What drives a patient to sue their doctor?

Most clinical negligence claims are not the result of injury, but more a cry to be heard, according to a British medicolegal expert.

Dr Pallavi Bradshaw, who is also medical doctor, says that while some patients or their families seek financial redress through litigation to support long-term care or loss of earnings, others pursue legal action to obtain an acknowledgement, explanation or apology.

Meanwhile, some people sue to ensure steps have been taken to stop the same thing happening again.

“Patients who take action against their doctor may have experienced poor