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Medical Negligence Compensation Claims

Jul 11, 2008
When you visit a hospital you expect to dealt with by professionals and looked after accordingly. You certainly wouldn't expect to catch any nasty viruses. If you feel you have incurred a virus or injury due to the actions (or lack of actions) by a doctor/nurse/surgeon, you may well be liable to make a medical negligence/clinical negligence compensation claim. And you should make a claim as it is your civil and legal right.

Unfortunately there are occasions when doctors fail to diagnose a condition in someone like cancer for instance. Cancer going untreated has serious implications because catching cancer at the right time has an effect on the treatment. And with some cancer, catching it at the later stages cannot be treated which would result in a serious illness or a reduced life expectancy. This is serious negligence and should not go with being reported.

On the other end of the scale there are occasions when someone is diagnosed with cancer or any other condition which is not present. Misdiagnosis can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety as well as unnecessary surgery and drug treatment. Some people actually develop illnesses from the drugs they shouldn't have been taking in the first place. And then the actual real illness goes untreated and could get worse.

Because medical negligence claims can be complex and some take months to sort out it is important to find a specialist solicitor with experience dealing with medical negligence claims.

If you have been the victim of medical negligence and are planning on trying to claim compensation, your case will heavily lie on medical evidence. You or your insurance will have to pay for these documents which can be quite costly. You will need to show that the person you are making the claim against owed you 'duty of care'. The duty of care is a general legal duty on all individuals and organisations to avoid carelessly causing injury to persons. It requires everything 'reasonably practicable' to be done to protect the health and safety of others at the workplace.

Claiming for compensation is very easy these days and will cost you nothing. 'No win no fee agreements' are in place which allows anyone to pursue a case without having to find legal costs. With medical negligence there will be the costs of the medical records which could cost anything from 50 to 200. This cost might be expected to come from you but there are some insurance that will cover these costs. Either way a good personal injury specialist lawyer will be able to tell you exactly what to expect. Lawyers will not take on medical negligence cases lightly so you will know what your chances are.

Remember to list all of your expenses including the amount salary lost, the petrol you have used, and any other expenses which occurred. Metal anguish will also be taken into consideration and any depression suffered. It is important to think ahead to any problems your injuries might incur in the future as the cost of these can also be taken into consideration when your damages are calculated. Any cost incurred will be recover from the loosing parties insurance company so there really is nothing to lose.
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Carolyn is the webmaster of Accident Consult, specialist in Medical Negligence Compensation Claims.
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