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    Claiming Medical Negligence Compensation

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    Joanne Smith and her team at Mulderrigs have been conducting medical negligence claims for many years. Britain’s doctors are amongst the best in the world, but even so, medical accidents sometimes happen and mistakes during medical treatment can cause serious injury.

    The Law On Medical Negligence

    Doctors and medical professionals have a legal duty to take care for the safety of patients during treatment, but these cases can be difficult to prove.

    It is necessary to show that the treatment fell below the standard that any reasonable doctor would have reached, so if  you’ve been injured as a result of medical negligence you’ll need an expert on your side.

    Why Choose Mulderrigs For Your Medical Negligence Claim?

    Mulderrigs have an excellent track record in recovering compensation for our clients in medical claims, we are here to help.

    We’ve tried to answer some of your basic questions here and you can also read about some of our successful cases but in cases like this there is no substitute for having a detailed chat.

    Our initial advice is always free and we are always happy to act on “no win no fee” terms.

    Medical Negligence Case Studies

    Latest Testimonials

    2020-05-15T15:20:33+01:00

    Mr Manning

    Mr Manning, Rossendale

    I've been delighted with the response, service and advice from Joanne Smith throughout. No nonsense, direct, easy to understand and promptly responded to my queries. Excellent.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    All doctors and other medical professionals have a legal duty to exercise a reasonable standard of professional care when caring for you.

    If you have been treated privately, the doctor will also have a contract with you, and it will be an express or implied term of the contract that they should deliver the treatment with reasonable care.

    If your doctor fails to meet the necessary standard you may be able to claim damages for any injury and financial losses you suffer as a result of their Medical Negligence.

    But it’s important to realise from the outset that proving a Medical Negligence Claim against a doctor can be extremely difficult.

    In order to succeed with a claim it is usually necessary to show that the doctor has behaved in a way that no reasonable professional would have done. (Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee [1957] 1 WLR 582)

    We will be able to tell you very quickly, and free of charge, whether or not your case is worth investigating.

    If we agree to investigate your case we will suggest an early face-to-face meeting, so that we can get full details of what has happened to you.

    The key to the success or failure of a medical negligence claim is often contained in the records, so we will arrange to get copies of your full medical records at an early stage, and we will arrange for these to be reviewed by a suitable expert.

    All sides in a medical negligence claim have to abide by the rules of a “pre-action protocol” which encourages the parties to settle the claim without ever getting involved in court proceedings.

    However, in our experience, the health authorities and doctors are usually very reluctant to accept responsibility, and it is necessary to commence court proceedings for most of our clients.

    If court proceedings are needed, we will arrange a meeting with a specialist barrister so that we can discuss all the case carefully before any proceedings begin.

    Even when it is necessary to sue the doctor or the health trust the vast majority of our Medical Negligence cases are settled on favourable terms long before we ever get to a trial.

    When cases do go ahead as a trial the experience of giving evidence is rarely as difficult as people imagine.

    We have previously published some very straightforward pointers about giving evidence at court.

    As you might expect, the amount of compensation in medical negligence claims depends on the extent of the injury and the level of financial losses.

    Whatever injuries you have suffered, we will gather all the necessary expert medical evidence, and documentary evidence of any financial losses.

    We will then discuss the value of your case with you before any settlement negotiations take place with insurers.

    We have been involved in recent settlements ranging between £10,000 and £200,000 in medical negligence claims.

    Even in the clearest medical negligence cases the doctors and health authorities tend to be very reluctant to admit liability.

    In many cases we have to wait quite a while until a client has finally recovered from the effects of their injuries.

    In our experience, it also nearly always necessary to bring court proceedings in these cases.

    For all these reasons, medical negligence claims can take a long time to reach a settlement or a trial.

    But we we won’t get any fees until your case is finished. So please rest assured – If we think you have a good case we will get on with things as quickly as we can!

    If you ask us to deal with your case we will discuss the fee arrangements clearly and carefully before asking you to sign our terms and conditions.

    Although other fee arrangements are available, “no win no fee” is usually the best option for our clients.

    There are no “upfront” fees, no hidden charges, and we will never leave you out of pocket.

    Most importantly, if you lose the case you pay nothing at all.

    We have never had a complaint from a client in relation to fees.

    We understand the dramatic impact on people when they have been injured as a result of medical negligence, and our team deal with clients very sensitively.

    We have been dealing with medical negligence claims for over twenty five years, and during that time we have dealt with some very serious claims.

    We promise to speak to you in plain English.

    We’ll come to see you at a time and place that’s convenient for you.

    We have held the Law Society’s LEXCEL quality mark since 2002. Only around 5% of law firms have achieved that recognition.

    In our most recent survey 97% of our clients described our service as good or excellent.

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