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The-Medical-Negligence-Lawyers.co.uk are your local solicitors helping people in the North West with damage caused to them through the medical world.
This is commonly referred to as ‘medical negligence’, or ‘clinical negligence.’
As with most solicitors in this field, our services are offered on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. Only pay if we win the case for you. There is nothing to lose if you have been harmed in a professional, medical environment.
Being harmed in a professional medical environment is highly distressing. We enter these environments to get healthier rather than to inflict unwanted injury or harm on ourselves.
Medical professionals throughout Manchester and the rest of the UK have to adhere to strict rules and regulations while carrying out their profession.
As a result, if a medical professional inflicts harm on you (this can be a wide range of potential injuries and damages), there is a possibility you are liable for financial compensation.
The range of this compensation could be as low as £1,000 right the way through to the hundreds of thousands and millions.
Of course, this is totally dependent on the damage that has occurred as a result of medical negligence.
More about us
The-Medical-Negligence-Lawyers.co.uk are a team of lawyers interested in one thing: winning medical negligence cases for those that have suffered harm by medical professionals.
We aren’t against the medical world. We simply know that, as medical care is delivered on a mass scale, accidents are going to occur. This leaves a gap for a company like ours, where we can help you win compensation for your loses.
You can get in touch with us through the website, come into our office in Manchester or meet in a place more comfortable for you, we don’t mind. Our main concern is guiding people through successful medical negligence claims when you truly are fit for compensation.
Our team of medical negligence solicitors (this is all we indulge in) boasts over 80 years experience between the 7 of us. Some have come from other fields of law to work with us in this sector but most of us have been in the medical space for several years. Our reviews are promising for anyone that is unsure of getting medical negligence advice and carrying out a successful claim.
Many people that have asked the question: “am I legible for medical negligence compensation?” Have been rewarded by simply asking us the question. Largely we take the work off your hands so you don’t have anything to worry about with the case and the compensation you deserve.
Medical/Clinical Negligence Claims
As we focus purely on medical negligence cases in Manchester (and sometimes venture into surrounding locations to make negligence claims, like Leeds and occasionally have helped clients in London), we cover just about every type of medical negligence damages possible.
Specific types of medical negligence cases we deal with
Here’s a quick list of categories of medical negligence cases we’re dealing with on a weekly basis. Have you suffered at the result of any of these medical professions?
Dental negligence claims – these are more common than you would think. Being a dentist is a tricky profession and thing can go wrong. If you’ve suffered any sort of damage to any area in and around your face, we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
GP negligence claims – GP negligence claims normally fall into the ‘misdiagnosis’ damages. A GP could quite easily misdiagnose you or fail to diagnose you with something which caused damage as a result of their misdiagnosis. You can receive healthy amounts of compensation depending on the effect that occurred to you as a result of the misdiagnosis.
Surgery mistakes – In the instance that your surgeon made a mistake during your surgery, you could be entitled to compensation if lasting damage has been inflicted on you.
Brain injuries – If a medical professional has caused any sort of brain injury to you through their efforts, it is very likely you can claim compensation as our brains are so imperative to our functionality as humans. We have successfully guided many brain injury claim cases at no win no fee agreements for our clients.
Infections – If you’ve caught an infection from a medical environment, there’s a possibility our solicitors can compensation for you due to the damage and distressed caused.
Birth Injuries – There are a lot of time pressures within a birth where doctors and midwifes alike might make critical errors in their judgement causing you harm or your newborn harm. As a result, these compensations schemes can be vast, especially in the horrible event of death, brain damage and other debilitating results.
Hospital medical negligence claims – If you’ve been harmed within a hospital, perhaps they were under staffed and couldn’t attend to your problem and therefore you received more harm for example, you could be entitled to compensation.
Cosmetic surgery errors – Made changes to your body? These procedures are extremely tricky so more people than you would expect come to us with problems related to their cosmetic surgeries. If something has gone particularly wrong with your surgery or you’ve been harmed during the process, you might be entitled to compensation.
