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How To Sue For Medical Negligence
Medical negligence occurs when a medical professional or a medical institution fails to take steps to avoid causing injury or loss to another person. This can arise in a number of circumstances, some of which will be addressed here. If you have been the victim of a medical professional’s negligent actions, you may be wondering how to sue for compensation.
Read on for some common examples of why people sue for medical negligence compensation, what you should do if you think you may have grounds for a negligence claim and the first steps you should take towards making a claim for damages for negligence.
Why People Sue For Medical Negligence
- Harm to self:This involves a patient suing the medical professional or establishment that has treated them for causing harm, further injury or illness due to negligent care. For example, a misdiagnosis of cancer could result in a claim for negligence against the treating practitioner.
- Harm to a loved one:This involves the relative of a patient suing the medical professional or establishment that has treated their loved one for causing them harm, further injury or illness due to negligent care. For example, the mother of a child who passed away due to oxygen deprivation during surgery following a lack of proper monitoring could make a negligence claim against the observing anaesthetist.
What Should I do if I think I May Have Grounds To Claim For Medical Negligence?
If you think you may have a claim for negligence it is important to ascertain whether the person you are contemplating suing actually has the financial means to pay any compensation awarded to you.
For medical negligence claims, this should not be an issue as both hospitals and medical professionals should be covered by a policy of insurance which covers them for negligence claims such as these. This may not be the case for all types of negligence claim.
You should then contact a specialist medical negligence solicitor. You have 3 years from the date of the incident within which to do this. If you miss this 3 year deadline you will not be able to make a negligence claim.
The First Steps You Should Take Towards Making A Claim For Damages For Medical Negligence
Suing for medical negligence can seem like a worrying prospect but if you have been injured, or have suffered a loss, due to someone else's negligence then you deserve to be compensated.
First, contact a solicitor: You should contact an expert medical negligence solicitor who will be able to assess your chances of pursuing a successful claim and will be able to talk you through the process of suing for medical negligence. 1st Claims can provide you with a specialist solicitor if you call today for a free, no obligation consultation on 0800 2888 693 or fill in an online enquiry.
Then, keep a record:keep a diary of both your psychological and your physical injuries as they progress. Also keep note of any financial losses you incur as a direct result of the negligence, e.g. prescription and travel costs. This information will serve to support your claim and ensure you are awarded the correct amount of compensation.
Can We Help You?
We understand that if you are on our website you may well be confused: confused about your situation and confused about your options. This is why we offer you a free, no obligation discussion with one of our medical negligence solicitors.
Simply call us on 0800 2888 693 or complete our How To Sue For Medical Negligence enquiry form to be advised of your options.
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What Happens Next?
Complete a Quick Claim Enquiry and this is what you will benefit from:
- Advice on whether you can make a claim and how the claims process works from a specialist claims solicitor;
- Compensation - what can you claim for and how much are you likely to receive;
- Costs - whether you will qualify for a no win no fee claim or details of other methods for funding your claim; and
- An explanation of what will happen next if you decide to carry on and make a claim (how your solicitor will take care of everything for you).
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