Medical Negligence in Middlesbrough Discussed by Thompson & Co Solicitors
Medical negligence is an issue that can cause a great amount of stress and complications after a medical procedure. There are a wide range of compensation claims that arise out of medical negligence, including injuries resulting from surgery, failure in the diagnosis of illness or injuries, a delay in the diagnosis of cancer and issues arising from dental treatment. Injuries or failure in diagnosis resulting from medical negligence may be very distressing and you may be able to claim compensation. At Thompson & Co Solicitors, we are Medical Negligence Solicitors and we deal with a wide range of compensation claims that arise out of medical negligence. In this article, we will discuss medical negligence as well as what you will need to do to pursue a claim should you have suffered from medical negligence. Should you require more information on medical negligence in Middlesbrough or if you are looking to make a medical negligence claim in Middlesbrough then enquire with Thompson & Co Solicitors today online or telephone us now on:0191 5656290
Medical Negligence & Dental Negligence
Failure or malpractice from a medical practitioner to a patient that has directly caused an injury or the worsening of an injury may entitle you to make a claim for compensation. Similarly, miss-diagnosis or failure to diagnose an illness or disease can also be pursued for compensation. Dental negligence and a dental negligence claim can also be pursued should you have been injured due to negligence by your dentist or other dental practitioner. Medical negligence encompasses substandard treatment. This can include inadequate fillings, root canal treatments or crowns. The incorrect fitting of dental implants or failed implants, nerve damage, removal of a healthy teeth incorrectly or when it was not required or failing to offer an alternative treatment such as a root canal treatment procedure before considering tooth extraction. If there’s a delay in diagnosis leading to suffering an injury (such as delay in treating tooth decay or gum disease, abscesses, periodontal disease and oral cancer) then you are able to pursue a dental negligence claim. Poor long-term care over extended periods of time may result in the onset of issues such as premature tooth decay or periodontal disease. This is also dental negligence in which you can pursue a dental negligence claim.
Making a Medical Negligence Claim
To make a medical negligence claim, you only have 3 years to issue Court Proceedings. This is from the first date that you knew about suffering from an injury caused by the fault of a medical practitioner or could reasonably have been expected to know. This could be from the time that the injury occurred or the time in which you discovered about the injury. Although generally you are unable to pursue your claim further if Court Proceedings are not issued within 3 years, this can be waived by court if it can be shown that there was a valid reason as to why you did not pursue your claim in the 3 year period. Negligence depends on whether the treatment you received was to a reasonable standard that could have been expected. If the treatment that you received was in line with the views of a responsible body of medical opinion then the practitioner would have a defence to your medical negligence claim. You need to prove that your injuries would not have occurred if you were not subject to medical negligence from a practitioner. In some cases the injury would have occurred regardless due to the actual illness being treated. At some stage during the claims process it will be necessary for you to obtain a medical report. This is issued from a medical expert and advises whether the treatment given was negligent and whether the injury would have occurred even if negligent treatment had not happened. Dental negligence is similar due to the fact that you have to prove that someone was to blame for the accident (the dental practitioner has been negligent.) You will also need to prove that the injuries would not have occurred if not for the negligence and in some cases you may have occurred the injury anyway. You will also need to obtain a medical report advising whether the treatment provided was negligent and whether your injury would have occurred regardless.
Medical Negligence Information
The August Edition of our medical negligence article offers some more information on medical negligence and medical negligence claims.
Although there is a great deal of effort and systems in place to prevent medical negligence and to ensure that the correct diagnosis is made, mistakes can happen. This is where compensation for medical negligence can be claimed if the correct conditions and evidence are met (as discussed.) Although medical negligence is rare, this can be a highly distressing time for you and your family. This mistakes could have been made by a hospital or by a general practitioner and if you do suffer from medical negligence, it’s somewhat comforting to know that you will be able to claim compensation from this. Being supported by a medical negligence solicitor ensures that you are being represented by a solicitor that understands your situation and will also be able to support you during this difficult time. Although it may seem as if main medical bodies would be the authorities that you would be able to make a medical negligence claim against, you are able to make a medical negligence claim against any and all health practitioners. They can be held accountable to negligence if you have proof that they have neglected your care. It’s important to remember that you will require physical evidence so it’s important to keep records of everything you do related to the case. This can help to prove that you were negligently treated by a medical practitioner.
Dental Negligence Information
A mistake that is made when going through a dental treatment can be highly traumatic and painful. If an issue has been caused as the result of dental procedure or has been made worse then you may be entitled to compensation. Delays in diagnoses may also lead to compensation being available and this can understandably cause a lot of stress and trauma. You can make claims against NHS dentists as well as private dentists if they have caused you harm due to negligent treatment as it is in their duty of care to provide a safe service. Dental negligence may also include delay in treating tooth decay or gum disease as well as periodontal disease, abscesses and oral cancer. We offer dental negligence claims on a no win no fee basis meaning that you will not be asked to sign loan agreements or credit agreements during your case. At Thompson & Co Solicitors, we are specialists in dental negligence and medical negligence claims and have supported many clients in making these claims. We understand that this can be a stressful time for you and your family and we are therefore committed to ensuring that you are fully represented. If you have concerns about a medical procedure that you have gone through or if you feel that you have suffered due to dental or medical negligence then enquire with our team of medical negligence solicitors or dental negligence solicitors to find out more information or to arrange for representation.
Enquire With Our Team of Solicitors Today
Should you feel that you have suffered from medical or dental negligence then our team of solicitors are available to advise and support you. We can support you throughout your claim as well as offer advice during the entirety of the claim. We have many years of experience representing our clients in Middlesbrough and the surrounding areas. Whether you are looking to make a medical negligence claim in Middlesbrough or a dental negligence claim in Middlesbrough then enquire with Thompson & Co Solicitors online today or telephone our team now on: 0191 5656290