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Medical Negligence

Cases of Medical Negligence have been increasingly high in profile but many people don’t really understand what counts as Medical Negligence and if they have a claim. Yorkshire Coast Radio have teamed up with Bridge McFarland solicitors to answer some common questions and for those of you that have suffered as a result of medical negligence - to help you find your voice!

What is medical negligence?

Medical Negligence is when a medical practitioner such as a doctor, nurse, midwife, dentist or an institutional health provider breaches his or its duty of care to you and you are injured as a result of that breach.

 

How can I find out if medical treatment was negligent?

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 During the investigations of your clinical negligence claim we will be required to obtain disclosure of all relevant medical records - both hospital and GP - in the manner set out in the pre-action protocols. Once all of the relevant medical records have been received they will be considered on a preliminary basis. They will then be sent to an independent expert nurse who will index and paginate the records to ensure that they are in some semblance of order. 

 

Can I make a medical negligence claim on behalf of my child?

Yes. Only, if you are the mother, father or parental guardian.

 

Can I make a medical negligence claim on behalf of someone who has died?

Yes. Only, if you are the spouse of the Deceased or Executor of the Estate.

 

If you have a question or an enquiry about medical negligence please fill out the form below and it will be looked at from Bridge McFarland Solisitors