Any form of medical or clinical negligence can have a huge impact upon your life. We tend to think that when we put our trust in medical professionals, nothing can go wrong. After all, they are the experts. But things do not always go as they should, and incorrect medical treatment or advice can often result in grave consequences.
How to get help
If you find yourself in a situation where you think you have a potential clinical negligence claim, it is paramount that you contact an expert Solicitor who is used to dealing with medical negligence claims and litigation. Not only will they be able to deal with your claim effectively, ensuring the best outcome, but they will at the same time offer support and advice.
Even if you were not the subject of the claim, but a loved one, a claims expert can work on their behalf. By assessing the claim precisely and putting forward the best possible case, the maximum amount of compensation can be obtained.
Examples of clinical and medical negligence
With the enormous volume of patients undergoing medical treatment, diagnosis and operations, as you might expect, medical claims of the clinical negligence type do occur. Here are just a few of the incidents that can result in a claim against medical staff:
- A diagnosis being incorrect or unduly delayed
- Treatment not being adequate or suitable
- Symptoms ignored
- A medical device or item not functioning as it should
- An operation being carried out badly or incorrectly
Of course, there are many other things that qualify for being assessed as a medical error or mistake.
Always consult an expert in this field
Clinical negligence claims need to be dealt with by an expert Solicitor. All cases can be complex, some more than others. For example, surgical error or injury sustained during a birth need to be examined and treated in a certain way in order to maximise your claim.
Using a Solicitor who has already dealt with many similar cases successfully, you can be assured of peace of mind throughout the entire process.
The next step
So what should you do if you think you have a potential claim for medical or clinical negligence? Get in touch with our claims professionals as soon as possible, and certainly within three years of the event.
We will be able to offer valuable support and guidance and instruct you on the best way for your claim to be dealt with effectively and in the least stressful way possible.