Not all the compensation claims that personal injury solicitors will deal with are related to personal injury. Many people make claims that arise from something known as medical negligence. If you speak to personal injury solicitors they will confirm that those who work in the medical profession have a ‘duty of care’ towards patients. This simply means that it is their job to ensure that the patients in their care have the correct treatment in a proper manner. In the majority of cases, medical professionals carry out their work to an extremely high standard – however, sometimes mistakes do happen and patients unfortunately suffer as a result.
Personal injury solicitors – Could they help me make a claim?
If any patient is injured due to the actions (or lack of actions) of a doctor, nurse, surgeon, dentist, anaesthetist, physiotherapist or any other medical professional, they may be liable to make a medical negligence claim (this is also sometimes referred to as a ‘clinical negligence claim’).
One of the most important aspects of making a claim in these cases it that it highlights the error made by the person and can help ensure that the same thing does not happen again to someone else. If you feel you have a claim, a personal injury lawyer will be able to help you and will make a compensation claim on your behalf.
What types of medical claim are there?
Medical negligence, also called malpractice, is a broad term that covers a number of different medical errors and substandard treatment.
In practice, this can mean:
- Misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis which leads to complications or a deterioration of the patient’s condition.
- Surgical errors that cause unnecessary pain or scarring.
- Neglect, or a lack of treatment which leads to a deterioration of the patients’s condition.
- Complications or side effects caused by medication errors (including anaesthetic).
- Injuries to a mother or child during childbirth (birth injury claims).
What sort of compensation payments could I receive?
Any personal injury solicitors would be able to advise you on the range of compensation paid for medical negligence but always remember that this can only ever be an estimate and should not be taken as a guarantee.
The amount of compensation awarded in medical negligence claims will depend on a number of factors. These can include the severity of the injury caused, your salary (if your normal salary is high and you cannot work as a result of your injury, you would expect more compensation), and the impact the injury has had on your life outside work.
Looking for personal injury solicitors in Aberlour?
If you want more advice on compensation claims of any type then call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) and speak to one of our trained advisers. Our lines are open twenty four hours a day, seven days a week so there is always someone available to take your call.
We don’t have injury solicitors in Aberlour working for us however we can still help you with your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works throughout the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Aberlour or anywhere else look no further than our expert service.
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