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GP and Hospital Negligence

There is more pressure than ever being placed upon our Health services.

Across the board, from GP surgeries to our hospital wards and operating theatres, time and medical resources are precious. As sympathetic as we all may be to the stress placed upon our wonderful doctors, nurses and supporting staff, we should still be guaranteed to receive a high quality of care and be reassured that we are in safe hands should we rely upon their services.

Examples of GP and Hospital Negligence

The following list is by no means exhaustive, but it does represent a significant proportion of the Hospital and GP Negligence claims where our dedicated team at BRM Legal have successfully gained compensation for our clients: –

  • Delays in treatment
  • Incorrect diagnosis of conditions – including cancer, diabetes, meningitis 
  • Insufficient examination of the patient – missing obvious symptoms or failing to complete full suite of tests
  • Hospital-acquired infections – including C. difficile and MRSA
  • Medication errors – including incorrect dosage or wrong medicine
  • Failure to refer patient – for crucial further tests or for specialist opinion
  • Neglectful care by staff – commonly leading to issues such as bed sores which can then go on to cause infection, blood-poisoning (septicaemia), cellulitis or gangrene

    Surgical mistakes – including: 

  • Performing surgery without double-checking suitability or explaining risks
  • Performing the wrong operation or operated on the wrong body part
  • Causing nerve or organ damage during surgery
  • Leaving foreign objects in the body
  • Causing infection through poor theatre hygiene
  • Injecting too much/little anaesthetic

How do I know if I have a claim for GP and Medical Negligence?

Sadly, from time to time, mistakes are made and the results for the patient involved can be life-changing. When medical staff have been negligent in their Duty of Care they must be held to account, and those who have suffered as a result of their negligence are fully entitled to receive compensation.

At BRM Legal we can help you if you have suffered the consequences of receiving sub-standard care within a Hospital (including the Accident & Emergency Department) or from your GP Practice.

Get in touch or make a claim by phoning: 0845 838 7089 or by filling out the form below:

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Making a Claim

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. additional medical costs, extra childcare, rehabilitation, travel to appointments etc.).

As well as confirming whether you have been the victim of Hospital or GP Negligence, we can also give you an indication of the kind of compensation payment you may be likely to receive.

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 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.

How long will it take to receive compensation?

This depends on the individual circumstances of the 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 any kind of 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.

 

Hospital and GP Negligence

Our team have a huge amount of experience in the field of Hospital and GP 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 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.

Focussed On Your Needs

What should I do now?

If you think that you have been failed by members of the medical profession and you or your child has suffered as a result, then 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

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