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  1. Suffering a stillbirth is a very difficult and tragic experience no matter the circumstances, but knowing that the situation was avoidable makes it emotionally and physically devastating. Making a claim for medical negligence stillbirth compensation is a harrowing process, and this can make the heartbreaking experience all the more difficult. Still, compensation for stillbirth negligence can bring peace and closure to parents who have lost their baby as a result of the actions or inactions of a medical professional. If you have suffered the devastating repercussions of stillbirth and y
  2. The NHS is one of the best healthcare systems in the world. Its staff and medical professionals usually maintain a very high standard of care when dealing with patients. However, there are times when this standard falls below what is acceptable and is considered negligence. If you have been a victim of NHS negligence and suffered harm as a result, you may be entitled to a claim for NHS compensation. WHAT IS NHS NEGLIGENCE? NHS negligence is a term that describes when a patient has sustained an injury, illness or their condition has been made worse while under the care of medical profe
  3. When you go to a hospital, you expect to receive quality healthcare that makes you feel better as soon as possible. In the vast majority of cases, this is the reality and patients in the UK usually receive a high level of care from expertly qualified medical professionals with the right skills and experience. Sadly, however, this is not always the case. There are times when an act of incompetence or medical negligence on the part of a health professional at a hospital can cause further injury or illness for a patient. At Medical Negligence Direct, our specialist medical neg
  4. Medical Negligence cases are usually very complex. It is a combination of two multidimensional subjects — law and medicine; as a result, they can take a long time to settle. In general, the claims process can last anywhere between 18 months and six years. However, your medical negligence lawyer will give you an idea of how long your case may take to resolve, depending on its unique nature. The medical negligence claim process involves a number of steps, which usually have deadlines for responses. Let us briefly discuss the clai
  5. The NHS has a comprehensive complaints procedure which allows patients who believe they have received poor medical care to formally express their concerns. Making a Complaint at the NHS If you are unhappy about the standard of care you received at the NHS, you have the right to make a NHS Claim. The first step should be to make an informal complaint by speaking directly to the medical professional or management responsible for the care or treatment your received. You can lodge a formal complaint if this is unsuccessful. Making an Informal Complaint – What is PALS? A Patient A
  6. When it comes to diagnosis and treatment of a medical condition, time is an invaluable asset. If promptly identified, with advancements made in medicine, patients now stand a better chance of making a full recovery or living a pain-free life. Without doubt, the earlier an illness or injury is diagnosed, the sooner medical professionals can begin treatment. If treatment is delayed for any reason, the patient could suffer long-term complications and may be able to sue the NHS. Generally speaking, the quality of care administered by the NHS is excellent. However, mistakes happen occasionally
  7. Meningitis can be a very serious and devastating illness, even when it is promptly and accurately diagnosed. As experienced meningitis misdiagnosis claims solicitors, we understand the impact meningitis misdiagnosis can have on you, as the patient, and your family. What is Meningitis? Meningitis is an infection that affects the protective membranes of the brain and spinal cord. The swelling resulting from meningitis can trigger symptoms like severe headache, muscle pain, stomach cramps, stiff neck and fever. It is most common in children under 5, teenagers and young adults, but anyone
  8. Root canal treatment, implants and tooth extractions — mistakes can happen during dental treatments that can lead to dental negligence claims. Dentists owe their patients a duty of care; so, if you have suffered pain or injury as a result of failure to provide this care, the effects can be traumatic and you may be entitled to make a dental negligence claim. When Does Dental Care Become a Medical Negligence Claim? If your dentist makes an error during the diagnosis or treatment of your dental problem and this has led to an illness or injury, you may be able to make a compensation clai
  9. When we are ill, we put faith in the knowledge and experience of our medical practitioners and trust that they will give us the best possible care. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and many patients have had their trust misplaced due to medical misdiagnosis. With conditions such as cancer, heart attacks or meningitis, correct diagnosis and treatment is crucial to giving the patient a chance. Sadly, these are some of the commonly misdiagnosed conditions, as their symptoms can sometimes be hard to determine; but if you believe your diagnosis (or lack of) was due to negligence on t
  10. Cancer diagnosis can have devastating effects for you and your family. But this can be made worse when it is misdiagnosed by your healthcare provider, especially as cancer is a time-bound ailment. The longer cancer diagnosis and treatment is delayed, the more threatening it becomes and the more likely it is to spread to the body’s other organs. If you have been a victim of cancer misdiagnosis, you can make a claim for compensation. What is Cancer Misdiagnosis? If a patient has cancer and a qualified medical expert has delivered a wrong diagnosis, this is known as cancer misdiagnosis.
  11. When we visit the hospital, we expect to receive the best possible medical care and get better. While the medical professionals at the NHS usually deliver on this expectation, there are times where things go wrong. On occasion, the level of care falls below the standard that it is considered medical negligence. If you have been a victim of negligent treatment at the NHS, and have suffered harm as a result, you may be entitled to a medical negligence compensation claim. When a medical staff or an institution like the NHS provides substandard care, a compensation helps to restore the qualit
  12. Negligent medical care can be a painful and traumatic experience, and can have a serious impact on the health of wellbeing of its victim. If you have suffered harm after receiving poor medical care, you may be entitled to a medical negligence claim. Medical negligence claims can seem complex and overwhelming, but with the right legal support, you can enhance your chance of receiving a fair outcome. This article discusses the medical negligence claims process and how you can begin your quest for justice. Initial Consultation When you contact us at Medical Negligence Direct, we wi
  13. If you or your loved one have received medical treatment that has gone wrong and you are based in Liverpool, our friendly solicitors at Medical Negligence Direct can offer you expert legal advice and support. Medical Negligence Claims are one of the most complex areas of law. This is why the panel of solicitors we work with comprises specialists who can offer expert advice across a range of medical negligence cases, to helping claimants secure the compensation they deserve. Choosing the right solicitor can go a long way to make for a successful claim; so, if you live in Liverpool or surro
  14. The NHS is a leading healthcare system, and one many countries seek to emulate. Considering the millions of persons who undertake treatment at the NHS every year, it is impressive to know that the vast majority of patients receive high quality care. Unfortunately, Medical Error happen and, when they do, it is important for you to know about the NHS Medical Negligence Claims process. WHAT IS NHS NEGLIGENCE? This refers to a type of medical negligence in which a patient receives substandard level of care while receiving care at the NHS. Most medical procedures come with a degree of risk
  15. Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a serious ailment that must be diagnosed promptly and treated correctly. If your doctor has failed to promptly and correctly diagnose or treat your condition, then you may be entitled to a claim for medical negligence. Patients with this syndrome often complain of severe back pain; the patient’s doctor has a duty of care to check and ensure they do not miss the early warning signs of cauda equina syndrome. In addition to back pain, signs and symptoms of CES may include urinary problems such as retention, incontinence and absent bladder sensati
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