FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Am I Entitled To Make A Medical Negligence Claim?
You are entitled to bring a medical negligence claim if you have received substandard treatment or
care which has caused you an injury or worsened your condition. A doctor, nurse, surgeon or other medical professional must provide medical treatment and care in accordance with a reasonable standard, anything short of this is unacceptable. If you suffer harm as a result you can make a claim for compensation. We can provide a free initial consultation and advise on whether you have a medical negligence claim.
What Is Medical Negligence?
Medical negligence is the term used when a medical professional provides medical treatment which falls below an acceptable standard. This treatment has then caused you harm which could have been avoided. Medical negligence can take place in different forms such as a delay in diagnosis, misdiagnosing your condition, misreporting on an x-ray, CT scan, etc, an error which occurred during
surgery not carried out appropriately, etc
Will It Cost Me To Make A Claim?
We act on a No Win No Fee basis meaning that if you are unsuccessful with your claim, you will not have to pay any fees. Therefore, there is no financial risk to you. You have peace of mind knowing that you do not have to spend money to seek the compensation you deserve.
How Much Can I Claim For Medical Negligence?
The amount of compensation you are entitled to depends on the amount of time you have suffered due to medical negligence and any financial expenses/losses you have incurred, such as lost earnings due to time off work. Our specialist solicitors have the expertise and knowledge which will help you obtain the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.
What Are The Time Limits For Making A Medical Negligence Claim?
In order to make a medical negligence claim you have to start within three years of the date in which you received negligent treatment or three years from when you became aware of the negligent treatment.
There are, however exceptions to this rule which include the following:
- Mental Capacity- if a person does not have the capacity to make a claim themselves, then there is no limit to make a claim.
- Children- any medical negligence claim which involves a child can be brought any time before your child turns 18. On their 18 th birthday a claim needs to have been brought within three years from their 18 th birthday (so before they turn 21).
For a free initial consultation about your medical negligence claim, call us on freephone 0808 196 2773 or contact us online and we will get back to you within 24 hours.