Medical Negligence Claims
Doctors and nurses are required to meet a standard for professional duty of care and treatment, and medical advice must be provided by individuals with suitable levels of training and experience. High professional standards must always be maintained. However, when these high professional standards are not met, people can endure weeks and months of unnecessary pain and suffering, and medical bills. Additionally, serious medical errors can result in fatalities that could have been avoided had the proper diagnoses or medical treatments been in place.
Following instances of medical negligence, we understand that it will be a difficult time for you and your family. Virtue Law are here to help with our specialist team who will do all that they can to get you the compensation your family is entitled to.
Our lawyers specialise in obtaining compensation following medical negligence or malpractice which has caused injury. Examples of medical negligence below:
- Accident and emergency (A&E) errors and misdiagnosis, including failure to conduct X-rays and incorrectly read X-rays.
- Delayed diagnosis by a general practitioner (GP), including delayed diagnosis of cancer, meningitis and other life-threatening diseases, which led to a more serious injury, a worsened condition or death.
- Surgical inaccuracies, such as hip and knee replacement errors, operating on the wrong site, puncturing an organ, anesthesia errors, damaging a nerve or artery and other similar errors.
- Infection, such as MRSA, staph infections and Legionnaires' disease (caused by harmful bacteria present in hospitals and clinics and commonly spread by the hands of health care workers).
- Cosmetic negligence, including face lifts, liposuction, rhinoplasty (nose job), breast augmentation (implants), tummy tucks and other plastic surgeries, as well as injection procedures such as Botox and collagen injections.
Due to the circumstances of medical negligence, as the consequences aren’t always immediately apparent, the time limit for making a claim is three years from the date when the negligence was first discovered.
For more information on how to begin your medical negligence claim visit our FAQ page.