If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected because of medical negligence, then talk to our team about claiming the compensation that you deserve. Our Medical negligence solicitors in Bedford can assist wherever you are based and offer a No Win No Fee service for most matters.
Medical negligence, also called clinical negligence are claims that are brought when a patient has suffered an injury because of substandard medical treatment.
Medical negligence claims can arise due to a range of reasons, common examples include a doctor failing to diagnose your condition or mistakes made during surgery or procedures.
NHS care is usually very good, however, things can go wrong, and our specialist medical negligence solicitors are on hand to discuss your specific circumstances.
A healthcare professional may provide negligent medical treatment if they fail to provide a service that meets the minimum acceptable standard for their profession.This could include failing to diagnose a condition, prescribing the wrong medicine, or making a mistake during surgery.
However, a mistake does not automatically entitle you to compensation. We also need to prove that the negligent treatment you received fell below acceptable standards causing avoidable harm and your injury or loss. This is also known as causation.
If you are considering bringing a negligence claim, you firstly need to call us for an initial discussion. We will consider your options and whether you should pursue a claim for compensation.
To be successful, we need to prove that you suffered physical or psychological injury as a direct result of the care or treatment you received.
If we believe there is a strong chance of pursing a successful claim, then we will review your records alongside instructing any relevant medical experts.
There is a strict time limit if you want to make a negligence claim. You must start the process:
There is some exception around this rule including fatalities, but our team will be able to explain any upcoming deadlines.
Medical negligence cases are complex and this means matters can take a considerable amount of time to conclude.
No two cases are the same and the length of a claim depends on several factors including the complexity and severity of the claimant’s injuries, including how they impact and will continue to impact, on their quality of life.
Our solicitors will discuss the best way to fund your legal claim.
Legal aid – Unfortunately, legal aid to cover negligence claims is no longer available, apart from in extremely limited circumstances for children.
Your trade union – If you are a member of a trade union, they may be able to assist with the costs of a legal claim.
Legal expenses insurance – Sometimes insurance policies include legal expenses cover which could be used to pay for a clinical negligence claim. You can check you home insurance and other policies to see if you are covered.
No Win No Fee – Most personal injury claims that we deal with are handled for our clients on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that there is no financial risk to you in making a claim.
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