May 05, 2021

What are the Requirements for Suing the NHS For Misdiagnosis?

When thinking about suing the NHS for pain and suffering you have endured due to medical negligence there are many different factors that have to be considered. Our specialist solicitors can answer any questions that you have on how to sue the NHS, so speak with us today to set up an initial assessment.

Here at NHS Negligence Claim we have helped many different victims of medical negligence bring forward claims against the NHS or any other healthcare provider. Some of the types of cases we have helped with are lung cancer misdiagnosis, unnecessary surgery, dental negligence, procedure negligence and GP negligence. So, if you want to make a claim, speak with us today to get the legal help you need.

Medical negligence

Every day different victims around the UK suffer from medical negligence, but what exactly is it? Medical negligence is any form of healthcare that you receive from a medical professional that drops below the standard of care that is set in the healthcare sector, that causes an injury or worsens your existing condition. You should not be left to suffer from this anymore, so contact us today to bring forward a claim and make your road to recovery easier.

Finding the best solicitor for you

When making a claim you need to make sure that you find the best solicitor to deal with your case. We work with a professional panel of NHS negligence solicitors, so we can set up an initial assessment and we can find the best solicitors to take on your case. This will depend on the negligence that you have suffered and what injury you have had due to the negligence. For example, some of our solicitors specialise in dental negligence so if you have suffered from an injury due to this we can help you today.

How to make Medical negligence claims

If you have suffered due to medical negligence in the UK, there are different requirements that need to be considered when making a claim.

For example, you need to be able to prove that the negligence that you have suffered has either worsened your condition or caused an injury and this is what our specialist solicitors can help with.

Our solicitors will look into every single detail of your case with the great deal of professionalism that you need to gain the maximum compensation possible.

For your claim to be successful our solicitors will help you prove that:

  • The healthcare provider owed you a duty of care as their patient
  • The medical professional breached that duty of care by acting negligently
  • That breach in their duty of care has caused you to suffer an injury or worsened your current condition.

Limitation period explained

If you have suffered from an injury or a worsening of your condition due to medical negligence with the NHS, you have a limitation period of 3 years to bring forward a claim. This means that you have 3 years from the date that you suffered the injury or the date you became aware of the injury to bring forward a claim. Do not wait any longer! Speak with us today to receive the compensation you deserve.

No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors

How Long will my Claim take?

When suing NHS for negligence, every different claim will take a different amount of time to be concluded because every victim's story is different. Sometimes cases that are straight forward that show clear negligence can be closed within 1 year however, more complicated cases mean that more factors need to be considered and they can take, up to 3 years to be settled. However, long your case takes our solicitors will be by your side every step of the way to give you the help that you need.

What can you claim for?

When you make a medical negligence claim our solicitors can either help you claim for general or special damages. A claim for general damages means that you would be awarded compensation for the injury that you have suffered and how long it has had an effect on your life. However, a claim for special damages means that you are awarded compensation for any financial costs that you have as a result of the injury. This can include loss of earnings and any further treatment that you may need.

Medical negligence claims that we deal with

At NHS Negligence Claim we understand that every victim has suffered from an injury that has had a completely different effect on their life. Therefore, our solicitors will take a specialist, tailored approach to ensure you get the help that you need for your specific case. Here are just a few of the cases that we have helped with.

Orthopaedic claims

Orthopaedics is the sector of medicine and healthcare that treats diseases and injuries in the musculoskeletal system. This is a very complex system in your body which allows you to move and because it is such a large sector sometimes things go wrong. However, here at NHS Negligence Claim, we believe this should never be the case so if you have suffered from an injury due to this you could be entitled to claim orthopaedic injury compensation So contact us today to find out.

Brain injury claims

When undergoing surgery on the brain it is a very delicate procedure that needs to be carried out with no mistakes to ensure that there is no injury caused. However, some people suffer from brain injury medical negligence which can cause severe injuries that can affect the victim for the rest of their life.

For example it can affect their mobility and motor skills so if you or a loved one has been affected by this type of negligence speak with our specialist team today so we can give you the help you need when making a claim.

Spinal injury Claims

Spinal injuries and conditions can be very dangerous to a person's health and can cause severe injuries and conditions such as being paralysis. If you are a victim of spinal injury UK due to a drop in the standard of care you received from a medical professional our expert solicitors can help you today so you can claim the compensation that you need to help you with your recovery.

Birth injury claims

When a mother gives birth, it should be a special experience however this is not the case for all mothers. Due to medical negligence sometimes there are injuries sustained for the mother or baby, For example, the mother may suffer from tears and blood loss due to her contractions not being coached correctly. If you have suffered due to this while giving birth, speak to us today to see if you're eligible to make birth injury claims.

NHS Negligence

NHS clinical negligence is any treatment that you receive from an NHS medical professional that negatively affects your current condition or causes further injury. When being treated by NHS medical professionals, they owe you a duty of care as their patient and if they ever breach this and cause an injury, you may be able to make a claim against them. Speak with our team today to receive the best legal advice and see if you can make a claim today!

No win no fee medical negligence solicitors

When making a claim many victims are worried about the cost they will incur through legal costs. However, we work with no win no fee medical negligence solicitors so there is no cost to yourself to set up an initial assessment or speak with our solicitors. The only cost that there could ever be when using our solicitors is if the claim was successful. The fee would then be taken from the winnings so it would never be directly from yourself, however, the percentage the solicitors take from the winnings would be discussed with yourself in detail upon contacting us.

Contact us

Here at NHS Negligence Claim, our main goal is to help victims of NHS negligence gain the compensation they deserve for the injury they have suffered, so that their difficult recovery can be made easier.

Get in touch with us today to speak with our specialist solicitors so we can give you the legal aid that you need to make a claim.

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