Medical Negligence

Medical Negligence

If you’ve suffered an injury due to medical malpractice, we can help you claim the compensation you deserve. Our expert personal injury team have decades of experience dealing with a variety of injuries and wrongdoings and will work around you to get the closure you require.

What is Medical Negligence?

Medical negligence is when you have fallen victim to illness or injury, caused as a result of a breach of practice by a medical professional.

Medical negligence (or clinical negligence as it is also referred) is where your medical professionals have failed or breached the duty of care they owed to you, and you have suffered injury or harm as a result. Medical negligence could be caused by misdiagnosis, wrongful advice or mistakes during treatment.

In order to make a claim against a medical professional, we will need to prove the medic owed you a duty of care, their efforts fell below the standards expected by an ordinary practitioner and that your injury or harm was caused as a direct result of their mishap. It is fairly straightforward to prove that medical professionals owed you a duty of care and we have the knowledge and expertise to achieve a successful outcome for your case.

Types of Medical Negligence

Misdiagnosis – If your doctor or nurse has incorrectly advised you on yours or a loved one’s diagnosis, or they have failed to diagnose your illness or injury at all, you may be able to make a claim.

Medical Advice – Medical professionals are required to discuss all of your options with you regarding an illness or injury and make you aware of any risks associated with treatments. If they failed to do so, they have been negligent with their advice.

Surgical Issues – If something goes wrong during an operation or treatment, perhaps an instrument was left inside the body or the wrong body part was operated on, you may have been victim to surgical negligence.

Prescription Errors – Being prescribed the wrong medication or an incorrect dose can cause drastic complications and is a form of medical negligence.

Birth Injuries – If something happened during pregnancy or birth, as a result of medical negligence. Perhaps pre-eclampsia went undetected, you were not warned about a child’s chances of disability, or if the delivery methods led to issues for the mum or child, you may be able to make a claim.

How Jones & Co Can Help

If you think you or a loved one has been the victim of medical negligence, contact us today. We will discuss your experience with you, look at whether it is likely that you have a claim and outline the possible outcomes that could be awarded should your claim be successful.

We offer a free initial consultation, so if you are unsure about whether you have a claim or not, you have nothing to lose. We may also be able to operate on a no win, no fee basis – so if we think you do have a case, you can pursue your claim without having to worry about costs if you do not succeed.

We have years of experience dealing with medical negligence cases and we understand the physical and mental devastation that issues with treatment and advice can cause for you and your family. We will listen to you completely and always explain and discuss everything with you. We will work to suit you and we can offer home consultations to make you feel more comfortable and at ease.

The first step is to contact us. We will arrange a free consultation to discuss your options and then we can look at the next steps. If your injury or illness is recent and your healthcare provider acknowledges their responsibility, we can get you compensation to help fund your recovery while the final settlement details are being worked out.

Is There a Time Limit for Medical Negligence Claims?

Normally for adults, medical negligence claims have to be raised within three years of wrongful treatment. For cases involving children, medical negligence claims can be made within three years from the age of turning 18 years old, irrespective of the date of the wrongful treatment.

It is advised that you contact us as early as possible while details are clear in your mind. However, we understand that injuries or illness may not occur straight after the incident. Nonetheless, the sooner you do contact us, the more likely we are to help aid your recovery, as well as providing compensation.

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