Claim for Medical Negligence
Medical negligence can take many forms from surgical errors and misdiagnosis to late diagnosis, the prescription of the wrong medicine and injuries to a mother or child during child birth.
Clinical or medical negligence injuries are caused by medical professionals being doctors, nurses, surgeons, dentists and so on. If a medical professional’s negligence results in an injury to his or her patients then the patients can make a compensation claim. This is because medical professionals owe their patients a high duty of care as any breach can result in serious physical and / or psychological injury.
Medical Negligence Claims Solicitors
In order to establish whether a medical professional has been negligent you would have to compare their actions to that of a reasonable medical professional. If you would like to make a medical negligence claim you should instruct one of our specialist medical negligence solicitors**. They will help you to establish liability and negotiate a settlement on your behalf and they will do this on a no win no fee* basis (formally known as a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA) which means you can focus on your recover without having to worry about your legal fees. You should ensure that the solicitor** you use is a specialist as medical negligence is different to regular personal injury claims and require expertise with medical terms and interpreting medical reports.
Clinical Negligence Compensation Amounts
The amount of compensation you will be awarded following a medical negligence injury will depend on the seriousness of the injury and the recovery time, whilst taking into account the amount that has been awarded in previously decided cases and government guidelines. In addition to compensation for the physical and psychological injuries, you can also claim compensation for any other losses that you have suffered including (but not limited to) future medical expenses and loss of income.
If you want to make a claim for medical negligence then you should ensure that you instruct one of our specialist medical negligence solicitors** to deal with your case within three years of the date of the accident otherwise you may be prevented from doing so without special permission from the court (which will only be granted in very limited circumstances).
Contact us to discuss Your Medical Negligence Claim
Call us on 01252 354 433, or to make an online enquiry please complete our claim form.