What is a Medical Negligence Claim?

What is Medical Negligence?

In general, medical negligence is classified as medical treatment which falls below the expected standard and where this substandard care results in any injury, makes an existing condition worse or causes death.

The expected standards of care are based on what a reasonable doctor with the requisite knowledge and skills would or would not do. 

Put simply, in order to demonstrate that there was medical negligence you need to prove: 

  1. That the medical professional failed in their duty to you; and 
  2. That this failure caused you harm/injury. 

What is a Medical Negligence Claim?

A medical negligence claim is a type of personal injury claim where a case is brought against the negligent medical professional and/or Hospital by the injured party or a family member of the injured party. 

What are the Different Types of Medical Negligence Claims?

There are many types of medical negligence claims. Put simply, all injuries (including death) and worsened conditions caused by the negligent action or inaction of a medical professional or Hospital across all specialities and departments are compensatable. No type of medical treatment is exempt from being the subject of a medical negligence claim. Laura advises and represents clients in all areas of medical negligence. 

If you or a family member have suffered a serious injury which you believe was as a result of negligent medical treatment, you may be entitled to bring a medical negligence claim. 

To speak with an experienced medical negligence solicitor who will listen with the utmost empathy, please contact Laura today.