There are many of us who have been a victim of wrongful medical treatment at some point or the other. There are times when the aftereffects of these are severe and even life threatening. If you have been to a doctor, a medical practitioner or even a hospital or a medical facility that has provided erroneous treatments and medications you are eligible for medical claims.
There are laws and statutes that provide full protection to the victims of medical injury in different ways. And to take your case further there are legal professionals that have the expertise in this area of law who can guide and assist you accordingly apart from providing legal representation in court.
Medical Injury Claims
It is important for you to know and be aware of the circumstances and instances where you are liable to sue the medical staff and fraternity for negligence and malpractices. Instances have been found when a doctor has provided wrongful disease prognosis followed by wrong treatments and medications.
There are severe effects that are often faced by patients as a result of medicines and treatments that are administered and are actually not required. In the same way there are similar errors seen in the sphere of operations and surgical procedures as well.
Doctors and medical staff have often left many articles within a patient’s body after an operation or a surgery has been administered. These are items from cotton wool and gauge to even items such as surgical knives and scissors as well. There have been other items that were found inside the body of patients at various instances of medical history.
Operative or surgical errors have also been seen at its worst in patients who have been wrongfully operated with a body organ instead of another one. This has happened in cases of eye operation or kidney surgeries and even cases of limb and dental operations. There has a severe case of negligence where the doctor has left out the affected and the injured part and operated on the healthy functioning organ.
Medical injury can also be seen in case where negligence of the doctors and the medical staff have led to the degeneration and near fatal or even death of a patient in need of immediate medical attention. Such cases are also seen in medical injury cases where a lack of post operative care has led to the deterioration in health conditions or even death of a patient.
Medical Injury Compensation Claims
There are laws that protect the victims of medical injury and their families as well. you can call doctors, medical staff and even the healthcare facility for accountability on their failure to provide medical attention where it was necessary.
There are several legal firms that can assure you with the guidance and assistance of legal expertise. Lawyers and solicitors who are trained in this area of law can represent you in court and even help you with the formalities of legal procedures which you need to complete.
There compensation amount will be decided on the basis of the harm and consequence that has been caused and its effects on the normalcy of the patient.