Medical Negligence

An issue that always seems to be in the news, medical negligence often causes controversy and debate. When you need medical care, you want just that, care. Medical professionals are supposed to be trusted authority figures, but unfortunately, they are only human and can be careless and make mistakes too. And this can have devastating effects on someone’s life, and some mistakes can be fatal. Most care givers, whether they are working in the NHS or in private healthcare, are upstanding individuals whose primary focus is giving you the best care they can. However, there […]

Informed Consent and Medical Negligence

If you’re due to undergo any operation, be it cosmetic, dental or medical, before the operation goes ahead, you will be required to sign a form giving your consent to the operation. The main purpose of giving your consent is so that your doctors can do their job properly – but for the consent to be valid, it must be informed. That means that you must be informed of the risks and benefits of the operation so that you have all of the information that you need in order to give your consent to the […]

Children and Medical Negligence – What You Need to Know

Although we as parents try to do everything in our power to protect our children, there are some things that we simply don’t have a lot of control over. One of the things that we don’t have a lot of control over is medical care. When our children aren’t feeling well for one reason or another one of the first things we tend to do is make a doctor’s appointment. We trust the medical professionals to do everything in their power to make sure that our children start feeling better as soon as possible. Unfortunately, […]