What is Surgical Negligence?
Surgical negligence & other types of clinical 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. Our experienced medical negligence solicitors have dealt with all manner of medical negligence claims.
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 surgical negligence claims?
No Win No Fee claims, which are also known as ‘conditional fee agreements’, can be agreed for surgical 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.
How do you calculate how much surgical negligence compensation will get?
Compensation can be granted for a range of factors like loss of income, ongoing treatment, cost of care and equipment, and costs 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.
Every case is assessed individually to determine how much compensation you may receive. Get in touch with First4Lawyers today to find out more.
What do you need to know about claiming for surgical 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 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 sub-standard care. At First4Lawyers we match you with an experienced medical negligence solicitor who understands the difficult time you might be going through.
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 compensation would I get?
Depending on the severity of your injuries, you could be entitled to thousands of pounds. Our expert solicitors work hard to ensure you get the outcome you deserve. You can find examples using our compensation calculator - but amounts will vary depending on your individual situation.
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 filling in our online claim form, or you can request a callback at the top of the screen, and we'll call at a time convenient for you.
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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 works hard to achieve the best result for each of her clients.