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Have you or a loved one suffered harm as a result of poor level of care by a medical professional in Norwich? Our medical negligence solicitors in Norwich can help you find out what went wrong and claim the compensation you deserve.
When receiving medical care, you trust the knowledge and experience of your medical practitioner and believe they can help you feel better. On occasion, however, things can go wrong which may result in an injury or illness or make your existing condition worse. If this is your situation, you do not need to go through this difficult process alone. Medical Negligence Direct has a strong track record of helping victims of substandard care make medical negligence claims in Norwich to obtain the highest possible compensation award.
The compensation our medical negligence solicitors in Norwich help you secure is not sought for financial gain. It is a legal recognition that you have been hurt as a result of a medical error. It also allows you access to the quality of care and treatment you need now and, if necessary, in the future.
If you suspect that you have been a victim of medical negligence, contact Medical Negligence Direct today to find out how you can sue for medical malpractice.
What is Medical Negligence?
The term medical negligence describes a situation which leads to poor, ineffective or incorrect medical care which leads to an injury or illness, or worsens the original medical condition.
If the following situation applies to you, then you may have been a victim of medical negligence:
- Your doctor or health institution owed you a duty of care as a patient;
- The doctor or health institution acted negligently, breaching that duty of care;
- The breach of duty was avoidable and has caused you injury or worsened your medical condition.
Making a Claim for Medical Negligence in Norwich
When making medical negligence claims Norwich, it is key that you find a solicitor that possesses the knowledge and experience to make claims against large institutions like the NHS. The success of any medical negligence claim depends on the ability of the medical negligence lawyers Norwich to prove that you have been mistreated and are entitled to compensation.
Medical Negligence Direct is a specialist in medical negligence Norwich. When you choose to work with us, you are working with a firm that has a track record of successfully claiming compensation for victims of medical negligence – no matter how complex the case may be.
Medical negligence claims and personal injury claims are different; when making claims for medical negligence, you have to prove that your healthcare professional not only breach their duty of care, but that no other medical professional would have made the same mistake under similar circumstances. This requires loads of research to ensure your claim is robust and undeniable.
Here at Medical Negligence Direct, we work with a panel of solicitors who are specialists in GP negligence, dental negligence claims, care home negligence claims, medical negligence childbirth and different kinds of medical negligence. We will obtain relevant evidence to support your claim and work hard to resolve it as quickly as possible. Through the negotiations, our solicitors will never be in a hurry to reach an agreement. Our medical negligence solicitors in Norwich do not try to win claims simply for the sake of it; you can trust us to represent your best interest and provide the support you need at this difficult time.
Medical Negligence Claims in Norwich We Handle
Our medical negligence solicitors in Norwich are here to help you seek compensation no matter the nature of negligence you have suffered. While this list is not exhaustive, here are some of the most common claims for medical negligence we handle:
Having any type of surgery can be difficult and stressful for both a patient and their loved ones. It is usually the last resort, and you want to get through the experience as quickly and safely as possible. This makes surgical errors even more difficult. You trust in your surgeon’s ability to ensure you are able to recover in the best way possible; while most surgical procedures go on as planned, mistakes can happen. Whether this be during your pre-operative assessment, during the surgery or during your post-operative care, you may be entitled to a claim.
Cauda equina syndrome can be devastating, as it affects the quality of life of an individual. It may lead to bowel and sexual dysfunction as well as permanent loss of bladder, and the resulting neurological pain can affect the patient and their relationships. If you have developed cauda equina syndrome as a result of medical negligence delay in treatment or diagnosis, you may be entitled to a claim. Our cauda equina solicitors understand the impact of this condition and can help you secure the compensation you deserve.
The birth of a newborn spells an exciting time for the parents. It is also a time of joy for friends and family who look forward to welcoming the new baby. Thus, it can be devastating when things go wrong due to the actions of a medical professional or health institution. Nevertheless, birth injuries can and do happen. Our medical negligence experts understand how painful a birth injury can feel – whether the baby or mother is the victim – and can help you make a claim for compensation.
