Medical negligence, or medical malpractice as it may be known, is where a patient has been caused undue suffering by a medical professional who has performed their duties below a reasonable and accepted level of care. Its occurrence is still thankfully quite rare, but where negligence is apparent the consequences are naturally devastating.
When we visit a medical professional we’re entrusting our most vital asset into their hands – our health. In most instances medical professionals are consummately aware of this pressing responsibility but they aren’t above reproach, and in a certain amount of cases they can behave negligently.
If this has happened to you or a member of your family you will have felt a distinct sense of trauma and you may well wish to make the people responsible accountable. You may feel a sense of duty that the bad medical practice you have been subject to doesn’t happen to anyone else and you may also feel that you are more than entitled to some form of recompense.
This can be the beginning of a potential claim. Firstly you’ll need to track down an honest and accredited solicitor’s practice which can give you the advice and guidance you need in a profession where you are once again outside of your comfort zone. Sites like that of Express Solicitors provide an excellent outline of the legal process in three succinct steps from investigation, to making a claim and then litigation (if necessary).
Claims can come from many areas such as misdiagnosis, mistakes during surgery, clinical negligence, late diagnosis and a host of other areas of medicine.
Seeking advice from a firm like Express Solicitors is the first easy step on the ladder to justice and choosing the right firm will allow you great peace of mind in the sense that you will be tactfully guided through a minefield of jargon and procedure associated with any form of litigation.