Have you suffered adverse complications or injury because of medical malpractice or surgical error? Our expert medical negligence solicitors have handled many thousands of medical negligence cases arising from misdiagnoses, delayed referrals and substandard care, in addition to those for additional serious incidences of negligence, like surgical error. Whether it can be proven the neglect of the person treating you led to injury, pain, or adverse complications, it is highly likely we will be in a position to assist you if you wish to make a medical negligence claim for compensation. Finding out whether you qualify could not be easier.
Medical negligence cases are invariably more complex compared to those for other kinds of personal injury. While an over-all legal practitioner might be able to advise you on how to make a complaint to your local Primary Care Trust, relatively not many are fully conversant using the medical negligence claim process. If you wish to make a clinical negligence claim, we strongly advise seeking guidance from reputable NHS clinical negligence claims specialists who have the expertise and experience to handle medical negligence cases.
How Do I Know If I Have Been a Victim of Medical Negligence?
Clinical (or medical) negligence is defined as any failure or error on the part of a healthcare professional which causes someone physical or psychological harm, or adverse health complications. However, not all medical accidents will necessarily entitle you to compensation. NHS medical negligence claims can only be brought against healthcare professionals if it can be proven that:
• The medical professional was responsible for all aspects of a person's safety, health and well-being whilst within their care (referred to as "duty of care").
• That by act, omission or neglect, the person treating you failed in their duty of care (referred to as a "breach of duty of care")
• This breach in duty of care caused you injury, pain, psychological trauma or adverse health complications (known as "causation").
All doctors are expected to stick to the guidelines for standards of practice and care put down by the General Medical Council. The following tips provide clear direction in regards to what is expected of the medical professional if they believe patient safety, health or comfort is at any point compromised. In addition, they must ensure patients completely understand their diagnosis, proposed treatment, and any side effects associated with that treatment that could cause illness or complications just before consent receiving. Most importantly, they must ensure that any surgery or treatment prescribed is carried out safely, and supply a standard of care commensurate with that expected of medical professionals in their field.
If a healthcare professional fails in any aspect of their duty of care to you as their patient, and you suffer as a result, there is a strong possibility our medical negligence solicitors will be able to help you file a no win no fee medical negligence claim for compensation.
Limitations for NHS Medical Negligence Claims
Medical negligence claim time limits can rarely be extended without special permission from a court, if you want to make a clinical negligence claim, you should seek legal guidance as soon as possible.