Everyone expects to be treated professionally by health care providers. However there are occasions when the level of care provided falls short of what is reasonable. If you believe that you have been injured as a result of medical negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
All health care workers owe a duty of care to their patients. Negligence occurs when that level of care falls short of the reasonable standard of care. Patients exposed to medical negligence may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Medical negligence claims generally arise from failures to warn, misdiagnoses or failures to diagnose and wrong medical treatment.
In order to prove a medical negligence claim, a claimant must show:
- That the level of care fell short of the reasonable standard of care. This will be assessed by other experts in the field.
- The injury must have been caused as a result of that failing of care.
- The health care provider could or should have foreseen that their actions could potentially cause harm.
Medical negligence claims can be very difficult to prove. For this reason, it is advisable to obtain the help of a lawyer to help file your claim. You will need to compile evidence to prove your claim, and an expert compensation lawyer will guide you through this process. Click here
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