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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

    Claiming compensation for medical care failings

    What type of care would you expect to receive if you fell ill or had an accident? You would be reasonably entitled to expect the best possible care in your situation. If this meant being admitted to hospital this is what should happen. If it meant undergoing a particular treatment you should expect to receive this too.

    Obviously every situation is different. In most cases patients (whether in-patients or outpatients) will receive excellent and appropriate care at all times. However as with most areas in life there is the potential for things to happen that are not planned for or do not adhere to the best practices in that situation.

    All hospitals, GPs’ surgeries and other medical venues can and do provide excellent care day in, day out. As we have seen here however, there is the potential for things to go wrong. If this should occur in your case you have a right to think about claiming compensation for medical care failings. In some cases failings could lead to a very different future for you or a family member, if the health of the person concerned suffers as a consequence of mistakes that could have been made.

    How do you determine whether there were failings in your medical care?

    It can be difficult from a patient’s point of view to determine where you stand. The world of medicine and treatments can be a confusing one for someone on the outside who does not live in that world all the time.

    This is why many people seek professional advice from a lawyer who deals in cases such as these. They will understand what needs to be identified and ascertained from a particular situation, so they can see whether a case is warranted.

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    We have 14 years’ experience with cases such as these. Our professional injury compensation lawyers are here today and can speak with you about your own situation. All you need to do is call our free enquiry line, which is open 24/7.

    We do have a 30-second online test to determine whether you could make a claim, but the best way to discover the answers is to speak to us today for a no-obligation discussion. Find out what could happen in your case and let us assess whether there is a realistic no win, no fee* claim ahead of you.

    Date Published: November 17, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Medical negligence claim

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