If you have suffered an injury at the hands of a medical professional, the consequences can be devastating. It may not only have had a drastic effect on your life but the lives of your loved ones as well.
However, you may be unsure as to whether or not you can make a claim against the person that has caused you harm. Medical negligence claims can be complicated, but this post gives a brief outline of the requirements of bringing a claim for medical negligence.
What happened to you?
Medical negligence is different from other types of personal injury claim, as there are many ways in which you or a loved one might have suffered an injury as a result of a medical professionals actions – or failure to act. For example, if you were not cared for properly in the hospital or in a care home and you suffer illness or injury as a result, you might have a claim for medical negligence.
We have experience in handling all types of medical negligence claims including; cancer misdiagnosis, wrong limb amputation claims, cerebral palsy claims, birth injury claims, care home negligence, late diagnosis claims, surgery claims, GP misdiagnosis, cosmetic surgery injuries and wrong prescription claims.
When did it happen to you?
Medical negligence claims generally have a strict time limit of three years from the date of the injury, or the date you discovered the injury. This means you should always seek specialist legal advice as soon as possible if you wish to make a claim. However, because of the complicated nature of medical negligence claims, determining when this three-year period begins can be challenging. For example, in misdiagnosis claims, you may have been wrongfully diagnosed four years ago, but the misdiagnosis only came to light 12 months ago. Generally, in these circumstances, the time restriction will begin when you discovered that you had been misdiagnosed.
Did you endure pain and suffering/ actual loss?
You can only make a claim where you have endured pain and suffering, and actually suffered loss as a result of the medical negligence. You are unlikely to be able to make a claim where the negligent treatment has not had any effect on your life. However, our direct access barristers will be best placed to discuss with you how you might have suffered loss as a result of medical negligence.
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