How Do you Know if you’re Dealing With Medical Negligence?
From time to time, doctors will get things wrong, and in other cases you may find that your illness or injury simply eludes doctors for a while, meaning that you don’t get the treatment you need as soon as you would like. The key is to work out whether or not your doctor is at fault for the delay, or making your illness worse, and then act on this if required. It is unlikely that you will be a doctor yourself, which can make it tricky to work out whether your doctor has been negligent or not, so here are some things you can do to help you to make this decision.
- Do your research. You should know your own symptoms and this will help you to look up what you are suffering from and find out what illnesses and conditions are linked to these symptoms. This will help you to work out whether your doctor is really looking into your illness as thoroughly as they should be.
- Get a second opinion. If you have been waiting a long time for your doctor to come up with a solution to your problem then feel free to ask another doctor to look at you and come up with an answer. If they are able to diagnose and treat you quickly then you may have been dealing with negligence from the other doctor.
- Think about your doctor’s attitude. Doctors are not supposed to be rude or dismissive to you when you go to them for help. If you doctor has made you feel uncomfortable or been rude to you in any way, you may have a case for medical negligence.
- Are you worse off now? If your doctor has made you more ill due to the treatment or lack of treatment, then this can help you to put together a very strong case for compensation.
Medical Negligence Claims With a Law Firm in Worcestershire
If you do decide that your doctor has been negligent, a law firm in Worcestershire can help you to make a claim for compensation against them. Choose a law firm in Worcestershire where the lawyers work on a 100% no win no fee* basis, to save you money and offer you a more secure compensation claim, so that the lawyers don’t get paid if your case is not successful.
Instead of a law firm in Worcestershire you could also look into using Accident Advice Helpline for your claim. The helpline has over 10 years’ experience with personal injury claims, and works with experienced personal injury lawyers who work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to make a start on your claim.
Date Published: 13th July 2014
Author: David Brown