Medical Negligence Solicitors Middlesborough – No Win No Fee
Find out how much your personal injury claim may be worth
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 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.
Our team of medical negligence solicitors in Middlesbrough are here to assist you in getting the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to discuss your medical negligence claim and get the guidance you need.
Examples of Medical Negligence
Clinical negligence can manifest in various ways, as healthcare professionals can make errors or exhibit negligence in different aspects of patient care. There are several types of medical negligence, which include:
Misdiagnosis: When a medical expert fails to accurately diagnose a patient’s condition, resulting in incorrect or delayed treatment. For example, if a heart attack is mistaken for indigestion and antacids are prescribed instead of immediate cardiac care, a misdiagnosis claim may be warranted.
Surgical Errors: Occurring during surgical procedures, these are preventable mistakes made by surgeons. They can involve operating on the wrong body part, leaving surgical instruments inside the patient’s body, or damaging surrounding tissues or organs. Surgery negligence errors can occur in emergency surgery, elective cosmetic surgery, and even dental procedures leading to dental negligence.
Medication Errors: This category encompasses 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 similar-looking packages.
Birth Injury: Negligence during childbirth can lead to harm to both the mother and the baby. This may involve the failure to monitor fetal distress, improper use of delivery instruments resulting in long-term brain injury or trauma, or 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 mistakes made by healthcare professionals amount to medical negligence. To establish medical negligence, it must be shown that the healthcare professional’s actions fell below the standard of care expected and caused you to suffer an injury.
How much compensation could you be entitled to?
Compensation amounts for medical negligence injuries can be hard to predict as every case, and every injury is different. Our expert medical negligence solicitors, Middlesborough, can only provide you with a rough guide, though generally, the more severe an injury, the higher the amount of compensation awarded.
As well as compensation for their serious injuries, a claimant may also be awarded special damages, which are to cover any additional financial losses they have suffered as a result of their acquired injuries. This includes having to take time off work, specialist medical expenses, travel costs and ongoing care costs. It is important to keep records and receipts for expenses such as these in order for your solicitor to claim special damages.
Our specialist medical negligence solicitors in Middlesborough can also advocate on our client’s behalf for interim compensation payments to cover any additional expenses they incur as a result of their injuries during the claims process itself.
What are the time limits for making a claim?
The general time limit for bringing a no win, no fee medical negligence claim in Middlesborough is similar to most other personal injury claims. The limitation period for these compensation claims is three years from the date of the incident or from the date when the negligence was discovered. Although, there may be some exceptions if the claimant was under the age of 18, or if the claimant lacks mental capacity.
Our team of specialist solicitors in Middlesborough can provide legal advice for your claim and advise you on how much time you may have when claiming compensation.
How can Beacon Law assist?
At Beacon Law, our medical negligence lawyers offer their services on a no win no fee basis, meaning you do not need to worry about the costs that come with making a clinical negligence claim.
If you have been injured due to medical negligence that wasn’t your fault and are looking to pursue a no win, no fee agreement, our team of solicitors are more than capable of assisting you.
For a free initial consultation to discuss your medical negligence case, please get in touch with a member of our medical negligence team today at 0330 1332 857. Our law firm is registered in England and Wales.
If you are seeking assistance outside of personal injury law, you can use the Find a solicitor tool on the Law Society website.