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Physiotherapy Negligence

If a physiotherapist has acted negligently, causing you or a loved one to suffer injury, you need to seek advice from a medical negligence solicitor without delay.

Physiotherapist Treatment

Physiotherapy, often referred to as just 'physio', is commonly used to treat conditions of the muscles and joints. Such problems may be the result of an injury, illness, surgery or a long-term congenital disease.

A physiotherapist must be fully aware of a patient's individual complications before devising a suitable course of treatment. This can involve a combination of manipulation, massage and exercise, and will ultimately aim to relieve pain and restore range of movement.

Many people find physiotherapy treatment extremely beneficial. Whether a patient is a stroke victim, has had surgery, suffers from heart problems or is bearing a sports injury, physiotherapy can be an effective method of treatment for a wide variety of health issues.

Injury Caused by Negligent Physiotherapist Treatment

However, unfortunately there are times when the actions or inactions of a physiotherapist actually cause a patient to suffer further injury. This may arise if a physio:-

  • Makes diagnosis without carrying out the appropriate tests;
  • Provides treatment that is clearly not suitable for the patient;
  • Fails to carry out treatment with the necessary skills and expertise;
  • Fails to carry out treatment with due care and attention;
  • Provides treatment that a physiotherapist is not qualified to give.

If a physiotherapist does provide treatment that exacerbates a patient's condition, this will cause significant trauma not only physically, but also emotionally and financially. Their negligence may prolong recovery time, or even cause irreparable damage.

What Action Can You Take?

If a physiotherapist had caused your health condition to deteriorate, you will understandably be feeling angry and upset about the poor standard of treatment you received. However, there may something you can do to recompense for your pain and suffering, as you may be entitled to make a claim.

Your first step should be to contact a medical negligence solicitor as soon as possible. After a short consultation, a legal expert will be able to advise you as to whether or not you have been the victim of a substandard level of care. If so, you will be able to claim compensation for the injuries you have sustained. Although this won't turn back the clock, it will at least help you recover any finances you have lost, providing financial support while you recover.

Contact a Solicitor Today

Medical negligence claims must be made within three years of the event; therefore it is important not to delay when seeking legal help. If you believe you are entitled to claim compensation for physiotherapist negligence, contact a solicitor today to find out more.

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