Being a victim of medical negligence can be bewildering and it can be difficult to know where to turn. You have placed your trust in a healthcare professional and been let down, sometimes very badly and with serious consequences. Many victims seek a simple explanation, to understand what went wrong and why or an apology from the doctor or professional body concerned. Sadly, this is not always forthcoming.
Our experienced team of Medical Negligence solicitors can give you the help, support and expert legal advice that you need.
The circumstances of each case are unique. Some cases take many months to investigate. Complex cases take many years to resolve. We recognise that the details and nature of your situation are very often sensitive, which is why we take a sympathetic approach to handling your case, listen carefully to what you want to achieve and ensure that you stay informed throughout the duration of your case.
In order to succeed in a claim for medical negligence, an individual has to show that the treatment in question fell below the standard of a reasonably competent practitioner in the relevant field and that they have suffered injury or illness as a result.
If you or a member of your family has been a victim of Medical Negligence, you need to seek professional expert advice as soon as possible because it takes time to assess your case and there are strict time limits, usually three years in order to bring a claim. This three year period runs either from the date of the negligence, or from the date you should have been aware of the injury or claim.
Our areas of expertise include:
- Cerebral Palsy and Birth Injury Claims
- Delayed Treatment Compensation Claims
- Brain Injury Claims
- Cancer Negligence Compensation Claims
- Accident and Emergency Compensation Claims
- Colorectal Surgery Claims
- Claims for mishandled clinical negligence cases
- Cosmetic Surgery Claims
- Dental Negligence Claims
- DVT and Pulmonary Embolism
- Fractures: misdiagnosis and mismanagement
- Gastroenterology Compensation Claims
- GP Claims and Compensations
- Inquests and Fatal Medical Accident Claims
- Misprescription and Drug Overdose Claims
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology Compensation Claims
- Ophthalmology Compensation Claims
- Pressure Sore Compensation Claims
- Spinal Injury Claims and Compensations
- Stroke Medicine Compensation and Claims
- Surgical Errors Compensation and Claims
- Urology Compensation Claims
Frequently Asked Questions
Morrish Solicitors medical negligence department have secured £5.5m compensation for a young woman left with brain injuries after she was deprived of oxygen in the womb. The hospital denied liability and the mother consulted us after her previous solicitors had failed to progress her case. To read the full press release for this case, click here. The story was also featured in the Telegraph & Argus and on the BBC website.
Morrish Solicitors medical negligence department secured a seven-figure sum for a man who lost his leg after staff at Bradford Royal Infirmary failed to deal with the development of an infection following a knee replacement. To read the full press release for this case, click here. The story was also featured in the Telegraph & Argus.
There are a number of ways to fund your claim, dependent upon your individual circumstances. Owing to their complexity, Medical Negligence cases can be expensive to investigate and pursue. We are able to represent you on a no win, no fee basis. We also hold a Medical Negligence franchise for the Legal Services Commission and are therefore able to offer Legal Aid in appropriate cases.
We are not the biggest law firm. But for every client and every case we handle, we make sure we are the best. If you would like to know more about our Medical Negligence services, please call 033 3344 9600 or complete our online form and we can advise if you are eligible to claim compensation.