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'Medical Negligence' Category Archives

October 23rd, 2019

Medical negligence solicitors

With the assistance of our experienced medical negligence law solicitors, you can depend on us for expert advice and support if you are looking to pursue a compensation claim regarding medical negligence.

The impacts of medical negligence (also referred to as clinical negligence) can cause far-ranging and often irreversible changes to a person’s life. As a victim of medical negligence, it is often hard to know where to start with making a claim for compensation. A good understanding of and support throughout the process can ensure that you’re able to make the best decisions for your case.

The medical negligence team at Foys Solicitors is here to help victims of medical negligence claim this compensation. Our dedication for helping those on the receiving end of such negligence has led us to update our medical negligence law solicitors page with trustworthy and useful information.

On the page, you’ll find out how we can help you with:

  • Gynaecology/Obstetrics/Birth Cases
  • Hospital cases including orthopaedics and general surgery
  • GP, dental and optical cases
  • Claims relating to residential care
  • Fatal accidents
  • Private cosmetic surgery
  • Medical misdiagnosis

Contact Foys Solicitors’ medical negligence team today

No matter the circumstances, our solicitors and services are here to help you. For a free initial consultation on what we can offer, call us on 01302 327136, email us at enquiries@foys.co.uk or complete our Contact Form.

For those wanting more information on medical negligence, see How is medical negligence established?

November 28th, 2018

How is medical negligence established?

Medical negligence
Medical negligence is a tricky thing to prove. Due to the crossover with medical malpractice, the law surrounding medical negligence is surprisingly complicated and tricky to unravel. Fortunately, we have a dedicated team of medical negligence solicitors that are here to show you exactly what constitutes a case such as this.

What is medical negligence?

Medical negligence occurs when a doctor or medical professional performs their job but does not follow the standard accepted medical standard of care. More often than not, the negligence involves failing to do something, such as failing to take due care in your treatment and forgetting or omitting processes that have directly or indirectly been detrimental to you.

Note that medical negligence does not necessarily have to end in injury. For example, simply performing the job incorrectly and taking longer could be grounds for a claim of negligence. However, if there was no injury at the end of it, then it is unlikely to form the basis of a case for medical malpractice, and so the chances of compensation are lower.

Medical malpractice

When you make a claim for medical negligence, what you are doing is using negligence as a factor in deciding a medical malpractice case. Malpractice is like negligence but with the added factors of damages and compensation, as it can only be realistically engaged if you have been injured as a result of the medical professional’s negligence.

Cases of medical malpractice can vary immensely, as any deviation from standard practice that causes injury is enough for a viable case. More recently, claims based on informed consent have been accepted, where patients argue that they were not fully informed of the risks. These can be filed even if there was no actual mistake from the doctor.

Compensation for medical malpractice varies depending on the damage caused. In most cases, it falls to personal injury lawyers like us to try and define how much the malpractice will affect your life both now and in the future, and calculate a figure based on the severity of the effects.

Foys can help with your medical negligence claim

At Foys, our medical negligence team have experience in both negligence and malpractice, and they are waiting to help you piece your life back together again.

For more information on how we can assist your medical negligence or medical malpractice claim, fill out our Online Form or call your local Foys Solicitors office:

  • Doncaster – 01302 327 136
  • Retford – 01777 703 100
  • Worksop – 01909 500 511
  • Clowne – 01246 810 050
  • Rotherham – 01709 375 561
  • Sheffield (Waterthorpe) – 0114 251 1702
  • Sheffield (Chapeltown) – 0114 246 7609

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