Compensation for a failure to adequately take patient samples

Sometimes when you are looking to diagnose an illness, or simply check the health of an individual one of the most important parts of the testing process is to take samples from a patient to check their health and well-being. In most situations these samples will give you a general overview of the situation and allow you to determine a further course of treatment to get them back on the road to recovery.

Unfortunately in some situations this isn’t the case and if appropriate patient samples aren’t taken, or the samples that are taken are faulty then this could directly impact the ability to adequately treat a patient and a compensation claim could be made.

What are some common examples of where this could be an issue?

If adequate patient samples aren’t taken then it could lead to a whole host of potential problems, some common situations where this could occur include:

·         A failure to take the appropriate samples

·         Taking samples from the wrong area

·         Allowing samples to become contaminated

·         Storing samples incorrectly

·         Mixing samples up during storage.

Who may have been careless in this situation?

In general you could look to claim against either your healthcare professional or alternately a member of staff at your local healthcare clinic if you feel that an error has been made here. You could claim directly against a professional if you feel that they have been careless when taking your samples, or against a member of the medical practice if you feel that your samples have been incorrectly stored.

Can I work with the team at Medical Compensation 4U to make a claim?

If you are considering a compensation claim then you can work closely with the team at Medical Compensation 4U. Our team are fully trained industry experts who can guide you throughout the process, every step of the way. Working closely with you, we can ensure that you receive every penny of compensation that you are entitled to – and that it’s put straight into your pocket.

For more information give the team at Medical Compensation 4U a call today.