Making a Clinical Negligence Claim for Compensation
Posted on 8th January 2021 at 17:13
Clinical negligence is a complicated and wide ranging legal area and if you think that you have a basis to claim you certainly need to get the right advice from a professional solicitor. Negligence is classed a failure of the duty of care you should reasonably expect from someone like your doctor, surgeon or other health care professional.
There are many types of clinical negligence but the guiding factor is that you have been given treatment and the standard falls below what you would normally receive.
There could be a case of medical negligence, for instance, if you were misdiagnosed or not diagnosed for a particular condition.
There could negligence in how you were treated. That could mean a botched surgical procedure or being given the wrong medicine or dosage for your illness.
You may have had a cosmetic procedure that went wrong because of a failure by your surgeon or beauty therapist.
There might have been a failure in procedure with your maternity care that results in a birth injury.
You could have visited a dentist and suffered pain and injury because the treatment was not up to the expected standard.
We all come into contact with the clinical environment in a variety of ways. It’s not just a visit to the hospital. There are dentists, maternity units, opticians, pharmacies, and orthopaedic and chiropody clinics to name just a few.
Organisations that fall under the umbrella of the NHS have their own litigation procedures and authority which independently reviews claims. Private clinics will have their set processes and insurance in place for dealing with such eventualities.
Claiming if you think that you have been the victim of clinical negligence can be a daunting prospect. It can seem like you are going up against the full legal machinery of a large organisation such as the NHS. Not only do you have to deal with the upsetting result of the alleged negligence, you also have to start thinking about the legal proceedings involved in making a claim.
At DSM Legal, our aim is to help you through this difficult time and give you the sound advice and support that you need. With over 20 years’ experience taking on organisations such as the NHS and private clinics, we can walk you through the process of claiming and be with you every step of the way. Because we operate a no win no fee policy, you don’t have to worry about what making a claim will cost you.
In the first instance, we’ll be able to give you a free consultation to see if you have a case for a claim because of clinical negligence. You’ll have access to an experienced, friendly and professional solicitor who knows this area of law well so you can be sure of getting the right advice. Once you have that information to hand, you can then decide whether you want to proceed with your claim. At DSM Legal, we use specialist no win no fee barristers to fight your corner and have a good track record of helping our clients get the compensation they deserve.
Contact our expert team today to see how we can help.
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