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14 Medical Accidents

1. Introduction

If you have had medical treatment which went wrong or didn't work properly, you may be able to get compensation for your injuries. This leaflet explains what you can do if you've suffered from a medical accident.

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2. What is a medical accident?

3. What should I do if I have been a victim of a medical accident?

4. How do I find out more about what happened to me?

5. When can I claim compensation?

6. How do I claim compensation?

7. How do I decide whether I should take legal action?

8. What if I can't afford to pay for a solicitor?

9. What do I have to prove to claim compensation?

10. What can I claim compensation for?

11. What can I do if my treatment was private?

12. What should I do if a relative has died as a result of a medical accident?

13. What if my injury was caused by faulty medical equipment?

14. What if I want to make sure that the same mistake is not made again?

15. Further Help

16. About this leaflet

The leaflets in this series give you an outline of your legal rights, but they are not a complete guide to the law. If you have a problem, you will need to get more information or personal advice to work out the best way to solve it. See Further help for sources of advice.

Logo of AVMAThis leaflet is published by the Legal Services Commission (LSC). It was written in association with Action Against Medical Accidents.

Leaflet Version: October 2017

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Last updated on 30 November 2017

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