Compensation Claims Guide: What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice or also known as medical negligence is a failure to treat the patient according to standard care. This can cause the patient a serious injury and a permanent life-changing experience that can get worse for the long run. Moreover, there’s a lot of ways that a medical negligence can happen, it includes wrong diagnosis, incorrect treatment, or surgical malpractice.
Compensation claims can be a bit complicated, but there are lots of professional solicitors who can help you get what you deserve against those negligent healthcare providers.
Compensation Guide #1: How Can You Make A Claim?
After finding a law firm who will handle your case, they’ll review what happened to you and they will decide if the claim has the chance to succeed. After that, the law firm will submit your case in one of their solicitors. The professional solicitors should present to you their professional services packages for your case and would advise you what option will be the best for your case.
After choosing the funding option, a solicitor will now ask you several questions about the medical negligence you’ve experienced. They will ask you to provide the following important details and solid evidence such as medical records, laboratory results, doctor’s diagnosis, medical certificates, and/or additional symptoms that you feel after getting the wrong treatment you received.
Compensation Guide #2: How Much Can You Claim?
There are types of compensation claim you can get from medical negligence, but every claim will vary depending on the following:
- Type and severity level of the injury and illness
- Possible impact on daily life
- Possible impact on current and future employment
- Solicitor will study the case if how much compensation you should receive. They’ll look at several different scenarios such as loss of income and additional expenses you’ve experienced due to the medical negligence.
And it includes the following:
- Expenses for receipts such as travel expense, additional medical appointments, medical equipment and extra things you’ve bought to help you in your daily life due to the malpractice you’ve experienced.
- Income that was lost due to injury/illness that you’ve experienced because of the healthcare provider’s negligence.
- The additional cost of any surgeries and/or medical procedures you needed after you’ve experienced medical malpractice.
- The cost of nursing care
- And possible future income loss if the injury or condition doesn’t allow you to return in your normal life.
You may also receive additional compensation claim for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced due to the injury or illness. And the claim you’ll get will vary depending on the type of injury or illness you’ve suffered.
Compensation Guide #3: Do You Need to Go to the Court?
Usually, a client doesn’t require to go to the court, the solicitor will handle everything about your case and other stuff. But sometimes, a client should need to go to the court if the medical negligence case is complex and tough. Nevertheless, clients who need to present themselves are usually surprised because the court atmosphere is usually relaxed than they expected.