As children we were always taught to take responsibility for our action, however, that is not always the case and some people will not take responsibility for the pain that they have caused. The unfortunate reality is that the people we entrust our lives to when we are sick or injured may be the cause of more problems for this. A medical practitioner will be to blame if they were negligent in your care, or if they were irresponsible during your medical treatment and procedure. Negligent care could come any doctor or any private and public medical facility.
Common Medical Negligence Claims
There are various reasons that a patient may make a claim against a medical practitioner or medical institution and they are:
It is important to know what the problem is so that you are able to make the correct claim.
When You Should Make a Claim
You have about 3 years after you have identified that you have been a victim of negligence and experienced any loss, suffrage or injury. You should be making your claim when you feel that you have not received the best possible care due to a lack of concern from the doctor or nurse, or if you have received an inappropriate treatment. You have the right to access your own medical records and charts; you should obtain these in order to support your case. You must be prepared to ensure a long road of high costs, court dates and so much more.
If you believe that you have been a victim of medical negligence at the hands of any medical professional or any medical institution get in contact with Scheepers Pretorius to learn more about your rights and your possible course of action.