Medical negligence law


Medical negligence is a branch of professional negligence, both of which are governed by the general principles of tort law. When you engage a medical professional such as a doctor, surgeon or specialist to do something for you, they are said to have a duty of care towards you. Medical negligence occurs when they fail to carry out that duty of care with the skill reasonably expected of them and you suffer injury or some other loss as a consequence.

Medical negligence claims could, for instance, include:

In our General information section you can find information on other relevant matters, such as dental negligence.

Some of the main things to consider with a medical negligence claim are what you need to establish for your claim to be successful, and what you can get compensation for. For further information, have a look at the menu on the right-hand side or use our search function.

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