Medical Negligence

Our extensive experience and expertise in medical negligence law means we can pursue any type of case, from the smallest viable claim to claims involving spinal or brain injuries.

Our team will take the time to listen to you, to understand what you are going through and to help you get the answers and compensation you deserve.

What is Medical Negligence?

A medical negligence claim is a claim which is brought potentially through the Court. By bringing a claim of this nature the purpose is to obtain compensation for the personal injury and unnecessary pain and suffering experienced due to the negligence of the medical professionals or organisations who have failed to provide appropriate treatment and care.

Medical negligence can take many forms. While we can bring a claim for many different complications and errors in procedures, these are some of the areas in which we focus.

How can we help?

There are a number of ways in which medical negligence may arise including:

  • Delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis;
  • Error during surgery or medical procedure
  • Administering the wrong medication
  • Failure to obtain your informed consent to a procedure or treatment
  • Infections acquired during a hospital admission
  • Midwifery or obstetric mistakes during childbirth

Our expert team will support you throughout the process of making a medical negligence claim, providing guidance and empathy during what can be a difficult time.

The process of claiming against a medical professional or healthcare organisation begins with speaking to an experienced specialist about your situation. Our advisors can assess your case over the phone for free to determine whether you have a claim for medical negligence. First, we’ll collect details about the treatment you received to allow the best possible understanding of the care you received and how it has impacted your life, so that we can ensure that you receive the right amount of compensation to cover your current and future needs.

Once your claim has been accepted, the next stage is to prepare for the case by obtaining medical records and relevant documentation related to the care you received, as well as a detailed statement. Getting an expert opinion is often also necessary to confirm breach of duty and the subsequent harm that you endured. All of this work is completed by one of our expert lawyers, and we will pay for all fees involved under our No Win, No Fee agreement.

What are the time limits for making a claim?

You usually need to start Court proceedings within three years of the date of treatment or the date you became aware that you’ve received negligent treatment. You may not realise this until some time after your treatment, when your injury or illness becomes worse. It is best to consult a solicitor as soon as possible.
There are exceptions to the three year rule:

  • Children – a claim needs to be started before they reach their 21st birthday.
  • Mental capacity – if a person lacks the capacity to make a claim themselves, the three year limit doesn’t apply. However, some people may gain and lose capacity over a period of time.

How do you fund a claim?

Medical Negligence Claims may be funded by:

  • Conditional Fee Agreements (No Win No Fee agreements)
  • Before the Event Insurance (BTE)

We offer Conditional Fee Agreement (No Win No Fee Agreement) and we can offer delegated After the Event (ATE) insurance with deferred premium (payable at the end of the case) to protect you against any adverse costs.

Why choose us?

It is an upsetting and distressing time and you will need the support and understanding of professionals you can talk to and trust – people who are experienced in dealing with medical negligence claims.

Taking on a large hospital trust and their lawyers can be intimidating, but for over twenty years we have helped clients in bringing medical negligence claims against doctors and medical staff in NHS hospitals and the private sector.

We aim to make the process of making a compensation claim as easy and as stress-free as possible for you.

  • We will guide and support you throughout your entire claim
  • We understand the process and will explain it to you
  • You will benefit from our medical negligence knowledge, experience and skills
  • We provide a confidential, friendly service
  • Free assessment of your claim
  • No win, no fee solicitors
  • We use specialist no win no fee barristers
  • Home or hospital visits arranged
  • Evening or weekend consultations
  • An experienced solicitor handling your claim will ensure the best outcome.

We can help you to recover compensation for:

  • Injuries – ranging from less severe to life-changing
  • Past and future loss of earnings
  • Loss or damage to personal items
  • Out of pocket expenses
  • Private physiotherapy treatment
  • Counselling
  • Adaptations to your home or motor car

What to do next?

Speak to us now or fill out our online enquiry form and one of our team will be in touch promptly.