What is Medical Negligence?

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Medical negligence (often referred to as Clinical Negligence) can arise where a medical professional either fails to provide appropriate medical treatment (for example failing to notice symptoms or delayed diagnosis), or provides negligent medical treatment.

To be successful in a claim you must prove that the standard of care received was unacceptable by the usual standards of the medical profession. A simple mistake does not amount to negligence. To be successful in a claim for compensation you must prove that the professional has acted or failed to act to such an extent that no other competent medical professional presented with the same facts would have taken the action he or she took (or failed to take). It is a complex area of law and one that you should receive expert legal advice on. That is why The Medical Negligence Solicitors will offer you completely free initial advice to see whether you might be able to make a claim.

Examples of medical negligence can include:

Who Can Be Negligent?

Anyone who provides medical treatment or advice can commit medical negligence including General Practitioners, Nurses, Consultants and Surgeons. If you believe you have been the victim of medical negligence, early advice from expert solicitors is necessary so that your solicitor can investigate the potential claim while the evidence is still readily available.

Contact The Medical Negligence Solicitors

If you believe you have been the victim of medical negligence please call us on 0808 178 6921 for a no cost, no obligation opinion or complete the online enquiry form below.

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