What is medical negligence?
Medical negligence (also called ‘clinical negligence’) is when a medical professional delivers a poor standard of care to a patient. This negligence could be through misdiagnosis, incorrect treatment, delayed treatment, or mistakes made during surgery.
The consequences of medical malpractice can impact a person’s entire life. It can cause long-term physical and emotional pain and have a detrimental effect on their standard of living and, in some cases, death. Medical negligence can lead to a person being unable to work or the loss of a family member or partner, which can mean financial hardship for themselves and/or their family.
Why claim compensation?
Compensation is there to help a person enjoy a standard of living as near to the one they had before medical negligence occurred as possible.
Very rarely, medical malpractice can sadly lead to death, and there is nothing more traumatic than knowing a loved one’s death could have been avoided. Our medical negligence lawyers understand that seeking justice by making a clinical negligence claim is deeply distressing, and we provide guidance and support throughout.
Claims for compensation can be brought against anybody who has a duty of care, including hospitals, doctors, dentists, and mental health professionals.