If you or a loved one has suffered from sub-standard or negligent medical treatment, you may be able to claim compensation. You will normally have three years from the date of the alleged negligence in which to either conclude the claim or issue proceedings in a Court in England or Wales.
Some clinical negligence cases are concluded without the need to issue court proceedings. Even if proceedings have to be issued, there is usually a period of negotiation between the parties before taking this step.
Duncan Lewis Solicitors have an experienced and dedicated clinical negligence team who will fight for each and every client. The team aims to maximise compensation and to make the claims process as quick and simple as possible.
Damages can be “general” and “special”. “General Damages” is the term used to describe the compensation that you will recover for your injuries, pain, suffering and any long-term consequences arising from your injuries. “Special damages” are losses arising from the negligence for example, loss of earnings, overtime pay or holiday entitlement or damage to your property. You may also be able to claim for the cost of travelling expenses to hospital and other medical expenses. Your solicitor will advise you in respect of all possible claims, including any claim in respect of the time that your family spends looking after you.
If the injuries that you have sustained our life changing injuries, you may be able to claim for, among other things, special adjustments to your home or future loss of earnings or cost of care. Our team of experienced clinical negligence lawyers will be able to advise you and will work to ensure that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.
If you feel that you have been subject to substandard or negligent medical treatment, please contact us for a no obligation, confidential discussion about your case on 02031141309.