Medical/Clinical Negligence Claims
We are lucky enough that in the UK we benefit from some of the best medical care in the world. However, medical professionals can make mistakes, with serious consequences.
If you have suffered as a result of poor medical care, it can be difficult to know where to turn. Our experienced team of expert Clinical and Medical Negligence Solicitors have a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of this complex area of law, and can give you the support and legal advice that you need.
Medical or Clinical Negligence claims must by law be started within three years of your injury/loss or the date when you first discovered that your injury/loss was as a result of the negligent treatment you received. It is therefore crucial to obtain expert legal advice as soon as possible after the clinical or medical negligence took place.
'No Win No Fee' Medical Negligence Solicitors
At Garratts Solicitors, the majority of Clinical or Medical Negligence claims we deal with are conducted on a 'No Win No Fee' Agreement. This means that there is no financial risk to you. Full details will be provided to you during your first appointment.
Your first appointment will usually be at one of our six offices, either at Oldham, Ashton, Stalybridge, Radcliffe, Worsley or Newton Heath, Manchester. We can also offer a home or hospital visit for people who cannot attend our offices.
Making a Medical Negligence Claim
A successful Medical or Clinical Negligence claim will only be achieved if you can prove two things:
- Fault - or in legal terms Breach of Duty.
- Avoidable Harm - or in legal terms Causation.
In order to prove these two points we will need to obtain a supportive Medical Report from an Independent Medical Expert and we will arrange this for you at the appropriate time.
Clinical or Medical Negligence claims can take time, sometimes years if the case has to go through to a final contested Court hearing. Garratts Solicitors will ensure that things are done thoroughly to give your claim the best chances of success and the length of time the case can take should not deter you from making a Clinical or Medical Negligence claim.
You might be worried about having to go to Court. This is not always necessary. In fact the vast majority of our cases are settled early on and are more regularly settled soon after the opponent has received a copy of our independent medical expert report.
By making a claim for Medical or Clinical Negligence, you are not only getting the financial help you need to get your life back on track but, by drawing attention to the issues, you may also help prevent the same thing from happening to someone else.
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