posted on 05 07,2018 / 7:57 am
In many cases when something goes wrong, an apology is enough. But, an apology cannot repair damages done. Medical negligence victims have no obligation to accept an apology for the wrongdoing of hospital staff members. Victims go through trauma and suffering and in a lot of cases the medical negligence can have a permanent effect on them. If an apology is good enough for you then it’s settled. We know than an apology can in no way help a person to recover from bad medical treatment.
Remember, if patients agree to accept an apology and drop their claim they will have no further course of action. If you decide later to make a claim it would be very difficult if not completely impossible. Most importantly, if medical staff should only provide an apology when they did something wrong then accountability and possible corrective action is lost. Why would any hospital take proper precautions if there are no consequences? Just like we have seen in the news last week with the Gosport Hospital Scandal, negligence can leave a trail of destruction in it’s wake. Will you stand up for those adversely affected by the negligence of innocent patients? Will you stand up and demand that doctors and hospital staff members take extra care and precautions?
If you lose your ability to use a left or right leg due to an operation that went wrong, you stand a big chance of losing future income. This places your earnings in the danger zone. Medical negligence compensation might just be your lifeboat. However, an apology will in no way provide financial assistance.
There are a variety of different medical accidents that can occur. Usually, the negligence happens due to improper treatment or care. Some of the problems a patient can face is a longer period of time spent in the hospital as well as the need for more treatment. The loss of income and increase in expenses is also quite frequent. The longer a patient needs to be in the hospital the more days he needs to take off from work. The increase in hospital stay will also most likely lead to more medical bills and expenses.
Medical negligence victims can also suffer in more serious ways as well. With the wrong precautions taken during surgery, the patient can end up with the loss of certain abilities. A bad leg operation can leave them without the ability to walk properly. The patient’s overall health can also deteriorate if he or she picks up an infection due to medical negligence.
Some may think that the only way to justify medical negligence is with legal matters. Medical negligence victims often suffer tremendously and believe they must receive something of equal value to the amount for their pain and loss of income. Is is possible that apologies from medical institutes are devised to avoid lawsuits and bad publicity? When a hospital is involved in a court case their rating decreases tremendously.
Yes, lawsuits and claims take a lot of time and effort but in the end, the medical negligence victims can benefit a lot from the compensation.
This is an example as to why you should consult with a solicitor before resolving the matter on your own. There are people with enough training to provide advice and more, so make sure to use them when it comes down to your involvement in medical negligence.