Clinical negligence

There are many types of clinical negligence claims:

  • Birth injuries
  • Failure to diagnose / Misdiagnose
  • Medication errors
  • Surgical errors / Needlestick injuries

Birth Injuries

The birth of a child should be a joyful time for new parents. Birth injuries can however result from negligent medical care during pregnancy, labour or after delivery.

No settlement can compensate for an injury to a child. However, families dealing with the effects of a birth injury will face significant medical expenses. Such children will often need ongoing therapy and rehabilitation services and may have special educational needs.

We are focused on helping ensure your family have the resources your child needs.

Failure to diagnose

Proper medical care depends on a proper diagnosis of illness or disease. Where a doctor fails to perform necessary tests, it can lead to a failure to diagnose an illness,  a lack of proper treatment or the wrong treatment. We work with medical experts to establish what medical tests and procedures would have been reasonable and standard given the condition of the patient and their symptoms.

If a mis-diagnosis or a delay in diagnosis caused your medical condition to worsen, or if you have suffered a wrong diagnosis, contact us now for free, no-obligation advice.

Medication errors

Many medical professionals and providers are involved in the prescribing and administration of medication. When medication causes harm to a patient, it is necessary to evaluate every aspect of the situation, from the time the medication was prescribed, who prescribed it, through its ingestion by the patient and any follow-up care after it was taken.

For example:

  • Was a known medication allergy overlooked ?
  • Was the wrong dosage given ?
  • Was a patient’s medication list reviewed for possible drug interactions ?
  • Was a patient properly monitored following an injection, anaesthesia or  medication?

Surgical errors/ Needlestick injuries

All surgical procedures involve an element of risk. Not all surgery outcomes are the result of mistakes or negligence. However, if you were injured during surgery because of negligence or or a mistake that could have been prevented if reasonable care had been taken, you may have a claim.

For example:

  • Operating on the wrong part of the body
  • Wrong surgical procedure performed
  • Surgical instruments left in the body

We work with medical experts to establish whether negligence played a role in your injury.

Contact us here for free, no-obligation advice.