Making a complaint about an issue with your medical care can be a useful way in which to bring your concerns to the attention of the doctor or hospital who provided the relevant medical treatment.
You cannot, however, obtain compensation by making a complaint. Instead, your compliant will typically be dealt with by asking the medical staff concerned for their views. A response will then be sent to you based on this feedback.
For this reason, patients sometimes feel that responses to complaints are defensive. However, any such response can be used during a subsequent medical negligence claim.
If you’re thinking about making a complaint, do so and don’t waste time. You have 3 years from the date you knew were injured to bring a claim at Court. You case can be time barred if you don’t move quickly. Contact us if you are uncertain about this.