Everyone makes mistakes, including doctors. In some cases, an illness or injury may be hiding certain characteristics or symptoms, which makes it difficult to diagnose or treat, and thus the mistake made wasn’t really the doctor’s fault.
However, in other cases, doctors make mistakes which cause injuries and illnesses to get worse. Whether this mistake was an accident or due to negligence, you may be able to make Kettering claims against your doctor, if they have caused you further injury.
Here are a few situations in which you might choose to bring a claim against a doctor:
- If you have been treated badly. If your doctor has been rude, dismissive or made you upset during your visits, then you may be able to complain about them or claim compensation. Your doctor is there to serve you and make sure that you are comfortable and looked after, and should be reported if they are not doing this.
- If you have been ignored. If you have told your doctor about a symptom or problem and been told that you are making it up or that you are wrong, and this symptom turns out to be something more serious, then you should complain.
- If your doctor has physically hurt you. Obviously, some procedures are going to hurt and there is nothing that can be done about this. But if you feel that your doctor has been unnecessarily forceful in their treatment of you, you can make a complaint.
- If your doctor has failed to follow up. It is up to you to follow up with your doctor, but it is also up to your doctor to be available and willing to follow up with you, to ensure that treatment is going as well as it should be.
If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Kettering claims are a great way for you to pay for better medical treatment, help around the house while you are ill or recovering, and recoup lost wages while you are unable to work. If you feel you have a good case for Kettering claims, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to find out more about Kettering claims and decide whether or not you want to make a claim of your own.
If you do decide to make a claim, Accident Advice Helpline have over ten years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims, and will be able to team you with an experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyer. Your lawyer will work on a 100% no win no fee basis on your behalf, so you don’t have to go to court.