Are You in Need of a Medical Negligence Lawyer?
As a South African citizen, you are afforded the right to medical care under The Constitution, however sometimes that medical care is not administered correctly or negligently. If you have been a victim of medical negligence, consider laying a personal injury claim against the medical practitioner through the services of a medical negligence lawyer.
Medical negligence can have far-reaching consequences, including a loss of income, needless suffering and in some cases, death. A medical negligence lawyer can help you seek restitution for these damages.
When looking for a medical negligence lawyer, always ensure that they have a thorough knowledge of the laws and procedures that govern medical practice – as it may be difficult to determine the difference between negligence and unsuccessful treatment. Sometimes, despite their best efforts, a medical practitioner may not be able to help and that does not constitute negligence.
So how do you know if you’ve been a victim of medical negligence? If you feel that your medical practitioner omitted treatment, caused unnecessary injury or neglected standards of practice pertaining to your care, or the care of a loved one you may have a medical negligence claim.
Types of Medical Negligence
- Not obtaining informed consent from a patient
- Erroneous diagnosis
- Care resulting in birth defects
- Errors in prescribing medicines and errors in dispensing medicines
- Misreading medical tests such as x-rays, blood tests and scans
Our medical negligence lawyers employ not only years of legal knowledge but also use their understanding of medical standards and practice to help you determine whether or not you have a personal injury suit.
You have the right to request your medical records and charts, and in doing so with the aid of a medical negligence lawyer you may be able to receive compensation for damages that resulted from incorrect medical treatment.
Talk to us about getting in touch with a medical negligence lawyer today, as some cases may have time limits. The sooner you seek damages the stronger your case.
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