Entrusting a medical professional with caring for yourself or a loved one is a key time in any person’s life. The vast majority of medical services are completed with the utmost professionalism and adherence to expected standards, but it can be damaging when those standards are not met. If you feel that you have received substandard care, and it’s caused significant loss, pain or injury, you may have cause to pursue a medical negligence claim. To explore this further, it’s important to find a trusted medical negligence solicitor in London, or, like here at Been Let Down, based elsewhere but with nationwide reach.

Time Frames on Medical Negligence Claims

You should be aware that when you have a potential negligence claim against a medical professional, there is a certain time limit within which it must be made. Individuals have three years to make their claim for compensation from the moment they discover they may have been the victim of medical negligence. For this reason, ensure that you keep records of any procedures, dates and issues, as they will be very helpful to your solicitor. It will help the solicitor to make a decision about the likelihood of a claim’s success and could also save them time when gathering evidence at a later stage.

Who Can Be Subjected to a Medical Negligence Claim?

Anyone who works in the medical industry could be subject to having a negligence claim made against them. Medical professionals have a legal duty of care to patients and if they act in a negligent manner, they are liable to face legal action. Medical negligence claims apply to medical professionals in roles including:

  • Family Doctor
  • Surgeon
  • Dentist
  • GP
  • Medical Consultant or Specialist
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Presenting Your Claim to a Solicitor

When you contact a medical negligence solicitor to pursue a claim in London, the solicitor will ask you a number of questions about your potential claim, and it’s very important to answer the questions truthfully. Here at Been Let Down, our highly experienced solicitors will be able to assess the potential negligence and to determine the likelihood of a successful claim and what form the legal action should take.

Once you have informed your solicitor about the details surrounding your claim and it’s been decided the claim should go ahead, our solicitors would request any necessary evidence from your doctors. Things like x-rays and medical notes will be required to prove that the events took place and whether the medical professional acted negligently. Our solicitors will represent you with the utmost professionalism and care.

How Much Will a Medical Negligence Solicitor Cost?

As negligence solicitors who can provide legal services in London, here at Been Let Down we usually offer a ‘no win no fee’ arrangement. Known as a CFA, which stands for Conditional Fee Agreement, this takes the form of a pre-determined percentage of any compensation won, agreed to by both client and solicitor.

This means that if your claim is not successful, you will not incur any financial costs, which is beneficial to you as the client. It also means that if we determine your claim is unlikely to be successful, we can avoid wasting the time of all parties concerned and incurring unnecessary costs to anyone involved. If you would like our assistance exploring this further, you can do this by phoning 0151 5561839, requesting a callback on our website for a time that suits you, or filling out our online claims form, which we will then reply to.

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