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Negligent Treatment Claim

What else you might like to know about Negligent Treatment Claim

When a health professional does not meet their duty of care, an experienced legal expert is well placed to help you pursue compensation for the damage caused. Here is some basic advice to inform your choice of legal service provider.

What is negligent treatment?

Negligent treatment occurs when the standard of medical treatment you receive falls below the standard you would expect to receive. This could include a medical professional making an error in surgery or not giving you the correct treatment. Your existing injury could be made worse or a new injury caused. It is important that you seek expert advice from a legal service provider quickly due to the time limits involved.

Who do I make a claim against for negligent treatment?

All medical professionals have a duty of care to their patients and this applies to doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, carers and many others. If your healthcare provider did not give you the standard of care you would expect and this caused you to suffer further injury, you are entitled to bring a no win no fee claim for compensation.

When can I make a negligent treatment claim?

A negligent treatment claim must usually be made within 3 years of the date you first knew, or should have known, that you have suffered an injury due to the negligent treatment. The rules are slightly different for children and those that lack capacity. A legal service provider will be able to advise you on the time limits that apply.

Can I claim on someone else's behalf?

Yes. You can claim on behalf of your child or someone who does not have the mental capacity to bring a claim themselves. You can also bring a claim for negligent treatment that resulted in the death of a family member.

How can I choose the best legal service provider?

It is important to choose a legal service provider that has the expertise to deal with a negligent treatment claim on your behalf. You can find out more about the legal service providers suited to your case by reading their company biographies direct from the comparison table.


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