We trust our general practitioners, doctors and surgeons quite literally with our lives. Fortunately, the vast majority of us can trust these professionals whether it is on a visit to the local surgery or a stay in hospital. But occasionally people in the medical world fail to measure up to expectations with devastating results – whether it involves a wrong diagnosis, prescription of the wrong medication, or a surgeon’s poor practice in the operating theatre – and that’s where medical negligence (also called clinical negligence) claims come in.
Our accredited team understand just how highly traumatic a medical negligence claim can be – when you’ve been badly let down by a medical professional. These claims can be extremely complex and should always be carried out by specialist solicitors.
No matter what type of medical error you have experienced, we can help you claim the compensation you deserve.
Below are just a few examples:
• MRSA negligence claims
• GP negligence
• Birth injury claims
• Delayed diagnosis
• Laser eye surgery claims
• NHS Accident and Emergency Claims
• Failed sterilisation
Click here to read more about making a medical negligence claim.
WHY YOU NEED A SPECIALIST MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE SOLICITOR FOR YOUR CLAIM
You must have strong evidence to have a successful claim. You will need to show that the healthcare worker either did or didn’t do something that resulted in your injury. Every claim is different, and documentary evidence such as hospital GP records, along with the report of an independent expert Doctor on your injuries will help to strengthen your case.
As a result, these kind of compensation claims aren’t like any other accident claim – they are usually much more complex, involving a challenge to the way a medical professional has behaved. This requires an understanding of medical procedures and an ability to read hospital and GP notes, and x-rays, for example.
That’s why you need a solicitor who specialises in medical negligence compensation claims.
We do specialise – we have members of both national specialist panels run by
1. the Law Society Clinical Negligence and
2. AvMA – the independent and national patient rights charity, Action against Medical Accidents
Only a small handful of medical negligence solicitors near you have any of these qualifications – which are the two best signs of the genuinely expert solicitor you need.
To qualify for these expert panels you need to be trained in both law and medical issues – and accreditation has to be renewed every five years. This ensures that we are completely up-to-date with this area of practice. It is very challenging yet rewarding area of law. Those solicitors have practice in this area of law for some years will often never choose to move into anything else.
FREE HOME AND HOSPITAL VISITS THROUGHOUT DORSET
Don’t worry if you have difficulty travelling – one of our specialist medical negligence solicitors will come to you, wherever you live in Dorset.
DON’T DELAY MAKING YOUR CLAIM – OR RISK LOSING YOUR COMPENSATION
Too many people miss out on the compensation they deserve because they did not claim within the limited time available. There is almost always a three year time limit on these claims (from the date that the injury happened,Or sometimes from the later date when you actually found out about negligent treatment). However, children do not have the three year time limit until they are 18 (they must make the claim before they turn 21).
Don’t delay. Call our experts today to avoid making such a mistake.
Not only do time limits apply to bringing claims, but investigation of your claim is often much easier with early legal advice. Our team also recommend that you keep a diary of events about your injury and in particular make notes as soon as possible about how the injury was incurred.
FUNDING YOUR MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIM
Almost all of our medical error cases are funded using No Win No Fee – this means you don’t have to worry about paying your legal costs and can concentrate on your recovery. These days legal aid funding is no longer available for medical negligence claims – with the exception of very limited number of birth injury cases.
As the name suggests, a solicitor acting under No Win No Fee will only be paid their fee if they win your case. Payment is made by the losing party or, more likely, their insurer. If the solicitor loses the case, they don’t get paid at all.
Click here to read more about “No Win No Fee Claims“, and how they could help you.
UNCOMFORTABLEABOUT MAKING A CLAIM?
Don’t be embarrassed about claiming compensation for a medical error.
Firstly, if you have been injured, you are entitled to compensation
Secondly making a medical negligence compensation claim provides a real incentive to change poor medical practice – trust us, NHS managers really don’t like these claims being made – and we recognise that good managers and NHS Trusts often respond by changing procedures to ensure that such mistakes are not made again – making good clinical care even safer for other people in future.
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