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Medical Negligence Claims

If you have suffered as a result of poor or negligent medical treatment, it can have a major impact on your health and your quality of life. PR Scully are leading personal injury lawyers with a proven track record of helping clients win medical negligence compensation claims.

When you go to hospital or have medical treatment, you expect the best outcome. Most people are accurately and promptly diagnosed and treated without complications. However, in cases where issues arise, it is right to ask questions about your treatment. If proper care was not given due to negligence and you’ve suffered as a result, a medical claims solicitor at your side can help you get the best results in a claims case.

At PR Scully we deal with 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 to find out more about the next steps in your injury claim.

What is Medical Negligence?

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

It involves a breach of duty owed by the healthcare provider to the patient, where the care provided falls below the expected level of competence. 

This breach can take various forms, such as misdiagnosis, surgical errors, or medication mistakes. To establish a medical negligence case, the patient must demonstrate that the healthcare professional’s actions or omissions directly caused the harm, and damages resulted. 

Legal proceedings and compensation settlement cases often involve separate medical experts who assess the standard of care or provide expert testimony. Successful cases usually result in compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Some examples of negligence and malpractice

Stringent rules and guidelines dictate when and how medical treatment should be provided, and doctors, hospitals, and healthcare professionals have a duty to adhere to these regulations. 

Here are some areas where medical negligence can occur, leading to unnecessary pain, suffering or harm:

  • Incorrect or delayed diagnosis
  • Failures during surgical procedures
  • Delay in treatment or surgery
  • Negligent aftercare
  • Avoidable infection after an operation
  • Medication and prescription errors
  • Pregnancy or birth injuries
  • Failure to explain potential medical risks and complications or failure to inform you of reasonable alternative treatment options.

As a result of medical negligence or malpractice, you may suffer from loss of earnings, be left with a disability, and even worry about becoming a burden to your family. You may experience emotional distress, and very often there is an effect on families as well as the individual.

At PR Scully we have years of experience dealing with medical malpractice and medical negligence cases, and we can help you get the best outcome for your compensation claim. 

Get in touch today by calling 0161 768 3175 or contact us via our website.

Leading medical negligence solicitors

PR Scully is a UK law firm based in Manchester, specialising in personal injury and medical negligence claims. The firm was founded in 1999, and we annually recover over £6 million in compensation for our clients. 

At the core of our success is our dedicated staff, our most valuable asset. From our initial interactions with you, an expert in the relevant field will diligently assist you. Once the claims process is initiated, a qualified personal injury solicitor will assume comprehensive responsibility for your case all the way until its resolution.

We will advise you on whether you have a claim and how much compensation you could receive, and provide all the knowledge and understanding individuals need to navigate this difficult time. 

We will explain the legal process fully, advise on time limits for making a claim, and support you throughout the process. We deal with our clients with compassion and sensitivity, and our commitment to seeking justice is unwavering: 100% of the compensation you rightfully deserve.

Get in touch today by calling 0161 768 3175 or contact us via our website to learn more about compensation for medical negligence claims Manchester and whether you have a lawsuit or claim.

How to claim for medical negligence

When you make a claim with PR Scully, we use our expertise to guide you through the whole claims process, from start to finish. This begins with advising you who to claim against. 

Many general practitioners and hospitals have a formal complaints procedure. In many cases, our clients have already been through the entire complaints process before turning to us.

Regrettably, we have never encountered a situation where the complaints procedure has ended with the GP or hospital accepting full responsibility.

When the standard complaints channels fall short, turn to PR Scully for personalised attention and expert-level advice on our medical negligence claim. Our team will start by assessing whether your situation warrants a claim and then will offer you our professional guidance and support throughout the process if you decide to proceed.

Get in touch today by calling 0161 768 3175 or contact us via our website to find out more about becoming a client with PR Scully.

Can you sue the NHS for medical negligence?

Yes, 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 outsources certain diagnostic procedures and treatment to the private sector, for example sending patients to private hospitals for scans and x-rays.

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 negligence or have budgeted for the cost of paying compensation when things go wrong because of their negligence. 

We will provide comprehensive guidance on the types of entities to claim against after thorough discussions with you, offering insights into the intricacies of what went wrong and how. 

Will I need to go to court to claim medical negligence?

While many compensation claims are settled out of court, especially when dealing with insurance companies for settlements, medical negligence compensation claims can go to court.

You can trust PR Scully to navigate your claim with expertise and dedication, explaining what you can expect at every stage and what your options are. If your claim does go to court, you will have the support of leading injury solicitors by your side, supporting you through every stage of the process.

Get in touch today by calling our phone number 0161 768 3175 or by filling out the online contact form on our website to get advice from one of the legal experts on our team about the course of action for your claim.

How can I get the treatment I need?

