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If you have been subjected to a poor standard of care due to medical negligence, it is important that you find the best legal representation to make claims for compensation on your behalf, as this will have a direct impact on your chances of success. Medical Negligence Direct works with a panel of medical negligence solicitors in Ripon with a strong track record of successfully securing compensation for victims of medical negligence in Ripon.
Compensation is not a prize or jackpot. It is recognition that you have suffered an avoidable injury or illness and deserve to have the resources to set you on the path to recovery. It also aims to ensure you do not suffer financially because of another person’s mistake. Suffering an injury or illness due to negligent treatment can be physically and emotionally devastating, but you are not alone. Our specialist medical negligence solicitors in Ripon know how traumatic the impact of medical negligence can be, and will do everything to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Medical Negligence Claims in Ripon We Handle
Our medical negligence solicitors in Ripon handle all types of medical negligence claims. Examples of medical negligence claims in Ripon we handle include:
- Birth Injury Claims
Have you or your child suffered a birth injury? Medical negligence childbirth can have long-term implications not only for the child but also for the parents. If a medical professional or health institution has failed to apply the necessary level of care during childbirth and this causes injury to mother or baby, our panel of birth injury solicitors can help you in making a claim.
- Hip Replacement Negligence Claims
A hip replacement surgery is usually a good idea as it can provide relief for bad pain and increase your mobility, strength, flexibility and balance. However, if a medical professional fails to provide the standard level of care before, during or after a hip replacement surgery, it can result in nerve damage, decreased mobility and could even have fatal consequences. In hip replacement negligence cases where things do not go to plan, our medical negligence solicitors in Ripon can help you make a claim.
- Care Home Negligence Claims
Care home providers owe a duty of care to their residents to ensure they are safe, comfortable and treated with respect. While this is usually the case, there are nursing negligence cases where they fail to do this as a result of inadequate policies or poor practices. When this happens, the results can be devastating, with residents – who are mostly the elderly and vulnerable – suffering serious injuries or even death. If you or a loved one has been a victim of care home negligence, our medical negligence experts can help you make a claim.
- Dental Negligence Claims
When you have a dental treatment, you expert your dental professional to provide the best possible level of care and make you feel better. If they make mistakes during your treatment, this can cause you serious pain, injury, illness or even trauma. From misdiagnosis to wrong tooth extraction, there are many different types of negligent treatments that can inform dental negligence claims. If you have suffered an injury due to dental negligence – whether through an NHS or private provider – then you may be entitled to a compensation claim against them.
- GP Negligence Claims
A GP is usually the first port of call when you need medical help. It is important that they take your symptoms seriously at the early stage to ensure you receive the right medical care and treatment and, if necessary, be referred to a specialist. If your GP provides poor quality of care to you or a loved one and has caused an injury or illness as a result, you may be able to pursue GP negligence claims.
Other types of medical negligence claims we handle include, but are not limited to: cerebral palsy claims for cerebral palsy compensation, bone cancer misdiagnosis claim, medical negligence appendix claim, ovarian cancer misdiagnosis, midwife negligence claims, botox compensation claims, erb’s palsy compensation claims, and doctor negligence claims.
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Making Medical Negligence Claims for Compensation in Ripon
Making a successful claim for medical negligence in Ripon begins with an initial, no obligation consultation with our panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors in Ripon. During this consultation, our panel of solicitors will ask you the right questions to understand details of your injury or illness. They will clearly explain the claims process so that you confidently make informed decisions for you and your family.
No matter the nature of your injury and whether you plan to sue the NHS or make a claim against a private provider, it is likely that our solicitors have worked on cases similar to yours. Following the assessment of your claim, and after considering medical negligence expert opinion, we will let you know whether we believe you have a strong chance of success.
No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Claims in Ripon
We know that some who have suffered injuries due to medical negligence do not seek compensation because of concerns about funding.
At Medical Negligence Direct, we believe every victim of medical negligence deserves justice, which is why we offer No Win No Fee medical negligence services in Ripon. This arrangement eliminates the need for upfront payment of legal fees as well as the costs associated with obtaining evidence, and court fees if the case goes to trial. If your claim is successful, the liable party will pay your solicitor fees, while an initially agreed success fee will be deducted from your final compensation award. The success fee is 0-25% of your compensation award.
If your claim is not successful, you will not have to worry about paying any solicitor fees. This means that by agreeing to work with you on a No Win No Fee basis, our solicitors believe in the strength of your case, and will do everything to ensure you are successful. So, if you are making a claim against NHS and seeking NHS negligence payouts, we can offer to work No Win No Fee against NHS. We can also offer the No Win No Fee service if you were treated by a private provider.
Medical Negligence Claims Time Limit
There is a general three-year medical negligence claims time limit for those who want to claim compensation. This time limit usually begins from the date of the alleged negligence, which means that court proceedings must be started by way of issuing a Claim Form at court within three years of the incident. However, there are a few exceptions where the strict three-year time limit does not apply. The most common ones are:
- Date of Knowledge:
There are times when it may be difficult to determine the exact date when the act of medical negligence happened. In this case, the three-year time limit will begin from the date that the victim should reasonably have known that their injury was a result of negligent treatment.
Children cannot make claims independently; they require a Litigation friend – usually a parent or relative – to make a claim on their behalf. However, if the claim is not made by a litigation friend, the child will have three years from their 18th birthday to pursue a claim.
- Mental Capacity
There are circumstances where a victim may lack the mental capacity required to understand or bring a claim. In this case, the law allows for such one to only make a claim when they have recovered; but if the mental incapacity continues, the claim can be made from the date of negligence or date of knowledge.
In the unfortunate event where a victim of medical negligence dies within the three-year time limit, this 3-year period is extended to either three years from the date of death or the date of knowledge of the victim’s death, whichever is later.
Why Medical Negligence Direct?
The panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors in Ripon we work with understand how distressing the impact of medical negligence can be. For this reason, we offer a friendly and compassionate service that takes the pressure off your shoulder and ensures you get the justice you deserve.
When you contact us, we will offer a free no obligation consultation with one of our specialist medical negligence solicitors in Ripon. If the NHS is your healthcare provider, we will let you know what to expect using the NHS compensation payouts guide and the NHS compensation payouts or medical negligence payouts UK you may be entitled to. Even if you were treated by a private provider, our medical negligence claim calculator can help you find out what to expect from your clinical negligence compensation claims.
No matter the nature of your case, you can count on us to be on your side and sue the medical negligence perpetrator for medical compensation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much medical negligence compensation will I receive?
This will depend on the unique nature of your case. A compensation award will recognize the pain and suffering you have experienced, as well as any financial losses you have incurred as a result of medical negligence.
How long will my claim take?
Typically, medical negligence claims are resolved within 12 to 18 months after they begin. However, they can take longer if the alleged negligent party does not accept responsibility or if your injury causes long-term medical issues you do not yet know about.
Can I sue the NHS for medical negligence?
Yes. If you have suffered an injury, illness or an existing condition has been made worse during your medical care at the NHS, you may be entitled to NHS negligence claims compensation.