When you seek medical help for an injury or illness, you expect to get standard treatment and care from medical professionals. Given the high standard of treatment in the UK, you will, in a majority of cases, receive standard treatment. However, in a minority of cases, the treatment you receive may fall below the benchmark for the industry. Unfortunately, medical mistakes often result in devastating consequences, such as lifelong injury and even death.
The General Medical Council requires that all doctors inform their patients (or their guardians) when mistakes may have occurred. You have the right to get an explanation about what has happened. If you or your loved ones have suffered as a result of mistakes or negligence on the part of a medical professional, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation for the losses you have suffered.
However, winning a medical negligence claim is easier said than done. It usually requires you to prove two things:
1. You have been a victim of serious medical errors or negligence
2. The losses you suffered are direct consequences of the substandard treatment you have received
In order to prove these facts, you may need to get a second opinion from another medical expert, saying that the treatment you received was not at par with the industry standard. Remember, it isn’t easy to get such a statement from a doctor or medical professional. With our extensive network, we can arrange this for you. We have a team of legal advisors who offer the first consultation completely free of charge. Contact us to know what you are entitled to and how you can file a medical negligence claim.