Future Care, Treatment & Medical Negligence Compensation Claims
The exact amount of compensation awarded after a medical compensation claim can factor in the fact that future care and treatment is required for the individual who has suffered medical negligence; however the exact organisation and nature of this care and treatment is not always clear and guidance can be provided so as to best disburse the compensation amount so as to help the individual as best as possible. For example, in the case of a child afflicted with cerebral palsy as a result of medical negligence a settlement amount could involve moving to a new home allowing a lift to be installed to help with the care of a child. Another example might be the misdiagnosis of a neurological condition resulting in difficulties beyond settlement. Future care and treatment would then be factored into general damages for the injury, covering not just matters such as loss of earnings, pension loss but could involve aids and equipment, care, medical expenses for treatment such as physiotherapy and other private medical treatment.