Medical Negligence Solicitors in Birmingham
If you get an injury because a healthcare professional didn’t do their job properly, speak with our team of medical negligence solicitors in Birmingham. It doesn’t matter whether the negligence results from a genuine error, institutional failings or simple ineptitude. Above all, there is no reason you should suffer financially or physically.
The Medical Negligence Experts handle all types of medical negligence claims, including those made against both NHS and private practices. We work hard to ensure you obtain the maximum compensation for the negligence that you deserve. Ultimately, we give you the financial means you need to make the best possible recovery and move on from your injury.
A time-consuming process
The claims process can be time-consuming and complicated. Our work with medical negligence solicitors in Birmingham offers you knowledge and experience to minimise the risk. To that end, frustrating delays and dead ends can occur. But our lawyers shield you from your opponent’s lawyers who will do their best to protect their client’s interest and your expense.
Claiming Compensation with Medical Negligence Solicitors in Birmingham
Every day, millions of UK citizens put their faith in a medical professional to improve their health in some way. They might see a medical professional about:
- Concerning symptoms.
- Filling & collecting prescriptions they need to have.
- Be taken by ambulance to Accident and Emergency with a life-threatening condition, like cerebral palsy.
Most of these patients will receive excellent care. But victims of medical negligence are not so fortunate. After all, they’ve put their trust in a professional. Yet that professional’s duty and standard of care is subpar and causes harm.
For your medical negligence claim to be valid you need to prove two points:
- That you have suffered a genuine injury; and
- Your injury was the direct result of negligence.
Proving an injury
In short, proving an injury is fairly straightforward. Your medical records will show damage like infected pressure ulcers caused by poor nursing care, or a fracture that has resulted from a lack of care while moving you between your bed and a wheelchair. It can be more difficult if you have an underlying illness. For instance, proving your cancer is worse because your doctor was negligent with their delay in diagnosing it.
The Medical Negligence Experts specialise in these types of claims. Our first job is to identify that you have legal grounds to make a claim. Next, we clarify that someone was responsible, at least in part, for the physical damage you sustain.
Then we verify that your injury is genuine and the evidence ably supports this. As a result, your medical negligence solicitor in Birmingham will find proof that shows it was the direct cause of negligent care.
Common Types of Medical Negligence Claims
The Medical Negligence Experts claim compensation for negligent care from an array of medical professionals. That includes GPs, surgeons, nurses and midwives, dentists, pharmacists and opticians.
Medical negligence claims our medical negligence lawyers in Birmingham handle include this wide range of possibilities.
- There’s the issue of GP negligence.
- Surgery claims for negligence.
- Misdiagnosis and delay in diagnosis claims.
- There might also be birth injury claims.
- NHS negligence can also occur.
- Also, prescription errors are known to happen.
- Hospital negligence, including Accident and Emergency negligence.
Negligence and injury can happen in any healthcare setting or dental negligence. We may even be able to assist if you were hurt through negligent medical care received abroad. Moreover, we work with law firms with a registered office recognised by The Law Society as a member of CILEX.
No Win No Fee* Medical Negligence Claims in Birmingham and the West Midlands
One of the primary concerns clients have, when they decide to proceed with a claim, is how to pay for it. Quality legal advice and representation are expensive. However, we believe everyone deserves support when they need it. That’s why the medical negligence solicitors in Birmingham we use work on a No Win No Fee basis.
We offer prospective clients a free, no-obligation consultation for our legal services. That way, you can discover whether you may be able to make a No Win No Fee* claim, and the process for doing so.
Acting as a Litigation Friend
There are occasions when it is not possible for a victim of medical negligence to start a claim themselves. For that personal injury victim, this is either because they are under the age of 18 or because they do not have the mental ability to manage their legal and financial affairs. Accordingly, a close friend or family member, or “litigation friend”, can act on their behalf.
As a litigation friend, the claims process and support from your medical negligence specialists in Birmingham remain the same. Naturally, the only difference is that the money is not paid directly to you or to the victim. Instead, the compensation money goes into a trust on the victim’s behalf.
Normally, agreements conclude out of court. However, claims made for a third party need to finalisation from a judge. That judge, accordingly, must approve the payment and the trust arrangements. A trustee or trustees can then oversee the management of the money.
Subsequently, they’ll either:
- Invest it until the victim can manage their funds themselves.
- Use it to pay for treatment and equipment that will help make the victim’s life easier.
Settling a Compensation Claim Out of Court in Birmingham
The people we meet with medical negligence cases often have very little to do with “the law”. You might encounter it if you legally separate from a partner or complete a divorce. Additionally, you might receive a fine for speeding. For most people, however, the prospect of courts and judges is unfamiliar and intimidating with negligence compensation and clinical negligence.
We do our best to keep your claim out of court by creating a strong legal foundation with research and evidence. We take no chances that any aspect of your claim may be undone by rigorous fact-checking. Consequently, we work with independent experts that provide irrefutable evidence to support your application.
How you might take your case to court
Our aim is to obtain every penny of compensation you deserve in the least possible time. However, we don’t rush at the expense of ensuring every piece of your claim is exactly as it should be. As an example, what if the defendant does either of the following?
- First, they deny liability and we can prove that they were responsible.
- Alternatively, they refuse to offer a fair and appropriate amount of compensation.
Then we may advise you to submit your claim to court for a judge to assess and decide the outcome. Their ruling is final, so litigation is not a step anyone wants to take unless they are 100% confident.
Even once a court date has been assigned, which could be 12 to 18 months after your submission, we will continue to negotiate with the other party with the goal of achieving your payment without having to go to court.
*Please note that with medical negligence solicitors in Birmingham, certain terms and conditions apply.
Need some help finding Medical Negligence Solicitors from Birmingham?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us to find Medical Negligence Solicitors in Birmingham?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support with every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
Expert clinical negligence solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay! Once you make contact, your experienced solicitor will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Whether you are ready to make a medical negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.