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Have you suffered from medical negligence?
Claim MAXIMUM personal injury compensation today...


NHS and private medical care is usually very good. Most people will never have a problem with their care. But sometimes things can go wrong. Here at Hampson Hughes Solicitors, we look at every circumstance surrounding your medical negligence claim. We listen, we support and we help to make the process, as easy as possible for you. From day one, we look to understand what has happened in order to identify two key points to helping you make a successful case;

1. Fault – Our medical negligence solicitors may talk to you about a ‘breach of duty’. Simply, this means that the treatment you received, fell below the standard of a reasonably competent and skilful medical expert.

2. Avoidable damage – Your solicitor may refer to this as ‘causation’ and this simply means that the negligent care you received, caused you harm.


What are medical negligence claims?

Medical negligence claims can occur when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. The negligence might be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management.


What can you claim for?


Who are you claiming against?

The NHS Litigation Authority (NHS LA) usually represents the NHS if you make a claim against them. Fewer than 2% of the cases handled by the NHS LA end up in court. The rest are usually settled out of court through your solicitor. The NHS LA has a database of information about all claims made against the NHS, including potential claims and ‘incidents’ where legal action hasn’t been started yet, but where a patient says they are going to make a claim. There are special compensation schemes for some injuries and losses. You might have the right to compensation under these schemes without having to go to court. Private Practitioners are usually insured by private insurance companies and to run their practices, they will be required to have insurance cover, so any claim made thereafter will be dealt with by their insurance company. At Hampson Hughes solicitors, we have the experience to offer practical advice and the best course of action to take on a no win, no fee basis.


Who can make a medical negligence claim?

Anyone can claim for workplace injury compensation; however the following 3 criterias must be met:

You must have sustained an illness or injury or had an existing illness or injury exasperated as a result of medical negligence (as we act for personal injury claimants).

The illness or injury must be a direct result of someone’s negligence (as we will claim on the defendant’s insurance).

The incident must have taken place in the last 3 years (although minors can claim from 3 years after their 18 birthday).


What are the common types of medical negligence claims?

Birth Injury Claims Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Our solicitors specialise in helping families with claims involving cerebral palsy, which can happen when the child’s brain is starved of oxygen before or during birth. Obstetrics is the branch of surgery that specialises in pregnancy and childbirth and gynaecology is the branch that specialises in disorders of the female reproductive system or injuries that may be caused by medical negligence during birth including: Erb’s palsy (brachial palsy), or injuries suffered by the mother.

Blood Transfusion

If you’ve received negligent care or treatment during a blood transfusion or been given a contaminated blood product, our solicitors could help you claim compensation. You may be able to make a claim if you have been:

  • Treated with a contaminated blood product and contracted Hepatitis,  or HIV
  • Given the wrong blood type
  • Given a transfusion in error or given a transfusion without your consent

Brain Injury
Claims

Brain injuries caused by medical negligence can have life-changing consequences. Compensation is needed to fund long-term treatment, care and rehabilitation. Whether you were treated by the NHS or privately you may have a claim if you suffered any of the following:

  • Brain aneurysm(s); Brain damage; Loss of speech or movement; Memory issues; Meningitis; Stroke; Haematoma or Tissue damage
  • Brain injuries resulting in long-term medical care

Cancer Compensation, misdiagnosis or delay

Receiving a diagnosis of cancer can be devastating. If your cancer was misdiagnosed, or diagnosed later than it should have been, you may be able to bring a medical negligence claim.

Dental Negligence

Dental negligence claims and orthodontist negligence claims generally fall into three main categories. Those around misdiagnosis or a failure to act; those in which the dentist’s act is inadequate; and those whereby a dentist is careless.

Fatal Injury

When someone dies in an accident that wasn’t their fault, their family may raise a fatal injury compensation claim against the responsible party. Nobody ever wants to have to make a fatal accident claim, but unfortunately in reality, it can absolutely vital for dependants to claim compensation.

Medical Misdiagnosis

If you have received a misdiagnosis that has contributed to further injury or harm, we can help you pursue compensation. This can be across a number of diagnosis, from GP’s to surgeons.

Orthopaedic Injury

An orthopaedic injury is one which affects a person’s joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, bones and nerves, and such injuries can be very serious in nature. This may include surgery that has exasperated a condition or caused irreversible harm negligently.

Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage to the spinal cord that causes changes in its function, either temporary or permanent. These changes translate into loss of muscle function, sensation, or autonomic function in parts of the body served by the spinal cord below the level of the lesion. This may occur during surgical procedures in close proximity to the spinal cord.

Surgical Negligence

If you have suffered an injury, pain, discomfort or serious long-lasting health problems following surgery you may be able to bring a claim for medical negligence.


How much is your medical negligence claim worth?

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on the type and extent of the illness or injury you have suffered as a result of medical negligence. We recommend that you speak with a member of our medical negligence team for an accurate evaluation of your claim.


Gathering evidence to support your medical negligence claim

Hampson Hughes Solicitors will request your medical records in order to review your claim. However, in support of your medical negligence claim, you can also:Hampson Hughes Solicitors will request your medical records in order to review your claim. However, in support of your medical negligence claim, you can also:

  • Make a note of any visits to your medical practitioner
  • Keep any documents relating to your medical care – prescription orders, receipts, x-rays etc.
  • Keep any letters from your employer evidencing lost working hours and income
  • Keep receipts for any other out of pocket expenses you have incurred as a result of your accident such as  taxi fares etc.

Medical Negligence Claims - Specialist advice

If you have suffered as a result of medical negligence, Contact Us today.


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