Compensation for Medical Negligence
Folgate Legal conduct Clinical Negligence claims if reasonable prospects of success can be established. In order to do so it is likely to be necessary to obtain medical records and seek an independent opinion by way of a “screening report” from an expert. If a Claimant can establish that no reasonably competent body of medical opinion would have provided the surgery, treatment or advice complained of there will be good prospects of success. This also extends to failures to perform diagnostic investigations.
A Claimant may also have a right of action for a failure to obtain what is known as informed consent prior to embarking upon a course of medical treatment.
Compensation claims may be brought against many different healthcare providers, NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups and increasingly, private suppliers.