Medical Negligence Solicitors in Nottingham
Medical Negligence Compensation Claims
Have you, or someone you know, received an unacceptable level of care? Do you feel that a medical professional has breached their duty of care to you?
As a result, you may have a claim to launch a medical negligence case.Call our Personal Injury Team Email our Personal Injury Team
Get the compensation you deserve with a medical negligence claim.
When you go for medical treatment, you expect to be treated correctly. In some cases, you may be putting your life in the hands of an expert who you should trust.
You do not expect to leave in a worse way as you arrive. Unfortunately, when this trust is broken, things can go wrong.
This is where Rotheras Solicitors can help. Our medical negligence team can work with you to help you get the compensation you deserve.
What classes as Medical Negligence?
Medical Negligence claims are also referred to as 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.
Medical Negligence is a form of personal injury that happens when a medical professional breaches their duty of care for you.
As a result, claimants suffer from substandard care. Or they may receive problems resulting from treatment provided by a healthcare professional.
For example, common Medical Negligence cases involve:
- Incorrect treatment
- Delay in treatment
- Neglect in medical care
- Failure to gain consent
Suffering from clinical negligence could mean that you need immediate and long-term care. Because of this, adaptations to your home could be required. Or your injury may be potentially affecting your ability to work in the future.
The impact of a clinical negligence injury can be extremely traumatic and severe. The solicitors at Rotheras understand this. That’s why our team are committed to working hard for our clients. It is important to us that you receive the right compensation, and justice, that you are entitled to.
If you believe you’ve had negligent treatment from a healthcare professional, then you may be able to get compensation.
For free advice on whether you can make a claim, contact our team of solicitors.
What type of medical negligence cases can you help me with?
At Rotheras Solicitors, we can help you make a claim for a range of different clinical cases.
For instance, some of the cases we can help you with are:
- Surgery Negligence
- Hospital Negligence
- NHS Medical Negligence
- Spinal Surgery
- Cauda Equina
- Pregnancy and Birth Injury
- Kernicterus Compensation
- GP claims and Pharmacy
- Dental Negligence
- PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
- Cosmetic surgery
- Breast augmentation
We will still be able to help. Contact our medical negligence team for free advice on if you have a claim.
Who can I make a compensation case against?
Claims can be made against any healthcare provider that caused the injury or negligence. However, who you will be claiming for medical negligence compensation will depend on the provider.
If your injury or negligence was caused in an NHS Hospital, then you will sue the NHS Trust responsible for that hospital. Your claim will not be made against the individual professional involved.
General Practitioners (GP)
If negligence is caused by your GP, you will need to make a compensation claim against the individual GP rather than the practice. They should have insurance to cover claims against them.
Private Hospital or Clinic
For private hospitals and clinics, claims will be raised against the individual doctor or professional. Not the private hospital or clinic itself. They should have insurance to cover claims against them.
Should your negligence happen at a dentist, then your case will be against the individual dentist and not the dental surgery. Insurance cover should cover the dentist for claims against them.
What do I need to prove to be successful in a Clinical Negligence claim?
To be successful in a clinical negligence case you must 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.
Time limits also apply. Your claim must be made within 3 years of the injury happening or when you first realised you have suffered from an injury.
An exception to this time limit applies to children. In cases related to children, a claim on behalf of a child can be raised any time before their 18th birthday.
Additionally, if the patient cannot manage their own affairs due to mental disability or their mental capacity has been affected, then the time limit does not apply unless they have recovered from their disability.
In both of these exceptions, claims on their behalf can be made by a parent, relative or other people close to the patient.
Because of these time limits, it is recommended to contact us as close to the date of the injury as possible. Clinical Negligence claims can be complex. The more time available to investigate you claim, the stronger your case will be.
Contact us to find out if you have a possible claim for free.
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.
You will be guided throughout the process from start to finish, providing all the support you need along the way.
No win no fee – do you offer it for Medical Negligence?
It is possible to make a case on a no win no fee basis.
This type of agreement reduces your risk because there are no legal costs to pay upfront. And if your case is not successful, then you do not have to pay any legal fees, so long as you have co-operated with us and have not misled us.
In other words, you can focus on your recovery, without worrying about legal fees.
But, if your case is successful, then our fees will be no more than 25% of your compensation.
Other funding options are available. We will be able to discuss these with you.
We will not proceed with your claim until you agree and are happy with a payment strategy that is appropriate for you.Information about No Win No Fee
Will I have to go to court?
The thought of having to go to court can be off-putting for many people. Particularly after you’ve suffered from a traumatic injury.
Fortunately, the majority of medical negligence claims are resolved without going to court. Instead, they are usually worked out through negotiations between the different parties.
This means it is highly unlikely that you will need to go to court and attend a trial in front of a judge.
However, if your case does go to court, your medical negligence solicitor will support you in giving you all the advice and help you will need.
Why use Rotheras for your Clinical Negligence claims?
Rotheras Solicitors is a law firm that cares about the individual. Your case is unique to you. Therefore, the circumstances, injuries and the way it affects your life are all unique.
We take notice of that and, as a result, it is why it matters to us that your case will be handled by a dedicated member of our team.
Because of this, we will handle your case to suit your needs.
- There is no need for you to meet us at our offices, your qualified case handler is happy to meet you at your home or even at the hospital.
- Possible interim payments can be arranged before settling your compensation claim. Consequently, this can help ensure immediate care, or rehabilitation needs are met.
- You will get support from start to finish. You will be kept updated on the progress at all stages. Because of this, you know exactly what is happening with your case.
- Help is given so you can access any additional services you might require, from ongoing medical care to rehabilitation treatment, for instance.
- Assistance can be made in making a claim for a child or a relative of yours that has passed away as a result of an injury.
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Chambers UK, 2018
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As of 28 June 2022, a new offence of causing serious injury by careless or inconsiderate driving will apply. If your driving is “below” the expected and results in the “serious injury” of another, then this can be construed as causing serious injury by careless or inconsiderate driving.
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