Healthcare in this country is usually of a very high standard and most people are effectively treated by their GPs or hospital doctors and many other healthcare professionals with no problems at all. However, mistakes can be made and if things do go wrong with medical treatment, the consequences can be life changing.
If you're let down by a doctor delivering a poor standard of care or making avoidable mistakes and are injured as a result or your existing condition is made worse, this could be considered medical negligence by a doctor, and you could claim compensation.
Examples of doctor negligence can include (but is not limited to):
Failure to diagnose a condition, or diagnosing the wrong condition and the patient gets worse as a result
Making an avoidable mistake during an operation or medical procedure
Prescribing the incorrect medication
Failure to explain the risks of a type of treatment and therefore not getting informed consent from the patient
If you feel that you have been a victim of doctor negligence, give Smith and Graham a call. Our expert solicitors will be at hand to guide you through your claims process, every step of the way.