- Negligence – you will need to be able to demonstrate that a breach of the duty of care has taken place, and the standard of care that you received fell below that of a reasonably competent health care professional in that specific area of medicine.
- Causation – it’s not sufficient to prove that someone did something wrong, you must be able to show that you have suffered a physical or mental injury as a direct result of the negligent action. Injuries can arise directly from the treatment you received, failure to make a recovery from a medical condition, or from an existing medical condition that has been made more serious.Sometimes it can be difficult to know if the harm you have suffered has been caused directly by the medical negligence, or as a consequence of an underlying disease or illness.
Your next step
Our Medical Negligence team are on hand to talk about your healthcare issues and answer your questions. So, if you’d like a confidential discussion, please call us on 0203 468 3340, or you can visit our website attwatersjamesonhill.co.uk and complete our online contact form.