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Medical Malpractice Solicitors

Medical malpractice solicitors specialise in helping anyone who has been the victim of medical negligence claim the compensation they deserve. In today’s day and age, there is absolutely no reason for a patient to suffer unduly. As we all know, there are some treatments that will cause considerably discomfort – or outright pain – and there is little that can be done against this other than applying anaesthetics or putting the patient to sleep. However, these should only be used when absolutely necessary, and prescribing such a treatment to a patient who doesn’t need it is absolutely unacceptable. Similarly, a medical professional who fails to diagnose a condition within a reasonable amount of time can lead to immense pain and suffering – even death –for the patient in question, which again is not acceptable.

I’ve got a Claim, Where do I Start?

If you believe yourself to have been the victim of medical negligence, the best place to start is to contact a medical malpractice solicitor. There are two ways to find one, both of which are perfectly good:

  1. Firstly, you can use one of the big firms that advertise on television. These are particularly suitable if your finances are limited, as they work on a no-win no-fee basis and recover your legal costs from the defendant. Two of the biggest firms available include InjuryLawyers4U and National Accident Helpline.
  2. Second, you can contact your local social services office. They will be able to supply you with the contact information of local medical malpractice solicitors; this is a good solution if you prefer working with someone locally, who you can meet in person as often as is you feel necessary.

Regardless of which route you choose to go down, your medical malpractice solicitor will be able to tell you whether or not you have a solid enough base to stand on, as well as help you in building your case.

What Constitutes a Solid Base?

This is a very good question indeed. There is no straight definition of what constitutes a case and what does not, and as such it would be impossible to write an exhaustive list of criteria which you would need to fulfil in order to have a solid base for a medical malpractice solicitor to be able to claim compensation on your behalf. Generally speaking, you are entitled to compensation if you have, due to the negligence of incompetence of your doctor, suffered unduly. This will include if you receive:

  • incorrect treatment;
  • no treatment at all;
  • a wrong diagnosis;
  • no, or lacking, information regarding the risks associated with a treatment;
  • injury during treatment;
  • incorrect information;

These are some of the most common grounds upon which a solid case can be built by a medical malpractice solicitor; however it is by no means exhaustive. As mentioned above, the best way to find out whether you may be entitled to compensation is to contact a medical malpractice solicitor, and these will in the majority of cases be happy to provide this information free of charge.