Who Can I Sue?

Who Can I Claim Against?

Having had a bad experience with a medical institution or medical professional which resulted in harm, injury or loss as a direct result of their negligent actions you will rightfully be wondering whether you can sue them for medical negligence. Negligence claims result from an individual or institution breaching their professional duty to you. In the case of medical negligence the negligent party will have behaved in a way which it is deemed a reasonable body of medical professionals would not have.  All medical professionals and institutions will be expected to perform at a reasonable standard.

The following are some examples of individuals and institutions that 1st Claims can help you claim medical negligence compensation from.

A Doctor/GP

Every day we trust GPs with our health and the health of our family and friends. When something goes wrong it can be devastating. 1st Claims can help you pursue a claim for negligent acts such as failure to diagnose, prescribing errors and wrongful diagnosis. Find out more about suing your doctor.

A Hospital

It may be the case that you have experienced medical negligence which has come as a result of the malpractice of an institution. Hospitals may be negligent with their cleaning regimes, leading to a compensation claim following an infection, or they may be negligent with their administrative procedures which may lead to compensation claims following inaccurate administration of drugs. There are many ways in which a hospital may be negligent, so contact one of our lawyers today to talk to them about your situation. Learn more about suing a hospital.

A Midwife

Midwives deal with the life of a mother and a child when a woman is going through childbirth. Therefore if you wish to make a medical negligence claim against a midwife it is possible to do so on behalf of the mother, the child, or both. Childbirth can be complex but common issues which are claimed for include: stillbirth, brain damage and birth injuries for both mother and child.

A Nurse

Nurses can be sued for things such as: - injury, administering a patient with the incorrect medication and improperly using equipment. All nurses have to comply with hospital regulations and rules. If they breach these rules they may also be in a position where they could be sued for negligence.

Care Home Staff

If an individual is in care, whatever age they are, it will be because they cannot look after themselves properly on their own anymore. Therefore they need the staff looking after them to be sensitive to their needs. If an individual has been maltreated, or has received substandard care, this will be utterly devastating for their families. It is possible for you to make a medical negligence claim on behalf of your loved one. Find out more about making a claim relating to negligence in nursing care.


Some of the other common areas for medical negligence compensation claims are:


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.

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How Can 1st Claims Help You?

Everyone’s situation is different which is why 1st Claims offer you a free initial enquiry service so you can talk to one of our team about your claim. To take advantage of our free initial medical negligence claims service call us on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01348 630 720) or complete our medical negligence claim enquiry form to be advised of your options.

Remember, all initial enquiries are completely free of charge and the solicitor will investigate all funding options for you.


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