Clinicians, GP’s, hospitals and medical specialists owe a duty of care to their patients. Whilst you may be going to see them because you are not well, unfortunately they may fail you in some way. This failure may then cause you problems which otherwise would not have happened.
Examples of medical negligence include failing to examine a patient competently, failing to or late diagnosis of a condition, failing to refer on or admit to hospital when necessary, failing to give competent advice or prescribe any or the correct medicine and even failing to carry out surgery properly.
If there has been a breach of the duty owed to you, i.e. the medical staff have not complied with proper standards of care, then you may be entitled to make a claim for any injury or loss suffered as a result.
Whether you were a private or NHS patient, your care provider has a responsibility to ensure you are treated in a competent, efficient, and caring way. Failure to do so can cause serious problems for the patients they treat. By actively pursuing medical negligence claims, patients can be recompensed for the suffering they endured or in serious cases be awarded compensation to meet medical expenses that have arisen as a result of a care provider’s negligence.
If you have been treated within the UK, and feel you might be due compensation for a claim against a health care provider who neglected their duty of care towards you, contact Whitestone Solicitors today.