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Medical Negligence Claims

Medical negligence, also known as clinical negligence, is when a person has been given care below the expected standard. If you have suffered an injury, illness or other adverse outcome due to healthcare professionals failing to give you the appropriate care, then you may have a claim for medical negligence.

What is medical negligence?

Medical negligence is a three-part test whereby a duty of professional care is owed to a patient and as a consequence of a breach of that duty, the patient suffers harm.

Medical negligence can happen in any sort of healthcare related institution whether it be publicly or privately whether you get your healthcare privately or through the NHS. It can relate to treatment from all types of healthcare professionals such as dentists, surgeons, a GP, a care home worker, a nurse, a physiotherapist or any medical professional who owes you a duty of care.

What is duty of care

All medical professionals must exercise reasonable skill when performing their duties in order to keep their patients safe from harm. Legally, this is known as a duty of care. A doctor breaches their duty of care if they do not meet acceptable care standards.

Should I claim for medical negligence?

Fortunately the standard of healthcare in the UK is usually high. However, people do not always have a positive outcome from medical treatment. Things can, and do, go wrong.

A claim for medical negligence is the next step when both a breach of the duty of care and avoidable harm takes place. Every case differs from the next, making it important to work with our team of medical negligence specialists who understand what you are going through and how to get you the compensation you deserve.

Making a medical negligence claim

At Scott Rees & Co we offer a personal approach to all of our clients and take the time to understand each individuals needs before offering them advice on the best course of action.

We have over 25 years of experience when it comes to claiming compensation for injuries caused by medical negligence and our medical negligence department are fully aware of the sensitive nature that most of these claims tend to carry and we promise our clients that we will provide support and listen to them before we offer the very best legal advice for their individual circumstances.

All of our solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis, which means that you will only pay for our service to you if your claim is successful, so there really is nothing to lose from making a claim.

If you are ready to talk to someone about your medical negligence claim on a confidential, free basis please call us now on 01695 712 435 or fill out our online claim form.

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