Medical Compensation could be claimed from a doctor or a medical institution such as a hospital or care centre. In case, the doctor or the institution has been responsible for causing injury, rather than treating you, medical compensation claim would be on the cards. Anyone visiting the hospital when sick or ill expects to be treated fairly. Therefore, when the patient has been misdiagnosed or when the doctor treating him or her is not competent enough and cause injury and pain to the patient, the patient has every right to claim medical compensation.
You might hire a medical compensation lawyer to fight for your case, as he would be able to present your case legally along with all the details before the court. It would enhance the chances of claiming the compensation.
Conditions under which compensation could be claimed
Many people are confused pertaining to what are the proper conditions under which compensations could be claimed. Prior to discussing that, it has been pertinent to mention that you cannot claim compensation from the doctor if your illness cannot be treated. This would be because the nature of your illness might be such that it cannot be treated.
Regardless, you would be free to claim compensation in case the doctor treating you knows that he is not qualified to treat you or the hospital does not have the essential equipments or amenities to carry out with the treatment, but hides the fact from you and keeps on charging you exorbitant amount. It might be late before you actually realize that the treatment has not been benefiting you in any manner.
In case, you have not been diagnosed at an appropriate time, it might be too late for treatment. The efficiency of a treatment would depend much on the stage when the illness has been diagnosed. If not, the treatment would not only become complicated and exorbitant, but might also become dangerous for the life of the patient.
In case, wrongful diagnosis of the illness has been done, it would also have grave complications. As, in the meantime, the real illness might multiply while the patient has been treated for something else. It might be possible that more serious illness might have been wrongly diagnosed, which would cause immense emotional strain for the patient and the family.
You could also claim compensation if you suspect of any kind of malpractices prevalent in the hospital.