Medical Negligence Compensation Claim
Have you been the victim of medical negligence? Then you may be entitled to compensation.
Medical negligence or clinical negligence is when a health professional provides below-standard care leading to physical injury or the exacerbation of a mental illness.
Most of the time you will receive excellent care while being treated for your medical condition. However, there are occasions in which clinical accidents do occur, both in the NHS and in private treatments. Anyone injured as a result of this type of accident may have a claim for medical negligence compensation.
Claims National specialises in medical negligence, with a national reputation for success in this area. Our panel of dedicated clinical negligence solicitors will work with you to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. If you think that you have been the victim of clinical negligence then don’t delay, call today!
Medical negligence covers all sorts of different faults in the medical world. Anything from brain injuries to care and nursing home negligence is categorised as medical negligence. Here is a list of the common medical negligence cases claimed for:
- Brain injuries
- Child brain injuries that lead to cerebral palsy
- Spinal and neck injuries
- Surgical injuries and complications
- Anaesthesia related errors
- Cancer misdiagnosis and oncology cases
- Orthopaedic claims
- MRSA negligence claims
- Cosmetic and private treatment errors
- Care and nursing home negligence
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When we are in need of medical advice and/or treatment, as a nation we put trust in our national health service, expecting professional and efficient care and advice. However, mistakes do happen, especially in the chaotic atmosphere of a hospital or medical building, where staff are under a lot of pressure on a daily basis. Medical negligence can occur amongst doctors, surgeons, dentists, pharmacists, or care home attendants whom all share the same duty of care – to attend to your needs to the best of their abilities.
Although these mistakes are not intentional, they can cause a great deal of pain and suffering to the victims. If you have experienced unnecessary pain and suffering due to somebody else’s medical negligence, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
The amount of compensation you receive will be determined by several factors that will be considered. These factors vary for different circumstances and situations but the general factors include:
- The severity of your injury
- The extent of the impact an injury has on your personal life and family
- The long term medical effects of your condition or injury
- The qualifications of those treating you
- The number of times you were misdiagnosed
- The standard of the hospital in which you were treated
In order to determine whether your injuries where a result of someone’s medical negligence, a three part test will go ahead. This test establishes that the doctor owed s duty of care to the patient, which was not practiced to the required level of commitment, and therefore the patient suffered in some form.
The test proceeds as follows:
- A patient was owed a duty of care
- A breach if that duty of care was established
- As a direct result of that breach, legally recognized harm has been caused to the patient.