What is Medical Negligence?
Other types of medical negligence
Negligence can happen across the medical field. As well as the problems above, medical negligence can also mean:
- Dental negligence
- Orthopaedic negligence
- Cancer misdiagnosis
- Defective medical device claims
If you feel you have been victim to any of these types of negligence, or your medical care has fallen short in another way, don’t hesitate to get in touch. The experienced solicitors available through First4lawyers have dealt with all manner of medical negligence claims, and can help you to understand if you have a case.
Get in contact and we’ll listen to what’s happened and tell you whether you have a claim.
Does No Win No Fee apply to medical negligence claims?
No Win No Fee claims, which are also known as ‘conditional fee agreements’, can be agreed for medical negligence cases. When you contact First4lawyers, we’ll be able to tell you if you are likely to have a case, and can arrange a No Win No Fee agreement.
What should you use medical negligence compensation for?
Compensation can be granted for a range of factors, like: loss of income, on-going treatment, cost of care and equipment, and cost of adapting your home
As well as covering any costs or loss of earnings you’ve incurred because of the negligence, it can also provide compensation to cover the psychological impact of the negligence, or the impact it’s had on your life that isn’t directly connected to your employment, such as not being able to continue your hobbies.
The compensation you receive should be used to pay for treatment, home adaptations, and any other costs you’ve incurred. It should also be used to seek treatment for any psychological impact, and should be used in place of your income if you have suffered a loss of income.
What do you need to know about claiming for medical negligence?
Can I claim against my GP?
Yes, you can make a claim against your GP if you have unfortunately sustained an injury or illness due to receiving poor treatment or substandard care.
I’ve been the victim of medical negligence. What should I do?
You should seek medical advice to determine if you are receiving the right treatment to recover, and contact us at First4lawyers to make a claim. Our team of expert solicitors will handle your case sensitively, and make sure that you get the outcome that you deserve.
Am I entitled to make a medical negligence claim?
Yes, if you or a loved one have been let down by a healthcare professional, or have suffered as a result of substandard care. First4lawyers are on hand to make sure that you feel comfortable in making a claim, and receive peace of mind during this difficult time.
Can you make a claim against private healthcare companies?
Yes, you can make a medical negligence claim against a private healthcare company. Each of the hospitals or providers will have a private insurance company to cover claims like this.
How much can I expect to receive from a successful claim?
You could be entitled to thousands of pounds, depending on the severity of your illness/injury, and our team of expert solicitors will do everything in their power to ensure that you get the outcome that you deserve.
How long does a medical negligence case take to be settled?
Every medical negligence case is unique so there is no set time limit for the case to be settled. As an average guideline, standard cases can take between 12 and 18 months to be settled, but this is by no means a definitive timeline.
If you have any more queries about medical negligence claims, our FAQs section should provide you with the information you need. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us by posting a letter, requesting a call back by phone, or by filling in our online claim form.
Learn more about Medical Negligence
The facts about medical negligence
How can First4lawyers help you?
We can help you to make a compensation claim on a No Win No Fee basis
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We can help you to recover whatever you have lost financially while injured
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Donna has a First Class Law degree from Sheffield Hallam University and has used her qualification to expand her legal knowledge. She works on a number of claims, each of them complex, but she's willing to work hard on every one to achieve the best result for her clients.