to catastrophic injury or significant disability such as cauda equine.

Errors During Surgery

In some instances, orthopaedic negligence can occur during surgery; poorly fitted prosthesis, grafts that have not been applied correctly, badly performed procedures can significantly reduce your quality of life. Such problems may not always be obvious at first, and only arise upon further assessment.

Secondary Treatment Mistakes

Secondary issues related to orthopaedic surgery can also result in a negligence claim, for example a tourniquet may have been applied for over long periods resulting in tissue damage and subsequent amputation.

If you feel your full consent was not obtained, you may be eligible for compensation as you should have been warned of the potential risks before consenting to the procedure so that you can make an informed decision to undergo that surgery.

Post-operative infection, muscular damage, and nerve damage can also be as a result of substandard care. If you have experienced orthopaedic negligence as a result of medical mistakes, you may have suffered from one of the following:

Being unable to work due to pain
Loss of earnings due to being unable to work
Being unable to enjoy social activities
Being unable to leave the house without assistance
The inability to perform everyday activities
Emotional or mental distress due to a combination of the above factors

Our very experienced team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers are here to assist and to advise. They will advise you comprehensively about the merits of your claim, funding and ensure that you and your family get the best possible results.
The majority of our cases are funded by way of a conditional fee agreement, more commonly known as a no win no fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.

For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0151 236 0039 today.

Paediatric Negligence

Paediatric claims arise out of mistakes in the treatment of children. There are a number of ways in which children can be injured due to paediatric negligence including:

Birth injuries
Cerebral palsy
Erb’s palsy
General medicine
Delay in diagnosis of a congenital or developmental hip dysplasia resulting in permanent injury.
Neonatology – dealing with diseases and illnesses in the first few weeks and months of life
Neurology – dealing with nervous system conditions such as epilepsy, brain injury, hypoxia
Endocrinology – dealing with hormone problems in children including diabetes, thyroid problems and growth problems.
Development – dealing with learning disability and physical disability.
Failure to promptly identify, diagnose and treat serious and fast acting infections such as meningitis, septicaemia, osteomyelitis and tuberculosis
Failure to diagnose and treat asthmatic attacks or more chronic illnesses such as childhood diabetes or epilepsy
Failure to identify and recognise the significance of headaches and/or deteriorating sight leading to delays in diagnosis of tumours
Maladministration of drugs and drug doses which can result in permanent disability and sometimes death, to include chemotherapy treatment
Failure to correctly identify and treat fractures, which can if left undiagnosed, present a long-term consequence with uneven or abnormal bone growth
Complications from tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
Undiagnosed seizure disorders (infantile spasms, epilepsy and pyridoxine deficiency)
Improper treatment of leukaemia.

Our very experienced team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers are here to assist and to advise. They will advise you comprehensively about the merits of your claim, funding and ensure that you and your family get the best possible results.
The majority of our cases are funded by way of a conditional fee agreement, more commonly known as a no win no fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.

For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0151 236 0039 today.

Dental Negligence

Some people are understandably nervous about going to their dentist, but most procedures are entirely routine and carried out without any ill effects.

However, if there is a problem and your dentist fails in their duty leading to an injury, such as permanent damage or loss of teeth which could have been avoided, you may be able to make a claim for dental negligence compensation.

What counts as dental negligence?
Dental procedures can often be quite complex, and there are a number of things that could go wrong. Have experienced any of the following:

Failure to correctly diagnose dental problems: If your dentist failed to diagnose gum disease, you might be left with a lifelong injury as well as tooth loss
Failure to treat dental problems adequately: Your dentist’s misdiagnosis leads to them carrying out the wrong type of treatment, causing you unnecessary pain and distress
Poor dental technique leading to further injury: Your dentist or orthodontist correctly identifies your dental problem, but carries out treatment poorly leading to further injury

Specific dental negligence injuries

Even though your dentist will often do the bulk of your dental work, injuries or accidents can occur at the hand of orthodontists, hygienists, dental nurses and dental therapists, who also provide you dental treatment and advice.
You should be able to trust your dentist’s judgement without question. If they recommend a specific treatment, there should be no doubt that it is the right option for you. However, if it becomes apparent that your dentist’s recommendation was incorrect or unhelpful, you could be entitled to make a claim.

