Medical & Clinical Negligence claims are different from Personal Injury claims in that they require you, the person who is making a claim to prove two separate things: that the healthcare professional failed to carry out their responsibilities (Fault) & that this is what caused you to be in the position you are now in (Avoidable Harm).
Fault: You may hear your Medical Negligence Lawyer talk about a ‘breach of duty’. This simply means that, for the type of treatment you received, your care fell below the standard expected of a reasonably competent and skilful specialist. In other words, they failed to treat you in the way you could reasonably hope to be treated.
Avoidable Harm: This is also called ‘causation’. It means that you need to show that the negligent care (rather than the underlying condition) caused you harm. This may sound relatively easy, but it can be difficult, particularly when someone was already ill. Your Medical Negligence Lawyer may recommend that you obtain a report from an independent medical expert to help prove these two issues; and we will be able to arrange this for you.
No Win, No Fee Medical Negligence Claims
95% of our Clinical & Medical Negligence Claims are funded through a Conditional Fee Agreement, more commonly known as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.
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