If you have received a poor standard of care following treatment on the National Health Service, you could possibly feel strongly enough to produce a medical negligence complaint about your experience.
You may even believe that you have to be eligible to claim compensation due to your trauma. In several cases, you might be correct and the National Health Service gives you that right to complain.
You need to make a medical negligence complaint if you have received poor service from a healthcare professional or hospital. You might also have a medical negligence case in the event the doctors or staffs are already rude and show a lack of courtesy. If you’ve been refused treatment or thrown out of a lack of courtesy that is also considered medical negligence case.
Patients who’ve encountered longer than expected waiting times for treatment also have a medical negligence case and can file a complaint particularly if the patient believes a doctor or certain staff can be a danger to the public or other patients.
These are a few common problems that we may generally encounter when it comes to medical negligence cases. However, there are various situations that may affirm a medical negligence complaint.
You must make a compensation claim for medical negligence in case you have suffered an injury or harm as a result of negligence. You could also make a claim if your condition, illness, or injury has deteriorated due to a lack of care or skill. A compensation claim for medical negligence may arise if you have suffered detriment in some way because of poor care that you have received from your healthcare provider.
Medical negligence complainant presently has time to complain and the National Health Service has more accountability which is a step in the proper direction. You are entitled to have your complaint dealt with effectiveness and it needs to be appropriately investigated.
You are entitled to hear the outcome of the complaint and investigation. You may also be entitled to a compensation claim if you have been harmed.
It is possible to take your medical negligence case to the Independent Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman if you are unsatisfied with the way National Health Service handled your complaint. You can produce a claim for a judicial review if you feel you have been affected by an unlawful act or decision by the National Health Service.
If someone makes a complaint within a year of the relevant event, then you have the legal right to have your case investigated and be given an entire and immediate response. The complaint process has two stages but you have to ask your hospital or trust first for a copy of its complaints procedure that will explain how to proceed with your medical negligence complaint.
The first stage is you have to refer the case in writing to the local medical professional or organization team. This is what we call local resolution and most cases are being resolved in this stage. If you are still unhappy, it is possible to refer the matter to the Health Ombudsman that is independent of the National Health Service government.