Medical Negligence Solicitors & Medical Negligence Lawyers & Clinical Negligence Lawyers
Summerfield Browne Solicitors are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
We understand that bringing a claim against your doctor or hospital can be a very stressful and traumatic experience. Our medical negligence solicitors have extensive experience of advising on clinical negligence claims and will provide pragmatic advice, tailored to your specific situation and needs. Our clinical negligence lawyers will provide support on all matters relating to your medical negligence claim. We will be sensitive to your situation, and also to your needs, and our medical negligence lawyers will endeavour to achieve the best outcome for you as soon as possible.
Whether you need help in relation to misdiagnosis, wrong medication, delayed referral for cancer, failure to recognize a serious condition, birth injuries to mother and/or baby, surgical injuries, or brain injury, our clinical negligence solicitors are here to help you.
Our clinical negligence lawyers can accept a variety of funding methods for negligence claims. Our medical negligence solicitors can also arrange After the Event (ATE) insurance to cover liability for the opponent’s legal costs.
Who is Responsible?
All negligence claims have their grounding in the law of tort. As with all negligence claims, a medical negligence claim must surpass four legal stages; these are:
Duty of Care
Breach of Duty of Care
Damage or Injury
To bring a successful medical negligence claim against any medical professional it must be shown that they have fallen below the standard of care expected of the ordinary skilled man exercising and professing to have that special skill. The medical professional must also show a logical explanation for their actions, which must then be accepted by the Court.
Proving causation can be difficult in any medical negligence case. There must be a clear and unbroken chain of causation linking the breach of the duty to the damage sustained to the claimant. Our clinical negligence lawyers would always advise that you should start the process by lodging a complaint with the medical provider themselves. If they are a private healthcare provider, then you will normally have been supplied with a contract and guarantees, these can sometimes be the correct platform on which to base your claim. Ideally, you should lodge any complaint within 12 months of treatment. After filing the complaint, you will receive the healthcare provider’s perspective of the event, accompanied by the dates of any appointments and treatments to establish a clear chronology of events. This information can be used by our medical negligence lawyers to assess in advance, what their defence is likely to be, and therefore the strength of any claim. Our team of medical negligence lawyers will go to great lengths to fully understand how the injury/damage has impacted your life, and what compensation you require to help you recover both physically and emotionally.
Why Summerfield Browne?
Summerfield Browne Solicitors will aim to reach a final settlement, that will give you and your family, the compensation you need and deserve. Our team of specialist medical negligence lawyers will robustly negotiate on your behalf, and endeavour to obtain the best settlement for you as soon as possible.
Please submit the enquiry form above or contact us on 0800 567 7595 or by email at [email protected]
Alternatively, you can contact each of our offices on 020 3292 1306 (London); 0121 259 0005 (Birmingham); 01223 420252 (Cambridge); 01865 784098 (Oxford); 01858 414284 (Market Harborough); 0116 208 1495 (Leicester).
0800 567 7595
OFFICES AND GEOGRAPHIC AREAS SERVICED BY US
We have offices in London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Oxford (all by appointment only), Leicester and our administrative office is in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.
We provide legal services all over England and Wales.
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