The negligence rules enable the person to make or ask for a claim for compensation in order to cover losses suffered due to an injury or negligence on the part of doctors or any other medical professional. Moreover, if one has suffered an injury he or she might be able to demand for two kinds of compensation namely; special damages and general damages. First of all, general damages are given as costs for harm, for instance, a compensation for pain as well as loss of earnings in the future (Kessler and Mark, 1996). The court would make a decision regarding the amount that would be paid. However, special damages are given as payment for real financial loss resulting from a mishap till the time of the court hearing (Tettenborn et. al., 2003). These could take in damage to belongings, the expenses of treatment, travel expenses to hospital and treatment costs.
Limitations of Negligence rules
If a person or patient or may be his or immediate family wish to take lawful actions against a doctor or medical professional in order to demand compensation for an injury there exists a need to obtain guidance from a solicitor expert in such kinds of cases (McDonald, 2010). This needs to be carried out almost immediately since there is some time limits for taking legal actions.