Medical Negligence Claims

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Medical Negligence Claims

We have expert lawyers who specialise in medical negligence claims. You or a family member may have suffered pain, injury, distress or discomfort due to the negligence of a medical practitioner, and you would like to explore making a complaint. Treatment or advice from Hospitals, GPs, Opticians, Dentists, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors or Pharmacists, can sometimes be incorrect leading to loss and injury to you the patient.

Medical Negligence covers a very broad range of disciplines ranging from an incorrect or delayed diagnosis to mistakes made during operations. Negligence is not only limited to doctors; dentists, cosmetic surgeons, nursing home staff, and other healthcare providers can all, on rare occasions provide treatment which falls below the standards you are entitled to expect. We can help you to understand the options available to you.

You can talk to us in complete confidence about your own experience. We will advise as to the steps that you can take. We avoid legal and medical jargon and speak with you in plain English. Whether your case is simple or complex we will identify what can be done to make a claim. We may be able to offer a no-win, no-fee arrangement and whatever your situation, we will advise you about the right funding option for you and explain all of the likely costs and timescales up front; so please call us.

Our friendly, knowledgeable team are here to answer the questions you may have about the claims process, as in these types of cases they are often very complex. There is no charge when you call us to see how we can help you so get in touch today and call our office 01242 235250 to speak to a medical negligence specialist.

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Frequently asked questions about Medical Negligence Claims

How long will my claim take?

The average timescale is 2 years if litigation is not needed or 3 years if it is. However, each claim is different and so it will depend to a large degree upon how the Defendant reacts to the claim as to how long it will take to resolve. At Thomson & Bancks we will always keep you updated on your claim’s progress.

How much is my Medical Negligence claim worth?

There are a number of factors which will contribute towards how much you will receive. We will need to consider:
- The nature and severity of your injuries
- Your recovery, whether there will be any long term effects on your health
- Whether any financial losses were incurred as a direct result of the injury caused

Whilst we will give you an estimate of your likely damages, medical experts and the Court may come to a different view and so it can only be used as a guideline.

Will my claim have to go to court before I receive my compensation?

Once supportive, independent medical expert evidence has been obtained on your behalf, we will be able to make a compensation claim. Most claims are discontinued or settled before Trial (95%).

I am not looking to claim compensation; I simply would like an explanation and apology?

The NHS has a complaints procedure which you will need to follow and we can provide you with information in this regard. We can then advise you further and help you make a compensation claim based upon any admission of negligence received.

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If you would like to talk to a specialist solicitor about Medical Negligence Claims, please feel free to get in touch and explain your requirements with a no-obligation enquiry.

If you would prefer, you can also call our team on 01242 235250.

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