If you believe that your medical treatment has been mismanaged by a medical professional (Consultant, Surgeon, Registrar, Nurse, GP or other therapist) and that you have suffered harm as a result, you may be able to claim compensation.
Types of Claims
We have experience of successfully representing clients who have experienced:
- Incorrect treatment – this includes poorly performed surgery, surgery to or treatment of the wrong part of body, the wrong medication including the prescription of medication to which the client was known to be allergic, and mismanagement of a patient’s condition
- Misdiagnosis – which may lead to the wrong treatment and/or delayed treatment
- Delayed diagnosis – this may arise from a failure to arrange appropriate tests or investigations, failure to make a timely appropriate referral to another doctor, and misinterpreting the results of tests or investigations
Sadly, some of these cases have led to an untimely death.
How to make a claim
You should contact us as soon as possible if you believe you have a claim. We offer an initial free consultation to help you to decide if you want to go ahead with a claim. We can advise you if we think you have a claim, what is involved in making a claim and what we need from you.
Claims for medical negligence usually have to start within three years of finding out you've received negligent treatment. This can be some time after the treatment was received, as you may only realise your treatment was wrong when your injury develops or the illness becomes worse. Regardless, the 3 year limitation period does not apply to minors and only starts on their 18th birthday.
There is no deadline if the Court considers that you are not capable of bringing a claim yourself (i.e. you lack mental capacity) but whoever is helping you should still contact us to get a claim underway as soon as possible, particularly if there is likely to be any argument about whether you have capacity.
Why choose us?
We have a team of experienced lawyers who specialise in claims for clinical negligence who will guide you in a friendly, easy-to-understand way through the process of making a claim for compensation.
Our focus is to ensure you receive the optimum rehabilitation at the earliest opportunity. Through the involvement of industry recognised rehabilitation providers, therapists, support workers and medical experts providing nation-wide coverage, our team will ensure that every aspect of your injuries are considered and a bespoke rehabilitation package implemented via third party funding.
We have secured millions of pounds for clients whose lives have been changed forever, giving them the opportunity to move forward and regain their independence.
How will my claim be funded?
You may have legal expenses insurance attached to your car or home insurance policy. We can make enquiries to see if any such legal expense insurance exists and can be used to fund your claim. If you do not have existing legal expenses insurance we can enter into a Conditional Fee Agreement and a bespoke policy of after the event legal expenses insurance. Under the terms of a conditional fee agreement, you may be charged a fee for our services.
How long will my claim take?
We aim to conclude your claim as soon as is possible. The length of time this takes depends very much on the severity of the injury, the duration of your recovery and importantly the willingness of the defendant to accept fault.
It is important that we ensure that you are recovered completely or have a final prognosis for your injuries in order to calculate any resulting losses, before attempting to settle your claim.
How much compensation will I receive?
The consequences of the injuries or illnesses will vary between individuals. The amount of compensation you could receive will be personal to you and depend upon a number of factors such as the severity of the injury, extent of any continuing symptoms and the level of impact on ability to work.
Our personal injury solicitors are experienced in accurately valuing claims to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.