If your 3rd or 4th degree tear was missed by medical practitioners, causing you to develop ongoing problems, you may be able to pursue a claim for compensation.
But you might be wondering why you should claim compensation and whether any benefits can be gained from the process.
Why make a claim?
The first reason why you should make a medical negligence claim is that as the innocent victim of medical negligence, you have a legal right to pursue legal action. Of course this does not mean that you have to: it is entirely your decision whether or not to make a claim.
However, it is important to remember the benefits that could be gained from making a claim. It is true that the process can take a number of years to complete, and even then your injuries will not be resolved just because you have made a claim.
A sense of justice
Nevertheless, it can provide you with a sense of justice that no other process can achieve. You can make a complaint against the NHS organisation responsible, but there is no other form of redress available. Most people who make a complaint will not even receive an apology.
The chance to take action
This can make those who have suffered poor medical care very angry and upset, but they feel powerless against the might of the NHS. By making a claim, it gives you a chance to obtain some form of justice. Taking action in this way can have a cathartic effect, bringing a sense of closure.
When the claim settles, you will be given a sum of compensation. Although money cannot undo the physical and emotional trauma you have encountered, it can help in many other ways. For example, it will give you enough money to seek private medical care.
It will also recover all the finances you have lost because of your tear, such as lost earnings. This covers both you and your partner. This can be a significant loss, particularly if you are no longer able to work because of your injuries. The compensation settlement will ensure you are not left out of pocket because of the negligence.
Improving medical care
Making a medical negligence claim will also help to improve medical care in that hospital or NHS organisation. The media often argues that claims damage the NHS. On the contrary, claims highlight poor care in the NHS, allowing the hospital or organisation to take action to prevent the same mistakes happening in the future. This will improve the standard of care, meaning other patients will not have to go through the same experience.
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