Medical Negligence Compensation

Obtaining medical negligence compensation can be critical to the healing process of someone injured through an act deemed as medical negligence. Medical negligence compensation can be claimed whenever a person is injured because a medical professional deviates from the standards set in place pertaining to their profession.

This can include a failure to provide a competent degree of skill when providing medical care to a patient. You are eligible to receive compensation for your injuries if you have been injured because of bad medical treatment.

What Do I Need to Lodge My Claim for Medical Negligence?

You will need to establish a breach of duty by the healthcare professional attending to you or providing you with medical supplies in order to lodge a medical negligence compensation claim. A breach of duty means that the medical professional attending to you acted in a manner that was unprofessional and far below what can be expected from someone with their level of responsibility.

You will also be required to prove that your injuries are the result of the negligent behaviour of the party responsible. This does not include possible and expected risks that are parts of your normal procedure including reasonable mistakes that doctors can sometimes make during intensive medical treatments. You will need to prove that your incident is far beyond any reasonable mistake a competent doctor could be capable of making. A claim specialist can compile this information for you and this is a great way to ensure that you have the most thorough and robust evidence available to support your claim.

What if I am Unsure About The Cause of My Claim?

Consider pursuing a formal complaint while you are lodging your medical negligence claim if you are unsure if it was unprofessional behaviour that caused your injury. This will start an internal investigation into the incident which in many instances can reveal negligent behaviour that only trained medical professionals can recognise.

How Long Do I Have to Lodge My Medical Negligence Compensation Claim

You only have three years from the date of your injury to lodge your medical negligence compensation claim. Waiting this long is not advised as valuable evidence can be lost in this time. The smartest move is to lodge your claim immediately while all the relevant evidence is still available to support your claim.

Types of Medical Negligence

There are many types of medical negligence injuries sustained in Scotland every year and below are the most common injuries resulting from unprofessional medical behaviour.

  • Prescription error
  • Accident and Emergency (A&E)
  • Misdiagnosis
  • GP negligence
  • Birth injuries to children
  • Birth injuries to mothers
  • Bed or pressure sores
  • Surgical errors
  • Blood clots
  • Hospital neglect
  • Orthopaedic negligence
  • Cosmetic and plastic surgery

How Claim Solutions Scotland Ltd can Help You to Achieve Your Compensation Goals

Claim Solutions Scotland Ltd will connect you with a solicitor who can guide you through every step of the claims process from gathering evidence to lodge your claim to negotiating with insurers to make sure you are treated fairly. We understand how important compensation is to an injured individual and we are dedicated to helping you receive compensation for your medical negligence injuries. Contact us today to start the claim process.

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