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If you have suffered from medical negligence that has caused an injury or worsen your condition in northwest England (Lancaster), our medical negligence solicitors can give you the help and support you need to bring forward a claim.
Here at Medical Negligence Direct we are here to help you, as we have helped many other victims who have suffered from medical negligence in Lancaster. Some of the different types of cases we have dealt with are surgical negligence, cosmetic procedure negligence and medical negligence delay in treatment. So if you are thinking about bringing forward compensation claims for medical negligence our experts can give you the legal support that you need.
Medical Negligence Definition
Throughout the world many people suffer from medical negligence but what is classed as medical negligence. It is any treatment that a patient receives from a healthcare provider that drops below the standard set in the healthcare sector and that causes injury or worsens your condition. If you have received substandard treatment you could be entitled to make Medical Negligence Claims in Lancaster and we can give you the help you need.
How to make a Medical Negligence Claim in Lancaster
When bringing forward medical negligence compensation claims there are many different things that need to be discussed and considered and this is what our solicitors can help you with. Our solicitors will look into every detail to ensure that you gain the maximum compensation you deserve for the injury you have suffered at the hands of a medical professional.
When making a claim our solicitors will help you prove that the medical negligence you have suffered from has caused you to suffer from an injury or affected your condition. For your claim to be successful you need to be able to prove that:
- The medical professional owed you a duty of care because you were their patient
- You received negligent treatment from the medical professional that breached that duty of care
- This breach has caused you an injury or affected your condition.
What can be claimed for Medical Negligence in Lancaster
When making a claim our medical negligence solicitors can help you claim for either general damages or special damages depending on the injury that you have suffered due to the negligence you have received. A claim for general damages would mean that you claim for the injury that you have suffered from and what effect it has had on your life. A claim for special damages would mean that you are compensated for any financial cost that you have incurred due to the injury you have suffered, which could include loss of earnings.
Medical Negligence claims that we can help with in Lancaster
If you or a family member have suffered from an injury due to medical negligence and you are thinking about suing the NHS our specialist solicitors can give you the help you need throughout your claim. Our medical negligence solicitors in Lancaster will take a tailored approach to your case because we understand that every victim’s experience is different. Here are a few examples of the different cases that we have help with.
When undergoing Botox procedures the medical professional needs to ensure that they carry out the procedure correctly to ensure that you get the desired results and don’t suffer from any injuries. However sometimes these procedures can go wrong which cause further problems or side effects that could need further treatments. If you have suffered due to this our medical negligence solicitors in Lancaster can help you bring forward a botox compensation claim.
Breast Augmentation is any type of procedure that enlarges your breasts and many people go through these procedures every day in the UK. However there are many times that these procedures go wrong for example if you suffer from infection due to the procedure not being carried out properly, you could be left with large scaring and need further treatment for the infection. Here at Medical Negligence Direct we believe this should never be the case so get in contact today and our medical negligence lawyers in Lancaster can help you bring forward breast augmentation claims.
Cerebral palsy is a range of different movement issues that are usually picked up in the early stages of a child’s life. This can be caused from an injury to the brain during the birth of your child and could affect their life forever. If you are looking for solicitors for cerebral palsy compensation claims, look no further! Our medical negligence solicitors in Lancaster can give you the help you need to bring forward a claim.
Going to the dentist is a scary experience for many people throughout the UK and this experience can be worsened if you suffer from negligence. For example when undergoing a filling procedure you are usually given an injection to numb the area however it is detrimental that this is carried out correctly to avoid injuries such as nerve damage. If you have suffered from nerve damage at the hands of a dentist our medical negligence solicitors in Lancaster can help you bring forward dental negligence claims today.
You can undergo surgery for many different conditions however to ensure that it helps you it needs to be carried out correctly. Sometimes people undergo surgery that they don’t need due the right tests not being carried out by a medical professional. This could cause further pain and suffering and you could need ongoing treatment because of this. If you have suffered negligence from a medical professional you could be entitled to make an unnecessary surgery compensation claim.
Giving birth to your baby is one of the most special moments in a mothers life but sometimes mother and baby can suffer from injuries due to medical negligence. For example if contractions are not coached properly by midwives it can cause injury to mother and this is unacceptable. Call us today to speak with our medical negligence solicitors in Lancaster to see if you’re eligible to make birth injury claims for the injury that you or your child has suffered.
Hospital negligence in any substandard treatment that you receive in a hospital that causes injury and if you have been a victim of this you may be entitled to make hospital compensation claims. If you are thinking about suing a hospital for medical negligence fill out an enquiry form today to speak to a specialist in medical negligence.
How long will it take to make a Medical Negligence Claim in Lancaster?
All medical negligence claims are different so there is no set time period for making a claim. Some claims will be concluded within a year if the case is straight forward however some cases may take up to 3 years to bring forward a claim. However long your case takes, our solicitors will give you the help you need throughout your whole case.
When bringing forward a medical negligence claim the victim has a 3 year limitation period. This means that you have 3 years from the date the negligence occurred or the date you became aware of the negligence to make a claim. However there are some exceptions to this limitation period.
Children- Childrens limitation periods don’t come into play until they are the age of 18 which means they have up until the age of 21 to make a claim.
Mental capacity- If a loved one has no mental capacity you have no time period to bring forward a claim on their behalf and this is because they may be able to recover in the future and claim themselves.
No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors in Lancaster
All of our medical negligence solicitors work under a no win no fee basis which means that there would be no cost to yourself to speak with our solicitors or set up an assessment. The only cost there could be is if the case was successful and that fee would be taken as a percentage of the winnings and would be discussed with yourself in detail upon contacting us. Contact us today and our No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors will give you the help you need in your road to recovery.
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Our main aim is to help victims of substandard treatment from medical negligence to bring forward medical negligence claims so they can be awarded the compensation they deserve for the injury they have suffered.
Get in contact with us today if you have suffered due to medical negligence NHS and our solicitors can give you the legal aid you need to bring forward a claim for yourself or a loved one.