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They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but what happens if you suffer an eye injury due to ophthalmic negligence?
Sadly, it’s a fact that medical treatment does not always go to plan. Substandard treatment can lead to patients suffering needless injuries and in some cases, leaving them with new needs that must be met.
Social media has contributed many things to society since its conception a few years ago. It has connected people in a way that was not possible previously, but it has also brought about the phenomenon of the selfie.
It is well established that the courts tend not to consider recognised complications when dealing with clinical negligence claims. However sometimes what starts as a recognised complication can become an actionable harm if the appropriate actions /procedures are not followed.
We get a lot of enquiries regarding inadequate treatment at A&E with regards to hand injuries and we are currently involved in several cases where the claimant has been left with permanent damage as a result of inadequate history being taken from the patient/claimant and/or inadequate examinations.
I was at a very interesting clinical negligence “master class” recently with Mr Nigel Poole QC and he mentioned, amongst other interesting points, a settlement meeting in which he had been involved recently where one of the arguments raised by the defendant NHS Trust was that his clients compensation should be reduced because he lived in a deprived area.
Here at Thorneycroft Solicitors our clinical negligence team have encountered individuals who have suffered a wide variety of injuries as a result of substandard medical care, as a result we believe it’s important to highlight as many conditions as possible as well as the risks they pose to people’s health, and finally how you can make a clinical negligence claim if you are a victim.
A fall in hospital can be devastating. It can result in patients, who are already vulnerable, experiencing further injury, distress, pain and in some cases a loss of independence.