Clinical negligence is often referred to as medical negligence. A compensation claim can arise when the legal duty of care has been breached by a healthcare professional. When you are unwell, you put a huge amount of trust in your nurse or doctor and when something goes wrong this can be extremely upsetting.
The most recent test for clinical negligence is the Bolitho Test, which is based on what ought to have been done by the healthcare professional; instead of the previous test – the Bolam Test – which was based on what most healthcare practitioners would have done.
A successful medical negligence claim means the suffering you’ve endured is recognised and you don’t become financially worse off due to the negligence. It also means your situation is less likely to be repeated.
We have an excellent record of success in medical malpractice law. If you think you have a medical negligence claim, please contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation with a specialist solicitor.