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Medical Negligence

All healthcare professionals owe a duty of care to the patient.

There will be a potential claim for negligence where the healthcare professionals have breached this duty by failing to provide an appropriate standard of treatment, which has caused injury.

You may have such a claim in the following situations:-

  • Incorrect diagnosis
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Poor surgical treatment
  • Delay in treatment
  • Failure of a medical product or device

If you have suffered injury as a
result of poor medical treatment,
whether in the NHS or privately,
then you may be able to pursue a
claim for compensation for medical
negligence. However, medical
negligence claims can be difficult to
prove, so it vital to seek expert legal
advice at an early stage.

At Wards we have specialist
solicitors who can provide you with
the advice you need and who can
support you through the complex
process of making a claim and help
you recover the compensation you
need to rebuild your life.

We can offer a variety of funding
methods for medical negligence
claims including Conditional Fee
Agreements and Legal Expenses
Insurance. The funding options
available to you will be discussed at
the initial meeting, for which there is
no charge.

Some of the recent cases in which Wards Solicitors has acted have involved claims arising from:-

  • Delays in diagnosing cancer
  • Failure to diagnose Achilles tendon rupture
  • Missed injuries in A&E
  • Failure to provide adequate antenatal care
  • Birth injury claims involving third and fourth degree tears
  • Bowel perforation in surgery leading to death
  • Negligent knee and hip replacement surgery
  • Avoidable Surgical errors and negligent after care
  • Negligence when performing gynaecological procedures
  • Negligent treatment from GPs

I’d like more information about making a claim.

For more information please read our legal need to know guide Medical Negligence – what you need to know about making a claim.

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