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Medical Negligence Solicitors in Goole
Our medical negligence solicitors in Goole are experts at helping clients obtain maximum compensation for medical negligence injuries. In the first place, suffering from someone’s failure is bad enough. But when that person has your health in their hands, it can be even more devastating. Goole medical negligence solicitors are at your disposal should you find yourself in need.
We know that compensation for bad medical treatment represents more to our clients than simply money. A claim for medical negligence compensation gives you the ability to take back control over your life. It opens up opportunities you may not otherwise have to access the best support and treatment for your recovery.
Our highly personal way of working sets us apart from other medical negligence solicitors in the claim process. Because clients aren’t “cases,” “numbers,” or mere portals for our clinical negligence team to dispense legal advice.
We recognise you’re a real person with legitimate problems and genuine concerns for you and your family’s future. How can you focus on your physical recovery when you fret about covering day-to-day expenses for an injury claim?
Compensation takes away that concern and allows you to direct your energy to what is really important. Accordingly, our specialist solicitors are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. That holds for both medical negligence or a personal injury claim.
Types of Medical Negligence Compensation Claims
Medical negligence can occur in any medical field. You do not have to be having significant surgery or suffer serious illness to be injured by somebody else’s mistake. At The Medical Negligence Experts, we handle all types of medical negligence claims. Including those relating to dental negligence, accident and emergency negligence, cosmetic surgery negligence, and medical misdiagnosis.
Medical negligence is when a doctor, nurse, or healthcare professional doesn’t uphold their duty of care to their patient.
However, in legal terms, there is so much more to it than this. When claiming compensation for medical negligence, you also need to do other things. Namely: prove that the standard of care you receive is less than acceptable, but also that you suffer as a result. Without both damage and blame, there are no legal grounds to claim compensation.
As the claimant, it’s your responsibility to prove that your treatment was negligent. In addition, this directly causes your injury or exacerbates a pre-existing condition. Proving negligence is hard in the first place, and it takes time.
That’s why it’s so important you work with a solicitor who specialises in medical negligence claims. And that is always better than a mere solicitor who knows about personal injury law.
Cosmetic surgery negligence claims in Goole
One area in which we have extensive experience in cosmetic surgery negligence claims. There’s been a rise in how affordable and accessible of cosmetic surgery and treatments. It has, unfortunately, lead to an increase in the number of cases of injury from cosmetic surgeons and practitioners.
Types of cosmetic negligence can include injuring a patient during the treatment. For example:
- causing burns or scars from poorly done skin peels or laser treatment;
- surgical errors like anaesthesia mistakes and damaging organs while operating, and;
- providing insufficient nursing care after an operation which can lead to infections forming and the surgery failing.
Changes in legislation have given cosmetic surgeons and practitioners more responsibility to protect their patient’s health than ever before. They are required to make sure the patient is aware of:
- the risks associated with the treatment, and;
- all potential outcomes.
Some may deem it negligent if they promote unrealistic expectations about the treatment, or fail to obtain informed consent. Our medical negligence solicitors in Goole can also help you with claims for procedures abroad.
One question many potential clients have when they come to us is how they are going to fund their compensation claim. We believe that top-quality legal support and representation should be accessible to everybody who needs it.
Moreover, it shouldn’t be a matter of how affordable it is for someone to bring a claim. Accordingly, our medical negligence solicitors in Goole handle claims on a No Win No Fee* basis.
Conditional Fee Agreements agreements remove the risk of beginning a legal process with no guarantee of compensation at the end. Your solicitor will carefully assess the circumstances around your injury. Accordingly, they can let you know if they believe your claim has a high chance of a positive outcome.
If so, they will agree to shoulder the financial risks themselves. In turn, they handle your claim with the expectation that if don’t win compensation, you don’t pay your solicitor’s fees.
No Win No Fee* agreements typically work together with an insurance policy. Some clients already have legal cover as part of a motor vehicle or home and contents insurance. If not, we help you arrange a specialist type of After the Event Insurance to protect you from this financial risk.
We’ll discuss all your funding methods in our initial consultation. That way, you are aware of the options available and can make a choice adhering to your needs.
Medical Negligence Compensation Claim FAQ
You can have a free legal consultation to find out more about how claiming compensation for medical negligence works. To help, here are the answers to a few of the most commonly asked questions we receive.
Can I claim compensation?
You may push to claim compensation if you suffer injury as a result of negligent care in the last three years. The statutory time limit applies to almost all medical negligence compensation claims. The exceptions are if you are a minor, or lack the mental ability to manage your legal and financial affairs. In these cases, you have until your 21st birthday or three years from the date you reclaim your mental capacity.
How long does a medical negligence claim take?
Unlike the three-year deadline for requesting compensation, there is no statutory processing time for finalising an application. The average duration is around 18 months, but it can take longer. For instance:
- if the other party denies their care was negligent and believes your injury was a pre-existing illness, or;
- if they refuse to pay an amount of compensation we know to be fair and reasonable.
- You can also expect your claim to take longer if it needs to go to court. Accordingly, court dates can take 12 months or more.
How much compensation will I receive?
Generally, we calculate compensation payments on an individual basis. There is no flat rate for an illness you acquire in hospital or delayed diagnosis, for example. That’s because these affect everyone differently.
In addition to recompense for physical pain and suffering, your compensation payment includes “special damages.” Special damages can include the following:
- repaying the cost of any medical care or prescriptions;
- travel expenses to your doctor or hospital appointments;
- replacing lost income due to having to take time off work while you are recovering, and;
- loss of earnings if you are no longer able to work in the same capacity as before your injury.
What happens next?
Call The Medical Negligence Experts today to arrange your free consultation with one of our team of solicitors in Canterbury. They look at your claim’s detail before advising whether or not they believe you have grounds for a claim. Moreover, if they can handle under a No Win No Fee* agreement.
When you’re happy to proceed, your lawyer will notify the other party of your intention. Then, they start collecting the evidence necessary to prove your injury was a result of negligence. This documentation can include your medical records, a report from an independent medical expert, and reliable witness statements.
The other party has four months to respond once they receive the evidence and letter outlining your claim. From there, negotiation continues until they either offer an acceptable payment or a judge makes their decision.
Call The Medical Negligence Experts today, or fill on our online contact form and find out how we can help you.
*Please note that conditions apply.