What is Medical Negligence?
Medical negligence is when a healthcare professional breaches their duty of care to a patient, resulting in harm. Medical negligence can have serious consequences for patients, including physical injury, pain and suffering, and even death. If you have been injured due to medical negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
A client in a recent case was taken to the hospital by ambulance with abdominal pain and vomiting. The paramedics suspected appendicitis, but the patient was assessed as low risk for sepsis in the emergency department. Over the next few hours, the patient’s condition deteriorated, but hospital staff failed to recognize and act on the signs of sepsis. As a result, the patient suffered multiple organ failure and required amputations to both legs and hands.
Allegations of Negligence
The Solicitors helped the client make a medical negligence compensation claim based on the following allegations:
- Delayed referral to an appropriately senior doctor or critical care specialist
- More than 3 hours delay in giving IV antibiotics.
- Failing to monitor properly, administer oxygen, or control the source of infection.
- Delays in transfer from the ward to ITU for critical care
The experts believed that with correct care, the client’s infection and sepsis would not have progressed and any injury from peripheral ischemia would have been less severe.
The defendant hospital trust admitted negligent delays in the diagnosis of sepsis and prescription of antibiotics but denied that the client’s injuries would have been avoided with correct care, or that their mistakes were the cause of the amputations.
The solicitors pushed the case towards trial and the defendant trust eventually accepted an out-of-court settlement which will provide lifelong care, prosthetics, adapted accommodation, and therapeutic support for the client.
This case highlights the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of sepsis. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that can lead to multiple organ failure and even death. If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of sepsis, it is important to seek medical attention immediately.
The solicitors are pleased that the client was able to secure a successful outcome in this case. The settlement will provide them with the financial resources they need to rebuild their life and receive the ongoing care and support they require.
Have you been injured due to medical negligence? Claim it today!
If you have been injured due to medical negligence, you may be entitled to NO WIN NO FEE. Medical negligence occurs when a healthcare professional fails to provide you with the standard of care that you are entitled to, and this failure results in you are being injured.
There are many different types of medical negligence, including:
- Misdiagnosis: Diagnosing a patient with the wrong condition
- Delayed diagnosis: Failing to diagnose a patient’s condition in a timely manner.
- Surgical errors: Making a mistake during surgery.
- Prescription errors: Prescribing the wrong medication, dosage, or route of administration.
- Anesthesia errors: Making a mistake during anesthesia.
- Nursing errors: Making a mistake while providing care to a patient.
To claim for medical negligence, you will need to prove the following:
- That the healthcare professional owed you a duty of care
- That the healthcare professional breached their duty of care
- That the breach of duty caused you to suffer harm
If you can prove all of these elements, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries. This compensation can cover the cost of your medical treatment, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.
If you think you have been injured due to medical negligence, it’s time to call solicitors. Our Claim Today Solicitors can assess your case and advise you on your legal options.
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