Such is the intricacy involved in surgery, the lines between success and failure when a patient goes under the knife are extremely fine.
Should something go wrong on the operating table, it goes without saying that the consequences can be severe. Not only is the patient’s life at risk, but the NHS also face a heavy burden when the worst happens.
Last year the NHS spent £1.1 billion to settle clinical negligence claims, and when you consider that showed that 15 per cent of clinical negligence claims related to orthopaedic surgery and 11 per cent to general surgery it is easy to see how costly these particular mistakes can be.
The forensic accounting experts at Frenkels Forensics are often called upon to act on the behalf of a claimant making clinical and medical negligence claims. This is because once a claim has been established – in other words, when someone has suffered at the hands of a medical professional – there are a lot of financial calculations that must be made to decide a fair value for the claim.
Among the things that must be taken into consideration are the loss of earnings and loss of pension suffered by the claimant. Furthermore, healthcare costs, reduction in one’s quality of life and a potential shortening of life must all be assessed and given a demonstrable financial value.
Frenkels Forensics is experienced in producing reports for medical negligence cases, which helps to clearly outline a fair amount for a settlement, thus helping ensure justice is done for either side while also enabling the case itself to progress towards a conclusion in a smooth manner.
For expert help with a medical or clinical negligence case, contact Frenkels Forensics for an independent appraisal.
By Vitek Frenkel – find me via Google+.