If you have suffered an injury as a direct result of medical mistreatment or lack of care that you have received, then a medical negligence claim may arise, such cases are also known as a ‘medical accident’, ‘adverse incident’, or ‘patient safety incident’. While better quality of care or safety measures could have prevented your injury, it may be that the incident itself was in fact completely unavoidable.

Whenever we walk into a health facility we are often sure and place our trust in medical professionals to look after us, but sometimes accidents can happen which can result in a medical negligence claim. Errors may occur such as an incorrect or late diagnosis during surgery or a child may suffer injury due to problems surrounding his/her birth.

Compared to all other genres of personal injury, medical negligence claims are perhaps the most complex of them all. The personal injuries sustained from medical negligence must result from the negligence of someone who had a duty of care towards you at the time of the accident.

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