Medical Negligence Claim
Have you been a victim of medical negligence? Are you experiencing pain or injury because of healthcare failings? Have you been wrongly diagnosed or had a delayed diagnosis that means your condition has worsened? We can make a medical negligence claim on your behalf to secure you the compensation you deserve.
At McGee Solicitors, our medical negligence solicitors have in-depth experience, including in dealing with complex and high-value cases as well as claims on behalf of children. In addition to our legal expertise, we are known for the excellent service we provide to our clients.
If you ask us to take on your medical negligence claim, we will make sure that you have the support you need throughout. We are always happy to talk through your situation and answer any questions you may have. We will make sure that you are kept up to date with progress and that you know exactly what will happen next in your case.
We know that starting a legal claim may seem daunting. We will take on all of the work ourselves, so that the process is as easy as possible for you. You will find us easy to contact as well as being friendly and approachable.
If you would like to speak to one of our Northern Ireland medical negligence solicitors, take up our offer of a free initial consultation. Simply call us on 028 9039 4131 or fill in our no-obligation Free Enquiry Form.
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Why Choose Us For Your Medical Negligence Claim?
Our clients choose us for a range of reasons, including:
- The level of legal expertise we provide and our many success stories
- Full legal costs protection, so that you can make a claim for medical negligence compensation with no financial risk or initial outlay
- Our friendly and understanding lawyers
- Our guarantee that you will keep 100% of your compensation
- Our offer of a FREE initial consultation
How Do I Prove A Medical Negligence Claim?
To make a successful medical negligence claim on your behalf, we will need to prove that the harm you have suffered was as a result of the poor care that you received.
If you have been treated by a healthcare professional, you are entitled to receive care and be treated with the level of skill that would be expected from a competent professional in that field of expertise.
For example, if you have experienced surgical negligence, the court will ask whether the level of skill and care provided was that which would be expected of a competent surgeon. If the level fell below this, you may be entitled to compensation.
We will also need to prove that the injury or harm you suffered was as a result of this failure in care. This could be physical injury or psychological harm. It could also be a worsening of an illness if you were not adequately diagnosed and this led to you not being treated in the correct way or at the correct time.
Evidence Of Medical Negligence
We will gather the necessary evidence to prove the above. This will include your medical records and reports of what happened during your treatment.
We will also arrange for you to be examined by medical experts with expertise in the relevant medical area. They will look at what went wrong with your care as well as the effects of the medical negligence on your health. They will also set out your prognosis.
This information will form the basis of our claim.
Who Can I Make A Medical Negligence Claim Against?
As well as claims resulting from negligent treatment by doctors or nurses, it is possible to claim in respect of negligent treatment by other healthcare providers. This includes:
- Those providing cosmetic treatments
Claims will generally be dealt with by the healthcare provider’s insurer. We routinely deal with major insurance companies and their legal teams, with a strong record of success. We understand the way in which they work and negotiate and we are often able to settle claims out of court for excellent sums.
What Compensation Is Paid For A Medical Negligence Claim?
You are entitled to be compensated in two ways:
- General damages – compensation for pain, suffering and loss of amenity, such as any loss of your enjoyment of life because of incapacity; and
- Special damages – compensation for financial losses, including loss of earnings, future loss of earnings, paying for treatment not available on the NHS and the cost of special equipment
We will work with you to put together a detailed list of all of your losses and use the medical reports to assess your potential future losses.
If the other side admits liability, we will use this information to negotiate a settlement on your behalf. Should your case go to court, we will advise the court of your losses so that it can establish the right amount of compensation.
If your case is likely to be lengthy, for example, if you are advised not to settle too quickly because we need to see the rate at and extent to which you heal, we can request interim payments for you. These are sums paid to you by the other side’s insurance company while your case is ongoing and are intended to give you financial support during the claims process.
Find out how much compensation you could get now using our Compensation Calculator.
When Can I Make A Medical Negligence Claim?
You will usually have three years to file a claim for medical negligence compensation. This time runs from the date on which you suffered the harm, unless you were not aware of it at the time. For example, if you have a condition which was not diagnosed, the three-year time period will run from the date on which you should reasonably have known about the negligence. This could be when you finally receive a correct diagnosis.
If the claim is on behalf of a child or occurred before you reached the age of 18, the three-year period runs from the date of the 18th birthday.
If the claim is on behalf of someone who does not have mental capacity to bring a claim themselves, there is no time limit.
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Contact Our Medical Negligence Solicitors Today
If you have had substandard medical care that has left you suffering from illness or injury or psychological harm, speak to us today.
We will talk through what has happened and discuss how we can secure you compensation.
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