What is a medical negligence claim?

Medical negligence is where a medical expert such as a GP, hospital doctor, private doctor, dentist or cosmetic surgeon have made a mistake while treating you or while you were under their treatment which affects you physically, mentally or both.

If you realise or think you have been medically neglected then you should consult a solicitor as soon as possible for advice on what to do next.

How do you make a medical negligence claim?

Medical negligence claims can be very tricky to deal with. If you are unsure of what to do it’s a good idea to speak to a solicitor who specialises in medical negligence claims.

At Precision Solicitors, we have many experts who look after medical negligence claims and will strive to get you the compensation you deserve.

Are there time limits to make a medical negligence claim?

It’s recommended to make a claim within 3 years to avoid further disappointment. The sooner you make the claim, the easier it will be to get hold of your medical files, locate the doctor or surgeon in question, ask for extra information if necessary and more.

Like everything in life, over time, people come and go, companies and organisations close, making the pursuit a medical negligence claim more cumbersome and tricky.

Children: you can make a claim on behalf of your child anytime before they turn 18. Once they turn 18, they would have to make a claim themselves and they have up to 3 years to do this. If the negligence happened when they were 10 years old, they would still have 3 years from turning 18 to make a medical negligence claim.

Mental injuries: if someone is mentally unable, there is no time frame to make a claim.

Typical medical negligence claim types

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Hospital negligence
  • Dental negligence
  • Birth injuries
  • GP negligence claims
  • Care home claims

Have you experience medical negligence – would you like to claim?

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