Compensation for Specialist Treatment

When it comes to treating illnesses, in most situations we will take a visit to our local GP who will prescribe us with a medication to make any minor ailments or problems that we have go away. Unfortunately, in some situations however this is not the case. If we have an injury that may be very specific to one area of the body, or that the GP cannot correctly identify then we may be referred to a specialist in that area for further treatment.

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Although specialists are highly trained professionals, they are only human, and as a result they can make mistakes, but this shouldn’t be at your expense. If you feel that you have suffered further injuries through negligent treatment on behalf of your specialist then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.

Why might I need Specialist Treatment?

In many cases most people will not require specialist treatment, but if your illness is too specific for your GP to deal with, or they are concerned that it could be something more severe than what can be traditionally treated with a prescription, then they may suggest that you see a specialist for further treatment. In addition, as they are generally experts in one individual area they may be able to give you more accurate and efficient forms of treatment. 

What injuries could I claim for?

When it comes to specialist treatment, there are a number of injuries that you could receive as a result of negligence and these include:

  • The worsening of existing symptoms
  • Creation of new symptoms
  • Failure to treat existing symptoms
  • Development of serious injuries due to negligence
  • Infections. 

Who could I claim against?

When it comes to making a claim for injuries of this type, you can make a claim directly against your specialist if you feel that they have been negligent towards you. This includes if they have prescribed you the wrong medicine, failed to treat any existing symptoms that you have had or created any new symptoms as the result of negligent treatment. 

What should I do next?

At Manners Pimblett we have a team of experts when it comes to dealing with personal injury claims and we will work with you throughout the claims process, every step of the way. Our team brings together a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you throughout your claim, ensuring that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

To find out more about how Manners Pimblett can help you, contact the team today on 0845 077 0772. 

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