Don’t suffer alone following medical negligence

medical neglegence

It always amazes and saddens us how many people suffer alone, and how many are unsupported following all kinds of medical negligence issues. It doesn’t have to be that way.  Please, reach out to someone who can help.

Often too, people are unclear as to what constitutes medical negligence.  So for that reason, they don’t know if they are right to seek help or support.  If you are ever in any doubt, please seek the advice of an expert who can help advise. Marley Solicitors are specialists in medical negligence claims, with 20 years experience.  We can give you all the support and direction you need if you feel you have been affected by this.

What is Medical Negligence?

Medical Negligence is a term that refers to any kind of negligent or substandard care from a medical professional to a patient.  Anything which has resulted in either injury, illness or has caused an existing condition to worsen.  Any action or inaction which deviates from their industry’s code of practise.  This includes but is not limited to things like misdiagnosis, incorrect treatment, surgical errors and much more.

Now it’s quite often referred to as clinical negligence and it’s sometimes been called medical malpractice.  However it’s referred to, if you’ve been physically or mentally injured due to the standard of care you’ve been given by healthcare professionals, that’s not right. You may have the right to a claim.

Perhaps you’ve been in a situation where someone has failed to properly diagnose a disease or medical condition.  Or they’ve failed to provide appropriate treatment for a medical condition?  Or have they unreasonably caused delay in treating a condition, this could be constituted as medical negligence and you should seek advice.

Professions who could be affected

The law can vary by industry, so the specific professionals who may be targeted by a medical malpractice action will vary. Amongst those who may potentially be liable under medical malpractice laws are:

  • Physicians
  • Surgeons
  • Psychiatrists
  • Dentists.
  • Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physiotherapists
  • Osteopaths
  • Chiropractors
  • Podiatrists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Social workers
  • Psychologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Optometrists
  • Medical radiation practitioners

Things can change

In the current landscape, these processes are subject to constant review and change.  That’s why it’s important to enlist the help of a specialist solicitor. Someone like Marley Solicitors who can assess your case and advise chances of a successful claim at that moment in time.  For example, recently the UK Government has tabled changes to the clinical negligence claims process, in order to lower the impact and cost to the NHS.

We all want to protect and preserve our health service so they continue to be there when we need them, and are all grateful for the tireless work and care that the overwhelming majority of professionals give.  However on the rare occasions where someone has been let down by the system, it’s important to have somewhere to go to seek justice.  And that’s where people like Marley Solicitors come in.  It’s not an indictment on the service and professions as a whole, just a means of bringing justice to those who have been let down by the few professionals who act outside of their industries.

So please, don’t suffer alone, get in touch if you think we may be able to help.