Can I Claim For Medical Negligence?

Can I Claim for medical negligence Medical Negligence Lawyers

Our Medical Negligence Lawyers offer a free consultation for victims of clinical negligence and medical accidents. Call us on 08000 488 777 or tell us what happened so we can provide you with expert legal advice at no cost to you.

Claim For Medical Negligence – In order to first determine whether a person is eligible to make a claim, the patient should seek the help of an experienced medical Lawyer. Our Medical Negligence Lawyers examine whether the patient’s injury had been caused by one of the following factors, and take appropriate steps.

Hospital Negligence

Medical negligence can arise in hospitals due to untrained staff including doctors, nurses, and other technical staff. Hospitals are liable for the negligence of their employees, as they are responsible for keeping their staff up to date with the latest medical technologies, and they are also charged with providing the latest diagnostic equipment to their staff in order to perform diagnosis accurately.

General Practitioner Medical Negligence

A general practitioner can also be held responsible for causing medical negligence for:

  • Failing to properly diagnose a disease
  • Failing to refer the patient to the right specialist
  • Failing to properly examine the patient
  • Prescribing incorrect prescriptions

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Some of the frequently reported claims in the medical area related to pregnancy and childbirth are given below:

  • Providing the wrong advice related to infertility and infertility treatment
  • Failing to detect abnormalities in the developing baby inside the mother’s womb
  • Errors made by the medical staff during the actual medical process, such as improper usage of forceps
  • Errors made during the stitching process in the case of caesarean

In addition to these three categories, some of the other areas that come under medical negligence include anesthetic injury compensation, laser eye surgery compensation and emergency care negligence.

If you or a family member has suffered with injuries or an illness from receiving medical treatment under any one of the categories listed above, they are eligible to raise a compensation claim.

Raising a Compensation Claim for Medical Negligence

Raising a claim for medical negligence is complex and is not as straightforward as other type of injury claims. It is appropriate for family members to take the help of an experienced medical negligence lawyer in the UK. Our Medical Negligence Lawyers know the ins and outs of the various steps involved in making a successful claim including getting the opinion of a neutral medical service provider regarding the errors committed by the medical practitioner accused.

Our Medical Negligence Lawyers are reputed in the UK and have been providing “No Win, No Fee”* services to our clients for many years. Our Medical Negligence Lawyers have won a number of high profile compensation claim cases involving different members in the medical profession including doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, dentists and hospital managers.

If you would like to speak to us regarding your potential claim you can contact us by requesting a call back, filling in our online claim form or by calling us on the number above.

Time limits

There are deadlines which must be followed when making a medical negligence claim.

A claim must be issued within three years from the date of the incident, or three years from the date of acknowledgement that the injury or illness is a result of medical negligence.

A claim must be issued by the child’s 21st birthday, this is regardless of when the incident took place. Parents can make a claim on behalf of their child if they wish to do so before the child reaches 21. Any compensation awarded is kept in a Special Investment Account which can be accessed when the child turns 18. Funds from this account may be released prior to the child’s 18th birthday if there is a need for medical treatment or special education fees.

Adults and children without mental capacity
There are no time limits for adults or children who are not capable of managing their own affairs due to a mental disability.

Fatal Medical Negligence Cases
If you are claiming on behalf of a family member who has died as a result of medical negligence the claim must be issued within three years from the date of death.

Call our Medical Negligence Lawyers on freephone 08000 488 777 or start your compensation claim online and we will call you. Medical Lawyers

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