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There are many people who do not receive proper medical care and consequently suffer medical and clinical accidents. When someone visits a doctor, he or she seeks medical care and trusts the doctor to provide it adequately. Sometimes, these doctors fail to provide the patient with the service that they should expect or they make mistakes such as incorrect diagnosis of a disease, making an error during an operation or not referring the patient to a specialist on time. All such malpractices lead to hospital accidents and are talked about as medical negligence or clinical negligence on the part of the doctor or physician. Not only doctors, but also opticians, mid-wives, nurses, dentists, physiotherapists and psychiatrists are covered under this category of negligence.
Anybody who is a victim of the negligence of a doctor has the legal right to seek compensation by making a claim against the doctor or the hospital where treatment was provided. For this, the victim will have to prove that the doctor did not follow the correct medical code of conduct. An experienced and professional medical negligence solicitor is required for the claim to be successful, as many people are not aware of the complexity involved in the legal procedure of making a claim.
The initial step to make a claim is to contact a solicitor specialising in such claims. Normally, solicitors give a free first consultation, where the case is reviewed. After studying the case thoroughly, the solicitor decides on how strong the case is and whether he or she would like to take on the case. The victims of hospital accidentsshould try to make sure that they have copies of their medical records when they meet the solicitor. Details of medical records are important for making a successful claim for medical negligence. Other documents and information needed include the claimant's personal details, doctor's or physician's name, the hospital or the clinic in which the erroneous treatment was carried out, dates of the treatment, type of treatment, prescribed medication, blood test reports and other medical reports. When making a claim, the victim of medical and clinical accidents should be as open as possible about discussing each and every detail about the medical procedure carried out. This will allow the solicitor to review the details, study the documents and determine the strength of the case. Only after this, will the solicitor be able to estimate how much compensation might be payable in this case and how long the legal procedure may take.
Hospitals are busy places where people with different illnesses are treated, but as the same equipment is generally used for treating everybody, patients may contract infections. These infections can come from any of the common equipment used to treat patients, such as syringes, gloves and keyboards of computers to name a few. Bacteria grow and live in the hospital environments if not kept under control, and due to this patients do become prone to unwanted bacterial infections. One of the most viable ways to disinfect hospital equipment is through wiping it down using a cleaning agent that is approved in general medical practice.
Surgical malpractice is regarded as a serious form of medical malpractice and it can result in serious health problems for the affected patient. This medical malpractice can be committed by any individual in the health care unit from surgeon to anaesthesiologist. The magnitude of risk depends upon the carelessness committed by any of them. Such surgical errors can cause disability for the rest of a patient's life and even lead to death. There are various types of surgical malpractices including:
Commission: The errors of commission are a common form of malpractice. Commission includes any surgical procedure on an incorrect organ or body part or performing an unnecessary surgical operation. Through records it has been found that some surgeons amputate wrong limbs or sometimes mix up patients resulting in the wrong surgery being performed on both of them.
Omission: Under this surgical malpractice, the surgeon will have performed errors of omission. In other words, surgeons do not perform an operation when it is imperative that it is carried out.
Execution: These are another set of surgical errors wherein surgeons perform wrongful surgery, which results in a serious problem or problems for the patient. For instance, when a caesarean section is improperly performed the surgeon can cause brain injury in a child if the proper surgical procedure was not followed.
Some types of surgery are more prone to surgical errors than others, including thoracic surgeries, gastric bypass, cosmetic and cardiac surgeries. There is a solution available to punish the guilty party and help the affected patient financially with their recovery, by getting assistance from Excalibur Solicitors. We have solicitors with specialised knowledge in the area of surgical malpractices and provide full support to the injured party. The injured party should seek professional help in order to get compensation for the negligence they have suffered and which has had serious consequences. Excalibur Solicitors will help you win your accident claim on a no win no fee basis.