MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE COMPENSATION CLAIMS
If you’ve suffered an illness or injury as a result of medical negligence, you could be entitled to compensation. Here at Satchell Moran Solicitors, we’ll help you seek redress from the negligent party and always aim to get the best settlement possible.
We understand how distressing any incident of clinical negligence can be, which is why we deal with each case compassionately and respectfully.
What is Medical Negligence?
Medical negligence, otherwise known as clinical negligence, refers to unacceptable levels of healthcare given to patients by medical professionals. Poor treatment or human error can make existing conditions worse or cause additional conditions. And when this happens, it’s essential to seek professional support and guidance.
Medical negligence compensation claims can include:
- Late diagnosis of ailments
- Delay in treatment
- Failure to obtain informed consent for the risks involved in treatment or procedures
- Failure to refer for treatment
- Errors in surgery
- Errors in prescriptions or dispensing medication
- Avoidable injection/s
Your Right to Claim
Our expert medical negligence solicitors will assess your claim and take steps to ensure you’re rightly compensated. In order to receive compensation it’s important to show that the healthcare professional had a duty of care toward the patient and that this was breached. There also needs to be proof that this breach caused harm to the patient, resulting in damages and other losses.
We deal with claims in many different areas of medicine. From urology and oncology to cosmetic surgery, seeking justice for medical negligence is our main focus. In many cases we can offer a ‘no win, no fee’ service too, so get in touch for more information.
Time Limits for Making a Claim
From the date of the injury, or the date when you became aware that medical negligence led to your injury, you’ll have three years to commence court proceedings. We highly recommend that you speak to us as soon as possible, however, to avoid prolonged distress.
Those exempt from the three-year rule include:
- Children under 18. If you were under 18 when the alleged negligence occurred, you will have three years from your 18th birthday to start court proceedings.
- Protected parties. People who do not have the legal capacity to make a claim are not subjected to the three-year law. This could be due to a pre-diagnosed mental condition.
- Deceased patients. Family members have three years from the date of the death to bring court proceedings on behalf of the estate.
We’ll do everything in our power to move your claim along swiftly in order to minimise emotional trauma and get you the compensation you deserve. Please contact Ian Clifton on 0151 268 8282 or email us on email@example.com.