Here at Accident Advice Helpline, a number of the Stevenage negligence claims we help people to process in order to obtain financial compensation, are related to something called “clinical negligence.” Raising a personal injury claim for something that has resulted from clinical negligence is simply about seeking redress through financial compensation.
Even if your claim is successful, it does not in itself subject the guilty party to any form of disciplinary action, nor does it necessarily involve the clinic or hospital involved in having to change or modify their procedures. It is purely a financial action.
Medical negligence may be subject to the “Bolam Test”
In order to prove a case of criminal negligence it is necessary to show that the person or organisation you going to sue the damages had a legal duty of care towards you as a patient, and that they have neglected that duty, whether wilfully or unknowingly. To establish whether or not a medical practitioner has breached their duty of care to a patient, the facts surrounding the case must be tested by a mechanism known as the “Bolam Test.”
The significance of liability and causation
To bring a personal injury claim for clinical negligence to a successful conclusion, (i.e. to obtain an amount of financial compensation), the claimant must prove negligence on two counts, namely:
- Liability, whereby it must be shown that the medical profession involved, failed to deliver the standard of care that would reasonably be expected from any other competent medical practitioner.
- Causation, whereby the results of the negligence was more than 50% responsible for causing an injury or condition that would otherwise not have been sustained.
Pursuing Stevenage negligence claims through Accident Advice Helpline
Because of the complicated nature of personal injury Stevenage negligence claims in general, it is recommended that claimants should seek out a competent specialist injury claim lawyer like us here at Accident Advice Helpline. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping claimants to obtain financial compensation for medical or clinical negligence since we first began trading back in the year 2000. We have successfully concluded many Stevenage negligence claims, for all types of injuries in many different scenarios in the ensuing years.
Use our online HOW MUCH calculator
If you are wondering how much compensation you may be due, a good way of getting a basic idea is by visiting Accident Advice Helpline’s website and using the HOW MUCH calculator that can be found there. It will only take approximately 30 seconds of your time.
One of the leading clinical negligence injury claim solicitors in the UK
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To find out more, visit our website, or text “claim 365” to 88010, or call our free helpline from any landline on 0800 689 0500, or if using a mobile, call 0333 500 0993.