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Medical Negligence Questions

At your very first free consultation and assessment of your case with us, our Medical Negligence team clearly explain the various options that are available to help you fund your claim.

Court proceedings for medical negligence must normally start within three years of the treatment or care regarded as negligent, or the date when you could reasonably have known that the consequences were due to this.

A medical negligence claim may be pursued against any healthcare provider or medical professional. At Attwaters Accidents, we guide you through the process and ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve.


How to fund your claim

These may include:

  • ‘No win, no fee’
  • Occasionally, existing legal expense insurance may be used
  • Legal Aid

How long does a claim take?

For children, the three-year period starts to run on their 18th birthday. No time limit applies for someone with continuing mental incapacity.

Medical negligence cases may be complex, so bringing a claim is often time-consuming at each step of the process. Our specialists – with decades of experience in handling high-value, complex cases – support you every step of the way.

Once commenced, your claim may typically take about 12-18 months if settlement can be agreed. If Court proceedings are required, a case can take a further 12-18 months to conclude.

If Court proceedings become necessary, the extra time taken may depend upon whether the defendant accepts that treatment was negligent and upon the complexity of assessing a suitable compensation amount.

If the facts are straightforward and the impact on the patient is not severe, a case may be concluded within 6 months.

The Attwaters Accidents Medical Negligence team pledges to provide you with a realistic timescale estimate for your claim at the outset and to keep you regularly updated on any adjustments to this as the case progresses.

Who can I claim against?

Most providers offer an exemplary service and are committed to high quality healthcare; but occasions arise where treatment or care is below an acceptable standard and can result in life-changing injuries and financial hardship or even death.

Causes for legal action may arise from everyday care or minor treatment as well as from major medical procedures.

The Attwaters Accidents Medical Negligence team has successfully pursued claims against many and varied treatment providers, including:

  • NHS and private hospitals
  • Private clinics
  • Hospital doctors and surgeons
  • General practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Dental surgeons
  • Osteopaths and physiotherapists
  • OpticiansPsychiatrists and psychologists
  • Cosmetic beauty practitioners

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Attwaters Accidents is the Medical Negligence department of the trusted, long-established firm Attwaters Jameson Hill.


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