If you or a loved one have suffered an injury or illness because of errors made by medical professionals, you may be able to make a medical negligence claim.
Making a claim means getting the answers and compensation you deserve, as well as an apology for the unnecessary suffering.
However, the process of making a medical negligence claim can seem overwhelming at an already difficult and distressing time – which is why our specialist solicitors are here to explain the process and to support you from start to finish, working hard to achieve the best possible outcome.
What Is Medical Negligence?
Medical negligence happens when the care or treatment you have received from medical professionals has been below a reasonable standard or a mistake has been made that causes unnecessary suffering.
Thankfully, medical negligence is rare in the UK but there are times when things go wrong and mistakes are made, including:
- Surgical errors
- Delayed treatment
How Can You Claim For Medical Negligence?
Usually, you must start your claim within three years of the date you first realised or suspected you had suffered due to medical negligence.
If you think you’ve suffered unnecessarily, seek legal advice as soon as possible.
What Is The Process For Making A Medical Negligence Claim?
As a guide, the process will involve the following steps:
- Get In Touch
Get in touch with us to let us know in as much detail as possible the medical treatment you have had and the care you’ve received together with the injuries you’ve suffered as a result of this. We offer a free initial consultation where we will provide straightforward and tailored advice based on your experience and situation.
- Speak To A Solicitor
One of our medical negligence solicitors will advise you on whether you are eligible to make a compensation claim, after reviewing all the information which may include any formal complaint you’ve made and the response along with other evidence.
Your solicitor will obtain copies of all relevant medical records relating to your treatment, and will obtain a report from an independent medical expert to confirm if your treatment was below a reasonable standard and you suffered because of this. The expert may wish to examine you as part of their investigation.
- Make A Claim
If the expert supports your claim, we will formally initiate a claim on your behalf against the treatment provider.
- Negotiate Compensation Or Go To Court
If the defendant accepts liability for your injuries due to medical negligence, we will negotiate on your behalf the level of compensation you deserve for your suffering. If the defendant does not accept liability, court proceedings may begin.
When negotiations are complete, the claim is settled and the compensation money from the defendant is paid into your account.
How We Can Help You With Your Medical Negligence Claim
If you have suffered or feel let down because of the sub-standard care or treatment you received from a medical professional, we are here to help and advise you if you want to make a medical negligence claim.
We understand what a difficult time it already is for you and will keep the process as stress-free and undemanding as possible, supporting you at every step of the way. Our specialist advice is straightforward and helpful, and we will work hard to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your recovery.
To discuss a potential medical negligence claim with one of our specialist solicitors, contact us on 01244 405 399 or call FREE on 0800 988 3674 or via a Mobile 0333 200 4465 or complete a Free Online Enquiry and we will soon be in touch.