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Strategies To Banish Clinical Negligence

By David Halbert

The doctors are expected to provide excellent services and care to the patients during treatment process. Majority of them try to provide excellent services to the patients but sometimes they fail to provide an optimum care that patients are expecting. This refers to clinical negligence, in which the care provided to the patients is below the standards of treatment. Clinical negligence can have adverse life long outcomes and can even lead towards death. There are some laws that protect the rights of the people who might suffer as a result of clinical negligence.

It is necessary to check this increasing trend of clinical malpractice. This is although difficult, but not impossible. Patients as well as health organisations can banish clinical negligence through their workable strategies.

Medical claims can arise from a wrong or delayed diagnosis, injuries during surgical processes, during child birth, a wrong decision for caesarean section, mistreatment of complicated birth, complications with induced labour, negligence in patient treatment follow ups, failure to examine treatment, cosmetic surgery malpractice, wrong amputation.

The most important thing in the cases of clinical negligence is awareness about the fact that there are different rules for minor and major complaints. If a person is ignored during the treatment, or the behaviour of the staff was rude with the patient, the patient can write about it and ask for explanation. In some cases, apology from the practitioner resolves the matter because there could be some justified reason that resulted in the injury. Sometimes, the condition of the patient might deteriorate because of other factors rather than negligence only.

Another strategy is to find more information about your type of treatment. Look for information about the surgical procedure, so that you would know the complications that might occur. Discuss these important points with your surgeon, so that he/she could guide you more.

To banish clinical negligence, it is necessary to contact a solicitor that is skilled and experienced because of handling many cases of this type in the past. It should also be proved that there were serious errors in the treatment, which a competent doctor would not have made.

In case of surgery, the doctor should carefully complete all the formalities. Doctors should clearly mention all the benefits, and risk involved in the surgery. Before making decisions, patient should check the subsidiary factors such as hygienic conditions of the hospital, equipment, and machinery. In addition, it is always preferable to take the second opinion.

If a close relative dies because of medical carelessness, a relative can claim bereavement damage or loss of dependency claim on behalf of the deceased, upon whom others were financially dependent.

Clinical Negligence experts providing legal help and advice to people who have suffered as a result of medical or clinical negligence.

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Halbert, David "Strategies To Banish Clinical Negligence." Strategies To Banish Clinical Negligence. 6 Jul. 2010. 30 Sep 2014 <>.

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Halbert, D (2010, July 6). Strategies To Banish Clinical Negligence. Retrieved September 30, 2014, from

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