Medical Negligence

Medical Negligence

​Medical negligence, also called clinical negligence, is when a mistake made by a healthcare professional such as a doctor, nurse or midwife, causes serious physical or psychological damage to the patient.
The mistake could be that the wrong treatment was given for a patient’s ailment, or even that no treatment was given. The team of medical negligence solicitors at O’Neill Morgan have significant experience of all types of clinical negligence claims, from a surgeon operating on the wrong leg to a GP prescribing the wrong medication. When you contact O’Neilll Morgan we will assess your case, obtain copies of your medical records and, where appropriate, we will obtain independent medical advice on your case. However, we will never incur any charges without your permission. From the outset, we will be able to provide an accurate forecast of your chance of success. Compensation claimed in cases of clinical negligence can be used to pay for medical fees and rehabilitation costs, and is your legal right if you have been severely injured as a result of negligence on the part of a doctor, nurse or midwife. View the different areas of Medical Negligence we specialise in below, or call our specialist clinical negligence lawyers now on Freephone 0800 387967 or 0161 429 8383 for your free initial discussion, email oneillmorgan@oneill-morgan.co.uk or submit a Quick Enquiry and we will get back to you.

Just as a result of the trauma of being born a baby may suffer injury. However, this is not always the case and sometimes, a failure in care for the baby may result in injury such as:

  • Cerebal Palsy
  • Facial Palsy
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Brian Injury
  • Stillbirth or Neonatal Death

Sometimes mothers suffer during pregnancy and birth too and sometimes negligent care can result in one of the following:

  • Nerve injury
  • Perineal tear
  • Maternal death

If you think that you have suffered due to poor healthcare or improper treatment during pregnancy or labour then please contact our office and one of our team will be happy to help you.

Our lawyers can offer advice and help if you are unhappy with the cosmetic treatment you have received.

A person usually has cosmetic surgery to enhance their self-confidence and a failure in the procedure could lead to an adverse effect both physically and psychologically.

There are a range of cosmetic surgery procedures that people undergo which include breast implants, facelifts, rhinoplasty, weight loss surgery, botox injections are just a few of the procedures.

If you have had cosmetic surgery which has gone wrong then we have a Specialist Team to deal with your claim. Please telephone our office and we will be happy to have a brief consultation to advise whether a Medical Negligence Claim may provide you with compensation.

If you think that you have suffered due to poor healthcare or improper treatment then please contact our office to see if one of our Specialist Team can help you.

Generally the first medical professional you contact to discuss your health is your GP. Sometimes due to a failure on the part of the GP he/she may give a misdiagnosis of your symptoms, fail to treat or diagnose your condition correctly or at all. Here at O’Neilll Morgan we can assist you in bringing a claim against your GP for failing in their duty of care.

If you think that you have suffered due to poor healthcare or improper treatment by your GP then please contact our office to see if one of our Specialist Team can help you.

Pressure sores, bed sores or bed ulcers are a skin condition which affect elderly and/or bed bound patients. It is necessary for the nursing staff either at the hospital, nursing home or if the patient is at home the District Nurse to carry out a risk assessment on the patient so that steps can be taken to avoid such a condition which is often very painful and requires extensive and often painful treatment.

If care plans have not been put in place by the health care professionals then this could mean that negligent medical treatment contributed to the condition and patients may be entitled to compensation.

Please contact one of our Specialist Team if you or someone you know have suffered from pressure sores and we will be more than happy to help you.

Unfortunately surgical errors are the main cause of injury. The types of errors which occur include incomplete surgical procedures such as orthopaedic surgery to upper and lower limbs, hysterectomy, and the removal of tumours.

Due to the nature of some procedures, and the complex care required to be carried out by Medical Staff, the age of the patient and often the urgency of the care errors can be made.

If you have been affected by Surgical Negligence then please contact one of our Specialist Team and we will be happy to assist you.

When patients go into hospital they are often concerned with the cleanliness and infection control within the hospital. Some infections cause serious health problems.

Some of the hospital “superbugs” include:

  • MRSA Methicilling-Resistent Staphylococcus Aureas
  • Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease (CDAD or C-Diff)
  • Glycopeptide-Resistent Enterococci

 

If you have visited hospital recently and contracted a hospital acquired infection or a member of your family has then you may be entitled to compensation.

 

Please contact our office and speak to one of the members of our Specialist Team if you or someone you know has acquired an infection in hospital and we will be more than happy to help you.