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What Is Medical Negligence?

How Do I Make A Medical Negligence Claim?

What’s The Process?

After a free initial chat about your claim, our team of medical negligence experts will review what happened to you and decide if your claim is likely to succeed.

Your case will then be passed to one of our solicitors, who will talk you through the most suitable funding options for your case and advise you of the likely timescales. 

We will then request your medical records so we can share them with independent medical experts, who will review your case and give their view on whether your care/treatment was negligent.

We will tell you each time we receive new evidence and explain what it means for your claim.

If the medical evidence supports your claim, we’ll begin legal proceedings.

How Can I Pay For Essential Things Related To My Condition In The Meantime?

Where mistakes in your care have been admitted, and where therapy, care or treatment is needed urgently, we’ll request a payment before the claim has finished. Your solicitor will let you know if this is possible in your case.

Some medical negligence cases can take up to a few years to settle, particularly if the issues are complicated. However, we aim to settle most cases in a matter of months.

What Will Happen If I Win A Medical Negligence Claim?

The ultimate outcome of a medical negligence claim is to gain compensation so that you can get back to a similar situation you were in before suffering injury due to negligent treatment.

Of course, in reality, it is often impossible for any sum of money to fully compensate you for your suffering. However, compensation can allow you to live a life as “normal” as possible.

The compensation can cover care, therapy and accommodation costs. It can make sure you get the best care possible for your situation. 

Alongside compensation, we strongly believe in the importance of rehabilitation. We can ensure that, where possible, you get access to the rehabilitation you need to restore your quality of life.

We will also fight for answers as to why the negligence and injuries that you suffered have happened, as well as an apology from the medical professional who treated you (where appropriate). The most positive result is seeing a change of process, so that what happened to you can hopefully be avoided in the future.

Medical Negligence Claims – Free Initial Advice

We will be happy to chat about your case with you in more detail in a free initial consultation. Our team have helped many people to secure compensation, rehabilitation and support for injuries and illnesses they suffered due to medical negligence. Call today for free on 0800 121 6567 or contact us online and we’ll get back to you.

The above information relates to the law in England and Wales.

All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.

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