Medical Negligence Claim

What is a Medical Negligence Claim?

All medical professionals in the UK owe their patients what is known as ‘duty of care”. This means to you and me that medical professionals are responsible for providing us an acceptable level of care at all time. Medical professionals are also charged with the responsibility of protecting their patients from harm.

In the event of treatments and surgery, it is further expected of your doctor to explain to you the risks involved in your care. Allowing you the opportunity to give informed consent for such surgery and treatments. If you were not given all the appropriate information by your doctor, you may consult medical negligence claim lawyers to pursue a medical negligence claim.

Medical negligence is the term used to describe the breach of this duty of care. Also known as clinical negligence, many types of instances exist where doctors, nurses and medical staff have faulted in this duty.

When can You Make a Medical Negligence Claim?

There are strict time limits, usually three years, in which legal action should be initiated, usually with the assistance of no win no fee medical negligence solicitors specializing in this area of law. This three-year period runs either from the date of the negligence, or from the date you should have been aware of the injury or claim.

Use the Legit Claims Calculator to easily estimate the compensation that you could be entitled to receive from a claim.Clinical negligence solicitors can assist individuals with the below examples of medical negligence cases:

  • Anaesthetic negligence
  • Birth injury and obstetrics
  • Cancer misdiagnosis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Clinical trials
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Dental negligence
  • GP, NHS, and Private Hospitals
  • Brain injury
  • NHS or GP negligence
  • Laser eye surgery
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Surgical errors negligence
  • Psychological and psychiatrist neglect

When Should You get Medical Negligence Claim Solicitors Involved in Your Case?

A medical negligence claim can be broken down into two stages; the first is the investigation stage and the second relates to court proceedings. Therefore it is paramount to obtain expert legal consultation from medical negligence claim solicitors to give yourself the best chance of success.

Many routes to claiming compensation can be followed, starting from complaining to the NHS or taking matters to court. We recommend you consult the no win no fee medical negligence solicitors available on the Legit Claims search facility. Our comprehensive claims portal features medical negligence claim lawyers and clinical negligence solicitors whom offers specialist medical negligence claim UK services on a no win no Fee basis.

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Claim Calculator

Compensation claim calculators are a useful starting point to pursuing personal injury cases as they provide an estimate of the levels of compensation a claimant can expect to receive for their injuries.

Our compensation calculator serves as only as a rough guideline figure of the amount you might be able to claim. It is not designed to give you an output of the exact sum because this will depend upon the severity of your inquiry, the time it takes to recover and negotiations between your specialist solicitor and the party responsible for your accident.

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