Clinical Negligence

In the majority of cases, medical professionals carry out their work to a high standard. However, mistakes do happen which can lead to injury, pain, distress and sometimes death.

If you have incurred an injury due to the action (or lack of action) of a Doctor, Nurse, Paramedic or other medical professional (including Dentists) you may be able to claim compensation.

Many clients do not want compensation, only an apology and an explanation. Where possible we will identify solutions as quickly as possible to bring your case to a satisfactory conclusion with a minimum of fuss.

Types Of Claim

Clinical negligence claims include missed or delayed diagnosis, failure to warn of the risks of surgery, surgical errors and injuries (to mother or child) during birth. The injury can arise from a stay in hospital, a nursing home, a residential care home or from a visit to your GP.

You will need to prove that it was more likely than not that the Medic was negligent, i.e. that the standard of care fell below what could reasonably be expected. Clinical negligence claims are difficult to prove because it is a complete defence if a Doctor can show that the treatment given was acceptable in the views of a "responsible body of medical opinion" (the Bolam Defence).

If negligence is established, you will then need to show that it was the negligence that caused the injury and not some pre-existing condition or intervening event.

Free Initial Consultation

We understand that you will want to speak to us initially to see how we can assist. We offer a no obligation, free first meeting at any of our offices throughout East Anglia, at your home, or in hospital followed by a full letter of advice. If you are unsure whether you may have a claim please feel free to ring or e-mail us, again without obligation.

What We Can Do For You

Our lawyers have extensive experience and knowledge across a wide range of clinical negligence claims. We understand the impact clinical negligence can have on your day-to-day life and your future. We are able to advise and guide you through every aspect of your claim. Clinical negligence cases can be settled by negotiation i.e. without the need to issue Court proceedings, but if the Defendant denies they were at fault, Court proceedings may be required and we will support and guide you through every step of the way.

Contacting Us

Fosters Solicitors Team of Personal Injury Lawyers have a wealth of experience and knowledge to assist you in relation to any legal query or matter you may have. Call us on 01603 620508 or complete our and a member of the department will be in touch very soon.