It is important that you get the best treatment possible when it comes to your health, and if you feel that you haven’t been treated well that you make a point of complaining. If you have been treated badly then it is likely that others have as well, and the last thing you want is for there to be further issues with other patients because you have not spoken up against your doctor or hospital.
- Write everything down. Start at the beginning and write down everything you can remember about the treatment, how it all began and what happened with each visit to your doctor. Try to note down how any diagnosis and treatment affected your illness, and when you feel that treatment started to go awry. This will give your lawyers a better case for compensation, and give a higher authority the chance to see if a mistake really has been made.
- Decide what you want to happen. Do you want an apology, or are you looking to see this doctor struck off so that they cannot make the same mistake again? When you make your complaint, you should mention what you are hoping the result will be.
- Compile evidence. Just saying what has happened and why you think this is wrong will not prove anything – you will need actual proof of what happened to make a real complaint. For this reason, you should write down and get together any paperwork, prescriptions and so on that you may have.
- Write a letter. When you make a complaint, writing a letter and sending a copy to yourself as well as the people involved is the best way to be taken seriously and ensure that your comments are not ignored.
Looking for solicitors in Durness?
One of the best ways to claim compensation for medical negligence is to find solicitors who are happy to take on your claim. Solicitors are able to put together a more convincing claim and can help you through the process, which can be fairly stressful, especially when you are dealing with the aftermath of an illness or injury caused by your doctor.
Accident Advice Helpline have over 15 years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims, and work with experienced and professional solicitors to help you to get the compensation you deserve.
Accident Advice Helpline does not have injury solicitors in Durness working directly for them. However, this doesn’t matter, they can still help you. They are a national personal injury law firm that work with accident victims in all areas of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Durness or anywhere else get in touch!
You can call our helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to the team about what happened and get passed over to our solicitors. You can decide with the team whether or not you want to go ahead with your claim before it is taken any further, and your solicitors will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 24th March 2014
Author: David Brown