The challenges of medical negligence from a legal viewpoint

Since the dawn of the 90’s and till nowadays the majority of representatives of medical specialties and insurance companies have repeatedly stated that healthcare enters a crisis as for medical malpractice lawsuits, as evidenced by the sharply increased amount of compensations awarded by the court, and the price of insurance policies at various levels. Thus, according to solicitors.guru, a prominent provider of legal services, running a huge database of medical negligence solicitors, the country’s budget expenditures associated with medical negligence account for £790ml. annually.

Medical negligence in the legal practice (real use case inside)

The crime in providing medical assistance can be committed through carelessness or professional negligence. In the first case it is considered that a guilty person foresaw the potential outcomes of socially dangerous consequences of the actions made (or inaction), but lightly, without strong reasons considered their prevention (or absence) to be possible and/or true. In the second case (negligence), the offender, did not foresee such effects, but with the necessary approach and forethought should have and could have foreseen them.