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Clinical Negligence Solicitors Leicester

Clinical Negligence solicitors Leicester

Clinical Negligence solicitors Leicester

Clinical/Medical Negligence

 

When you visit a healthcare professional for advice or treatment you have the right to assume that the procedure will take place without complication. Whilst largely healthcare professionals do an excellent job, unfortunately sometimes they make mistakes and those mistakes can have very serious consequences. Our clinical negligence lawyers in Leicester can help.

People in the healthcare profession have a duty of care for the treatment or advice they provide to their patients. If they provide you with substandard treatment or wrong advice then you may be able to bring a claim for compensation.

A clinical negligence claim can be brought against the NHS, a General Practitioner, a Dentist, private healthcare institutions and any other medically qualified individual who provides advice and treatment.

Aside from the physical injury you may have suffered as a result of clinical negligence, the emotional distress can often be overwhelming accompanied with the feeling of being let down by medical staff you had placed your trust upon.

Your dedicated lawyer understands the extent of those feelings and will work with you to ensure that your desired outcome is achieved.  We will take the time to listen to you, to understand what has happened and how this has affected you and your family.  We will speak to you to ascertain what is important to you and what you want to achieve by pursuing a claim. We will undertake all of the necessary initial investigations to assess whether you have a viable claim against your treating medic.  We will carefully explain each and every aspect of the legal process and be there for you, to answer any questions or queries you may have.

In order to prove a clinical negligence claim, it will be necessary to : –

  • Prove that the treating medic owed you a duty of care and that they failed in that duty;
  • Prove that there is a link between that failure and the symptoms you have experienced;
  • Gather sufficient evidence to prove the extent of that injury, the impact it has had upon you and the consequences of the same.

We have access to a wide ranging network of experienced experts who are able to review medical records and provide an opinion in relation to the level of care provided and whether this caused additional injury to you.  They will advise what should have happened and what the outcome should have been.

Our team of lawyers have extensive experience in dealing with a wide range of cases of clinical negligence, including : –

  • Late diagnosis of cancer
  • Anaesthetic awareness
  • Failure to diagnose and treat an injury
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication dispensing errors
  • Failure to obtain appropriate consent
  • Failure to advise of potential risks of surgery
  • Injuries during childbirth, to the mother and/or to the baby
  • Failure to identify and treat dental issues
  • Failure to refer for further investigations
  • Inadequate assessment

The NHS Complaints Procedure requires the patient, or someone on their behalf, to write to the treating clinician or NHS Trust, setting out their complaint and requesting an investigation.  This in itself can be quite daunting and most lawyers will ask that you undertake this initial work yourself, before they are able to consider a claim.

Here at Josiah Hincks, given our detailed knowledge and experience, we are able to prepare the initial letter of complaint, at no cost to you, ensuring that the full particulars of your complaint are detailed within the letter and that appropriate direct questions are asked with a view to securing a meaningful response which will then help us decide how to proceed with your claim.

If successful, your claim for clinical negligence will include compensation for the injuries arising from the actual negligence; loss of earnings, including a future loss if you are unable to continue to work due to your injuries; travel and medical expenses; the cost of future care and rehabilitation; adaptations to your home or purchasing a new bespoke home; and specialist equipment.

Our Specialist Solicitors:

Andrew Eagle
Steven Mather
Sheila Valand
Peter Millward
Vickki Ridgway
Joe Matharu
Trainee Solicitor
Harborough
Ed Liddell
Trainee Solicitor
Market Harborough