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What is medical 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.

scene showing surgery taking place with a team doctors

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 an injury because of negligent medical or cosmetic treatment, and you would like to have a no-obligation chat with our friendly staff, then please contact Graystons via our contact form or call us direct on 0151 645 0055. We may be able to investigate a claim for you on a No Win No Fee/Conditional Fee Agreement.

We hope you found this post helpful.


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