The Search for Information
Notably, during the search for information about the possible incident of negligence, it is not uncommon to experience a lack of reply or delays in responding. Our experts will handle such issues on your behalf to expedite your claim while collecting and collating information on your behalf.
Then again, medical practitioners or management might admit liability but contest the extent of the consequent injuries or damage. For these reasons, medical claims tend to involve sophisticated legal arguments – and, sometimes, expert witnesses. For a claim to succeed, it is necessary to prove that the patient was a victim of neglect and that he or she suffered as a result. The patient’s representative has to show that the treatment received fell below a reasonably expected level and, therefore, caused harm. Sometimes, experts refer to this as the Bolam test, after a legal precedent that dates back to 1957.
Whereas some hospital negligence claims reach their due resolution through negotiation, others might take longer and require a court hearing. Nonetheless, most do not usually arrive in the courtroom; many are settled just before the hearing date.
Confidential Advice and Support
Finally, if you have suffered hospital negligence, we invite you to contact our expert advisers today for an initial consultation without any obligation. Naturally, the solicitor will need to know your medical diagnosis, as well as treatment and witness details. For your peace of mind, we work on a no-win, no-fee basis and all calls are in confidence.