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Medical Negligence Cases
It may be slightly shocking but medical negligence cases are very common in this day and age, despite the obvious advances made in medical technology and standards of care.
In the United Kingdom, on a daily basis, compensation cases are being raised due to patients not receiving the correct standard of care from some members of the health care profession.
Those working in this field sometimes do so under difficult and demanding conditions, but when cases of human error or failure result in medical negligence cases, compensation claims will be made.
Medical negligence cases in which compensation claims are made are done so under civil law.
These laws are made up of various public policies which act in the best interest of society as a whole, and the policies more often than not refer to a duty or standard which has to be adhered to.
Medical negligence occurs when health professionals fail in the carrying out of their expected duties and consequently an injury is sustained by the patient under their care.
However, it can be difficult and extremely complicated to show that a particular instance of negligence has led to deterioration in condition which could otherwise have been avoided if another route of action had been taken.
The most common cases often involve the following aspects of medical care.
• Surgery complications in clinics and hospitals
• Diseases arising from unclean conditions
• NHS and Nursing Home elderly care issues
• Claims involving children
• The wrong diagnosis being made or inappropriate treatment being administered
• Stillborn babies
• Bed or pressure sores
Once you have established that you have been the victim of medical negligence, prior to going ahead with medical compensation claims, you will need to have a testimony from an expert in the field confirming that the injury or injuries have been sustained as a result of the treatment you received. This will help to ensure claims are valid and are therefore likely to be successful.
The statement will show that you were having treatment by or under the supervision of a person who is medically qualified at the time of the injury and that an acceptable standard of care was not reached.
An example of this could be a misdiagnosis of your condition or wrongly prescribed treatment for your complaint. You will also need to prove you are entitled to receive the amount of medical compensation you are claiming as far as loss of earnings, trauma and any other prevailing conditions are concerned.
The services of a specialist solicitor are required to help you though the ensuing procedure.
It is important that you provide your solicitor will all of the facts and a solicitor may wish to see your medical records as well as a full account of the details of your claim.
Being armed with all the necessary information will enable the solicitor to advise you about your case, the amount you should claim as compensation and what the chances are of you being awarded compensation.
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