(Newswire.net — April 28, 2016) — There have been some really shocking stories about medical negligence reported in the media. For example there was the terrible case of a 48 year old testicular cancer patient from Salisbury who had the wrong testicle removed in surgery. A similar thing happened in 2010 at West Suffolk Hospital. As you can imagine, that is probably the most nightmarish scenario that any man could go through, especially after already having had to deal with the horror of being informed that they have cancer in the first place.
The worst thing about botched medical procedures is that they instil fear in everyone about the safety (or lack thereof) in trusting our medical professionals to do their jobs properly. At the most basic level, we should at least be able to expect that our doctors will know the difference between a cancerous testicle and a healthy one. It’s also worth mentioning the £10.8 million compensation awarded to 11 year old Milly Evans for injuries she sustained due to the medical negligence of Lincoln County Hospital.
It’s not only botched operations that come under the umbrella of medical negligence and malpractice, either. For example, there are also situations where medical personnel fail to adequately protect the confidentiality of patients, and other things like that. In fact anything that a healthcare provider does which causes injuries to you in any way (not only physical, but also mental, social, or financial injury), is potentially grounds for you to take legal action against them.
Every healthcare provider has a duty to ensure the proper care of patients, and they must do this without any bias or inappropriate conduct. As a patient, you should be able to avail yourself of healthcare services without fear of being harmed. Whatever treatment you receive should be provided in the context of helping you to live the best life that you possibly can.
If you believe you have been a victim or medical negligence or malpractice, the first thing you should do is consult specialist Medical Negligence solicitors who can advise you on whether you have adequate grounds to seek compensation, and can assist you in doing so. These lawyers understand the complex issues of law that are involved in such cases, and they will do everything possible to help you get fairly compensated for the harm which has been done to you.
While it is unlikely that you’d receive anything close to the money awarded to Milly Evans, you won’t know for sure until you try. Don’t be put off by thoughts that you may not succeed, because that’s really something you should leave up to the solicitor to decide. Visit the Solicitors Guru website to find a clinical and medical expert who can help you to get a fair compensation.
People who work in the courts are also people who sometimes get sick and sometimes need to rely on medical services themselves. So naturally they, like everyone else, want to be sure that doctors don’t get away with wrong-doing. This actually means there is a strong likelihood that you will be compensated if the health service has genuinely been negligent or careless.