Medical Negligence

Spencers Solicitors are specialist lawyers offering a range of medical negligence services. Please view the links below for more information and get in touch online or call us on 08000 93 00 94 and let us know what happened.

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All medical professionals, from general practitioners to surgeons owe their patients a duty of care to ensure that they receive the correct treatment in a suitable manner.

But unlike many other professions, a single mistake from a medical practitioner can have drastic consequences for the patient involved. A breach of this duty may entitle you to make a claim for medical negligence.

How can I prove Medical Negligence?

In order to establish medical negligence there are two hurdles to overcome:

  • Firstly you have to show that the care provided fell below the standard of a reasonably competent medical professional.
  • Secondly, if breach of duty is established, the next step is to establish Causation. This means establishing that it was the treatment that caused the damage, which would not have otherwise occurred. In medical cases this is often the most difficult part of the claim to establish.

Medical (or clinical) negligence covers a broad range of medical errors, misdiagnosis or low standard of care. Below is a list of the more common negligence cases we deal with:

Making a Medical Negligence Claim

Clinical negligence claims, due to their complexity can take time to investigate and settle, and like most personal injury cases an independent medical assessment is often needed.

Proving that the medical professional or the institution accused was at fault and directly negligent for your injuries has its difficulties. You can read our guide to proving Medical Negligence which details the general process and the initial steps of complaining.

We want to help you overcome the difficulties you face after suffering from medical negligence by making a compensation claim on your behalf.

Call us today on 08000 93 00 94 to discuss your claim with one of our advisors, or if you prefer, complete an Online Claim Enquiry and we'll call you back. We will discuss your case with you and give you professional advice on whether we can assist you in making a medical negligence compensation claim.

We are expert medical negligence solicitors in Chesterfield, helping clients locally and across England and Wales. Call today for advice.

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