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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

    What is medical negligence?


    If you are suffering from an illness or condition that requires medical attention, you will of course seek the help of a medical professional. More often than not, these well trained and highly skilled professionals will be able to diagnose a condition or illness and provide expert treatment and medication, but even doctors make mistakes and the consequences of those mistakes can be devastating, even fatal. When you’re putting your life in somebody else’s hands, there needs to be a level of trust, and if you’ve been a victim of medical negligence, you might never be able to trust another medical professional again.

    Understanding medical negligence

    Medical or clinical negligence refers to any situation where a patient has been wronged by their doctor through negligent practice. This could either be a misdiagnosis, a prescription that resulted in serious side effects or even a mistake made during surgery or poor treatment during your post-operation. If you feel as though you’ve been a victim of medical negligence you might be able to make a personal injury compensation claim against the doctor’s practice, hospital or even against the NHS itself and in such a situation, you’re going to want the best possible team in your corner. That’s where the Accident Advice Helpline come in.

    Filing a medical negligence claim with the Accident Advice Helpline

    Before you file a personal injury claim for medical negligence with us, it’s important to first attempt to sort any problems you might have with your doctor’s themselves. If it’s a case of a simple misunderstanding or communication problem, a great deal of heartache and regret can be avoided. In more serious cases though or when all else fails, legal action can be taken. Medical negligence is an incredibly specialised field and at the Accident Advice Helpline we have a team of lawyers and solicitors on staff who have dealt with hundreds of clinical negligence cases, so know exactly which cards to play and when to play them.

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    Our team of experts will be able to take your call via out 24/7 hotline, where we’ll offer you a no obligation, no win, no fee* service and talk you through all of your options before enquiring if you wish to go ahead. We’ll be acting on your behalf throughout the entire process, so it’s unlikely you’ll need to attend court. We can also boast a team of incredibly friendly advisers who will make your personal injury claim feel far less daunting than you might have built it up in your mind. So if you feel your situation might qualify, call us today for a no-obligation conversation and finally help put your recent past behind you.

    Date Published: October 5, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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