Failure to Monitor Patient Negligence Claims
Medical negligence does not have to be a huge event, like amputating the wrong limb, to be dangerous. Sometimes simply not keeping an eye on their condition is enough to have a huge impact on a patient's health and wellbeing. Failing to monitor a patient is a significant oversight with potentially far-reaching consequences, including death.
What is Failure to Monitor Patient Negligence?
Regular monitoring and assessment of a patient’s condition is a vital part of their care. Caregivers do not only need to look for expected signs, such as infection after surgery, or hypoglycemia in diabetic patients, but other symptoms of distress or illness which may help diagnose disease or injury.
There are several important occasions when patients require regular monitoring, including:
- After a head injury
- While they are under anaesthesia, and after this has been removed.
- During surgery
- After surgery
- During labour
- While at risk to themselves
Monitoring should including checking a patient’s vital signs such as their heart rate, temperature, and oxygen levels. Midwives and obstetricians also need to monitor a baby’s heart rate during labour to make sure it is not in distress. Those at risk can refer to patients suffering from mental health issues which may pose a suicide risk or dementia patients who are not aware of their surroundings.
How Can We Help?
The Medical Negligence Experts are a team of lawyers experienced in dealing with medical negligence compensation claims. If you or someone in your care has been a victim of medical negligence we can help you prove it and obtain fair compensation for any physical and emotional stress you have endured.
At your initial appointment, we will talk to you in depth about the circumstances surrounding your injury and why you believe negligence was responsible. We will only recommend you proceed with a compensation case if it is possible to prove clearly negligence was involved. In medical negligence cases, it is up to the claimant to prove the malpractice occurred rather than for the care provider to show it did not happen, so it is important to get as much information together as possible.
How does a Compensation Claim Work?
There are four key stages to any clinical negligence compensation claim. Initial assessment – this is where we investigate, assess, and provide our professional opinion on whether your claim is likely to succeed.
Building the case – at this point, we collect and organise all the evidence we need to prove not only that you were injured or harmed as the result of your treatment, but that this was due to negligence and not some other avoidable reason.
Submitting the claim – a large number of medical negligence claims are settled without going to court. We will present the evidence to the care provider asking them to accept responsibility and compensate accordingly.
Completion or referral – if the care provider accepts the fault they will offer what they feel is a fair amount of compensation. There may be some delay at this point while we negotiate to get the best settlement on your behalf. Should the care provider not admit liability we will refer the case to the courts and continue to act on your behalf until resolution.
Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today and find out how we can help you.
Need some help?
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?
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.
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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.