People make compensation claims for a number of reasons and not all of them relate to physical accidents. Some people can and often do make claims that arise from medical negligence. If you speak to any injury solicitor in Newtown about this they will confirm that those who work in the medical profession have a ‘duty of care’ towards patients. Put simply this means that they must ensure their patients receive the correct treatment in a proper manner. In the majority of cases, medical professionals carry out their work to a high standard – however, sometimes mistakes do happen and patients can suffer as a result. Talk to us today if you need access to experienced accident solicitors in Newtown.
Experienced accident solicitors in Newtown – could you make a claim?
If a patient is injured due to the actions or lack of actions of a doctor, nurse, surgeon, dentist, anaesthetist, physiotherapist or any other medical professional, they may be liable to make a medical negligence claim. This is also known as a clinical negligence claim. Making a claim for compensation cannot only help relieve any financial pressure associated with the injury and can draw attention to the cause, but can also prevent the same thing happening to someone else. This is why you need the expertise of experienced accident solicitors in Newtown.
Types of medical claim
Medical negligence, or malpractice, is a broad term that covers a number of different medical errors and substandard treatment.
In practice, this can mean;
- Misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis which leads to complications or a deterioration of the patient’s condition.
- Surgical errors that cause unnecessary pain or scarring.
- Neglect, or a lack of treatment which leads to a deterioration of the patients’s condition.
- Complications or side effects caused by medication errors (including anaesthetic).
- Injuries to a mother or child during childbirth (birth injury claims).
What sort of compensation could you receive?
Our experienced accident solicitors in Newtown would be able to advise you on the range of compensation paid for medical negligence. However always remember that this can only ever be an estimate and should not be taken as a guarantee. The amount of compensation awarded in medical negligence claims will depend on a number of factors. These can include the severity of the injury caused, your salary (if your normal salary is high and you cannot work as a result of your injury, you would expect more compensation) and the impact the injury has had on your life outside work.
Ask the questions.
If you want more advice on compensation claims of any type then call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and speak to one of our trained advisors. Our lines are open seven days a week so there is always someone available to take your call. The call places you under no obligation but will help you understand your position and what claim rights you may have.
Call today and discover what experienced accident solicitors in Newtown can do to help you with your claim.
Date Published: 18th December 2013
Author: David Brown