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Medical Duty of Care Explained

When qualifying to be a medical practitioner, each individual is presented with a duty of care to take care of their patients in the best possible way. If they breach their duty of care and you sustain injuries or health complications, you may be eligible to claim compensation. If you would like to start a successful claim, contact our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side. By law, care must be provided by a medical practitioner to a reasonable level, or otherwise, you may sustain injuries. 

Duty of Care 

All medical practitioners such as doctors, nurses and dentists must provide a reasonable duty of care to their patients in public and private practices. From education to their medical career, medical professionals are constantly reminded of their duty of care to their patients and must use their professional knowledge to decide upon an action to take which would treat a patient’s medical issue in the best possible way. 

When claiming a medical negligence claim, we have to consider ho the medical practitioner breached their duty of care. To ensure a successful claim, our experienced medical negligence solicitors must prove that duty of care was owed to you, and it was breached by the professional. Our solicitors will also help demonstrate what injuries or complications you sustained from negligence and how they were a direct link to the breach of care. We will also assess how much compensation you may get, depending on the severity of the damages or injuries. If you would like to start a successful medical negligence claim, contact our solicitors now.

Examples of breaches of duty of care 

Negligence must the proved to ensure a successful compensation claim; the patient may sustain physical, emotional and financial damage. The most common examples of breaches of care include: 

  • Misdiagnosis of a condition 
  • Late diagnosis of a condition 
  • Negligently performed treatment 
  • Carrying out the wrong procedure 
  • Carrying out a procedure in the wrong place 
  • Failing to provide adequate or any treatment for a condition 
  • Using wrong equipment 
  • Using equipment that isn’t sterilised

If you would like to find out more about the types of medical negligence claims for different conditions and different areas of medical negligence, read here. 

We’re here to help 

Here at Solicitors On Your Side, we understand that facing a medical negligence case can be an extremely traumatising and stressful experience for anyone. Like with any personal injury case, we work on a no-win-no-fee guarantee, which is only chargeable if the case is won, this means the process of taking a claim out with us is completely risk-free, ensuring that you come out with the best outcome. Contact our solicitors now; we will ensure that you are provided with regular updates on your case, knowing where you stand at all times.

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