A medical error can have major consequences for your personal life. Unfortunately, doctors do sometimes make errors during medical procedures. If the mistake can be attributed to the doctor, you are entitled, as a patient, to compensation from the doctor or hospital involved. The doctor will often be covered by insurance, and the insurer will pay the compensation.Make appointment
Proving liability after a medical procedure is often a complicated process and can sometimes take years. There is a difference between a complication and a medical error, and in deciding which applies, the question whether the doctor acted properly or not needs to be answered. A medical error is deemed to have been made when harm to health would not have occurred, or would have been less, under the same circumstances with the same type of doctor. A complication is not necessarily a medical error. A patient may have an allergy to a certain medicine for example, without this having been known beforehand, or a wound may become infected despite the precautions taken. In most cases, the other party will indicate that there is a complication.
We can help you to recover damages in the event of a medical error. We will hold an initial consultation to discuss your situation and what it is that you are looking for. We will also request your medical file so that we can accurately assess your chances of success. If necessary, we will submit your file to an independent medical advisor who will use their expertise to assess whether mistakes were made during treatment. If the report reveals a medical error, we can hold the healthcare provider liable on your behalf.
If the healthcare provider acknowledges that a medical error occurred, it will pay the costs of the medical examination, the costs of our services and a compensation payment. As personal injury lawyers, we can also go to court on your behalf to assert your rights.