Work Out if Your Doctor Has Been Negligent – Injury Lawyers in Sale
If you feel that you have been the victim of medical negligence then you may want to make a claim for compensation, using injury lawyers in Sale. Medical negligence can be very distressing to the victim, as it puts your health at risk and could potentially make illnesses far more serious and even fatal.
If you feel that your doctor has not acted appropriately and want to make a claim for compensation then you should call the Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about your claim. They will let you know whether you have a good case for compensation, and if you do will pass you onto injury lawyers in Sale who will take on your case on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
There are a number of ways in which a doctor could be perceived to have been negligent. In case you are confused as to whether you have a good case for injury lawyers in Sale or not, here are some of the ways you may find your doctor negligent.
- Failure to run tests. If you have gone to your doctor with an illness and not been tested properly for all of the options that it is likely to be, meaning that an illness actually gets worse as a result, then this could be perceived as medical negligence.
- Failure to provide appropriate treatment. Your doctor should know what the best course of treatment should be with any illness or injury and give you the option of choosing a treatment which is likely to work. If your doctor has not given you the option of the right treatment for you, or just given you a generalised treatment instead of putting you forward for something more appropriate, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
- Being dismissive. Sometimes a doctor will just be dismissive of a patient, causing them not to want to go back and push the issue when they have something they are concerned about. If your doctor has not given you enough attention and interest when it comes to your illness or injury, then this can lead to an illness getting worse, or you not getting the right treatment because you are uncomfortable chasing the issue.
- Misdiagnosis. This can be one of the more dangerous results of medical negligence. If you are wrongly diagnosed with an illness then you may receive the wrong treatment, or no treatment at all, when you are actually suffering from something which could cause you harm in the long run. If you have been misdiagnosed, you will need to prove that it was a result of the doctor’s negligence, though, and not simply a case of your symptoms being unclear. If more than one doctor makes the same misdiagnosis then you will probably be unable to make a compensation claim.