People make compensation claims for a number of reasons. Not all of them relate to physical accidents. Some people make claims that arise from medical negligence. If you speak to any injury experts in Strathdon, 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.
Injury experts in Strathdon: How 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 (also known as a ‘clinical negligence claim’).
Making a claim for compensation can help to relieve any financial pressure associated with the injury. It can draw attention to the cause and also prevent the same thing happening to someone else.
Types of medical claims
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 patient’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 would you receive?
Injury experts in Strathdon would be able to advise you on the range of compensation paid for medical negligence. 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 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and speak to one of our specialist advisors. Your initial call places you under no obligation so you have nothing to lose by giving us a call; you will be offered a 30-second test to confirm your eligibility to make a claim and the claims process will be clearly explained to you.
Call today and discover what we can do to help you with your claim.