Have you, or your family, suffered as a direct result of a healthcare professional failing to carry out
their responsibilities?

If so, Mendelsons Solicitors may be able to help you. We understand that no
compensation can ever reverse the devastating damage which medical negligence causes, however,
we are passionate in helping our clients improve their quality of life and we fight for our clients to
recover the maximum possible damages.

We do this on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis to ensure that our
clients do not suffer any further losses.

WHAT IS MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE?

Medical negligence (also known as clinical negligence) is when any healthcare professional provides
care which is substandard and, as a result of that substandard care, the patient suffers an injury (or,
if they are already suffering from an illness, their symptoms may get worse).

DO I HAVE A MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIM?

To be successful in bringing a medical negligence claim, it is necessary to prove 3 main areas:

Negligence

It must be proved that the level of care provided by the healthcare professional was below
the level which is expected of them. Negligence can happen at any stage in the care process,
from diagnosis to treatment and surgery.

Causation

It must be proved that the harm that was caused (i.e. the injury/loss/damage which you
suffered) was a direct result of the medical negligence.

Loss/Damage

It must be proved that you suffered injury/loss/damage and this will determine the amount
of compensation which you will receive. Your compensation will comprise of general
damages (for your pain, suffering and loss of amenity) and special damages

In addition to the requirement of proving negligence, causation and loss, it is also important to note:

  • That strict time limits apply to making a clinical negligence claim.
  • The general rule is that claims must be started at Court within 3 years of your injury or within 3 years of you discovering that your injury was as a result of the negligence.
  • If the claim concerns a child, the claim must be started at Court by
    your 21 st birthday.
  • If a person lacks mental capacity, there is no time limit for bringing the claim.

TYPES OF MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE

There are various types of medical negligence claims, some of which are:

BIRTH INJURIES

MISS-DIAGNOSIS AND DELAYED DIAGNOSIS

SURGICAL INJURY CLAIMS

CAUSING CEREBRAL PALSY

DENTISTRY CLAIMS

NEGLIGENCE RESULTING IN BRAIN DAMAGE

AMPUTATION CLAIMS

NEGLIGENCE RELATING TO ORTHOPAEDIC INJURIES

PLASTIC SURGERY

GYNAECOLOGY INJURIES

NURSING CLAIMS

ANAESTHETIC

CLAIMS AGAINST CARE HOMES

CLAIMS AGAINST GENERAL PRACTITIONERS

Our Medical Negligence Claiming Process

1.

Have a telephone appointment with you to discuss the basis of your claim and gain an in-depth understanding of the negligence which you have suffered and send you our Terms of Business and Conditional Fee Agreement to sign

2.

Obtain your medical records and instruct an expert to comment on the injuries which you have suffered.

3.

Consider any other losses which you have suffered as a result of the negligence and submit a letter to the Defendant setting out the allegations of negligence and outlining the injuries and losses which you have suffered.

4.

Send a settlement offer to the Defendant and attempt to negotiate your compensation and if necessary, consider starting a claim at Court against the Defendant for a Judge to decide on the amount of compensation to award to you.

WHY CHOOSE MENDELSONS?

Here at Mendelsons Solicitors, we understand what you’re going through and we are passionate
about helping you access the maximum compensation to assist with your recovery. We also
understand that making a claim can be daunting which is why we support you through the claim. We
will do most of the work for you and ensure that it remains as stress-free as possible.
For advice in relation to bringing a medical negligence claim, call Steven Mendelson today, on 0161 241 1661 email us at sjm@mendelsons.co.uk or complete our online enquiry form and we will call
you. We will then discuss your case with you and explain the next steps for you to take.