Medical Negligence Injuries
Medical professionals owe their patients a duty of care to ensure that they are safe whilst under the medical professional’s care. This duty extends to all forms of medical professionals from your local GP to surgeons and dentists.
As the consequences of medical negligence (also known as clinical negligence) can be quite severe, both physically and psychologically, the amount of compensation that will be awarded to patient that has suffered as a result of medical negligence could be quite substantial. Consider the scenario of a patient undergoing surgery on his leg, any slip by the surgeon could result in the patient leaving with worse damage then they came in with. Accordingly, the patient could be entitled to claim a substantial amount of compensation. The following are examples of some of the most common medical negligence injuries:
- injury to mother and / or child during child birth;
- surgical errors;
- misdiagnosis or late diagnosis;
- the prescription of the wrong medicine;
- leaving hospital with diseases such as MRSA;
- injuries during laser eye treatment
Medical Negligence Compensation Lawyers
The amount of compensation you can claim following medical negligence injuries will depend on the seriousness of the injury and the degree of negligence (whilst taking into account government guidelines and the amount that has been awarded in previously decided cases).
If you would like to make a medical negligence injury compensation claim then you should speak to one of our medical negligence solicitors Wakefield within three years of the date of the accident that resulted in the injury. Any claim brought outside this time period will be statute barred which basically means that it is too late to make the claim, unless you have special permission from the court (which will only be granted in very limited circumstances).
Our medical negligence solicitors Wakefield will help you to make a claim on a no win no fee* basis. This means that you are not responsible for your legal fees unless your claim is successful, which in any event will be paid for by the medical professional’s insurance company.
Medical Negligence Accident Claims Solicitors Wakefield
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