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You should be able to expect a standard of care from a medical professional. When this duty of care fails due to medical negligence it is unacceptable and can be devastating for you or your loved ones. This is where our experts can help. Our medical negligence solicitors have decades of experience fighting for justice for those who have been affected by negligence in Wolverhampton . When you speak to our dedicated team at MND, we will help guide you through the process to get the compensation you deserve. We understand times have been difficult but our specialist solicitors will be there every step of the way.
Suffering from medical malpractice UK is never acceptable and unfortunately the illness or injuries caused can be life changing for everyone involved. That is why our medical negligence solicitors will look upon their years of experience to make sure you get the compensation you deserve to move forward with the best possible life in Wolverhampton. This includes any future care or treatment you may need.
If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, speak to our expert team of medical negligence solicitors today.
In simple terms, medical negligence compensation claims are brought forward when a health care provider such as a hospital, clinic, surgery or trust, Or an individual medical professional such as a doctor, surgeon, dentist or care worker fails to give the legal duty of care expected by a patient.
We all understand mistakes can be made, but when avoidable errors such as misdiagnosis, incorrect medication / treatment and surgical errors, to name a few cause standards to drop, resulting in injury, illness or an existing condition to worsen. This is called medical or clinical negligence. It is when these failings occur that the best action to take is to speak to medical negligence lawyer in Wolverhampton.
Common Types of Medical Negligence Claims in Wolverhampton
All health care providers have a duty of care to look after their patients and even though high standards should be expected and provided, at the very least the minimum should always be making sure the patient is treated and no further injury is caused. Sadly, all too often these standards drop through misdiagnosis, treatment delays, further injury or even death. Below are some examples of the most common reasons for medical negligence claims in Wolverhampton:
- GP Negligence:
Your GP is normally the first place you visit with a medical complication you believe to be non life threatening. GPs treat many patients with varying different types of ailments so it is essential they have a clear, comprehensive understanding of a large range of conditions or illnesses. GP negligence mainly occurs when patients are misdiagnosed, incorrectly treated or are not referred on to the right specialists for further treatment.
If you or your loved one have been the victim of negligence from your GP, you may be entitled to claim compensation from solicitors in your area.
- Private Care Negligence:
As well as NHS negligence claims payouts, our specialist lawyers are also there for you if you have been the victim of negligence by a private medical care specialist. This could be through cosmetic surgery, dentistry, private hospital or care home.
Most people pay to go private to get a higher level of treatment but unfortunately these standards are still not met. We are here to help you no matter what type of clinical negligence you have suffered.
- Birthing Negligence:
The birth of a child should be a special time in life, sadly all too often injuries are caused to mother, baby or even both due to incorrect management or monitoring of the pregnancy or birth. Injuries in childbirth can be life changing and suing a hospital for medical negligence can be a daunting task.
Our solicitors will listen and help guide you through each stage of your claim to make sure you get the representation you deserve.
- NHS Negligence:
In the UK we are lucky enough to have one of the best, free healthcare services in the world. All medical staff within the NHS must provide the same duty of care to protect the health and wellbeing of their patients. When this is not met and errors are made the effects can be devastating and cause life altering complications.
If you have suffered at the hands of the NHS and are thinking of suing a hospital for medical negligence, you will need the help of an expert solicitor to make sure your case is proven correctly and you receive the compensation you deserve.
Medical negligence claims can often be a worrying task to take on but at MND, our lawyers have decades of expertise in fighting for your justice.
How Much Compensation Could I Get?
The amount of compensation paid out to victims varies on a case by case basis. Your medical negligence solicitors in Wolverhampton will look into all aspects of your illness or injury and the impact on your life this has caused, not just when the negligence happened but also what future effects this may have on your life. Our claim calculator will give you an idea of how compensation works. Brain injuries in birth often end up in millions of pounds in settlements covering future costs for care and treatment for example:
- Travel expenses
- Home adaptation
- Care assistance
- Loss of earnings
- Specialist equipment
You might be worrying how you will fund legal proceedings against the NHS. All of our specialist solicitors will represent you on a No Win No Fee basis. This gives you the peace of mind of no upfront costs and in the unlikely event that your claim is unsuccessful, you will not be left with any legal bills.
Is There a Time Limit to Make a Claim?
It is important you act quickly if you have been the victim of negligence as there is generally a limitation period of three years to make a claim and you can lose your right to make a claim and get the justice you deserve if this is missed.
If you are unsure of the time limit we advise it is best to speak to our team as the calculation for the time limit can be complex due to certain circumstances.
Delays in treatment can often mean time passes quickly so it is important to speak to medical negligence solicitors as soon as possible. Even if care is ongoing it is best to get the claim process up and running to make sure your opportunity for compensation is not missed.
There are some exceptions to the three year limit as listed below, so contact our team today for a no obligation assessment.
- If the victim of negligence is under the age of 18, a claim can be made by a family member or ‘litigation friend’ at any time up until the child’s 18th birthday. After this the child has until the day of their 21st birthday to make a claim.
- Date of knowledge, in certain cases exception to the 3 year rule is allowed if the patient was completely unaware that negligence has occurred. This for example could be a condition wrongly diagnosed and incorrectly treated causing further injuries which are only discovered by a correct diagnosis.
- When a claimant does not have the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves and are not able to bring a claim forward. The three year time limit only starts when the claimant is able to do so. In the sad instances when recovery is not possible a claim can be brought forward by a ‘litigation friend’. An expert solicitor will guide you through this process as evaluating mental capacity is not always straightforward.
If you believe you or your loved one has been the victim of negligence and are entitled to hospital complaints compensation, we at MND will ensure you have the best solicitors to achieve the justice you deserve. Call our team today or fill out our claim form for a no obligation, No Win No Fee assessment today.
We understand the impact medical negligence has on the victim. That is why we have a proven track record of providing excellent service and justice for claimants in Wolverhampton. It does not matter if it has been at the hands of one healthcare professional such as a surgeon, consultant, nurse or GP. Or an entire healthcare provider such as a hospital, care home, private clinic or dentist.
Our medical negligence experts will be there to assess your claim in Wolverhampton, guide you through the process and achieve the justice you deserve