Medical Negligence

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When medical care or treatment falls below an acceptable standard of care, it can have serious and permanent consequences for patients and their families. This is why compensation is often awarded to cover physical, psychological and financial losses.

For over 30 years, we have helped families with the following types of medical negligence actions:

  • Birth Injuries
  • Misdiagnosis of illness
  • Hospital Negligence
  • Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery errors
  • Dental Injuries
  • Hospital acquired infections
  • Women and Children Health Claims
  • Incorrect test results
  • Surgical mistakes

Our guide below sets out some of the steps you can expect to encounter in a medical negligence case:

1. Meet our team

If you have suffered injuries following medical treatment, contact our office and speak with one of our experienced solicitors about your case. We will advise you on whether we can assist you and the steps involved in the process.

2. Medical Records

With your permission, we will obtain your medical records for review and advise you on whether you should obtain a report from an independent medical expert to determine whether the medical care or treatment afforded to you was negligent.

3. Expert Report

We will seek an expert medical professional report setting out an opinion in relation to whether the medical care or treatment afforded to you was negligent. These medical experts are usually based in the United Kingdom.

4. Court

If, having reviewed your medical records and expert medical report with you, you are advised that your care was negligent, the next step will be to engage in the court process. Our solicitors will guide you through the litigation  process and keep you informed at every stage.

If you have been a victim of medical negligence, contact us and speak with one of our experienced medical negligence solicitors.

*Before acting or refraining from acting on anything in this guide, legal advice should be sought from a solicitor. **In contentious cases, a solicitor may not charge fees as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.