Diabetes Care and Medical Negligence: Accountability and Patient Safety

According to Diabetes UK, 4.3 million people suffer from diabetes, the figures are up from 2021-2022 by 148 951.
Currently, 2.4 million people are at risk of developing diabetes in the UK. Medical negligence cases are increasing due to patients experiencing poor treatment or being left with serious injuries as a result of their diabetes. In such instances, you may be eligible to submit a medical negligence claim.


The difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes?

Type 1 Diabetes occurs in an individual whose blood sugar is too high due to the body’s inability to produce insulin. Currently, there is no cure for this type of diabetes and patients rely on insulin injections or an insulin pump. Only 1 in 10 people suffer from Type 1 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is more common and results from high blood sugar levels due to insufficient insulin or insulin resistance (where your body rejects the insulin being made). The concerns around Type 2 diabetes are that it can go undiagnosed for years if symptoms are missed. If left untreated, serious complications may arise.

What to do?

If you have a family history of diabetes, it is worth discussing your symptoms with a GP to arrange a blood test and urine sample. The results take at most 2 days and any concerning test results should lead to the next steps in getting you the assistance you need. Other signs of symptoms can be accessed via the NHS page . If you are pre-diabetic, receiving appropriate care to delay the onset of diabetes is imperative.

Caesarean Complications - making a clinical negligence claim

Common grounds for a claim:

There are broad grounds for claiming medical negligence for diabetes; misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis and incorrect medication are just some of the grounds upon which a claim may be made. Regardless of whether the diabetes treatment you were seeking was through the

NHS or private medical health, if you have experienced a lack of medical assistance or been misdiagnosed with regards to diabetes it is important to contact a solicitor as soon as possible.


How to proceed?

Contacting a medical negligence solicitor will enable them to assess and advise whether you have grounds for your claim. A No Win/ No Fee approach is applied in cases of medical negligence in an effort to get you the treatment you require and the compensation you deserve.


How much compensation am I entitled to?

Each medical negligence claim is different and will be decided according to the merits of that case. Looking at the impact medical negligence has had on your daily life will assist in determining how much money you could be awarded.

Making a Medical Negligence Claim

Lamb Brooks Solicitors in North Hampshire help clients navigate complaints and claims from misdiagnosis and delayed treatment. We understand the stress associated with healthcare and how poor professional medical help can impact your life. We offer clear and concise advice throughout the claims process and are there for you every step of the way.

Making an eligible claim can help you get financial support for your ongoing treatment. A claim can also ensure that investigations take place to ensure such errors are prevented from happening again.

If medical staff have failed to help you in your journey with diabetes, then please speak to our team of clinical negligence experts who will take some further details and quickly evaluate your case.

Call us on 01256 844888, email enquiries@lambbrooks.com, or speak to our online chat assistant (who is an actual person, not a robot) at any time of day. We hope to provide you with some clarity and support whilst getting your life back on track.

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