Medical Negligence Solicitors Northern Ireland
Medical Negligence Solicitors Northern Ireland
When medical treatment goes wrong, it can be devastating. If you are suffering from pain or stress or your symptoms have worsened because of medical negligence, we can help you secure the compensation you deserve. Our expert medical negligence solicitors in Northern Ireland have decades of experience in bringing claims against insurers of hospitals, doctors, nursing homes and other medical providers. We have an outstanding record of success in achieving the best possible medical negligence compensation for our clients.
- Leading legal expertise in medical negligence compensation claims
- Full legal costs protection
- Sympathetic, friendly and understanding lawyers
- A guarantee that you will keep 100% of your compensation
- Excellent testimonials from our clients
- A FREE initial consultation
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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Our Medical Negligence Services Northern Ireland
We deal with a full range of medical negligence claims, including:
- Negligent surgery claims
- Claims for late diagnosis
- Claims for misdiagnosis
- GP negligence claims
- A&E negligence claims
- Spinal injury claims
- Prescription errors
- Private nursing home negligence claims
- Gynaecology claims
- Birth injury claims
- Cerebral palsy claims
- Negligent dentistry claims
- Negligent cosmetic surgery claims
We have experience across all types of medical negligence claim, including complex and high value cases.
We are known for our high level of client care and the support that we offer at what is usually a difficult time. We understand that taking on a legal case can seem daunting and we will work to make the whole process as stress-free as possible for you.
We are easy to contact and will make sure that you are kept up to date with progress throughout. We will always be happy to talk to you to discuss any concerns that you may have and answer your questions.
How Do I Make A Medical Negligence Claim?
The first step in making a medical negligence claim is to instruct a legal expert. If you are looking for medical negligence solicitors in Northern Ireland, we would be happy to help.
If you ask us to represent you, we will go through what has happened with you and establish that you have a case. We will need to prove that:
- You were owed a duty of care by the medical professional in question; and
- This duty of care was breached; and
- You suffered harm as a result of the breach
We will request your medical records from your healthcare practitioner and ask one or more medical experts to examine you and prepare a report on what has happened and your prognosis. We will also notify the other side that you intend to make a claim.
It is open to them to admit liability at this stage, in which case we will start working out how much compensation we believe you are owed. We will then be able to enter into negotiations to try and agree on a settlement. Our medical negligence team are all robust negotiators and we are frequently able to resolve a case out of court in this way.
If the other side does not admit liability or the amount offered is considered to be too low to adequately compensate you for what has happened, we will prepare the strongest possible case on your behalf for court. We know that a hearing may seem daunting and we will ensure that you are well-prepared and that you are represented by an expert medical negligence advocate. Your solicitor will make sure that you have the support you need throughout.
How Much Compensation Is Paid For Medical Negligence?
If your claim is successful, you will be entitled to two types of payment:
General damages – for the pain and suffering you have experienced as well as any reduction in your quality of life, known as loss of amenity; and
Special damages – compensation for the financial losses you have incurred because of what has happened. This can include loss of earnings, future loss of earnings, the cost of travel to medical appointments, special equipment, prescription charges and adapting your home, if needed.
If you would like some idea of the amount you might be entitled to receive, we would be happy to discuss this with you. Alternatively, you can use our online medical negligence compensation calculator.
We guarantee that you will keep 100% of your compensation payment.
How Much Compensation Will I Get?
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How Long Does A Medical Negligence Claim Take?
The length of time taken to get medical negligence compensation will depend on several factors, including:
- The severity of your injuries
- Whether the other side admits liability
- Whether we can agree on a settlement out of court
Severity Of Your Injuries
If you have been badly harmed by what has happened and there are likely to be long-term consequences, you may be advised not to rush to settle. Over time, we will be able to establish what effects you will be left with, including whether you will be able to return to work if you have had to have time off and how much help you might need in the future.
We can request interim payments while your case is ongoing so that you have financial support in the meantime.
For less severe cases, we are likely to be able to finalise your case more quickly. If you call to speak to us and discuss what has happened, we will be able to talk through the potential timeline with you.
Have The Other Side Admitted Liability?
If the other side admits liability for what has happened, then we can work to try and agree on a settlement. We will have medical reports prepared and look at your financial losses, such as any reduction in earnings, and use these to calculate the amount you are owed.
If liability is not admitted, then we would generally need to prepare a case for court, which is likely to take longer.
Can An Out Of Court Medical Negligence Settlement Be Reached?
If we are able to negotiate an acceptable out of court settlement, then again it will be possible to avoid a court case and hearing and this will mean that your case will be finalised more quickly. If the other side does not offer enough, then you may wish to go to court.
Our medical negligence team are all strong negotiators and our preparation is meticulous, meaning that we are frequently able to secure the best possible compensation without the need for a hearing.
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Contact Our Medical Negligence Solicitors Northern Ireland
If you are suffering following medical treatment that has not been adequate, give us a ring and speak to one of our medical negligence experts. We will answer your questions and discuss the steps we can take on your behalf to secure compensation.
We will put together the strongest possible case on your behalf and we guarantee you will keep 100% of your compensation.
To take up our offer of a free initial consultation, call us on 028 9039 4131 or fill in our no-obligation Free Enquiry Form and one of our expert solicitors for Belfast medical negligence will be happy to help you.
Why Choose Us?
- - Expert Compensation Solicitors
- - Exceptional Professional Service
- - Highly Rated - 5* Reviews