What constitutes as Medical Negligence?
Clinical Medical Negligence claims are sometimes also referred to as medical clinical negligence claims, claims of this nature can have a life-changing impact on the individual injured. You may wish to make a medical negligence claim where a breach of a duty of care from a health professional has resulted in harm and loss to you or a member of your family.
We understand all of the practical and emotional difficulties if you or a loved one has suffered a clinical injury.
Suffering clinical negligence could mean that you need immediate and long-term care, adaptations to your home as well as your injury potentially affecting your ability to work in the future.
We understand how traumatic and severe the impact of a clinical negligence injury can be and we are committed to working hard for our clients, so they receive the compensation and justice they are entitled to.
If you have suffered a clinical negligence injury, contact Rotheras personal injury team. In many cases, we offer a ‘no win, no fee’ funding agreement, so you do not have to worry about paying legal fees if you lose your claim.
Why use Rotheras for your Clinical Negligence claims?
We have specialist clinical negligence solicitors.
We investigate claims thoroughly.
We will discuss your case in detail with you to assess how much compensation you could receive, as well as any other needs you might have, such as specialist equipment, home adaptations, or rehabilitation.
We can try to arrange interim payments before settling your compensation claim and we can help to establish care regimes, rehabilitation and if required adapted accommodation.
We work closely with our specialist Rotheras private client team who can assist you with Powers of Attorney, Wills and estate administration and planning.
We often work on a conditional Fee agreement commonly referred to as a ‘no win, no fee’ basis but there are other funding options available such private retainer Public Funding, “Before the event” Legal Expense Insurance and Hourly Rates. We will discuss funding your claim in detail when we meet. We do not proceed with your claim until we have agreed the appropriate funding strategy with you.
We offer home and hospital appointments.
Our team can also assist you if you are making a claim on behalf of a relative.
What do I need to prove to be successful in a Clinical Negligence claim?
To be successful in a clinical negligence case you have to prove two things:
- That your treatment fell below an acceptable standard,
- That you have suffered injury/loss as a consequence of that unacceptable level of care.
How long will my medical negligence claim take?
The average claim takes two to three years, but settlement may be possible within twelve to eighteen months on straightforward cases.
A claim can take this long because we need to obtain your medical records and instruct independent medical experts to produce reports.
One of the main factors in the length of the claim is the attitude of the Defendant towards settlement. We shall minimise the time taken to settle your claim by setting out your claim to the Defendants clearly and robustly.
We will guide you through the process from start to finish, providing all the support you need along the way.
We can help you with:
- Surgery Negligence
- Hospital Negligence
- NHS Medical Negligence
- Spinal Surgery
- Cauda Equina
- Pregnancy and Birth
- Kernicterus Compensation
- GP claims and Pharmacy
- Dental Negligence
- PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
- Cosmetic surgery
- Breast augmentation
Posted 27 January 2020
This was my first experience using a solicitor, something I felt quite daunted about. Rothera Sharp (Greg and Petra) put me at ease and were very helpful.
Posted 27 January 2020
Last year I experienced a car accident, as a front seat passenger. I put forward a personal injury claim with Rothera Sharp. From start to finish, my claim has been dealt with efficiently and professionally, and I have always felt my best interests were considered. All communications were made via letter or email to inform me of all further updates. My claim has now come to an end and I am very happy with the overall outcome. I would recommend Rothera Sharp for their service.
Posted 4 February 2020
We cannot recommend Chris Powell of Rothera Sharp more highly. Mr Powell demonstrated the upmost professionalism with a high level of knowledge of the area for which he was representing us. Anyone needing representation/advice regarding the area of haulage will find that Chris Powell and Rothera Sharp are the best choice.
Posted 4 February 2020
Claim dealt with efficiently and to a satisfactory conclusion. Wayne Vickers visited me at home initially and explained everything thoroughly. Professional service throughout. Recommended
Rebecca Emeleus is Talent & Resourcing Partner and Head of the Personal Injury department at Rotheras. Rebecca has over 22 years’ experience of Personal Injury cases of all types including catastrophic injuries, aviation accidents and general aviation litigation.
Elisabeth Halls has specialised in Personal Injury claims for over 30 years and has wide experience in the sector. She deals with cases of maximum severity and has special experience in head injury claims. Elisabeth also handles all other injury claims as well as MIB and CICA cases.
Greg qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and has specialised in Personal Injury for more than 14 years. He acts for clients who have suffered life changing injuries. He specialises in cosmetic and clinical negligence claims.
Vicki takes on a wide range of personal injury cases including road traffic accidents, slips, trips and falls and accidents at work.
Lindsey is a Chartered Legal Executive in the Personal Injury department at Rotheras and is based at our Lace Market Office.
Rebecca is a Senior Paralegal in the Personal Injury department at Rotheras and is based at our Lace Market Office
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