Clinical negligence can have a devastating impact on your life, whether it’s the result of an error made during surgery, or a simple mistake with a delayed or incorrect diagnosis. We have more than 60 years of experience to our name here at Farleys, so our medical negligence solicitors know exactly how difficult and stressful it can be.
If we think you may have a claim for negligence against a hospital or medical practice, whether it’s a private organisation or NHS, we’ll put all of our passion, expertise and knowledge to use in helping to secure the very best outcome we can for you. We’ll alway start by sitting down with you to explore the specifics of your case, so that we can give you a realistic idea of what to expect from the process, and what options will be available to you for a successful resolution.
We can take on the majority of clinical negligence claims on a no-win no-fee agreement, so we can pursue a claim on your behalf without financial risk to you.
If you’d like to speak to one of our experienced medical negligence lawyers here at Farleys Solicitors, feel free to give us a call on 0343 253 8225, or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll be happy to help however we can.
With more than six decades (and counting!) of experience to our name, here at Farleys our medical negligence solicitors have extensive experience in handling all types of personal injury and medical negligence claims.
We know how stressful these situations can be, and we know that describing the circumstances of your case can sometimes be incredibly distressing, especially if the event itself was particularly traumatic. That’s why we always take care to give you all the time and space you need.
At the outset of your claim, our expert medical negligence solicitors always take the time to sit down with you so you can tell us all about the background of your case, and the ways in which it’s affected you. We’ll then use this information as the basis of our recommendations, explaining each of your options in detail to you so that you can decide which one would bring the most desirable outcome for you. And of course, we’re always happy to provide as much or as little advice as you need. That’s what we’re here for!
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What is medical negligence?
Medical negligence refers to any failure in a medical professional’s duty of care to their patient, in a way that causes undue suffering – whether that’s because it’s worsened an existing condition or injury, or even caused a new one entirely.
Medical negligence can arise from a misdiagnosis (or delayed diagnosis), incorrect treatment, or surgical mistakes. Cases can also arise in cases where symptoms were missed or ignored, or from a medical device or item not functioning as it should, causing illness or injury as a result.
How do I start my medical negligence claim?
If you plan on submitting a claim for medical negligence, the very first step is to contact us here at Farleys Solicitors. That gives us as much time as possible to assess your situation and explore your options with you, and complete vital early work on your case while you still have the details fresh in your mind. Starting earlier also means it’s easier for us to obtain vital records or information that might be pertinent to the success of your case.
If the NHS or private healthcare provider named named in your claim admits responsibility for your injury or condition, we may be able to secure interim compensation payments to assist with your rehabilitation while your claim is ongoing, before your final compensation settlement. This can help with some of the immediate medical costs and additional daily living expenses that may have been incurred as a result of your claim.
How long do I have to make a medical negligence claim?
Generally, medical negligence claims must be made within three years within the date the negligence occurred, or within three years from the date when you first realised you may have had negligent treatment.
(This extra leeway exists because the effects of some injuries or illnesses may only develop gradually, and the person affected may not even realise they have been injured / affected. It also helps get justice in cases where the connection between the injury and the treatment may not be immediately obvious.)
The three-year rule isn’t universal – there are a few notable exceptions.
How long do medical negligence claims take?
To be honest, it depends. Medical negligence claims can take anywhere between eighteen months to up to three years, and sometimes longer. It’s difficult to be more specific than that, because every case is affected by its own specific set of circumstances, and a few key factors. These include:
We always aim to resolve medical negligence cases as efficiently as possible, but it’s not a quick process, so make sure you’re prepared before launching your claim.
Will my medical negligence claim go to court?
It’s not impossible, but it’s highly unlikely that your medical negligence claim will go to court. Research from NHS Resolution notes that less than 1% of claims go to court, and the vast majority are resolved without formal proceedings. It’s a reasonably safe bet, therefore, that you won’t be required to appear in court.
Either way, you can count on us to help here at Farleys Solicitors. We’ll provide you with all the specialist advice and assistance you need to ensure that you’re properly represented in court, giving your case the very best chance of success.
How much clinical negligence compensation can I claim?
The amount you’ll be able to claim largely depends on the specifics of your case. Several key factors will be taken into consideration before a final ruling is made. These include (but are not limited to):
Can I make a no-win, no fee medical negligence claim?
Yes, the majority of the medical negligence claims we take on are on a no-win no-fee agreement, so we can pursue a claim on your behalf at absolutely no financial risk to you.
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