Medical Negligence is professional negligence by a health care provider which causes injury or death to the person under their care. Midwives, General Practitioners and Surgeons are all considered health care providers and can be sued for professional negligence.
How much do claims cost the NHS?
This is a difficult question to answer, because the range of potential negligence cases is as diverse as the number of people who attend the NHS for treatment. However as a general rule of thumb, compensation is determined on the extent and severity of the injury.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we believe that if you have been injured and it was not your fault you should be entitled to compensation. Indeed as consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen says ‘The law states that if you’ve been hurt, and someone else … is to blame, you should be compensated.’
This law applies to victims of injury due to medical negligence, as much as it applies to someone injured at work or in a car accident. The victim should be compensated for pain and suffering as well as lost earnings, among other things.
So the answer to the question ‘How much do claims cost the NHS?’ depends on the extent medical professionals pay attention to their duty of care towards their patients.
Since 1990, the NHS has financial responsibility for medical negligence caused by their staff working in hospital and community health services. To deal with this, the NHS Litigation Authority insures their employees. In addition, medical professionals are required by law to take out insurance with Defence Unions to cover legal fees and compensation claims if they are sued.
So, if you feel you are a victim of medical negligence and are wondering ‘How much do claims cost the NHS?’ remember that these insurance arrangements cover potential claims.
Why should you ask Accident Advice Helpline to help you?
While we appreciate that money will not turn back time and prevent your injury, the money you may be awarded can provide a sense of justice and may offer some consolation. This is why we are passionate about helping victims get the compensation they need and deserve. Every day our personal injury specialist team help people all over the UK with their claims for compensation. They come to us because they know they will get a service that is second to none and that we are always on your side.
You can be sure your compensation claim is in safe hands because we offer as standard these fantastic benefits:
- Our 100% no-win, no-fee* compensation guarantee
- No up-front fees to get your claim started
- A fast compensation payout when your claim is successfully settled
How do you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline?
So if you have been wondering, ‘How much do claims cost the NHS?’ then chat to an adviser at Accident Advice Helpline today. Simply dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone to connect with a member of our team.
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