Meningitis Negligence Claims
Just the name “meningitis” is enough to strike fear into the heart of anyone – especially parents whose vulnerable children may be suffering from the illness. We place our trust in medical professionals to care for us when we are unable to do it ourselves, and it can be devastating when professionals betray that trust by providing care which is just unacceptable.
The Medical Negligence Experts are the lawyers you need on your side if you believe you, or someone you love, has suffered meningitis negligence.
What is Meningitis Negligence?
Meningitis can be contracted through a virus or bacteria, and can also refer to meningococcal septicaemia. Meningitis negligence is when the illness is misdiagnosed or mistreated, for example:
- Delayed diagnosis
- Inappropriate treatment
- Delays in providing treatment after diagnosis
When identified early and treated correctly it is possible to make a full recovery. However, if left untreated, meningitis can lead to life-changing conditions including brain damage and amputation. It can also be fatal in extreme cases. Therefore it is crucial that all care should be of a high standard.
Meningitis negligence can occur at the hands of NHS or private practitioners, including your GP, paramedics, or at a hospital. It is important to note that not all cases of misdiagnosis are due to medical negligence. The early symptoms of meningitis are similar to the flu, and a responsible doctor may make all reasonable investigations and still not identify the illness. Negligence is when a claimant can prove that not all steps were taken to correctly detect and treat the condition, which is why it is so important to have a lawyer who specialises in medical negligence and who has experience of claiming compensation in these situations.
How Can We Help?
The Medical Negligence Experts will act as your advocate, representing your best interests and pursuing the compensation to which you are entitled. We appreciate a compensation claim is not just about receiving money; it is about having the means to access treatment and rehabilitative therapies which can help your recovery so you can enjoy a full and happy life. Compensation claims are also about obtaining recognition of the damage you have suffered through a mistake which should never have happened.
When you get in touch, we will ask about your experience, building a picture of the circumstances around your negligence so we can prove your care provider failed in their duty of care. We will also use your medical records, and reports from independent medical experts where necessary, to show that the act of negligence caused you injury. It is important to both prove and link these two items, as not all negligence causes injury, and not all injuries are due to negligent care.
Compensation claims relating to meningitis negligence can last for many months, but we will keep you informed and do everything possible to resolve your case without you having the added stress of going to court. If the other party denies responsibility or you are unable to reach agreement on an appropriate amount of compensation, we will continue to represent you in court until your case concludes.
No Win No Fee Meningitis Negligence Claims
We know that cost is a significant factor for people who want to make a claim. Hiring a solicitor privately is beyond the financial reach of many victims of financial negligence, which is why we handle most claims on a No Win No Fee* basis.
A No Win No Fee* claim is where you pay nothing up front. We will assess the situation around your injury and, if we believe there is a strong likelihood that compensation will be awarded, we will shoulder the financial risk on your behalf.
If your claim is not successful, then we will waive our legal expenses. If your request for damages is upheld, then you pay the industry standard success fee, which is 20% of the total amount of your award. It is that simple.
Given that medical negligence claims can take many months to resolve – years in extreme cases – a No Win No Fee* claim could be the most financially affordable solution for you as well.
Medical Negligence Claims FAQ
There are a few common questions clients typically ask when they first contact us about making a claim.
Can I claim compensation for my injury?
Just as not all negligence results in physical harm, neither are all injuries caused by medical negligence. There are occasions when a medical professional will do everything correctly to minimise the risk, but a patient’s health is adversely affected. Our solicitors are skilled at identifying whether a claim has merit and is likely to be successful.
To be entitled to claim any compensation, you need to prove that your care fell below an acceptable standard and that it resulted in damage to your health. We work with a nationwide network of lawyers who have experience in a broad variety of medical negligence claims, and we match prospective clients to solicitors who have proven their ability to obtain maximum compensation. The success of any claim lies not just in a victim’s legal right to seek payment for damages, but in their ability to prove this entitlement.
How long will my claim take to process?
The average processing time of a medical negligence claim is around 18 months, but it can vary from nine months to more than two years, depending on the circumstances. Things that influence the length of time a claim takes include:
- Whether the other party accepts liability.
- How complicated the nature of an injury is and how clear the prognosis for recovery.
- The ability to obtain evidence to prove negligence and harm.
Our experience shows that the earlier victims contact us, the sooner they are likely to receive compensation, even if this is an interim payment to help address their needs while a final figure is agreed.
How much compensation will I receive?
Compensation is calculated to reflect the extent of your injury and the impact it has had on your life, as well as any way you have lost out financially because of it. Your solicitor will assess both of these areas to make sure you have the money required to access the care you need to make the most positive recovery. They will also seek payment to cover any financial loss you have incurred in the short term, such as being unable to work during your recovery, as well as how your injury may affect your future finances.
There is a statutory time limit for making a compensation claim so do not delay. Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today and find out how we can help you.
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.