For expert advice you can trust about claiming compensation following a medical mistake, please call our medical negligence team in Cardiff on freephone 0808 175 8000. You can also contact Slater and Gordon lawyers in Cardiff via our online form - we’ll be happy to arrange a callback at a convenient time.
Our expertise in medical negligence cases
If you’ve experienced medical negligence and have been injured as a result, you need help from a legal professional with specialist expertise in this type of case. This is where our medical negligence solicitors in Cardiff can help. Our lawyers have worked on and successfully handled clinical negligence cases of all kinds, including those involving:
A surgical mistake can be very serious indeed. It can cause damage and injury that could lead to pain, change your life for the worse or even be fatal. If you or a loved one has been a victim of surgical negligence, we can help you to claim compensation. Please call our clinical negligence team here in Cardiff on freephone 0808 175 8000 or fill in our online contact form.
Our solicitors have dealt with many different kinds of surgical negligence cases, so we’re perfectly placed to offer specialist advice. Examples include:
- Botched cosmetic surgery
- Damage to nerves or organs due to inaccuracy or incompetence on the part of the surgeon
- Amputations on the wrong limb
- Surgical items being left inside the patient’s body
- Excessive scarring following a procedure
- Infections developing after the surgery
- Complications with anaesthetic - for example, when a patient wakes up during a procedure
- The patient not being provided with sufficient information about the risks of the procedure before consenting
Anyone who’s ever experienced dental negligence will tell you that it can lead to extremely painful and distressing consequences. An ill-fitting implant, infection or a prolonged, painful condition are all avoidable problems that can be caused by a dentist or dental staff failing to provide the right standard of care.
If you’ve experienced a problem with the care you’ve received from your dentist, or from a dental surgeon at a hospital, you could claim compensation. To discuss your case, please don’t hesitate to call our medical negligence solicitors in Cardiff on freephone 0808 175 8000.
Claims against your GP
When you go to see your GP, you expect to either receive a diagnosis or treatment - or to be referred to a specialist who can help. If your GP fails to provide you with a good standard of care, it can lead to delays in diagnosing serious conditions. Other potential problems include being prescribed the wrong type or dosage of medication.
If you’ve had issues with the treatment you’ve received from your GP and want to find out more about claiming medical negligence compensation, please contact our specialist team. Use our online contact form or call the Slater and Gordon Cardiff office on freephone 0808 175 8000.
Mistakes made by healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses and midwives during birth can be extremely dangerous for both mother and baby. Examples of this kind of mistake include:
- Incorrect medication
- Failure to identify and treat infections
- Poor care during the delivery, leading to injuries
- Failure to identify a potentially dangerous condition in either mother or child
Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
In order to receive effective treatment, you need a proper diagnosis. The wrong diagnosis can waste valuable time and lead to treatment that either does nothing, while the original condition worsens, or that actually causes further harm.
Another common medical mistake is delayed diagnosis. It sometimes takes a little time to properly identify a condition and develop a treatment plan. It’s important to get the diagnosis right, so further rounds of testing may need to be done. However, there’s a big difference between taking care to get the right diagnosis and causing unnecessary and avoidable delay.
If a patient’s records are lost or a healthcare professional is not competent enough to diagnose the patient in a timely fashion, this can cause harm. A treatable condition could worsen or complications could develop. If this happens, it can be classed as medical negligence.
To find out more about claiming compensation for misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, please get in touch with our medical negligence solicitors in Cardiff on freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact us online.
How our specialist team can help
When recovering from an illness or injury caused by medical negligence, the last thing you want is the hassle of a legal case. However, if you choose the right solicitor, claiming compensation can be relatively easy and stress-free.
Our medical negligence solicitors in Cardiff have the skill, expertise and experience to handle all aspects of your claim. All you need to do is tell us what happened in as much detail as you can, and our team will take it from there. While you focus on your recovery, we’ll be working tirelessly on your case. Our solicitors will provide regular updates, so that you always know what’s happening, but you won’t have to worry about paperwork or legal procedures.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers are personal injury specialists, and our team in Cardiff have an impressive track record when it comes to clinical negligence cases. You can rely on us to fight your corner.
No Win, No Fee compensation claims for medical mistakes
When you start a compensation claim for a medical error with Slater and Gordon Lawyers, you don’t have to put yourself at any financial risk. The majority (98%) of our personal injury claims are No Win, No Fee cases, which means that no legal fees are paid unless you’re successful in your case.
This can offer great peace of mind, which can be especially important for people already struggling to recover from a painful or protracted illness or injury. You can simply focus on getting better without having to worry about any unexpected legal bills or other costs.