Also known as medical negligence, clinical negligence is the breach of legal duty of care owed to one person by another which results in either yourself, your loved ones or your family members to have suffered some form of injury. Anybody who has suffered from Clinical Negligence may be eligible for compensation.
Examples of Clinical or Medical Negligence:
- Late diagnosis
- Medical malpractice
- Irresponsible Surgical Procedures
- Needless amputation
- Delayed referrals
- Medication blunders
- Miscommunication of a treatment’s risks
- Loss of patient files or vital information
- Hospital acquired infections
- Use of unsterilized instruments
- Waking up during anesthesia
Unlike Road Traffic Accident claims where it is reasonably easy to determine who is at fault, to be considered for clinical negligence, claimants must provide evidence for two factors:
* LIABILITY – Serious errors had been made which no other GP or medical professional would have made
* CAUSATION & AVOIDABLE HARM – The errors have caused or contributed to the injury
It is also a good idea to gather evidence from another hospital or clinical practice if you think you have been a victim of clinical negligence. The medical practice can carry out tests and provide information such as reports, which can be used as evidence which will help you successfully claim the compensation you deserve.
However, you must remember that undergoing the process of making a clinical negligence claim requires you to provide evidence and answer questions about what happened, therefore you must be prepared with the required information. You must also understand that the clinical negligence claim can only provide compensation and cannot force the medical practice or hospital to improve their services in order to reduce clinical negligence in the future.
After both have been proven and fault can be determined upon a medical professional beyond any reasonable doubt, a compensation claim can be made.
Here at ScotLawyers4U we are armed with comprehensive knowledge and offer a free consultation to those who have suffered from clinical negligence. Our team of lawyers is made up of the best talent with a proven record of accomplishment of success in specialist areas.
For a free clinical or medical negligence consultation, call our No Win No Fee lawyer on 0141 404 8400.
Fret not, once you have contacted us, you don’t have to start your claim for compensation immediately. If you are unsure about whether you are ready to proceed with the first stages of your negligence claim, or whether your accident was somebody else’s fault, ScotLawyers4U can provide you with the necessary advice and guidance you may require to establish your negligence claim.