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If you are entitled to compensation from, for example, a hospital or nursing home, you can submit a claim in writing. View here what options you have for this.

You must first submit a complaint to the healthcare provider itself. If the conversation with the healthcare provider does not solve the problem, you can go to the complaints officer. If this conversation also does not go satisfactorily, you can submit your complaint to a dispute resolution body to which your care provider is affiliated. Dispute authorities handle claims for damages up to at least $ 25,000. If your claim for damages is higher, you can go to court. Take a lawyer in your hand. With the best lawyers you can actually come up with the best choices and get rid of the claim issues.

How do I file a claim for damages?

First make your claim known in writing to the healthcare institution. Can't figure it out together? Then submit the complaint to the complaints officer of your healthcare institution. This mediates and is free. The best and the most educated lawyer can actually make you come up with the best deal. With the medical malpractice lawyers  you can find the choices perfect here.

In your opinion, if the mediation yields insufficient results, you can submit your complaint to the Disputes Committee. Pay attention to the deadlines. You will find this in the brochure of the relevant disputes committee. Dispute authorities handle complaints up to at least $ 25,000. If your claim for damages is higher, you can go to court. If you do not want to go to the Disputes Committee and you have legal expenses insurance, you can engage it.

You can also place your complaint, an initiative of the Consumers' Association. The complaint is then immediately submitted to the company concerned. And to ensure that your complaint is taken seriously, the Consumers' Association will look with you. Make sure that you do not share privacy-sensitive data. The use of the law firm comes perfect there.


Find the right entry for your health complaints via our health complaints signpost. Use the Complaints Guide tool to find out which solutions are available for your complaint.

Then there are several options. Which option is best to choose depends on what you want to achieve. It is always wise to talk to the healthcare provider. This conversation can be supervised by a patient assistant or complaints officer. The use of the law firms comes perfect there.

What is a complaints officer?

All healthcare providers must employ a complaints officer. The complaints officer is independent and impartial. As a patient you can turn to a complaints officer for advice or to share an unpleasant experience. If necessary, the complaints officer mediates between you and the care provider. Your complaint can also be registered.

How do I file a formal complaint?

You can file a complaint via a formal complaints procedure with the healthcare provider. The complaints officer can tell you more about this. Healthcare institutions are and will always remain responsible for handling complaints and are obliged to provide if requested. The use of the law firm comes perfect there.

The lawyer provides advice and information about the handling of complaints about the quality of care. The reporting center informs about the possibilities to resolve your complaint, answers questions and helps with practical tips. If you want, they keep an eye on whether the healthcare institution handles your complaint on time. The best attorney is here for your support.

In addition to the informal and formal complaints procedure, there are other procedures that can be started:

Financial compensation

If you believe that you have suffered damage as a result of the medical treatment, you can hold the healthcare institution or care provider liable in writing. This is also known as a claim. Compensation can also be claimed through civil courts.

Healthcare Disputes Committee

Don't you want to go to court? Then you can also contact the Healthcare Disputes Committee. As of 1 January 2017, a healthcare provider is obliged to join the Healthcare Disputes Committee. The Disputes Committee assesses disputes and is authorized to make a decision on a dispute by giving binding advice. They can also award compensation for damage suffered up to a maximum of $ 25,000. The best attorneys are here for your support.

Written disciplinary complaint

A written disciplinary complaint can also be submitted to the regional disciplinary committee. The aim of disciplinary law is to monitor the quality of the profession, that is to say the care providers. Opt for the best options there.


In exceptional cases, a suspected medical incident is reason to report this to the police. For example, when the coroner finds that the patient has died in a non-natural way or if the responsible practitioner proves not to have the authority to act, lacked sufficient expertise or deliberately uses incorrect medication. The best legal help is underway there.

In the special case that a healthcare provider is prosecuted under criminal law, you as a victim of criminal law have a number of legal rights. For the personal option this is important. More information can be found on the website of the National Government.  Information about what the Public Prosecution Service can do for you can be found on the website of the Public Prosecution Service.

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