Medical negligence solicitors
We understand that suffering because of a medical professional’s negligence leaves you feeling angry and upset, which is why we’ll be here with you every step of the way, helping you claim for the compensation you deserve.
Our expert medical negligence solicitors have helped many people like you secure compensation for medical negligence. Common claims our medical negligence solicitors have handled include:
- Surgical negligence claims
- A&E negligence claims
- Care home and nursing home negligence claims
- Dental negligence claims
- Cosmetic surgery negligence claims
- Gynaecological negligence claims
- Pregnancy and birth negligence claims
- Amputation claims
- Hospital negligence claims
- Misdiagnosis claims
Claiming compensation for medical negligence
Has your health suffered as a result of substandard medical care or surgical error, or have you suffered from psychological damage?Turn to us for specialist advice in medical negligence claims.
We all expect to receive a certain standard of care from medical experts and trust that we will be treated properly and safely.
However, mistakes and errors do occur, and the consequences can be serious, traumatic and even life threatening.
We understand that if you’ve been made more ill or been sick for longer because of a medical professional’s mistake, you just want to focus on recovering and moving forward with your life.
That’s what we’re here to help you do. We know what you’re going through and want to help you come out the other side being able to look forward to your future. By helping you claim compensation by going through the medical negligence claim process, you can get on with your life without having to worry about money.
We can also help you claim on behalf of a relative who has sadly passed away due to medical malpractice. We know that we can’t take away your grief or pain, but we can help by getting you compensated for your suffering. Hopefully, this will help you move forward. Medical negligence claims don’t have to be complicated.
Who can claim for medical negligence compensation?
Our expert medical negligence solicitors have successfully helped many people who have suffered at the hands of a medical professional or institution with their medical negligence claims.
If you or a family member have suffered from an illness or injury that has been caused or worsened by a medical professional breaching their duty of care, we can help you.
Our team helps people like you all the time. We have years of experience aiding victims of medical negligence, getting them the compensation they need to be able to get through such a difficult time. When you make a compensation claim with us, you’ll be able to start getting your life back on track.
Common examples of medical negligence
If you have been made more unwell because of a medical professional’s error, then you have unfortunately been the victim of medical negligence.
Sometimes it’s a minor error, but other times the impact on your life can be devastating.
After experiencing medical negligence, we understand that you want to focus on recovering. That’s what we’re here to help you do.
If you have experienced any of the following in the past three years, we may be able to help you claim compensation for your suffering:
We understand that being misdiagnosed can be very distressing and leave you worrying about the future.
That’s why we’re here to help you through this difficult time, with the aim of you being able to look forward to your future without panicking.
The term misdiagnosis covers the following:
- Your condition is not diagnosed at all, so the problem continues to go unrecognised and untreated
- Your diagnosis is incorrect, for example if you have a lump which is first diagnosed as a cyst but later found to be cancerous
Either of these types of misdiagnosis can cause chaos in your life, however we can help you.
Whilst you focus on getting better, we can claim compensation to ensure that all medical expenses and loss of earnings are covered.
With our help you don’t have to worry about money, so can put all your energy into getting better.
Delayed medical treatment
Cases concerning delayed treatment are very similar to misdiagnosis cases.
Our team have helped many people who have fallen ill because something like a lump or bone fracture which was easily recognisable, has been overlooked by medical professionals.
In these cases the lump might be treated as a cyst, or the fracture treated as a sprain, for months before the actual problem is identified and treated.
Like with a misdiagnosis claim, we want you to be able to recover stress-free whilst we get you the compensation you need.
Failure to consider patient history
Your medical history is very important to consider when diagnosing and treating an issue.
For example if you have had a severe allergic reaction to a penicillin in the past, your doctor needs to consider this when prescribing antibiotics for infections.
Another example might be that you have had several cancer scares in the past, with non-cancerous lumps being removed in operations.
Because of this your doctor should refer to you a specialist clinic if you find another lump. If they don’t, and it is found that the lump is unfortunately cancerous, you would be eligible to claim.
