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Specialist Medical Negligence Solicitors

Pursuing a medical negligence claim is not as straightforward as pursuing other types of personal injury claims. So, it’s important to find a specialist solicitor who has expertise in medical negligence claims which encompasses both legal and medical knowledge. If a medical procedure has gone wrong and you have suffered an injury as a result, BTMK are here to help you. We have a team of experienced medical negligence solicitors who will take the time to understand your problems. We want to ensure that you get both the answers and compensation you deserve.

Our team of expert solicitors have experience in handling all kinds of medical negligence cases, including birth injuries/cerebral palsy, dental negligence, fatal accidents/inquests, cancer misdiagnosis, cosmetic surgery and injuries arising from failure of diagnosis and treatment. In medical negligence cases, we offer a free initial meeting and assessment of your case and no win/no fee arrangements if we can pursue the claim on your behalf.

As one of the UK’s leading medical negligence law firms, our team of specialist solicitors know how to make a positive difference to your life and will fully support you throughout the claims process.

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FAQs

Will a Medical Negligence Claim Affect My Ongoing Treatment?

A medical negligence claim should never affect the quality of any ongoing treatment you are receiving. Many of our clients are still receiving ongoing medical treatment whilst we’re investigating their claims; in the majority of cases, this doesn’t affect the quality of care they receive. If you have concerns about your treatment throughout your claim, we would encourage you to tell us directly where we would be able to advise you on your options. 

Who Can I Bring a Medical Negligence Claim Against?

A medical negligence claim can be brought against any medical professional who owes you a duty of care. This might be your GP or the medical staff at an NHS or private hospital. There are also other medical professionals who could owe you a duty of care; these can include, Pharmacists, Dentists, Midwives and Community Nurses. If you feel that you have been provided with poor medical treatment that has caused you injury, then you could have a claim. 

Will My Medical Negligence Claim Go To Court?

Every claim has the potential to go to court. But, the majority of cases are resolved without going to court even when proceedings have already commenced. Courts generally encourage the early settlement of medical negligence cases. There will be plenty of opportunities to negotiate settlement of your claim. Still, in the unlikely scenario that it goes to trial, our team of medical negligence solicitors will ensure that you have the support you need throughout the process.

How Long Does a Medical Negligence Claim Take? 

The length of time it takes to bring forward a successful medical negligence claim varies on a case to case basis. This is because cases of this nature entirely depend on individual circumstances. They are complex and require thorough investigation. At, BTMK solicitors, we are specialists in medical negligence claims, and we are dedicated to providing our clients with all the support and assistance they need throughout the legal process. If we are able to assist you with your medical negligence claim, we will always strive to bring you the best possible outcome. 

How Do I Know If I Have a Claim for Medical Negligence?

If you have suffered an injury that has been caused by medical or clinical negligence, then you might be able to claim compensation. In order for us to bring forward a claim, we need to prove 2 simple things. Firstly, we need to show that a medical professional has made an error that could have been avoided. Secondly, we must then prove that the error directly caused your injury.  

Is There a Time Limit on Bringing a Claim Forward?

It’s important to seek legal advice as soon as possible after you have received medical treatment or as soon as you become aware you have suffered an injury as a result of a medical error. This is because medical negligence claims must be brought forward within 3 years. In the scenario where you are not aware that you have suffered an injury, the time limit will run from the date that you became aware of it. 

Can I Make Claim on Behalf of a Person Without Mental Capacity?

If a person lacks the mental capacity to bring a claim in their own right, they will need someone to bring the claim on their behalf. The person who brings the claim is known as their “Litigation Friend”, and any settlement reached on behalf of a person who is lacking mental capacity will need to be approved by the Court. 

Can I Make a Medical Negligence Claim Against The NHS?

The NHS is known for providing a vital public service which most people have a good experience with. Unfortunately, this leads to some people having concerns about bringing medical negligence claims against the NHS. However, the medical negligence experts at BTMK believe that those who have suffered an injury as a result of their neglectful practices need to be held accountable for their actions. 

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Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

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Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

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Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

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