Clinical Negligence Claims
If you or a family member has suffered injury or loss as a result of care and treatment provided to you by a medical or healthcare professional, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Clinical negligence claims are those against doctors, dentists or other healthcare professionals, in both the NHS and the private sector. They arise from the breach of a legal duty of care owed to a patient, where that breach directly causes injury to a patient.
A breach of duty of care can include the following:
- A missed or delay in diagnoses
- Incorrect treatment or advice
- The failure to refer to a specialist
- The failure to obtain proper consent for a procedure
- The failure to provide warning of risks of a procedure
Unless you are a child or under the age of 18, a claim in clinical negligence must be brought within three years of the date of your injury or of the date on which you discovered that your injury was the result of clinical negligence.
If you have suffered injury or loss as a direct result of a negligent error made by one of your treating clinicians, then you may be entitled to compensation. The value of compensation would depend on the severity of your injury, the impact on your life and any additional losses you may have suffered as a result of the injury, such as a loss of earnings.
We can offer straightforward advice on the merits of your potential claim. We understand that injury or loss suffered as a result of clinical negligence can be life changing for a claimant and their family.