If, as a result of negligent medical treatment, you have suffered injury and loss you may have a right to compensation.
Clinical negligence cases can be complex and it is important that your solicitor has specific experience in this field. You should seek legal advice quickly because there are strict timetables for making complaints and proceeding with legal action. We will advise whether or not, and before starting legal action, you should make a complaint in the first instance to the medical practitioner. There may be a general misunderstanding or a problem with communication which can then be resolved.
If this is not the case we may advise that you make a formal complaint. Again, time limits may be involved in this process. To complain about a hospital you should write in the first instance to the complaints manager. The Patient Advisor Liaison Service (PALS) can often assist you. Complaints about your GP should be made to the Practice Manager in the first instance.
In making a complaint it is useful if you express your concerns about the treatment or behaviour in as much detail as possible and explain what you want put right or that you require an apology for the way you have been treated.
If you have been injured as a result of negligent medical treatment, you may have a right to compensation. Clinical negligence claims are a highly specialist area so it is important that your solicitor has specific experience in this field.
For more information contact Sharon Parsons on 01326 318900, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your local office today.