Misdiagnosis claims – If you were wrongly diagnosed or there was an impactful delay in your diagnosis, you can claim money depending on the extent of the harm as a result.
Our NHS claims page
We have several pages written specifically for claims through the NHS. As the NHS deals with so many people on a daily basis, it’s inevitable that mistakes are going to be made within this field so naturally, we deal with a lot of people trying to get successful claims through the NHS.
For example, we have a page on suing the NHS for medical negligence successfully – something we have become masters at. Again, this is not because we are bad people, far from it, our derogative is in compensating people who were unjustly (via the law) treated.
We also go over the NHS compensation scheme and what you can expect to claim from the NHS compared to other organisations and the private sector. Another thing we will cover is the general timescale of time limits when dealing with the large conglomerate that is the NHS.
‘No Win No Fee’ Medical Negligence Solicitors
You’ll be thankful to know that our service, as most are in this field, ‘no win no fee’. This means you are completely protected financially when you set out to make a claim against a medical organisation. It would be tricky to make these claims that you’re entitled to if you had pay massive expenses to secure them.
Or you might already have insurance to cover you for a situation arising like it has, in which case we will look at alternative routes to no win no fee to arrange your compensation.
It’s in our best interest to get you compensation if you have legal claims to it. It helps us and it helps you too. As a result, we work with you in what is essentially a partnership. It doesn’t cost you anything to make a claim and you’ll only have to pay if you win a sizeable amount of money.
Making a Medical Negligence Claim
In this section, we’ll have a look at the actual process of making a medical negligence claim and what you can expect if you’re looking to start your claim.
There are guidelines that you have to adhere to in order to meet the criteria to claim thousands or pounds for the damages caused to you.
The easiest way to find out how likely you are to make a successful claim is by calling into the office to speak to one of our medical negligence lawyers.
What will make me eligible for a claim?
There are two key factors in securing compensation for your medical negligence claim. Without proving both of these two factors, you won’t be able to achieve compensation.
These two key factors are ‘fault’ and ‘avoidable harm’.
In legal jargon, fault would be considered ‘breach of duty’, meaning the medical professional breached their expected level of care they should provide you.
What is the time limit to make a medical negligence case?
Crucially, your medical negligence claim must be made within 3 years of you sustaining the damage you want to claim for. Alternatively, you can try and claim what you’re owed 3 years from the day you found out about the damage occurred.
As a result, it it critical to seek medical law advice from a team like The-Medical-Negligence-Lawyers.co.uk so that you get your claim moving in ample time. It could be quite easy to think you’ll come back to your claim.
However, winning compensation might be harder the longer you leave it, people involved with the case might assume the damage was less severe than you know it to be. So it serves you well to notify us immediately if you have suffered harm that is worth trying to claim for.
Will I go to court?
People often come to us and want compensation but don’t want the hassle. We don’t blame them!
A big worry for people is that they’re going to have to go to court and relive their distressful time all over again… We’re sure no one wants to do this.
Although it can occasionally be necessary and we don’t want to rule it out completely, but court appearances aren’t particularly plentiful. A lot of cases can be solved early on when the claim has been made and the medical professionals know they were clearly in the wrong.
How long will the case take?
Our bias is always towards the fastest solution possible. As described above, sometimes you can get negligence compensation really quickly, even almost as soon as the medical expert assessment is put forward.
Sometimes however, the process can take far longer than expected if more evidence is found and or the situation has changed. It does mean that receiving compensation will take longer for you, but we’re happy to continue pursuing the case to get what you deserve.
Ultimately, it comes down to the nature of the claim you’re making. We can always go over specifics of timings for each type of medical claim you want to make and the chances of a successful claim.
There is plenty of recommended medical negligence solicitors in Manchester and London with many reviews. Some of the top companies that come to mind are Bolt Burdon Kemp Solicitors, Leigh Day, and Williamsons Solicitors Limited. Not to mention The-Medical-Negligence-Lawyers.co.uk! But if we are honest – any of these companies would be more than adequate to solve your clinical negligence issues, whether thats dealing with the NHS or private health care.