Medical negligence compensation claims in the UK

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Medical negligence compensation claims in the UK

Medical Negligence claims in England & Wales

Here we outline the basic legal position regarding medical negligence claims

The information below will provide you with an understanding of the duty of care that is owed to you by medical professionals.

In order to make a claim for medical negligence, certain factors must be in place. Most importantly, liability needs to be established.

A qualified clinical negligence lawer will be able to confirm whether your claim has any prospects of success. This can only be measured once a detailed history of the case has been taken.

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  • GP Negligence
  • NHS Complaints
  • Consultant Negligence
  • Doctor / Nursing staff errors
  • Dental Mistakes
  • Physiotherapist Negligence
  • Chiropractor / Osteopath

Very often it can take time to properly establish liability. This is because most cases are usually complex in nature and initial investigations need to be carried out in many cases. These investigations can involve reviewing the claimants medical records (GP notes etc) and asking the claimant to undergo a medical examination. See Causation and Standard of care.

In order to win the case you must show that a "standard of care" was owed to the claimant by the defendant (medical professional) and that this standard was breached.

If it becomes clear that a claim will not proceed because of legal constraints or limited prospects of success, it may still be possible for a person to complain. We can help you with general advice on the complaints process if we are unable to proceed with a formal claim.

If you feel you have been the victim of a negligent act by a medical professional you should seek legal advice and we will speak to you informally and without charge to determine if your case should proceed. You have nothing to lose in making the call. Please contact us on the telephone number below or complete the enquiry form.

Contact us here or phone 0113 320 5000 for immediate legal advice on medical negligence 

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