SOLVING PERSONAL LEGAL MATTERS
If you've suffered due to clinical negligence, our clinical and medical negligence solicitors in Preston are here to help. We have a wide range of experience in the clinical negligence field and we have won successful cases against both the NHS and private medical facilities and practitioners.
If you have experienced neglect, a misdiagnosis or suffered due to clinical negligence, then contact us today for a FREE initial consultation. Call us on 0800 037 4625 or message us here.
At Forbes Solicitors, we understand that medical professionals work hard and deal with difficult situations every day. However, sometimes mistakes happen, and we believe that those who do experience clinical negligence deserve compensation for their suffering. Clinical negligence cases can be complex and long, however, we will be with you every step of the way with expert legal advice and knowledge.
Our Preston clinical negligence solicitors are members of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panels and we are part of AVMA a charity that takes action against medial accidents and fights for patient safety and justice. We are also proud to be only one of the few law firms in the North of England with a Legal Aid Agency Clinical Negligence Franchise. This accreditation is awarded to a small number of elite and highly qualified solicitors and means, in certain circumstances, we can apply for legal aid, now known as Legal Service Commission Funding, to help fight clinical negligence cases.
We cover a huge range of clinical negligence services that include:
This is not an exhaustive list, our clinical negligence solicitors page will have all the information you need to on how our services work.
The clinical negligence claims process starts with you contacting us regarding your claim. Our solicitors are highly trained, and we will listen to your story. For most clinical negligence cases, a claim needs to be made within three years of the date of your incident. If, after the free consultation we establish that you do have a claim, we will then set about gathering the evidence needed to prove your case, which can include statements given by you, expert opinions and you may have to undertake a medical examination with an independent doctor. How long a medical negligence case will take, will depend on the complexity of the case and whether the case is disputed or not.
Claiming for Clinical Negligence may sometimes seem like a complicated or confusing process, which gives rise to a number of questions and queries. Read our FAQs below to get all the basic information that you need about clinical negligence.
Clinical negligence is when a patient suffers harm or injury due to a medical professional or medical institution not providing a high level of service. An example of clinical negligence would be if a doctor failed to diagnose a condition or illness correctly and this resulted in suffering or injury, or if a foreign object was left inside a patient after surgery. If it has been established that you or a family member has been a victim of medical negligence, then you may be eligible for competition.
How much compensation you may receive for a clinical negligence case will depend on the circumstances of your case. Severe injuries that result in long term care needs or fatalities tend to receive the highest levels of compensation. When calculating compensation, many different aspects are taken into account such as the level of suffering, loss of earnings, ongoing treatment and future care needs amongst others.
Yes, it is possible for you to sue a doctor for wrong diagnosis if it has caused you to suffer harm or has prevented you from undergoing necessary treatment. Also known as medical misdiagnosis, you may be able to bring a misdiagnosis claim if you have experienced:
It is possible to sue a private hospital for medical negligence. If you have private treatment and experience negligence that results in suffering and/or injury, you may be able to claim compensation. However, clinical negligence cases for private practice can be complex and our expert solicitors will be able to help navigate this complicated area of law.