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If you have suffered from an injury due to medical negligence in Eastern England our medical negligence solicitors in Peterborough are here to provide you with the support you need to bring forward a claim.
At medical Negligence Direct we have helped many different victims of medical negligence in Peterborough bring forward a claim for the pain and suffering they have gone through. Some of the medical negligence claims that we have helped with are dental negligence, testicular cancer misdiagnosis and birth injury claims. So if you need help bringing forward a claim, our medical negligence solicitors in Peterborough can give you the support you need.
What defines Medical Negligence?
Medical Negligence is any treatment that you receive from a healthcare provider that drops below the standard that is set by the medical sector that causes an injury or worsens your condition. If you or a family member have not received the standard of care that you deserve you could be entitled to compensation. Contact us today and our no win no fee medical negligence solicitors will help you through your most difficult time when recovering.
Medical Negligence Claims process in Peterborough
When bringing forward a medical negligence claim in Peterborough there are different factors that have to be considered to ensure that you are awarded the maximum compensation you deserve for the injury you have suffered. Our solicitors can provide you with their medical negligence expert opinion to ensure that you gain compensation and the support you need when recovering.
When pursuing a medical negligence claim our medical negligence solicitors in Peterborough will help you prove that the injury that you have suffered has been caused by negligent treatment from a medical professional. For your claim to be successful our experts will help you prove that:
- You were owed a duty of care as a patient of the medical professional
- You have received negligent treatment which breached that duty of care
- You have suffered from an injury or your condition has worsened due to this breach.
If you or a loved one are thinking of bringing forward a claim for an injury you have suffered from a drop in your standard of care our medical negligence solicitors in Peterborough can help you today!
What ensures medical negligence claims in Peterborough?
Upon submitting an enquiry to us at Medical Negligence Direct our solicitors will work on building your case to ensure that your claim is successful and that you receive the compensation that you need for the injury that you have suffered due to medical malpractice. All cases are different and depending on the severity of your injury you may be able to claim for either special or general damages.
A claim for general damages means that you would be compensated for the injury you have suffered and the effect it has had on your life and how long it has affected you. However a claim for special damages would mean that you would be awarded compensation for any financial expense that has occurred due to your injury, which could include any extra medical care that you may need. Our medical negligence solicitors will ensure that your claim is for the right types of damages to ensure you gain the compensation that you are entitled to.
Various type of Compensation Claims for Medical Negligence in peterborough
If you have suffered from an injury due to medical negligence in Peterborough our specialist team are here to help you throughout your whole claim process to ensure that you are awarded the compensation you deserve. Our expert solicitors can help with many different NHS clinical negligence claims and we understand that every case is different and every victim needs different types of support. Here are just a few of the cases that we have helped people with.
Living with diabetes can be difficult for many people however if your healthcare provider fails to pick up symptoms of diabetes you could be left undiagnosed and untreated causing your condition to deteriorate. This could then lead to needing further treatment which you may not have needed if your condition was picked up sooner. If you have suffered from a diabetes misdiagnosis contact us today and our medical negligence solicitors in Peterborough can get to work on building a solid case for your claim.
Doctor negligence is any treatment that a patient receives from a doctor that is below the standard that is set in the medical sector. For example if a doctor doesn’t refer you on for the treatment that you need as a patient in their care and your condition worsens you may be eligible to receive compensation. If you have been a victim of doctor negligence fill out an enquiry form today and receive a free assessment to see if you are eligible to claim.
It can be a very worrying time for families when putting a loved one into a care home. This can be made even worse if they suffer from substandard care. For example if a person is high risk and they are left unmonitored and suffer from a fall which causes injury they may be able to bring forward a care home neglect claim. If you are thinking of bringing forward a claim on behalf of a loved one who has suffered from care home negligence our specialist team can help you today.
Cauda Equina syndrome is a serious medical condition in which nerves in the lower back become suddenly compressed. This can cause a person great amounts of pain and suffering and can cause further long lasting damage if it has not been picked up or treated fast enough. Some victims are even left with permanent paralysis due to medical professionals not picking up signs of the condition and not giving the patient any treatment. If you have suffered from cauda equina syndrome negligence contact us today for a free assessment.
What is the time limit of Medical Negligence Claims?
There is not a set time frame when bringing forward a medical negligence claim and this is because every victim has suffered from a different injury that has affected them in a different way. Therefore our solicitors understand that all medical negligence cases need to be looked at in a different light to one another. Our medical negligence solicitors in Peterborough will address your case with the approach you need to ensure we can provide you with the best support. Some medical negligence cases can be wrapped up within a year if there is clear negligence that has led to an injury. However some more complicated cases require a more in depth examination and could take 3 years to be concluded.
When bringing forward a medical negligence claim in the UK you have 3 years from the date of injury or the date you became aware you had suffered the injury to make a claim and this is called your limitation period. However there are some exceptions to this limitation period:
Mental Capacity- If a family member has no mental capacity there is no limitation period for them to bring forward a claim. This is because they may be able to recover in the future and bring forward a claim themselves.
Children– If your child is under the age of 18 and has suffered from an injury due to medical negligence their limitation period doesn’t come into play until they are 18. This gives them up until the age of 21 to bring forward a claim.
No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors in Peterborough
Many people are put off the idea of bringing forward a medical negligence claim because of legal fees. However all of our medical negligence solicitors in Peterborough work under a no win no fee basis so there would be no up front legal costs and no costs to speak with our solicitors. The only cost that there could ever be is if the case was successful and this fee would be taken out of the winnings and would be discussed with yourself in detail before going ahead with the claim.
Get in touch with our Solicitors
Our main aim here at Medical Negligence Direct is to help victims of medical malpractice bring forward a claim to make their recovery easier. Our medical negligence solicitors in Peterborough have helped many different people that have completely different stories and injuries.
Contact us today to receive the expert legal advice that you need to bring a claim forward for yourself or a loved one.