Medical Negligence NHS
Medical Negligence NHS
Have you been harmed by negligent NHS treatment? Are you suffering from pain, injury or a worsening of your condition? We can make a claim on your behalf for medical negligence NHS compensation.
At McGee Solicitors, we have wide experience in all types of medical negligence claims. If you ask us to help you, we will provide you with the support and the representation you need. We have a proven track record of excellent results in medical negligence NHS claims and we will work to secure you the best possible compensation settlement.
If you would like to speak to one of our expert medical negligence NHS 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.
“Professional and friendly, always kept me up to date with proceedings, and my claim was swift and smooth. Everyone I spoke to was helpful, and I always got a quick response to any query. Highly recommend McGee Solicitors for personal injury claims.”
Why Choose McGee Solicitors For Claims For Medical Negligence NHS?
- A high level of expertise in medical negligence NHS compensation claims, including in complex and high-value cases
- Full legal costs protection so that you can bring your case without any financial risk
- Friendly, approachable and sympathetic lawyers
- Support provided to you during your case
- Our guarantee that you will keep 100% of your compensation
- A FREE initial consultation with an expert medical negligence NHS solicitor
What Is Medical Negligence NHS?
If you are treated by a healthcare professional, including those employed by the NHS, you have a right to receive the level of skill and care that would reasonably be expected by a competent professional in the same medical field.
Where the care that you receive falls below this standard, the treatment or care is negligent. To have a valid claim, we will also need to show that you have suffered harm as a result. This could be pain or injury. It could also be psychological harm.
Examples of medical negligence NHS include:
- Surgical errors
- Misdiagnosis or late diagnosis
- Negligence during childbirth that causes birth injuries or injuries to the mother
- Nursing accidents, such as manual handling accidents or other incidents on a hospital ward
- GP negligence
- Negligence in prescribing medication
- Septicaemia claims
How Do I Make A Medical Negligence NHS Claim?
If you believe that you have a valid claim for compensation, contact us today. We offer a free initial consultation so that you can speak to one of our expert medical negligence lawyers about what has happened. You can ask us any questions you may have, for example, you may want to know how your claim will be funded if you do not want to make any out-of-pocket payments, how much compensation you might be entitled to receive and how long your claim could take. We will be happy to go through these points with you and give you our expert opinion.
Will My Compensation Come Out Of The NHS Budget?
Clients sometimes worry that their case will take money from the NHS budget. In fact, compensation payments are paid by a separate body, NHS Resolution, which is part of the Department of Health and Social Care. Funds are set aside for compensation payments and these are not taken from the money provided to the NHS for medical treatment.
How Much Compensation Will I Get?
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Will My Doctor Lose Their Job If I Make A Claim?
When a medical negligence claim is made, the NHS and any relevant professional body can decide whether to take any action against the individual or individuals involved. They can also investigate whether procedures need to be changed. Making a claim can help highlight issues that may need to be checked to ensure that other patients are not harmed in a similar way.
Can I Still Receive Treatment From A Hospital If I Make A Negligence Claim?
If you make a negligence claim against a hospital, you are still entitled to be treated by them. There is no scope for an NHS organisation to treat you differently because of what has happened.
How Long Do I Have In Which To Make A Medical Negligence Claim?
You have three years from the date of the incident that injured or harmed you in which to start a claim for compensation. If you were not aware of the harm at the time, for example, if you received an incorrect diagnosis, then the three years will run from the date on which you should reasonably have known.
If you are making a medical negligence claim on behalf of a child, then the three years start on the date of their 18th birthday. If a claim is being made on behalf of someone who does not have the mental capacity to manage their own affairs, there is no deadline.
You are advised to speak to a medical negligence solicitor as soon as possible. If you instruct us to represent you, we will start work on gathering evidence straightaway while the event is still fresh in memories and medical records are more easily available.
Will I Have To Go To Court For A Medical Negligence Claim?
We deal with many medical negligence claims out of court. We will advise the NHS authority that you intend to make a claim and provide them with details of what has happened. They may admit that they are liable for the harm caused to you. If so, we will put together evidence of the amount of compensation we believe you should receive. This will include documents such as medical reports and evidence of any financial losses such as loss of earnings.
We can then negotiate to try and agree on the right sum in compensation. If the other side say that they were not liable or they refuse to agree on sufficient compensation, we can take your case to court.
How Long Does A Medical Negligence Compensation Claim Take?
If your medical negligence case is settled out of court, then it may be possible to complete it within a year if your injuries are relatively minor.
If your case goes to court, it can take longer. It is also the case that if you have suffered serious harm, it may be recommended that you wait before settling your claim. This is because we need to see how you may be affected in the future so that we can make sure that you are fully compensated for any future needs you may have.
We will be able to request interim payments to be made to you during the course of your case if necessary, so that you have financial support while legal action is ongoing.
“I could not praise this company enough with how they handled my case. From day one they were professional and understanding, they always kept me informed of what was happening with my case. I could not recommend them enough.”
Contact Our Medical Negligence NHS Solicitors Today
If you have been harmed by negligent NHS treatment, we can secure you the compensation you are entitled to. Our solicitors are experts in this complex area of law and will take on all of the work on your behalf, making the process as stress-free as possible.
Why Choose Us?
- - Expert Compensation Solicitors
- - Exceptional Professional Service
- - Highly Rated - 5* Reviews