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Military personnel - Medical Negligence

If you are a serviceman or servicewoman in the armed forces and suffer as a result of incorrect or inadequate medical treatment, you may be able to pursue a claim through the courts in the usual way. This applies even where your accident or condition has arisen as a result of active operations.

As with any medical negligence case, there are strict rules which apply, and in order to succeed in a claim you have to show:

  • That the medical practitioner acted in such a way that no other medical practitioner would have acted if exercising reasonable care
  • That the damage was attributable to that lack of reasonable care

A recent specific and important case of doctors failing to diagnose and treat PTSD in the armed services has resulted in a landmark judgent. For details of the case and more information, please read the section on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Telephone us now on 0800 783 9019 or complete one of our online compensation claim forms.

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