Medical Negligence Solicitors in Southampton

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Welcome to Novum Law, Southampton. We understand how difficult and upsetting it can be if you or a loved one has suffered medical negligence. We put our trust in medical professionals and when treatment falls short of the expected standards, the consequences can be devastating.

If you have received negligent medical care, you may be left with a severe injury or long-term health complications. In the worst-case scenarios, medical negligence can even be fatal.

Our expert medical negligence solicitors in Southampton will work alongside you to help you get the answers and compensation you deserve if you have experienced medical negligence. We can also help to ensure the same mistakes do not happen to other people.

We are specialists in medical negligence compensation claims in Southampton, which means that we understand just how devastating it can be to experience negligent medical treatment and care, both for you and your loved ones. You may be forced to take time off work or face increased financial pressures, leaving you concerned about the future.

Our medical negligence solicitors in Southampton have worked with many people just like you who have suffered from clinical malpractice. We use our substantial experience and expertise to help you and your family get the maximum compensation to which you are entitled, so you can receive the quality treatment, rehabilitation and support you deserve.

We can help you or your loved ones with a No Win No Fee compensation claim involving:

If a loved one has tragically lost their life due to medical negligence in Southampton, we can also help with an inquest into their death. Our inquest lawyers will support you throughout this process, ensuring you have clear, compassionate, and expert advice on your side.

Book a FREE consultation with our medical negligence lawyers in Southampton

Contact our Southampton team today to arrange a free, no-obligation chat. Call us on 02380 930 580, email or complete our short enquiry form to request a callback.

Why choose Novum Law’s Southampton team?

At Novum Law, we are proud of the close relationships we build with each of our clients, no matter their circumstances. We always provide a friendly face and tailored legal advice and support.

Our medical negligence solicitors in Southampton understand what you are going through and will always provide a caring and supportive service during your claim and beyond.

We will always carefully listen to you and your situation and take every possible step to make the entire process as straightforward and stress-free as possible. You can be safe in the knowledge that we will not use any complicated legal jargon or leave you in the dark about the status of your case. Instead, we will be by your side to carefully guide you through the entire medical negligence process from start to finish.

What our Southampton clients say about us:

“What is most important to us is not the compensation, as no amount of money can ever replace our father, but that as a result of what happened to dad a body of evidence has been created and if dad’s circumstances can help another family that would bring us some comfort.”

“My mum and I would really like to thank Alison for all her hard work on our behalf. She guided us through a claim which required so much time and research that we would never have been able to do it on our own. She was particularly sensitive to mum’s needs at such a sad time. I can’t thank her enough.”

How can medical negligence compensation help?

We understand that bringing a medical negligence claim forward can seem daunting. For that reason, our Southampton medical negligence solicitors will be with you every step of the way to make sure that you know exactly what needs to be done.

Your medical negligence compensation may help with issues such as:

  • The cost of private medical treatment
  • Rehabilitation and specialist therapy expenses
  • Counselling support
  • Any necessary home and vehicle adaptations
  • Specialist equipment
  • Costs of care and household assistance or loss of earnings (including future loss of earnings) and pension for any time you or your partner has had to take off work
  • Travel expenses for hospital appointments
  • Your pain and suffering
  • ‘Loss of amenity’ (not being able to do everyday things you used to)

How do I make a medical negligence compensation claim?

Book a free initial chat with our expert medical negligence solicitors in Southampton

Our Southampton team offer a free initial chat to get the medical negligence claims process underway. This consultation will allow you to talk about precisely what has happened and how the medical negligence you experienced has impacted your life.

From here, we can advise on whether you likely have grounds for a medical negligence claim and the level of compensation we may be able to secure. At this point, we will also explain the medical negligence claims process in more detail and how it works, and the next steps.

Is there a time limit for making a medical negligence compensation claim?

Yes. In general, the rule is that you will have three years from the date of your injury or the date you realised that you suffered an injury due to a medical error or negligence.

There are some exceptions to this rule that may apply to your situation:

  • If you are claiming on behalf of a child, you can claim at any time until the child turns 18. When your child turns 18, they will have 3 years to bring forward a claim themselves.
  • There is no time limit for making a medical negligence claim on behalf of someone who does not have the mental capacity to do so themselves e.g. they have a serious brain injury or learning difficulties.
  • Different time limits may apply for injuries or illnesses which were suffered outside the UK.

If you need to claim on behalf of the estate or dependents of someone who has died due to medical negligence, you will usually have three years from their date of death.

Time is always of the essence when it comes to making a successful medical negligence claim, so it is vital to contact our specialists in Southampton as soon as possible for expert legal advice.

Will I have to go to court for my medical negligence claim?

Our medical negligence solicitors in Southampton settle most cases through negotiation with the defendant and their legal team, which means court proceedings are rarely required. This approach allows us to secure compensation much more efficiently and make the process much less stressful for you.

There may be some scenarios where a defendant or their insurer does not accept liability for your injury or illness or disagrees with the compensation value. This may result in medical negligence cases going to court.

If court proceedings are unavoidable, our expert team in Southampton can support you through the entire process and ensure you are fully informed about each step. It is important to note that we often issue court proceedings as part of the claim, but this does not necessarily mean that you will have to attend a court hearing.

I’m unhappy with my solicitor, can I transfer my medical negligence claim to Novum Law?

Our team often hear from people who have started a medical negligence compensation claim with another firm and are unhappy with the results they have received. This may be because the medical negligence claims process is taking too long, they are dissatisfied with the services provided or they are not happy with the amount of compensation secured.

Our medical negligence solicitors in Southampton are happy to provide you with an independent second opinion about your case, and we have successfully taken over medical negligence claims from other firms in the past. We can often secure higher settlements and ensure you get compensation faster.

If you have a question that is not covered above, please refer to our Changing Solicitor during a claim page. Alternatively, please get in touch and we will be happy to answer your query.

Book your free initial consultation with our medical negligence solicitors in Southampton

If you believe that you or a loved one may be entitled to compensation, our medical negligence solicitors in Southampton are here to lend their support and expertise.

We also have offices in Bristol, Cardiffthe Isle of WightPlymouthSalisbury and Swindon, which allows us to offer a convenient local service to clients further afield.

To begin your claim, contact us on 02380 930 580, email us at or complete our online enquiry form for a free, no-obligation chat.


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