Medical negligence is legal negligence
Here in the UK, we are very lucky that we have easy access to healthcare and prescriptions. It’s not uncommon that many of us require a visit to a medical professional every now and again. This could be for various reasons – you could visit your doctor for a sore leg, your dentist because you require a filling and your optician because you need a pair of glasses. If, within the past three years you have visited a medical professional, dentist or optician and experienced some form of legal negligence such as medical or clinical disregard, Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim.
We have been dealing with lots of medical legal negligence claims for over a decade (since 2000). On our website, you will be able to find out further information on the legal negligence claims process. You will also be able to take a 30-seconds eligibility test that tells you if you have a valid claim. If you do, the compensation calculator will give you an estimate of the compensation that you may be entitled to receive with help from our professional, in-house lawyers.
Types of negligence in a medical sense
Sadly, even skilled professionals can get it wrong every once in a while. When these trained medical professionals do make a mistake, this can cause you more pain than the reason you originally went to visit the doctor, dentist or optician in the first place.
In the UK we commonly visit our doctor if we don’t feel well. However, if you have visited your doctor and have experienced medical or clinical negligence with any of the following, you could be entitled to compensation:
- The wrong medical advice has been given
- You Illness has been misdiagnosed
- An illness has been diagnosis too late
- The incorrect medication has been prescribed
- Some important and crucial symptoms have been overlooked
Remember, if you feel like you have experienced any of the above, you’re entitled to ask for a second opinion from any medical professional.
More types of legal negligence
Accident Advice Helpline will help you claim if you have experienced clinical or medical negligence at the hospital, dentist’s or optician’s (as mentioned above). Laser eye surgery is a popular surgery nowadays which can mean that there are a lot more problems and issues with defective surgery. If you have experienced defective laser eye surgery, you can also get in touch to talk to us about your claim more in depth.
You can call our free phone number from a land line, on 0800 689 0500 where you can speak to one of our friendly advisers. Or if calling from a mobile dial 0333 500 0993. Alternatively, text ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010 to start your legal negligence claim.
Date Published: 12th July 2014
Author: David Brown