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What you should do if you suspect Medical Malpractice or Negligence

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If you believe that you or a person you love is suffering or has passed away due to a doctor's negligence, we have listed below four important steps you should take immediately in order safeguard your rights as a patient in Cyprus.
 
1. Ask your doctor what happened: Doctors have a duty to provide the patient with an explanation of the medical treatment and the care provided as well as the risks and benefits of any medical procedure / treatment / surgery before it is carried out. You are entitled to receive a true and honest answer from your doctor – a conversation which later may be used as evidence before Court.
 
2. Obtain medical certificates: You have the right to receive copies of your medical files from your doctor and / or hospital.
 
3. Substantiate your injuries: Photograph or film the obvious consequences of your injury. This will assist the Court to comprehend the severity of medical malpractice.
 
4. Write down the facts: Although you might possibly believe that you will never forget this experience, you might however fail to remember important details of it. Follow a daily record of names and dates regarding your injury so that it would be easier for you to remember in the future.
 
It is essential to obtain appropriate legal advice immediately from a lawyer who specializes in medical malpractice: the burden of proof rests on the plaintiff’s shoulders to prove not only that the doctor or the hospital has a duty of care towards him but also that there was a breach of that duty. Patients in Cyprus have statutory tights but these might be pursued in a proper way.
 
Medical malpractice is a highly specialized area of law – you need the help of an experienced lawyer to obtain the required evidence from the medical records of the clinic or hospital. We specialize and we recognize the complexity of the law applicable in cases of medical malpractice including:
 
• Misdiagnosis medical malpractice
Failure to provide diagnosis
Substandard surgery
• Nosocomial Infections
Unnecessary surgery
• Cerebral Palsy Malpractice
• Laser Eye Surgery Malpractice
Substandard care
Sexual harassment or assault by doctors
 
Filling a lawsuit and claiming compensation due to medical malpractice is challenging and most times daunting for the victim, however it serves a dual purpose: not only the victim can obtain the necessary funds needed to safeguard his health and wellbeing, but also you send an important message to the medical community that negligence and a dangerous environment of treatment should not be tolerated.
 
Getting Help
In this area of the law we work with clients that have suffered injuries due to medical negligence with the sole purpose of safeguarding their rights and claim on their behalf the maximum attainable compensation. We have assisted many personal injury victims to get the compensation they deserve. Our office has recovered hundreds of thousands Euros on behalf of our clients for their continued medical care, the loss of their income and the pain and suffering they have endured due to the negligence of others. 
 
Call us today at our law office in Nicosia at +357 22 102081 or email us for a free assessment of your medical negligence case. If you are unable to visit us at our office we may arrange for a home or hospital visit.
 
Our law office is in Nicosia and we take on cases and appear before all district Courts in all cities of Cyprus.
 
We do not charge for the initial consultation. The decision of whether you wish to proceed is entirely yours. We will advise as to the merits of your case, the chances of success and the amount you may expect as compensation.
  
More Information in Our Blog
Press here to visit our personal injury blog and learn more about medical negligence law in Cyprus.
 

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