Medical Negligence Claims – Everything you need to know
Medical negligence can happen when receiving medical attention from any healthcare professional. Medical negligence can take many forms including misdiagnosis, mistakes during surgery or the wrong treatment being admitted. When unnecessary suffering is a consequence of negligence then you may be entitled to make a medical negligence claim.
How to make a medical negligence claim:
Here at Versus Law, our skilled and professional team can provide you with support throughout the claim process, whilst providing sensitivity and empathy when times get difficult.
The process of making a claim:
Step 1: Preliminary Questions
Contact us on 0161 249 5087 for a free initial consultation. Our team of experts know the right questions to ask to gather all the information they need so that they may advise you as quickly as possible.
Step 2: Case Acceptance
We will examine your case and contact you promptly with a decision.
Step 3: Medical Records
Once your case is accepted, our team will require your medical records for examination.
Step 4: Medical Confirmation
The medical records will confirm whether or not the treatment that was given was negligent and whether it caused injury or worsening of an existing condition.
Step 5: Negotiation
Once our team have obtained the supporting evidence, a claim can be submitted to the defendant and they will be given the opportunity to accept their error. Our team will then negotiate with the defendant to attain an appropriate award of compensation, which could allow you to get back into a similar situation as you were before the negligence took place.
Step 6: Compensation:
We understand that no amount of compensation can fully repair the damage or reverse the pain and suffering endured. However, the compensation can offer some relief and cover financial aid for the out of pocket expenses, loss of income and any private treatment cost you may have incurred. It may also cover rehabilitation costs and compensation for your injuries.
What compensation may I be eligible for?
Financial compensation granted will vary and is dependent on each case. However, it is usually split into two categories.
General damages compensation
This is usually a reimbursement for any pain and suffering endured due to the negligence. This figure is dependent on the severity of the injury or illness and the degree to which the negligence impacted your life.
Special damages compensation
This is the reimbursement of any out of pocket losses which were a result of the negligent care you received. This compensation also includes any future losses that may occur due to poor health.
This could include:
- Loss of earnings
- Medication costs
- Private treatment
- Rehabilitation costs
- Travel expenses
- Medical equipment
We offer a free initial consultation about any questions you may have about placing a medical negligence claim. Call us today on 0161 249 5087 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.