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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

    Medical Negligence Must Be Taken Seriously


    Okay, we are all human and we all make mistakes, but what happens when someone you trust with your life makes an awful error, and you suffer as a result? We are talking about a life-changing condition that may or may not have been someone else’s fault. Medical procedures can be incredibly complicated and there are no guarantees. But when the correct level of care has been given, and something still goes wrong, then medical negligence was probably not the reason for the sad outcome. If you are thinking of seeking financial compensation for your own situation, you need to be sure that your doctor has acted in a way that displays negligence to their patient.

    Testing For Negligence

    If you have recently been unhappy with the way you have been treated during a medical procedure, you may feel as if you have a case for financial compensation. These procedures need to be looked at closely and you need to be able to prove that your doctor is guilty of negligence. All doctors have a duty of care to their patients; if they should fail in providing such care, they may be liable for a claim of financial compensation. The whole course of treatment or operation, including the diagnosis, needs to be scrutinised by medical and legal professionals. You should know pretty soon if something has not gone to plan; a second operation to rectify a mistake is a good sign of medical negligence taking place.

    Why Should You Claim?

    Any type of medical procedure can cause an amount of pain and discomfort, and that is a fact of life. But imagine if all of that suffering was unnecessary and could have been avoided? Or perhaps the original diagnosis missed a very serious symptom that led to a possibly fatal outcome? Your life may have been compromised, so you certainly deserve some financial compensation. The doctor who made the mistake needs to be accountable for this terrible activity, or they may repeat the mistake with another patient in the future. You should not feel guilty about taking this course of action, you are entitled to it.

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    Accident Advice Helpline are here to help you, please call our 24/7 freephone number for fast and confidential advice. Our claims calculator can tell you within 30 seconds if you have a case for financial compensation. Most cases do not require a court appearance and we will do our best to help you get your life back on track.

    Date Published: October 4, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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