Victim of Clinical Negligence? 5 simple steps to follow?

Healthcare Law
Healthcare Law

Medical professionals are people that we trust and on the whole the vast majority of health professinals are just that, professional. They look after our health and advise us on what we can do to stay free of illness. However, occasionaly accidents do happen, unfortunately, when accidents happen in a medical capacity, the effects can be worse than in other domains.

If you’ve suffered from medical negligence, then not only do you suffer physical injury, you can also have to deal with extra financial costs related to the injury, such as specialist medical equipment or having to retire from your job. However, there are five simple steps that you can take to ensure that you get through this difficult time.

1. Don’t feel guilty about making a claim
Because medical professionals are so respected, it can make you feel strange, or even guilty, about pursuing a claim them if they’ve made a mistake while doing their job. However, if you’ve suffered an injury because of someone’s medical negligence, than it’s important that you don’t suffer financially too. Don’t feel guilty about making a medical negligence claim, the compensation you could receive from making a claim is not ‘free money’, it’s money that you need to help you get back to a financial position you were before your accident.

2. Contact experts
If you want to find out whether you might have a case for medical negligence, then the easiest way to do this is to contact clinical negligence solicitors. These types of solicitors are specialists when it comes to dealing with medical negligence claims and they can help you quickly and conveniently find out whether your claim is worth following up.

3. Fill out and return the form
After you’ve contacted clinical negligence specialists, you will be sent a form with various sections for you to fill out. It is important that you fill out each section as directed on the sheet. Failure to do so can make it difficult for solicitors to ascertain whether you have a claim. You should be thorough when filling out the form but also try to be brief.

4. Prove that you’ve suffered medical negligence
As part of a medical negligence claim, you will need to prove that you suffered an injury as a direct result of the actions of a medical professional. Strong indicators of medical negligence are that a condition started or was worsened by a recent visit to the doctors. It can help if you’ve kept a diary in the aftermath of suffering your injury, detailing things like symptoms and anything it has stopped you from doing, such as work.

5. Relax
If you’ve suffered an injury because of medical negligence, the worst thing you can do is to get stressed over it. If you’ve followed the above steps, then the case should be in the hands of your solicitors and they should take care of everything.