People that work in the medical profession, for example doctors, nurses and dentists have a duty of care towards the patients that they are looking after. This duty of care simply means that patients should receive the correct treatment in the correct manner. In the majority of cases medical professionals do their work to very high standard, however there are occasions when mistakes happen and this is when an injury lawyer in East Brent can help.
Can I claim compensation for the medical injury that I have sustained?
If the patient has been injured as a result of the medical negligence from a surgeon, doctor, nurse, anaesthetist or other medical professional then they will be able to get compensation. Claiming the compensation that you are entitled to can make a massive difference as it can take time to recover from the injury that you have had and this money will mean that you are able to take time off work without any major problems.
Types of compensation claims for medical accidents
Malpractice or medical negligence can cover a wide range of different substandard treatment or medical errors. These accidents can include a wide range of things such as:
- Misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosing the problem and this leads to deterioration or complications of the patient’s health
- Surgical error which results in unnecessary scarring or pain
- Lack of treatment or neglect which can lead to deterioration of the patient’s health
- Side effects or complications that have been caused as a result of medical errors which can include anesthetic
- Injuries to the child or mother during childbirth
How much compensation will I be able to get?
The amount of money that you will as a result of a compensation claim will vary greatly as there are a number of factors that affect how much you are awarded. The factors that have an impact include the severity of the injuries, any loss of wages due to not being able to work and the impact that the injury has had overall on your life and quality of living.
Make your claim for compensation – an injury lawyer in East Brent or national law firm?
Due to the complex nature of medical accidents the claims can take slightly longer than normal to be completed. If you think that you are entitled to compensation then you should not put off making your claim either through an injury lawyer in East Brent or a national law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline.
Making a case through a national law firm will mean that you have access to a lawyer who specialises in medical accidents and is used to this type of compensation case.
Make your claim for compensation today by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or fill in the short application form that can be found on our website. When you first make contact with the professional advisers they will gather details about the accident and injuries so that they can pass it onto the most appropriate lawyer.
Date Published: 17th November 2013
Author: David Brown