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Increase of Medical Negligence Claims

A medical negligence claim may arise where an injury is suffered as a direct result of medical mistreatment or lack of care. Unfortunately, a variety of mistakes can be made during general surgery which may lead to a negligence claim.

In order to bring a successful medical negligence claim, you must prove the negligence was on the part of a medical professional who had a duty of care towards you at the time of the treatment. Claiming compensation for medical negligence can be for the most basic of errors.

Medical negligence claims have been highlighted by the media recently, where swabs, instruments and/or stitches were left behind during surgical procedures. The compensation awarded will depend on the severity of the injury sustained and how those injuries affect the quality of the patients life.

The time limit for a medical negligence claim is two years from the date of the injury or the date you became aware there was a link between the injury and the treatment causing the injury. In this regard, time is of the essence. If you are in any doubt you suffered an injury or subsequent loss due to medical negligence you should contact us immediately to discuss your concerns directly with a Solicitor.





Published On: February 5, 2016

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