We are all entitled to receive the highest quality care from medical professionals, such as nurses, doctors, surgeons and dentists. Unfortunately, mistakes can happen and, when they do, this could lead to you suffering an injury or other harm.
When a patient suffers an injury at the hands of a medical professional, this is commonly referred to as medical negligence. If you or a member of your family have suffered negligent medical treatment, you will likely be left with ongoing financial, physical and/or emotional consequences.
At IBB Claims, our expert medical negligence solicitors in Reading can offer you the assistance you need to launch a compensation claim for medical negligence. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal advice and representation to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve and to help you get your life back on track.
Our medical negligence solicitors in Reading are able to provide no win, no fee representation, which means that you will be able to receive all the support you need, regardless of your individual financial situation.
We have a strong track record of success in successfully securing compensation for victims of medical negligence and have a wealth of combined expertise in various matters.
Our medical negligence solicitors in Reading have expertise in matters related to:
- Ambulance & Paramedic Delays
- Birth Injury
- Cancer Misdiagnosis
- Cosmetic Treatment Claims
- Delayed Cancer Diagnosis
- Delayed Diagnosis
- Delayed Treatment and Surgical Errors
- Dental and Orthodontic Negligence Claims
- Eye Injury and Ophthalmology Claims
- GP Negligence Claims
- Gynaecology and Reproductive Organs Claims
- Hospital Acquired Infection Compensation Claims
- Hospital Negligence Claims
- Medical equipment failures
- Medication and Prescription Errors
- Nursing Negligence
- Psychiatric Injury Claims
- Reproductive organs
- Sodium Valproate and Foetal Valproate Syndrome
- Spinal Injury and Cauda Equina Claims
- Surgical Errors & Negligence
Speak to our medical negligence solicitors in Reading
If you are unsure about bringing forward a medical negligence claim, our medical negligence solicitors in Reading offer a free initial consultation. Here, we can discuss the details of your situation and give you a realistic idea as to how likely you will be to make a successful claim.
Why Choose IBB Claims for a medical negligence claim in Reading?
At IBB Claims, our team of experts have a broad range of expertise with years of experience supporting individuals to claim compensation following instances of medical negligence.
We treat all of our clients as individuals, so will take the time to understand your situation and tailor our advice and guidance to maximise the chances of achieving a positive result. Our team also make sure to keep the entire claims process as straightforward as possible, which means you can be sure you will always be kept in the loop on the progress of your case.
When you come to us to discuss pursuing medical negligence compensation, we are able to provide a free initial consultation where we can discuss your situation and your chances of achieving a positive outcome.
We can offer our clients a conditional fee agreement for medical negligence cases (commonly referred to as ‘no win, no fee’). This means that you do not have to worry about paying our legal fees if your claim happens to be unsuccessful.
Among our team, we have members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), The Spinal Injuries Association and Headway.
As a firm we are ranked by legal director Chambers and Partners, while Simon Pimlott and Malcolm Underhill are both top ranked.
In 2021, Chambers reported:
“Leading personal injury team working on complex contested liability matters. Houses particular strength in brain injury litigation, with further experience acting for cyclists and passengers on RTA claims. Active across an enviable breadth of cases, with particular visibility on historic abuse cases. Further experience includes acting on group litigation.”
"I found them great at leading me through the minefield of personal injury claims."
"He [Malcolm Underhill] was very good at keeping in touch and explaining everything to me."
"He [Simon Pimlott] has an empathetic manner which clients find reassuring."
In 2021, Legal 500 reported:
“Simon Pimlott is a thorough and intellectual solicitor with an empathetic manner with clients. Exceptionally goodod with clients with mental health problems.”
“Simon Pimlott is pragmatic. He is exceptional in his level of empathy for clients, and is able to navigate thorny cases with aplomb.”
“Simon Pimlott is simply outstanding.”
How we can help you to claim medical negligence compensation
Assessing whether you are owed medical negligence compensation
When we speak to you during your initial consultation, the first priority will be to establish whether you are likely to be owed medical negligence compensation. It must be proved that you were owed a duty of care by a clinical professional, this duty was breached and that this resulted in a negative outcome for your health.
Our medical negligence solicitors in Reading can work with you to collect and review all relevant evidence on your behalf, which could include medical records, independent expert opinions and witness testimony.
From here, we can assess the relevant factors that will determine the level of compensation you are entitled to claim for medical negligence. This will be affected by the financial and non-financial impact that medical negligence has had on your life.
Negotiating out of court settlements for medical negligence
Where appropriate, our medical negligence experts will engage in negotiations and look to settle your claim out of court. If successful, claims can be resolved faster and with less stress for yourself.
We can also help to secure interim payments of compensation where you need financial support to pay for rehabilitation care.
Representing you at court for a medical negligence claim
It may be necessary to take a medical negligence claim to court to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled. Where this is the case, our team will provide robust representation to ensure that your claim is handled the right way from start to finish. Fortunately, over 90% cases we successfully settle are resolved without our clients having to go to court.
FAQs about medical negligence
How long will my medical negligence case take?
It is not easy to predict exactly how long an individual medical negligence claim will take. Every case is different, which means there is no specific timescale for settling a claim.
Generally speaking, the more serious the injury, the longer a case will take to resolve. This is because it is important to understand the full effects of the injury, which can often only be established after treatment and rehabilitation.
Can I bring a medical negligence claim against any healthcare provider?
Yes, a medical negligence claim can be brought against any health professional or the organisation they work for. This is irrespective of whether your treatment was provided by the NHS or by a private healthcare provider.
Can I bring a medical negligence claim on someone else’s behalf?
Yes. If a loved one has died or has lost the capacity to make a claim themselves, it is possible to bring a medical negligence claim forward on their behalf.
What are the time limits for medical negligence?
Under normal circumstances, you will have three years to start a medical negligence claim.
This time limit starts from the date when:
- You became aware that the treatment you received was negligent; and
- That this has resulted in harm to your health that could have been avoided with proper treatment
There are some exceptions to this rule.
The three-year time limit does not apply to under 18s. It only comes into effect after their 18th birthday.
It also does not apply to adults who do not have the mental capacity to make their own decisions. The time limit will only apply if and when they regain mental capacity.