In the UK, we are fortunate to have medical treatment that is of a high level and carried out by qualified professionals. Unfortunately, accidents do happen and if you have been injured by medical negligence then there are steps you can take to claim compensation.
Examples of medical malpractice are undiagnosed fractures, this is when a patient is said to have suffered a sprained ligament as a result of the injury, when in fact it is a fracture. Often, for the moment when the fracture was diagnosed correctly, it is too late to operate. Cosmetic surgery malpractice, which may include poor care and only after being warned of the risks in the morning before surgery (no time to think through the options). Other examples of medical malpractice are surgical errors, anesthetic complications, cerebral palsy due to birth trauma and general medical cases. The most common cases include medical malpractice and negligence of emergency accidents, often people are discharged without a diagnosis and then going to suffer more pain, injury or illness. Unfortunately, another common complaint is the neglect of the elderly in care homes - examples include bruises, cuts or bedsores that occur in patients, lack of hygiene and weight loss.
You can claim compensation for medical negligence against doctors, nurses, surgeons, midwives, pharmacists and caregivers, including - as long as you have an injury that was caused by negligence, and can be shown, then you have a case.
All medical procedures have a risk and patients are usually informed of these risks before proceeding with treatment. If these risks occur then unfortunate medical malpractice can not be said (as he was known before the initial risks of the procedure). Only if the level of care falls below what is expected can not be a case - and the damage or injury from this negligence must be evident. Not all accidents during the treatment of a medical cause injury if an accident happened, but was rectified, you can not claim for medical malpractice. On the one hand, not all medical errors result in an injury, and if you are unlucky enough to have an injury after medical treatment, must be medically assessed to find out what happened during treatment.
Most medical malpractice in a load of no win no fee lawyers, this is because lawyers are specialized in medical and clinical negligence and will know if your case will be successful or not. You need a lawyer who is strong in the field of medical law, medical malpractice cases fought relentlessly. There are a number of steps to follow to claim, first, your medical records will be reviewed thoroughly by medical experts and then be evaluated to see if the treatment has to be classified as negligence or not. If you are the case is successful, the trial will start, but rarely cases never proceed with a full trial.