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Clinical negligence is a very serious issue and many people’s lives are impacted by mistakes made by medical professionals in whom they have put their trust. Of course, when a serious issue arises, there are ways to get compensation to help make dealing with the issue a lot easier. This is known as a clinical negligence claim.
In this article, we are going to look at some of the common clinical negligence claims that patients in the UK make and receive compensation for. Keep reading if you think you might be eligible for some compensation and would like to know more.
Prescribing The Wrong Drug
One of the most common reasons that people in the UK make clinical negligence claims is when a medical professional prescribes the wrong drug to them. This can be incredibly dangerous as certain drugs have side effects and could harm someone who shouldn’t be taking it. This also applies to drugs that have been prescribed in the wrong dosage.
When you are feeling ill and are desperate to get a diagnosis to start treatment, it can be a massive relief to hear what is wrong with you. Of course, sometimes, medical professionals can make mistakes on diagnosis and this can cause further issues. In this case, a clinical negligence claim could be made.
Mistake During A Procedure Or Operation
For any patient that has suffered from a mistake during a procedure or an operation, it can be incredibly disappointing and potentially life-threatening. If this is something that has happened to you in the past, then you might be eligible to get compensation in the form of a clinical negligence claim.
Lack Of Warning About Risks
One of the responsibilities of a doctor or a medical professional is to warn patients about the risks of certain treatments that they might be undergoing. One of the common clinical negligence claims is when this does not happen, and a patient suffers from side effects that they were not warned of.
Lack Of Consent
The final of our common clinical negligence claims is when a medical professional carries out a procedure without the consent of the patient. This can happen in a number of circumstances, but usually it is when the patient is not informed enough to give proper consent.
When claiming against negligence from a medical professional, it is important to remember that you will only be able to receive compensation if you can prove that you have suffered from injury as a result of their actions. You can also receive compensation if you believe that they did not perform to acceptable standards.
Filing a claim against a medical professional in the UK is relatively easy, as long as you have the right solicitor to help. Make sure to find a solicitor that is experienced in this type of claim as they will be able to give you the best possible advice and make sure that you are fully compensated.