If you have suffered an injury due to medical negligence by a healthcare professional you must contact Adam Law Solicitors immediately. Bringing a claim against an NHS Trust or private hospital can be a daunting process, especially if you are recovering from a serious illness or injury. Our Medical Negligence Lawyers have a wealth of experience and will fight tenaciously to get you the compensation and rehabilitation you need to recover and adapt to your ‘new normal’.
If you have received negligent care from a healthcare professional and this has caused you harm then you must contact Adam Law Solicitors as quickly as possible. Call now for an initial phone consultation.
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Our expert Medical Negligence Lawyers can advise and represent you on claims concerning:
- Birth injuries (including cerebral palsy)
- Pregnancy and labour injuries
- Misdiagnosis or missed diagnosis (including missed cancer diagnosis)
- Surgical injuries (including so-called ‘never’ events)
- Hospital injuries (including Sepsis and Bedsores)
- Accident and emergency claims
- Ambulance service claims
- Cauda Equina claims
- GP claims
- Cosmetic surgery claims
Adam Law Solicitors are some of the UK’s leading experts on medical negligence law and have successfully won substantial compensation awards for some clients. Adam Law Solicitors invest heavily in legal accreditations, including Lexcel. These provide our clients with the confidence that we meet the exceptionally high standards for practice management and customer care as set by the Law Society of England and Wales. This is especially important for our medical negligence clients, many of whom have suffered life-changing injuries because of clinical malpractice. Our Medical Negligence Lawyers provide compassionate, sensitive advice and will never give up until they achieve justice for their clients.
Due to our formidable reputation in successfully winning medical negligence claims, Adam Law Solicitors has built strong relationships with leading Barristers, Medico-Legal Expert Witnesses, Mental Health Professionals.
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Is there a time limit for bringing a medical negligence claim?
Under normal circumstances a claim for medical negligence has to be made within three years following the negligent act or omission, however, the following exceptions apply.
- If you only become aware of the negligence at a later date, after the actual negligence took place the three-year time limit begins at the time you became aware of your injury or realise it may have been caused by medical negligence.
- If you were a child when you suffered from an injury caused by medical negligence then the claim must be made on or before your 21st birthday.
- If you were incapacitated at the time of the incident the three-year time limit starts from the date you recover mental capacity.
You must act as soon as possible in medical negligence cases. As time passes it becomes increasingly difficult for people, including witnesses, to remember all the important details surrounding the incident. It can also be difficult to contact witnesses if many years have passed since the medical negligence occurred. As soon as you suspect you might have a medical negligence claim, contact Adam Law Solicitors for a free consultation.
How much medical negligence compensation can I expect to receive?
There is no straightforward answer to the amount you may expect to be paid in a clinical negligence compensation claim. Every case is unique. We recommend you talk to one of our specialist lawyers as soon as possible. Following a consultation with a medical expert in the relevant field, our Medical Negligence Lawyers can begin to assess the likely level of compensation.
How long do medical negligence cases take?
Unlike personal injury cases, the Defendant in a medical negligence claim (usually an NHS Trust) rarely admits liability in the early stage of proceedings. Therefore, the average timescale for a medical negligence case is around three years. Complex cases that involve large compensation such as cerebral palsy cases can take up to a decade to complete.
The length of time involved in medical negligence cases means you must trust your Lawyer and get on well with them. At Adam Law Solicitors, our team is there for our clients and their families for however long it takes for their clinical negligence claim to settle. We will fight for you every step of the way and in so far as possible take away the stress of bringing a claim against the NHS or a private hospital so you and your loved ones can concentrate on your recovery.
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If you believe you have had negligent treatment from a healthcare professional it is essential you contact us as quickly as possible. Please email us or use the form on this page.