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Clinical Negligence

Thousands of people are treated by doctors, dentists, nurses and other health care workers every week. And whilst the standard of healthcare in this country is usually high sometimes things go wrong.

What is a Medical Accident?

A "medical accident" is when something goes wrong whilst you are receiving medical treatment. It describes situations where a patient has been harmed, not because of a recognised risk or unavoidable complications of their treatment, but because a doctor or healthcare professional has not given the appropriate standard of care.

It is important to remember that if your treatment has not worked or there have been complications, it does not necessarily mean there has been a mistake, or that someone is to blame. As with all medical treatment, there are recognisable and unavoidable risks.

As a patient, the law expects you to receive a reasonable standard of care from your

healthcare profession.

Clinical or medical negligence includes medical accidents such as:

  • Prescribing you the wrong medication
  • Making the wrong diagnosis or delaying the correct diagnosis
  • Making a mistake during an operation or procedure

Clinical negligence can also include situations where something has not been done that should have been done, such as:

  • Not getting your consent (agreement) to treatment
  • Not giving you the treatment that you needed
  • Not warning you about the risks of a particular type of treatment

We have expertise in:

  • Amputation Claims
  • Birth Injury and Gynaecology Claims
  • Blood Clots and DVT
  • Cancer Claims
  • Fracture Misdiagnosis claims
  • Head Injury Claims
  • Laser Eye Surgery Claims
  • GP Claims
  • Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Orthopaedic Claims
  • Pharmaceutical Claims
  • Pressure Sores
  • Pregnancy & Maternal Injury Claims
  • Problems with Cosmetic Surgery
  • Spinal Injury Claims
  • Wrongful Birth and Wrongful Conception
  • Surgery Claims

No case is too unusual - even if you don't think your situation is covered by any of the above, simply call us on 0161 928 3848 or complete the form here. We have offices in Cheshire, North and South Manchester and the City Centre.

Related Case Studies

Clinical Negligence Case Study

Adam Horner recently settled a case against a local hospital where the client had suffered negligent medical treatment. The client had a hip replacement which he was told went well however he remained in pain following the operation for several months and frequently visited the hospital complaining of the pain. His concerns were initially over looked and he was told that it would take a while for the pain to subside. This got him very upset and angry that his concerns were not being adequately addressed.

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Clinical Negligence Case Study

Adam Horner and Wojtek Gorski combined to settle a clinical negligence case after a client received irreparable damage from misinformed laser treatment in the canal of her cervix.

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Clinical Negligence Case Study

Adam Horner succeeded in pursuing a claim against Fairfield Hospital, eventually securing a sum of £18,000 in compensation for our client, who had received negligent treatment for a hip injury.

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