Failure to Administer Medication Negligence Claims
Failure to administer medication can have as devastating an effect as misdiagnosing an illness or making a mistake during surgery. Medication is prescribed for a purpose, whether that is to reduce high blood pressure that may lead to heart attack or stroke, treat an infection that weakens the body and delays recovery after an operation, or regulate the production of insulin.
Failure to administer the correct dose of medication at the right time can even, in rare instances, lead to a patient’s death.
What is Failure to Administer Medication Negligence?
Hospitals and care homes have strictly defined processes which should ensure no patient every misses their medication. Negligence occurs when caregivers do not follow the correct procedure. Negligence may also happen when emergency medication, such as one which will help to clot in a case of excessive bleeding.
Negligence can also occur where the effects of failure to administer medication do not put a patient’s health at risk, but where it does cause them significant trauma. A good example would be if pain relieving medication were not provided after an operation.
Patients with conditions that require careful monitoring, like diabetes, are especially sensitive to medication mistakes. Their pancreas is unable to make the glucose their body needs to function, and when the level falls too low (a condition called hypoglycemia), it can lead to coma and even death.
Clinical negligence does not have to imply the malpractice was deliberate, only that it was avoidable. An exceptionally busy hospital shift may mean a nurse forgets to record when a patient’s next dose is due, while poor communication during shift changeover at a nursing home may lead to overlooking a particular patient.
How Can We Help?
In medical negligence claims, it is up to the injured party, or their estate seeking compensation on their behalf, to demonstrate that negligence caused their injury. Gathering this evidence can be a lengthy process however the team at The Medical Negligence Experts have the experience and independent contacts to make this as swift as possible.
During your initial consultation with one of our expert medical negligence lawyers, we will talk to you in depth about your experience and situation to ascertain whether your claim is likely to succeed. We will help gather the necessary evidence and submit it to the responsible care provider with the request they acknowledge your injury and compensate you accordingly. Where possible, we will try to settle the matter for you out of court.
Where a health care provider is unwilling to accept responsibility or agree to pay a fair and appropriate amount of compensation, we will support you through the court process and fight for the best outcome on your behalf.
The Medical Negligence Experts know that even though some cases may appear the same on paper, no two instances are ever the same because all our clients’ circumstances are unique.
If you feel your health has been affected by medical negligence, then contact The Medical Negligence Experts today and ask us how we can help you make a successful claim for compensation.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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