Medical Negligence Newcastle Discussed by Thompson & Co Solicitors
Medical negligence or what is sometimes called clinical negligence is negligence, injury or failure in diagnosis of diseases by a qualified medical practitioner. This covers every medical practitioner and the public and private sectors of healthcare, protecting individuals and potentially paying them compensation if they do suffer negligence as the result of a medical procedure or while under the care of a medical practitioner. Medical negligence claims differ to personal injury claims due to the fact that you will need to prove that the treatment was to a standard that could be reasonably expected and that your injuries would not have occurred if it were not for the negligence suffered by a medical practitioner. You will also require a medical report at some point during the claim. This report will assess and advise whether the treatment provided was negligent as well as whether the injury would have occurred regardless of negligent treatment. Thompson & Co Solicitors has many years supporting our clients with personal injury claims in Newcastle and the surrounding areas. In this article, we will discuss making a medical negligence claim in Newcastle as well as how we can support you during your claim. If you are looking for advice on medical negligence in Newcastle or if you are looking for medical negligence solicitors in Newcastle then enquire with Thompson & Co Solicitors today or telephone our team directly now on: 0191 5656290
Making a Medical Negligence Claim
Suffering from medical negligence is a rare occurrence however when an individual does suffer medical negligence, this can be a distressing and shocking time for you and your family. This could also make you lose faith and trust with the medical field or practitioner and can also cause physiological as well as physical issues. Being represented by a medical negligence solicitor ensures that you are being supported during this difficult time with relevant and up-to-date legal advice. The solicitors at Thompson & Co Solicitors deal with a wide range of compensation claims and can support you in making a claim. Although your case is unique to you we have likely represented a client that has a similar case to your own and can offer advice and support using this experience. We also offer medical negligence claims on a no win no fee basis meaning you wonâ€™t be asked to enter any credit agreements or loan agreements. We have offered specialist advice to members of the public in clinical negligence for over 20 years. You will deal directly with the Senior Solicitor responsible for your case which allows you to ask questions and be fully at east with the options and progress of your claim.
Supporting Your Medical Negligence Claim
You have 3 years to issue Court Proceedings from the date you first knew or the date in which you would be reasonably expected to know that you have suffered a misdiagnosis or injury due to medical negligence. This can be waived if thereâ€™s a valid reason as to why claims were not made sooner. You must be able to prove that the injury would not have been caused unless you suffered medical negligence at the hand of the practitioner and you must also prove that the treatment received was to a reasonable standard that would have been expected. At some stage in the process you will also require a medical report from a medical expert. This will support the claim and argue that the injury that was caused or illness that was not diagnosed or misdiagnosed was negligent and to discuss whether the injury would have occurred anyway (even if the negligent treatment did not take place.)
Enquire With Thompson & Co Solicitors Today
If you feel that you have suffered negligence due to a medical practitioner or medical body then you may be entitled to claim compensation. Thompson & Co Solicitors are available to represent you during your claim. Whether you require more information or feel that you have suffered due to medical negligence or clinical negligence then we can help you and represent you during your claim. If you want to make a claim for medical negligence in Newcastle or if you are looking for medical negligence solicitors near me in Newcastle then ensure that you enquire with Thompson & Co Solicitors today or telephone our team now on: 0191 5656290