About Medical Negligence

Medical Negligence is a term used to describe substandard treatment of a patient by medical practitioners.

Similar terms used to describe the same thing are clinical negligence and medical malpractice.

Medical negligence can result in serious injury or death and is a serious matter. We help and support our clients in making a claim against medical malpractice by putting them in touch with solicitors who specialise in dealing with claims pertaining to medical negligence, because we know exactly how serious it can be.

In order for a successful claim against medical negligence to be made the following 4 things must have taken place.

  1. A duty was owed: This means that a legal duty to care for a patient existed when a hospital (or other health care provider) undertook care or treatment of a patient.
  2. A duty was breached: the doctor (or other health care provider) did not adhere to the relevant standard of care.
  3. The breach caused an injury: The breach of duty must be the direct cause of the injury.
  4. Damage: If no damage is incurred then there is no case for a claim. The damage can be monetary, physical or emotional. 

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