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The Medical Negligence Experts have a strong reputation not only for successful medical negligence compensation claims but also for excellent customer service. Our Patient Advice Line is a free, no obligation legal advice line, where we match you to a specialist solicitor with the right experience in successfully claiming compensation for your specific type of application. See the number above. During each enquiry, we tailor our service to meet the individual needs of our clients.
We work with leading medical negligence solicitors around the UK so we can always provide you with legal advice and representation where you need it, even visiting you in the hospital if you are still recovering from your injury. Wherever you are in the UK, including Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Liverpool, London, Sheffield and Warrington, a single call to our Patient Advice Line will help you on the road to recovery.
Call our Patient Advice Line above for No Win No Fee Clinical Negligence Claims
We are experienced in obtaining maximum compensation all types of medical negligence claims against both NHS and private practitioners. If as a patient you’ve experienced a standard of care so low that it has affected your health, call our claim line to find out how we can help. Our extensive network of medical negligence experts allows us to give you the rehabilitation support you need to move forward with your life. Compensation is not only recognition of the physical pain and suffering you have endured thanks to another person’s mistake, but it also ensures you can access the right medical care you need to recover, and that you don’t suffer financially.
Contact our claim line today if you believe you have been hurt through negligent care. We assist victims of all types of medical negligence, including:
Accident and emergency negligence claims
People who go to A&E for treatment, either under their own steam or in an ambulance, are already suffering. They need a fast and accurate assessment followed by the right treatment or an appropriate referral. Accident and emergency negligence can result from mistakes like not checking a patient’s history, a rushed examination that does acknowledge their symptoms, misreading test results or x-rays, and sending patients home when they need to be admitted for treatment. If any of these mistakes sound like they caused your injury, talk to one of the experts on our claim line for advice.
Cancer negligence claims
Enormous strides have been made in the early diagnosis and effective treatment of most types of cancer. However, for these to work, patients rely on their doctor or oncologist to do their job without making mistakes like failing to investigate symptoms, not referring them for specialist assessment, and misinterpreting test results so their illness is misdiagnosed or treatment is delayed.
Care home negligence claims
The ill and elderly are two of the most vulnerable groups in society. With families living further apart or unable to provide the right care for their loved ones, care homes play an increasingly important role in tending to their needs. Care home negligence can range from lack of supervision to not preventing or treating pressure sores, fractures caused when moving a patient from a bed to a chair, or not providing appropriate mobility aids.
Cosmetic surgery negligence claims
The Medical Negligence Experts can assist with elective and private treatments as well as non-elective surgery done by an NHS or private practitioner. Our solicitors can successfully handle claims relating to all types of cosmetic surgery negligence claims, including if you have had your treatment abroad.
Whether you’ve suffered undetected gum disease, had an unnecessary tooth extraction, or suffered in any other way due to your dentist’s mistake, you can rely on our lawyers to help you successfully claim maximum compensation.
Doctor and GP negligence claims
For most people, their GP is their first point of contact when they believe something is wrong with their health. One of the roles of the GP is to know when a patient needs referring for specialist assessment or treatment. If your GP has failed in their duty of care and you have been harmed as a result, contact our claim line to find out if you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Eye injury negligence claims
The Medical Negligence Experts can successfully obtain payment of damages for injuries caused by opticians, ophthalmologists, and LASIK practitioners.
Hospital negligence claims
Hospital is a place for healing, but inadequate nursing care or the spread of hospital-acquired infections can leave patients in a worse state than when they went in. Our medical negligence solicitors are very experienced at successfully obtaining compensation for patients injured through hospital negligence so contact us if you believe your injury should have been prevented.
Incorrect diagnosis negligence claims
Incorrect diagnosis prevents a patient from receiving the right treatment which can cause their condition treatment. Not all cases of the wrong diagnosis are due to negligence, however where it can be proven that yours was, and where you can show you have been injured as a result, you may be able to request payment of damages.
NHS negligence claims
The NHS treats millions of patients every year. Most of them receive a good level of care, and their health improves. Unfortunately, there are times when a medical practitioner working for the NHS fails to deliver an acceptable standard of care and a patient is injured or even killed due to their mistake. Talk to our Patient Advice Line today to find out how we can help if you or your loved one has been the victim of NHS negligence.
