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What is Medical Negligence? 

Medical negligence is where patients are harmed because they have received poor medical care from healthcare professionals. First4lawyers understand that receiving medical care can be distressing, and we're here to help you through this difficult time. There are several different types of medical negligence that can occur; they include:

Misdiagnosis

Misdiagnosis can lead to unnecessary operations, emotional distress and even shortened life expectancy.

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Cosmetic Surgery Negligence

This can happen if an operation goes wrong or if the surgery carried out is of substandard quality.

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Care home negligence

Serious injury and illness can result from a lack of care for patients, unsanitary living conditions and not receiving required treatment.

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Fatal Negligence

This is where any form of medical negligence results in death. It often involves failed diagnosis of fatal illnesses, under- or over-prescription of medication, or birthing errors.

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Laser Eye Surgery

This rarely goes wrong, but botched surgery can cause permanent damage to a patient’s eyesight.

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NHS and GP Negligence

This can come about if an NHS entity or doctor performs at a substandard level, that results in a patient being harmed.

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Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Negligence during pregnancy, such as failed sterilisation and misreading of scans, could impact on the mother as well as the child.

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Other kinds of negligence can come from specific operations such as hip replacements, injuries to certain parts of the body or through errors made by your pharmacy.

What do you need to know about claiming for medical negligence?

Can I claim against my GP?

Yes, you can make a claim against your GP if you have unfortunately sustained an injury or illness due to receiving poor treatment or substandard care. 

I’ve been the victim of medical negligence. What should I do?

You should seek medical advice to determine if you are receiving the right treatment to recover, and contact us at First4lawyers to make a claim. Our team of expert solicitors will handle your case sensitively, and make sure that you get the outcome that you deserve.

Am I entitled to make a medical negligence claim?

Yes, if you or a loved one have been let down by a healthcare professional, or have suffered as a result of substandard care. First4lawyers are on hand to make sure that you feel comfortable in making a claim, and receive peace of mind during this difficult time.

How much can I expect to receive from a successful claim?

You could be entitled to thousands of pounds, depending on the severity of your illness/injury, and our team of expert solicitors will do everything in their power to ensure that you get the outcome that you deserve.

Do you have any more questions? 

If you have any more queries about medical negligence claims, our FAQs section should provide you with the information you need. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us by posting a letter, requesting a call back by phone, or by filling in our online claim form.

What would happen if you made a claim?

Our clear and quick video will give you a better idea of what we do for our clients who claim for an injury or accident, and what the process involves.

The facts about medical negligence

18,499 claims for medical negligence were filed in 2014.

(Source: gov.co.uk)

22.7 Billion

£22.7 Billion was expected to be paid out by the NHS last year due to medical negligence cases.

(Source: The Telegraph)

How can First4lawyers help you?

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We'll take all the stress out of making your claim by having one of our specialists there for advice every step of the way

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We can help you to recover whatever you have lost financially while injured

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Donna Henshaw

Expert in Claims Procedure

Donna has a First Class Law degree from Sheffield Hallam University and has used her qualification to expand her legal knowledge. She works on a number of claims, each of them complex, but she's willing to work hard on every one to achieve the best result for her clients.

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