- Medical negligence (also referred to as clinical negligence) is a term used to describe the substandard treatment by medical practitioners towards their patients.
- Case studies have shown that has been an increasing trend in the amount of medical malpractice that has occurred, both the NHS and privately.
Claiming for Medical Negligence
There are many ways to address complaints about medical treatment you have received, such as going through the NHS complaints procedure or contacting the Health Service Commissioner.
In some cases the outcome following a complaint is unsatisfactory or the affected patient will require some form of financial compensation to help them on their road to recovery; this is where we can help.
In order to successfully claim for medical negligence, it must be shown that the medical practitioner breached their duty of care, and that due to the breach the patient suffered injury or had an existing injury made worse.
The general principle is that the actions of your medical practitioner should have matched or exceeded those expected of a competent member of their profession. Although it may sound simple, breach of duty is often difficult to prove in medical negligence cases and it is therefore best to seek the advice of a solicitor with specialist experience in handling these sorts of cases.