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If you’ve suffered a serious injury, illness or your condition has worsened due to medical mistakes, it can cause a lot of pain and suffering. The impact of medical negligence can affect all areas of your life; your family, relationships, social life and your career.
Most medical procedures, treatments and care are delivered to a high standard. However, medical professionals are sometimes overstretched and work to tight deadlines and budgets. Things can go wrong and when they do, the consequences can be devastating.
What is medical negligence?
Medical negligence occurs when medical professionals make mistakes or fail in their duty of care leading to injuries, illness or making your condition worse. There is a range of ways you can be harmed due to medical negligence such as: misdiagnosis or delays in your diagnosis, surgical mistakes or being given the wrong treatment. In these situations, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Our team of specialist medical negligence solicitors are experts in dealing with claims against the NHS and private medical claims of all kinds, including the following:
- Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis
- Surgical negligence
- Anaesthetic mistakes
- Gynaecological and pregnancy mistakes
- Birth injury
- Accident and Emergency negligence
- Hospital-acquired infections
- GP negligence
- Prescription errors
- Defective medical products or medicines
- Cosmetic surgery negligence
If you or a family member has suffered due to medical or healthcare errors, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Our medical negligence solicitors specialise in helping people claim maximum compensation for a wide range of injuries, illnesses or worsening conditions due to healthcare professionals’ mistakes.
We offer No Win No Fee which means you can make a medical negligence compensation claim with no financial risk or hidden costs.
When the worst happens and mistakes are made, you need a specialist medical negligence solicitor on your side. Our experts can help you claim the compensation and rehabilitation you deserve. Our clinical negligence expertise includes:
- Brain and Head injury claims
- Spinal injury claims
- Birth injury claims
- Multiple fracture injury claims
- Amputation and loss of limb claims
- Fatal injury claims
- Loss of sight claims
- Nerve injury claims
- Chronic pain claims
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. The general rule is that you have three years from the date of the injury or the date you realised you’d suffered an injury as a result of a possible medical error or negligence.
If you are claiming on behalf of a child, you can claim at any time until the child turns 18. When the child turns 18, they can bring a claim in their own right but the three year time limit will then apply and they will have until they are 21 to do so.
There are exceptions to this rule. For example, there is no time limit for people who don’t have the mental capacity to make legal decisions and different time limits apply for some injuries or illnesses sustained abroad.
Time can be a critical factor in compensation claims, so it’s important to get in touch with our specialist medical negligence team as soon as possible for expert advice.
The compensation you receive depends on the severity of your injuries or illness you’ve suffered and the impact on your life. Severe, life-changing injuries will involve more compensation to cover medical bills, rehabilitation, care and support, adaptations to the home and loss of earnings and pension.
Starting a medical negligence compensation claim is straightforward. To begin your claim, contact us on Freephone 0800 884 0777 or online for a free, no obligation chat. Click here to learn more about our team and the high level of expertise in your area of injury.
After an initial consultation phone call, your specialist solicitor will come to visit you in your home – or a location at your convenience – to discuss the details of your claim. This will include information such as how your injuries occurred and the impact that your injuries have on your day-to-day life, so they can understand your needs and advise you on the compensation you may be able to claim.
Our legal expert will also use this as an opportunity to talk you through the process of making a claim and to explain your funding options and any relevant paperwork for making your claim.
From that point on, your solicitor will pursue your claim on your behalf. The next step will be to contact the defendant’s insurers and to start gathering evidence to support your claim, liaising with medical experts and healthcare providers to access your records. Your solicitor will keep you updated as your claim progresses and at every step of the process.
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If you have a question that is not listed above, please visit our FAQs page. Alternatively, please call our specialist team on Freephone 0800 884 0777 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation chat.