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Medical Negligence Darlington

Our medical negligence solicitors regularly support clients in Darlington and the surrounding areas. We can advise and support you in discussing a wide range of medical negligence cases and claims and we are here to support you during the entirety of your claim. We can support you on medical negligence claims such as:

  • Failure in the diagnosis of illnesses and injuries.
  • Injuries that occur from surgery or mistakes during a surgical procedure.
  • Delays in the diagnosis of cancer.
  • Injuries sustained by failure in duties of care such as pressure sores or pressure ulcers.

We understand that there may be concerns with current events and physical meetings therefore, we are able to discuss your claim through a variety of different methods. These methods include discussing case details on Video Conferencing such as Zoom & Microsoft Teams and via telephone and email should you not be able to or wish to visit our offices in person.

Determining When Medical Negligence Has Occured & Claiming Compensation

Determining whether medical negligence has occurred depends on whether treatment that you received was to a standard that could be reasonably expected. Should a claim progress against a medical practitioner – they will have a case in terms of defence to your claim if their treatment is in line with the view of a responsible body of medical opinion.

You will also additionally have to prove that your injuries would not have occurred if it was not for the negligence of your medical practitioner. If you sustain an injury that was caused by actual illness being treated or cases in which misdiagnosis affects your quality of life in some cases – injuries may have occurred regardless. 

When making a medical negligence claim, you also will need to obtain a medical report from a medical expert which advises on treatment provided. This report will advise on whether treatment provided was sufficient and or negligent. This report will also advise on whether the injury would have occurred even if negligent treatment had not taken place.

If you wish to find out more information about the potential of your claim, please get in touch with a member of our expert team.

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Financial Losses & Time Limits in Making Your Claim

It’s important to keep any records of financial losses you have suffered as a result of negligence such as the cost of treatments or medications, loss of earnings, travel expenses and care costs. You only have 3 years to issue Court Proceedings from the date you first knew, or could reasonably have been expected to know, that you have suffered an injury caused by the fault of a medical practitioner. In certain cases, you will be permitted to be allowed to apply after 3 years should the Court deem this appropriate for your case. You are also permitted to make claims for an individual that is deceased from their illness or injury or has passed away after the negligence occurred.

Contact Our Medical Negligence Solicitors in Darlington

Should you feel that you have suffered from medical or dental negligence then our team of solicitors are available to advise and support you. We can support you throughout your claim as well as offer advice during the entirety of the claim. We have many years of experience representing our clients in Darlington and the surrounding areas.

We can advise you on whether you will be able to make a claim as well as the various details relating to your case. We approach your case on a no win no fee basis. You will not have to enter any credit or loan agreements and this is for your financial peace of mind. The amount of compensation that you may receive varies from case to case but we can advise you on cases with similar compensation payments to estimate the amount of compensation awarded from your potential compensation claim.