What must medical negligence solicitors prove in a claim?
When bringing a clinical negligence claim, it is up to you to prove that the person you are suing made the medical error and was responsible for your injuries and financial losses. Put into legal jargon, you have the “burden of proof.”
When a person has the burden of proof in a medical negligence claim, they must show that “it was more likely than not” that the clinician was negligent, and that their negligence caused physical or psychological harm. Clinical negligence solicitors refer to it as proving something on “a balance of probability.”
In simple terms, you must prove something was more than 50% likely to happen. This is a much lower level of proof than is required in a criminal case where the prosecution has to prove its case “beyond reasonable doubt.”
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Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
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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.
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