Steps To Take After Experiencing Medical Negligence

Medical negligence comes in many forms, but the bottom line is that you have suffered either physical or mental illness or harm during the course of medical treatment, as the direct result of healthcare professionals working below the expected standard. The Medical Negligence Experts are professionally trained in getting you the compensation you deserve. Should you believe you have experienced any negligence during your medical care, here are the steps to take.

Prepare Your Information

It’s important, while still fresh in your mind or part of a recent experience, to make a note of every crucial piece of information you can. For instance, when illness or injury symptoms started, how you felt during a certain time, and how you were made to feel by a medical professional. There will be official medical records regarding your treatment, but it’s also important to keep your own documentation to present to your solicitor in regards to your personal experience and what you have personally endured. You will then be better equipped when you come to speak to an advisor regarding your claim.

Speak to an Advisor

If you believe you are eligible to make a claim, the next important step is to speak to a trained advisor with The Medical Negligence Experts. They can give you an instant answer as to whether or not you will be able to make a valid claim. You have the following options to contact a member of the team:

  • Via phone
  • Contact form
  • Live chat

Even after speaking with an advisor, there is no obligation to go ahead. It’s a good idea to get advice from the professional in the first instance before deciding how you would like to proceed. Advisors are on hand 24/7 to speak with you regarding your claim.

Should you wish to proceed, here is what you can expect:

  • A trained legal advisor will assess your case in detail and determine the claim’s worth. You will then be connected with a solicitor suited for your needs, who can then discuss with you the finer details and your experience of neglect.
  • Once all evidence is gathered by your solicitor, they will contact the negligent partner and inform them of the proceedings.
  • Your solicitor’s negotiation will either result in a successful compensation amount, or a loss of the claim, in which case you will not need to pay any fee for the work carried out by your solicitor, under The Medical Negligence Experts’ No Win No Fee policy.

Make a Complaint

You also have the option of making an official complaint to the relevant medical party who committed the negligence. This process is not the same as making an official claim through a solicitor, but it can help if you want to make your case known and to ensure that the medical body is aware of what has happened and endeavour that no other patient should experience the neglect which you experienced. Institutions such as the NHS have official complaints procedures which you can use.