While most times, medical procedures are conducted without issues, occasionally mistakes can be made by someone responsible for your care, which could have caused harm. Some types of clinical negligence that could occur are:

  • Surgical mistakes, which could cause an internal injury, infections or excessive scarring.
  • Not getting your full consent for treatment.
  • Not briefing you on the risks involved in a procedure.
  • Delay in spotting conditions, which are due to the professional’s negligence.
  • Prescribed the incorrect medication.
  • Medical misdiagnosis, or late diagnosis of a condition.

These mistakes are unlikely to happen on purpose, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t claim compensation for something that can have a huge impact on your quality of life. At MJW Law, we’re here to help, with experts in clinical negligence, we’ll get you the compensation you deserve.

If you’re based in and around Manchester and have been a victim of clinical negligence, contact our expert team today. The types of clinical negligence we’ve had cases of include:

Speak with us.

As experts in clinical negligence claims, we can provide advice and assistance to successfully claim for any mistake or negligence, that has led to a loss on your part.

Your claim is evaluated.

When we assess your case, we’ll evaluate the party that is at fault and the consequences of their actions to understand your case and whether you have a claim.

We negotiate your claim.

We have a long history of winning compensation for the victims of medical negligence – through negotiated settlements and in formal court proceedings. We’ll work with independent medical experts who can offer specialist technical advice and, if necessary, give evidence in court on your behalf, to successfully win your case.

Frequently Asked Questions For Clinical Negligence

Can I make a clinical negligence claim on behalf of someone else?

In most cases, claims for injury must be made by the person who has been affected by the negligence. However, there are certain situations where you can bring a claim on someone else’s behalf. For example, if the person who’s been affected is under 18, the person doesn’t have the mental capacity or the victim of negligence has passed away, the claim can be brought by another person.

How long do I have to make a clinical negligence claim?

Usually, the limitation date for a clinical negligence claim is three years after the negligence for most cases. However, there’s a couple of caveats to this limitation. If the patient were a child at the time of the care or treatment, the deadline would be their 21st birthday. The other caveat is that if the patient was an adult but did not have the mental capacity to conduct litigation at the time of the treatment. The deadline would be three years after capacity is regained.

What happens if the medical professional denies liability?

If there is a denial of liability, a clinical negligence solicitor will ensure you are examined by a medical expert to assess and determine the harm your suffered and decide on the balance of probabilities that the medical professional in question is responsible for the harm made. In some cases, while the dispute is being settled, you might be able to receive an interim payment, so that you can start to rebuild your life while the rest of your compensation is being negotiated for you.

How much compensation could I get from a Clinical Negligence claim?

As with any successful application, the amount of compensation will depend on many factors, including:

  • How much pain or suffering you felt
  • How much of your earnings you have lost from this negligence and how much of your future earnings you have possibly lost out on
  • Whether you have dependents will impact on the amount of compensation you are likely to receive

At MJW Law, you can talk to our expert solicitors to talk you through your options and how much compensation you would be expected to receive based on your clinical negligence claim.

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