The Limitations On Medical Negligence Claims

Posted by: headm on: December 31, 2013

If a doctor has made a mistake and it has resulted in damage to your body, you clearly have the right to seek compensation. However, it is important to be aware of the fact that in the UK, unless you file your medical negligence claim for compensation within three years of the negligence occurring, you lose your right to any compensation. That said, there are a few exceptions to the three year rule. You can read more here.

The main reason why people seek compensation after medical negligence is not for the financial payout, but instead to ensure that the people responsible for the negligence pay for their actions. That said, if you have been injured for life due to a medical error and you are unable to return to full time employment, you obviously need some compensation money just to survive. A good clinical negligence solicitor will work hard on your case in order to ensure that you receive as much compensation as possible. It is vital that you hire a reputable solicitor and make sure that you know exactly what the legal fees are before work on your case begins. Some law firms will unfortunately take a very large cut of your awarded medical malpractice compensation.

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