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Healthcare Negligence Claims
Most people will receive medical treatment in a healthcare setting at some point during their life, and while the majority of the care we receive is of a high standard, mistakes can happen that have a long-lasting impact. If this happens due to poor treatment or malpractice you may be entitled to compensation.
The healthcare negligence solicitors at JMW are greatly experienced in helping individuals to successfully make a claim against the NHS for the pain and suffering they have endured following negligent treatment in a healthcare setting.
Our clinical negligence department is headed by leading lawyer Eddie Jones. The team includes members of the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors panel and members of the Law Society’s specialist panel for clinical negligence.
Speak to our expert team about your situation today by calling 0345 872 6666 or allow us to call you back at a more convenient time by completing an online enquiry form. We offer a free, no-obligation conversation, which can help you to better understand the next steps you should take, as well as no win, no fee representation.
How JMW Can Help
Our specialist team of healthcare negligence solicitors have helped individuals who have suffered negligence in a wide variety of medical settings, including:
- Mental health facilities
- Nursing homes
- GP surgeries or health centres
Any negligence or malpractice taking place in these settings can lead to long-term health problems for patients. Therefore it is essential that the consequences of any mistakes are recognised and prevented from happening again in the future.
We can take on cases on a no win, no fee basis, which means you are not placing yourself at financial risk if your case should not progress.
Why Making a Claim is Important
Making a compensation claim is often the only means of rectifying the damage that has been caused by the negligence of a medical professional.
By suing the NHS and claiming compensation, you are not only better able to cope with the injuries you have sustained, but you are also compensated for any other financial losses incurred as a result of the mistakes made. These losses can be many and varied, and can include money lost due to being unable to work for a period of time - or not being able to return to your previous job at all.
Is There a Time Limit on Healthcare Claims?
Legal proceedings must be started within three years of the date you first knew, or could reasonably be expected to know, that something had gone wrong with your medical treatment.
Usually, this is quite soon after you have received the treatment, but occasionally it will not become obvious that an injury has long-term consequences until months or years later.
- If the claimant is under 18, the three-year time limit only expires on his/her 21st birthday
- For some people under a legal disability (for example, those who lack mental capacity ), no limitation period applies
- If someone has died because of negligence, the three-year time limit runs from the date of death
These time limits are strictly enforced by the courts and only in exceptional circumstances will a judge exercise discretion to allow a case to be brought “out of time”.
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If you have suffered because of healthcare negligence, contact JMW by calling 0345 872 6666 or complete our online contact form. Our clinical negligence lawyers work for clients nationwide and will handle your enquiry without any initial cost or obligation. We can also provide no win, no fee agreements.