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Making a Claim for Medical Negligence

June 18, 2020 Personal Injury Claims

When you, or someone you love, suffers from ill health, you place your trust in the hands of a medical professional. It is of utmost importance that any professional acting in a medical capacity must fulfil their duties to the highest standard. It is imperative that the care you receive is of a standard which meets the care required. Unfortunately, this duty of care is not always fulfilled to the requisite standard. When you, or a loved one, suffers pain and suffering as a result of this negligence, it may be time to seek legal advice with regards to obtaining compensation.

The effects of medical negligence can vary massively. Cases range from mild to severe. Examples of medical negligence can include;

This list is not exhaustive, and Jones Whyte’s Personal Injury solicitors can advise whether you may have a case. To succeed in a claim for medical negligence, we must be able to prove that the treatment provided was below the appropriate standard of care. This standard is judged by the standard of other medical professionals working in the same field. In order to ascertain whether you have a claim for medical negligence, we will seek an expert opinion from at least one medical professional. Claims for medical negligence can be complex, therefore a report from a medical expert is always necessary.

As with other personal injury actions, you have three years to make a claim for medical negligence. In the case that an individual is unaware of the pain and suffering caused by negligence for some time after the treatment, the three year time limit starts from the date they realise the treatment they received is linked to the suffering they are experiencing. We recommend that you get in touch with Jones Whyte as soon as reasonably possible if you think you or a loved one has suffered as a result of medical negligence.

At Jones Whyte, our solicitors will handle your case with the utmost respect and professionalism. With years of combined experience, our solicitors are aware of the sensitive nature of We are on hand to support you in as many ways as we can. We make it our mission to secure the compensation you deserve.

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