What Is Medical Negligence?

What Is Medical Negligence?

If you have been injured whilst under the care of a medical professional, you might be questioning what went wrong, whether you are a victim of Medical Negligence, and what can you do about it. The purpose of this section is to explain 'what is medical negligence'.

Medical Negligence Claims, now often referred to as Clinical Negligence Claims can arise out of many circumstances when you have received negligent treatment. What amounts to negligent medical treatment will typically fit into one of three categories:

  • A mistake being made by the professional whilst carrying out the treatment - such as prescribing the wrong drugs or carrying out an operation incorrectly
  • An omission being made by the professional - such as failing to diagnose a condition or failing to refer a patient for a scan that would have resulted in a condition being diagnosed
  • Failure to obtain full and appropriate consent prior to carrying our treatment or warn of the potential risks and side effects of treatment

Types of Medical Negligence Claims

Medical Negligence can arise from any circumstance where a medical professional has breached the duty of care that they owe to each and every patient they treat. This makes it a very complex area of law that requires specialist advice. Your 1stClaims Medical Negligence Claims Solicitor will have many years of experience in dealing with all types of medical negligence claims but below are details of some of the more common areas of complaint:

What are the Costs?

1stClaims does not charge you for using our service and all initial enquiries with our Solicitors are also free of charge, so rest assured, this initial step of making an enquiry will not cost you anything.

Once one of our Solicitors has assessed the merits of your enquiry they will make a judgement on the likely chances of bringing a successful claim and if the prospects are good, they will normally offer to take your case on a No Win No Fee basis. NOTE: If your case is successful your Solicitor will deduct up to a maximum of 25% of your final settlement or compensation award as payment for their fees. You can find out more about No Win No Fee arrangements and the potential costs that can be incurred by clicking here.

Find Out More

For a full list of the types of Medical Negligence claims that we could help you with, view our A-Z list.

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If you would like 1stClaims' expert Medical Negligence Claims Solicitors on your side please call us free on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01348 630 720) or complete our Free Claim Enquiry form now and we will be in touch with you very soon.


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