Our solicitors are experts in handling cases where medical professionals have failed to consider patient history, which has resulted in harm being inflicted on the patient.
If this has happened to you, we want to help you get compensated, and get your life back on track so you can look forward to the future.
Incorrect medical treatment
We know that receiving the incorrect treatment can be very disruptive and potentially harmful to your health.
Incorrect treatment covers incidents such as medication or prescription errors and surgical mistakes. For example, you may be prescribed a higher dosage of medication than you need which leads to you falling ill.
Or, your surgeon might fail to effectively stitch a wound after your operation which leads to infection, causing further medical issues.
We understand that incidents like these can have a large impact on your life. You might not be able to work or participate in sports like you did before.
We want to help you to get compensated for your suffering so that you can focus on the road to recovery.
What would be a valid medical negligence claim?
If you have been a victim of medical negligence we can help you claim compensation.
Below are some of the common questions we ask to determine whether you have a valid claim:
- Was your medical or clinical treatment within the last three years?
- Are you now suffering due to this negligence?
- Do you believe the medical professional could have acted in a way that would have prevented your injury or pain?
No matter how insignificant you think your experience might have been, any form of medical negligence is unacceptable.
We understand the ordeal you’ve been through, and want to help you get back on your feet and back to normal, as much as we can.
We can help you to achieve the compensation you need to get your life back on track.
Time limits on making a medical negligence claim
You have three years to pursue a medical negligence claim from the date of the incident or date of knowledge of the incident, if the negligence was discovered at a later date.
We will be able to start your claim promptly, gathering evidence, speaking to specialists and putting together medical records in order to present a strong case on your behalf.
You can rely on us – we will always do our best to get you compensation for any past suffering, providing you with financial support for the future.
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How our medical negligence experts can help you
We understand how scary and life-changing suffering at the hands of a medical professional can be.
It might not only have an affect on your physical wellbeing, but could negatively impact your mental wellbeing too.
Our solicitors handle every case with compassion and sensitivity, working hard to get to know everything about what happened to you so as to present the best case possible on your behalf.
Medical negligence claims are handled carefully, and a member of our team will take the time to listen to your specific circumstances before they provide you with their professional advice for your situation.
Financial losses will be taken care of when you claim with us, so you don’t have the fear hanging over you whilst you try to get better. Your wellbeing and recovery is our number one priority, and we want to help in the best way possible.
With AWH your money worries will be a thing of the past, enabling you to progress with your life with a positive outlook.
Being a victim of medical negligence has an impact on your entire life, from work to social, so you don’t have to let it slide.
Let our team help you get you the compensation you need to get your life back on track.
- What is classed as medical negligence?
Any situation in which you have been made more ill or have been injured due to a medical professional's error is classed as medical negligence. It can be accidental or done on purpose, and can have a minor or major impact on your life.
- Compensation amounts for medical negligence, how much?
The compensation amounts for medical negligence compensation claims can vary from a few thousand pounds to well into the multi-millions. How much a claim is awarded all depends on how severe your injuries are and what level of injury can be put down to the defendant's negligence.
- How long do I have to make a medical negligence claim?
Under English law you have three years from the date of the negligent incident to claim compensation. However, if you weren't aware of the negligence until a later date, then the three years will not start until the date that you became aware.
- How long does a medical negligence claim take to be settled?
How long it takes to settle a medical negligence claim varies depending on what negligence was suffered. However, the time taken to conclude a case that doesn't go to court is approximately 18 to 24 months. If the case has to go to court, it can take 24 to 36 months to conclude.
- How to claim compensation for medical negligence?
To claim compensation for medical negligence you will need a specialised medical negligence solicitor to act on your behalf. This is due to the complex steps that are involved in pursuing a claim.
Starting the process couldn’t be more simple!
- Contact us Get in touch however suits you best and arrange a consulation with one of our solicitors
- Meet an expert You’ll meet the expert solicitor assigned to your case and discuss all the necessary details
- Authorise Once we’ve got all the details of your case and you’re happy to proceed, just give us the go-ahead
- We get to work It’s time for us to get to work! We’ll set up your file on our system and get to work right away
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