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If you live in the English East Midlands and have suffered from an injury due to negligent care from a medical professional, our Medical negligence solicitors in Lincoln can give you the support you need to bring forward a claim.
We deal with a wide range of medical negligence claims and our solicitors work to give you the best help and advice all the way through your claim. Some of the different cases we deal with are dental negligence, birth injury claims and cancer misdiagnosis. At Medical Negligence Direct we are here to help so if you have suffered from medical negligence in Lincoln contact us today.
What is Medical Negligence?
You may hear a lot about medical negligence in today’s world but what is it? Medical negligence is any treatment that a patient receives from a medical professional that is below the acceptable standard set in the healthcare sector. If you have suffered from an injury or lost a loved one due to the negligent act of a medical professional our medical negligence experts in Lincoln can provide you with the support you need to make your road to recovery easier.
Making a Medical Negligence Claim in Lincoln
When making medical negligence claims in Lincoln, there are different factors that have to be considered. Here at Medical Negligence Direct we are experts in medical negligence claims so we can ensure that every detail is looked into with professionalism.
When bringing forward a claim you must be able to prove (with the help of our medical negligence lawyers in Lincoln) that the medical negligence that you have suffered from has caused injury or worsened your current condition. For a claim to be successful you need the evidence to prove:
- The healthcare provider owed you a duty of care as their patient
- There was a breach of that duty of care by your healthcare provider by acting negligently
- That the negligent act resulted in your pain and suffering through an injury or worsening of your condition.
If you are looking to bring forward a medical negligence claim, our medical negligence solicitors in Lincoln are here to help you every step of the way.
What can I claim for Medical Negligence in Lincoln?
Upon contacting us, our medical negligence no win no fee uk solicitors will start working to get you the compensation you deserve for the pain and suffering that you have endured. Depending on the severity of the injury the compensation may include loss of earnings and additional medical care.
If your medical negligence claim is successful our medical negligence solicitors in Lincoln will work to ensure that you gain the maximum compensation possible for the injury you have suffered from the substandard treatment you have received.
If the claim is for general damages it means that you will be compensated for the injury that you have suffered along with the effect it has had on your day to day life. However if the claim is for special damages the compensation will include any financial expense that the injury has caused, which could include any extra medical care you need for your recovery and loss of earnings in the time you are recovering.
Medical Negligence Claims in Lincoln we handle
If you are thinking about suing the NHS for an injury that their negligence has caused we are here to support you and your family so you are able to claim the compensation that you deserve. Our specialist solicitors deal with many different types of medical negligence compensation claims and have helped many different victims. Here are just a few of the cases that our medical negligence solicitors in Lincoln have helped with.
When visiting a hospital you hope that you will receive the right care you need to ensure that you are healthy. Sadly in some cases there is a drop in the standard of care in hospitals and that can lead to an injury to you or a family member which may lead to you being entitled to make a hospital negligence claim. For example if you family member is admitted into hospital and their condition is not being monitored correctly for changes it could cause their condition to worsen and need further treatment. If you or a family member have been a victim of hospital negligence contact us today and our medical negligence solicitors in Lincoln can help give you the support and care you need when nursing yourself back to full health.
When going through the NHS to receive treatment you put your trust in them to provide you with the standard of care you need to get back to full health. However sometimes this is not the case and you could sustain an injury due to NHS clinical negligence. This may be in a hospital or GP surgery and you could be entitled to make a clinical negligence compensation claim. Our medical negligence solicitors in Lincoln can help you if you have been a victim of clinical negligence and ensure that you get the maximum compensation possible for the pain and suffering you have been through.
If you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer we know how much of a difficult and distressing time it can be for the whole family. This can be made much worse if a medical professional has failed to pick up signs of this in the early stages and it has caused the cancer to spread. If you or a family member has been a victim of this you may be entitled to make a cancer misdiagnosis claim and our medical negligence solicitors in Lincoln can help you through it.
Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects muscle control which is caused by an injury to the brain either before, during or after the birth of a child which could be caused by doctor negligence. If your baby has suffered from this type of injury due to a medical professional dropping their treatment below the acceptable standard of care you could be entitled to bring forward a cerebral palsy claim. At Medical Negligence Direct our medical negligence solicitors in Lincoln can help you if you or a family member are a victim of this.
How Long Will My Medical Negligence Claims in Lincoln Take?
There is no specific time-frame when bringing forward a medical negligence claim uk because all cases are different and need to be taken with different approaches. If there is an admission of guilt from the hospital your case could be concluded within 1 year however some more complicated cases could take up to 3 year dispensing on the nature of the injury.
In the UK there is a 3 year limitation period to bring forward a claim, which means that from the date you suffered the injury or the date you became aware of the negligence you have 3 years to bring forward a claim. However there are some exceptions to this 3 year limitation periods:
- Children: if your child is under the age of 18 and they have suffered from an injury due to medical negligence they could be entitled to make a NHS complaints procedure compensation claim. However their limitation period doesn’t come into effect until they are 18 years old effectively giving them up until the age of 21 to bring forward a claim.
- Mental capacity: If a loved one has no mental capacity there is no time period for you to make a claim on their behalf. This is mainly if the person has a chance to recover then they are able to make the claim themselves after they have recovered.
No matter how long your case takes to be concluded you can trust us at Medical Negligence Direct and our medical negligence solicitors in Lincoln to be helpful and caring through the whole process ensuring you get the right help and support you need. With your medical records our experts will be able to build a strong case to ensure that you are allocated the compensation you need.
No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors in Lincoln
If you are worried about fees when bringing forward a medical negligence claim this is where our medical negligence solicitors in Lincoln can help. Our solicitors all work under a no win no fee basis so the only cost there could ever be is if your claim was successful. This fee would be taken out of the winnings from the case as a percentage however this would be discussed with yourself extensively upon contacting us.
Contact us today
At Medical Negligence we pride ourselves in providing the support and help you need when making a claim after suffering from medical negligence. We have helped many people gain the maximum compensation they deserve so they are able to fully recover.
Our medical negligence solicitors in Lincoln are here to help, all you need to do is contact us today and we can provide a free assessment for your claim.