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.
It is important to seek specialist legal advice from medical negligence solicitors to help you through the process. At Trethowans, we have a team of medical negligence 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 are entitled to – often on a no win no fee basis.
What is a medical negligence claim?
You can only make medical negligence claims 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 are thinking about taking legal action, ensure you get the advice of medical negligence solicitors who specialise in medical negligence claims.
You have 3 years from the time of the incident to begin the process of filing medical negligence claims. 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 which you can consider a claim, 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
Why choose Trethowans?
We have the specialist expertise to act for clients in these cases and obtain the best possible outcomes. Our clinical negligence solicitors have acted for claimants and recovered compensation for them in a wide variety of cases.
To get started on your claim, contact our specialist team today on 0800 2800 421 and arrange a consultation with one of our expert solicitors in Bournemouth, Poole, Salisbury, Southampton or Winchester.
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.