Death Due to Medical Negligence
The loss of a loved one is the most painful experience that any person can go through. While it is something that will meet each one of us at some point in our lives, with modern medical care it is a moment that we hope will be met as rarely as possible. Losing someone under any circumstances is difficult enough, but knowing that a loved one may have died due to the negligent actions of a medical professional is truly devastating.
Amidst the grief and confusion of these most painful situations, it can be difficult to make sense of what has happened, but if you get a sense that the loss of life was due in some measure to negligent care from a medical professional, it may be that the appropriate course of action is to explore a claim for medical negligence.
If you pursue a claim for negligence in this context you will more than likely than not bring the claim pursuant to the fatal accidents act.
Who Can Be Subject to a Claim?
There are variety of different roles within the medical profession, and it is important to distinguish who is accountable for the failings that contributed to the loss of life so that you do not pursue the wrong person or damage the chances of claiming against the correct medical professional. In terms of who is liable to a claim of medical negligence, the following roles are included:
- Medical Consultant or Specialist
This is not an exhaustive list, but these medical professionals are most commonly cited in cases of medical negligence. We are deeply sensitive to the complex and tragic nature of cases involving loss of life, so we are keen to make sure that the claim is thoroughly explored so that you are fully supported and that only the correct medical professionals are identified in any claim.
How Much Would it Cost to Claim?
If we consider that your claim has merit, we will investigate the claim. The claim will be brought on behalf of the estate of the deceased. Will we need to obtain the deceased medical records.
We also offer to pursue to the claim on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis subject to certain criteria being met. This is also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement, and allows you to pursue the claim against the medical professional or hospital without putting yourself under major financial pressure.
How Do I Get in Contact?
It is worth getting in contact as soon as you can, given the time limits that exist on fatal accident and medical negligence claims. There is usually a time limit of three years from the date of death, however this can sometimes be different.
If you wish to pursue a claim, you can call our office on 0151 5561839 to speak to one of our team. You can also visit beenletdown.co.uk to request a callback for a time that suits you, or to complete our online claims form, which we will then reply to.