An adverse outcome from medical treatment is, in our experience, one of the most debilitating injuries that can be suffered in the area of injury compensation.
Medical negligence (sometimes called malpractice) arises when a patient of a doctor or hospital or other medical provider provides treatment that falls short of the required standard and causes injury/financial loss.
You do have rights if you have been a victim of medical negligence or malpractice.
You can bring a claim against the medical practitioner, hospital or other medical provider and our Medical Negligence Lawyers can help. Very strict time limits apply and we recommend that you act without delay.
As part of the medical negligence process it is important to find out what went wrong in the treatment or medical procedure. It is also imperative to ascertain why it went wrong. This is important for your negligence claim but also for your own wellbeing.
In order to succeed with a medical negligence claim it is simply a matter of establishing that the medical treatment you received fell short of the standard of a reasonably competent practitioner. You can recover compensation due to malpractice for the following:
- Damages for pain and suffering due to medical negligence
- Lost wages/income (past and future) as a result of malpractice
- Medical expenses (past and future)
- Miscellaneous out of pocket expenses
Time limits apply
Strict time limits apply to bringing a claim so we recommend that you speak with one of our experienced Medical Negligence Lawyers as soon as possible.