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Medical Negligence

Medical Negligence

Medical negligence occurs when a member of the medical profession commits negligence in performing his duties. It could be a doctor, a general practitioner, a psychiatrist. This negligence usually happens when any member of the medical profession fails to perform his duties properly. Such negligence is very unfortunate. A victim of medical negligence can easily claim judgement and adequate compensation against such negligence. But, there can be no compensation for the pain he has suffered. Although the outcome of all kinds of medical negligence is irredeemable yet the victim can go for a suitable amount of compensation.

The most devastating medical and clinical accidents are the injuries caused either to the child or the mother during delivery. Cerebral palsy, brain damage and eye infections can leave a child permanently handicapped. Facial palsy is also another painful disease which can result as a result of medical negligence. The life of an infant is completely ruined due to a fault on the doctor’s part. There can be vaginal damages caused to the mother during the process which can lead to infertility of the mother for the rest of her life.

Medical and clinical accidents usually happen in the excitement of the child birth. Wrong diagnosis and misdiagnosis of diseases and drug errors are other kinds of medical negligence. Misdiagnosis of diseases like cancer, meningitis, DVT can lead to disastrous outcomes because there is a delay in the treatment of the disease and the patient can die in the meantime. It is completely a fault on the doctor’s part that the patient has to undergo the agony till the disease is rightly treated and cured.

Drug errors are also a result of medical negligence. A doctor can prescribe a wrong drug to the patient in oblivion or drug for a lesser or a longer duration which can have harmful side effects or even lead to death of the patient.

Another kind of medical negligence that can occur is anaesathic awareness during an operation. A patient is awake during an operation and is feeling the pain. This can lead to severe psychological trauma in the long run for the patient.

A very common example of medical accidents is the surgical errors.i.e.when the doctors forget their equipment inside the patient after an operation. This can cause a lot of pain to the patient if the equipment is not taken out of his body. The most common surgical error done by doctors is when they forget their swabs inside a patient’s abdomen.

Whether you were injured on the road, at work, in a public place or elswhere you are likely to have a claim to pursue provided it can be proved that the accident was the result of someone else's negligence.

You would be wise to use a solicitor to handle your claim and Cooks Legal is a specialist practice dealing only with claims for accident victims. We operate on a "No Win No Fee" basis at no cost to the claimant and will provide a free legal assessment of your claim if you simply complete our Online Application Form.

The information in this article is designed to provide general information only. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice.

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