Medical Negligence cases are generally sought by patients who have been harmed or injured due to poor medical treatment or mistaken diagnosis from a medical provider such as a doctor, nurse, technician, hospital or medical worker. Typically, the measure of whether a medical provider was “negligent,” or failed to provide proper care, turns on whether the patient would have received the same standard of care from another medical provider under similar circumstances.
While the majority of health care providers aim to exercise the highest standard of care for all patents, there are times when things can go gravely wrong. If you or a loved one has experienced poor medical care, misdiagnosis, lack of consent, or breach of doctor-patient confidentiality that has resulted in harm or injury, you may be entitled to a Medical Negligence claim for medical malpractice.
The first step is to contact the doctor or medical professional who works with you before you actually file the claim. Your goal is to get an understanding of what may have gone wrong and allow your doctor to determine whether it is something that can be remedied. In most cases, medical providers are willing to perform services to correct a problem or provide a solution.
When deciding whether to file a Medical Negligence claim, it is important to find out how much time you have to legally bring the claim. All civil claims, including Medical Negligence cases, have time limits as to when they must be filed. These limits, called “statutes of limitations,” require you to file your claim within a certain time period from when the injury occurred, or risk waiving your rights to recover money for your injuries
Medical Negligence cases can be timely and costly, which is why most Medical Negligence cases are settled out of court. In addition, because Medical Negligence insurance companies reject a significantly large portion of medical Negligence claims, it may be in your best interest to settle out of court or risk having no case at all. Keep in mind, however, that if you believe you have a strong case, then you should seek a larger settlement.
Contact a Medical Negligence Solicitor
Finding qualified Medical Negligence solicitors can mean the difference between receiving compensation for your injuries and walking away empty-handed. An experienced medical negligence solicitor will be able to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your case and advise you on a course of action moving forward. A good first step in finding the right medical negligence solicitor is to get a free claim evaluation from a Medical Negligence solicitor.