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Medical negligence compensation calculator

Being in the hands of any medical professional – whether it’s a doctor, nurse, GP or surgeon – is often quite an anxious time for the patient, who will naturally feel very vulnerable while undergoing treatment.

Most of the time this treatment is administered professionally and effectively, although in some cases there can be errors and mistakes made by the medical professionals which leads to further problems or injuries to the patient. These cases are known as medical negligence, and can result in compensation claims.

If you think you have been the victim of medical negligence, contact us today for more information on how to make a claim for compensation – or read below to see how much compensation you could be entitled to.

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How much compensation can I receive for a medical negligence claim?

If this scenario sounds familiar to you, then you’re probably thinking along the lines of how much you might receive in terms of financial compensation, as that’s a natural response in such circumstances.

Unfortunately providing an accurate and conclusive answer to this is virtually impossible, largely due to the underlying fact that no two cases will bear an exact resemblance to the other, on which to base any meaningful quotes.

Yet having said that, what we are in a position to do right now is to afford you an estimated insight into just how much any potential compensation might be worth, derived from the type of claim you’d be pursuing from the outset. Which is, essentially, as good a starting point as any.

Severity of Injury

Estimated Compensation

Chest Injuries
Severe chest, lung or heart injury £66,000 to £ 98,500*
Removal of a lung £65,000 to £100,000*
Moderate chest damage (damage to organs possibly irreversible) £7,500 to £12,000*
Mild chest damage (collapsed lung, tissue damage, fractured ribs, will make a full recovery) £1,500 to £9,000*
Brain Injuries
Severe brain damage with unlikelihood of recovery £185,000 to £265,000*
Severe brain damage (Irreversible damage) 150,000 to 180,000*
Minor brain damage £10,000 to £28,250*
Pelvic and Injury to the Hip
Severe to back, hip, internal organs and recurring pain. Lasting disability that may affect sexual dysfunction £51,000 to £86,000*
Fractures to the hip may need further surgery and sexual dysfunction £40,000 to £52,000*
Hip fracture and possible further surgery £17,000 to £35,000*
Slight injury that may or may not need more surgery £8,500 to £17,000*
Minor injuries to pelvis and hip and will make a full recovery £8,500 or below*
Shoulder Injury
Shoulder injury connected with the neck, disability ad restricted function £12,500 to £32,000*
Dislocated joint, neck, arm and hand pain with restricted movement £7,500 to £12,500*
Limited movement £4,500 to £8,000*
Soft tissue injury £3,300 to £5,000*
Arm Injury
Loss of both arms £165,000 to £200,000*
Amputation of one arm £80,000 to £100,000*
Amputation of one arm above elbow £75,000 to £90,000*
Amputation of one elbow below arm £65,000 to £85,000*
Hand Injury
Loss of both hands £90,000 to £130,000*
Loss of one hand £55,000 to £75,000*
Loss of function, amputation of several fingers and disfigurement £30,000 to £50,000*
Loss of function and possible amputation of fingers £20,000 to £40,000*
Loss of function and possible further surgery £15,000 to £20, 000*
Minor injury full recovery £2,000 to £7,000*
Leg Injury
Total loss of both legs £150,000 to £180,000*
Amputation of both legs under the knee £135,000 to £175,000*
Loss of one leg above the knee £60,000 to £90,000*
Amputation below one knee £55,000 to £80,000*
Ankle Injury
Ankle fracture, soft tissue damage, disfigurement and future vulnerability £35,000 to £55,000*
Limited and stability, pain and recurring problems £22,000 to £35,000*
Moderate fracture and ligament damage £7,000 to £12,008
Mild fracture and sprain, complete recovery expected £10,000 and below*
Foot Injury
Both foot amputation £115,000 to £125,000*
Single foot amputation £60,000 to £90,000*

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What factors could influence how much I might be paid?

A variety of factors directly impact on the monetary regions of what an individual claimant might expect to receive with regards to a compensation package, with the predominant factors listed below to give you a better idea;

  • The type of injury (or illness) you suffered
  • The severity of your injury (or illness)
  • Medical costs (including treatment and medication)
  • What impact this has had on your day-to-day life and how it’s affected your ability to work
  • The loss of earnings as a result of your injuries, both now and in the future/ the long-term impact on your health and happiness
  • How qualified those treating you were
  • How many times you were misdiagnosed
  • The conditions in the hospital you were treated
  • The degree of pain and suffering
  • Additional costs of living incurred thereafter
  • Necessary additions to your homes (for example having a stair lift installed)

 

What are the different claim categories regarding medical negligence?

There are a number of primary categories to be considered when mentioning cases of medical negligence across the board, yet there are three main examples which are listed below;

  • Misdiagnosis – Arguably the most serious type of clinical negligence which can affect patients in more extreme ways, possibly leading to debilitating and potentially fatal illnesses. In the event of a claimant having received multiple misdiagnosis’ by the same health professionals, a sizeable compensation settlement wouldn’t be ruled out
  • Poor Treatment – With elderly patients, inexcusably, more likely to be the victims in this case, instances of poor treatment within the NHS are sadly not isolated incidents. And should an individual or family member report being treated poorly at the hands of health practitioners then there’s certainly scope to pursue a claim for medical negligence; whilst the amount compensated for will largely be determined by the extent and type of mistreatment experienced by the victim
  • Surgical Mistakes – Hospital surgeons remain under a huge amount of pressure, so patients can understand that not all procedures will naturally prove successful, but if that is the case – and you’re of the belief/have reasons to substantiate this belief that a surgeon performed their duties to an unacceptable standard – then the chances are that you’ll be entitled to make a claim, citing medical negligence

 

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Medical negligence resources

Learn more about the different types of medical negligence and how to claim with our useful guides and resources…