Accidents happen, but when does an unavoidable accident turn into negligence and, in turn, when might that negligence give rise to a claim for compensation?
Every medical professional owes his or her patients a duty of care. If the doctor’s actions or omissions are such that they would not be supported by a responsible body of doctors, then that doctor is negligent in the eyes of the law.
Negligence or malpractice can occur in a wide range of situations
Negligence or malpractice can occur in a wide range of situations, including botched operations, the failure to diagnose a condition or disease, inappropriate treatment or the failure to properly monitor a patient during or after treatment. All can have devastating effects on the patient and his or her family.