If you have suffered an injury as a result of substandard medical treatment and want to discuss whether you may be entitled to compensation, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The medical negligence team at Powell & Co has over 25 years’ experience in this area and is happy to offer free initial telephone advice as to whether your claim has good chances of success.
We usually offer a Conditional Fee (‘no win no fee’) Agreement to our medical negligence clients meaning that if your claim does not succeed, then there is nothing for you to pay.
To prove a medical negligence claim, it needs to be shown that the care provided fell below the standard which the patient could reasonably have expected to receive and that it is more likely than not that the patient has suffered injury as a result.
To determine whether a claim will be successful, our team combine their own years of expertise with the knowledge of a large number of independent medical experts.
Our solicitors are friendly, approachable and sympathetic so that you can feel comfortable discussing all aspects of your claim with us.
We help our clients to recover compensation not only for their pain and suffering, but also for financial losses they have suffered as a result of the negligence (such as loss of earnings and medical expenses) and also for the cost of future care and treatment that may be needed.
We handle a wide range of medical negligence claims, including:
- Catastrophic brain injuries
- Birth injuries including cerebral palsy
- Orthopaedic claims such as delay in diagnosis of fractures or inappropriate treatment of fractures
- Spinal injuries
- Plastic surgery claims
- Injuries resulting from negligent errors during surgery
- Delay in diagnosis of cancer and other medical conditions
- Pressure sores arising from negligent treatment
- Failed sterilisation operations
- Failure to obtain consent to treatment
- Negligent dental treatment
Medical negligence claims usually need to be brought within 3 years of the date of the allegedly negligent treatment, or within 3 years of the date that the patient could reasonably have been expected to realise that some aspect of their treatment may have been negligent.
There are some exceptions to this (for instance, claims involving children, patients who cannot manage their own affairs due to mental incapacity or where the patient has died following the alleged negligence). However, it is always important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible about a potential claim.
If you think you may have a potential claim and would like to find out if we can help you, please call us on 020 8854 9131 and ask to speak to one of the solicitors in the Medical Negligence team or complete our online enquiry form.