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Thousands of people visit hospitals or general practitioners every day in the UK seeking medical care. Whilst the vast majority of people have no problems; there are some that encounter issues as a result of negligence. Clinical negligence is when a healthcare professional mentally or physically injure you because of the standard of health care or medical treatment they provide.

When you are treated by a medical professional, you expect to receive the best possible treatment as they have a duty of care towards their patients. Therefore, when this does not happen, it can feel as though you have been betrayed.

If you have suffered an injury or illness as a result of a medical practitioner’s negligent treatment, you may be entitled to make a clinical negligence claim for compensation. If you are looking to make a clinical negligence claim, you may have questions about whether you are eligible to make a claim or how to make one. Below is a summary to help you with some of these questions:

 

Clinical negligence solicitors Harrogate: common clinical negligence accidents

Making a clinical negligence claim for compensation is possible when an individual is able to prove that they suffered injuries due to negligent treatment from a healthcare professional. There are a variety of medical accidents that you could make a medical negligence case for; below are just some of the reasons you may be eligible to make a clinical negligence claim:

Birth injury – Birthing injuries can be caused when medical staff have failed to recognise serious complications with a babies health or if a Mother and her baby received poor treatment during childbirth, causing a birth injury. Medical negligence at birth has been linked as a major cause of cerebral palsy at a young age.

A medical diagnosis error – Medical diagnosis errors can occur when medical professionals fail to identify and diagnose a patient’s symptoms or even diagnose a patient incorrectly regarding the patient’s symptoms leading to a range of complications and incorrect procedures.

This also relates to delayed diagnosis, which is when a medical professional fails to identify early signs of a patient’s condition, which can prolong the recovery period or in more serious cases, reduces a patient’s life expectancy.

Prescription error – This is when a medical professional prescribes an incorrect dosage or medication to a patient. Prescription errors can cause allergic reactions or, in more serious cases, accidental overdose.

Hospital negligence – This can be caused by poor management within hospitals or staff which are negligent with their care. Examples of hospital negligence include pressure sores, dental negligence or delays in treatment.

Surgical negligence – This is when a surgeon has performed surgery on a patient and made a mistake, which caused more harm than was anticipated. This can include things such as defective implants or errors with anaesthetic. Surgery claims can also be made for this type of accident.

All of these types of accidents can cause a variety of physical injuries and complications; however, they can also cause psychological issues such as frustration as they are no longer able to do things that they once enjoyed or depression from their circumstances due to the injuries sustained.

 

Clinical Negligence Solicitors Harrogate: Time limits for making clinical negligence claims

The law on time limits for medical negligence claims is complicated. However, the general rule is that you have three years from the date of the accident to have either settled your claim or started Court proceedings.

The three-year deadline commences from the date that the injury occurred or from the date on which you realised that your injury or illness was associated with medical negligence. This deadline for claiming compensation does not apply to under 18s; however, it will come into effect after their 18th birthday.

Contact our medical negligence team today to speak to one of our medical negligence solicitors in Harrogate, who can assist you with making a claim. If your child or a person within your care has been injured as the result of medical negligence, we can help you to make a claim on their behalf.

 

Clinical negligence solicitors Harrogate: How can Wildwood Legal assist?

Wildwood legal are a leading law firm, assisting in all types of personal injury claims, including clinical negligence cases. We know that the consequences of medical negligence can be devastating. If you have suffered from this, you need to seek legal advice – That’s where we come in.

We see all too often the significant effect that medical negligence can have on people’s lives. We can help on the financial side to get you on the road to recovery and help you to maximise the amount of compensation you receive.

We know that a spinal injuries case is different to a brain injury case and that no two injury claims are the same.

Our core strength is in personal injury claims, and this shows in our track record. We are experienced in helping you with any negligence claims that you may want to make. We aim to give you not only quality aid but flexibility and clarity as we know that these qualities are just as important.

Our ultimate aim is to obtain a great outcome for your case and for you to feel able to recommend us to others at the end of your claim.

We value the opinion of our clients and we will always listen to you and take on board what you say.

If you’ve suffered as a result of medical negligence, get in touch with us and we can help you start your claim– we’re only a phone call away. You won’t regret it.

We will always be 100% transparent about what our charges are; if we take on your case, we will almost always do so on a Conditional Fee Agreement (also known as a No Win, No Fee basis).

We are a company registered in England and Wales, and we are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

To make an enquiry, get in contact with our medical negligence lawyers or for other legal services, either email us info@wildwoodlegal.co.uk or call us 01423 209 046

We have registered offices in Harrogate and London.

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