Doctors, nurses, dentists and other healthcare professionals have a duty of care that they must uphold. We acknowledge that the vast majority of professionals provide high quality care throughout their career but there are unfortunate occasions where there is an exceptional drop in standards. Where a complaint is made, we realise that the professional stands to lose their reputation, their job, and their livelihood and this makes it especially important that high quality legal representation is provided.
The duty of care owed to patients by healthcare professionals is high; the reason being, that the public must be protected and must have confidence that the profession is regulated in such a way that ensures the highest standards of care are provided. However, due to this, even a baseless complaint against a professional can have severe ramifications.
There are, of course, also occasions where a healthcare professional is accused of misconduct or in failing in their duty of care, where this accusation is misplaced. We recognise that being brought before a tribunal by your regulating body is a stressful experience. Again, with so much at stake, legal representation is necessary.
Medical manufacturers and suppliers are also bound by a range of regulations and failing to meet these, or being found in breach of them, may lead to a lengthy and potentially costly case. Similarly, pharmaceutical companies invest many millions of pounds to ensure that their drugs and equipment are as safe as possible, but errors can occur, testing may not prove adequate or warnings may not be deemed strong enough. In such circumstances, representation by counsel is advised.
Contact 23 Essex Street to discuss your case and instruct one of our highly experienced team to provide you with the best quality representation. We provide the highest quality advice to help ensure your reputation and livelihood are protected.