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NHS Medical Negligence Claims

Medical Negligence Solicitors

NHS Medical Negligence Claims

The NHS does a wonderful job in this country with the service and treatment they provide.  Unfortunately however there are times when the treatment provided falls below what is expected and sometimes to a level that is negligent.

If you have unfortunately received treatment from an NHS provider that has caused you harm or injury, or worsened any condition you have, you may be able to bring a successful claim for compensation.  A medical negligence claim will attempt to compensate you for the injuries you have suffered, it will try to return the quality of life you previously had or make your life more comfortable.

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Why Choose SG Murphy

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SG Murphy are specialised Medical Negligence solicitors.  Our team of Medical Negligence lawyers are highly skilled at taking successful Medical Negligence claims.  We are empathetic and focused on achieving for you the full compensation you deserve.   

Our business grows by our customers recommending us.  Our satisfied clients trust us to the extent they refer us to their friends and family, knowing we will do a similarly excellent job for them.  

Our solicitors are specialised, experienced and focused on achieving results that meet ours and our clients’ high expectations.  

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What can be claimed for in a NHS Medical Negligence claim?

In any medical negligence claim, the damages you receive are broken down into different categories, which are:

  • General Damages – This aspect of your damages attempts to compensate you for the pain and suffering  you have suffered due to the negligence.
  • Out of pocket expenses – If you have incurred expenses such as travel expenses, for travel to and from appointments that you have had to attend due to your injuries, then you may be able to reclaim these. 
  • Loss of Earnings – If you have had to take time off work and suffered a loss in your earnings due to the injuries caused by the negligence, then that would be included in your claim.
  • Medical Expenses – You are entitled to reclaim medical expenses you have incurred due to the negligence.
  • Care Claim – If you need care assistance then you may receive additional compensation to pay for this.   

 

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Medical Negligence
Steps

How a NHS Medical Negligence claim works

1. Initial Free Consultation

Speak to us, free of charge.  Our team of experts will advise you if you have a case and what the next steps are.  They will also advise you if Legal Aid or alternative funding may be available.

2. Evaluate

A full and detailed statement is taken from you and your medical records and documentation are requested.  In addition medical evidence is obtained.  

3. Present claim to Defendant

Once supportive medical evidence is obtained, your claim is submitted to the defendant and we invite them to accept they are at fault and negotiate with us, so that you can be fairly compensated.   

4. Issue Proceedings

If a suitable offer of compensation is not made by the defendant, then having fully advised you of the merits of your claim, the next step to progress your case is to issue court proceedings.

4. Conclusion

Even if court proceedings have been issued, claims are often settled before reaching a court hearing.  If a satisfactory settlement cannot be reached and your case has to go to hearing, we will provide you with the support, advice and information you need to feel as comfortable as possible.

How can I take a NHS Medical Negligence claim?

The initial step is to contact our Medical Negligence team on 028 90 365595   or use the contact form here  Contact us – SG Murphy Solicitors .  With our expert team ready to speak to you, we have the opportunity to advise you as to whether you could bring a successful NHS Medical Negligence claim.  

Are there time limits to bring a NHS Medical Negligence claim?

You normally have to start a medical negligence claim in court within three years of receiving negligent treatment or three years from the date you found out that you were treated negligently.  There are two exceptions to this time limit:

  1. If a person under 18 receives negligent care, then they have up until their 21st birthday to issue a claim.
  2. If an injured person suffers from lack of mental capacity then no time limit applies, unless they regain mental capacity in which case the three year time limit applies from the date they regained capacity.   

Can I obtain Legal Aid for my Medical Negligence claim?

Legal Aid may be available for your Medical Negligence claim.  During our Free initial consultation we will advise you as to whether you may be eligible for legal aid or any alternative funding arrangements, such as Litigation Insurance cover or Legal Expenses cover.

How long does a Medical Negligence claim take?

Each claim is different and depends on a number of things, such as whether the defendant accepts they were at fault and the severity of your injury.  We aim to try and settle your claim within a few months of obtaining your medical evidence, but more complex cases can take a number of years.  

Private

We treat all of our files with the strictest confidentiality, meaning your claim always remains private.

Results

You deserve to be fully compensated for any Medical Negligence you have suffered. We focus therefore on achieving results that we can be proud of and you satisfied with

We Take Care

We understand how emotionally challenging and stressful a Medical Negligence claim can be, we ensure therefore that you receive the support, communication and help you need to make your experience as comfortable as possible.

Are there time limits to bring a Medical Negligence claim?

You normally have to start a medical negligence claim in court within three years of receiving negligent treatment or three years from the date you found out that you were treated negligently.  There are two exceptions to this time limit:

  1. If a person under 18 receives negligent care, then they have up until their 21st birthday to issue a claim.
  2. If an injured person suffers from lack of mental capacity then no time limit applies, unless they regain mental capacity in which case the three year time limit applies from the date they regained capacity. 

Can I obtain Legal Aid for my Medical Negligence claim?

Legal Aid may be available for your Medical Negligence claim depending on your financial circumstances and the merits of your case.  During our Free initial consultation we will advise you as to whether you may be eligible for legal aid or any alternative funding arrangements.

What types of Medical Negligence claims do you do?

Some of the Medical Negligence claims that SG Murphy Solicitors can assist you with include:


Accident & Emergency (A&E) claims

Birth related claims

Cancer misdiagnosis claims

Care home neglect negligence claims


Cerebral Palsy claims

Cosmetic Surgery Medical Negligence claims

Defective products negligence claims

Dental negligence claims


Dr Watt Belfast Trust negligence claims 

Eye injury negligence claims

Ear, nose, throat negligence claims

Fatal claims


GP Negligence claims

Gynaecology/urology negligence claims

Hospital Negligence claims

Meningitis claims 


Misdiagnosis claims

NHS negligence claims

Pharmacy negligence claims

Pregnancy related negligence claims


Pressure sore claims

Serious birth injury negligence claims

Surgical errors negligence claims

Surgical Mesh implants claims

 

Contact us now on …. to speak to an expert Medical Negligence solicitor to discuss your claim. 

How much compensation will I receive with a Medical Negligence claim?

The type and amount of compensation you are entitled to will differ from claim to claim, but in general there are two main elements to what compensation may be due to you. 

The first element is called general damages, which compensates you for the pain and suffering that you have endured due to the negligence.  The level of compensation you receive for this element will depend on how severe your illness or injury is that was caused by the medical professional’s fault.

The second element is called special damages, which aims to compensate you for any out of pocket losses or expenses you have suffered.  This can include losses and expenses such as, loss of earnings, medical expenses and travel expenses.

The aim in any award or settlement is to put you in the same financial position as if the negligence never happened.  Obviously financial compensation can never fully compensate you for the emotional and physical suffering and harm medical negligence can cause you but a compensation award/settlement attempts as much as possible to do that.  

How can I start a claim with SG Murphy Solicitors?

To book your free initial consultation with a specialised solicitor at SG Murphy Solicitors contact us now on 028 90 36 5595 or via email at law@sgmurphysolicitors.com.  

Do not delay as there are strict time limits to start a Medical Negligence claim. 

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