You have to prove two things in order to win your case:
Negligence has a specialist meaning in law, which is often misundertood. In the medical context, negligence means treatment or care, which falls below medically acceptable standards. Treatment or care, which is unusual or unconventional, is not negligent if there is a reputable body, even a small body, of medical opinion, which approves it. Negligence does not mean deliberate neglect or indifference by your doctor.
You must also prove that the doctor’s “negligence” directly resulted in injuries. In many cases this will be obvious. There are, however, difficult cases where the doctor’s negligence is only a possible cause of injuries, or only one among many possible causes. In order to succeed you would have to prove what injuries if any were caused by the negligence
If you win your case, the court will award you damages. The amount of damages will be assessed by the judge according to an established legal formula. The purpose of damages is to compensate you for pain and injuries which you have actually suffered and expenses and financial loss which you have experienced as a result.
There are two main ways to fund your claim:
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Medical Accident Experts handle many cases on a No Win, No Fee* basis using a conditional fee Agreement. We will always tell you if this is the best option for your case. Call us now on 0800 988 0772 to find out No Win No Fee* is right for you.
Medical Accident Experts' solicitors have been awarded a Legal Aid franchise from the Legal Services Commission. We are one of the few firms to have this award and it means we can investigate the possibility of public funding for your claim.
No two cases are ever alike. The length of a case depends on many factors and will be unique to your situation. Procedures for getting a clinical negligence case to court are often long, complicated and slow.The Medical Accident Experts' team has a very good reputation for processing cases quickly and will keep you informed at every step of the way.
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