Other types of claims our clinical negligence solicitors can handle include:
Nurse negligence claims
Pharmacy negligence claims
Physio negligence claims
Pregnancy negligence claims
Serious Illness negligence claims
Surgery negligence claims
One of the most common types of medical negligence is medical misdiagnosis. Medical misdiagnosis can appear in either of two ways:
missed diagnosis: where an illness or condition is overlooked entirely; and
incorrect diagnosis: where an illness is diagnosed as another type of condition.
Both of these can have huge implications for a patient’s health, and can even be fatal.
If you have been injured as the result of medical misdiagnosis, talk to our Patient Advice Line to find out how much compensation you may be entitled to receive. Whatever the cause, whether it was because you were not referred for tests, test results were misread, or another reason, we will give you the legal advice and representation that can make your claim successful.
An example of a successful compensation claim regarding medical misdiagnosis relates to a man who received a five-figure payment due to delayed diagnosis of his bowel cancer. Despite seeing his GP with concerning symptoms eight times over the course of 19 months, his GP did not conduct an examination or refer for any tests. The patient’s cancer was only detected when he presented at Accident and Emergency with severe pain and haemorrhaging that his symptoms were investigated and his cancer detected. The man’s GP was found negligent as his lack of assessment and action allowed the patient’s condition to deteriorate to the point where his illness was terminal, and his symptoms could only be managed rather than treated.
How Can We Help?
The Medical Negligence Solicitors have the relevant skill and experience at successfully obtaining compensation for clients who have been injured through no fault of their own. If you think you may be entitled to payment for damages, just call our Patient Advice Line for advice. We are happy to offer a free, no obligation consultation with a legal professional who can answer any question you may have.
To help get you started, we have listed some medical negligence FAQ and their answers.
Can I make a claim?
To be eligible to claim compensation you must be able to prove that the care you received fell below an acceptable standard and that you were injured as a direct result of someone else’s mistake.
How do I prove negligence?
The success of your application rests on being able to show causation and damages. We will collect the necessary evidence to show that the medical professional responsible for you failed in their duty of care, and that there is a direct correlation between their mistake and your injury.
Your solicitor will also provide information supporting any financial expense you have incurred due to your injury. Damages can include items like prescription costs or private medical treatment, as well as income lost due to your extended recovery time, or if your partner or spouse has taken time off work to care for you.
How much compensation will I receive?
The amount of compensation you can receive for medical negligence will depend on the nature and severity of your injury and the financial cost you have incurred because of it. The Judicial College updates and publishes and updates guidelines so your solicitor can give you an approximation of what you can expect based on your particular circumstances.
Can I claim for medical negligence if I wasn’t in a hospital?
Medical negligence can happen in any medical environment, not only hospitals. The Medical Negligence Experts can successfully represent clients harmed from inadequate care received from their dentist, optician, or cosmetic therapist. We cover all areas of clinical negligence so call us today to find out more about making a claim for compensation.
How long will my medical negligence claim take?
The average medical negligence claim takes between 18 months and two years to resolve. Although there is a limit of three years from the date of negligent care (or the date the injury was linked to negligence) to be raised, there is no statutory processing time. Claims where the other party accepts responsibility and is willing to pay a fair amount of compensation are typically resolved in less time than those where liability is disputed.
Will I have to go to court?
It is very unlikely you will have to go to court. The NHS resolve 98% of claims made against them out of court, and the proportion of applications made against private practitioners is also high. We will endeavour to ensure your claim is resolved without litigation to save you time and stress.
How will I fund my claim?
There are several ways applicants can pay for a medical negligence claim. The most common way is via our Patient Advice Line for a No Win No Fee* agreement. All our lawyers offer this to make it affordable for everyone who needs it to access top quality legal advice and representation. If you want to know more about how No Win No Fee* agreements work, talk to The Medical Negligence Experts today.
Do I need a specialist solicitor?
Using a specialist medical negligence solicitor will increase the likelihood of you receiving maximum compensation and reduce the processing time. You should always seek legal advice before you accept an offer of compensation from the responsible party, especially if this offer was unsolicited. Any payment of compensation is final and you can’t ask for more money at a later date if you realise you were grossly underpaid or if your injury is worse than initially thought.
If your question isn’t answered here or you want any more specific information, contact The Medical Negligence Experts claim line on the free phone number or by filling in our online contact form and asking a legal advisor to respond at a time that suits you.
Need some help?
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?
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 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.