Medical Negligence Claims

At OH Parsons, we understand the profound impact medical negligence can have on your life.

Whether you’ve suffered from misdiagnosis, surgical errors, or inadequate treatment, our dedicated team is here to guide you through the complexities of legal proceedings with empathy and expertise.

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What is a Medical Negligence Claim?

Medical negligence is often termed as ‘clinical negligence’. It means a breach of duty by a doctor, nurse, dentist, midwife, surgeon or any member of staff in a healthcare or medical profession, that results in an avoidable medical problem or harm to a patient

Making a Medical Negligence Claim

To make a medical negligence claim with OH Parsons, you will first need to provide the necessary details of your negligence experience before we assign you a specialist medical negligence solicitor. The solicitor will begin by collecting any relevant medical records, witness statements, and other key documents to build the case.

If applicable, our experts will then contact independent medical experts to determine whether the treatment you received fell below the standard you were entitled to expect. We will also consider whether the injuries caused by assumed medical negligence would have been avoidable

3 Steps To Determining Medical Negligence

Proving medical negligence is a critical step in pursuing a medical negligence claim. Here’s what you need to know:

1) Establishing Negligence:

  • Duty of Care: Healthcare providers owe patients a duty of care.
  • Breach of Duty: Showing deviation from the accepted standard of care.
  • Causation: Linking breach of duty directly to harm suffered.
  • Harm or Damages: Demonstrating the impact of negligence on the patient.

2) Gathering Evidence:

  • Medical Records: Essential for detailing treatment history.
  • Witness Statements: Eyewitnesses provide valuable accounts.
  • Expert Opinions: Medical professionals assess standard of care.
  • Documentation: Visual evidence reinforces the case.

3) The Role of Expert Witnesses:

  • Medical Experts: Assess if negligence occurred.
  • Testimony Strength: Enhances case credibility.
  • Objective Assessment: Adds credibility and clarity.

Proving medical negligence is a complex process that requires thorough evidence collection and expert analysis. With the right legal support, you can build a strong case to seek compensation for the harm or injuries you’ve suffered due to medical negligence.

The Medical Negligence Claims Process: How Does it Work?

The process of claiming for medical negligence, also known as clinical negligence, can indeed be complex. However, with our medical negligence solicitors by extensive experience, ensuring you receive top-notch support throughout your claim. 

Here’s a step-by-step overview of how the medical negligence claims process typically unfolds:

Initial Consultation

Your lawyer will thoroughly discuss your case, gather relevant medical records, and obtain information from witnesses present during the treatment.

Independent Medical

Medical experts will assess if your treatment met professional standards and if your injury was preventable.

Negotiations

Your lawyer will engage in negotiations with the healthcare provider or insurer. The goal is to achieve a fair settlement without resorting to court proceedings.

Court Proceedings (if necessary):

If negotiations fail to reach a satisfactory resolution, your case may proceed to court. There, a judge will consider presented evidence and arguments to make a final decision.

Throughout this process, our no win, no fee structure ensures that you won’t have to worry about legal fees if your case is unsuccessful. If your claim is successful, the fees are typically covered by a portion of the compensation you receive. This approach provides financial accessibility to all, especially during these times of a cost of living crisis and budget constraints.

We understand that medical negligence claims can be emotionally challenging and financially daunting, but our team is here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring you receive the compensation and justice you deserve

No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors: Your Risk-Free Option

At OH Parsons, we prioritise accessibility and peace of mind for our clients. Through Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs), we offer a no win, no fee service, eliminating the financial risk associated with initiating a medical negligence claim.

Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs):

  • A CFA allows you to pursue your claim without upfront legal fees.
  • If your case is unsuccessful, you won’t incur any legal costs.

How No Win, No Fee Benefits You:

  • Risk-Free: Pursue your claim without financial worry.
  • Access to Justice: Seek compensation without upfront fees.
  • Financial Security: Legal fees are covered from your compensation.
  • Transparent Process: Clear explanation of fees during consultation ensures transparency.

