The United Kingdom has one of the best medical systems in the world. The NHS (National Health Service) has some of the best medical practitioners working in the hospitals affiliated to it. In most of the cases, the doctors in the NHS recognized hospitals deliver their best efforts to provide the right diagnosis and offer appropriate medical treatment to address specific medical conditions. However, in some exclusive cases, they fail to act as is desired from them. As a result of this, the level of treatment falls below the standard specified by the NHS and the patients suffer due to it. If the medical negligence occurs in a hospital setting, it is categorized as hospital negligence. Not only the medical practitioners but also the nurses and non-medical staffs can be responsible for hospital negligence.
Let us throw some light on the common circumstances involving involve:
- Wrong dose of medication can lead to the patient’s suffering. It can give rise to new medical conditions and that even lead to temporary or permanent disability. In the worst instances, it can lead to death.
- Removal of wrong body part through surgery
- Inappropriate diagnosis of medical condition
- Leaving surgical equipment with the patient’s body after surgery
- Inappropriate dose of anaesthesia
- Failure to conduct medical Test
- Wrong interpretation of the medical test results
- Hospital infection affecting the patients
- Wrong performance of surgical procedure
- Use of faulty surgical devices
There are certain factors proving which you can easily win a hospital negligence case and the compensation you deserve. First of all, the solicitor in charge of the case should prove with concrete evidences that his client has no contribution to the physical and mental suffering he has undertaken and the doctor in question is solely responsible for the mishap. He should prove that if proper care was taken on part of the doctor, the case would not have taken place and his client would not have suffered so much. The clinical solicitor looking after the case should prove that the doctor did not make his patient aware of the negative effects that the treatment can have in his life. Before doing a surgical procedure, the doctors should also seek consent of the patient. If the patient agrees to undergo the procedure, then the doctor would acquire the right to conduct the surgery. If a patient is not informed about the side effects of the surgery and the surgery is done and the patient suffers certain post surgery complications, the patient can make claim for compensation.
In order to file the case successfully in the court of law, the victim should seek legal assistance from a certified medical negligence solicitor. He should do a thorough research on the internet to find out a good solicitor who has years of experience in the domain of law. He should check the credentials of the chosen solicitor and find out his success rates in hospital negligence cases before availing his professional assistance.