UK Wide Medical Negligence Claim Coverage
We have specialist Medical Negligence Claim Solicitors across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland waiting to help you now.
Fortunately, when most people visit hospital they receive a high standard of care and medical treatment from highly qualified individuals. The majority of the time, a positive outcome can be achieved from a stay in hospital. Unfortunately, however, this is not always the case. On some occasions patients suffer complications, or completely 'new' injuries or illnesses due to NHS negligence. So what you should do if you think you may have been the victim of NHS negligence and how long you have to make a claim for NHS negligence?
Have you been a Victim of NHS Negligence?
NHS negligence occurs when a member of the medical profession acts in a way which is negligent and causes further injury or illness to the patient. NHS negligence can include both actions (i.e. performing an operation incorrectly) and inactions or omissions (such as failing to follow up a procedure which the correct medication).
To establish whether NHS negligence has occurred you have to meet certain tests. These are:
- Establishing a duty of care (ie. the NHS to look after you whilst in their care)
- Breach of that duty of care towards you (ie. the clinical negligence)
- The breach of duty caused your injury/illness (ie. causation)
We will look at these in more detail below.
Duty of Care
If you have been under the care of the NHS the duty of care is easily established. When you enter the care of the NHS they have a duty to look after you as you are completely under their care.
Breach Of The Duty Of Care
Once you have established a duty of care, before you can sue the NHS you must prove that this duty has been breached. Without going into too much of the lengthy legal duty the doctor, consultant or nurse must do an act that breaches this duty (eg amputation of a wrong limb or a negligent operation causing more injury) or failing to take action (such as C Diff where the failure is to keep the hospital clear from superbugs).
Often the hardest part of a clinical negligence claim is proving that the breach of duty "caused" the injury sustained by the patient. If you can prove that the act or failed action caused the injury then you have established the basis for a claim and you should be able to sue the NHS.
Assessing The Value Of Your Claim Against The NHS
If you ask us to help you to Sue The NHS and we find you have good grounds for a claim, our specialist solicitors will assess the full value of your claim and advise you how much compensation you might expect to receive.
The other less obvious benefits of making a claim enquiry are that the NHS will be notified of the potential problem. It could save someone else from experiencing the same problems as you.
Can We Help You?
We understand that if you are on our website you may well be confused: confused about the treatment you have received (or lack of it) and confused about your options. This is why we offer you a free, no obligation discussion with one of our medical negligence solicitors.
If you think you have been the victim of NHS negligence, one of our expert 1stClaims solicitors, who specialise in medical negligence claims, may be able to help you. Call us today on 0800 2888 693 for a free, no obligation consultation.
Remember, all initial enquiries are completely free of charge and solicitor will investigate all funding options for you.
We are here to help you from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday,
8.30am to 6pm on Saturday and 9am to 6pm on Sundays.
What Happens Next?
Complete a Quick Claim Enquiry and this is what you will benefit from:
- Advice on whether you can make a claim and how the claims process works from a specialist claims solicitor;
- Compensation - what can you claim for and how much are you likely to receive;
- Costs - your options for funding your claim; and
- An explanation of what will happen next if you decide to carry on and make a claim (how your solicitor will take care of everything for you).
All on a free, no obligation Quick Claim Enquiry Advice Call.
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