Mistakes by locum doctors
Medical Accident Group has some of the most experienced solicitors in the country when dealing with accidents caused by locum doctors. Examples of this work include claims where there have been delays in diagnosing cancer.
What do you need to do if a locum doctor has made a mistake?
Accidents can be caused by a lack of communication between medical staff, and also between the patient and medical staff. Not understanding how a certain hospital and the staff work can also lead to errors being made. These mistakes, especially when someone simply does not understand what they are doing, can have devastating consequences.
If you need answers, we can help you with writing a formal letter of complaint to the trust, to find out what went wrong. Then we will investigate your claim further and negotiate a settlement figure to compensate you for your losses and injuries.
To find out more about making a claim, and our way of working, click here.
Need to know: What is a locum doctor?
A locum practitioner is one that temporarily fulfils the duty of another. With the NHS pushed ever harder to meet targets and shrink their budget, locum doctors and nurses are often needed to help take the strain off struggling hospitals and job roles. Despite not knowing the patient and their history, the medical professional will be given training at a new hospital. Sometimes, this training is not good enough, and mistakes can happen – especially in the case of overseas doctors who do not speak English fluently and can sometimes be overwhelmed by the processes of the NHS and hospitals.