“A medical professional is to exercise reasonable skill and care when treating a patient and in not doing so, the professional will be liable for the consequences. Compliance with this standard of treatment does not imply that the patient must be cured, but that the highest measure of professional skill must be exercised.“
What does this mean?
Medical negligence refers to any medical mistake made by a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other medical professional, that leads to personal injury or wrongful death.
When can you claim?
- Failure by the medical practitioner to utilise a new but widely acknowledged method of treatment with resultant prejudice to the patient;
- A medical practitioner knowingly performing surgery or embarking on treatment without the necessary knowledge or experience;
- Incorrect diagnosis or misdiagnosis of a condition leading to prejudice to the patient;
- A delay in diagnosis or treatment leading to prejudice to the patient;
- Failure by the medical practitioner to provide sufficient warning of the risks associated with a medical procedure or treatment;
- Failing to inform the patient of alternative treatments or procedures; and
- Failure by the medical practitioner to perform the procedure in a clinically sound manner.
How do you claim?
If you believe that you have been a victim of medical negligence and that you are entitled to financial compensation, contact Christopher Consulting. We will arrange an initial consultation with you, free of charge. Our team will evaluate your claim and give you further assistance.
Specific examples include:
- Birth injury claims
- Sciatic nerve damage claims