Clinical negligence

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When you put your trust in a healthcare professional, you expect them to do their best to take care of you. Unfortunately, sometimes, 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 clinical 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, 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, it can result in trauma, injury and/or complications from the negligent treatment or diagnosis.  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.

Our Clinical Negligence Team

Why choose Talbots’ clinical negligence solicitors?

At Talbots Law, our team of clinical negligence solicitors believe that every mistake deserves to be corrected. Trained to the highest degree in clinical negligence, our legal team have acted for clients with claims ranging from minor to life-changing. Care is at the heart of our practice, and there’s nothing that satisfies us more than successfully obtaining compensation for a client. At Talbots Law, no challenge is too great for our team of legal professionals. With vast experience in the sector, our clinical negligence solicitors will always be on hand not only for advice, but to provide useful resources that could be beneficial to your recovery.

Clinical negligence FAQ

What qualifies as clinical negligence?
Clinical negligence occurs when a physician fails to provide sufficient care to a patient, causing suffering which could have been prevented. It could be a misdiagnosis, a mistake made during treatment or a wrong decision. If you believe your physician acted negligently, you will need to be able to prove four elements:

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

In our experience with clinical negligence claims, these elements are often clear within a case and easy to prove, with the help of an independent medical report.

How do I claim for medical negligence?
At Talbots, we have the specialist you need to pursue a claim for compensation, so your first step is to call us.  We will talk you through the process and support and advise you at every step of your claim.  

Once we have all the details that we require surrounding your claim, we will carry out an investigtion, interview all the parties involved and compile evidence.  

When 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 clinical 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 clinical negligence claim, you have three years starting from the day you turn 18.

Speak to the team of clinical 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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