Under the care of a medical professional when you are vulnerable, you expect to be safe, well looked after and respected. In the event this does not happen you may be in the position to file a medical negligence complaint. With this, costs may be recoverable for treatment required, financial losses incurred as a result of the negligence including wages lost and any impact on possible future earnings, and any adaptations in your home or vehicle now needed due to any resulting physical or mental damage sustained.
Similarly, you may also be able to launch a claim on behalf of a relative who has been injured, or more severely, posthumous in the event of their death as a result of negligence. Any medical organisation can be held accountable including cosmetic surgery clinics and practitioners, dentists, opticians and GPs.
There are of course stringent time frames in place should you wish to proceed in opening your case so it is of paramount importance that you contact us as soon as possible after the event has occurred.
Our expertise includes handling:
- claims against hospitals and GPs for failing to spot serious illness, misdiagnosing a condition, carrying out inappropriate treatment, failing to provide the correct treatment, mistakes made in surgery, the mismanagement of pregnancy or childbirth, failing to seek a second opinion or to make a referral where justified, providing inadequate aftercare and the neglect of basic personal healthcare needs;
- claims against dentists for failing to spot gum disease or oral cancer, badly performed root canal treatment, the unnecessary removal of heathy teeth, temporary or permanent nerve damage and poor orthodontic work;
- claims against opticians for failing to spot eye cancer or other diseases likely to affect vision, unnecessarily prescribing glasses, failing to prescribe glasses where appropriate and fitting contact lenses where not recommended;
- claims against cosmetic surgeons for mistakes made in surgery or for providing unnecessary, inappropriate or poorly performed treatment or for using unlicensed products; and
- claims against care homes for failing to use specialist lifting equipment, not providing appropriate mobility aids, administering inappropriate medication, failing to provide required medication and failing to ensure general patient safety.
Advising individuals throughout Maidstone, Kent and beyond
We have offices in Maidstone, Gravesend, Tonbridge, Chatham and Tenterden where we can meet you to discuss your requirements.
If the need arises, we can also offer meetings at your home or in hospital. Meetings via skype are also possible for clients who frequently need to travel abroad.
Most medical negligence cases can be funded under a conditional fee agreement which means there will usually be no legal fees to pay unless your claim is successful.
For clients not eligible for conditional fee funding we can offer flexible payment terms to help you budget for the payment of legal fees. We can also offer an initial appointment to discuss your requirements at a fixed cost of £150 plus VAT.