Top 5 Medical Negligence Claim Types | Cute Injury

Medical negligence can cause long-lasting physical and psychological damage, but our specialist advisers at Cute Injury are here to help. Here are our top five common types of Personal Injury claims for clinical negligence:

  1. Medical Misdiagnosis

Medical misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis can significantly impact a person’s life, as it has the ability to lead to complications or a deterioration of the patient’s condition. Medical Claims for various illnesses and medical malpractice issues can differ, so it is important to contact the right people in relation to your claim.

Negligence alters the lives of many, causing stress and anxiety, and its risks have the potential to be life-threatening. Some people have been misdiagnosed with illnesses such as Diabetes, Cancer, Meningitis and Pneumonia, which is seriously worrying.

It is vital that you are given the right information when it comes to the diagnosis of a disease or illness; nobody should be put through anything otherwise.

  1. Medication and Prescription Errors

It is impossible to predict the number of prescriptions that are written and dispensed on a daily basis. Sometimes prescriptions are being processed at a fast speed and can heighten the risk of an error being made, which may result in the incorrect dose of medication or the incorrect medication being taken. Severe repercussions that stem from errors in medication administration include:

  • Brain damage
  • Allergic reactions
  • Psychological illness
  • Digestive problems
  • In grave cases, death

All prescription medication should be accurate and administered diligently to avoid any of the above-mentioned effects.

  1. Birth and Pregnancy Injuries

The majority of pregnancies result in perfectly healthy births, although in certain childbirth-related cases, some things can go wrong (before, during and after labour). In situations where medical negligence has caused harm to the mother and/or child, it may be possible to make a Birth Injury Compensation Claim. Birth injuries include any traumas that are sustained by the mother or child during pregnancy, labour, or after the birth, such as congenital hip dysplasia, and oxygen deprivation; or injuries that can lead to life-lasting effects, a poor quality of life or even, in worst cases, death,

  1. Poor Medical Advice

It is the duty of clinical professionals to provide you with sufficient advice regarding the potential risks of a medical procedure and to inform you about other available alternatives. This way, you are given the opportunity to make a rational decision about whether or not you want to go ahead with the procedure. In the event that the medical expert fails to do this, and an error occurs during the operation, then you may have the right to claim medical negligence compensation.

  1. Surgical Negligence

Multiple surgeries are performed every day throughout the UK and the vast majority have a successful outcome. Nevertheless, sometimes surgical errors are made by the surgeon or assisting medical staff, which inflict consistent pain, suffering or physical weakening to the patient, resulting in a poor quality of life. This could happen in a dentist surgery, hospital or any other type of institution that performs surgery. Surgical errors should never, ever happen, since they have such severe consequences. For this reason, the Government refers to them as “Never events”.

In successful Surgical Error claims, victims are often awarded sufficient compensation in order to suffice for their extreme physical and psychological impacts and possible loss of their quality of life.

How Cute Injury can help with your Medical Negligence Claim

Like most claims, you have three years in which to issue a clinical negligence claim at Court if you think you have sustained personal injury from malpractice or any of the types of medical negligence listed above.

Contact our team of advisers today to find out how our specialist No Win, No Fee* medical negligence solicitors can help you get the maximum compensation you deserve.  

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