An Introduction to Medical Negligence
Medical negligence is also known as medical malpractice, this refers to when a health care professional or provider provided treatment which was sub-standard, caused harm, injury or even death to a patient. Within the majority of cases seen around the world this is usually because of either a misdiagnosis, a medical error, incorrect medication dosages, wrong treatment or aftercare. Medical law allows patients to receive compensation from any harms come to them. In the United Kingdom, the Medical Defense Union thoroughly investigate all complaints who will then go on to help and advice both the patient and the doctor or health provider who is being blamed of negligence. If you think you have suffered from medical negligence, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with the right lawyers who can help you and the right unions who can help investigate.
Compensation for Surgical Side Effects
Many things can go wrong during surgery. Many cases of surgical negligence can cause a huge amount of distress on the patient and therefore resulting in trauma and psychological pain. Determining if medical negligence occurred either during or after surgery is a long and lengthy process. When surgical side effects are concerned, you may be able to make a claim if your doctor did not explain to you exactly what to expect after the surgery. If you feel you gave permission for a course of treatment that you weren’t entirely clear on which resulted in side effects which subsequently caused you pain, harm or illness then you may also be able to make a claim.
Amongst side effects which occur after surgery which the patient may not be aware about there are also many common surgical errors which are made by health professionals and these are as follows:
- The wrong operation being performed; this could be to a lack of communication within the hospital or a mix up of data.
- The wrong body part being operated on.
- Foreign objects which are left in the body.
- Surgery which causes disfiguring and scarring which has a traumatic effect on the patient.
- Infection caused by poor hygiene.
These five most common surgical mistakes do happen and if you believe that you are a case of medical malpractice then don’t hesitate to get in touch with the right parties and injury lawyers who can help you move forward with your concerns and complaints.