Sometimes accidents can happen when medical treatment is given. Often, the accident was unavoidable and is under medical law, not a case of clinical negligence. However, if you are injured as a direct result of a medical procedure, or were not given the treatment you needed, you could use a medical lawsuit to make a claim for compensation.
A medical lawsuit will require that you prove, with supporting evidence, that your injury or suffering is a direct result of the treatment you were given or as a direct result of the treatment that was withheld from you. The medical lawsuit will be heard by a court - but most medical lawsuits never make it into a courtroom as they are usually settled out of court.
You must use a qualified medical solicitor that has expertise in the specialised areas of the law that clinical negligence cases use. Your medical lawsuit will have more of a chance of success if you use one of these solicitors. Never bring a medical lawsuit alone as these cases have little chance of success.
The medical lawsuit you bring can also be complex and may take a long time to complete. A medical lawsuit can also be very expensive. You may, though, be able to get help with these costs via the legal aid scheme. Your medical solicitor is your partner in the lawsuit you are bringing, and they will be able to advise you about every aspect of your case and represent you at every stage.
If you would like to obtain legal advice about medical lawsuits, Contact Law can put you in touch with a local specialist medical solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local medically trained solicitors please call us on 0800 1777 162 or complete the web-form above.
- Last Updated on 10/01/2013