“Medical negligence claims are complicated and therefore it’s vital to retain the services of an expert medical negligence solicitor to represent you. Our Managing Partner Mr Ayoob Atcha has extensive legal knowledge and experience of handling Medical Negligence claims since 1997.”
Our Medical Negligence Team has been set up to ensure that patients who have been injured are provided with the best advice and support. Call 0113 243 2601 to speak to a medical negligence solicitor.
If you are seeking compensation for negligent treatment then you should instruct a specialist clinical negligence Solicitor who will pursue a civil claim on your behalf. Here at AIA we have carefully assembled an unrivalled panel of medical experts and barristers who are leaders within their field to assist us in the investigation and successful conclusion of your medical negligence claim.
Medical negligence occurs where there is a failure to provide the appropriate level of care and the patient is injured as a result. For a compensation claim to succeed, it is necessary to prove the treatment received was of an unacceptable standard, and that this was directly responsible for the injury.
Areas of expertise:
Each case is unique. However from the wealth of experience that our solicitors have and because we specialise in Clinical Negligence you can be sure that a specialist will be dealing with your case.
We act for patients against:
- NHS and/or Private Hospitals
- Plastic Surgeons in the UK and in the EU
- Psychiatric Institutions
- Chiropractors / Osteopaths
- Alternative Treatment Providers
- Care Homes
Among the types of medical negligence claims we deal with are the following:
- Birth injury cases involving patients who have suffered brain damage eg. Cerebral Palsy;
- Fatal accident cases where patients have died leaving behind young children and/or other family members;
- Orthopaedic injury cases for example delays in diagnosis of fractures, failed hip joint replacement surgery;
- Plastic surgery – for example the negligent performance of nose reshaping procedures or breast implant surgery cases;
- Gynaecological injury cases involving for example a perforated bladder or perforated uterus sustained during the delivery of a baby or during surgery;
- Dental injury cases for example where orthodontic treatment has gone wrong or delays in treating Periodontitis;
- General Surgery cases for example key hole surgery cases where the wrong organ has been clipped or where a recognised complication has occurred during surgery but there has been a delay in picking up the fact that a complication has occurred;
- Cases involving severe neurological damage such as cauda equina syndrome or delays in diagnosis of a neuroblastoma;
Delays in diagnosis of cancer such as bowel, cervical, skin and breast cancer.
Below we examine some common types of cases in a little more detail.
Diagnosing errors and delays –
Diagnosing errors and delays are the amongst the most common medical negligence cases. This area covers both the failure to diagnose a chronic condition which may have been present over a number of years and also misdiagnosis of cases. Our specialist lawyers will talk you through your claim and provide you with clear advice on the way ahead.
Whilst many cancers are treatable, good recovery is often dependent on a prompt diagnosis. If there have been delays in your diagnosis, you may have been deprived of the chance of a cure.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer of any type and believe it could have been detected earlier, please call us. We understand that this will be a stressful and upsetting process for you and we will investigate your case sympathetically and provide you with clear guidance on the prospects in your cancer case.
Dental negligence is when a dentist gives substandard care causing an injury, health problems or an error in dental work.
Here are some examples of dental negligence;
If a dentist is not concentrating properly while performing dental surgery or treatment, they can injure the patient.
An error with medication –
A dentist may make a mistake with the dosage of a drug or even give a patient the wrong medication. A patient could also suffer personal injury from a dentist giving them a drug that they are allergic to when it is clear from their notes that they should not be given this drug.
A missed diagnosis or delay in diagnosis –
A dentist can be found to be negligent if they miss a problem or condition which they should have spotted and the patient goes on to suffer as a result. A delay in diagnosis could lead to a patient losing a tooth or teeth and having ongoing problems, such as pain.
A dentist removing a healthy tooth or the wrong tooth.
Instrument problems –
A dentist could be found to be negligent if they use instruments that have not been properly sterilised or if a patient swallows an instrument.
This list is not exhaustive and you should be able to claim for dental negligence if you have suffered pain or an injury because your dentist was incompetent in some way.
Cosmetic surgery claims
These are different from other areas of clinical negligence. Victims of surgical errors can often be left suffering the lasting effects of scarring and psychological trauma. Claiming compensation can enable revision surgery to be arranged.
Commencing a claim can also help by drawing attention to poorly skilled surgeons and unqualified organisations which helps to prevent other patients going through a similar ordeal. We are here to help you in this difficult and sometimes unregulated area of clinical negligence practice.
Pregnancy and birth related injuries
Pregnancy and childbirth are normally exciting times for the most families. Unfortunately things can occasionally go wrong for mothers and babies. Mistakes can be made during labour which can very sadly, lead to fatal consequences.
There may be difficulties with detecting early problems during scanning and problems may also arise during labour with misinterpretation of a cardiotacogram. There is a risk of damage through medical instruments, incorrect scanning and inappropriate or incorrect doses and types of medication.
Here at AIA Solicitors our experienced team of clinical negligence lawyers can help you with all aspects of your case during this traumatic and highly emotional time.If you or a loved one have been the victim of a medical accident and would like to know more about bringing a claim for compensation for medical negligence then contact us now for a free assessment of your case.
Alternatively, call us now on 0113 243 2601 to speak to one of our medical negligence solicitors for a free assessment of your case.