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Clinical Negligence

Most doctors only want the very best for their patients, but sadly accidents, mistakes and clinical negligence do sometimes occur, and the consequences for the patient can be terrible. If you have suffered physical and mental injury due to medical negligence, then we are here to help you.

Doctors and other medical professionals have a duty of care to their patients. When you go to your GP or to a hospital for medical help, then you are placing your welfare into their hands. They are responsible for providing you with an acceptable level of care and for protecting you from harm.

If you have suffered as a result of medical negligence, you may be able to claim compensation for pain, cost of care, loss of earnings, housing and social needs, and so on. Clinical negligence requires that there were serious errors in your medical treatment which no competent doctor would have made, and those errors caused or contributed to the injury you are complaining of.

Examples of Medical Negligence

  • Death or serious injury resulting from medical error, e.g. prescription of the wrong drug
  • Misdiagnosis of an illness, e.g. mistaking pneumonia for a common cold, resulting in critical illness
  • Delay in diagnosis which results in your chances of recovery being reduced, e.g. failing to detect early signs of Hospital-acquired infections
  • Mis-set broken bones

Can I make a clinical negligence claim?

Negligence can be due to systemic errors in a hospital or healthcare service – often doctors and nurses are operating under extreme pressure and difficult constraints. Negligence can relate to other medical practitioners such as dentists, midwives, physiotherapists, psychologists and psychiatrists.

Clinical negligence is a complex area of law, and establishing liability is often more complicated than in other personal injury claims, such as traffic accidents. But Fonseca Law is here to advise you and if appropriate to help you make your compensation claim.

Fonseca Law has the expert legal knowledge to advise you fully on where you stand legally, and whether you can make a claim. Under the right circumstances, we can offer a no-win no-fee claim service. Clients from across South Wales have benefited from our personal injury services.

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