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Medical professionals in the UK are trained to a very high standard so they can provide the best possible quality of care to their patients. Most health professionals are able to keep up with the standard expected of them, ensuring their patients receive the best medical advice and treatment. However, some fail in this regard and the consequences can be devastating for a patient. If you have suffered an injury or illness or your condition has been made worse as a result of medical negligence, contact expert medical negligence solicitors in Cambridge they can help you to make a successful claim.
What is Medical Negligence?
Medical negligence refers to poor standard of medical care from a health professional that causes harm to a patient. It is a term that relates to the actions/inactions of healthcare professionals and institutions as regards the quality of care they provide and covers a wide range of situations, ranging medication errors to mistakes made during surgery. Medical negligence can also happen if a health professional fails to provide a patient with sufficient information to understand the risks involved in agreeing to, or refusing a medical procedure.
Anyone can be affected by medical errors, but when this happens and negligence is to blame, you deserve compensation. If you have been a victim of medical negligence in Cambridge, you need the support of reliable medical negligence solicitors in Cambridge to help you navigate the claims process. In fact, the importance of specialist solicitors cannot be overemphasized as medical negligence claims are typically complex. With the right legal support, however, you can hold a negligent healthcare professional responsible.
Making Medical Negligence Claims in Cambridge
If you think you have suffered harm as a result of the actions or inactions of a medical professional, you need to prove that your healthcare provider’s negligence directly contributed to your injury. This means you should be able to demonstrate that your illness or injury is not due to an existing condition. Having the support of specialist medical negligence lawyers in Cambridge can help you establish these elements.
At Medical Negligence Direct, we work with a panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors in Cambridge who are experts in handling particular types of claims. When you contact us, we will arrange for a free, no obligation initial consultation; if we believe there may be valid grounds for a claim, our medical negligence experts in Cambridge will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your treatment. We will build strong and undeniable supporting evidence on your behalf so you can receive the maximum compensation you deserve.
Medical Negligence Claims in Cambridge We Handle
Whether you have been injured at the NHS or a private hospital by a GP, doctor, nurse, surgeon, dentist, care home worker or any healthcare professional you trusted to help you feel better, our medical negligence solicitors in Cambridge may be able to help you pursue a claim. Some of the most common claims we handle include:
Your GP is often your first port of call when you need medical attention. At this early stage, it is important that your GP takes your symptoms seriously and provides appropriate treatment and/or advice and, if necessary, refer you to a specialist. If your GP fails to correctly diagnose your condition, misreads test results, prescribes the wrong medication (or dosage), or performs procedures they are not qualified to do, you may be entitled to a claim for medical negligence in Cambridge if you have suffered an injury as a result.
Misdiagnosis happens when a health professional makes a mistake during the diagnosis of a patient. This error may cause the patient harm and require further, avoidable medical treatment. For instance, if a medical professional has incorrectly diagnosed cancer when a patient has a different condition, this could result in the removal of a healthy tissue. Worse still, the patient could undergo invasive procedures like chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
Our medical negligence solicitors in Cambridge have the knowledge and experience required to help you make a successful medical misdiagnosis claim.
Care homes are usually safe havens for the vulnerable members of society. They provide the care and attention these residents need to live well. As a result, when a loved one is unable to live independently and the family has to send them to a care home facility, they trust that such one will receive the best possible care. If caregivers violate this trust and causes harm to you or a loved one, our medical negligence solicitors in Cambridge can help you secure the appropriate compensation.
Have you suffered negligent treatment at a hospital? Have you contracted a hospital acquired infection due to poor hygiene standards? Our experienced medical negligence solicitors in Cambridge have what it takes to help you pursue medical negligence claims in Cambridge – whether this concerns the NHS or a private hospital.
Can You Make a Claim on Behalf of Someone Else?
Our specialist medical negligence lawyers in Cambridge provide legal support and representation for those who want to make compensation claims for close friends or family members. If the victim of medical negligence is a minor or lacks the mental capacity to pursue a claim on their own, they can be represented by their loved ones – also known as “litigation friends”.
The only difference between claims made by the victim and those pursued by a litigation friend is in the way compensations are awarded. Rather than going to the claimant, the compensation is sent into a legal trust.
Contact us today to find out if you can make a claim for medical negligence in Cambridge on behalf of a loved one.
How Much Compensation Can I Expect for Medical Negligence Claims in Cambridge?
It is impossible to provide a definite answer to this question. But our medical negligence experts in Cambridge can give you an estimate of what they believe you deserve considering your circumstances. To help you build a concrete medical negligence claim and provide the right estimate, our medical negligence solicitors in Cambridge will know once they review and investigate details of your injury as well as its impact on your life.
The compensation award you receive will consider factors such as:
- The level of pain and suffering you have endured;
- The cost of medical care required;
- Out of pocket expenses incurred due to negligence;
- Loss of earnings.
No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Claims in Cambridge
Hiring a private medical negligence solicitor in Cambridge can cost thousands of pounds in upfront payments. What’s more, it offers no guarantee for compensation at the end of the day and, if your claim is unsuccessful, you will cover your legal costs and those of your opponent.
At Medical Negligence Direct, we believe that every victim of medical negligence should have access to quality legal support and representation. This is why our panel of medical negligence solicitors in Cambridge offer to work with our clients under a No Win No Fee agreement.
This arrangement takes away the need to pay upfront legal fees. In fact, we will only agree to help you pursue a claim for medical negligence in Cambridge if we believe you have a reasonable chance of success. This means that when we take on your case, our medical negligence solicitors in Cambridge will do everything to ensure you win.
How Our Medical Negligence Solicitors in Cambridge Can Help
If you think you or a loved one have suffered harm as a result of medical negligence, get in touch with our medical negligence solicitors in Cambridge today. We will review your case and determine whether there is a legitimate ground for a claim.
From the word go, our aim is to help you secure compensation as quickly as possible, without having to go to court. In the vast majority of cases, we are able to achieve this on behalf of our clients. However, in the event that the other party denies liability or offers compensation that we do not consider fair and reasonable, you can count on us to support you all the way to the court.
We know you may have a ton of questions which need answers. This is why we arrange for a free, no obligation consultation with one of our specialist medical negligence solicitors in Cambridge who will give you the information you need to make decisions regarding your claim.
Call us today on 0800 644 4240 to speak with one of our experts for legal advice.