Effective medical treatment requires the illness or injury a patient is suffering from, to be diagnosed accurately and efficiently. Unfortunately, sometimes the diagnosis given is not the correct one. This misdiagnosis can have significant consequences upon a patient’s treatment and recovery.
The birth of a child should be an experience that parents can look forward to. Most births are straightforward but sometimes things can go wrong. The effects of this can be severe for both the parents and the child. This is known as birth injury.
A dentist can be negligent in various ways.
Many people do not realise that they may be eligible to pursue a claim for damages in clinical negligence against a Dentist, in the same way that claims can be pursued against General Practitioners or Hospitals. They therefore often choose to live their lives suffering the consequences of negligent dental treatment.
Medical negligence is otherwise known as clinical negligence. Every clinician in the healthcare industry has a duty of care to their patients. It could be your GP, dentist or optician. Perhaps you are a patient in hospital, resident in a care home or you receive care in your own home. Clinical negligence occurs because anyone who provides you with medical treatment is capable of simple “human error”.