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We have helped thousands of people claim the compensation they deserve.

When we are sick, injured, or require support for an ongoing health condition, we put our trust in medical professionals to help us. Sadly, we don’t always receive an acceptable standard of medical care, and when things go wrong, the impact can be severe and even life changing.

We know that the idea of pursuing a claim can feel both intimidating and confusing. Rest assured, we truly care about the clients that we work with, and always take a compassionate approach. We offer a free assessment of your claim and can guide you through the process of making a medical negligence claim and recovering compensation.

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At Levi Solicitors we are dedicated to achieving the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to find out if we can deal with your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.

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Types of medical negligence

Our expert medical negligence solicitors can provide assistance with a wide range of medical negligence claims, including:

  • Amputation claims
  • Brain injury claims
  • Cancer delays and misdiagnosis
  • Fatal accidents
  • GP negligence claims
  • Hospital negligence claims
  • Inquests
  • Misdiagnosis claims
  • Delayed diagnosis claims
  • Orthopaedic injury claims
  • Prescription error claims
  • Surgical negligence claims
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.

Our Successes

Take a look at some of our successful claims

GP Negligence Claim

Delay in diagnosis of advanced kidney disease

Hospital Negligence Claim

Hospital pathology error leads to unnecessary operation and permanent damage

Beyond Whiplash Claim

£300,000 recovered in life changing accident.

GP Misdiagnosis Claim

Poor check ups lead to further complications.

Why choose Levi Solicitors for your medical negligence claim?

We proudly provide a partner-led and high-quality service. When you choose us for your medical negligence claim, you’ll be working with expert medical negligence solicitor and partner Debra Woolfson, who will handle your case from start to finish, with additional support from her medical negligence team.

Debra is highly experienced, having undertaken medical negligence cases for over 30 years. So when you work with us, we can guarantee that you’re in safe hands.

We appreciate that when you come to us, you may be feeling anxious and stressed. It is always our goal to help clients feel more relaxed, by providing a sensitive service, and ensuring that the claims process is as simple and easy to understand as possible.

In many cases we will be able to deal with your medical negligence claim on a ‘no win no fee’ basis. This means that you won’t have the worry of financial risk if your claim is not successful.

For more information about medical negligence compensation claims, please get in touch with our specialists. Call us free on 0800 988 7756 or fill in our form and we will call you back.

Frequently asked questions about medical negligence

What is medical negligence?

When providing patients with medical treatment and care, medical professionals have a duty of care towards their patients. If these professionals do not uphold that duty of care, and provide substandard medical treatment as a result, this is regarded as medical negligence.

Medical negligence can occur in any setting where you receive medical treatment. Our solicitors can help you to raise a claim whether you’ve received private medical care, or you believe you have a case for NHS negligence.

What qualifies as medical negligence?

Medical negligence refers to any situation where a patient receives substandard medical care, and that incident results in an injury, or causes an existing medical condition to deteriorate.

What are some examples of medical negligence?

Examples of medical negligence include the failure to diagnose a medical condition, delayed diagnosis, or misdiagnosis. Errors that occur during surgical procedures are also common examples of medical negligence, as are incidents where a patient has been given the wrong medication, or the wrong dose.

If you’ve experienced what you believe to be poor quality medical care, and you are unsure as to whether medical negligence has occurred, please get in touch with our medical negligence solicitors for a discussion of your case.

How much compensation can you get for medical negligence?

How much compensation you can get for medical negligence largely depends on the type of medical negligence claim, and the circumstances of your case.

At Levi Solicitors we will attempt to value your case as early as possible, and where we cannot assist you with your claim, we will direct you to a service that can, if possible.

How do I know if I have a claim for medical negligence?

To determine whether or not you have a claim for medical negligence, you will need to work with an expert clinical negligence solicitor.

When you first make contact with us at Levi Solicitors we can book in an initial consultation, using this consultation to determine whether or not you have a claim, and how we can proceed.

What is the process of a medical negligence claim?

The process of making a medical negligence claim will look slightly different for everyone, depending on the type of claim, and the case.

Generally, the first stage involves discussion with a specialist clinical negligence solicitor who will assess your case. They will determine whether you have the basis of a claim, how likely your claim is to succeed, and how your fees will work. Your solicitor will then build your medical negligence claim, gathering information and reviewing your medical history.

Following this, your solicitor will draft a Letter of Claim, and send this to the defendant. How the claim is settled depends on whether the defendant accepts responsibility. Your lawyer may be able to settle your claim and secure medical negligence compensation using negotiation or mediation. In some cases, it may be necessary to escalate the claim to Court proceedings, which your clinical negligence solicitor will carry out on your behalf.

For more information, visit our Medical Negligence Claims Process page.

What do you have to prove to make a medical negligence claim?

To build a medical negligence claim, it must be proven that the patient was owed a duty of care by the defendant. It is also necessary to show that a breach of duty has occurred, and to prove causation.

Proving causation works differently depending on the case, but generally the solicitor will need to show that the claimant’s injury would not have occurred had they not received the negligent medical treatment.

Is there a time limit to make a medical negligence claim?

Yes, generally speaking a medical negligence claim will need to be started within three years of receiving the negligent medical treatment, or within three years of discovering that you the medical treatment you received was substandard, and has caused health implications.

There are certain circumstances where the three-year time limit does not apply. For example, if you are making a clinical negligence claim on behalf of a child, you will be able to raise a claim at any time, so long as the claim is started before they turn 18 years old. Once the child has turned 18, they will then have a three-year time frame to pursue the claim.

If an individual lacks mental capacity, and can therefore not raise a claim by themselves, there is no time frame for beginning a claim.

What is a litigation friend?

When a child, or an individual who is over 18 and has health issues that make it impossible for them to represent themselves, need to bring a claim against the those responsible for their injuries and losses, a Litigation Friend is usually appointed to assist them to take part in the Court process.

If you have been asked to be a Litigation Friend or starting a medical negligence claim on behalf of a loved one, please email us to find out more and arrange a free initial no obligation consultation.

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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