Medical negligence can often lead to additional complications necessitating further surgery. In some cases, the effects can be life-changing. If you find yourself in need of additional operations, you have the right to seek financial compensation for these challenges.

At PR Scully, we take proactive steps by facilitating a thorough review of your medical records and arranging an examination of your condition by a medical expert. This process involves an assessment of the area or areas of your person that may require further treatment. The doctor will then make an evaluation of the type of treatments or surgical interventions that could address and improve your needs. The examination can also be used as evidence in your claim. 

Trust us to get the best results in your case, and pursue the compensation you rightfully deserve.

Get in touch today by calling 0161 768 3175 or by filling out the online contact form on our website for a consultation with an attorney about our services.

Can I be compensated for emotional distress?

Suffering serious medical conditions, such as amputation, breast cancer, or brain injuries, can be deeply distressing. Patients also suffer emotional distress when a medical error occurs in childbirth, whether it is the mother or the child that has suffered birth injury through negligence during the birth.

It is possible to be compensated for the stress and anxiety resulting from medical negligence, either during your own medical treatment, or someone else’s. If an error in treatment has resulted in the death of a loved one, it is possible to make a claim on their behalf.

As part of your claim, we ensure that the impact on your mental well-being is duly considered, offering avenues for compensation that encompass not only the physical but also the emotional aspects of your ordeal. 

Your peace of mind matters, and at PR Scully, we strive to secure comprehensive settlements that acknowledge this.

Get in touch today by calling 0161 768 317 or request a call back via our website to tell us about your experience of medical mistakes, and learn whether our lawyers can secure you the right legal result.

How much compensation can be gained?

When you make a compensation claim for medical negligence, the amount of compensation you can gain is affected by the extent of your physical harm, emotional suffering and the impact on your livelihood and loved ones. It can also be impacted by how far the care you received deviated from the standards expected by medical practitioners.

We will guide you through the levels of compensation that you can expect for medical negligence and the likelihood of success for your case. 

We will also provide 100% transparency of legal costs in pursuing your claim. If you’re not able to pay for legal costs and expenses we offer no win no fee representation to our clients (see more below).

What happens if I cannot work?

We understand that you may be unable to work as a result of your injuries or illness, and may need to rely on family and friends more than usual. In these circumstances, you may have to delay paying important household bills or struggle to financially support children and other family members.

PR Scully will submit immediate requests for interim payments on behalf of our clients. In many cases, insurance companies or trusts may attempt to prolong the process, even when acknowledging their negligence. At PR Scully Law Firm, we tirelessly push for swift approval and disbursement of interim payments. We are committed to ensuring that delays do not hinder your path to just compensation.

Get in touch today by calling 0161 768 3175 or contact us via our website to get professional help navigating the next step of the claims process from one of our attorneys.

What other expenses can I claim for?

You can claim for additional prescription expenses, medical bills, travel expenditures, and the expenses associated with aiding your recovery can all be included in your claim. In instances of negligence, the costs of necessary care can be substantial and extend over a prolonged duration. 

At PR Scully, we meticulously evaluate your case to ensure that every aspect of your financial loss related to the incident is considered for recovery. 

Contact us to get expert advice from a PR Scully lawyer about your rights as a patient, and to learn the amount you could win in a settlement.

How much will it cost to make a claim?

Recognising that our clients may face financial constraints, we offer the option of a conditional fee or ‘no win, no fee; agreement. Under this arrangement, we undertake all necessary legal work, and our fees are contingent upon the success of the case. Working on a no win no fee basis means that we invest significant effort in cases, even if they don’t result in compensation.

In the event of a successful case where we cannot recover all our fees, we may request clients to contribute some fees from their compensation, often referred to as a success fee. To safeguard our clients, we cap any charges at a maximum of 25% of their compensation, ensuring transparency and fairness. 

Expenses for medical reports

It’s important to note that the Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) doesn’t cover expenses like medical reports. To address this, we explore the possibility of your household insurance’s legal expenses covering these costs. In cases where such coverage is unavailable, we offer solutions such as arranging a post-case payment policy, where the premium is covered even in the event of an unsuccessful case. 

This approach ensures that clients don’t bear the risk of losing and having to cover legal costs. At PR Scully, we prioritise your peace of mind throughout the legal process.

Get in touch today by calling 0161 768 3175 or contact us via our website for more information from a specialist solicitor in our offices about representation as a victim of medical negligence.

Get in touch with PR Scully today

If you have suffered as a result of medical negligence or malpractice, you could be entitled to thousands of pounds in compensation. 

We have extensive experience as medical negligence solicitors in England and Wales. We are a leading Manchester medical negligence law firm, serving clients throughout the UK, from Liverpool to London. Trust us to fight on your behalf.

Make an enquiry with our legal specialists  0161 768 317 or  request a call back today.

P R Scully & Co Solicitors Limited

166 Chaddock Lane,

Worsley,

Manchester,

M28 1DF

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