Errors of omission (such as non-administration of antibiotics or thrombo-embolic prophylaxis)
It's important that you choose a medical negligence lawyer who has the experience and knowledge to deal with your compensation claim effectively.
When it comes to rehabilitation, it can be one of the most important aspects of recovering from an injury and the treatment that we receive during this time can be crucial in ensuring that we make a speedy and full recovery. If we aren’t given the correct medications and treatment during this time then the recovery can be a slow and often painful process.
It is the responsibility of the doctor or nurse who is looking after you to ensure that you are supplied with any medications that you need to aid in your recovery. If you feel that they have been negligent towards you in this situation, then you could be eligible to make a claim.
WHO CAN I CLAIM AGAINST FOR ERRORS OF OMISSION?
Errors of omission generally occur in a hospital environment as the result of negligence on behalf of a doctor or nurse who has not administered the appropriate medication, as a result these are the people who your personal injury claim could be directed towards. It is the responsibility of all healthcare professionals to ensure that the treatment they provide is the best available and if you feel that they have been negligent towards you by neglecting to administer you with the appropriate medications for treatment, then you could be eligible to make a claim.
WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF ERRORS OF OMISSION?
There are many situations where errors of omission could occur and some situations where you could make a claim include:
- Non–administration of antibiotics
- Thrombo–embolic prophylaxis
- Non–administration of pain treatment
- Non–administration of necessary medications.
ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS ON TOP OF MY PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM THAT I CAN CLAIM FOR?
- Increased rehabilitation time – if your rehabilitation time is increased as the result of negligence on behalf of your nurse or doctor then you could be eligible to make a claim for any costs that you may have to pay as a result
- Pain and suffering – if your doctor or nurse fails to administer the correct medications then you could be left in a great deal of pain as a result
- Loss of income – if you have been treated in a negligent manner then you may require additional time in hospital and your rehabilitation may be extended. You may be required as a result to take additional time off work and if you are then you could claim for a loss of income.
HOW CAN THE MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U APPROACH HELP ME?
The team at Medical Compensation 4U are industry experts when it comes to dealing with personal injury claims and we can work with you throughout the process every step of the way. We pride ourselves on giving you both a professional and personal approach, ensuring that you feel comfortable throughout the process and secure in the knowledge that your claim is being handled with expertise.