Hospital mistakes are very large in number, costing the community millions of dollars. The mistakes include the following
1. Fall from a trolley.
2. Slipping on a wet floor.
3. Incorrect airway intubation resulting in brain changes.
4. Serious swelling as the result of wrongly placed intravenous or arterial lines.
5. Lack of transfer to a ward of proper care resulting in delays of treatment.
6. Failure to examine x rays with resulting undiagnosed fractures or foreign bodies.
7. Suicide due to improper monitoring and failure to report suicide risk.
8. Wrong operations by inadequately trained doctors.
9. Instruments left inside the patient.
10. Brain damage, quadriplegia, cerebral palsy, and severe psychiatric changes.
11. Loss of limbs, eyesight, fingers, breasts, ovaries, fallopian tubes and testicles in botched surgeries and misdiagnosis.
12. Cerebral palsy and paralysis.
13. Complications associated with drainage.
14. Improper diagnosis resulting in resulting extensive unnecessary surgery.
15. Loss of sexual ability due to catheter complications.
16. Loss of leg length equality which could have been avoided.
17. Complications associated with orthopaedic metal plates or wires.
Most of the above complications could have been avoided with the proper skilled care with possibly only minimal effects. Our doctors have the expertise to recognise the mis-management of care and many solicitors consult our doctors for an expert opinion.
Hospitals are very large institutions with some very qualified and some relatively untrained personnel.
There are no areas where mistakes are common but sometimes when a judgement error occurs, the effects are long lasting and sometimes devastating with long term disability. Some of these mistakes could have been avoided with more care.
All of our doctors have worked in large hospitals in training and have a very good appreciation of the problems than can occur.
We can get an opinion as to whether your problem could have been avoided and then recommend to you a solicitor who is familiar with Negligence Litigation