Medical negligence is sometimes also known as clinical negligence. It covers injuries sustained due to the action or lack of action of health practitioners – doctors, dentists, nurses and surgeons are all included.
You may have been misdiagnosed, treated incorrectly, the victim of a surgical error or prescribed the wrong medication. In these situations, you are entitled to be paid damages.
Medical negligence claims
If you have been the victim of medical negligence, you are eligible to be paid medical negligence compensation. This can take several forms. You may receive general damages as compensation for pain and suffering. In addition, you can be compensated for ongoing problems such as the loss of any physical ability and future pain and discomfort. Other compensation may be awarded to replace any lost income as a direct result of the injury sustained, and money that will cover all of your medical expenses – care, treatment and any other associated costs.
It is imperative that you have a specialist medical negligence solicitor as you will need to prove that the practitioner was guilty of medical negligence, and also that you suffered harm as a result. This requires specialist knowledge and experience to make sure that you get maximum compensation.
Claiming medical negligence compensation
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