Many people assume that most instances take place in a hospital environment but this isn’t always true. Although it is possible to be harmed because of medical negligence whilst receiving treatment in hospital, this isn’t the only environment in which medical or clinical negligence can occur.
If you visit your local GP or you receive treatment from your doctor, it’s possible that you could be harmed if they were to act negligently. In fact, if they fail to act at all, this could also be deemed to be negligent. If, for example, they failed to diagnose you correctly or failed to refer you for further treatment, this could be considered to be a negligent act.
Similarly, if you receive treatment in a walk-in centre or a health clinic, it’s possible that you could be treated negligently and you may be able to go on and make a claim for a Doncaster accident if this were to happen.
Although most people assume that doctors and nurses commit medical negligence, it’s possible that any member of the medical profession could commit an act of negligence. You could even make a claim if you were treated negligently by a pharmacist or trainee doctor. If, for example, your pharmacist gave you the wrong prescription and you suffered because of this, you could go on to obtain compensation from them.
Whilst they may not have intended to harm you and the negligence could be down to a simple act of human error, this won’t necessarily prevent you from making a compensation claim for a Doncaster accident.
Compensation for your Doncaster accident
If you, or a loved one, have been hurt or harmed and you suspect that it was because of medical negligence, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about making a claim? As many people find it difficult to complain directly to their local hospital or surgery, getting help from a lawyer or solicitor can make it easier to make a claim and obtain the compensation you deserve.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we even have a team of solicitors in place to help with every aspect of your claim. With over ten years experience as a personal injury law firm, we’re well placed to help with your claim and to assist you in obtaining compensation for your Doncaster accident and the injuries you’ve sustained.
Get in touch with us
If medical negligence has caused you to suffer an illness, rather than a physical injury, we can still help you to obtain compensation so why not call today? We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile phone and we’re always happy to help you find out more about the claims procedure. Call now and we’ll do our very best to answer any questions you may have and to help you get your claim started as quickly as possible!
Date Published: 22nd June 2014