Care and nursing home facilities in the UK are usually a safe haven for the elderly and vulnerable in our society. Despite how difficult it can feel to send a loved one to a care home facility, you trust that they will receive the best possible level of care and treatment. If your loved one has received insufficient care or substandard quality of treatment and suffered harm as a result, you can rely on the ability of our solicitors to help you pursue care home negligence claims.
When you visit a hospital for medical care, you expect to feel better so you can continue your normal life. However, things can and do go wrong in a hospital, which may leave you in a worse state of health. This includes those who have received treatment at the Accident & Emergency department as well as inpatients receiving treatment for an existing condition. If you have been a victim of medical negligence at an NHS hospital, our medical negligence solicitors in Norwich can help you make NHS medical negligence claims. We can also make claims against private hospitals that have provided poor quality of care.
Am I Entitled to a Claim for Medical Negligence?
If you have suffered an injury or your health has been made worse as a result of the actions or inactions of a healthcare professional, you may be entitled to a claim for compensation. Your claim must be started within three years of the incident or three years from when you became aware that your injury was due to medical negligence.
If you are unsure about the medical negligence claims time limit for your case, get in touch with us today. Medical Negligence Direct works with the best medical negligence solicitors Norwich and can help you manage your claim.
Can I Claim Compensation on Behalf of Someone Else?
Our medical negligence solicitors in Norwich support those whose loved ones have been victims of medical negligence but are unable to make a claim themselves due to age, mental disability, physical incapacity, or even death. For instance, in the case of a birth injury affecting a child, a parent – known as a litigation friend – can act on behalf of the child to make a claim for compensation.
In medical negligence cases involving the death of the victim, our medical negligence solicitors in Norwich can help families seek financial compensation for their loss. While this compensation will not restore the life of your loved one, it acknowledges the heartache and emotional pain you have endured and can cover for loss income of the deceased if they played an important role in the financial life of the household.
There is no specific processing time for medical negligence claims. While the average claim can last around 12 to 18 months in the UK, the time frame depends on the circumstances surrounding your claim. For instance, if your injury has life-changing implications, the prognosis is still unclear or the alleged negligent party still denies liability, then you claim will take longer.
How Much Compensation Will I Receive for Medical Negligence?
Every medical negligence claim is unique, so there is no fixed compensation amount for victims who have suffered substandard care. However, if our medical negligence solicitors in Norwich believe you may be entitled to a claim, they can give you an idea of the compensation amount to expect using a medical negligence calculator. Before giving you this estimate, they would thoroughly research details of your case, considering the impact that your injury has had on your life.
Usually, you will be able to make claims for:
- General damages
This is compensation for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity you have endured. The amount of compensation you receive here will depend on the nature and severity of your injury, as well as its impact on your life.
- Special damages
Special damages are compensation for the financial losses you have incurred as a result of the injury you suffered. It may include medical expenses, cost of travel (to and from medical appointments), and cost of private medical care you have sought to help you recover. If you have been unable to work or are only able to work in limited capacity as a result of your injury, you may be able to make claims for loss of earnings.
No Win No Fee Medical Negligence UK
If our Norwich medical negligence solicitors believe that you may be entitled to a claim for medical negligence, they will likely offer to work with you on a No Win No Fee basis. Under this arrangement, you will be protected from the financial implications of making a medical negligence claim, as you will not have to pay any upfront solicitor fees. If your claim is not successful, you will not pay us any penny.
If our medical negligence solicitors in Norwich are able to win the case for you, a success fee (0-25% of your final compensation award) will be deducted.
Contact Medical Negligence Direct Today
If you think you have been a victim of medical negligence at the hands of a healthcare professional or establishment, then our medical negligence solicitors in Norwich may be able to help you claim compensation. Give us a call today on 0800 644 4240 to speak with one of our medical negligence lawyers Norwich. We will discuss the details of your case and provide the advice and support you need to make a successful claim.