It pays to be conversant with what happens in Medical Negligence claims if you're ever likely to be pursuing an action. Below you'll find a guide to the claims process.
You have to demonstrate that:
If the facts are clear from the start, you might be able to see if funding is appropriate and to start an investigation into your case straight away.
Since there's likely to be legal expense, you'll need funding to set in train a claim for Medical Negligence. These are the available options:
We'll require copies of appropriate medical records, after which we'll get specialist medical expertise to check:
The expert's assessment enables us to gauge whether a claim for Medical Negligence can be advanced. We also need to account for the future position, along with how you are now and your prognosis.
Although we sometimes only need a single medical opinion, other cases might need several, especially with complicated medical conditions or particularly awkward claims.
As an example of a scenario needing more than 1 expert , think of an A&E department where treatment for an orthopaedic injury was negligent. Reports would be needed from both an expert in orthopaedics and an A&E consultant.
A Medical Negligence claim has 2 parts:
Assessed for both past and future, the Special Damages often form a significant portion of the total compensation, especially if they cover care for the future and loss of earnings.
If the case involves catastrophic injury, various future elements are accounted for, such as care, housing, occupational and other therapies, etc.
Please get in touch if you've any queries about Medical Negligence claims or how to make an NHS complaint.
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