Medical Negligence Solicitors

When you are ill or in hospital waiting for treatment, it can be a very stressful time. We all go to the doctors and other medical professionals in the hope that they will be able to cure us and stop our suffering. Fortunately, this is what happens most of the time when we seek medical help.

Unfortunately, though, medical professionals sometimes miss the cause of an illness or treat it incorrectly. This can cause the situation to get worse or add extra pain or suffering that is not needed.

 

What is a Medical Negligence Claim?

Common medical negligence claims include:

  • Failure to diagnose
  • Failure to treat
  • Delay in treatment
  • Incorrect or improper treatment
  • Failure to gain a patients consent

It’s a relief that this process is finally coming to a close. I would like to sincerely thank you for taking on this case, and believing in me and the medical negligence that resulted in my injury. Your guidance has been invaluable.

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What's the difference between Medical Negligence and Clinical Negligence?

There is no difference between Medical Negligence or Clinical Negligence. Both are used interchangeably by solicitors, lawyers and law firms. And both refer to the same thing. That is when someone faces harm, injury or suffering caused by the negligence of a medical or healthcare professional.

At Ringrose Law, we choose to use the term Medical Negligence over Clinical Negligence because it is a less technical term and the most straightforward term.

We recognise that Medical Negligence can occur from any healthcare professional. Be that a doctor, nurse, dentist, psychiatrist, physiotherapists, midwife or healthcare assistant.

Why make a claim?

The main reasons to make a medical negligence claim are:

  • To provide compensation to the injured person and/or their family for any loss, pain and suffering
  • To provide support for rehabilitation support for the injured person to get their quality of life back to how it was before their injury, or as close as possible

Starting Medical Negligence Claims

It can be confusing where to start when making a medical negligence claims. You may be unsure if you even have a negligence claim to start.

Medical negligence claims can be made against any healthcare provider who have provided you with medical treatment. This includes GP practices, NHS Trusts, Dental practices, and Private healthcare providers.

Ringrose Law offers a FREE initial consultation. In this consultation, we will discuss the details of your case. Our skilled team should be able to tell you if you have a clinical negligence claim.

We can also discuss what type of legal costs you should expect. In some cases, it may also be possible to draw up a no win, no fee agreement.

To start your initial consultation, contact us through our website or call us on 0333 3580 393.

Our Medical Negligence Team

At Ringrose Law, our dedicated Medical Negligence Solicitors has a wealth of experience in dealing with medical negligence claims. Solicitor, and Partner John Knight, who has more than 20 years of experience in dealing with claims of this sort, heads up the department.

Medical Negligence Lawyer, Richard Teare, provides dedicated medical negligence and personal injury legal advice.  The team aim to provide the best possible service to clients going through the medical negligence claims process.

Over the years we have dealt with a mixture of medical negligence cases involving;

  • Failed sterilization
  • Hip replacement surgery that has gone wrong
  • Birth injuries to mother and child
  • Failure to diagnose cancer
  • Failure to obtain informed consent
  • Failure by the medical support services to respond when emergency treatment was required

We have access to the leading barristers and medical experts, who, together with us, form a team of considerable experience seeking to achieve the result you want.

We will work hard to bring a successful medical negligence claim on your behalf and ensure that you receive the support you need in difficult times.

What can I claim compensation for in Medical Negligence?

You can make compensation claims for the pain and suffering that you have suffered as a result of the healthcare provider’s negligence.

We are able to provide a complete service to resolve your medical negligence claim. Even after the claim, we can help you to maximise your damages. And, even if you have been (or a loved one has been) so badly injured that you are now incapable of managing your affairs, we can help.

What should I do now?

If you are the victim of medical negligence and would like to make a claim for compensation then contact our Medical Negligence Team now. We are happy to offer a free initial appointment.

Home visits can be arranged if needed or you can visit one of our offices in Boston, Lincoln, Sleaford, Grantham, Newark.

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    Both terms, clinical negligence and medical negligence, mean the same thing. That is when there has been a breach of care to a patient by a healthcare professional.

    This breach of care has to cause pain or suffering to the patient for it to be deemed clinical or medical negligence.

    It is possible to make a claim against the NHS.

    However, unlike private healthcare providers (including some hospitals and Dentist Surgeries), the claim is not made to the individual healthcare provider. Instead, the claim is brought against the NHS Trust that was responsible.

    There is a three-year time limit on making medical negligence claims. This time period begins either when the negligence was first sustained or when the injury was first connected to the negligence even if this is sometime later.

    Exceptions to this time limit are made if the injured party is under the age of 18 or the injury caused a mental disability.

    Three years can be a short time period to investigate a medical negligence case. It is important to contact a qualified and experienced solicitor as early as possible. This will help ensure enough time is available to investigate all the details of your claim.

    Compensation claims will vary depending on the facts in every case. This is because each case will face different injuries, different circumstances and different outcomes.

    However, a compensation award will always be made up of the same parts. Part of your award will be a financial reimbursement of any expenses you have incurred as a result of your injury. This can include; travel expenses, healthcare expenses or additions that you had to make to your home. The award will also cover any lost income and any potential future earnings.

    Your award will also consider any pain and suffering you have experienced. As well as how the injury has impacted your quality of life.

    It is unlikely that you need to go to court. Many medical negligence cases are settled outside of the courts. This is through negotiations between your solicitor and the other parties legal representation or insurance company.

    In this negotiation, your solicitor will build a case for you that highlights why the healthcare provider is at fault. Part of this will be a witness statement in which you will be able to tell your story.

    On the rare occasion that your case does go to court, your medical negligence solicitor will support you through the proceedings.

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