If you, or a member of your family, has suffered an injury as a result of medical treatment and you feel that errors may have been made, you may wish to consider pursuing a claim for compensation.
We can help guide you through the whole process from understanding whether in the first instance there is the basis of a claim and then in taking that claim up and managing it to a satisfactory conclusion.
Examples of medical negligence can include the following:
- Failure to diagnose or incorrect diagnosis
- Failure to treat or incorrect treatment-perhaps simply being sent home
- Incorrect or over-medication prescribed leading to significant side effects
- Surgical errors and treatments that cause excessive scarring
- Failure to advise appropriately on risks associated with treatment
- Errors during childbirth causing injury to mother and/or the child
- Failure of communication between health professionals
Our specialist team will take all the time necessary to talk to you about what has happened, and give you the appropriate advice. We understand that your experiences have been distressing, are often difficult to talk about and can have life-changing and far reaching consequences. You can talk to us confident that we approach all matters in a sensitive, personal way and are sympathetic to your individual situation.
Settling a claim doesn’t only mean receiving financial compensation-as this can never really make up for what has happened. Our service goes beyond that to ensure that, where required, appropriate rehabilitation is considered and delivered, professional assessment reports and ongoing management of future care needs (social services, housing, equipment, etc) is provided and even separate and independent financial planning investment advice is given.
We also believe that you shouldn’t have to worry about expensive legal fees-and the investigative costs involved in medical negligence matters are significantly higher than for other types of claim, which is why we offer to work on a “No Win, No Fee” basis.
For a claim to be successful we need to prove that the standard of care you have received from a particular healthcare professional-doctor, nurse, surgeon, dentist, etc, fell below what you are reasonably entitled to expect, and that in turn this failure has caused a physical (or psychological) injury. The test is the same whether this is as a result of NHS or Private Treatment.
Please don’t worry about whether your particular claim would pass this test – that is our job! What is vital is that you, or whomever has been affected , seeks the right legal advice from the outset from our approachable and friendly team of specialist solicitors.
Sadly we see cases every week where people have sustained avoidable injury as a result of negligence suffered whilst under the care of doctors, surgeons, nurses or other healthcare professionals – and newspapers regularly report the catastrophic results these lapses in care can cause. However there are many more unreported matters, perhaps smaller in nature, but equally traumatic and devastating to those who have suffered them.
Please call us to get things started or just to chat through the circumstances of what has happened. We are here to help you.