Negligent Medical Care
When you or a loved one are in need of serious medical care, it is likely to be one of the most important and worrying moments of our lives. It is vital that the medical professional overseeing your care is able to deliver all of their services with the utmost adherence to their expected duty of care. Whilst it is always possible that mistakes can be made or unavoidable circumstances can arise, there are also times when a health professional provides poor or substandard medical care that moves into the realm of medical negligence.
If you were to suffer medical care that could be classed as negligent, and that negligence caused you a clearly identifiable level of pain, injury or loss as a result, then you may have a case to explore a claim for medical negligence.
Been Let Down are a trusted specialist medical negligence Solicitors who have been providing legal support and advice to clients of poor and negligent medical care for many years. We have a wealth of experience in this field, and would encourage you to get in touch with us to discuss the details of your situation.
How Do I Know if I Have a Valid Claim?
We will try and make an assessment for your claim. The first step after you have contacted us is that we discuss with you the areas of possible negligence. The reason for this is that it allows us to examine the specifics of your case and the chances of a successful legal claim. Should we believe that your case clearly qualifies as medical negligence and its worthy of investigation, and that it is within the valid time period, then we will look to move forward with your claim. This will mean that we will apply for your medical records. This gives us the best chance of assessing your case properly. We will need to instruct an independent Doctor to assess whether the standard of care as fallen below that of a reasonably competent medical Doctor.
For a medical negligence claim to be successful, it needs to be shown that the standard of care provided to you fell below that of a reasonably competent Doctor. We also need to provide evidence that whatever negligence occurred has led to identifiable pain, loss or injury, which can be challenging if a patient had existing injury or illness. It needs to be proven that the negligence has worsened the existing situation, but there are many acts that can qualify as negligent, including:
- Clinical misdiagnosis
- Injury due to malpractice
- Inaccurate or unnecessary amputation
- Death of a loved one due to negligence
- Unsuccessful surgery due to negligence
- Progression of illness due to delayed diagnosis
How Much Would it Cost to Claim?
If we assess that your claim has a legitimate chance of success, then in most cases we can offer a CFA, which stands for Conditional Fee Agreement, and is more commonly known as a “No Win No Fee” claim. This will be discussed with you during our initial telephone conversation.
So, if you would like to speak to one of our team of experienced medical negligence Solicitors, then call us on 0151 5561839. There is also the option to request a callback on our website www.beenletdown.co.uk, or complete our online claims form, which we will then look over and respond to.