What Is Medical Negligence?
What is medical negligence, and how might clinical negligence impact on our psychological well-being? An example of medical negligence is where a healthcare professional provides you with substandard treatment that is so inadequate that no other competent healthcare professional would have provided the procedure in this way.
Alternatively, medical negligence can arise from a failure to provide any treatment at all in the circumstances when another healthcare professional would have done so.
Medical negligence typically happens when the individual suffers injury as a result of is inadequate treatment or failure to provide treatment.
As psychologists, we work with solicitors and barristers to objectively assess the psychological injury that an individual has suffered as a result of medical negligence.
One must remember that not all errors are clinical negligence, and not all poor outcomes of treatment are a result of medical negligence.