Fatal Medical Negligence
It is painful enough when you lose a loved one due to illness or injury, but when you find out their death was avoidable the anger and devastation you feel can last for the rest of your life. The Medical Negligence Experts are a team of experienced lawyers dedicated to helping families obtain not only compensation but answers regarding why their loved one suffered at the hands of those who should have given their health and well-being the highest priority.
What is Fatal Medical Negligence?
Fatal medical negligence takes two general forms: the incorrect administration of treatment or the absence of appropriate treatment. Examples of fatal medical negligence can include:
- Fatal surgical errors.
- Fatal GP mistakes.
- Fatal psychiatric and mental health care negligence.
- Fatal Paramedic and A&E negligence.
There is no exact list of the ways medical negligence can cause death, but mistakes unfortunately occur. Where it is evident that the necessary care and treatment was either absent or carried out in an unacceptable way you may be able to claim for compensation.
How Can We Help?
When someone you love dies, fighting for compensation may be the last thing on your mind. Engaging the services of a lawyer specialising in fatal negligence claims can make the process easier for you, especially if there is an inquest.
It is the standard process in all unexpected deaths that a post-mortem is done to establish the reason a person died. If a post-mortem is unable to determine this, then a coroner’s inquest will be held in an open court where the next-of- kin can question witnesses to obtain answers which may otherwise be withheld from them. Some families prefer to have a lawyer speak on their behalf in court. At the completion of the inquest, the coroner will assess the evidence and testimonials and give their verdict on the cause of death.
The Medical Negligence Experts will help shoulder your burden at this difficult time. We can represent you at an inquest and press for the information which will help you understand what caused the death of your loved one, and why it occurred. For a claim to be successful, it not only needs to be proved that negligence was present, but that it was the cause of a person’s untimely death, and not an unknown or unavoidable reason.
While no court could place a value on the life of your loved one you can still claim for compensation if they died due to medical negligence. This amount can cover bereavement, funeral costs, the effect of the loss of the deceased’s future earnings and pension on their dependents, such as a spouse or a child under the age of 18 and in full-time education.
Submitting a claim for compensation for fatal medical negligence must be done within three years.
There is no cost or commitment involved with you making an initial enquiry. If you want to find out how The Medical Negligence Experts can represent you at an inquest and help you obtain fair compensation, contact us today.
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.
Expert solicitors working for you
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.