If you are wondering when medical negligence could occur, the answer is following any situation where you receive medical treatment. Thankfully, most situations see patients receiving only the best care imaginable. Very few cases lead to a medical negligence claim being put forward by a patient, or the family of a patient.
The long-term effects of medical negligence can be overwhelming for those who experience them. Negligence can mean someone is not treated appropriately for an injury, and this may mean it does not heal as it should have done. Conversely, someone might fall ill and not be treated in time, perhaps even passing away as a result. These are extreme cases, but they give you an idea of the situations that could and sometimes do occur.
Considering a medical negligence claim
A common question people ask is this: “Whose fault is medical negligence?” The injuries that medical negligence can cause can be minor and limited, or they can be life changing – and even life limiting, in rare cases. Thankfully, such things only occasionally happen, but since you are reading this, you may wish to learn more.
If a medical professional fails to act in the appropriate way, and this leads to injury or illness, they could be held accountable. Another example would be if someone acts in a manner that causes an injury – perhaps they act negligently during an operation and cause an injury, for instance.
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Claiming for medical negligence could be something you’re wondering about already if you have found your way to this page. No doubt you will want to be aware of the cost of claiming for medical negligence, although there is little to worry about here. If you did make a claim, it would be on a no-win, no-fee* basis, since this is how our lawyers operate.Open Claim Calculator
Accident Advice Helpline has secured compensation for others who have fought medical negligence claims over the last 16 years. Find out today if we could help you, too, by calling us on 0800 689 0500 now, or by calling on 0333 500 0993 on your mobile. You could be close to getting some answers. If you suspect you could make a medical negligence claim on behalf of you or a family member, don’t hesitate to call us. We are here to see if we can help you understand the situation you have found yourself in.