How To Sue A Nurse

Nurse Negligence

All medical professionals are legally bound to provide you with a service which is of an acceptable standard in the context of their peers. This applies doctors, surgeons, GPs and also to nurses. If you are considering suing a nurse, you will have a viable claim if it is ruled that a reasonable body of nurses would not have acted in the same way as the individual who treated you. In these circumstances you nurse will be found to have been negligent.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of a nurse's negligence you have the legal right to be able to claim for compensation.

Claim For Compensation Before The 3 Year Deadline

A medical negligence compensation claim must be entered into within three years of the date of the incident. So it is advisable to get in touch with a lawyer who specialises in nurse negligence claims as soon as you feel well enough to. If you are unable to make a claim yourself, it is possible for a relative to make a compensation claim against the negligent nurse on your behalf. If you do not contact a solicitor within this deadline you will be unable to make a claim.

Keep records

You must try your best to keep a record of your injuries as they progress. Everything which has occurred as a direct result of the nurse's negligence will serve to calculate the amount of financial compensation you receive. For the most accurate calculation to be made, a diary of your physical and psychological injuries will serve to substantiate the injury compensation aspect of your claim. A record of all your financial losses such as time off work and prescription costs will serve to substantiate the special damages aspect of your claim.

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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Choose A Medical Negligence Lawyer

If you call 1st Claims you will be safe in the knowledge that we will put you in touch with the perfect solicitor for your claim. However you decide to contact a lawyer, make sure that they specialise in medical negligence claims. They will have the legal expertise that is needed to give you the best chance of winning your case in court. If you can, find yourself a solicitor who:-

  • Has extensive experience of dealing with medical negligence claims made against nurses
  • Is transparent about legal costs and offers a payment plan you are happy with
  • You feel comfortable with - getting on well with your lawyer will make the claiming experience as easy as it can possibly be


How 1st Claims Can Help You

We completely understand that you may have questions about the medical negligence claiming process. For this reason we offer everyone a free initial consultation with one of our specialist team. Call us on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01348 630 720) or fill in an online enquiry here.

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