Compensation for a failure to record accurate patient information

Recording patient information is in some cases far more important than the treatment itself, and this means taking note of any potential health issues that a patient may have, as well as any allergies or other potential problems which could influence the way in which they need to be treated, or the way that they are able to adapt to treatment.

Incorrectly filling out patient information, or failing to identify important health issues which might surround an individual can have a dire impact on their medical treatment and if you feel that you have been the victim in a situation where you have not been given adequate medical treatment, then you could look to make a claim for compensation to cover these costs.

Where might this type of error occur?

Accidents can happen and there are a number of situations where this type of accident could potentially happen, these include:

·         Failure by a medical practice staff member to add to a patient record

·         Failure to draw up the correct patient’s record

·         Failure by a GP to add to a patient record

·         Writing incorrect information on a patient’s record

·         Recording information under the wrong date on a patient’s record.

Who could have been at fault in terms of these errors?

Anyone who accesses your records could potentially be at fault here, and these are the people who you could look to make a compensation claim against. In general, this can include anyone who works at the medical centre but may be targeted directly at a medical professional who deals specifically with your needs – such as your GP or a surgeon.

Am I able to be helped by the Medical Compensation 4U team?

With a wealth of knowledge and experience, the team at Medical Compensation 4U are here to help throughout the process – every step of the way. Our team will work closely with you to ensure that you receive every penny that you are entitled to, and that it’s put straight back into your pocket. To find out more about how we can help, contact the Medical Compensation 4U team today!