Medical Negligence Cases Northern Ireland
Medical negligence can leave you in pain or with a worsening of your medical condition. At McGee Solicitors, we can secure you the compensation you are owed for the harm that you have suffered. If you have been the victim of substandard healthcare, call us today. Our expert solicitors have an outstanding success record of dealing with medical negligence cases in Northern Ireland and we can help you too.
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.
“They take care of everything – hassle free, very friendly and super helpful with any question you may have, and always keep you updated on what’s happening.”
Why choose McGee Solicitors for medical negligence cases Northern Ireland?
Our clients often choose us because of our reputation of achieving the best possible medical negligence compensation. We are recommended by friends and family and through our extensive testimonials.
Other reasons why our clients use us include:
- A high level of legal expertise in the medical negligence sector
- Full legal costs protection
- A free initial consultation
- Our guarantee that you will keep 100% of your compensation
- A strong track record of success, including in complex and difficult cases
- Support from our friendly, sympathetic and approachable lawyers
What Is Medical Negligence?
If you receive healthcare from a doctor, nurse, physiotherapist, dentist, cosmetic surgeon or other provider, you are entitled to expect a professional standard of care. This is known as a duty of care. If the standard of care is not adequate, they will be held to have breached their duty of care to you.
If you have suffered harm as a result, such as pain, injury or a worsening of your medical condition, this is medical negligence and you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Medical negligence can arise in many situations, including:
- Surgery errors
- GP negligence
- A&E negligence
- Late diagnosis
- Birth injuries
- Gynaecological injuries
- Prescription errors
- Nursing home claims
- Spinal injury claims
- Amputation claims
- Dentistry claims
- Cosmetic surgery claims
How Do I Claim Medical Negligence Compensation In Northern Ireland?
The first step in making a claim is to speak to an expert medical negligence solicitor. You should look for a solicitor with considerable experience in the sector as medical negligence claims can be substantial and the process of ensuring you receive the maximum sum possible is often complex.
If you ring us, we will give you a free initial consultation. One of our friendly and understanding medical negligence solicitors will talk to you about what has happened and the difficulties you have been left with.
We will answer your questions and explain the first steps in bringing a claim. We can also discuss funding with you, including how your claim can be made with no financial risk to you and with no initial out of pocket costs.
If you ask us to represent you, we will request your medical records and ask one or more medical experts to prepare a report about your injuries and the suffering you are experiencing.
We will write to your healthcare provider or their insurer and notify them that you intend to make a claim.
We will put together a strong case on your behalf and start the claims process. Once the other side sees the strength of your case, they may admit liability and decide to settle your claim.
If this happens, we will negotiate with them to agree on a sum in compensation. You can also expect them to pay your reasonable legal costs.
If they do not admit liability or they do not offer enough to fully compensate you, we will prepare your case for court.
How Much Compensation Will I Get For Medical Negligence?
Your medical negligence compensation payment will take into account how badly you have been harmed by what has happened and how long your recovery process is likely to take. If you have long-term injuries and loss of earnings, you will be entitled to be compensated for these.
Your compensation will include a payment for your pain, suffering and reduction in your quality of life as well as a payment for financial losses. Your reasonable legal costs will also usually be paid by the other side if you win.
As medical negligence experts, we can give you some guidance as to the amount that you might expect to receive if you would like to ring us for a free consultation.
Payments for serious cases can be very substantial, running into millions of pounds in some instances.
Find out how much compensation you could get now using our Compensation Calculator.
How Long Will A Medical Negligence Claim Take?
Smaller claims can be settled in up to 12-18 months. If the health authority admits liability, this will also enable a claim to be dealt with relatively quickly. If your claim is complex or your injuries more severe, then you may be advised not to settle straight away. This is because you are entitled to receive compensation for future issues. By waiting to see how the healing process progresses, we will be able to better assess your ongoing needs.
If your case is likely to be long-running, we can ask for interim payments from your healthcare provider’s insurer. These are payments made to you while your case is ongoing so that you will have financial support to help you until your case is finalised.
Is There A Time Limit For Medical Negligence?
You will usually have three years from the date of the medical negligence in which to make a claim for compensation. If you were not immediately aware of the negligence, you will have three years from the date on which you could reasonably have been expected to be aware of it.
Children have three years from the date of their 18th birthday in which to start a claim. There is no time limit for individuals who do not have mental capacity.
If you have suffered from medical negligence, you are strongly advised to speak to a medical negligence solicitor as soon as possible. If you ask us to take on your case, this means that we will be able to start obtaining records and witness statements as soon as possible while the details of the incident are still fresh in everyone’s minds.
“I have honestly never spoken to nicer people. They also went above and beyond and won my case and got the best outcome that I never even imagined! If you go to McGee Solicitors you will not regret it – they have been amazing.”
Contact Our Medical Negligence Solicitors Northern Ireland
If you have received inadequate healthcare and this has left you with injuries, call us today. We will work to secure you the medical negligence damages payment you deserve.
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?
- - Solicitors On Your Side
- - FREE No Obligation Enquiry
- - Exceptional Customer Service