When preparing for surgery, many patients have legitimate concerns and worries. One thing that they shouldn’t have to worry about, however, is the surgeon or medical team doing something wrong. Although only a very small number of surgeries each year are affected by clinical negligence, if you or a loved one, is harmed in this way, the results can be very serious.
If clinical negligence occurs during an operation, a patient could easily die as a result. Alternatively, they may need additional treatments or surgery in order to repair any unnecessary damage or to carry out the surgery that was required in the first place.
If you’ve suffered a non-fault accident in Cwmbran and or been harmed by clinical or medical negligence, it’s likely that you will want to take action against those responsible.
In addition to making a formal complaint, it’s likely that you will be able to make a claim for compensation
The claims process
In order to successfully prove that clinical negligence has occurred, you must be able to show certain things. For example, you need to establish that a duty of care existed, that this was breached, and that this caused your injuries.
If you’re worried that you won’t be able to do this, there’s no need to panic. Your personal injury lawyers will be able to help you with the legal side of your claim following an accident in Cwmbran and will even be able to help you access evidence which could support your claim. For example, they could help you to access your medical records and have them assessed by an independent doctor who will be able to confirm that you received inadequate treatment.
Of course, patients who have been harmed or experienced an accident in Cwmbran because of medical negligence are often seriously unwell or injured. If you’re suffering, it’s unlikely that you will feel up to making a claim at this time.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline now
However, you don’t have to make a claim straightaway in order to be eligible to obtain compensation. Providing you make your claim within three years or the accident in Cwmbran occurring, there’s a good chance that you will still be able to obtain compensation and we could help you do so.
At Accident Advice Helpline we have over 16 years’ experience in the personal injury industry and we help thousands of people obtain compensation each year. If you’d like to find out more about making a claim with us, why not contact us for free, no-obligation advice?
Our free, no-obligation advice is an easy way to find out anything you need to know about the claims process and you don’t have to pay a penny to access our help!
To find out more now, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do everything that we can to assist you with your claim.
Date Published: 7th June 2014