I think I have been the victim of medical negligence. Can I make a claim?
A failed treatment or an operation gone wrong doesn’t necessarily mean medical negligence was at play. Mistakes corrected at the last minute, or near misses, also do not imply medical negligence. Medical negligence occurs when the doctor, nurse, dentist or other health care professional has acted in a way that most other professionals in their position would not.
If you’ve been injured, or your condition has been made worse, due to the negligent actions of a medical professional, you may be eligible to make a medical negligence claim for compensation.
Of course, we always recommend speaking with our personal injury solicitors about your claim as soon as possible after your injury. They will be able to advise you on the merits of your case and whether or not you are in the position to make a successful claim.
How long will my medical negligence claim take?
Every claim is considered based on its own facts. Therefore, there is no telling exactly how long the claims process will take. While some claims may be simple and straightforward, others are more complicated and involved. Claiming compensation can take anywhere from a number of months to a number of years. Your personal injury solicitor will be able to give you a better idea of the time frame you can expect.
In order to prove negligence on behalf of the medical practitioner, medical negligence claims require extensive evidence and expert testimony. Because of this, these medical negligence claims are notoriously harder to win than other types of personal injury claims and so it is safe to say that medical negligence claims take a bit longer to sort out than others.
Are medical negligence claims dealt with on a No Win No Fee basis?
Many of the lawyers and law firms that make up our network of personal injury specialists would be happy to take on you medical negligence claim on a No Win No Fee basis. This is a great option for those victims that are deserving of legal representation and compensation, yet uneasy taking on the financial risk.
Can I have a chat about my claim with you?
Absolutely! We know you’ve been through a lot and we’d be happy to help discuss any of your questions or concerns. Please feel free to complete our no obligation form or give us a call at anytime to discuss your medical negligence claim.