When you receive medical attention from a healthcare professional, you are owed a duty of care. Although most professionals uphold this duty, there are unfortunately a number of instances in which the standard of care puts the patient at risk. Should the treatment you receive fail to meet the expected level of care or compromise your safety, it is considered negligent, and you may have the grounds upon which to claim compensation.
Regardless of the type or severity of the injury caused, a claim of this nature can be brought against a healthcare professional such as a GP, dentist or surgeon; or against a medical institution such as an NHS hospital or private practice.
Due to the time-sensitive nature of clinical negligence claims, it’s essential to seek legal advice and start the process as soon as possible.