The NHS paid out £35.5 million in compensation in the 2012/2013 tax year, an increase of 40% on the previous 12 months. Whether this was due to a rise in the number of cases of medical negligence, an increase in patients who had been injured or made ill by medical negligence or NHS administrators being more keen to settle accusations of medical negligence is not clear, but the figures do show that if you’ve been injured or made ill by the negligent actions of a medical professional, it could be worth your while making Pembroke Dock claims
Medical negligence and Pembroke Dock claims
When most people think of medical negligence Pembroke Dock claims, they imagine big mistakes such as surgeons removing the wrong limb or leaving an item of surgical equipment inside a patient after an operation. While these sorts of cases do make the headlines, you might be interested to know that you may be able to take action for a whole range of far less serious instances of medical negligence.
Maybe your doctor made an error when prescribing you medication, leaving you with a drug that had absolutely no effect on your condition, but had nasty side-effects. Under these circumstances, you might well have a personal injury case on your hands.
It’s not just the NHS that makes mistakes though. Private clinics can and do mess up as well. If you went to have laser eye surgery and came away with vision worse than it was before, there will be every chance that you might well be able to retain the services of a top 100% no-win, no-fee solicitor with a view to taking some form of Pembroke Dock claims action. In fact, you might feel that there would be more of an imperative to launch a case against a private clinic, due to the fact that it is a profit-making enterprise.
Call the pros at Accident Advice Helpline
Launching a personal injury Pembroke Dock claims action might be a lot easier than you think. It could be as simple as picking up the phone and calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. If the firm could take your case on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, you might not even have to show your face in court or submit to a medical.
If your case is fairly straightforward, there will be a possibility that the hospital trust or private clinic you’re taking action against will settle before your personal injury claim even gets to court.
Call one of Accident Advice Helpline’s friendly and professional advisors today to find out if you have a claim for compensation on your hands.
Date Published: 29th June 2014
Author: David Brown