Medical Negligence: The Role of Clinical Negligence Solicitors
Most of us receive medical treatment at some stage in our lives. In the majority of cases, the care and treatment we receive is second-to-none. However, on occasions, the medical assistance and care we receive falls below acceptable levels and there may be a need to employ the services of clinical negligence solicitors.
Examples of medical negligence can be anything from:
– a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of a medical condition
– injuries caused by poor hospital hygiene
– failure to follow proper procedures.
In addition to any injury, the stress caused by being let down by a medical professional can be significant.
Goodge Law Acting As Clinical Negligence Solicitors
A Goodge Law client was admitted to hospital for an elective total right knee replacement surgery. In the process of this surgery, her larynx was punctured by a trainee anaesthetist during intubation. This was despite the fact that she requested no student be allowed to operate on her. The medical error resulted in the gradual build-up of pus which obstructed her airway in the cervical area and corresponding deterioration of her condition.
Our client was transferred to another hospital by emergency ambulance for specialist surgery to her neck and abdomen. She spent 4 weeks in that hospital. Her only sustenance during that time being via a tube into her intestine. Subsequently, she had two further operations to stretch her throat and dilate the scar tissue.
She still has ongoing swallowing problems which are likely to be permanent and had further surgery to dilate the throat.
For 4 months our client was unable to weight bear on her right knee. This was as a result of her inability to exercise after the knee surgery, leaving her weak left knee to bear nearly all of her weight. Intensive physiotherapy and acupuncture failed to improve the situation and she was scheduled for further surgery to have her knee forcibly straightened. However, as a result of a regime of swimming, walking, and targeted gym and hydrotherapy exercises, the knee subsequently straightened to the extent that surgery was postponed and then cancelled to allow time for the improvement to continue naturally without surgical intervention.
Medical Negligence Claim
We made a claim against the first hospital due to the negligence of the trainee anaesthetist. This was due to his breach of duty of care to our client. The tear to the oesophagus and collateral damage as well as injuries to both knees was a foreseeable injury caused by the breach of this duty. The consultant anaesthetist was also in breach of his duty to provide adequate supervision of the trainee.
Win Clinical Negligence Claim
Goodge Law pursued the hospital and, despite the hospital initially disputing liability, was able to secure compensation in the sum of £50,000.
Goodge Law are personal injury and medical negligence lawyers and can be contacted for a no-obligation phone consultation. We are experts in securing compensation for people who have been victims of medical negligence. We work on a no win-no fee basis so you will never have to fund any part of your claim.
If you believe you are in need of a clinical negligence solicitor please call Goodge Law on 020 7636 9222 or click here to start your medical negligence claim.