Steps To Take After Experiencing Medical Negligence
August 2, 2019
When you’re experiencing medical negligence, it comes in many different forms. But the bottom line is that you have suffered either physical or mental illness or harm during the course of medical treatment, as the direct result of healthcare professionals working below the expected standard.
The Medical Negligence Experts are professionally trained in getting you the compensation you deserve. After experiencing medical negligence during your medical care, here are the steps to take.
Prepare Your Information
Judicious note taking and dating of your medical negligence experience speaks volumes for your case. It’s important because it’s still fresh in your mind. Accordingly, such notes deliver crucial pieces of information for your benefit.
For instance, when illness or injury symptoms start, jot down:
- How you felt during a certain time, and;
- How the medical professional made you feel.
There will also be official medical records regarding your treatment. However, it’s also important to keep your own documentation to present to your solicitor in regards to your personal experience.
Like a good diary, it’s a great way to chronicle what you endure. As a result, you’ll be in a better position to speak for your case, both:
- initially (such as to an advisor regarding the nature and details of your claim), or;
- in the long term (before a court or during negotiations).
Speak to an Advisor After Experiencing Medical Negligence
So, you are eligible to make a claim, and you can chronicle experiencing medical negligence first-hand.
The next important step is to speak to a trained advisor with The Medical Negligence Experts. They’ll give you an instant answer as to whether you can make a valid claim. You have the following options to contact a member of the team:
- Via phone;
- Contact form;
- Live chat.
Even after speaking with an advisor, there is no obligation to go ahead. It’s a good idea to get advice from the professional in the first instance. Then, you’re in a better position to decide how you’d like to proceed. Advisors are on hand 24/7 to speak with you regarding your claim.
What you can claim for medical negligence
- Costs to adapt your home to your new condition;
- Loss of earnings or other financial loss;
- Any new equipment you need;
- Payments for continuous medical treatment;
Time limit considerations
By law, you need to start your legal claim:
- within 3 years from when the incident happens or;
- when you first realise you suffer an injury from the negligence.
Should you wish to proceed against medical experts with a no win no fee agreement, here is what you can expect.
Capable legal advisor when you’ve suffered an injury
A capable legal advisor will assess your case in detail and determine the claim’s worth. You’ll then get a connection with a solicitor that suits your needs. Someone who can then discuss with you the finer details and your experience of neglect.
- Once all evidence is gathered by your solicitor, they will contact the negligent partner and inform them of the proceedings.
- Your solicitor’s negotiation will either result in a successful compensation amount, or a loss of the claim, in which case you will not need to pay any fee for the work carried out by your solicitor, under The Medical Negligence Experts’ No Win No Fee policy.
Make a complaint
You also have the option of making an official complaint to the relevant medical party who commits the negligence. This process is not the same as making an official claim through a solicitor. But it can help if you:
- want to make your medical negligence case known;
- hope to gain acknowledgement that such medical malpractice must be brought to an end;
- to ensure that the medical body acknowledges clinical negligent treatment;
- an endeavour that no other patient experiences the same neglect.
Institutions such as the NHS have official complaints procedures which you can use. Moreover, financial compensation is not available with a complaint. But you can still retain the legal advice and services of a competent medical negligence solicitor.