It can feel like a betrayal when you suffer due to the medical negligence of the professionals you trust.
Medical professionals may sometimes fail to provide the expected standard of care. This can lead to a new illness or injury or make the existing medical condition worse. Medical negligence can occur in the form of misdiagnosis of an ailment or injury, mistakes during surgery, delay in diagnosing a medical condition, prescription of wrong medicine or treatment, etc.
Though many steps are involved in making a claim, do not be discouraged in demanding justice if you and your loved ones are suffering.
Claims can be made against any medical professional such as doctors, nurses, dentists, surgeons, consultants, and even opticians. So, How To Make A Medical Negligence Claim?
Seek Expert Help
If you think you have been medically neglected, seek legal advice from medical negligence experts, like at Tallans Solicitors LLP. They are solicitors who have experts on every medical speciality. You can contact them over the phone or leave a message with them on their website, along with your details.
Does Your Claim Qualify?
By asking the relevant questions, legal advisors can quickly determine if you have a case. The solicitors then collect all details of the treatment you received. This is to understand the care you did or did not get and how it impacted your life. You have about three years to claim medical negligence after you have realised a mistake has been made.
Once your case is accepted, it is reviewed by medical experts to understand the exact requirements of your treatment.
Submitting Medical Evidence
A claim is only as strong as the evidence that backs it up. For your case to succeed, there has to be relevant proof to show that you have suffered negligence; that the treatment you received has caused injury or contributed to an existing medical condition. Evidence can be submitted in the form of photographs, medical Scans (X rays, MRIs), witness statements, etc.
Negotiation and Compensation
The defendant is notified and invited to admit fault. Though you should prepare yourself mentally, you can negotiate most cases outside the court where the defendant is asked to apologise or compensate you. Most of the time, only complicated claims have to be taken up in court. Compensations are provided based on factors that affected your health, finance, privileges, etc. and those of your loved ones, as well.
On average, medical negligence claims take about 12-36 months to complete, depending on the case’s complexity.