Where a healthcare professional (which could be a doctor, nurse, midwife, dentist , surgeon etc) provides treatment that falls below a standard considered as reasonable for that clinician’s specialism, and which causes you injury, then you have a right to claim compensation from that clinician and/or their employers.

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Yes!!!  If you think you have suffered an injury following negligent medical treatment, you should seek legal advice as soon as is possible.

Generally medical negligence claims should be brought within 3 years from the date that you became aware that the treatment you received may have been negligent, and that it caused you injury.  If you do not issue court proceedings within that time, there is a real danger that a court will not allow you to proceed with your claim.

There are exceptions to this rule.  Children have until they are 21 in which to bring a claim, and those who are unable to manage their own affairs (in other words they lack capacity) are exempted from this time limit.

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The NHS has a formal complaints process.  Firstly, you should make your complaint as soon as is possible to the organisation that provided your healthcare.  Your complaint must be made within 12 months from the date the event happened or 12 months from the date you first became aware of it.  If you do not, then the NHS will not consider your complaint.

You can get help from the Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS) whose officers are in most hospitals.

If you are unhappy with the response you get, you can complain to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.

If in any doubt, please contact us.

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A brain injury or brain malformation that occurs while the brain is developing (before, during or after birth) can cause cerebral palsy.  Muscle control, coordination, tone, reflex, posture and balance can all be affected.  It can also impact on motor skills and oral functioning.

Each case is different, each cause is different.  In most cases parents will be told that the doctors do not know what caused the condition.  Others will be told damage has occurred because their baby did not have enough oxygen at some point before, during or after birth (intrapartum asphyxia).

Knowing the cause of why your child developed cerebral palsy is so important, in particular to provide peace of mind with future pregnancies.

We work closely with paediatric neurologists, neuro-radiologists, paediatricians and obstetricians to try and find out what happened, and why your child has developed this condition.

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Erbs Palsy, sometimes known as Brachial Plexus Palsy or Shoulder Dystocia, happens when during the birthing process the brachial plexus nerves in the baby’s shoulder have been damaged.  The brachial plexus is a group of nerve fibres that travel from the spine, through the neck and armpit and down the arms.  During a delivery a child can be pulled or tugged so much that their neck is stretched, resulting in the shoulder nerve damage.  This injury can lead to problems with a child’s development.

In a breech delivery (when the baby is born feet first), a doctor can pull on the baby’s arms, legs or feet which will prevent damage to the neck.  However, a baby’s arms can rise awkwardly above the baby’s head in the birth canal, which can cause dislocation or breaking of the shoulders.

Finally tugging and pulling on the baby’s arms can cause damage to the ligaments and tendons around the baby’s shoulders.

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In order for your claim to succeed, you will have to show that the standard of care you received fell below that of a reasonably competent doctor/health care professional, AND that you have suffered an injury as a result of that negligent action.

Just because a doctor has done something wrong, does not mean you have a claim.

We will assess your case once we have spoken to you.  With your permission we will then obtain all of your medical records, and subject to a review of those records, we will instruct an independent medical expert to complete a detailed report on your case.  Subject to that report we will then negotiate settlement of your claim.  If that is not possible we will issue court proceedings on your behalf.

Over 95% of our cases settle without going to a trial.

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In all likelihood no.

95% of our cases are settled without the need to go to court.

Most are negotiated and settle many months before any trial date.

If you do need to go to court, you should rest assured that our legal team will ensure that you are looked after, and that your case is presented to the very highest professional standard.

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The burden of proof will rest with you.

We are here to help you deal with that burden.  Initially we will take detailed instructions from you.  We will then, with your permission, obtain your medical records.  We will have those professionally sorted and paginated for you.  We will then instruct one or more medical experts to assess whether the treatment you received was substandard, and whether that treatment caused you any injury.

These investigations can take many months.  Once they are successfully concluded we will send a letter of claim to the proposed defendant.  They in turn will provide a letter of response.  It may be possible, at that stage, to negotiate settlement of your claim.  More often than not it will be necessary to issue court proceedings.  The court will put in place a timetable for your claim.

Claims may settle at any time.  The average length of a medical negligence claim is between 3 to 4 years, but every case is different.  We will try our very best to provide you with realistic estimates as to how long your claim will take.

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Yes, we are medical negligence specialists.  Our Clinical & Medical Negligence Team ONLY does medical negligence work and nothing else.

We act for those bringing claims against doctors.  Two of our Partners are recognised by the Law Society as being specialists in their field, and both are on the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel.

We are passionate about what we do, and we are committed to ensure that we help in the maintenance of a safe and caring healthcare system.

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The claims process is confidential, so it will not become common knowledge. To discuss your individual circumstances please complete the request a call back form and we will call you.