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Medical Negligence Explained

MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE Explained What is Medical Negligence? Medical negligence takes place where the treatment given by a health care provider falls below an acceptable standard. Most cases of medical negligence result in prolonged suffering, serious injury or in severe cases, death. Top 10 Most Popular Medical Negligence Claims Medical negligence is more common than many people may fact. 10,129 The top 10 most popular claims are: 1. Surgery 01. 02. 2. Obstetrics & Gynaecology .claims for medical negligence were received by the NHS Litigation Authority in 2012/13. 3. Medicine AE 4. Accident & Emergency 03. 04. 5. Mental Health 6. Anaesthesia 7. Radiology 05. 06. 8. Pathology How much compensation can you expect to receive? 9. Ambulance 10. Paramedic. The amount of compensation you receive will not be 07. 08. certain until all the details of the case are revised and an appropriate amount has been negotiated. It depends entirely on the severity of the incident and what lasting 09. 10. damage or suffering was caused. EXAMPLES OF MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE PAY-OUTS Each settlement for medical negligence compensation will vary, depending on its severity. However, examples of settlements are: A punctured neighbouring organ during surgery £200k A medical tool left behind in £125k body after surgery Cerebral Palsy caused by birth injury £6m Dental Negligence causing £23k loss of teeth Amputation caused by delayed treatment £800k How long is the claims process? The average medical negligence claims are settled in 1.25 years WHY SHOULD YOU MAKE A CLAIM? In the unfortunate event that you are affected by medical negligence it is important to seek medical advice as quickly as possible as there is a three year limit in place for making such complaints. Making a claim for medical negligence not only ensures that you are compensated for your suffering, but also allows the hospital to recognise their mistake and prevent it from happening to anyone else. ASONS Not your traditional law finm. SOLICITORS Asons Solicitors is a Bolton-based law practice that specialises in medical negligence and industrial disease claims. Asons Solicitors has developed to become a young and dynamic law firm that delivers practical solutions to clients in times of difficulty. Source 20claims%20information%202012-13.pdf

Medical Negligence Explained

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In 2012/13 the NHS litigation authority received 10,129 claims in regards to clinical negligence; and this number is set to rise. The technical standard of UK medical care is generally operated withi...


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