If you’re suffering from a misdiagnosis, incorrect treatment or surgical error, Slater and Gordon’s specialist legal experts can help get the compensation you deserve.
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How can we help?
Misdiagnosis, incorrect treatment and surgical errors are all medical mistakes which can lead to a medical negligence claim. If your illness or injury worsened after a medical treatment or diagnosis, you might be entitled to claim compensation.
What negligence can lead to a medical negligence claim?
There are a number of scenarios that can lead to medical negligence, usually during diagnosis or treatment, for example:
• Mistake in taking a patient’s history
• Not examining a patient properly or noting their symptoms
• Not carrying out correct investigations including X-rays, scans and blood tests
• Misinterpreting the results, failing to read X-rays correctly
• Failing to admit patients; sending you home instead
• Incorrect treatment
• Failing to note deterioration
• Not operating
• Mistake during surgery
• Inadequate care after operations
• Neglecting the patient
Where are medical mistakes likely to take place?
Any type of medical professional can make a medical mistake. The most common places of negligence are:
• Hospital negligence (in all departments)
• A&E negligence
• GP negligence
• Dental negligence
How much can I claim for a medical mistake?
Every case of medical negligence is different, and the final amount of compensation awarded will be based on the severity of the injury and the affect the injury has had on your life. Additionally, you’ll also be able to claim for any lost earnings, any long-term care, and any necessary to maximise the chance of recovery and independent living.
Can I get help with costs before my case reaches a conclusion?
When suffering as a result of medical negligence, it can also have a negative financial impact, for example, if you’ve been unable to work, you may have lost earnings, or you may have to pay for treatment, rehabilitation and medication.
Interim payments are only available when the other side has admitted they were in some part to blame for the incident. We can help you secure interim payments. Contact us on to establish your full legal position.
How much time do I have to claim?
If you believe you have a claim, it’s important that you seek advice from a lawyer who specialises in medical negligence cases as soon as possible, as there are time limits in place in England, Scotland and Wales.
Generally, a claim should be made within three years from the date the negligence occurred or the date you were first aware that you had suffered a significant injury or illness due to negligence. However, there are exceptions.
Why choose Slater and Gordon?
Not only do we have many years' experience securing compensation for medical negligence claims, we also have the utmost sensitivity to handle your case with great care.
As well as lawyers who are experts in the field of medical negligence, we also have trained nurses and midwives on our team. We offer home and hospital visits and provide immediate representation and rehabilitation support.
Kayden – Delay in emergency surgery led to tragic death
I cannot recommend Slater and Gordon enough, throughout the entire period of the case, all the staff have been both very professional, and supportive. Mr Q (medical negligence client)
I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything Slater and Gordon have done to fight this case for us. I appreciate it has involved a lot of people. Please can you also thank the expert witnesses who have provided their expertise and help. Mr and Mrs H (medical negligence client)
Kept informed regularly as to how my claim was going, prompt replies to any questions I had, excellent customer service at all times. Excellent service from all staff that have been involved in my claim. Ms S (medical negligence client)