Clinical Negligence Solicitors Manchester

Enduring poor or negligent medical treatment can affect one’s health and quality of life. PR Scully, a prominent clinical negligence solicitors based in Manchester, boasts a proven track record of successfully assisting clients with their medical negligence claims and winning compensation.

We expect a health professional to complete our care without complications. Many people can go into a hospital or clinic, get diagnosed, and leave without complications. However, in situations where something goes wrong, it is understandable to ask whether or not the patient suffered from clinical or medical negligence at the hands of the healthcare professional. Those are the questions our Manchester medical negligence solicitors team is ready to ask for you and help distinguish between medical accidents and medical negligence.

In cases where there is reason to believe the medical professional is at fault, you should seek legal advice from specialist medical negligence solicitors and see if you should put in a compensation claim. With the help of the right medical negligence experts, you can navigate the compensation claim process.

At PR Scully, we understand what you are going through. We aid our clients with compassion and sensitivity, and our commitment to seeking justice is unwavering: getting you 100% of the compensation you rightfully deserve.

Get in touch today by calling 0161 768 317 or request a call back via our website.

Understanding medical negligence

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

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

Such breaches can manifest in various ways, including misdiagnosis, surgical errors, or medication mistakes. To establish a case of medical negligence, the patient must illustrate that the actions or omissions of the healthcare professional directly caused harm, leading to resulting damages. This is why expert legal advice is a necessity for your legal claim. The expertise of a medical negligence team is vital when gathering evidence and deciding what is the best course of action during complex cases.

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

Examples of negligence and malpractice

Stringent rules govern medical treatment, and deviations from these standards can lead to unnecessary pain, suffering, or harm. Some types of medical negligence that may occur include incorrect or delayed diagnosis, surgical errors, negligent aftercare, medication errors, and failure to explain potential risks or alternatives.

Although the vast majority of medical procedures go according to plan, in some instances clinical negligence may lead to life-changing injuries, organ failure, brain injuries, or neurological injury. Whether they work in the private sector or the NHS, medical professionals have a set of guidelines to follow. When those guidelines aren’t followed, medical negligence lawyers are ready to submit your clinical negligence claims.

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

How to claim for medical negligence

When making a medical negligence compensation claim with PR Scully, our firm’s expert lawyers guide clients through the entire process. The team assesses the situation, offers professional guidance, and provides 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 check the details regarding the malpractice and the organisation responsible.

Once our medical negligence solicitor(s) have looked at all of the information, they can begin to make a medical negligence claim.

What can I claim for?

A clinical negligence claim can cover a range of different areas. These include:

Further complications: a lack of proper care can lead to the requirement for additional treatments. PR Scully facilitates a thorough review of medical records and arranges examinations by medical experts. The goal is to pursue the compensation needed for ongoing challenges.

Emotional Distress: the emotional impact of medical negligence can lead to emotional distress alongside physical harm. The firm ensures that the impact on mental wellbeing is duly considered in every claim.

Additional Expenses: clients can claim for prescription expenses, medical bills, travel costs, and other associated expenses. PR Scully meticulously evaluates each case to ensure every financial loss related to the incident is considered for recovery.

What happens if I cannot work?

Understanding that clients may be unable to work due to injuries while their medical negligence cases are ongoing. At PR Scully, our 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 process.

How much can I claim?

The amount of 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

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

At PR Scully, we offer a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement, ensuring clients who have a viable medical negligence claim can afford legal aid. The firm does this by providing legal representation on a no win no fee basis, ensuring that we get paid if we win the case. 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 being transparent about our legal costs. 

It is important to remember that when we make a medical negligence claim, there may be a need for extra medical reports. These reports aren’t covered, but the payments can be delayed until after the case has been settled. Our medical negligence team in Manchester can set up a post-case payment policy, where the premium is covered even in the event of an unsuccessful case, or check to see if your household insurance will cover it. #

Clinical Negligence Solicitors in Manchester

Leading clinical negligence solicitors in Manchester

PR Scully, based in Manchester, is one of the leading law firms in the North West of England. Our specialist areas of knowledge 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 take advantage of our service.

Contact us from anywhere in the UK to see if you should submit a medical negligence claim today.

P R Scully & Co Solicitors Limited

166 Chaddock Lane,
Worsley,
Manchester,
M28 1DF
0161 768 3175
info@prscully.com

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