Medical Negligence Claims
Medical negligence can manifest in various forms, including:
- Indicated Treatment: Whether the treatment administered was appropriate for the patient’s condition.
- Advice Provision: The quality of advice given regarding medical treatment and associated risks.
- Treatment Administration: The actual provision of medical treatment.
- Post-Treatment Care: The care provided after the medical treatment.
Potential defendants in a medical negligence claim encompass general practitioners, surgeons, specialized doctors, public and private hospitals, dentists, as well as allied health professionals like physiotherapists and chiropractors.
Given the intricate nature of medical procedures, not all cases of unexpected outcomes signify negligence. It is crucial to gather evidence establishing that the treatment lacked due skill, care, and attention, deviating from competent professional practice at the time.
Who are Eligible for Medical Negligence Claims
If you or a dependent has suffered injury, illness, or loss due to the negligence of a medical practitioner, hospital, or healthcare provider, you may be eligible for compensation through a medical negligence claim.
Seeking legal advice promptly is essential, and at Doconade Lawyers, we offer initial guidance free of charge, assisting you through the claims process if further investigation is warranted.
Time Limits for Claims
Typically, there’s a three-year window to file a claim for injuries resulting from negligent medical treatment. Seeking legal advice well before this deadline is crucial to prevent the claim from becoming statute-barred. Extensions may be possible in limited circumstances.
For cases involving minors, the three-year limit begins when the child turns 18, allowing them until age 21 to file a claim. However, early investigation remains vital to preserve evidence and notify the negligent party within six years of the incident.
Doconade Lawyers Can Help
At Doconade, our lawyers specialize in compensation claims. Get a free, no-obligation initial interview to assess your situation and discuss the likelihood of a successful claim. Our free, no-obligation 30-minute meeting ensures you understand the compensation process, and if you want to go forward.