Do you think you should claim medical expenses for a negligence claim in Pretoria? If you believe you have suffered undue injury at the hands of your medical practitioner, you may well have grounds for a negligence claim. Doctors and other healthcare providers are only human and do on occasion make errors. The problem is that these errors can severely impact your future health, your quality of life, potentially shorten your life expectancy and your ability to work or earn an income.

Certainly the potential long-term effects of a medical error by your practitioner can be devastating. Compensation may be cold comfort under the circumstances but recompense is required if you are facing loss of income and a lifetime confined to a wheelchair.

If you have been unfortunate enough to suffer an injury due to a medical or surgical error, Paul du Plessis Attorneys will assist you in attaining the compensation required to restore your quality of life to, or as close as possible to, the level you enjoyed prior to the injury.

Paul du Plessis Attorneys are specialists in the fields of medical law and medical malpractice. The firm has assisted many clients in Pretoria to claim compensation for injuries caused by negligence on behalf of the attending doctor, health care provider or hospital staff.

Paul du Plessis Attorneys has a wealth of reputable local and international medico-legal experts at its disposal. All claims are thoroughly researched and assessed pre filing to ensure your case has the best chance of success.

4 Steps To Making A Medical Expenses Claim

If you intend making a negligence claim for medical expenses in Pretoria:

  1. You will need to provide a detailed account of the events leading up to your requiring the medical care or treatment that resulted in your injury.
  2. The relevant medical records of the concerned healthcare providers will be requisitioned.
  3. Medical experts will be called in to examine your case and give evidence.
  4. Assessment of your case to determine if you have reasonable grounds for a negligence claim is required.

The standard of care or treatment you could reasonably expect to have received from the doctor or healthcare provider in question, given your particular situation, is the basis of the assessment. In other words, would another practitioner, in the same position and operating on the same information as the doctor or healthcare provider you are alleging is at fault, have made the same decisions or taken the same course of action? Would the mis-diagnosis, surgical error or recommended treatment or procedure be understandable, given the situation?

In the event that the practitioner did not deliver medical care or treatment to a reasonable standard, Paul du Plessis Attorneys in Pretoria will lodge a negligence claim on your behalf ensuring professional representation.

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