Making a clinical negligence claim
As patients, we trust our doctors to do their utmost to improve our health and ensure our safety. In some cases, there can be no way for our doctors to help us, but valid concerns may be raised in cases where doctors have breached the duty owed to their patients. If you have been adversely affected by a doctor’s negligence, you may be able to make a clinical negligence claim.
For the most part, medical practitioners diagnose and treat conditions efficiently and effectively, but a breakdown in the service they provide can cause serious harm to patients. No one deserves to suffer at the hands of a doctor they trusted, which is why those affected can be eligible to claim compensation for any negative impact on their health and wellbeing.
Due to the complex nature of medical science and the law, clinical negligence cases can be highly complex in nature, with both medical experts and lawyers having to assess and weigh in on the causes of the patient’s condition. Our expert team has years of experience in this multi-faceted area of law, enabling us to offer bespoke advice and expert representation to our clients.
What constitutes medical negligence?
There are a number of common types of malpractice or negligence which can potentially make you eligible for a clinical negligence claim. These include:
- Failure to diagnosis/ incorrect diagnosis – cases in which a doctor fails to take the necessary steps to make a diagnosis, such as diagnostic tests, or comes to an incorrect diagnosis despite the evidence available to them;
- Failure to treat/ incorrect treatment – as above, but involving a doctor failing to offer treatment or choosing the wrong course of treatment, such as prescribing the wrong kind of medication;
- Medical mistakes – doctors making errors in surgery, involving mistakes such as incorrect incisions or poor surgical technique;
- Failure to warn patients of the risks of a course of treatment – all patients need to be in the position to give informed consent for treatment, and they cannot do so if they have not been accurately advised of the risks involved.
Clinical negligence claim pay-outs
As specialists in medical negligence, we do our utmost to ensure that our clients receive the maximum possible compensation amount, which involves evaluating every possible route to compensation.
First of all, claimants can recover General Damages for any pain and suffering caused by the negligence. This can typically rise in value according to the nature and severity of the complications that have developed. In addition, a Special Damages pay-out can cover any resultant financial losses and expenses. This can include factors such as lost earnings due to sick leave from work, as well as medication costs.
Your compensation claim
We know how devastating it can be to suffer due to negligence by your doctor, which is why we aim to make the process of bringing a clinical negligence claim as stress free as possible for our clients. You can leave all the complex details to us, and we can closely evaluate the facts of the case to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Moreover, we are often able to offer No Win, No Fee representation for our clients, which means you do not have to pay a penny if your claim is unsuccessful, subject to the agreed terms and conditions in place. To find out more about making a claim, contact our specialist team today for free, no-obligation advice here now.
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