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WHAT IS MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE?

  • Published: Friday May 20, 2022
  • Category: Default
  • Tags: mistakes, negligence,

When being treated by a member of staff from a medical body, they owe you a duty of care.  If the care that they provide to you is substandard/unreasonable, negligent treatment may have occurred.  A claim for medical negligence is two-fold and in addition to the Claimant having to prove that negligence occurred, we must also be able to prove that such negligence has caused injury/pain and suffering as a direct consequence of the treatment.

During medical procedures there are various factors and recognised risks that have to be considered.  Unfortunately, things can go wrong, and when something does go awry, it may not necessarily be deemed negligent in the legal sense.

A medical expert may be required during a clinical negligence investigation to provide a specialist opinion as to whether negligent treatment can be identified and whether the injury/pain & suffering is due to such negligence.  If a claim succeeds in medical negligence, the recompense is monetary compensation.

If you think that you or a family member may have suffered injury because of negligent medical or cosmetic treatment, and you would like to have a non-obligation chat with our friendly staff, then please contact Graystons by email enquiries@graystons.co.uk or by telephone 0151 645 0055. We may be able to investigate a claim for you on a No Win No Fee/Conditional Fee Agreement.