Sunday, 28 December 2014

Medical Negligence

Have you ever been injured and it hasn't been your fault? I am in the process of taking legal action over a fall that occurred 7 weeks ago and even now, I still have pain and to be honest, the whole issue is quite complex and quite scary not to mention daunting. There are so many things you need to remember, write down, sign and agree too.

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This is where a team of solicitors who will have the more knowledge than you and the experience they have to guide you through all aspects of your claim, starting from gathering evidence and groundwork, through to contacting the guilty parties and negotiating settlements. One of the things people fear most is making the claim for compensation, particularly one for medical negligence, like a friend of mine who had surgery on her knee after falling whilst running.  She badly fractured her kneecap and needed surgery to correct it.  After the surgery she was still in a lot of pain, swollen knee which radiated down her leg and after a further exploratory operation and numerous x-rays, it was a gauze from the initial operation which had been left inside the knee, causing a major infection.  So after many conversations, Sarah did seek compensation because she was off work for a further 6 months and ended up having to have a lot of physiotherapy and two further operations. 

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Medical negligence claims, which are often known as clinical negligence claims, exist so that people, like my friend Sarah can cope with the financial loss and trauma that can arise from these situations.  We all know how important it is that medical professionals and their administrators uphold the standards of hygiene and care to the highest possible standards. and if they don't, it is only right that these issues arise.  You just have to work out what is best for you, what the best course of action is and if your solicitor tells you that you have enough to make that claim, then take their advice.  It certainly isn't any easy process and it is one that you have to be comfortable with.

I hope none of you have had to go down this road and if you have, I hope you have been successful in your fight.



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8 comments:

  1. Not at work but with my birth it was shocking now my child is disabled because of the NHS :(

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  2. Sorry to hear you were injured I hope you are well soon and you get the outcome you are after from your claim.
    Jen x
    Http://jenjbboutique.co.uk

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  3. I'm a trainee solicitor at a Specialist Personal Injury firm and clients are often amazed at how complicated getting compensation can be. Every client I've dealt with has deserved their compensation and has been genuinely injured. It's nothing like certain newspapers make out!

    Jessica
    www.thecrownwings.com

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  4. Most people can't be bothered to make a claim... it is taking too long time and it is too stressful. I wish system would change and be "good" to a little guy

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  5. Thankfully I've never been injured enough to have to go through such a process.

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  6. I've been tempted to claim about my sons birth. It was a nightmare that left me with some minor physical problems and a mental breakdown. Nice.

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  7. Most people don't even think they can make a claim.Its good you have written this post about it.

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  8. Feel bad to know that you got injured.. It is good that you have told about that in the post.. Liked it.

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