What is Medical Negligence?
Medical Negligence (sometimes referred to as Clinical Negligence) is when medical professionals fail in their duty of care towards you as their patient. This could be through misdiagnosis, application of the incorrect treatment or as a result of a surgical error.
Their actions may have caused you harm, injury or may have made an existing condition worse.
How do I make a claim?
Simply by contacting us at the first opportunity. The earlier we speak, the easier it is to capture all the details of your case and start working towards receiving the compensation you deserve.
Our initial free consultation will provide you with all the information you need to pursue your claim and, in cases where the healthcare provider has admitted liability, will allow us to request interim payments to help with any immediate costs you are incurring (e.g. medical costs, extra childcare, rehabilitation, travel to appointments etc.).
As well as confirming whether you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can also give you an indication of the kind of compensation payment you may be likely to receive.
Medical Negligence Claims
What will it cost to pursue my claim?
At BRM Legal we understand that you may already have been left out of pocket through having to pay various expenses. For this reason we are happy to take on your case on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you will incur no costs unless your claim is successful*.
Even when you win your case, the majority of your legal expenses will be paid by the other side and any other costs will simply be deducted from your total compensation amount.
*Please note: This is subject to a No Win No Fee agreement having been signed with us (in conjunction with our insurers) and the terms of that agreement having been met by both parties.
How long do I have to make a claim?
Not everyone is aware of the fact that they have suffered through negligence as symptoms may take some time to develop or the severity of injury may not be immediately obvious. The general rule is that a claim must be made within 3 years of the negligent treatment, but there are a few exceptions to this: –
Those with impaired mental capacity and are unable to make their own claim have an unlimited time to do so
Children can have a claim made upon their behalf any time up until their 18th Birthday and after this date the usual 3 year rule applies
How long will it take to receive compensation?
This depends on the individual circumstances of the medical negligence in question and whether the healthcare authority have admitted liability. The severity of your injury and your on-going recovery and rehabilitation needs will also be a factor in the time taken to reach a settlement as we want to ensure that we include every aspect of your future needs in the final sum.
We will of course keep you updated throughout the process to tell you how your case is progressing and what the likely compensation figure might be.
Why should I choose BRM Legal?
At BRM we understand the trauma and emotions which can surround a medical negligence case. We don’t solely concentrate on the injury caused; we make sure that we consider everything you may be going through. Our compassionate team will offer you valuable, personalised support as well as fighting hard for the compensation you deserve.
Medical Negligence Claims
Our team have a huge amount of experience in the field of Medical Negligence and – whilst no two cases are ever the same – we have most probably already been involved in a case similar to your own and certainly recognise when duty of care has been neglected.
We know that a Medical Negligence claim is not something which anyone enters into lightly and our professionalism ensures that we fight your case armed with knowledge and facts. We do not simply play on emotions; we are addressing genuine wrong-doing.
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What should I do now?
Contact us today. Our friendly, approachable team will listen to your story and will talk you through your options in an entirely free consultation.
You can then choose to proceed however you wish, there’s no cost to you and no pressure from us.
If you need our services or simply need help & advice, call us now on:
0845 838 7089