Medical Malpractice Claim: How to claim compensation if you suffer injury as a result of clinical negligence by the hospital, doctors, nurses, healthcare worker, GP or dentist
Medical malpractice clam: Find out what medical negligence is; what action or inaction of a healthcare worker can lead to negligence; how to view the medical malpractice claim process in the UK and receive free help online from a specialist solicitor.
What is a medical malpractice claim?
Medical malpractice is also known as medical negligence, clinical negligence, medical error, medical misdiagnosis, clinical error or mistake.
Medical malpractice simply refers to an action or inaction by a medical professional, which deviates from the normal standards expected by that professional and so considered as a matter of law to be negligence This negligence must have caused injury either of a physical or psychological nature.
A medical malpractice claim is therefore a claim for compensation made by a patient for negligence by health care workers, including: doctors, surgeons, GP’s, nurses, dentists, hospital staff or other healthcare provider.
What is meant by an action or inaction for the purpose of a medical malpractice claim?
Imagine you are at hospital being treated by a doctor following a motorcycle accident. The doctor might take you into surgery and misread the hospital notes and operate on the wrong body part – this is a positive action of negligence.
Alternatively – the doctor might examine you and determine that you are find and send you home. This might have ignored the fact that you were complaining of severe neck pain. If it later transpired that you had a broken neck – the doctor could be considered to have been negligent for not taking proper x-rays and scans. This is an example of a medical malpractice claim by omission.
How can my website help you if you are considering making a medical malpractice claim?
My website offers three four sources of information which will help you in the event that you believe you have suffered injury as a result of medical malpractice in the UK and wish to consider making a claim, which include:
1. Clinical negligence claims process
I have set out in a number of pages a detailed description of the steps you should follow if you suspect you have suffered from clinical malpractice. I have also set out different cases of medical malpractice claim you might consider.
Click medical negligence claim to see all the pages I have set out.
2. Medical negligence claims frequently asked questions
I am often contacted by clients with specific problems – I have set out in a series of FAQ’s both the question a client has asked and the answers I have provided.
Click clinical negligence claim solicitor to see questions and answers to common questions.
3. Medical malpractice blogs
Current issues, questions and topical debates can always be of help. Click clinical malpractice claims lawyer to see the most recent blogs I have written on medical malpractice claim issues.
4. Examples of average compensation payouts for medical malpractice cases
There are many different types of injury you might suffer as a result of clinical error – click compensation amounts to see the examples of average payouts for injuries to different parts of your body.
Free Online Legal Help Or Call Back From Specialist Medical Malpractice Claim Solicitor
Quite often you might not know whether you wish to make a medical malpractice claim or whether you have a claim and you might just wish to chat about your scenario or put a question to me online.
If you would like to contact me in person to discuss your medical malpractice claim or to commence your claim online click medical malpractice claim.