We expect perfection from our doctors, and perhaps that is a little unfair. However, we certainly should not accept any type of medical negligence, especially when it causes pain and suffering as a result. No matter how professional a doctor or surgeon may be, they are only human, and mistakes can be made. Just think about how complicated these medical procedures can be; the human body may react in a slightly different way than expected, and the results can be catastrophic. When a mistake is made due to a doctor or surgeon who has failed in their duty of care, it’s time to think about damages and compensation.
Failing in duty of care
When we listen to our doctor give a diagnosis regarding our own medical condition, we usually trust them 100%. This unconditional trust should be repaid with the doctor’s duty of care thereafter. When this duty of care has not been given correctly, the doctor has failed us as a patient. Whilst it may be difficult to prove in some cases, you usually have a gut feeling that things did not go to plan. Just imagine if you are recalled to the hospital for an emergency second operation. The doctor explains that this operation is to correct a medical procedure that was not successful the first time around, your suspicions may have been aroused. No matter how respected they may be, when this terrible situation arises, we need to make them, and their hospital, accountable for their actions. This usually involves contacting a legal specialist, such as Accident Advice Helpline, for advice regarding seeking medical compensation.
Taking legal action
Many patients have decided against taking legal action against the doctor and hospital because they are worried about a stressful court case. When you contact us at Accident Advice Helpline, we promise a stress-free experience and in most cases you will not be required to appear in court. Our legal experts will explain the whole process to you and you have no obligation to continue with the case, should you change your mind. It takes about 30 seconds for our specialists to ascertain if you have a viable case, and we operate on a no win, no fee* basis. Do not feel guilty about your hospital or your doctor; they have adequate insurance in place and may be responsible for your physical pain and financial loss. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice and we will do our best to help you every step of the way.