Clinical Negligence Solicitors in Manchester

Medical Negligence Solicitor Manchester

Have you or a loved one suffered harm or injury due to medical malpractice or negligence? Has poor medical treatment adversely affected your life or your family? 

If the answer is yes, a top-rated medical negligence solicitor in Manchester like PR Scully can help you gain the right compensation and justice for injuries or loss.

PR Scully are expert medical negligence solicitors representing clients throughout Greater Manchester, Liverpool, the North West and all around the UK. We have years of experience successfully supporting clients in personal injury and clinical negligence claims. Each year we secure more than £6m in compensation for our personal injury clients. 

Contact us today if you want to seek legal advice about medical accidents, or if you have suffered medical negligence and want to make a compensation claim.

Call our Manchester medical negligence team today on 0161 768 3174 or use our enquiry form – click here.

We can represent clients on a no win no fee basis and are well known for our expertise in the field of injury claims in the Manchester area and throughout the North West. If you or someone you love has suffered as a result of clinical negligence, please get in touch with the legal specialists at PR Scully negligence solicitors in Manchester today.

What are Medical Negligence Claims?

Medical negligence refers to a situation where a medical professional or a medical institution fails to provide the appropriate standard of care to a patient, resulting in harm or injury.

This can be doctors, surgeons, GPs, dentists, pharmacists, nursing staff or other medical professionals, as well as NHS trusts, hospitals and clinics.

When medical professionals’ actions – or their failures to act – fall outside the accepted standard of medical practice and duty of care, and this leads to negative outcomes for you as a patient, you may have a medical negligence claim.

If injury, disease or even death has occurred as a direct result of a health professional’s actions, or their lack of proper care, then you may have a case for clinical or medical negligence.

As a leading negligence lawyer in Manchester, we can advise you on how much your compensation claim for damages could be worth. We offer a free initial consultation, and if you decide to claim compensation, you can do so on a ‘no win no fee’ basis with our firm of specialist solicitors, meaning that you won’t pay legal fees if you do not win the case. 

As our client, you’ll have our full professional support throughout your claim if you decide to pursue a lawsuit.

Have you experienced medical negligence? Contact PR Scully negligence lawyers offices in Manchester. You can also phone us on 0161 768 3174.

What are the types of medical negligence?

Medical negligence, often also referred to as clinical negligence or GP negligence, can take many forms. Here are some examples of medical negligence, many of which we have dealt with directly as negligence attorneys in Manchester.

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis: When a healthcare provider fails to identify a patient’s medical condition (delayed diagnosis), or diagnoses it incorrectly, leading to delayed treatment or incorrect treatment.
  • Surgical errors: Surgical mistakes made during surgery, such as operating on the wrong body part, leaving surgical instruments inside the patient, or making a surgical error during the procedure.
  • Medication errors: Administration of the wrong medication, incorrect dosage, or failure to consider a patient’s allergies, existing condition, or other medications, resulting in adverse effects.
  • Birth injuries: Injuries to the newborn or mother during childbirth due to medical mistakes or negligence, which can lead to brain injury, cerebral palsy or spinal injuries.
  • Failure to obtain informed consent: When a healthcare provider does not properly inform the patient about the risks, benefits, and alternatives of a medical procedure, and the patient suffers harm as a result.
  • Lack of follow-up care: Neglecting to provide appropriate post-treatment care or monitor a patient’s progress after medical procedures.

If you or a family member have had experiences that resemble the medical negligence example above, please get in touch with us about representation. We will review your records and evidence and can advise you about the causation of your illness or injuries, liability and possible settlements.

Get in touch with our Manchester office to discuss your medical negligence claim today. Call 0161 768 3174 for more information about our services.

How our law firm in Manchester can help you

Experiencing sub-standard medical care can have serious consequences, leading to brain injuries, organ failure, amputation and even death. There are very strict rules and guidelines that doctors, hospitals and all healthcare providers MUST follow as to when and how medical treatment should be given.

PR Scully are specialist medical negligence solicitors who can advise you of the best course of action and explain the claims process in detail to you in a free initial consultation. 

We’ll enlist independent medical experts to consult on your medical negligence claim and let you know how much your compensation claim is likely to be worth. 

We abide by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and handle all our cases with sensitivity and professionalism. Clients value our service not just for our legal knowledge and expertise, but for our in-person support and attention during difficult circumstances.

