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Why choose Thompsons Solicitors for your medical negligence claim?

Most medical and nursing treatment in the UK is of a high standard and delivered by dedicated professional health service staff we're lucky to have and grateful to the NHS for delivering it. However, they work to tight deadlines and budgets and mistakes can and do, happen.

Medical negligence, or clinical negligence, refers to a breach of duty by a healthcare professional that leads to the avoidable harm of a patient. Types of medical negligence include birth injuries like cerebral palsy, brain and head injuries, amputations, fatalities, surgical errors, prescription errors, spinal injuries, faulty products and misdiagnoses.

If you have been injured as a result of medical negligence, it is important to get expert support as quickly as possible. Here are a few reasons why you should trust Thompsons medical negligence solicitors with your medical negligence claim:

  • We use litigation proactively and creatively to make sure that you get immediate financial support if it's possible, and the maximum conversation for your future care needs
  • Since 1921, we have always supported the injured and refuse to act for those defending compensation claims and insurance companies
  • Our dedicated team includes some of the UK’s best medical negligence solicitors who are members of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme and Action Against Medical Accidents’ (AvMA) referral panel
  • Our campaigns, such as #PatientsBeforeProfits, shows that we are more than just another law firm seeking compensation for injured people. We are a campaigning law firm seeking justice for our clients and fairness for anyone injured. 

If you are looking to make a medical negligence claim, contact our medical negligence solicitors today on 0800 0 224 224 or complete our online claim form. Our initial assessment and advice is free of charge, so get in touch to see how we can help you.

What you need to know about medical negligence claims

What is a medical negligence claim?

A medical negligence compensation claim is a legal process initiated by someone who feels they have been harmed due to the negligence of a healthcare professional. The claimant in a medical negligence compensation claim seeks to prove the care the patient received was below the standard reasonably expected of the practitioner and that their negligence directly caused them harm and suffering.

A medical negligence claim aims to secure financial compensation from those responsible for medical negligence. If you have been injured as a result of negligent treatment, you may be able to get medical negligence compensation.

Clinical negligence is a highly specialist area so it is important that your solicitor has specific experience in this field. You will be best using a medical negligence lawyer, like those at Thompsons, to act for you because not only is the work specialist, but clinical negligence claims are always fiercely defended. The clinical practitioner or authority that you will be claiming against will be defended by experts and you need to have equal specialist advice.

How do I make a medical negligence claim?

While medical negligence claims are complex, getting support and advice about starting a claim from our medical negligence solicitors is simple. If you believe you have been the victim of medical negligence, take a few minutes to fill in our no obligation, online claim form. One of our medical negligence lawyers will get back to you within 24 hours. Alternatively, call our experts on 0800 0 224 224 for an initial discussion with no obligation.

A preliminary step that has to be taken before a medical negligence claim can be made is for there to be a formal complaint to the relevant hospital or healthcare provider. The feedback they provide, after investigating your complaint, is often key to building a case. If you haven’t already done this then our experts can advise you on how to do so, free of charge and with no obligation.

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