Some of us may be unfortunate enough to receive mediocre medical attention and may need help in proving medical negligence. We all place a great deal of trust in medical practitioners and we have a right to expect a reasonable level of care from them. Sometimes these expectations are not met, leading to more health complications.
Victims of medical negligence can sue medical practitioners for compensation. Here at the Accident Advice Helpline we understand that the process of filing a compensation claim can be tedious and frustrating. We do our best to make the process as simple and efficient as possible so that our clients can recuperate in peace.
We have a great deal of experience in dealing with medical negligence claims and we regularly help victims of clinical negligence to prove their cases. Throughout all of our years in operation, we have helped thousands of people across the UK to win medical negligence compensation.
What constitutes medical negligence?
The following are some of the common examples of medical negligence:
- Wrong diagnosis of an illness.
- Surgical errors.
- Prescribing of the wrong medication, or incorrect medicine administration.
- Failure to inform a patient of the consequences associated with a particular treatment.
- Failure to obtain the patient’s consent before carrying out a medical procedure.
Medical negligence can result in serious complications, ranging from physical and mental impairment to death. All medical practitioners including doctors, nurses, surgeons and dentists can be sued for medical negligence.
What are the requirements for a successful medical negligence claim?
In order to file a successful medical negligence claim, the following proof is required:
- That the medical practitioner was negligent in their duty and failed to provide reasonable care during treatment.
- That the patient’s condition deteriorated as a result of the practitioner’s negligence.
What help do I need to prove medical negligence?
Anyone who is planning to file a medical negligence claim needs to hire a specialist medical negligence solicitor. The solicitor should have adequate experience in dealing with clinical negligence compensation cases.
A lawyer’s skill and expertise are invaluable when it comes to proving the guilt of the medical practitioner in question. Additionally, the solicitor will know the relevant laws pertaining to clinical negligence and will know the maximum compensation payout to demand.
A good medical negligence lawyer will also know the type of evidence to include in a compensation claim in order to strengthen the case. Furthermore, the lawyer will prove useful in handling the relevant legal paperwork for the case and in translating any legal jargon.
How we can help
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have a nationwide network of many solicitors working with us. Our lawyers are some of the best in their respective fields and they will handle your medical negligence claim with the seriousness it deserves. All that you have to do is to contact us through the claim form on our website, or by calling our 24 hour toll free number on 0800 689 0500. We will put you in touch with an experienced medical negligence solicitor who can help you to win your compensation claim.
Date Published: October 2, 2013
Author: David Brown