Advice On Medical Negligence Claims

If you’ve arrived at this page you’re likely looking for legal advice on medical negligence claims.

Clinical negligence, as it’s otherwise known, refers to the unnecessary and avoidable harm inflicted by healthcare professionals during the course of treating you.

Medical negligence can relate to the likes of:

  • Birth injuries
  • Misdiagnosis of an injury or illness, like cancer
  • Prescription or medication errors
  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Never Events, which are incidents that should never happen in a clinical setting

Below, you can find out more information about making a medical negligence claim. But importantly, you can learn about how we can help you.

Our team here at Accident Claims UK boasts some of the finest medical negligence solicitors in the country, some securing multi-million-pound settlements. We can connect you with them today. All you need to do is contact us in one of the following ways:

What Is Medical Negligence?

The term “medical negligence” is an umbrella term for a range of actions, or inactions, which medical professionals may take that causes injury, illness or the worsening of a condition in their patient. Any medical professional has a duty of care towards you as a patient and so any act which breaks that duty and causes harm or unnecessary injury can be deemed medical negligence.

Common medical negligence claims are often brought about after occurrences such as a misdiagnosis, late diagnosis, surgical errors, mishandled births, incorrect treatment, or negligence by either a care home, a hospital or by a pharmacist. These kinds of errors can have catastrophic repercussions which could lead to life-altering injures or conditions, life-long psychological problems and even death. If you or a loved one have suffered through an error on the behalf of your medical practitioner, then you may be entitled to compensation.

Can I Make A Medical Negligence Claim?

In order to be able to qualify for medical negligence payouts, your solicitor must be able to prove these three points:

  • Your solicitor must be able to show that the medical professional in question did not adhere to their legal duty of care towards you.
  • Your lawyer must also be able to prove that the injury you sustained, illness you contracted or worsening of a condition you suffered was the result of the medical professional’s breach of that duty of care.
  • In order to calculate the compensation you deserve, your lawyer must be able to give evidence of your injury/illness/condition and also present evidence of the financial strains and implications of said injury.

Your specialist medical negligence solicitor will be on hand to guide you through the process of claiming compensation. They will arrange for a local medical examination to take place so that your injury or illness, and its effects, can be thoroughly assessed in order to present as evidence of your claim. Your lawyer and their team will fill out all the paperwork for you and keep you updated as your claim progresses. This will leave you able to concentrate your energy on your own recovery.

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