Claims for failure to advise on medical risks

When you undertake a medical procedure, you want to know that it’s the right one for you, and that it’s going to benefit you medically in the long haul, as such, it’s important that your doctor discusses any medical treatment thoroughly with you before you undertake it,after all, it is their job to inform you of all the risks and benefits involved so you can be certain that it is something you want to go through with.

In some cases the doctor should explain not only the risks of the proposed procedure, but proceed to inform you of all suitable treatments at your disposal –giving you the decision to choose which you would like to go ahead with. It is your right to be informed of the risks, because what might only be a very small but recognised risk could lead on to very serious injuries, and you need to be aware of any potential problems that can occur.

Who could have been responsible for your injuries?

Depending on the circumstances of your injury, then there are a number of people who you could potentially make a claim against. If you believe there has been a failure to provide all medical risks that are posed to you, then you could look to claim against your GP – this also applies to a surgeon or nurse if you feel that they have made a mistake which has contributed towards your condition. If you believe certain requirements have not been reached then it is in your rights to claim against them for negligence.

Where could you have been the victim of a failure to advise of medical risks?

If you believe you have been the victim of poor medical advice then you could be entitled to make a claim. There are a number of areas in which potential problems could have occurred, which include:

·         Failure to advise of medical risks for cosmetic procedures

·         Failure to advise of medical risks for surgery

·         Failure to advise of medical risks for medication

·         Failure to advise of medical risks of treatments

Can Medical Compensation 4U help me with my claim?

If you believe that you have been a victim of one of the cases above, then you may be entitled to make a claim for medical negligence. The team here at Medical Compensation 4U can work alongside you to help out with your claim, and we will ensure that any compensation you are entitled to goes straight into your pocket. For more information on how Medical Compensation 4U can help out, simply get in touch with a member of our team today.