Medical negligence occurs when health professionals make mistakes. Whilst there is no doubting the excellent service often provided by the NHS and other medical bodies, errors do occur and the unfortunate victims could be entitled to compensation.
In some cases the medical negligence results in long-term, life-changing consequences for patients and their families.
If you or a member of your family has experienced medical negligence then our expert medical negligence solicitors can help.
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Medical Negligence Specialists
If you believe that you or a loved one has been a victim of medical negligence then we are happy to help. Our specialist team provides sensitive and sympathetic legal advice so you understand whether you have a potential claim and what your options are.
Our lawyers appreciate you have been through ordeal so we do our utmost to ensure you are supported through your medical negligence claim in a sympathetic way. Our dedicated personal injury solicitors are committed to getting the compensation you and your family deserve by listening and understanding your needs from the outset.
Types of Medical Negligence Claims
Medical negligence claims can be made against:
- Doctors and GP practices
- Nursing care providers
- Private hospitals and clinics
- NHS hospitals and clinics
- Other treatment providers such as private physiotherapists or podiatrists
From our experience of medical negligence claims, the error often involves a delay in diagnosis or misdiagnosis, not following procedure, not obtaining proper consent to treatment and mistakes during surgery and follow-up care.
With over 25 years of experience handling medical negligence claims, we have achieved substantial compensation and damages in the following areas:
- Accident & Emergency treatment
- Birth injury and trauma
- Cosmetic surgery
- Dental negligence
- Diabetes care
- GP negligence
- Orthopaedic care
- Pharmacy and medication errors
- Surgical errors
Medical Negligence Claims
Opting to sue is a difficult decision to make and our medical negligence solicitors will guide you through the options available to you.
To succeed in a medical negligence claim, it is necessary to prove that the treatment received fell short of the standard expected of healthcare professionals and that this caused you to suffer injury or illness. Proving both of these elements can be difficult in medical negligence claims so you need experienced medical negligence solicitors to advise you.
To maximise your chances of succeeding with your medical negligence claim, we will gather evidence to support your case.
These claims can take a long time to conclude and therefore, where possible, we will seek interim payments on your behalf as the claim proceeds.
If a victim of medical negligence has passed away, or is incapacitated so cannot bring their own claim or is a child, compensation can be claimed by an appropriate person on their behalf.
Time Limits and Medical Negligence Claims
Generally speaking, the time limit for issuing a medical negligence claim at court is three years from your ‘date of knowledge’ that you have suffered injury as a result of medical negligence. This is usually the date when the incident took place, although there are occasions when the injury or harm is not apparent until later. There are a number of exceptions to this rule, including, medical negligence cases involving children and individuals with limited mental capacity.
You should always contact a medical negligence solicitor as soon as possible to discuss your claim. It is not advisable to wait until the end of the three year period as it may well be too late to investigate the claim.
Medical Negligence Compensation
In more serious medical negligence claims we will do our very best to secure compensation that will cover your ongoing care and needs as the claim progresses.
Interim payments can be obtained to help to ease your financial pressures. This is important if you are unable to work and the claim is likely to take many months to conclude.
We will work closely with care experts to carefully assess the funds you will require to establish the best care regime tailored to your individual needs.
Our medical negligence solicitors will look at the following when assessing the amount of medical negligence damages:
- Pain and suffering
- Past and future loss of earnings
- Past and future private healthcare costs
- Rehabilitation and support services
- Mobility aids and assistive technologies
- Home adaptations to your current property or the cost of moving to a new home if your property is not suitable
- Past and future care requirements
Commitment to your long-term welfare is at the heart of our approach. We want to ensure that you are compensated but also that you make the best possible recovery from your injury caused by medical negligence.
How Macks Can Help
We will thoroughly explore your case and determine the best course of action that is tailored to your specific needs.
We will discuss the funding arrangement that best suits your case and provide you with effective and practical advice.
For more information about making a medical negligence claim, you can call us on 01642 843 668; alternatively, complete our online contact form and one of our medical negligence solicitors will be in touch.
Macks Solicitors provide a comprehensive personal injury claim service from our offices in Middlesbrough, Darlington and Redcar. While the vast majority of our clients are from Teesside, County Durham and North Yorkshire, we are regularly recommended to clients throughout England and Wales.
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