Get Started With Medical Negligence Claims

With support from OH Parsons, you can establish a strong case and win thousands of pounds in compensation in no time. Start today and see how much you could be entitled to.

Call us for a free initial consultation

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Chris Lewis of OH Parsons has been nothing but Professional, Courteous, Knowledgeable and PATIENT. Navigating me throughout these 4 1/2 years with prompts and good advise to a final successful conclusion.
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Client Success Stories

We’re proud of the positive outcomes we have achieved for our clients, and their feedback speaks to our commitment to securing the maximum compensation for their injuries.

Man Awarded £508,000 Compensation For Injury At Work

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The judge found that the claimant’s work had made a material contribution to his injury and that if it wasn’t for the injury the claimant would have continued to do this job until the age of 67 and was awarded over £508,000. 

£4.15m Settlement For Man Blinded At Work

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This case settled at JSM for £4.15m, net of any deduction for alleged contributory negligence. Whilst not formally sub-divided, the award is broadly commensurate with care and assistance of over £2m, general damages of £335k, loss of earnings of £450k, accommodation of £350k, travel/transport expenses of over £200k, case management of £350k and equipment of £200k, plus lesser heads of loss. 

Airport Worker Awarded £150,000 Compensation for Personal Injury

5/5

We succeeded in obtaining a gross settlement of £150,000 for our client to compensate him for his pain and suffering, as well as his past and future financial losses. 

 

Meet our Medical Negligence solicitors

Our no win, no fee medical negligence solicitors have years of combined experience supporting clients with complex medical negligence claims

About OH Parsons

OH Parsons is your trusted partner in medical negligence claims, with years of industry experience advocating for clients. Our dedicated team of solicitors provides a personalised service, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve. We work on a “No Win, No Fee” basis, prioritising your needs and guiding you through every step of the process.

Contact OH Parsons

For expert guidance in medical negligence claims, contact OH Parsons today. Our experienced team is ready to provide you with the legal support you need to secure the compensation you deserve. Reach out to us via phone or email to schedule a consultation and discuss your case.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Negligence Claims

Medical negligence, also known as medical malpractice or clinical negligence, occurs when a healthcare professional or institution breaches their duty of care towards a patient, resulting in harm, injury, or worsened medical conditions. This breach of duty can encompass various aspects of healthcare, including misdiagnosis, surgical errors, prescription mistakes, failure to warn of risks, and more. If you’ve suffered harm due to a healthcare provider’s negligent actions, you may have a valid medical negligence claim.

In the United Kingdom, there are legal time limits, known as the statute of limitations, that determine how long you have to make a medical negligence claim. Generally, you have three years from the date of the negligence or the date you became aware of it to initiate a claim. There can be exceptions, especially in cases involving children or individuals with mental health issues. It’s crucial to seek legal advice promptly to understand the specific time limits that apply to your situation.

Yes, you can pursue a medical negligence claim for a loved one’s wrongful death. In cases where medical negligence contributed to or caused the
death of a family member, you have the legal right to seek compensation through a wrongful death claim. This claim can cover various damages, including funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and general damages for the pain and suffering experienced by the deceased before their death. Consulting with experienced lawyers is crucial to navigate this complex process and secure the compensation your family deserves.

Many individuals worry about the cost of pursuing a medical negligence claim. However, at OH Parsons we offer ‘no win, no fee’ arrangements, also known as conditional fee agreements. Under this arrangement, you only pay legal fees if your claim is successful, making justice more accessible and reducing financial risk. Additionally, there are insurance options available, such as After the Event (ATE) insurance, that can cover legal expenses in case your claim is unsuccessful.

The duration of a medical negligence claim can vary significantly depending on several factors, including the complexity of the case and whether the liable party admits fault. Some claims can be resolved in a matter of months, while others may take several years. It’s essential to have realistic
expectations about the timeline and to work with experienced solicitors who can provide a clearer estimate based on the specific details of your case.