Medical Negligence, Malpractice and Mismanagement

Medical negligence, medical malpractice, or medical mismanagement happens when medical treatment falls below an acceptable standard, causing you serious harm or injury as a result. Doctors have a 'duty of care' to exercise reasonable care, skill and judgement when examining, diagnosing, treating and advising you. If they breach that duty, they may be liable for any harm caused and you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

Medicine is complicated, and medical negligence is a complex area of law. Any potential claim must be investigated thoroughly. It can be a difficult process – especially when the negligence may have resulted in the serious injury or death of a loved one – so working with a personal injury lawyer like Barbante Personal Injury Lawyers, who offer a sensitive, personalised service, could make this process easier for you.

Medical negligence can include:

  • Failure to perform surgery or provide post-operative care with reasonable care and skill;
  • Delay in diagnosing or providing the appropriate treatment or referral;
  • Failure to provide the appropriate treatment or referral;
  • Incorrectly prescribing or administering medication;
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a condition;
  • Cerebral palsy caused by medical error;
  • Making an existing condition worse;
  • Incorrectly reporting test results;
  • Medical errors during childbirth;
  • Stillbirths and neonatal deaths;
  • Anaesthesia errors;
  • Defective products;
  • Surgical errors.

Time limits on medical negligence claims do apply, so it's best to contact us as soon as possible for information specific to your case.

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