Wrongful dental treatment is often a sign of negligence, and can lead to extra, unplanned expenses and painful suffering, which could have easily been avoided. If a private dental clinic carries out incorrect treatment, then this can cause even more financial damage. Incorrect treatment can also lead to extra dental procedures needing to be carried out to resolve the problems caused by the original negligence.

Negligent root canal treatment

Root canal treatment is normally required to combat tooth decay, a leaky filling or an infection caused by damaged teeth. It is a common procedure and, in the majority of cases, a successful one. On the rare occasion that something goes wrong, it is likely that you could be entitled to compensation. Issues arising from root canal surgery include fractured teeth, dental instrument residue, and failing to remove all of the infected bacteria before attaching the crown.

Incorrect fitting of a crown or bridges

Another common procedure is to have a crown or bridge fitted. Crowns cover a damaged tooth to provide extra strength and protection, while bridges are tooth-shaped structures that fill gaps where teeth are missing. It is important that these restorative implants fit perfectly. Otherwise, they can cause discomfort or not last as long as they should.

If your crown or bridge does not fit correctly, you can make a claim for any discomfort you have suffered, as well as the cost of having new implants fitted. It’s likely that you will also be able to reclaim the cost of the original treatment.

Delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of a dental issue

It is important that your dentist is able to correctly identify any potential dental issues at the earliest opportunity. The majority of dentistry experts pride themselves on their ability to predict and prevent dental problems. Occasionally mistakes are made, leading to either a misdiagnosis or treatment that comes too late. If this has happened to you, it might be a case of dental negligence.

Misinterpretation of tests

Part of any medical professional’s training is to be able to understand the results from any tests that are carried out. This is true in the world of dentistry, but unfortunately sometimes results are hard to read or interpret. If your test results were misinterpreted, this may have impacted your health and caused you to require extra treatment..

Mistakes during oral surgery

When you have oral surgery, all the risks should be clearly explained to you beforehand, allowing you to make an informed decision. If you sustained an injury during oral surgery and you were not warned about the risk of this injury, it could indicate that you’ve been a victim of dental negligence and that you can make a compensation claim.

Orthodontic errors

Orthodontists are expected to provide the same high standard of treatment as any other medical professional.

However, sometimes these standards fall below the level that is expected. If you think that your orthodontist hasn’t provided an acceptable standard of treatment contact us as we understand that dental work can be expensive and can often mean having to take time off work. If you have received treatment of an unacceptable level and have been injured as a result, we believe you should receive compensation for both your injuries, and the financial loss suffered.

Our very experienced team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers are here to assist and to advise. They will advise you comprehensively about the merits of your claim, funding and ensure that you and your family get the best possible results.
The majority of our cases are funded by way of a conditional fee agreement, more commonly known as a no win no fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.

For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0151 236 0039 today.

Psychiatric patients

Injuries to psychiatric patients can result from a wide range of failures such as inappropriate restraint, wrongly discharging into the community, failure to diagnose or treating wrongly, failure to assess what levels of clinical observations a patient should be on whilst an in-patient. Such failures can result in physical injury or death (sometimes by suicide) to the clients concerned.

Psychology is broadly the study of human behaviour and the mind, and can encompass both clinical and research areas. A psychologist is an individual educated and trained to perform research, testing and therapy of mental health. This is different from a psychiatrist, who is a medically trained doctor who specialises in the medical treatment of mental health disorders.

It is imperative that the most vulnerable in our society are protected whether that vulnerability is long-term or short-lived. We believe that mental health sufferers deserve the same high standards of treatment as all other members of our society. Where there has been a failing to provide adequate mental health care, or errors in that care, then there may be a case for Medical Negligence. For there to have been Medical Negligence we need to prove that the patient suffered injury or death (including suicide) under the care of Mental Health providers. This may include: misdiagnosis of a mental health condition, mental health injuries and illnesses during hospital stays, inadequate care, a failure to detain when necessary or wrongly discharging a patient.

We understand that often the nature of a mental health illness means the patient is often unable to undertake a medical negligence claim themselves, and we can work with loved ones to help bring a claim on the patient’s behalf. We work sensitively and in an approachable manner to undertake Medical Negligence claims that are the result of failings in the mental health services.

Our very experienced team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers are here to assist and to advise. They will advise you comprehensively about the merits of your claim, funding and ensure that you and your family get the best possible results.
The majority of our cases are funded by way of a conditional fee agreement, more commonly known as a no win no fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.
For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0151 236 0039 today.

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