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What is Medical Negligence?

Medical negligence is when you are injured or left with a worsening health condition after receiving poor or substandard medical care. Medical negligence – also known as clinical negligence – is a rare occurrence. But when it happens to you, the effects can be devastating. If you've suffered an injury as a result of someone else's negligence in a medical setting, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

The First4Lawyers specialist team are here to guide you through the process, from a free initial chat to identify your options, through to matching you with one of our expert medical negligence solicitors.

Medical negligence includes:

  • Childbirth and gynaecology negligence
  • NHS and GP negligence
  • Surgery negligence
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Hospital negligence
  • Cosmetic surgery negligence

What type of injury can I claim for?

There are a range of injuries that you could have suffered because of negligence that you could claim compensation for:

Birthing related mistreatment:

  • Injuries to the Mum:
    • Errors or issues with anaesthetic
    • Ruptures and tearing
    • Cutting and bruising (from Forceps)
    • Fractures and broken bones
    • Incorrect stitching
    • Injuries to your hip area
    • Damage to organs or body from C-section
    • Pre-natal infections
  • Injuries to the child:
    • Brain injury
    • Fractures or damage to your child's head, legs, arms or collarbone
    • Cuts and scars
    • Erbs Palsy

Surgical Negligence:

  • Errors or issues with anaesthetist
  • Unexpected pain or suffering from the operation
  • Bowel or bladder perforation during surgery
  • Unnecessary surgery due to misdiagnosis

General Medicine Negligence:

  • Prolonged recovery due to error
  • Adverse effects from incorrect medication
  • Bruising and nerve damage (from injections/blood tests being done incorrectly)

​How will I fund my medical negligence claim?

For many people, funding a medical negligence claim is one of the biggest concerns they may have. You may be worried that you will not be able to afford to pay for your solicitor’s services upfront, which could put you off the idea of getting justice for the harm you have suffered.

But in many cases, you don’t need to worry. Solicitors now typically offer No Win No Fee agreements​ for clinical negligence cases. This was introduced to enable patients who had suffered from malpractice to get the help they needed to recover without facing the stress of funding it all at the start.

A No Win No Fee medical negligence claim will allow you to focus on your recovery and put together the strongest case possible, instead of the potential impact it would have on your finances.

No Win No Fee service

No Win No Fee – also known as a contingency or conditional fee agreement (CFA) – means you don’t need to worry about paying for upfront legal fees. Quite simply, if a solicitor takes on your case and you don’t win any compensation, you don't pay them their fees. No risk, no catch. If you don’t win, you don’t pay.

Where we offer No Win No Fee services typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered by our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be less than this but it will never be more.


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