Medical negligence claims are claims that are lodged against hospital staff that failed to do what they are supposed to do to make sure that you’re in perfect health. On the flipside medical negligence is when a hospital staff member failed to do something he is legally obliged to do. Regardless of whether it was an act or omission that led to harm there must definitely have been damage or injury.
There are different forms of damage that can lead to various medical negligence claims. There are claims that emanate from unclean hospital conditions. Such unhealthy hospital conditions can lead to illnesses or the worsening of illnesses. So when you are in hospital and such a thing happens you have a right to be compensated for any losses that may have emerged from such negligence.
The other type is the birth injury claim. This is available to families or mothers that gave birth and complications arose because of a doctor or nurse’s negligence or harmful actions. When a baby is born injured because the caesarean section was improperly carried out it is very possible to get compensation. The same thing applies if the mother’s uterus was damaged during birth.
Another category is that of unsuccessful operations. When an operation is done wrongly a patient has the right to claim money if at all he can’t work anymore. It is also possible that a doctor will create a complication where none existed at all. When damage; injury or loss is a direct result of that then a patient can get recompensed.
But knowing that you have a claim is half the job done. What you must then do is look for a lawyer specialising in such claims. Be sure to get one of the best because there are enough technicalities involved to get you depressed for years before you get recompensed. During litigation your lawyer will have to prove a few things. One such this is a direct link between the hospitals actions and the damage that followed. You must also prove that the hospital staff had a legal duty to act accordingly and also that they breached such a legal duty. All things being equal you must succeed.
Compensation is categorised. You will have the option of being compensated for economic loss such as hospital expenses or income if you can’t work anymore. There is also compensation for non-economic losses whereby you are reimbursed for the emotional stress and pain that you had to endure.
Medical negligence claims can be filed against any staff member of a hospital with whom you were in contact with. Effectively this means you can lodge a claim against: the doctor; a nurse; an aesthetician or even a general claim lodged against the hospital itself.
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