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Clinical Negligence Claims
If you’ve suffered as a result of clinical negligence or medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation. Here at Versus Law, our adroit clinical negligence solicitors in Manchester, can help you to receive the financial compensation you’re entitled to.
We provide conscientious legal support to clients who have fallen victim to clinical negligence or medical malpractice. Our empathic and client-centric approach will have a positive change on your circumstances, holding a party or parties accountable whilst allaying any financial concerns that may arise from a loss of income.
What Is Clinical Negligence?
When healthcare professionals fail in their duty to provide reasonable and appropriate care for patients leading to injury or worsening of an existing medical condition, they are guilty of clinical negligence.
Clinical negligence can arise in several ways. From misdiagnosis of an ailment to administering an incorrect treatment plan or prescription, not obtaining the requisite consent or informing patients of the risk associated with specific treatment – even surgical mistakes.
Who and What Can I Claim Clinical Negligence Compensation For?
Providing that you can demonstrate that the level of care you received fell short of medically-acceptable standards and directly contributed to a deterioration of your physical and psychological health, you can claim clinical negligence compensation.
However, you can also make a clinical negligence claim on behalf of your next of kin, should this person not have the capacity to act themselves, or has passed away.
You can claim medical negligence compensation for any injuries or losses pertaining to the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Payment for ongoing treatment
- Compensation for loss of income, or if you’re unable to carry out certain activities resulting from medical negligence
- The cost of required medical equipment or extra care in the home
- Psychological damage
How do I Make a Clinical Negligence Claim?
Your first step to making a medical negligence claim is to speak to one of Versus Law solicitors in Manchester. We will then organise a FREE consultation to discuss your case. Once we understand the nature and impact of the negligence, we will talk you through your options and provide you with expert advice.
At this stage, all you need to do is to provide us with as many details are possible. Contacting us early means that we can complete the preliminary aspects of your case swiftly, having all the details fresh in our mind.
If the NHS or private healthcare provider admits responsibility early in your claim, we may be able to help you by agreeing to interim compensation payments to help with your fiscal responsibilities (if you’re unable to work) and the cost of your rehabilitation.
One of our solicitors in Manchester will communicate with the negligent party (or parties) on your behalf. We will inform the party or parties that you are seeking compensation for the negligent action and will keep you informed throughout every stage of the claim.
What is the Time Frame When Making a Clinical Negligence Claim?
In most cases, you’ll need to instruct clinical negligence solicitors in Manchester to initiate a clinical negligence claim no more than three years after you’ve received the negligent treatment. This is to accommodate the deterioration of any health conditions resulting from medical treatment.
However, there a few exceptions to this timeframe. These are as follows:
- Children – medical negligence claims involving a child can be made at any time before the child turns 18. Upon turning 18, the window of opportunity to make a clinical negligence claim changes to within three years. Therefore, if a child has been the victim of negligence at the age of 18, you have until the child reaches 21 to make a claim.
- Mental Capacity – should a person lack the mental capacity to make medical negligence claim themselves, they are not restricted by a time limit to making a claim.
No Win No Fee Clinical Negligence Claims
All our clinical negligence claims are operated on a no win, no fee basis. This means that you don’t pay anything upfront and you won’t have to pay anything should you claim be unsuccessful.
In a successful claim, the person or party you’ve taken the claim out against will be responsible for paying your legal fees, with any outstanding balance deducted from your compensation. Throughout your clinical negligence claim we will keep you updated so you’ll know how much compensation to expect.
Why Choose Us?
We are an award-winning legal practice with vast experience favourably settling clinical negligence claims. Our expertise transcends all areas of medical negligence.
From cancer misdiagnosis to surgical negligence, incorrectly prescribing medication and treatment and pregnancy and birth injuries, our learned and compassionate clinical negligence solicitors in Manchester are here to help you.