For an effective medical negligence claim, one must be aware of all related circumstances. Whenever we go to a medical professional for medical advice or treatment, we expect them to have a certain level of competence and for them to make correct judgments to cure our medical problems. Unfortunately during medical procedures, mistakes and errors sometimes happen, leading to pain and suffering that could otherwise have been prevented.
If you or a loved one has suffered from curative carelessness, you may be able to prove the fault and file a medical negligence compensation claim against the responsible party to recover damages. The value of any compensation awarded is proportionate with the severity and sustainability of the injury. Obviously compensation would be higher in case of injury prevails for long term. It also depends how effectively is your case presented to the court and how well it is negotiated.
Different Situations for Medical Negligence Claims
Also known as clinical negligence, it is a broad term that refers to accidents, errors, or sub-standard care provided by hospitals or medical professionals. In other words, it is a breach of the duty of care provided by a healthcare professional, which can happen anywhere including an NHS hospital, a private clinic and a healthcare treatment centre. Some common types of medical negligence include:
- Care home negligence
- Cosmetic surgery negligence
- Fatal negligence
- Laser eye surgery negligence
- NHS and GP negligence
- Obstetrics and gynecology
- Errors made by a pharmacist.
- Other types of medical negligence may result from operations like hip replacements, anesthesia related errors
This is not an exhaustive list. When a person undergoes Medical treatment they expect the highest level of due care and attention and it is right that such an important proceedure be carried out to this standard. It is right to expect this and person making a claim should be aware that this compensation is genuinely what they diserve.
We could give you legal advice for you to make a medical negligence claim, or to claim if you were injured or suffered in a hospital, clinic or treatment centre.