Medical negligence continues to be a severe issue in the UK, and it can cause severe stress and suffering for victims and their families. If you or a loved one has suffered due to an incident related to any clinical or medical negligence, then you may be eligible to pursue a compensation claim.
Medical negligence cases must be submitted within three years from the date of the incident, which is why we recommend you seek legal advice as soon as possible.
Our team of medical negligence solicitors in Blackburn town centre can help support you during this challenging period, and will do everything we can to help restore the quality of life that may have been lost.
You can speak with an experienced, straight-talking solicitor about a medical negligence claim today! You can tell us about your experience involving the Royal Blackburn Hospital or any of the East Lancashire Hospitals by giving us a call on 0333 331 5385, or by completing an online enquiry form.
What is Medical Negligence?
Medical negligence is a breach in the duty of care from a health professional to a patient that has resulted in harm and/or loss. The harm or loss could relate to death, injury, or a deterioration of a patient’s condition.
Medical negligence cases can cover a large range of claims against both medical practitioners and health care authorities. By nature, medical negligence claims are highly complex and require:
- A weight of evidence from various professional bodies
- Evidence must clearly show that the harm sustained was the direct result of a breach
- Alternatively, the evidence must show the act/series of acts that could have been avoided
As with the majority of claims, clinical negligence cases are subject to strict statutory time limits, and must be submitted within three years of the date of the incident.