When it comes to making a claim in a clinical negligence case it is necessary to establish that the medical professional in question was negligent in their actions and that this negligence caused your injury. The courts have to decide that the actions of the medical professional were not simply a mistake but a case of incompetence that no qualified medical professional should have been responsible for. It must also be proved that the incompetence of these actions has caused or contributed to your injury. To prove both of these scenarios it is highly likely that an independent medical specialist will need to be called in to evaluate your case.
If your case is successful then you will be to claim:
General Damages – compensation for the pain, suffering and injury you received.
Special Damages – compensation for expenses that you have incurred such as loss of earnings, prescription charges, travelling expenses etc. You will need to keep a careful record of expenses so that you can be appropriately recompensed.
Future Losses – compensation for any future loss of earnings, loss of pension, future treatments etc
Determining the above costs can be a complex affair involving extensive record-keeping as well as advice from independent experts. At Mark Reynolds Solicitors we have handled hundreds of clinical negligence cases and have helped our clients put together strong cases with all the necessary evidence gathered. We have also helped them to calculate the amount of compensation that is appropriate to claim.
If you believe that you have suffered an injury as a result of clinical negligence and are unsure on how to take things forward then please get in touch to discuss your circumstances and we will advise you on the strength of your case and help you with your preparation for claiming compensation. You can free phone Mark Reynolds on 0800 002 9577 to speak to an adviser or fill in the contact form opposite and we will get back to you as soon as possible.