Malpractice compensation claims can originate from a variety of instances, and all involve a lack of duty by the medical practitioner charged with looking after you whilst in their care. This could be at a doctor´s surgery, in a hospital, at the dentist, in a nursing home or at any other medical installation where you place your health in a medical practitioner´s hands.
Most commonly, malpractice manifests itself in the failure to correctly diagnose an ailment, or delayed treatment of an ailment beyond a reasonable period. Where the medical practitioner´s action – or lack of it – causes a scenario where you have suffered physically, you are entitled to make malpractice compensation claims and sue the practice, hospital or health authority which employs the negligent medical practitioner.
Making Malpractice Claims
However, making malpractice compensation claims is not always straightforward, as the negligence that caused your “injury” or the deterioration in your health must have been avoidable to ensure that malpractice compensation claims are successful. It is simply not enough to say that a doctor (for example) had made a mistake. It has to be shown that their error was due to them failing to provide the duty of care to which you are entitled.
Consequently, it is always in your best interests to seek the advice of a specialist personal injury claims solicitor when considering making malpractice compensation claims. A malpractice compensation claim hinges on having a court-appointed physician give their opinion on whether the “error” was indeed malpractice and to what level your health has been affected as a result. His evidence is vital if you are to receive a fair and adequate award of compensation for your injuries and a specialist personal injury claims solicitor will be more familiar with the procedures involved in this process.
If you would like to find out more about the benefits of using a specialised personal injury claims solicitor to assist with your malpractice compensation claims, you are invited to call 1800 989 995 and speak with an experienced solicitor on our free advice telephone service. You will be able to ask questions regarding your entitlement to make malpractice compensation claims, find out more about the processes involved and discover if you have grounds for a malpractice compensation claim which it is worth your while to pursue.
All calls to our free advice telephone service are completely confidential, and there is no obligation on you to proceed with a claim after you have spoken with us. Please note it is not ethical for us to provide second opinions if you have already engaged a solicitor to assist with your malpractice compensation claims.
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- 100% Free, one-to-one consultation with an experienced solicitor
- 100% Helpful and impartial advice is offered in plain English
- 100% Accurate and up-to-the-minute information about compensation awards
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What You Can Expect When You Call
One of the most important aspects of our service is that we offer advice and information to people when they are possibly at a low emotional state. Therefore, you will find that we are respectful of your situation, courteous towards you at all times and only offer assistance in plain English.
We will ask you to explain the circumstance why you were originally seeking medical treatment, what treatment you received and how you believe your medical practitioner was negligent. We would also like to know what treatment you are now receiving and if there are likely to be any long term health issues as a result of your medical practitioner´s negligence.
You will probably have some questions for us as well, and please feel free to ask as many as you wish. One thing we are unable to do is offer medical advice, but we will try to determine whether there is a malpractice compensation claim which is worth your while to pursue.
We usually conclude each initial conversation by offering you a selection of options based on your own personal circumstances. You are under no obligation to act on any of our suggestions, but we would advise you that, if you choose to proceed with a malpractice compensation claim, you only have a specific time period in which to do so – from the “date of knowledge” of medical negligence.
We look forward to hearing from you soon in order to offer advice about the procedures involved when making malpractice compensation claims to ensure that you receive a fair and adequate amount of compensation – not only for the physical consequences of the medical negligence, but for the psychological trauma and inconvenience you have experienced.
Our free advice telephone number – 1800 989 995 – is open seven days a week between the hours of 8.00am and 10.00pm. If you would rather that we called you, we also operate a call-back service and if it is not a suitable time right now to speak with us, please leave your contact details in the box below and one of our helpful team will get back in touch when it is more convenient.