Medical Negligence Solicitors Bradford – No Win No Fee
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Medical negligence, also known as clinical negligence, happens when a healthcare professional fails to meet the expected standard of care, which can lead to harm, injury, or death to a patient. This can occur when a healthcare provider deviates from the accepted norms and standards of medical practice, resulting in substandard or inadequate treatment.
At Beacon Law, we believe that individuals who have been victims of clinical negligence deserve support and maximum compensation for the pain and suffering they have endured. Compensation can help cover the costs of future treatments or medical care, easing the financial burden caused by the resulting pain and loss of earnings.
If you have been injured due to medical negligence and suffered as a result, our team of medical negligence specialists in Bradford are here to assist you. We offer our services on a no win no fee basis, meaning you do not need to worry about the costs of making a claim. Contact us today to discuss your medical negligence claim and get the guidance you need.
Examples of Medical Negligence
Medical negligence can take different forms, as healthcare providers can make mistakes or demonstrate negligence in various aspects of patient care. Common types of medical negligence claims include:
- Misdiagnosis: This occurs when a healthcare professional fails to accurately diagnose a patient’s condition, resulting in incorrect or delayed treatment. For instance, if a heart attack is mistakenly diagnosed as indigestion, leading to the prescription of antacids instead of immediate cardiac care, a misdiagnosis claim may be applicable. Misdiagnosis can occur from healthcare professionals in a hospital or from GP negligence.
- Surgical Errors: The vast majority of surgical errors are preventable mistakes that happen during surgical procedures and are made by surgeons. They can include operating on the wrong body part, leaving surgical instruments inside the patient’s body, or causing damage to surrounding tissues or organs. Such surgical negligence errors can happen in emergency surgery and even dental procedures. Cosmetic surgery claims are also quite common regarding surgical errors.
- Medication Errors: This category covers various mistakes, such as prescribing the wrong medication, administering an incorrect dosage, or failing to consider potential drug interactions or allergies. An example would be a nurse administering the wrong medication due to confusion with similarly packaged drugs.
- Birth Injuries: Negligence during childbirth can result in harm to both the mother and the baby. This may involve the failure to monitor fetal distress, improper use of delivery instruments leading to long-term brain injury or trauma, or a delayed response to complications.
- Anesthesia Mistakes: Errors in administering anaesthesia can have serious consequences. Examples include administering an incorrect dosage, failing to monitor vital signs during the procedure, or not considering the patient’s medical history when determining the appropriate anaesthesia.
It is important to note that not all cases involving mistakes by medical professionals amount to medical negligence. To establish medical negligence, it is necessary to demonstrate that the healthcare professional’s actions fell below the expected standard of care for a reasonably competent healthcare professional.
What is the process of making a claim?
At Beacon Law, our dedicated team of expert clinical negligence solicitors, Bradford, will evaluate the merits of your case, discuss the potential for making a claim for compensation, and guide you through the legal process.
Our specialist medical negligence solicitors will conduct a thorough investigation into your case. This may involve gathering relevant medical records regarding your negligent medical treatment, obtaining expert opinions, and reviewing the circumstances surrounding the alleged negligence.
If we determine that your case has merit, we will send a formal letter of claim to the healthcare provider or institution responsible for your negligence. This letter outlines the allegations, the harm suffered, and the compensation being sought.
Independent medical experts will be consulted to assess the standard of care provided by the healthcare professional involved. They will review the case and provide expert opinions on whether there was a breach of duty of care that resulted in harm or injury.
Once all necessary evidence has been collected, negotiations will take place between us and the defendant. The goal is to reach a fair settlement that compensates you for the harm and losses you have suffered. Many medical negligence claims are resolved through negotiated settlements without the need for court proceedings.
What are the time limits for making a claim?
The general time limit for bringing a clinical negligence claim is similar to most other personal injury claims. The limitation period for these claims is three years from the date of the incident or from the date when the negligence was discovered (also known as the “date of knowledge”).
Our team of medical negligence solicitors in Bradford can assist you with any queries surrounding making a claim for medical negligence and advise you on how much time you may have to make a claim.
How can Beacon Law assist?
If you have suffered an injury as a result of medical negligence and are looking to make a medical negligence claim, then Beacon Law’s medical negligence solicitors, Bradford, are on hand to assist you as soon as you are ready.
Our law firm is experienced in dealing with a broad range of medical negligence cases, and we ensure our client’s best interests are at the forefront of our negotiations, working hard to achieve the compensation you deserve. Beacon Law offer personal injury services on a no win no fee agreement.
If you would like additional advice surrounding medical negligence, then the Action Against Medical Accidents (AVMA) panel provides support for people who have been a victim of a medical accident.
For expert legal advice and a free initial consultation with one of our expert medical negligence solicitors in Bradford, contact us on 0330 1332 857 for a no obligation discussion.