Assessing the Grounds for a Medical Negligence Claim | Thompson & Co

Assessing the Grounds for a Medical Negligence Claim

 

We understand that when you are in a situation in which medical negligence has occured that this is a highly stressful and concerning time for you and your family. You trust that your medical practitioner will carry out your medical procedure or that they will fulfil their duty of care but mistakes or accidents can occur. Itā€™s therefore appropriate that you are able to make a claim for compensation caused by this negligence and you may not be sure as to whether you are able to make a medical negligence-related claim.

 

The NHS has reported that claims were on the rise again last year with a varying number of cases being resolved. Whether you have suffered negligence from a public or private medical procedure – you may be able to claim compensation due to the negligence that is caused against you.

 

This article discusses the grounds on which you can make a medical negligence claim and the time frames associated with making a claim. We can also support and advise you during this difficult time.

 

We are one of the leading independent firms of medical negligence solicitors in Newcastle and across the North East. We are able to support you in making your medical negligence claim and assessing the grounds for you to make a claim.

 

Get in touch with our team using an online contact form on our website and select a time that suits you. You can speak to our team in person or via all of the major video conferencing tools. Get in touch now.

 

Do I Have Grounds for a Medical Negligence Claim?

 

You are required to make a medical negligence claim up to 3 years after the negligence occurred or where you reasonably knew that negligence has occurred. You must also prove that your injury would not have occured regardless of the medical treatment or actions are given. Cases vary in terms of whether you are able to make a claim so we highly recommend that you contact our team and provide us with the details of your case. We will handle your case with sensitivity and respect as well as support you during this difficult time.

 

The Medical Negligence Claims Process

 

Should you have the grounds to make the claim then we will represent you on a ā€˜no-win-no-fee basis.ā€™ You will not be entered into any credit agreements and you will only pay for our services should compensation be rewarded. If you are within the 3-year time period then you are able to make your claim. The courts can make certain exceptions to this rule but this is uncommon.Ā Ā 

 

We are one of the leading independent firms of medical negligence solicitors in Newcastle and across the North East. We are able to support you in making your medical negligence claim and assessing the grounds for you to make a claim. At some point during your claim, you will need to provide a report from a medical professional supporting the basis for your claim. This is to support the fact that you would not have sustained your injury had it not been for the negligence that occurred. Should you be successful with your claim, compensation will depend on the case but we can advise you on similar cases in terms of what the compensation amount awarded consisted of. You are able to gain compensation for a number of aspects such as:

 

  • the cost of medical treatment or medication
  • damage to clothing
  • loss of earnings
  • travel expenses to and from your GP or Hospital for treatment
  • care and assistance someone has had to give you because of your injuries

 

Get in touch with our team using an online contact form on our website and select a time that suits you. You can speak to our team in person or via all of the major video conferencing tools. Get in touch now.

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