Medical accidents and mistakes can happen and when they do, the consequences can be life-changing. We can help put that right.
Medicine can be complicated and often health care professionals work under significant pressure or to unrealistic targets. Medical accidents and mistakes can happen and when they do, the consequences can be devastating and life-changing. Gavin Edmondson Solicitors have a respected reputation in this area and have assisted clients in receiving compensation to meet their care needs or support towards their emotional recovery.
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What is medical negligence?
Medical negligence occurs when healthcare professionals make errors or fail to fulfil their duty of care. This results in harm or worsening an existing condition. Examples of medical negligence can include misdiagnosis, inappropriate treatment, or surgical errors.
How do I make a medical negligence claim?
Get in touch with us as soon as possible if you think you may have a medical negligence claim. Speak to our professional and friendly team, who can assess whether you have a case, as well as give you an estimate of the compensation you may be entitled to.
Contacting us early means we can begin working on your case while the details are still fresh in your memory. If the NHS or private healthcare provider involved admits responsibility early on, we may be able to secure interim compensation payments to support your rehabilitation. These can assist with immediate daily living and medical expenses you may be facing.
How long do medical negligence claims take?
How long it takes to settle a medical negligence case depends on several factors. The most important of these are the severity of your injury and whether the healthcare provider admits fault. We aim to settle medical negligence claims within six months, although more complex cases may extend the settlement process to several years.
Can I make a No Win No Fee medical negligence claim?
At Gavin Edmondson Solicitors, we advocate for your right to justice without financial risk. We take the majority of our medical negligence claims on a No Win No Fee basis. This means you won't pay anything upfront and will only pay for a successful outcome.
If you win your case, the insurer of the party responsible for the negligence will cover most of your legal expenses. The rest will then come out of your awarded compensation. We will keep you well-informed about the expected compensation throughout your claim.
As soon as you contact us, we'll be able to discuss financial options and address any worries you may have.
Meet our Medical Negligence Solicitors
If you have a medical negligence claim, and seek expert legal advice, get in touch so we can assess the legal grounds of your case. We will discuss the claim with you, and provide advice on the merits of the proposed medical negligence action.
Medical Negligence FAQs
The victim of medical negligence, or someone acting on behalf of the victim, may be able to make a claim against those responsible.
Speak with our specialist team if you have suffered injuries as a result of medical negligence to see if we can assist you in making a claim.
If a loved one has passed away due to medical negligence, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation, due to their wrongful death.
You have a medical negligence claim if it can be proved you’ve suffered or been harmed due to negligent care from a medical professional.
We typically operate on a No Win No Fee basis so you won’t need to pay anything unless your medical negligence claim is successful, meaning there is no financial risk to you.
The time limit to pursue a medical negligence claim is generally three years from the date of injury, or the date when you became aware that it resulted from negligence. The time limits for medical negligence claims can be complex so it’s best to speak with an expert as soon as possible, which will help establish how long you have to make a claim.
It’s impossible to say how much compensation you’re likely to receive for a medical negligence claim due to it depending on the severity of your injuries, existing financial losses and in addition, anticipated pain, suffering, and other losses. We’ll use our experience in this field to ensure you get the maximum compensation you deserve for medical negligence.