Compensation for failure to keep adequate medical records

Your medical history is important. It outlines any pre-existing conditions that you have, any treatment that you may have undertaken and any potential allergies or health concerns that may need to be considered before you undertake further medical treatment. Having accurate medical records can go a long way to ensuring that you remain healthy – having poor medical records can lead to a failure in treatment and can leave you with more significant injuries than what you originally had.

If you find that you have been the victim of medical negligence in this way and you have suffered as a result of a failure to keep adequate medical records, you could look to make a compensation claim to cover any costs that you accordingly have incurred.

Why is it crucial that my medical records are stored adequately?

Medical records need to be kept up to date in order for your GP or healthcare professional to know your current and previous medical situation. If you are undergoing treatment they need to be aware of any allergies or any previous treatment which may have an impact on the type of treatment that you can undertake and a failure to acknowledge this adequately can leave you with more serious injuries than before.

What are some situations where I could make a compensation claim here?

There are a number of situations where you could look to make a compensation claim in this situation and these include:

·         Claims against a negligent medical receptionist

·         Claims against a negligent GP

·         Claims against a negligent surgeon

·         Claims for a poor medical recording system

·         Claims for faulty or tampered with medical records.

Can I work with the team at Medical Compensation 4U throughout this process?

If you are looking to make a compensation claim then the team at Medical Compensation 4U are there to guide you throughout the process. We can work closely with you to ensure that you receive everything that you are entitled to – and that it’s put straight into your pocket. For more information on how we can help give the team a call today!