Medical negligence claim
Thousands of us are successfully cared for, treated and cured by healthcare professionals every day and the medical profession is still one of the most highly revered in our culture. However, it is a sad fact that accidents do happen in the medical sphere just as they do in others; and we are just as entitled to make a medical negligence claim for compensation as other types of claims.
What is medical negligence?
Medical negligence is the term used when medical intervention in the treatment of a patient has significantly contributed to a deterioration of a patient’s condition. It is perhaps shocking to read that, according to the National Health Service Litigation Authority (NHSLA), in excess of 8,000 patients died as a result of medical negligence in the 13-year period between 1997 and 2010.
How does medical negligence happen?
Just as in any other place of work where humans operate, accidents can happen in a doctor’s surgery, or in hospital. Medical negligence is usually the result of human error, which can be triggered by many factors including those which sadly are now more and more frequently associated with the medical profession, such as stress, fatigue or pressure to meet deadlines and targets.
Why might you make a medical negligence claim?
If you have been injured or suffer illness as the result of the negligence of a healthcare professional such as a doctor, dentist, surgeon or nurse, then the consequences may be long lasting and far reaching. In addition to loss of earnings incurred as a result of time you may have had to take off work to deal with the injury resulting from negligence, you may need to pay for specialist treatment or additional travel expenses if you have been left unable to drive. Making a medical negligence claim can help relieve some of these financial pressures.
Accident Advice Helpline are medical negligence claim specialists
At Accident Advice Helpline we have been working since 2000 to successfully bring compensation to thousands of victims who have been injured or suffer illness through no fault of their own in accidents in public areas, on the road, or in the workplace. Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and endorsed by consumer champion, Dame Esther Rantzen, we are proud of our reputation for integrity, dependability, reliability and integrity. Choosing to make a medical negligence claim through Accident Advice Helpline will give you:
- Access to our friendly advisers on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
- Expert advice from a specialist lawyer who has experience in dealing with medical negligence cases.
- The peace of mind that you probably won’t have to attend court.
- The opportunity to claim for additional expenses you have incurred as a result of your injury (so keep all receipts which can be used as evidence to support your claim).
- The knowledge that you will not have to pay anything up front – our legal partners work on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
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Date Published: 28th February 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Personal injury claims