Medical Negligence Claims in Leeds

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At Levi Solicitors, we know that being let down by health and medical professionals is distressing. You have the right to receive a reasonable standard of care, whether from doctors, nurses, or other healthcare workers.

If a health or medical professional has failed in their duty of care to you, and you’ve suffered harm because of this, you will generally be able to make a medical negligence claim.

We understand that starting a legal case may seem daunting, but you will find our expert medical negligence solicitors in Leeds to be sympathetic and supportive. We will always do all we can to help you and to make sure that the claims process is as easy and stress free as possible.

Our team is experienced in getting the rehabilitation and financial payments that our clients are entitled to in claims against the NHS or other medical institutions.

We will make sure that we provide the support you need throughout your time with us. You will find it easy to contact us if you need to talk through any concerns.

If you would like a free initial chat, please do not hesitate to call us on 0800 988 7756. We will listen to what has happened to you and answer any immediate questions that you have. Our team know that you may have various concerns, including, how to fund your claim. We can discuss the available options with you, including legal expenses insurance or assisting you on a No Win, No Fee basis.

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Our services for medical negligence compensation claims in Leeds

Our clinical negligence solicitors in Leeds can provide support across a wide range of medical negligence compensation claims, including:

  • Misdiagnosis claims
  • Delayed diagnosis claims
  • Surgical negligence claims
  • GP negligence claims
  • Medical neglect
  • Cancer delays and misdiagnosis
  • Septocaemia / sepsis misdiagnosis
  • Hospital negligence claims
  • Prescription error claims or pharmacy negligence claims
  • Brain injury claims
  • Orthopeadic injury claims
  • Other NHS negligence and medical malpractice
Medical Negligence

Don’t worry if you don’t see your specific situation here. We can still advise you on claiming compensation for medical negligence. We may also be able to help if you have lost a loved one as a result of medical negligence. Contact us today for chat.

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Making a medical negligence claim

To make a medical negligence claim, we will need to show that your doctor, nurse, or healthcare worker, breached their duty of care to you.

We will work to prove that the health or medical care you received was not up to the standard required of a professional working in this role. Our solicitors will also need to show that the poor standard of care that you received caused you injury, harm, or made your condition worse.

Our medical negligence specialists will work with medical experts to build your claim, as well as collect statements from yourself and any witnesses.

Whether you have experienced surgical negligence, medical neglect, misdiagnosis, or any other type of medical negligence, we are here to help you.

If you are considering making a medical negligence claim, and have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our solicitors in Leeds.

Frequently asked questions about medical negligence

Do you need to go to court for medical negligence?

Our experts at Levi are often able to handle medical negligence cases out of court. This can be quicker and easier in comparison to court proceedings. Our medical negligence solicitors will build a strong claim on your behalf, and ask the other side whether they are prepared to admit responsibility for what has happened.

If the medical professional or organisation admits that they are responsible, we will negotiate with them to secure an offer of compensation.

If the responsible person / organisation does not admit fault, or the amount of compensation offered is unreasonable, then we will need to take your case to court. In this situation, we will make sure you are supported every step of the way. You will be prepared for the process, and receive excellent representation.

If you have any questions about medical negligence compensation claims in Leeds, please contact our friendly team for a chat.

We understand that you will be going through a difficult time, and we promise that you will be listened to and supported.

How much compensation is paid for medical negligence?

If you experience medical negligence, you may be able to receive two types of compensation, these are:

  • General damages; and
  • Special damages
General damages

General damages are paid in compensation for the pain and suffering you have experienced, as well as for a loss in quality of life where you are unable to do the things you could before.

Special damages

Special damages are compensation for the financial losses that have resulted from what has happened. Examples include:

  • Loss of earnings
  • Future loss of earnings
  • The cost of travel to medical appointments
  • The cost of care not provided by the NHS
  • Ongoing care costs for the future
  • The cost of any specialist equipment you may need
  • The cost of adapting your home if this is necessary

The amount of medical negligence compensation that you may receive depends on your level of injuries and your recovery. If your injuries are severe, you may be advised to wait before you settle to see what ongoing support you may need.

Our supportive team can discuss this with you and answer your general questions on the subject of compensation. If your case is likely to take a long time to be dealt with, we will attempt to secure interim payments from the other side, meaning that you will have some financial support before your case is settled.

Our solicitors will always do everything we can to secure the highest level of compensation possible so that you can stop worrying about your finances and focus on your recovery.

For more information about medical negligence claims in Leeds, please get in touch.

How do I start a medical negligence claim?

If you believe that you are entitled to medical negligence compensation, our expert team can assist you. We will guide you through the entire process, including:

  • Going through what has happened, and taking a statement from you, to set out the details
  • Contacting your healthcare provider and letting them know that you will be making a claim
  • Getting a copy of your medical records, and other medical evidence that may be used to support your case
  • Asking medical experts to examine you and put together reports
  • Using these reports, along with evidence of your financial losses, to negotiate compensation with the other side

Our expert clinical negligence solicitors in Leeds have much experience in this complex area of the law. We are confident in our abilities to secure the best possible damages payments for negligent healthcare.

If you have any questions please call us today, we will explain everything that you need to know in a way that’s easy to understand.

Can I make a claim against the NHS?

Yes, if you have experienced medical negligence when receiving care with the NHS, you will be able to make a claim. While we understand you may be worried about doing so, it is important to address any harm or injury you have experienced.

If you have experienced NHS negligence and you need support, we can help you make a medical negligence compensation claim in Leeds.

The government set up a body called NHS Resolution to deal with medical negligence cases made against NHS trusts. Our friendly solicitors can happily walk you through the process and explain how everything works.

How long does a medical negligence claim take?

The length of time taken to deal with a medical negligence claim will depend on your injuries and the time it takes you to recover or reach a stable condition.

If you would like to ring to speak to one of our medical negligence solicitors, we can talk you through your circumstances, and how long your case might take.

If the other side admits liability, and your claim is relatively minor, it may be possible to settle your case fairly quickly. For more severe injuries, it may be better to wait and see what your long-term outlook is before you agree on a sum in compensation. Doing so will help you to ensure that the amount you receive is fair.

When you work with us, our clinical negligence solicitors in Leeds will attempt to provide a timeframe if possible.

Contact our experienced medical negligence solicitors in Leeds

If you have suffered harm or your condition has deteriorated, due to receiving poor quality health or medical care, we can represent you in getting you the compensation that you are entitled to.

To get in touch with our medical negligence compensation solicitors in Leeds, you can call us on 0800 988 7756 or use our contact form. Our telephone lines are open 8.30am to 9.00pm, 7 days a week. If you email, we will call you back at a time to suit you.

Medical Negligence Team

Debra Woolfson

Partner

0113 244 9931
 dwoolfson@levisolicitors.co.uk

Debra Woolfson is a solicitor in our Medical Negligence department and is based in our Leeds office. Read More.

Amelia Fragola-Hunt

Dispute Resolution Paralegal

0113 297 3187
 afragolahunt@levisolicitors.co.uk

Amelia Fragola-Hunt is a Dispute Resolution paralegal in our Leeds office. Read More.

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