People make compensation claims for many reasons and not all of them relate to injuries caused by actual physical accidents. Some people make claims for injuries and illnesses that arise from medical negligence.
If you speak to any of the injury solicitors in Stuston they will confirm that those who work in any of the medical professions 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 solicitors in Stuston – Could you Make a Claim?
Any of the injury solicitors in Suston will tell you that if a patient is injured due to the actions (or lack of correct 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 relieve any financial pressure associated with the injury, and can draw attention to the cause, but can also prevent the same thing happening to someone else.
Different types of medical negligence claim
Medical negligence,also known as malpractice, is a general term that covers a number of different medical errors and substandard treatment. This kind of claim could be handled by one of the injury solicitors in Suston.
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 patients’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 could I possibly achieve?
Your injury solicitors in Stuston would be able to advise you on the range of compensation paid for medical negligence but 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 and you will get the answers
If you want more advice on compensation claims of any type then call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 – or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and speak to one of our trained advisers.
Our lines are open twenty four hours a day seven days a week so there is always someone available to take your call. Many claims can be handled entirely over the telephone with no need for face to face contact so it doesn’t matter which area you live we can help.
Call today and discover what we can do to help you with your claim.
Date Published: 9th February 2014