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VII. How much could my claim be worth?

It is difficult to provide exact figures regarding how much compensation a successful claim for medical negligence would bring because each case is different in circumstances and no one case will be exactly the same as another.


In general terms a claim for compensationbased on medical negligence will be calculated by taking into account the past and future financial cost caused by the medical negligence, the pain and suffering that was caused as a result and the interest that has accrued from the time that the proceedings were served and payable from the financial loss attributable to the problem caused by the medical negligence together with the legal costs.


The main objective of compensation is to place the claimant in the position that they would have enjoyed had the medical negligence incident not occurred, insofar as monetary compensation can achieve this. The usual compensatory categories include :



We recommend that you consult a lawyer for a detailed explanation of how to organize and proceed with your claim for damages.