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Have you or someone you love been let down by a medical professional? Our team of medical negligence solicitors in Salisbury possess the knowledge and experience required to help you with your medical negligence claims in Salisbury.
It is important that you choose the right medical negligence lawyers in Salisbury as this can play a big role in the outcome of your case. You need a solicitor who understands medical issues so they can properly review your medical reports and any documents related to your case. Working with the right solicitor not only helps you navigate the complex medical negligence process, but enhances your chances of winning the compensation you deserve.
At Medical Negligence Direct, our medical negligence solicitors take time to understand the events surrounding your case, and assign you a dedicated solicitor who has successfully handled similar cases to seek the highest possible compensation for your injury. We know how devastating and life-changing medical negligence can be on the life of victims and their families. As a result, we work with a panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors who are committed to helping you seek justice – and take this responsibility very seriously.
What is Medical Negligence?
Medical negligence is an avoidable accident caused by the negligent actions or inactions of a medical professional or institution. Examples of medical negligence include medical negligence childbirth, surgical error, diabetes misdiagnosis and delayed treatment.
Am I Entitled to a Claim for Medical Negligence in Salisbury?
You may be entitled to a claim for medical negligence in Salisbury if the incident has caused you an injury, illness or worsens an existing medical condition. In order to be entitled to a medical negligence claim, you need to present the following evidence:
- That the healthcare professional or institution owed you a duty of care as a patient;
- That the healthcare professional or institution breached that duty of care by acting negligently;
- That this act of negligence led to an avoidable accident, which has caused you an injury, illness or made an existing condition worse.
Are you considering making making dental claims, meningitis compensation claims or birth injury claims? Or are you seeking care home neglect compensation or unnecessary surgery compensation? The medical negligence solicitors in Salisbury that we work with will discuss details of your case with you directly. Upon setting out the facts of your case, we will advise you on the best course of action for you and your family.
Medical Negligence Claims in Salisbury We Handle
If you think you may be entitled to a claim for medical negligence and wish to sue the NHS or make claims against a private healthcare professional, our medical negligence solicitors can help. Here are some of the claims we handle:
Visiting a hospital for an illness is a routine experience and you expect to feel better afterwards. Usually, the quality of care you receive at a hospital is great and hospital professionals treat you the way you deserve to set you on the path to recovery. Unfortunately, there are times when hospital visits do not go to plan. When this happens, the impact can be devastating, often causing the victim life-changing injuries. If you have been a victim of hospital negligence, our specialist medical negligence solicitors in Salisbury can help you make a claim for medical negligence.
Under the UK medical negligence law, care homes owe their residents a duty of care to ensure their safety and comfort. Usually, they are cared for with respect, kindness and under the best conditions. Unfortunately, there are times when they fail in this regard as a result of poor practices; the outcome can be devastating, especially as care home residents are typically vulnerable older people. The effects of care home negligence can lead to serious, long-term injuries or even death.
If you or a loved one have been a victim of care home or nursing home neglect, In Salisbury our medical negligence solicitors can help you seek the compensation you deserve.
In the last decade, the demand for cosmetic surgery has been massive, with more and more persons electing to undergo procedures with private hospitals and clinics. However, while every surgical procedure comes with a degree of risk, the surgeon must take the patient’s medical history into account. Lax industry regulations in the cosmetic and beauty industry means that poorly qualified surgeons – who are either incompetent or negligent – can conduct bad surgeries.
If you have been a victim of cosmetic surgery negligence and suffered physical, emotional or financial pain as a result, our medical negligence solicitors in Salisbury can help.
During childbirth, it is expected that the mother and child receive the best possible care to ensure their health and safety. When doctors or midwives fail to meet these standards, there mCosmetics ay be life-changing or even fatal injuries. Examples of birth injury negligence include failing to notice infant distress, using the wrong tools or equipment or failing to take the mother’s medical history into account. If your child or loved one has been a victim of birth injury negligence, our medical negligence experts in Salisbury can help you make a claim.
Have you experienced negligent treatment while under the care of a healthcare professional at the NHS? Has this caused you to become ill, injured or made your existing medical condition worse? Medical negligence at the NHS can happen at any time – while undertaking treatment for an illness, during a surgery, a medication error or even while receiving a routine check-up. Our specialist NHS malpractice lawyers in Salisbury can help you in making claims for NHS clinical negligence and seeking NHS negligence claims payouts. Even if this means taking NHS to court, you can count on us.
Making Compensation Claims for Medical Negligence in Salisbury
If you think your medical professional or institution has acted negligently, contact us today for a free, no obligation advice with one of our specialist medical negligence solicitors in Salisbury.
When you contact us, we will arrange for a meeting with one of our expert advisors to talk to you about the specific details of your situation. During this consultation, they will find out the nature of your injury, how you suffered it and the impact it has had on your life. Our solicitors will carefully review the information you provide and let you know whether you have valid grounds for a claim. If your claim is legitimate, we will consider the potential damages and let you know how to proceed.
At Medical Negligence Direct, we also aim to help you secure compensation that can set you on the path to possible recovery. This could mean securing funding for access to private medical care, covering your lost income while you heal and ensuring you can access equipment to help you be as independent as possible.
How Long Will My Medical Negligence Claim Take?
There is a statutory three-year time limit for making medical negligence claims. However, there is not specific processing time for medical negligence claims.
Generally, the more complex an injury is, the longer the claims process will take. For instance, while a cosmetic claim due to minor scarring can be concluded within a year, brain damage claims can last several years.
Another factor that can affect the amount of time taken for a claim is whether the other party accepts or denies liability. In more than 98% of NHS negligence claims, an agreement is reached out of court; in cases where the other party does not accept liability or a fair compensation amount cannot be agreed upon, the case may take longer to resolve.
In any case, you can trust that Medical Negligence Direct will support you throughout the duration of your case – even if it goes to trial. Armed with your medical reports and supporting evidence, our medical negligence solicitors will build a robust claim on your behalf in Salisbury. The opinion of an independent medical expert may also be required to strengthen your case; our solicitors can make arrangements for this.
Can I Make Medical Negligence Claims on Behalf of Someone Else in Salisbury?
Yes. You can make compensation claims on behalf of a medical negligence victim if they are under 18 years of age or they lack the mental capacity to make a claim on their own.
Making claims on behalf of a third party is usually more common in birth injury claims involving babies. Seeking compensation can provide the financial support the child needs to be as healthy and comfortable as possible.
You can also make claims on behalf of someone who has died.
While compensation will not restore the life of your loved one, it can ensure there is no repeat of the same unfortunate events in future. Compensation also provides legal recognition of the pain and suffering your loved one endured while they were alive.
No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors
Are you worried about the cost of hiring a medical negligence solicitor for your claim? If so, we can help.
After discussing details of your case and investigating the facts, our solicitors will offer you a No Win No Fee agreement if they believe you have legitimate grounds for a claim. Under this arrangement, you will not have to pay any upfront legal fees; in fact, you will only pay a success fee (which will be deducted from your compensation award) if your claim for compensation is successful.
As there are no upfront fees involved, you will not incur any financial risks, which makes our No Win No Fee service a stress-free and affordable option.
Call Medical Negligence Direct to Start Your Claim
If you have been a victim of an avoidable accident in Salisbury, you may be entitled to tens of thousands of pounds in compensation. Get in touch with Medical Negligence Direct today so we can start your claim; we work with a panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors in Salisbury and surrounding areas.
Call our patient claim line medical negligence today on 0800 644 4240 or fill our online claim assessment form to tell us about your experience. Our solicitors will be happy to help you.