Medical Negligence Claims
Have you suffered from an injury or loss because of a preventable medical error? Then you could be entitled to make a medical negligence claim and receive compensation.
What is a medical negligence claim?
You can only make a medical negligence claim if you can prove that your injury was a direct result of receiving medical care that was below an acceptable standard. Providing evidence that your injury would have been prevented if you had received the appropriate medical attention is a complicated and difficult task. So, if you’re thinking about taking legal action, ensure you get the advice of a solicitor who specialises in medical negligence claims.
Can I make a medical negligence claim?
You have 3 years from the time of the incident to begin the process of filing a medical negligence claim. If you are making a claim on behalf of a child, you can apply up until their 18th birthday, from which time they will have 3 years to start proceedings themselves. You can also make a claim on someone else’s behalf who is unable to do so because of limited mental capacity. In this case, the 3-year time limit does not apply until/unless they make a full recovery.
There is a vast number of situations and reasons as to how and why medical negligence occurs, including:
- Misdiagnosis or failed diagnosis of a condition
- A mistake made during an operation
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Performed treatment without consent
- Failing to fully inform the patient of associated risks with a procedure or medication
No win no fee medical negligence claims
Due to the complexity of medical negligence claims, it is important to seek specialist legal advice and guidance to help you through the process. At Trethowans, we have a team of solicitors dedicated to handling medical negligence claims and who have years of success helping our clients get the compensation they deserve. Thanks to our experience and specialist knowledge that can only be gained through working in the industry, we are confident in getting you the result you’re entitled to – often on a no win no fee basis.
To get started on your negligence claim, contact Trethowans today on 0800 2800 421 and arrange a consultation with one of our expert solicitors in Bournemouth, Poole, Southampton, Salisbury or Winchester.
From 1st April 2013, following reforms to Legal Aid Funding, we can only apply for funding for you from the Legal Services Commission if you have a clinical negligence case involving neurological injury at birth or within 8 weeks of birth (if you are financially eligible).
We are also able to act for clients on a no win no fee basis (also known as conditional fee agreements). Many of our clients with clinical negligence cases have conditional fee agreements with us. Please contact us to find out more.