Although our medical professionals are usually highly trained and skilled, they are not exempt from making mistakes. Unfortunately, mistakes in the world of medicine and dentistry usually have far reaching consequences for the patient.
The sad truth is that mistakes are very rarely admitted. Even if they are, a simple apology doesn’t repair the damage. The harm that has already been done is frequently irreversible, and people’s lives have been changed forever. Even more tragically, some lives are lost because of medical failures.
Examples of Medical Negligence
Medical negligence can involve so many errors, for example:
- Sub-standard surgery.
- Missed diagnosis.
- Anaesthetic failures.
- Sub-standard dental treatment.
- GP failures.
The list goes on and on.