Clinical Negligence Solicitors in Manchester

Clinical Negligence Solicitor Manchester

Enduring inadequate or negligent treatment can impact one’s health and overall quality of life. Serious injuries – even death – can be a direct result of incorrect treatment and a lack of proper care from the health professional. PR Scully, an experienced specialist firm of clinical negligence solicitors in Manchester, boasts a proven track record of effectively assisting clients with their medical negligence claims and securing compensation.

It is reasonable to expect healthcare professionals to provide care without complications. While many individuals may enter a hospital or clinic, receive a diagnosis, and depart without incident, when things do go awry, it is natural to question whether the patient suffered from clinical or medical negligence at the hands of the healthcare provider. Our team of medical negligence solicitors in Manchester stands ready to ask these questions on your behalf and help distinguish between medical accidents and medical negligence.

In instances when there are grounds to suspect fault on the part of the medical professional, it is advisable to seek legal counsel from specialist medical negligence solicitors to determine whether a claim should be pursued. With the assistance of our medical negligence experts, you can navigate the process of making a claim with the best legal firm.

At PR Scully, we recognise the challenges you are facing. We assist our clients with empathy and understanding and have the complete trust of our clients when dealing with their claims. Our dedication to achieving justice is unwavering: securing the compensation you are rightfully entitled to with your claim.

Contact us today by calling 0161 768 317 or requesting a callback through our website.

Understanding Medical Negligence

Medical or clinical negligence, commonly known as medical malpractice, occurs when healthcare professionals deviate from the accepted standard of care, resulting in harm or injury to a patient.

This erroneous treatment represents a breach of the duty owed by the healthcare provider to the patient, where the medical care provided falls below the expected level of competence.

Such breaches can manifest in various forms, including misdiagnosis, surgical errors, or medication mistakes. To establish a case of medical negligence, the patient must demonstrate that the actions or omissions of the healthcare professional directly caused harm, resulting in damages. This underscores the necessity of expert legal advice for your legal claim. The expertise of a medical negligence team is crucial in gathering evidence and determining the best course of action in complex cases.

Legal proceedings and settlements often involve the engagement of independent medical experts who assess the standard of care or provide expert testimony. Successful cases typically result in compensation covering medical expenses, lost wages, and endured pain and suffering.

Examples of Negligence and Malpractice

Medical treatments are governed using strict rules and regulations. Deviations from these standards can lead to unnecessary pain, suffering, or harm. 

Examples of medical negligence that may occur:

  • Incorrect or delayed diagnosis
  • Surgical errors
  • Negligent aftercare
  • Medication errors
  • Failure to explain potential risks or alternatives.

Although the vast majority of medical procedures proceed as planned, in some instances clinical negligence may result in life-changing injuries, organ failure, brain injuries, or neurological damage. Whether they operate in the private sector or the NHS, medical professionals are expected to adhere to a set of guidelines. Failure to follow these guidelines allows medical negligence lawyers to be prepared to pursue your clinical negligence claims.

All you need to do is contact us at 0161 768 317 or request a callback, and we can schedule a free initial consultation in Manchester.

How to Make a Claim for Medical Negligence

When initiating a medical negligence compensation claim with PR Scully, our firm’s expert lawyers guide clients through the process. The team evaluates the situation, provides professional advice, and offers support throughout the claims process. The first step is to contact us so our legal experts can arrange a free initial consultation in Manchester to review the details regarding the malpractice and the organisation responsible.

Once our expert team of medical negligence solicitor(s) have reviewed all the information, they can commence a medical negligence claim.

What Can I Claim for?

A clinical negligence claim can encompass various areas, including:

  • Spinal injuries
  • A serious injury (brain injury)
  • Dental negligence
  • Fatal injuries.

Any example of clinical or medical negligence is worth contacting our Manchester medical negligence team.

Further Complications: Inadequate care may necessitate additional treatments. PR Scully conducts a comprehensive review of medical records and arranges examinations by medical experts to pursue compensation for ongoing challenges. This may include injuries that have worsened an existing condition, leading to further medical care.

Emotional Distress: The emotional toll of medical negligence can result in emotional distress alongside physical harm. The firm ensures that the impact on mental well-being is considered in every claim.

Additional Expenses: Clients may claim for prescription expenses, medical bills, travel costs, and other associated expenses. PR Scully meticulously evaluates each case to ensure that every financial loss related to the incident is accounted for.

What Happens if I Cannot Work?

Recognising that clients may be unable to work (due to their injuries) during their medical negligence cases, PR Scully’s medical negligence team promptly submits requests to secure interim compensation payments. The firm ensures swift approval and disbursement of interim payments, prioritising clients’ financial stability during the claims procedure.

How Much Can I Claim?

The compensation in a medical negligence claim depends on the extent of physical harm, emotional suffering, and the impact on livelihood and loved ones. PR Scully guides clients through the compensation levels and provides transparency on legal costs, offering a ‘no win, no fee’ arrangement to mitigate financial risks.

Costs of Making a Claim in Manchester

We understand that the financial risk of making a claim can be daunting for many people. In many instances, individuals who have suffered medical negligence feel they cannot afford to engage medical negligence lawyers.

At PR Scully, we offer a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement, ensuring that clients with a viable medical negligence claim can afford legal representation. The firm provides legal representation on a no win no fee basis, ensuring that we are compensated only if the case is successful. If we cannot recover all our fees during a successful case, we may ask clients to contribute some fees from their compensation, often referred to as a success fee. We cap any charges at a maximum of 25% of their compensation while maintaining transparency about our legal costs.

It is important to note that when making a medical negligence claim, there may be a need for additional medical reports. These reports are not covered, but the payments can be deferred until after the case has been settled. Our medical negligence team in Manchester can establish a post-case payment policy, where the premium is covered even in the event of an unsuccessful case, or assess whether household insurance will cover it.

Leading Clinical Negligence Solicitors in Manchester

PR Scully, based in Manchester, is one of the foremost law firms in the North West of England. Our areas of expertise include personal injury and medical negligence claims. Established in 1999, the firm serves clients throughout the UK, recovering over £6 million annually in compensation.

With a dedicated staff, expert solicitors, and personal injury lawyers, PR Scully provides comprehensive advice, transparency on legal fees, and unwavering support during your medical negligence claims. Best of all, you don’t need to visit our Manchester office to seek legal advice or benefit from our service.

Contact us from anywhere in the UK to determine whether you should pursue a medical negligence claim today.

P R Scully & Co Solicitors Limited

166 Chaddock Lane,



M28 1DF

0161 768 3175