Everyone has the right to receive good medical care when they seek treatment and help. On occasion, when this care falls short of the reasonable standard required and you suffer loss or injury, you may be entitled to bring a claim for compensation for medical negligence.
This can be as a result of something that has been missed, harm that has been caused to you or a mistake that has been made in your care. You can expect to receive damages for the pain and suffering that you have experienced as well as the loss in your quality of life and any financial losses you have incurred.
At IBB Claims, our expert medical negligence solicitors in Chesham represent individuals in bringing cases of all types. We understand that you may not find it easy to start a claim and we always do all we can to reduce the stress involved and make the process as simple as possible for you.
We have exceptional expertise in the sector and are also dedicated to providing outstanding client care and service.
Our medical negligence solicitors in Chesham are able to provide no win, no fee representation, meaning you can bring a claim without financial risk to you. If your claim is successful, we would expect the other party to pay for your legal costs.
Our team have a successful track record in respect of winning substantial compensation for our clients.
Our medical negligence solicitors in Chesham 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 and Negligence
Speak to our medical negligence solicitors in Chesham
We understand that bringing a medical negligence claim can be daunting and if you ask us to act for you, you can be sure of our support throughout. We will keep you updated as to the progress of your case and make sure we answer all of your questions along the way.
Our advice will be clear and we will give you our honest opinion of your claim and of any offers of compensation that you receive.
Why choose IBB Claims for a medical negligence claim in Chesham
At IBB Claims, we have solicitors with expertise across the full range of medical negligence issues, meaning we can provide the specialist help you need to successfully pursue a damages award.
We will spend time with you getting to know what happened and the extent of your injuries, as well as giving you bespoke advice, tailored to your unique circumstances. We will deal with as much work as we can on your behalf, making the process as stress-free as possible.
Our free initial consultation is designed to give you the opportunity to explore the process and ask any questions you may have. We can let you know what steps we will take on your behalf and how your case is likely to progress. It is also a chance for us to give you any reassurance you need in respect of any concerns you have about your claim. As well as legal expertise, we are known for the level of client care we provide, making sure that we look after you throughout.
We are able to take your case on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, also referred to as a conditional fee agreement. This means that you will not need to pay any legal fees, should your claim not be successful.
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How we can help you to claim medical negligence compensation
Assessing whether you are owed medical negligence compensation
When you first contact us, we will arrange an initial discussion and go through your case with you. We will need to establish that there has been negligence on the part of your medical practitioner in breach of the duty of care they owed you. We will also need to demonstrate that you have suffered injury or harm as a result of this.
Our medical negligence solicitors in Chesham will work with you to build a solid case, putting together evidence of what has happened as well as medical details of your injuries. We will also include information regarding any financial losses you have suffered, such as loss of earnings, for which you should be compensated.
Negotiating out of court settlements for medical negligence
We are often able to negotiate an out of court settlement based on the information and evidence we put together, meaning you will not need to attend court. Our team are known for their strong negotiating skills and in around 90% of the successful claims we make on behalf of clients, we are able to settle without the need for a court hearing.
If your case is likely to be lengthy, we can also request interim payments to provide financial support for you during the claims process.
Representing you at court for a medical negligence claim
If your case is not settled by negotiation, for example, where we do not believe that adequate compensation has been offered, your claim will be heard by the court. We will work with you to ensure you are thoroughly prepared and we will make sure that you are represented by a medical negligence expert.
FAQs about medical negligence
How long will my medical negligence case take?
This will depend on how severe your injuries are and how long they are likely to take to heal. You may be advised to wait to see what happens over time, to make sure that you receive sufficient compensation for issues that may be ongoing in the future.
When we speak to you initially, we will be able to discuss the potential time your claim may take.
Can I bring a medical negligence claim against any healthcare provider?
Yes. It is not necessary for your treatment to be from the NHS for you to bring a claim – you are entitled to claim against anyone who has breached their duty of care to you during medical care or treatment. This can include during private nursing, dentistry or cosmetic procedures.
Can I bring a medical negligence claim on someone else’s behalf?
Yes. Where someone has died or is unable to conduct their own case, you can represent them in bringing a claim for compensation. You can also represent a child in bringing a claim on their behalf.
What are the time limits for medical negligence?
The usual time limit for starting a medical negligence claim is three years from the date on which you realised that your care was negligent and that you knew that it had caused you injury or harm.
In respect of a child, the three-year period starts from the date of their 18th birthday.
Where an individual does not have the mental capacity to bring a claim on their own behalf, a time limit does not apply. If they subsequently do become able to manage their own affairs, the three-year limit will start from that time.