Medical Negligence Compensation
Whilst in this country we generally have a high standard of medical care, mistakes do happen. Medical negligence is any breach in the standard of care given to a patient by their doctor, dentist, nurse or other medical professional that results in the injury of a patient.
Medical Negligence Claims Leeds
As you can imagine, medical negligence can take place in a number of ways including:
• Injuries to mother or child during child birth
• Dental injuries
• Surgical errors
• Incorrect or inappropriate medical treatment
Medical negligence injuries are important matters because the result can be serious, if not fatal. Therefore, medical professionals have a duty of care towards the health and safety of their patients and any breach of that duty could result in a compensation claim.
The amount of compensation will of course vary depending on the seriousness of the injury sustained. It could be a substantial amount and will include compensation for the negligence (the pain and suffering) and compensation for future treatment / medical expenses, travel expenses, loss of income, care costs, alterations to the patients home and so on. This compensation will usually be paid out by the medical professional’s establishment’s (e.g. the hospital’s) insurance company.
Make a Claim for Medical Negligence
In order to make a claim for compensation you should consult a medical negligence solicitor** in Leeds within three years of you sustaining the injury and in the case of a child, within three years of their 18th birthday. Any claims brought outside of this time will be barred unless you have good reason for the delay.
You should always use an experienced medical negligence solicitor** to act on your behalf as medical negligence cases can be lengthy and complex. Medical negligence solicitors** Leeds will work on your case on a no win no fee* basis and therefore brining a claim will cost you nothing. If you are successful under a no win no fee* claim, you will still receive all of your compensation, whilst your legal fees will be paid by the negligent party’s insurance company.
Medical Negligence Injury Lawyers Leeds
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