Medical professionals owe their patients a duty of care not to cause injury, and that means offering appropriate treatment for an illness or injury as soon as it is diagnosed. For most patients, the relief of knowing what is wrong and trusting that it will be treated acts as a beacon of hope during a difficult time.
This means that when treatment is mismanaged, there can be serious consequences, both emotional and physical. Sometimes, this is as simple as doctors failing to refer you to an appropriate specialist, not providing treatment, or prescribing an unsuitable medication, but the results can be as serious as chronic health problems or a long-term disability. If your treatment was mishandled and you suffered harm as a result, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Mismanagement of treatment claims can have serious consequences both physically and psychologically. Our medical negligence team has significant expertise in mismanagement of treatment claims. More than that, we’ve worked with many people like you and understand what you’re going through.
Medical misdiagnosis claims are complicated, often involving medical records, expert opinions, and sometimes, conflicting accounts. Our team of specialised medical misdiagnosis claim solicitors is experienced in navigating these complexities. We work diligently to gather all the necessary evidence, consult with medical experts, and build a robust case on your behalf.
We understand that every case is unique, with its own set of challenges. That's why we tailor our approach to suit your specific needs. From the moment you reach out to us, we focus on understanding your situation, your concerns and your goals.
At Switalskis, we understand the stress and emotional toll that a medical misdiagnosis can take on you and your family. Our team is here to support you. We're here to listen, to understand, and to stand by your side throughout this challenging journey.
The term ‘mismanagement of treatment’ can encompass a range of scenarios in which medical professionals breached their duty of care to a patient. Often, these are caused by simple mistakes, failures in communication or administrative errors, but whatever the cause, the results can be devastating.
Scenarios that may be viewed as mismanagement of treatment negligence include medical professionals:
If you experienced any of these and suffered harm as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. Making a claim is often the best way to restore justice in a situation where doctors and other medical staff have failed you. Not only will it provide compensation that can make your recovery more comfortable, but it will also hold the responsible parties to account. In this way, it can help to prevent similar incidents from happening to other people in the future.
Start a mismanagement of treatment claim today by calling Switalskis on 0800 138 0458 .
The claims process is never exactly the same from one claim to the next, although it will generally follow the same basic steps. This may be a fast process, especially if the negligent party decides to accept liability and settle. On the other hand, it may take several years if there is a long period of negotiation to reach a fair compensation settlement. Here is how the process works:
The team at Switalskis will stay in touch throughout your case to make sure you always understand where your case is up to and the progress that we’re making. In that way, you can rest assured that we’re always fighting to move your case forward and secure you the compensation you’re owed.
Under most circumstances, there is a time limit of three years to make a claim from the date that you experienced medical negligence. This may be the date of a specific incident or the date that you developed a health problem as the result of a poor standard of care. If a problem isn’t clear immediately, the time limit might begin from the date that you were diagnosed or realised that the condition was a result of medical negligence.
There are some exceptions that apply in specific cases. For example:
There may be other circumstances in which the court may decide to grant an exception, but this only happens in rare cases. The best way to make sure you claim the compensation you’re owed is to start the claims process as soon as possible. Call Switalskis today to talk about your situation and learn whether you’re eligible to make a claim.
Some people feel daunted by the idea of making a medical negligence claim because they worry about the financial implications. However, at Switalskis, we believe that you should not face any financial risk when making a claim. There are several ways to fund a legal case that allow you to minimise any financial risk to yourself. In this way, we make it possible for everyone to claim the compensation they rightfully deserve.
We offer the following funding arrangements to support your right to claim:
These options enable people to make a claim for the compensation they deserve without worrying about the financial consequences. Switalskis will discuss the options available to you at the start of this process, to make sure you’re able to choose the best option for you.
Compensation is designed to restore you to the position you would have been in if negligence you experienced had never happened. It is broken into two segments, the first of which is special damages. This payment takes account of any money you lost or spent due to the accident. It might compensate you for earnings you lost if you had to take time off work, or if your ability to work in the future is compromised, for example. It can also cover the costs of any modifications to your home or vehicle that you need, transportation to and from medical appointments, and other related expenses.
The second segment is general damages. This payment aims to compensate you for the pain and suffering you experienced as a result of a medical professional’s negligent handling of your treatment. It also covers any loss of amenity. This means that if the harm you suffered as a result of negligent treatment makes you unable to enjoy life in the same way you did before - for example, if you can no longer participate in activities you enjoyed - this will be taken into account when we calculate your compensation.
The best way to find out how much compensation you could be owed is to speak to an experienced solicitor who specialises in clinical negligence and mismanagement of treatment claims. Contact Switalskis today to speak to a friendly expert and learn more about making a claim.
If your claim is successful, the amount of compensation you’ll receive depends on factors like the nature of your injury, the extent of the negligence you suffered and the ability of your solicitor to negotiate a fair amount. Switalskis are experts in this area. When you call us, we’ll talk about every aspect of your experience in detail and use this information to calculate a fair settlement. This is not just based on the physical harm you experienced, but the emotional effects of the misdiagnosis and its wider impact on your life.
If you’re able to share evidence of any expenses related to your health condition, such as receipts for travel to and from medical appointments, or for private medical treatment, physiotherapy or counselling, we may also be able to claim back these costs. If you had to take time off work during your recovery or were left permanently unable to work when your health worsened, your lost earnings will also be factored into the calculation.
Treatment should be your journey towards recovery, but when this process is mismanaged, you can end up feeling worse than when you started. Doctors have a responsibility to provide appropriate treatment and if they have failed, you’re owed compensation to set things right.
To start the process of making a mismanagement of treatment claim, contact Switalskis today. Call us on 0800 1380 458 or get in touch through the website for a free initial chat about your situation.