If you have suffered because of medical negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
We know that feeling let down by medical professionals who you trusted can have a psychological impact, as well as the physical damage you may have suffered. Don’t worry, we can help.
Anyone who has suffered as a result of medical treatment can potentially bring a claim. Whether the claim is for hospital negligence, GP negligence, negligent chiropractic or cosmetic treatment, a pharmacy error or a dentist’s mistake – it may be possible for you to bring a claim.
In order to prove a medical negligence claim for compensation, you must be able to show that:-
If we agree to investigate your potential claim, we would instruct independent medical experts to comment upon the above points.
To bring a medical claim you must succeed on both “liability” and “causation” as set out above. To assess the strength of any medical claim we will need the following information:
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If you have a potential claim arising from a medical mistake then there are many options available to fund your case.
“No Win, No Fee” (Conditional Fee Agreement)
We are able to offer a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) funding on most, but not all, cases. We can act under this arrangement where we are satisfied that any potential claim has sufficient prospects of success.
Community Legal Service public funding (previously known as Legal Aid), is still available for some medical negligence cases – generally, those cases involving babies who sustained an injury during or immediately prior to delivery. If you are eligible, then the case may cost you nothing to pursue. Harding Evans is one of the very few Gwent-based firms able to undertake legally aided medical negligence claims.
Legal Expense Insurance
Some home contents/car/credit card insurance policies offer legal expenses insurance to fund a solicitor to take legal action on your behalf. This can mean that your case can be pursued at no cost to you.
If you are a member of a Union, sometimes the terms of your membership will include free legal cover.
We may be able to carry out some investigation for a fixed fee. Contact us to discuss your private funding options.
Generally, legal action in a potential medical negligence claim must commence within three years of you receiving treatment, although there are certain circumstances where this may not be the case: