What is Medical Negligence?
(Sometimes called clinical negligence) is a mistake, accident or sub-standard care by the medical staff that has caused you harm or made your condition worse.
There are various kinds of medical negligence, including inaccurate treatment, surgical errors, misdiagnosis and dental carelessness.
A wide range of medical Negligence
can have life-changing results for patients – whether through physical damage or mental injury. If you, friend or family member has been Injured because of the medical treatment they've gotten, we're here to enable you to get the payment you deserve.
How would you claim medical negligence?
Making a compensation claim at such a stressful time can make you feel like the last thing you need to do, hence we are here to make the procedure as simple and straight forward as possible.
Truth be told, the initial step is as simple as getting in contact with us for free on 0800 970 2727 to see if you could make a claim.
During your call, we'll get some information about the service you will receive. Our understanding solicitors will never pressure you into making a claim – we're here to give you free, fair-minded advice.
If you do choose to proceed with your claim, we'll assingn our most appropriate medical negligence solicitors for your case.
All our initial advice is for free and we work on a No Win No Fee basis.
How is medical negligence proved?
All medical staff has a 'duty of care' to treat you carefully and restrain from causing you damage. When making your clinical negligence claim, our solicitors will strive to demonstrate that the care you recieved was beneath the legal "duty of care" standard.
To do this, they'll commonly take a look at three things:
- Breach of duty – proving that the doctor or medical professional failed to uphold their legal duty of care to you
- Causation – proving that the treatment you received was the cause of your injury (or caused your condition to get worse)
- Damages – giving evidence of your injuries
Our specialist solicitors will be close at hand to take you step by step through the claim process, so you won't have to stress over being confused by legal jargon. They'll additionally have the capacity to deal with the paperwork for you, so you can focus on your recovery.
Will a claim affect your treatment?
If you are concernerd your compensation claim may result in dilution of the services or treatment being proved to you, then be assured no such thing can happen..
It's improbable that you'll be treated differently because of your claim, as it's illegal and is against the law for any hospital to decline to treat you because of compensation claim or complaint.
If, for your peace of mind, you choose to proceed with your treatment somewhere else, you can request to be transferred to another hospital or referred to another specialist.
Would you be able to claim on behalf of another person?
We know how hard it can be to see a friend or family member suffer, particularly if their injuries have been caused by someone else’s carelessness. It may feel like a breach of your trust, and you might be seeking an appropriate redressal to help them recover.
We can enable you to make a medical negligence
on behalf of a friend or relative. If their injuries are too severe and serious, they may not physically have the capacity to claim without help – or, they may not feel confident to share with us their experiences. We can enable you to make it appropriate for them, by giving you free counsel and addressing you for their benefit.
In case you're hoping to make a claim for another person's benefit, you can get in touch with us on 0800 970 2727. Or you can fill in our secure online form.
can be fatal. We know how problematic it can be to adapt to the pain of losing a friend or a family member. Losing a near and dear one can likewise put you under financial pressure – we can enable you to get compensation to take care of legal costs burial service charges and some other costs.
Medical Negligence including kids
When your child is seen by a medical professional, you put a great deal of trust in them – this makes it shocking when accidents happen.
We can't take away what you and your child have experienced, however, we can enable you to make a claim on their behalf so that they can get the help, treatment and recovery they require.
We can enable you to make a claim on the behalf of a child until their eighteenth birthday. Alternately, they can make a claim for themselves up to three years after they to turn 18.
What are the varieties of medical negligence?
Medical treatements cover a vast and variety of conditions. We’ve listed some of the types of cases we can help you with:
- Hospital negligence, including claims against private and NHS hospitals
- Cosmetic Surgeries such as Breast, lip or hip Implants
- Dental negligence can cause damage to the teeth, gums and jaw
- Injuries during or after surgery
- Misdiagnosis of a medical condition, which can lead to incorrect treatment
- Medication errors where the wrong medication has been given or prescribed
- Birth injuries including injuries to both mother and child
- Care home claims involving the elderly, who are particularly vulnerable
- Claims against a negligent GP
How compensation can help?
After receiving negligent treatment, you might feel drepressed, disappointed, in pain or with low self esteem. To us, it feels wrong that you ought to stress over money over everything else.
If you need further treatment to put the situation right – you probably didn’t deserve to be spending so much time in the hospital, away from loved ones and unable to go to work.
And in addition to covering the lost earnings from time off work, your compensation can take care of extra costs including:
- Private treatment costs
- Medicines you've needed to pay for
- Travel and convenience costs for you and your family
- Any adjustments you've needed to make to your home as a result of your damage
Our No Win No Fee Solicitors will take into consideration all costs and impacts of your situation when making your case – they'll ensure you get compensation for recovery, cover inconvenience for your pain, suffering and the consequences for your interests and social activities as well.
You can call us for free on 0800 970 2727. We have the ability to answer most of your questions and can tell you whether you could make a claim.