Medical Negligence Compensation
Whilst in this country we generally have a high standard of medical care, mistakes do happen. Medical negligence, AKA clinical 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.
What Counts As Medical Negligence?
As you can imagine, medical negligence can take place in a number of ways, including:
- Injuries to mother or child during childbirth
- 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.
How Much Compensation For Clinical Negligence?
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 or medical expenses, travel expenses, loss of income, care costs, alterations to the patient’s 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.
How Do I Make a Claim for Medical Negligence?
In order to make a claim for compensation you should consult our medical negligence solicitors** for 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 this time will be barred unless you have good reason for the delay.
Accident Claims Leeds has experienced medical negligence solicitors to act on your behalf, as medical compensation cases can be lengthy and complex. Our clinical negligence solicitors** for Leeds will work on your case on a no win no fee* basis and therefore bringing 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.
Contact Our Medical Negligence Lawyers for Leeds
Call us on 01132 234 466^ You can also contact us online by completing our enquiry form.