Inadequate treatment claims

If you have suffered an injury or illness as a result of inadequate treatment, we can help you make a claim for compensation.

What is inadequate treatment?

If you have sought out medical treatment for a health condition or problem, the least you should expect is that it does not cause you harm. However, everyone is capable of making mistakes and medical professionals are no different.

You could make a claim for compensation if you suffer an injury or illness after experiencing inadequate medical treatment.

Inadequate treatment includes:

  • Not considering a patient’s individual circumstances when recommending a treatment plan
  • Not fully explaining the risks of a certain type of treatment
  • Missing the signs of an infection
  • Allowing pressure sores to develop

Inadequate treatment may have been provided in a hospital or clinic or GP’s surgery. It also could have been provided by an NHS or a private practitioner.

Why should I make an inadequate treatment claim?

If you’ve suffered from inadequate treatment, you may have required further medical care to correct the resulting problem, as well as what you originally needed help with. If you need to pay for this, a compensation claim can help.

You may also have had to take time off work while you recovered. This could have caused you to suffer a loss of earnings. Compensation will cover this, giving you some financial breathing space.

By making a claim, you will also draw attention to what happened to you. This gives the healthcare trust responsible the opportunity to address what went wrong, therefore reducing the chance of it happening to anyone else.

Is there a time limit for making an inadequate treatment claim?

In most cases, you’ll have three years to make a claim for compensation after experiencing inadequate treatment. However, there are some exceptions so it’s worth getting in touch so we can talk you through your options.

For example, children can make a claim at any point until their 21st birthday. You also won’t face a time limit if you’re making a claim on behalf of someone who lacks the mental capacity to claim for themselves – unless they regain capacity. In that situation, they will have three years from that date in which to claim for themselves.

How much compensation will I receive?

Every instance of inadequate treatment is different. This makes it difficult to say exactly what you’re entitled to without discussing your situation with you. For a free consultation with no obligation to proceed, get in touch with our friendly team of advisors.

Our compensation calculator can give you a rough idea of what you may be entitled to.

I think I have an inadequate treatment claim?

The first and most important thing to do is to get the right treatment for any injury or illness you have ended up suffering from. After all, your health is the most important thing.

After you’ve done that, you might want to get justice for what happened. First4Lawyers can help. We work with specialist medical negligence solicitors who will present the strongest case possible to get the best outcome for you.

To get in touch, just give us a call, request a call back or start your claim online.

Meet the expert

Meet Jax
Jacqueline Batty

Jacqueline Batty

Head of Claims

Jacqueline is our head of claims.
She is a qualified solicitor and has practised as a specialist in personal injury cases. A recent addition to our team, Jacqueline has moved to a managerial and coaching role with us, where she is keen to continue the team's training and development to ensure every customer continues to get a first class service.

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