What is Clinical Negligence?

What is Clinical Negligence?

Clinical Negligence (often referred to as medical negligence or malpractice) occurs when a health professional has failed in their duty of care.

The pressure on the National Health Service is forever increasing and however fantastic a service may be, when dealing with people there is always room for human error. Medical mistakes and oversights do occur, and when this happens the impact can be devastating for patients and their families.

Suffering from clinical negligence can have a long-lasting impact on your life. It can impact your ability to work, hitting you financially. It can affect your quality of life as well as impact on your mental wellbeing, physical health and relationships.

There are many ways that negligence can occur, and it is rare to see many cases with the exact same circumstances or outcomes. Some examples of medical negligence include:   

  • Incorrect diagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Errors made during procedures or surgery
  • Failure to refer
  • Poor hygiene
  • Failure to follow procedures
  • Pregnancy negligence & birth injury   

Plus many more which can result in limited treatment, further pain and suffering, worsened conditions and sadly, death.

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