Medical Negligence Claims
If you are thinking of making a claim for clinical negligence, we have the experience and expertise to provide you with free guidance to help you consider the available options.
Whilst in the care of medical practitioners, you would expect patients to be taken care of to the highest of standards. However, on rare occasions, things go wrong and patients can suffer what could be called a medical ‘accident’. This could be due to a failure to diagnose a particular condition or an unacceptable delay in diagnosing it or due to poor treatment (for example, an operation performed negligently). If any injury sustained was due to the requisite lack of care or to incompetent treatment, you may be entitled to claim for medical negligence compensation.
What sorts of medical negligence claims are there?
There is a wide range of possible circumstances in this area, but types of claim can include:
- Birth injury and cerebral palsy claims
- Brain injury
- Cauda equina syndrome
- Delay or failure in diagnosing serious medical conditions
- Dental negligence
- Hospital claims
- Spinal injury leading to paralysis
- Sterilisation failure
- Surgery claims
- Vasectomy failure
Free clinical negligence enquiry
Moray Claims (at Grigor & Young LLP, Moray) will assess your potential medical negligence claim free of charge and without obligation. You can call us on 01343 544077 or send us a Free Online Enquiry regarding your medical negligence query – and let us explain your legal options to you.
How Moray Claims can assist you with a claim for clinical negligence
The law regulating medical negligence is complex and it is unusual for any claim in this area to be straightforward. You need a solicitor with experience of these claims and the required expertise but also someone who is sympathetic and efficient.
At Moray Claims we have years of experience in dealing with all kinds of medical negligence claims and clinical negligence compensation claims.
How much will it cost to claim?
In most cases – nothing. Moray Claims does not believe the individual who has suffered already should have to pay to recover compensation for their injuries and expenses. Therefore, you usually do not need to pay for our services. Whilst many claims companies and solicitors will make an additional charge for their services, we try our best not to do that. Click to see the section on claims process for details of how this works.
What a client says…
I developed oral cancer as a result of failures by my dentist as a result of which I had to have part of my tongue removed and undergo radiotherapy.
I also lost my sense of taste. Many of my healthy teeth were damaged during the course of radiotherapy.
I had heard it was hard to prove claims such as these and very few solicitors would take on medical negligence claims. The main benefit to me in making a successful claim through Grigor & Young was making the medical profession “admit” that people such as me should be treated with respect and not treated as if they are stupid, which is how I felt.
I appreciated the fact that Mr Brash treated me kindly and with respect and believed in me throughout the process, which made it all more bearable. I felt the service from G&Y was helpful; I felt listened to and treated with understanding.
We should not let the people that wrong us time and time again – and get paid vast amounts for doing it – get away with it.
My claim settled by negotiated agreement after the raising of a court action. I received my compensation in full, without deduction. I would like to say a big thank you. Justice has been served with the help of the dedicated team at G&Y.
Medical negligence claims are generally more complex than other types of personal injury claims.
It’s worth doing some background reading to understand the differences and complexities. These articles should help:
- The biggest problem with medical negligence claims.
- The cost problem with medical negligence claims (and ways to get round it).
- How – in a medical negligence case – you may prove breach of duty but still lose your claim (because you can’t prove that the negligent failure by the medical professional caused your injury).
- Why the Scottish case of Montgomery -v- Lanarkshire Health Board is probably the most important UK medical negligence case of the last 30 years.
Let us help you clarify your rights and chances of claiming successfully.
If you would like Moray Claims’ specialist Medical Negligence Solicitors to help you with your claim please call us on 01343 544077 or send us a Free Online Enquiry and we will get back in touch with you as quickly as possible.
We are here to help you from 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday and between 9am-4pm Friday.