When Things Go Wrong

We hear it in the news, read it in the papers, see it on social media and at times hear our friends or family talk about it, but do you know what to do in times of medical negligence when things go wrong?

How do you know if you have suffered medical negligence?

If you think you have suffered with medical negligence, then chances are you have, some of the common causes are

  • Incorrect diagnosis
  • Delay in diagnosis
  • Errors during surgery
  • Incorrect medication
  • Failing to refer the patient to a specialist
  • Failing to provide advice or treatment options or warn of potential risks

Other factors to take into account in your claim are

  • Loss of earnings
  • Cost of care and assistance needed due to negligent injury
  • The cost of private treatment
  • Transport or travelling expenses

Unfortunately, medical negligence is something I hear of everyday, with having a child who has a chronic illness and the constant barriers and brick walls myself and other parents face on a daily basis is heartbreaking.  The main elements we face is incorrect diagnosis, delays in diagnosis, medication and the lack of care, you can read our story here.

So many professionals do not understand chronic illness and how to treat it, I have been told many times by my GP they do not understand the illness or have no idea how to treat it in children.  The scary thing is that with the right knowledge our children would probably be a lot better than they are now, as lack of understand and knowledge can cause negative effects to their health.

When faced with someone who has an illness or injury your life changes from that moment, it is at this time when things start to fall apart in many ways from being able to work or care for yourself.

It is such a shame that companies like Axiclaim have to exist, but unfortunately it is becoming a necessity in the world we are living in.  I know personally how negligence can turn your life upside down, and as much as I hope you never have to use them, it is reassuring to know that there are people out there who will fight your corner and try to make things a little easier for you.

Have you ever suffered from medical negligence?

 

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10 Comments

    • 28th April 2018 / 10:09 am

      Thank you, it is such a shame that these companies have to exist, but sadly they need to and they can make a difference and fight your corner when needed x

  1. 29th April 2018 / 8:07 pm

    Great article! It’s such a shame that there are negligence in medical procedures or people wrongly diagnosed. I have been through this personally.

    • 30th April 2018 / 8:55 am

      It is a shame we put our faith in professionals and they let us down x

  2. 29th April 2018 / 9:42 pm

    I haven’t but my auntie suffered it when she was born as the hospital did not diagnosis her properly and it’s affected her throughout her life x

    • 30th April 2018 / 8:53 am

      It is such a shame that medical professionals can treat people like this x

  3. 30th April 2018 / 6:16 am

    I have personal experience through a family member. It’s a sad fact of life that companies like Axiclaim have to exist.

    • 30th April 2018 / 8:52 am

      It is a shame that comapnies like this have to exist but sadly they are needed x

  4. 1st May 2018 / 11:48 am

    It baffles me that, in 2018, so many medical professionals don’t ‘understand’ chronic illness. As a tinnitus sufferer I’m also familiar with this ‘if we don’t acknowledge it it will go away’ thing – because I’m sure that’s what it is – probably in an attempt to save budgets.

    • 1st May 2018 / 7:41 pm

      It is a case of if we ignore it then it will go away, or I don’t know what I am doing so will ignore it totally x

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