What is medical negligence?
Medical negligence is a broad term used to describe errors, accidents or sub-standard care by medical staff or hospitals. Medical negligence cases include:
NHS or private hospitals
Healthcare treatment centers such as walk-in-clinics or GP surgeries
Other forms of medical treatment such as rehabilitation centres or physiotherapists
Clinical negligence is another name for medical negligence and refers to the same errors, accidents or sub-standard care you may have received by a medical professional.
Claiming for medical negligence
Your specialist solicitor will then contact the party who is responsible for your accident, and work to prove that the care you received was below the legal “duty of care” standard. To do this they’ll typically look at three things:
Breach of duty
This involves proving that your doctor or medical professional who treated you, provided care that was below the standard of a competent doctor or professional in the same specialism. This may also be referred to as “fault” because your healthcare provider failed in their duty to you.
This involves proving that your doctor, therapist or nurse caused your injuries by providing sub-standard care.
This is about proving your injury experience has caused physical, mental and financial damage to you. Your solicitor will also use this to help negotiate your compensation.
The majority of claims are settled outside of court. But in the unlikely chance that you do need to appear in court, your solicitor will be on-hand to guide you through the process.
How to make a claim
In order to get the compensation that you deserve, get in contact with Eagles Claims Management.
Give us a call on 01323 431862 or make a claim online and one of our dedicated member of staff back to you as soon as possible.
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