Experts in Failure to Treat Negligence Claims
Sitting patiently in a GP’s waiting room may not be fun, but some people feel poorly enough to seek out medical care. To add insult to injury/illness, to do so in the presence of other sick people.
Indeed, you expect that they will take your complaint seriously enough to investigate it and treat it. Nevertheless, failure to treat negligence claims do happen. Things like:
- Failing to diagnose your condition with sufficient medical care.
- Failure to diagnose conditions that might lead to a heart attack.
- Fail to properly treat a condition in a timely manner.
- A medical error that does not adhere to a medical professional’s sworn duty of care.
Doctor fails that belittle your condition
Imagine being in so much pain/distress, you believe your nearest A&E department is the best place for you. Consequently, it can be confusing and upsetting to go home with little more than a sympathetic nod. Moreover, you might even get some belittling advice that’s insulting to your situation.
In essence, just take some paracetamol and wait for it to get better on its own.
What is Failure to Treat?
Clinical negligence, in effect, is the failure to examine a patient, correctly offer a reasonable diagnosis, and provide treatment to the patient for that diagnosis.
Above all, this kind of negligence is certainly not a level of care that anyone deserves. Your condition, moreover, shouldn’t have to be life-threatening to be given serious addressing and respect. Whatever the reasons for such ignorance and failure, none will repair the damage that failure to treat negligence may, in fact, cause to the patient.
But what would serve as an example of how failure to treat negligence might affect a patient’s well-being?
Case Study for Failure to Treat
In this real-life case, a patient gains admission to a London hospital. This patient has a bone infection but strangely receives no antibiotics for three days. The situation becomes more puzzling when hospital staff ignores his request for a scan because:
- it was the weekend and;
- there was no specialist on-site to authorise it.
Indeed, it’s not as if the gentleman could control which day of the week the infection took place. But now, a path to unadulterated negligence is set because it’s the weekend.
Ergo, through no fault of his own, the patient develops a rash which staff dismisses as an allergy. Naturally, he later receives a diagnosis as a symptom of sepsis when he went into septic shock. Consequently, his organs begin shutting down.
He suffers severe long-term brain damage as a result. To make matters worse, his wife gives up her job to care for him full time.
The patient employs the services of a capable law firm for a medical malpractice case. Subsequently, the hospital agrees via an out-of-court settlement admitting they:
- Did fail to treat a medical condition;
- Will pay several million pounds in compensation;
- Accordingly, a part of that payment is a lump sum, with the rest in annual chunks.
More failure to treat negligence examples
Other examples of negligence due to failure to treat include these.
- A baby who develops cerebral palsy after their jaundice goes without treatment;
- When a woman dies due to not receiving appropriate treatment when suffering an asthma attack while in the hospital;
- Also, a dentist neglects to treat clear signs of a patient’s gum disease.
For legal advice regarding failure to treat cases, it’s best to seek out a medical malpractice attorney.
How Can We Help?
Starting a claim for compensation for medical negligence may feel like a daunting task. But it really is as simple as asking the expert team at The Medical Negligence Experts. You can expect four things to happen after you make your initial enquiry.
An experienced medical negligence lawyer will talk to you about:
- what happens to you;
- your current situation, and;
- why you believe negligence was responsible.
They may also refer you to an independent medical specialist. Then, after a thorough assessment, we’ll be able to advise whether your claim has a solid chance of success.
If you decide to proceed, we’ll help you put your negligence case together, proving it causes your injury or illness.
Taking your case forward
We’ll submit this information to the care provider responsible together with a request for fair compensation. The claim has a basis around:
- any expenses you incur;
- loss of earnings both now and in the future, and;
- costs of any ongoing rehabilitation treatment or care.
The defendant will investigate the situation on their side. Subsequently, the defendant will either do one of two things in response to your claim.
- Admit to their liability and make an offer of payment or;
- Alternatively, they simply refuse responsibility altogether.
In the first scenario, we will then negotiate until we reach an amount which is fair and reasonable. But if they don’t accept liability, we will refer your claim to the courts and continue to support you until resolution.
There is a three-year time limit for making a medical negligence claim so start today and contact The Medical Negligence Experts.
Need some help with failure to treat negligence claims?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us for failure to treat compensation claims?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
Expert solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay! Once you make contact, your experienced solicitor will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Whether you are ready to make a medical negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.