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Medical negligence claims

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An explanation and examples of when a claim for compensation for medical negligence can be made. This presentation defines the purpose of compensation, gives examples of scenarios that lead to a claim and sets out the conditions necessary for a claim to be made.

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Medical negligence claims

  1. 1. Medical negligence claims Explanations and examples of when a claim for compensation can be made Bolt Burdon Kemp is a national law firm specialising in claims for loss and injury, see: www.boltburdonkemp.co.uk
  2. 2. Compensation is intended to: – Put you, the patient, back in the position that you were in before the negligence occurred, in so far as this is possible Compensation is not intended to: – Enrich you or your situation – Be punitive What is the purpose of compensation? Bolt Burdon Kemp is a national law firm specialising in claims for loss and injury, see: www.boltburdonkemp.co.uk
  3. 3. In what situations would there a claim?  Delay in conducting a caesarean section when baby is in distress, leading to the baby suffering brain damage  Complex traumatic injury managed negligently, resulting in patient becoming wheelchair bound, when this should have been avoided  Damage to internal organs caused by negligently performed key-hole or laser surgery  Delay in diagnosing TB meningitis in an adult, causing blindness and paralysis Bolt Burdon Kemp is a national law firm specialising in claims for loss and injury, see: www.boltburdonkemp.co.uk
  4. 4. What are the conditions for a claim? You are entitled to make a claim to recover compensation for medical negligence where the following four conditions exist: What are the conditions of a claim? Bolt Burdon Kemp is a national law firm specialising in claims for loss and injury, see: www.boltburdonkemp.co.uk  A duty of care is owed to you by a clinician  A breach in that duty of care occurs due to the treatment provided  You suffer an injury  The injury is directly caused by the breach of duty
  5. 5. Some of our clinical negligence team Bolt Burdon Kemp is a national law firm specialising in claims for loss and injury, see: www.boltburdonkemp.co.uk Suzanne Trask Caroline Klage Tom Gough Ipek Tugcu Raquel Siganporia Nisha Sebastian-Price Jo Chapman Claudia Hillemand Catherine Bell Alex Dabek
  6. 6. Speak to a specialist clinical negligence solicitor today Call: 0203 6279 929 Email: info@boltburdonkemp.co.uk Visit: www.boltburdonkemp.co.uk Contact Bolt Burdon Kemp Bolt Burdon Kemp is a national law firm specialising in claims for loss and injury, see: www.boltburdonkemp.co.uk

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