Answer a few quick questions to find out for free if you could be eligible for compensation.
If you have suffered from any of these types of medical negligence, you could be entitled to compensation:
- Incorrect treatment
- Surgical Errors
If you have been affected by any of these, or by any other type of medical negligence, get in touch with us today to find out for free if you could claim compensation.
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Do you feel you have suffered Medical Negligence?
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Have you claimed for this incident before?
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Was the incident within the last 2 years?
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We place our trust in healthcare professionals often when we are at our most vulnerable, and we expect them to help and protect us, not cause us harm.
Making a claim
Every year, thousands of people are affected by or are forced to live with the consequences of medical negligence. From misdiagnosis or incorrect treatment to surgical mistakes, there are many ways medical negligence can occur, all of which can impact greatly on a person’s quality of life. Starting your claim for compensation with us is completely free of charge and our expert team will guide you through every step of the process, supporting you until you receive your final compensation settlement, which we know can give you the boost you need to start living your life more fully. By logging your enquiry with us today, you have nothing to lose but potentially everything to gain.
What is Medical Negligence?
Medical Negligence is a term used to describe incidents in which medical professionals have failed to provide the high standard of care we expect to receive from them. In many cases, this negligence can result in a person suffering life-changing complications that have long-term health and financial implications. Whether your treatment was provided by the NHS or in a private setting, we may be able to help you.
There are many ways medical negligence can occur, from misdiagnosis or inadequate treatment to substandard and incomplete aftercare. All of these can cause harm, injuries or suffering. Medical negligence can relate equally to existing conditions that become worse due to inadequate care or incorrect treatment. In 2018/19, the NHS reported receiving more than 10,000 new claims of clinical medical negligence, with the highest number of claims being made in the medical specialties of Obstetrics, Emergency Medicine, Orthopaedics and General Surgery.
If you're suffering, we can help
All doctors and medical professionals have a duty of care, and strict professional guidelines governing their practice. If you believe you have been affected by medical negligence, our expert team is here to help get you the support you need. Get in touch with us today to find out for free if you can make a No Win, No Fee Claim. We’ll support you through every step of the process to get you the compensation you deserve and back on the road to living a full life. You have nothing to lose, but potentially everything to gain.
Your case with us will be on a No Win, No Fee basis. Simply put, if you don’t win, you don’t pay.
You won’t have to pay any upfront costs for starting your claim, and a fee will be deducted if your case is successful. If your case is successful, your percentage fee will be taken out of your final compensation award, which is capped at a maximum amount by law.
If your case is unsuccessful, you have nothing to worry about as you won’t have to pay a penny.
– Brian injury
– Cancer negligence
– Cerebral Palsy claims
– Claims for children
– Cosmetic injury/Surgery Negligence
– Death due to medical negligence
– Dental negligence
– GP and hospital negligence
– Medication errors
– Nerve injury
– Never events
– Orthopaedic injury
– Sepsis negligence/infectious diseases
– Spinal injury claims
– Surgical negligence
If you believe a medical or healthcare professional has failed to provide you with adequate care, be it through misdiagnosis, during surgery or in the aftercare process, and you can prove your injuries and/or suffering are a direct result of their actions, you will be eligible to make a claim. Get in touch with us today to discuss your case, and we will help you get the ball rolling.
The most important step will be to get in touch with us as soon as possible. To be able to prove your case and ensure it is successful, we will need to obtain your medical records, including any X-rays, scans and test results. We will also need to take a detailed statement from you, as it will be up to you to prove that the care you received was negligent. We will also seek statements and opinions from other medical experts who can attest to the care you received being below the standard expected.
When we have gathered all this evidence, we will look at three key areas:
Breach of duty – proving that the medical professional failed to meet the legal standard of 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 or losses – giving clear evidence of the harm you have suffered as a result of the negligence, and calculating any financial losses or expenses you have incurred because of it.
The time limit for making a medical negligence claim is typically three years from the date of the negligent incident, with a few exceptions. In other words, your case must be brought within three years of the negligence happening, or your ‘date of knowledge’ that something was not right.
However, if you are making the claim on behalf of a child who has suffered due to medical negligence, you can claim at any point until they are 18 years old. After that, they can make a claim for themselves, but they must do so before they turn 21.
The time limit does not apply to people with limited metal capacity – a claim for them can be made at any point.
Yes, of course you can discuss a claim on behalf of someone else if they are a child (under 18), someone with limited mental capacity, or someone who has died and whose estate you are dealing with.
It is very unlikely that your case will be taken to court, but there is a possibility it will be.
According to the NHS Resolution Report for 2018/19, 70.7% of claims were settled without the need for a formal court proceeding. Just under one-third of claims ended up in litigation, and less than 1% went to full trial.