In most cases, when we visit a hospital or healthcare provider in the UK, we receive the very highest possible standard of care. Unfortunately, however, there are some instances where this isn’t the case. If you have suffered injury or illness as a result of poor quality and negligent medical care or treatment, then you should be able to claim medical negligence compensation to cover your losses.
There are time limits when submitting any personal injury compensation claim, and this includes when making a claim for medical negligence, which is also referred to as clinical negligence. Typically, you have a period of three years from the date of the incident, or from the date that you discover you have suffered an injury or illness due to negligence. Your case must be submitted within this time period, and there are very few exceptions to this rule, which means that you could miss out if you do not submit your claim quickly enough.
Not all instances of misdiagnosis are considered negligent diagnoses. The court will have to determine whether the doctor or provider made a reasonable assessment, and came to a reasonable diagnosis, considering the facts and other factors concerning your case. If it can be shown that another doctor, considered to be of an adequate professional standard, would have come to the same conclusion, then you may not be able to claim.
Misdiagnoses aren’t the only potential problem for patients, however. Being given incorrect treatment, being prescribed medication that you are allergic to, or completing medical work that is shown to fall below reasonable standards can all lead to serious medical problems, including injuries and illnesses, and if this has happened to you, then compensation could be the only way to ensure that you do not lose out as a result of mistakes made by your doctor or other professional.
Nobody likes to think of doctors and healthcare providers as making mistakes, but they are only human, no matter how highly we regard them. If your doctor has made a mistake, and you have suffered loss as a result, then you may be able to claim compensation for their negligence.
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