Medical Negligence Claims

Mistakes by medical professionals can have a devastating effect on the lives of the victims and their families, as well as result in substantial financial losses. If you are unfortunate enough to suffer an injury due to such clinical negligence, Liddy’s Solicitors can help you to claim the compensation you are entitled to and need to deal with your new circumstances.

When clinical negligence takes place, it’s important for those affected by it to seek help from qualified legal professionals who understand the complexities of this area of law. At Liddy’s Solicitors, we have years of experience helping people make successful claims for compensation following negligent medical treatment. We are well-versed in all aspects of clinical negligence and can advise you on your best course of action to receive the clinical negligence compensation you deserve.

Clinical negligence – also known as medical malpractice – occurs when a healthcare professional or medical facility fails to provide an adequate standard of care, causing harm to the patient. It can happen at any stage of a medical procedure, from diagnosis and treatment through to post-operative care. In some cases, it can even occur during the provision of information, such as failing to give patients sufficient warning about potential risks associated with procedures or medications.

Our team has dealt with many different types of clinical negligence cases over the years, including:

  • Cerebral palsy caused by birth injuries
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Sepsis
  • Death caused by negligence
  • Missed fractures
  • MRSA contracted in the hospital
  • Inadequate nursing care
  • Falls in hospital
  • Lack of informed consent before undergoing operations or treatments.
  • Delayed cancer diagnosis
  • Negligence in Ophthalmological treatment
  • Dental Negligence
  • Negligence in cosmetic procedures

In each instance, we are able to assist our clients in recovering damages for their physical injuries, loss of income due to forced time off work after suffering injury due to neglectful medical practices, appropriate rehabilitative treatment costs and more – click here for details on clinical negligence cases we have successfully resolved so far.

If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered from clinical negligence, contact Liddy’s Solicitors today to discuss making a claim. Our team is ready and waiting to talk you through your options and guide you every step towards obtaining justice.

Clinical Negligence Services

Lack of Informed Consent Claims

Many of us will require hospital treatment at some point in our lives, and if that treatment is intrusive, (requiring an operation or surgical procedure), a doctor must first obtain informed consent to carry out the procedure. To be informed, a doctor must discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure and alternatives to that treatment. It is no longer permissible for a doctor to decide without the patient what risks a patient will take.

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Birth Injury Claims

Birth injuries cover a range of different issues that can occur during childbirth. They refer to conditions suffered by a child that may have been caused during labour, as well as injuries to the mother which may have been due to the labour not being managed correctly.

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Injury Claim

Falls in Hospital

All hospitals in the UK have a duty of care towards patients which includes ensuring the correct provisions are in place to minimise the risk of the patient falling, either due to their age or medication they may be on.

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Injury Claim

Falls in Care Homes

All care homes in the UK have a duty of care towards patients which includes ensuring the correct provisions are in place to minimise the risk of the patient falling, either due to their age or medication they may be on.

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Doctor and GP Negligence Claims

At Liddy’s Solicitors our highly experienced medical negligence solicitors aim to pursue claims for patients, across the entire Yorkshire region that have suffered a further injury following failures from their GP.

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Inappropriate Discharge from Hospital

All medical professionals, including GPs and Doctors, have a duty of care towards their patients. This care not only includes providing correct diagnoses of symptoms and undertaking any necessary treatments, but also ensuring conditions for aftercare will aid their recovery.

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Medical Misdiagnosis Claims

Misdiagnosis or mis-prescriptions refer to medical negligence that has occurred a result of failures or errors, often by a GP. Claims in this area relate to a number of different issues including, but not limited to, diagnosing errors, diagnosing delays, failing to carry out tests and failing to refer to hospital for an assessment. If you think you have suffered as a result of being misdiagnosed or mis-prescribed in any way, please get in contact for confidential advice.

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Missed and Undiagnosed Fracture Claims

A common example of medical negligence claims against doctors is missed fractures, which can leave patients in a lot of pain in the short term, and lead to further complications in the long term.

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MRSA Compensation Claims

MRSA is a bacterial infection and is still picked up in hospitals around the UK, even today. It is generally referred to as a ‘superbug’ due to its antibiotic resistance, and can cause a lot of complications including blood poisoning and pneumonia.

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Nursing Negligence Claims

In most cases treatment in NHS and private care hospital is very good, and the vast majority of nurses are incredible at what they do. But, occasionally, nurses are negligent which can harm patient’s health and mental state.

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Surgical Error and Negligence Claims

We are able to pursue claims across a variety of surgeries. These include, but are not limited to, complications which have arisen from bowel surgery, cardiac surgery, cosmetic surgery, gynaecological surgery and orthopaedic work. If you are concerned you have a condition caused by surgical error, please get in touch for confidential advice.

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