It is easy to portray lawyers as villains of the peace when representing clients in clinical negligence claims. A recent comment on a post we wrote about on current problems facing the NHS, rather missed the point of the role we play in the process. By highlighting issues of clinical negligence we can ensure there is a culture of improvement so mistakes do not get repeated.
When things go wrong people are upset, angry and sometimes very damaged by failures within the medical profession. They need good representation and advice. Working with an experienced lawyer can bring about a correct and just solution, often resulting in financial compensation. This goes some way to correct the wrong but the whole process can and does do more than that. By highlighting the problems through the correct legal channels we can make a very positive contribution to preventing similar mistakes from happening again. With good medical leadership and management, procedures are reviewed and improved to prevent others suffering a similar fate.
Therefore getting the right advice from AvMA accredited lawyers who have experience within this sector can not only produce a satisfactory outcome for the patient but will also lead to an improved medical profession with hopefully less clinical negligence occurring.
Choosing to start a clinical negligence claim is not easy. As experienced clinical negligence lawyers, we know the law and the process inside out but we are also acutely aware of the emotional burden on you and the support you need. Below are some the things we can help with:
- Medical misconduct and malpractice
- Whether you have a case to claim compensation
- Dental injury
- Permanent injury as a result of treatment
- A delay or failure to diagnose a condition
- A delay or failure to treat a condition
- Treatments that go wrong
- What to do when wrong treatment is used
- When the patient has not given their consent (agreement to the treatment)