The days when everyday people had the utmost respect for doctors and wouldn’t dream of questioning the decisions made by a medical professional are thankfully well and truly behind us. As such, if a doctor makes a mistake, most people wouldn’t think twice about hiring an injury lawyer in Kings Lynn and taking legal action if they were to come to some sort of harm as a consequence of medical negligence. Although it’s the costly, tragic stories that make the news, medical negligence can cover myriad scenarios, from being prescribed the wrong type of medication to, astoundingly, having the wrong limb amputated.
The size of any pay-out you may receive will be dependent on the type and severity of the injury or illness you suffer as a consequence of medical negligence, but if your condition has been made worse as a consequence of a doctor, nurse or consultant not doing their job properly, you may be entitled to compensation. You should seek the advice of an injury lawyer in Kings Lynn if you’ve been through any medical procedure that has not turned out the way it was supposed to, be it any type of operation resulting from an illness or injury, laser eye surgery or plastic surgery.
The ethics of using an injury lawyer in Kings Lynn to win compensation from the NHS
Some publicly-minded individuals might question the legitimacy of using an injury lawyer in Kings Lynn to take action against the NHS, particularly if the issue in hand has not resulted in harm that is too serious. While it may be a noble intention, failing to claim any compensation that is rightfully yours helps nobody. If you allow a doctor or hospital department to continue as it is without flagging up the fact that you have been caused harm, another patient could suffer the same fate as you.
If there are failings in the NHS, it’s important that a light is shone on these. Although a great institution of which the UK should be rightfully proud, the NHS is nevertheless not immune to the possibility of medical negligence taking place in any of its hospitals. As well as making sure you get any compensation that’s due to you, using an injury lawyer in Kings Lynn to take action will also make sure that any areas of weakness are flagged up to NHS managers.
How to take action
You’ll need the services of a reputable personal injury firm to launch a medical negligence case. If you’d like to find out if Accident Advice Helpline might be able to take your case on a no-win, no-fee* basis, call us free from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or, if you’re using a mobile, you can reach us on 0333 500 0993.