Medical Negligence

Fortunate though we are to live in a country where healthcare, for the most part, is free, it is far from unheard of for incidents of negligence to occur.

Medical negligence refers to a failure by medical staff entrusted with your care to protect your wellbeing, resulting in an incident, injury or condition that could otherwise have been avoided. If you, or someone close to you, have been a victim of medical negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Eve’s team of specialists in medical negligence claims are on-hand to provide care, advice and representation, with the aim of helping you claim the compensation you are entitled to.

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Time

As with all medical negligence claims, there is a strict three-year deadline adhered to, between the date of the incident, and the date you are still potentially eligible for a compensation claim. Getting in touch with Eve as soon as possible after a slip, trip or fall resulting in injury is of paramount importance, so that we are able to offer the best chance of winning you the compensation you deserve.

Definition

In legal terms, ‘medical negligence’ is defined by the failure of medical staff to protect you from further harm. If you are unsure whether the incident you experienced qualifies under this definition, Eve will be able to assist you in defining your experience, and recommending whether or not you should pursue a claim against a third-party.

Potential Outcomes

In the event that your claim goes to court, and you are, in effect, suing for compensation from a third-party as a result of medical negligence, several factors will be taken into account. These include, but are not limited to, the nature and severity of your resultant condition; the means you, and others, might have taken to prevent it; the physical, emotional and economic impact on your life since the incident occurred; and the predicted impact on your future, as a result of said incident.

Circumstances

The list of circumstances by which an individual may claim medical negligence is generally defined by the result of said incident. There is no firm definition for which circumstances may or may not be eligible for a medical negligence claim; documented, though not limited to, in recent legal proceedings against medical practitioners, are the following:

  • Fatalities
  • Brain damage and head injuries
  • Medical accidents resulting in amputation of a limb / limbs
  • Medical accidents resulting in spinal injury
  • Medical accidents related to childbirth, where the health of either mother or child is affected
  • Any incident whereby quality of life and / or health, be that physical or mental, is affected as a result of clinical negligence

Concerned about finances? No concerns to be had. As with many solicitors dealing with medical negligence claims, Eve operates on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, reassuring you that you will not be out of pocket, in the event that your claim is not proceeded with, or is lost in a court of law.

We operate as a trusted support system for medical negligence claims in Manchester, Bolton, Bradford, Leeds, and Liverpool, though claims may be considered from anywhere within England and Wales.

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The team handled my medical negligence case, they really made it as stress free as possible!

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