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We all know that our medical professionals work hard and strive to do their best, however, while rare, mistakes do happen. If you have suffered an injury due to clinical negligence, then our team of expert medical negligence solicitors in Accrington may be able to help. Contact us today for a FREE consultation on 0800 037 4625 or message us here. We will listen to your story and from finding out about what happened, we will be able to determine whether you have a case to bring.
We can bring clinical negligence cases against both the NHS and private healthcare companies and practitioners, and we deal with a number of different types of claims, such as:
This is not an exhaustive list; for more information go to our clinical negligence solicitors page. We are also one of the very few law firms in the North with a Legal Aid Agency Clinical Negligence Franchise. This accreditation is only awarded to a small number of elite solicitors and means we can apply for Legal Service Commission Funding, also known as legal aid, to help fight some clinical negligence cases. The team have been shortlisted for Clinical Negligence Firm of the Year in the Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2017 & 2018.
At Forbes Solicitors, we understand that clinical negligence can have life-changing effects and can, in some cases, result in a fatality. Our compassionate and friendly solicitors will be with you every step of the way throughout the entire process of your case, no matter how complex it gets.
Our medical negligence lawyers will work tirelessly to investigate your claim and put together the evidence needed. The clinical negligence claims process can be long and complex and the amount of time that a claim will take will depend on the specifics of each case. For a claim to be made, clinical negligence claimants must prove liability and causation (avoidable harm.) A claim also has to be made within three years of the date of the incident.
Forbes Solicitors have been involved in a number of high-profile clinical negligence cases. One of our biggest was in 2017, when we secured a multi-million-pound settlement for a little girl who has cerebral palsy as a result of a birthing injury.
This was not the first case where we have won a substantial pay-out for clinical negligence. Our team won lifelong support for the family of a girl with a severe form of brain injury. Leona suffered brain damage at the hands of medical professionals during her birth and now requires round the clock care. Forbes has been involved with the family for over 15 years and continues to be a court-appointed deputy, overseeing the use of funds. The compensation Leona's family received has meant they were able to purchase a home that works for Leona's ongoing needs, as well as ensuring she receives all the care she requires. Read her story here
Medical Negligence is when a patient receives substandard care from a medical professional which in an injury, causes an existing condition to get worse or leads to fatality. This can happen in a number of ways, which include misdiagnosis, late diagnosis, incorrect or inadequate treatment or surgical mistakes.
The amount of compensation you may receive from a medical negligence case will vary, depending on the unique circumstances of each case. When calculating the compensation pay out, the following factors will be taken into consideration:
Generally, a medical negligence claim has a time limit of three years. This time limit begins from either the date that the negligence occurred or from the moment you become aware that the treatment you received was negligent. However, there are some exceptions which include: