Medical Negligence

Medical treatment can be stressful enough, even when everything goes to plan. However, when those treating you make a mistake or act negligently, it can have a long-term impact on your physical and emotional wellbeing, not to mention your financial stability.

Medical negligence often relates to preventable errors caused by minor mistakes or oversights, for example inaccurate, insufficient or delayed treatment (including misdiagnoses, the provision of incorrect medication, surgical errors, delays in diagnosis, or failure to refer matters to appropriate specialists). Alternatively, a medical professional may have failed in their duty to obtain your consent.

We’ve seen these issues arise on countless occasions, following – for example – errors relating to:.

  • Operations
  • Pre and post-natal care
  • Misdiagnoses
  • Delays in treatment
  • Medication errors
  • Dentistry
  • Physiotherapy and alternative therapies

What can you do about it?

We know how daunting it can seem to pursue a compensation claim against a hospital, GP or dentist. But, as with any profession or service provider, you have every right to hold people accountable for their actions, especially when the care you receive falls below the standard expected of a reasonably competent and skilful specialist. The UK dispute resolution system recognises that successful claims can help to deter negligence in the future, and respects the need to compensate those who have been treated negligently. So, it is in everyone’s interests that mistakes and failures in standard of service are addressed and hopefully prevented in the future.

How can we help?

We understand that health-related legal claims can be sensitive, emotive, stressful and intensely private, so we will treat you with respect, empathy and honesty at every stage. We also offer the reassurance of attentive and continued support throughout the entire process. You’ll be in very safe hands.

Our medical negligence lawyers are true experts in their field, with decades of experience guiding clients through the process of bringing successful claims against those who have failed to uphold their duty of care. We make pursing a claim as simple as possible, ensuring you fully understand your options and the processes involved, and keeping you fully informed every step of the way.

Moreover, we fully appreciate how difficult the early stages of recovery can be following a medical negligence-related injury, and we can work with you in whatever way best suits your needs. We’re happy to arrange home or hospital visits to ensure you can access legal support at the earliest possible stage, and will work around your schedule of care so that you can prioritise your treatment and rehabilitation.

In recognition of our substantial experience of supporting clients throughout even the most complex and high value medical negligence claims, we’ve been awarded membership of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Brain Injury Group, and have been included in brain injury association Headway’s list of solicitors experienced in head injuries.

What does it cost?

Medical negligence-related legal services and fees are governed by the Civil Procedure Rules, a strict code that all law firms must follow. In accordance with this code, we may be able to offer ‘no win, no fee’ arrangements, and would be very happy to discuss your options with you on an initial no-obligation call.

It’s easy to get in touch?

If you’ve experienced personal injury through medical negligence and aren’t sure whether you could pursue a claim for compensation, or you feel let down by your current solicitors, simply call our personal injury team and we’ll talk through your circumstances and your options, including how you could finance your claim. We offer personal, sympathetic, one-to-one service from an experienced personal injury lawyer who will work with you, and your family if you wish, to achieve the best possible compensation for you. 

Get in touch

For further information about our services or to make an appointment please contact:

Peter Davies

pdavies@daveylaw.co.uk

Cirencester
01285 654975

Julie Long

jlong@daveylaw.co.uk

Gloucester
01452 508800

Your locally trusted Solicitors serving the people of Gloucestershire