At some point in our lives most of us hand the responsibility for our health to a medical professional. We are often at our most vulnerable and we put our total trust in the expertise of a professional such as a doctor, surgeon or nurse.
Most of the time the care and treatment is excellent and of the highest quality but sometimes things go wrong and it might be that your care or treatment has fallen below the standard expected of a reasonably competent and skilful specialist in that particular area of medicine.
Each type of medical professional will have their own standard, whether it is a GP, nurse, doctor or surgeon. If something has gone wrong and this is because of poor treatment or an error, you may be able to make a claim for any pain and suffering caused.
Our NHS and those who work in it are the envy of the world but inevitably where there are budget cuts, lack of staff and doctors, nurses and surgeons working long and challenging hours, mistakes sometimes happen. The rules apply equally to the private sector.
Medical Negligence Solicitors
If the outcome of treatment is not as expected or complication arises, it is not always the case that someone has been negligence or made a mistake. So whether it is a GP, hospital doctor, nurse, whether NHS or private, let our team of clinical negligence experts advise you on whether you can make a claim.
These claims are usually far more complex than other personal injury claims because you still have to show that the negligent care is the cause of your pain and suffering rather than the condition you may have gone into hospital for in the first place.
Medical or clinical negligence cases are therefore often highly specialised and technical and it is very important you use an experienced lawyer in this field to advise you and pursue your claim.
Tollers have the experts to support and advise you on making the claim.
Making a claim isn’t just about compensation and holding those responsible to account. You and your family will also want to make sure lessons are learnt and raise awareness of where things need to be improved so that the same thing does not happen to other patients.
You should not have to do this on your own. Tollers can help you with negotiating the medical negligence minefield with a team of expert lawyers to fight on your behalf.
These specialist claims can take some time to investigate and formulate and carry a greater risk of failure. Sometimes therefore the cost of making the claim can be more than any compensation you might receive. We will always give you clear and straightforward advice on all cases so that you can make an informed decision on whether to pursue a claim.
If you do decide to pursue a claim we can act for you on a risk free ‘No-Win, No-Fee’ basis.
To talk to Tollers about a clinical negligence claim, get in touch.