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Every year, millions of patients visit healthcare institutions across the UK in need of medical attention. Thanks to the quality of medical care provided by medical professionals, most patients receive the treatment they desire and feel better. However, standards can drop in some cases, resulting in an injury, illness or even death for the patient. If you are based in Cardiff and think you or your loved one has suffered harm due to the negligence of a medical professional, you may be entitled to a medical negligence claim in Cardiff.
What is Medical Negligence?
Medical Negligence is substandard medical care provided by health professional, which directly results in an injury or illness, or worsens a patient’s existing condition. This essentially means that the health professional has breached his/her duty of care towards the patient, leading to pain and suffering.
Medical professionals like doctors, nurses, GPs received the highest level of training to ensure they discharge their duty with utmost skill and competence. We realize that our medical professionals mostly work under great pressure; this is why we respect and appreciate them. However, when they fail in their duty of care to you, then you deserve to be compensated.
Types of Medical Negligence Claims We Handle
When you decide to work with Medical Negligence Direct, you are choosing a team of experienced medical negligence experts in Cardiff to handle your case. We will assign you a specialist solicitor with the relevant knowledge and experience in handling cases similar to yours, whether this is a claim against the NHS or a private healthcare provider.
Some of the medical negligence claims we handle in Cardiff include:
Birth injuries can have life-changing consequences on the life of its victim, ruining what should have been an exciting moment for the family. If a medical professional fails to properly monitor a mother in labour, this can threaten the health of both mother and baby. If you think the medical care you received during pregnancy or birth was negligent, get in touch with our medical negligence experts in Cardiff to find out whether you can make a compensation claim.
Delayed or missed diagnosis can occur for a range of reasons. A GP may fail to assess or refer a patient, a mistake may be made when carrying out tests, test results may be misread, or a patient may not be seen by the doctor when they should due to administrative errors.
According to the UK medical negligence law, it is possible for healthcare providers to employ every reasonable and acceptable measure and a patient is still misdiagnosed. However, when misdiagnosis occurs following failure on the part of a medical professional towards a patient, our medical negligence lawyers in Cardiff can help you secure compensation.
Mistakes made during a surgical procedure can have devastating effects on the life of a victim. Examples of surgical errors include anaesthetic error, operating the wrong body part, retaining surgical items in a patient’s body after surgery, or cutting the wrong part. If you have had a surgical procedure and something went wrong, our specialist solicitors can help evaluate your case and make a claim for medical negligence in Cardiff on your behalf. With experience across a wide range of surgical negligence related cases, we would be happy to provide the support you need to get your life back on track.
- Hospital Negligence
You have the right to receive the same quality of care whether you are treated by a medical staff at the NHS or in a private hospital. Without doubt, there are times when medical professionals work under great pressure, and even the most experienced ones can make mistakes, but you shouldn’t suffer an injury or illness due to substandard care. If you have been mistreated while under hospital care, you may be entitled to medical negligence claims in Cardiff.
When you require medical attention, your GP is usually the first port of call. They play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment patients receive, and refer them to specialist practitioners when they are unable to do play this role on their own. It is also the responsibility of a GP to ensure they do not allow a patient continue receiving a particular treatment for a prolonged period without regular assessment.
In the vast majority of cases, GPs provide a high standard of care; however, there are situations where their actions are unacceptable. If you think you or a loved one has been a victim of GP negligence and suffered injury as a result, our medical negligence lawyers in Cardiff can help.
Why Choose Medical Negligence Direct for Claims in Cardiff?
With commitment and determination, the panel of medical negligence solicitors we work with continue to help victims of medical negligence in Cardiff to make claims for suffering they have endured.
In cases like these, we realize how important a financial settlement can be in helping a victim recover and adjust to the new circumstances. From the loss of income you could be faced with to the additional medical care you may require, you can count on us to help you make claims for the support you need to get your life back on track as soon as possible.
Whether the negligent treatment occurred at the hands of your GP, surgeon or dentist, you can rest assured our medical negligence lawyers in Cardiff will hold you by the hand and support you through every step of the way. We will help you build a robust case by gathering every relevant supporting evidence possible; in the end, we want to ensure your claim is strong and undeniable by the liable party.
How Our Medical Negligence Solicitors Will Help You
The first step to making a successful medical negligence claim in Cardiff is establishing whether your case is valid to claim. To achieve this, our medical negligence lawyers in Cardiff will help you prove causation – that you suffered an injury or illness, or that your condition worsened due to the treatment you received.
We will also help you establish liability. Before a claim is made, a medical professional must have breached their duty of care towards you, directly resulting in the harm you suffered. This could be on a personal level, such as a GP failing to refer a patient to a specialist, or at an organizational level, like a hospital trying to cut costs by failing to provide adequate equipment for the diagnosis and care of a patient.
Causation and liability must be established for you to have grounds to make a claim. Even if you have been a victim of negligent treatment, you will not be entitled to compensation if it does not cause you harm. In the same vein, if you have been a victim of an avoidable incident such as a hospital-acquired infection, you will not be entitled to compensation if your health professional took all reasonable measures to prevent the event from happening. With causation and liability established, our solicitors will advise you on how to proceed with your claim.
No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Claims in Cardiff
If our medical negligence solicitors in Cardiff believe that you have valid grounds for a claim, then your claim will be handled on a No Win No Fee basis.
An expert solicitor recommended by Medical Negligence Direct will discuss this arrangement with you at the earliest opportunity. If you are able to make a claim via a No Win No Fee agreement, you will incur no financial risk if the claim is unsuccessful. If you win, then you will be required to pay a success fee (a percentage of your compensation).
Get in touch with Medical Negligence Direct today on 0800 644 4240 or fill out the free claims assessment form and one of our experienced medical negligence experts in Cardiff will call you at your convenience.