Contact our clinical negligence team today on 0161 768 3174.

Medical negligence: Who could I claim against?

You can claim against the NHS Trust, the hospital that provided the pre and post-operative care and the medical staff. Very often now the NHS outsource certain diagnostic procedures and treatments to the private sector.

We will take the time to speak with you and discover who is responsible for the negligence and who needs to pay you compensation. In general, all the parties listed above will have insurance covering them for their medical negligence or have budgeted for the cost of paying medical negligence compensation when things go wrong.

We also cover dental negligence at our Manchester office, if you’ve experienced poor standards of care from a dentist. We can answer all your questions about time limits for negligence claims.

Have you got a clinical negligence claim? Contact PR Scully Manchester medical negligence solicitors to start your claim today. Call 0161 768 3174.

What will it cost to make a medical negligence claim?

Because we understand that our clients may not be able to pay for legal costs upfront, we usually give our clients the option of a conditional fee or ‘no win no fee’ agreement when you work with us as your medical negligence solicitors.

That means that we will do all the necessary work and will only be paid if the case is successful. Sometimes, that means that we will do a lot of work on medical negligence cases where we do not end up being paid if there is no settlement. So we assume all the risk in these cases.

If we do win the medical negligence case but cannot recover all our fees, we ask clients to pay for some of our fees from their medical negligence compensation. Some firms call this a success fee. We always agree to limit any charges to our clients to a maximum of 25% of the amount of their medical negligence compensation.

No win no fee medical negligence solicitors Manchester – contact us today. Call 0161 768 3174.

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Medical negligence claims FAQs

Below are answers to questions that our Manchester medical negligence team frequently get asked by people considering making claims against a doctor, NHS trust or health professional.

What if I have complained and they say it wasn’t their fault?

Sadly, in the vast majority of situations we’ve experienced as medical negligence experts, it’s rare for the complaints procedure to conclude with the GP or hospital accepting full responsibility.

Whether you have been through the internal complaints procedure or not you can still speak to our medical negligence team. We will always be happy to take the time to discuss what your concerns are and to offer our assessment as to whether you may be able to bring a clinical negligence claim.

Can I get the treatment I need?

Often the medical negligence suffered has caused additional problems which require further treatment.

We will arrange for your notes to be reviewed and for you to be seen by an independent medical expert. One of the things they will consider is what treatment or surgical intervention you could have to improve your current problems. Rehabilitation may also be an important next step.

What if I have suffered emotionally?

Often the trauma of things going wrong can cause stress and anxiety. It is also possible to be compensated for this within your medical negligence claim. People may even find they’ve experienced harassment or bullying at the hands of the practitioner or institution they are bringing a case against.

We act as your partner in this type of instance, offering vital support and expertise to deal with the matter.

Can you help if I cannot work because of negligence?

Whether you are self-employed or an employee, suffering from medical negligence can affect your earnings. You may be experiencing pain or other symptoms as a result of negligence. 

We fight hard to secure interim compensation payments for our clients as quickly as possible, especially where Insurers or Trusts try to delay making these (even where they accept responsibility for their medical negligence). 

Will I have to go to court?

Because medical professionals are covered by insurance, it’s usual that settlements are reached before the matter goes to court. If however your case does proceed to court, we will provide you with the best level of professional legal support as your attorney.

What about other expenses I have had?

You may also have additional prescription or other medical costs as well as travel expenses and the cost of helping with your recovery. These can all be recovered within your claim. Sometimes the cost of care needed following medical negligence is significant and can be for a long period of time. We will assess your case and discuss this with you.

Leading medical negligence lawyers in Manchester

Book a call back with us today to discuss your medical negligence claim in more detail and how likely you are to secure compensation.

At PR Scully Solicitors, our specialist areas are personal injury and medical negligence claims. We are medical negligence experts and can advise you on every aspect of your case – from how much your claim may be worth, how long it will take and what to expect from the claims process. We have experience supporting clients through clinical negligence claims.

Get in touch with us today using the contact details below to start your claim with leading negligence solicitors in Manchester.

Contact PR Scully medical negligence lawyers in Manchester about negligence claims today.

How to find us

P R Scully & Co Solicitors Limited,
166 Chaddock Lane,
M28 1DF