The period immediately after a medical negligence incident can be very stressful and worrying as well as painful. On the other hand, you may not even know that anything has gone wrong. Sometimes, medical negligence is not discovered until many weeks after the treatment. However, once you suspect that you are the victim of medical negligence you should seek legal help. It is always best to seek this help quickly. Personal injury claims that are started promptly tend to be the most successful and you obviously want to get your compensation as soon as you can.
What could the long term effects of medical negligence be?
You may find that the effects of medical negligence last for a very long time. Sometimes it is not possible for you to make a complete recovery and you are left to deal with permanent health issues. Sadly, some victims have even lost their lives because of medical negligence.
You may find that your mobility is affected. This can make getting out of the house very difficult. Even something simple like a trip to the corner shop to get a paper can be a struggle. You may not be able to look after your young children and find that you have to pay out for child care. This can soon mount up.
One of the most serious long term effects can be the loss of the ability to work. If you are very ill, you may not be able to work at all and this can really damage your financial situation. The bills will keep arriving on your door mat and they will have to be paid somehow. It is easy to see how people in this situation run into financial difficulties.
This is where a personal injury claim comes in. If it can be shown that you have been damaged physically or psychology then you may be able to get some compensation. This money can be used to pay for all of the additional expenses that you are incurring and an element of it is for the injury/disease itself.
Claiming for medical negligence – Accident Advice Helpline
If you are wondering what could the long term effects of medical negligence be in your particular situation you should give us a call. Our lines are always open – 24/7. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 from a land line or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. We can answer any questions that you have and give you all the information that you need.
Category: Medical negligence claim