Medical negligence solicitors

When you put your trust in a healthcare professional, you expect them to do their best to take care of you. However, all too often this duty of care is breached, and patients end up suffering at the hands of their doctors. When you put your trust in Talbots Law, our medical negligence solicitors will be there for you when you need us the most.

At some stage in our lives, we all need medical attention. Every year, hundreds upon millions of us place our trust in doctors to help us through injuries, conditions and diseases, and every year the majority of us are satisfied with the care we are given. But, when negligence occurs during treatment, accidents happen and mistakes are made. While we can’t change the past, our expert clinical negligence solicitors can certainly ease the pain. When it comes to your recovery and overall wellbeing, we will fight to the end to ensure you are compensated financially and emotionally.

Why choose Talbots’ medical negligence solicitors?

At Talbots Law, our team of medical negligence solicitors believe that every mistake deserves to be corrected. Trained to the highest degree in clinical negligence, our solicitors have acted for clients with injuries ranging from minor to life-changing. Care is at the heart of our practice, and there’s nothing that satisfies us more than successfully gaining compensation for a client. At Talbots Law, we’re familiar with the tactics used by insurance companies, and no challenge is too great for our team of legal professionals. With vast experience in the sector, you can count on us to have your back and build a robust claim that stands regardless of the defence. As well as this, our medical negligence solicitors will always be at hand not only for advice, but to provide useful resources that could be beneficial to your recovery.

Medical negligence FAQ

What qualifies as medical negligence?
Medical negligence occurs when a physician fails to provide sufficient care to a patient, therefore causing suffering which could have been prevented. It could be a misdiagnosis, a mistake made during treatment or a wrong decision. If you believe you were mistreated and that your doctor acted negligently, you must be able to prove four elements:

  1. A duty of care was owed by the physician.
  2. The physician violated the standard of care.
  3. You suffered a compensable injury.
  4. The injury was caused by the substandard conduct.

In our experience with medical negligence claims, these elements are often clear within a case and easy to prove.

How do I claim for medical negligence?
The first step is to get in touch with a specialist.

We’ll ask you to provide all the details of your injury: when and where it took place, who was liable for the damage caused, your medical records prior to the injury and any further information you think might be of value to the strength of your claim. From here, our team of expert clinical negligence solicitors will carry out an investigation, interviewing all parties involved in the incident and compiling evidence. Once we believe the claim is strong enough, we’ll send it to the liable party requesting a certain amount of compensation. This will depend on the severity of the injury, any costs you incurred or will incur as a result of the injury and any loss of income due to the injury.

The defendant can either accept the claim, agreeing to pay the amount requested, or deny the claim. If they choose to deny, your case could be heard in court where a settlement will be agreed upon through negotiation.

Whatever the outcome, you can guarantee that your dedicated medical negligence solicitors at Talbots Law will do their best to put things right and help you get your life back on track.

Is there a time limit on a medical claim?
Generally speaking, yes. After the incident has occurred, you have a period of three years to make a claim. There are of course certain exceptions; for example if you are not 18 years old but still need to make a medical negligence claim, you have three years starting from the day you turn 18.

Speak to the team of medical negligence solicitors at Talbots Law today to begin the process of making a claim. We take on each claim separately with care and dedication, and the advice and support we provide will be tailored to suit your specific needs. Just give us a call today on 0800 118 1500.

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