WHAT IS MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE?
Due to their extensive training and strict regulation, when people visit a medical practitioner they have extremely high expectation regarding the service they receive. This is especially important when the service in question affects the health and wellbeing of the patient, which is usually the case.
- 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.