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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Why it is important for patients to push for medical advice


    If you’re not feeling well or you’re out of sorts, it can be disconcerting. We rely on medical experts to provide us with advice and to use their expertise and the treatments they have available to them to make us better. In the vast majority of cases, doctors, nurses and dentists do everything they can to make sure every patient is seen and treated as quickly as possible. However, there may be instances when patients are unhappy with the treatment they receive. If you’re not content with the information you’ve been given, it’s always good to push for medical advice. There’s nothing wrong with asking questions or seeking further information if you think something may be wrong and are not satisfied with treatment.

    Why it’s important for patients to push for medical advice

    Medical experts have got where they are by studying hard and training for several years. We all have a level of understanding of what goes on in the human body, but the average person is not capable of diagnosing different illnesses or spotting potentially dangerous symptoms. If you’re not well or you’ve experienced symptoms which are worrying you, it’s only right that you can rely on your GP or a hospital medical team to look after you as best they can.

    Often, when you go to the doctor, you’ll be happy with the treatment you receive. However, if this not the case, you don’t have to just give up. If you’ve been sent away with a diagnosis, but you’re not happy with it, it is possible to push for medical advice by arranging another appointment or asking for a second opinion. Doctors are human like the rest of us and occasionally, they do make mistakes. In some cases, these mistakes have devastating consequences, and you may consider claiming compensation.

    What can I do if I think my doctor has been negligent?

    If you think your doctor has been negligent, you may be thinking about claiming medical negligence compensation. If you want to find out more about making a claim for medical negligence, Accident Advice Helpline can help. We understand that the last thing you need is more hassle, so we’ve designed a process that eliminates any stress. Your case will be safe in the hands of our experienced personal injury lawyers. The majority of our clients never have to go to court.

    If you’re dealing with the long-term effects of medical negligence, you don’t have to suffer any longer. Call us now on 0800 689 0500. From a mobile call 0333 500 0993 to find out more about making a no-win, no-fee* claim.

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    Date Published: February 20, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.