Medical negligence claims are among the most complicated of all personal injury claims, but if you need to make a personal injury claim in North Norfolk because of being mistreated by a medical professional, then Accident Advice Helpline can assist you. We are a specialist law firm that only handle compensation claims, and have over 14 years experience of making them all.
The types of things that go wrong and cause a personal injury claim in North Norfolk for medical negligence
Although many years are spent training our medical professionals, they are human and sometimes make mistakes. That is not too bad, unless you are the victim of the mistake, and then your life can be changed forever. Just some of the things that have happened in the past include:
- A practice nurse taking smear tests incorrectly, which then gave flawed results and all the women concerned had to be retested.
- A hospital amputating the wrong leg, and the poor victim still had to have the other one amputated as the problem with it was still there.
- A dentist being distracted while he has a drill in a patient’s mouth, and the inside of their mouth was very badly damaged.
- A pharmacist misread a prescription and gave a patient the wrong medication. Thankfully they had only taken one dose when it was realised what had happened, because taking it for more than a few days could have made them ill.
These are just 4 examples of mistakes that have actually happened in the past, there are many more errors that occur, and many victims’ lives ruined because of them.
It is not just these four types of medical professional that can it wrong. Anyone that gives you any sort of treatment for an illness or injury could make a mistake. Doctors, opticians, physiotherapists, dieticians and any other medical practitioner can make a mistake that makes a victim worse or causes them another problem.
Victims are entitled to be compensated for these mistakes, that is the law in the UK, just as it is for any other sort of personal injury caused by someone else.
Unless you know someone that has suffered because of an injury, people do not always realise just what a bad effect they can have on the lives of the victim and those close to them, and this needs accounting for when you make a personal injury claim in North Norfolk.
The complexities of making a personal injury claim in North Norfolk for a personal injury claim
Generally, you have to be able to prove that the treatment you received has at least a 50% chance of causing you a problem, and if this cannot be proven, the medical professional has no case to answer to. The way we normally deal with this at Accident Advice Helpline is to obtain a report from a specialist in your particular injury or illness, to see if they would have treated you any differently. If they would have, this goes a long way towards proving that you are entitled to compensation. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 29th October 2014