Receiving the very best medical care is a right that we all expect, but sometimes problems do occur. It could be that a mistake is made during a routine operation, or that a medical practitioner fails to adhere to the strict guidelines put in place, but – while rare – medical negligence does occur. To explain the situation in simple terms, negligence means a lack of due care and attention. Every one of us, in a professional and personal sense, has a basic duty of care that we must show to those around is; not to do so is to act negligently, and this occurs in the medical profession just as it does in our everyday lives.
Making Medical Negligence Claims
If you have been injured – whether in the course of medical treatment or otherwise – thanks to the negligence of another party you are legally entitled to claim compensation for your suffering. It is a fact that medical claims are not the easiest to pursue, as a lot of evidence and detailed information is required to make the claim stick. It is advisable that, should you think you have a claim, you engage a solicitor with expertise in this field of the law to help with your case. To start your medical negligence claim today or to find out more about claiming compensation, simply fill out the form above or give us a call for free on 0800 466 1123 and speak with one of our advisers.
Examples of Medical Negligence
There are many different examples that can be construed as amounting to medical negligence and, thankfully, the medical profession pays great attention to making sure patients are treated with the best possible care. It could be that a patient was given an excess of medication – or not enough as prescribed – or that a surgeon made a mistake during an operation. It may be that the patient simply did not receive the care and attention expected and due from the medical institute concerned. Negligence covers not only hospitals, but also doctors, dentists, nurses and all who work in the medical profession. Sadly, some negligence cases can result in permanent disability, and a few rare examples result in fatality.
Claiming for Medical Negligence
There is a set routine that you must follow to make any compensation claim, and in the case of medical negligence it is one that should be adhered to strictly. This is why you need to make sure you have on board a solicitor who has handled such claims before. The expertise of a professional is always worthy as the law can be complex, and you can find a suitable solicitor very easily these days. Remember, it is your legal right to claim compensation for your suffering, so do not delay – get you claim underway right now. To start your medical negligence claim today or to find out more about claiming compensation, simply fill out the form above or give us a call for free on 0800 466 1123 and speak with one of our advisers.