We put our trust in the hands of professionals but unfortunately, mistakes happen and can have a significant impact on a person’s life.
Medical professionals are obligated to provide an adequate level of care and to protect you from harm. This is known as a duty of care and if breached and harm was caused as a direct result, may be classed as negligence.
Medical Professionals can include:
Typical examples of clinical negligence:
- Failure to diagnose medical condition or made the wrong diagnosis
- Prescribed the wrong medication
- Error during medical procedure or operation
- Failure to advise you on the potential risks of a particular treatment.
- Failure to get your consent to treatment or keep you informed.
If it can be proven that the treatment you received directly caused your injury or medical condition, you may be entitled to compensation.
In most cases, you must start your claim for compensation within 3 years from when you first knew that you received negligent treatment. In the case of children, the 3-year limit doesn't start until their 18th birthday. These time limits may not always be the case, especially if the claimant has a mental injury
Making a claim for medical negligence compensation can be complicated, stressful and timely. We have a team of experts that can review your situation in a friendly and sympathetic manner and advise on whether we can pursue a claim for clinical negligence compensation on your behalf.