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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 terrible medical care

    We all need some kind of medical care from time to time. This may simply involve a routine trip to see our GP. On the other hand it could involve a trip to the hospital, perhaps for tests or to receive emergency treatment if we have fallen ill or been involved in an accident. Whatever the case may be it is reasonable that we should expect to be well-treated and properly looked after in this situation.

    Of course the vast majority of incidences where people do need some type of medical care do result in just that – the provision of excellent medical care, sometimes in an ongoing capacity. At the same time though, there is always a slim chance of the potential for something to go wrong or to be neglected in some way.

    If this should occur it can have far-reaching consequences. As such it is imperative that you should seek advice if you believe terrible medical care was received either by you or by a member of your family. No one should go through something like this and while it is thankfully rare it is not non-existent as yet.

    What constitutes terrible medical care?

    There are many things that have the potential to occur, although it should be noted they are all very rare. There is the potential for the wrong treatment to possibly be given, or for the wrong dose of a medicine to be issued.

    Another example is that a patient may present with symptoms that may be indicative of a serious disease, and yet it is not diagnosed or checked out as such. These are just a few examples of the potential that exists for things to happen that are below the normal standard of care we all expect.

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    Accident Advice Helpline is standing by to provide no-obligation advice

    If you were unlucky enough to go through a situation that has potentially offered terrible medical care, you have the right to seek further no-obligation advice from professionals such as those working for AAH.

    Our 24/7 enquiry line is always free to call, although you are also welcome to take our fast 30-second online test if you require further information on the odds of launching a successful claim. This would be on a no win, no fee basis if we take on your case, so get in touch today and let’s find out more.

    Date Published: November 30, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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