Can I Claim Medical Negligence Against a Private Practitioner?
Though the NHS provides healthcare to most citizens and residents in the UK, it is not the only healthcare option available to patients. Being able to access and choose private healthcare is your right, but that does not mean that you cannot experience negligence from private practitioners nor does it mean you cannot claim compensation. Private healthcare is a service, and private practitioners are held to the same standards as NHS practitioners. If you feel medical negligence has occurred and/or you haven’t received the service you were promised, you are within your rights to make a claim against your private practitioner.
What Counts as Medical Negligence?
If you have suffered unnecessary pain, inconvenience, injury, incurred extra costs and/or a loss of earnings due to the actions of a private practitioner, you may be entitled to compensation. Likewise, if your private medical practitioner has behaved in an unprofessional or irresponsible way while you were under their care, you may have a medical negligence claim. If you’re not sure whether or not you have a medical negligence claim, we can help! Our experts will examine your unique case by reviewing your medical notes and using an independent medical assessment to establish whether or not you have a claim, and gather the evidence required to proceed.
What Compensation Am I Entitled To?
The kind of compensation you receive will depend on the circumstances surrounding your case. You can be compensated for loss of income, repaid for any extra medical procedures you needed to rectify your private practitioner’s negligence, and for any suffering you endure.
How Long After the Incident Can I Claim Medical Negligence?
In most cases you will have three years after the incident in question or three years after you were made aware of the negligence to make a claim against your private practitioner. The exceptions to this are you were under 18 at the time of the incident, at which time you will have three years after your 18th birthday to make a claim.
How Can We Help You?
For your medical claim to be successful, you will have to prove:
- That the private practitioner owed you a duty of care.
- That the standard of care you received fell below the standard reasonably expected from a responsible medical practitioner.
- That failing to meet this standard directly caused or contributed to your injuries or negative
Our team of experienced lawyers know it can be daunting to do all this. But we’re experienced in handling medical negligence claims, and can help you determine quickly whether or not you are eligible to claim, and how best to proceed if you do.
There’s usually no need to take a medical negligence claim to court – but if your private practitioner refuses to take responsibility and/or offer an acceptable level of compensation, we can escalate the process, and fight on your behalf.
For full information on how we can assist with your claim, get in touch now.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
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We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay! Once you make contact, your experienced solicitor will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Whether you are ready to make a medical negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.