If you’ve experienced medical negligence and want to find out how you can claim compensation, we can help. Contact our medical negligence solicitors in Cambridge on freephone 0808 175 8000 or use our online contact form to arrange a convenient callback.

Medical negligence claims - what can I claim for?

Our team of medical negligence solicitors in Cambridge are extremely experienced in handling compensation claims for victims of medical mistakes. We’ve seen first-hand how serious the consequences of these errors can be. Our lawyers also know how much compensation can help to ease the financial stress of injury or illness, especially when it comes to paying medical bills or making modifications to your home to help you cope with a disability.

With all of our specialist expertise in medical negligence, our Cambridge solicitors are perfectly placed to help you with your case. Our experience covers cases involving the following types of medical error:

Hospital negligence

In most hospitals, healthcare professionals deliver an exceptional standard of care. However, mistakes can still happen - especially when staff are under pressure. Errors and oversights can occur in busy Accident and Emergency departments, as well as in surgery and on the wards. When you’re admitted to hospital, whether NHS or private, you have the right to receive a certain standard of care. A mistake can lead to serious consequences, such as the worsening of an existing illness, an injury or contracting a new illness. It can even be life-threatening or life-changing.

Common hospital negligence cases include:

  • Delayed treatment of a serious condition in A&E
  • Contracting a superbug on a ward
  • Needle-related injuries
  • Mistakes during surgery
  • Misdiagnosis
  • An error when prescribing or dispensing medication

Our medical negligence solicitors in Cambridge can help you to claim compensation for a mistake during hospital treatment. Please call us on on freephone 0808 175 8000 to provide the details of what happened and to receive practical legal advice from a specialist in hospital negligence claims.

Dental negligence

Dental negligence may not always be as serious as hospital negligence in its consequences, but it can be just as painful and traumatic for the patient. Examples of negligence include mistakes in root canal treatment, infections as a result of substandard treatment, the incorrect fitting of a crown or an error during dental surgery.

Substandard treatment from your dentist or dental staff can cause unnecessary pain and suffering, as well as potentially requiring extensive follow-up treatment to correct the original mistake. Compensation can help to pay for further treatment, as well as helping with other costs while you recover from your experience.

Slater and Gordon’s medical negligence solicitors in Cambridge have extensive experience in dental negligence cases, so we’re ideally placed to help. Please call us on freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact us online to start your claim.

Negligence from your GP

Your GP is usually your first port of call when you aren’t feeling well. This medical professional is a general practitioner, not a specialist. However, a well-trained, competent GP will know when to refer you to a specialist. If this doesn’t happen and it transpires that you had a serious condition that wasn’t diagnosed and treated early enough, you could have a claim for medical negligence against your GP. Other examples of these cases include incorrect prescriptions and failure to effectively treat prolonged illnesses.

Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis

Whichever medical facility you’ve been to, be it an NHS doctor or a private hospital, you may be able to claim for medical negligence if there was a mistake when diagnosing your illness or injury. A delay in diagnosis can cause some conditions to worsen, develop complications or even become life-threatening. Misdiagnosis (where the wrong condition is diagnosed) can lead to ineffective treatment, which can make the original problem worse or lead to side effects and other illnesses.

Accurate, timely diagnosis is what you expect from a healthcare professional when you seek medical help. If you believe there has been a mistake with the diagnosis of your illness or injury, we can help. Please call our medical negligence solicitors in Cambridge to discuss your case, receive expert advice on how to start a claim and to find out how much compensation you could receive if you win your case.

Other types of claims we can help with include:

  • Mistakes with medication
  • Birth injuries
  • Care home claims

Why it pays to choose us

When starting a medical negligence claim, it’s essential to have the very best legal advice. This is why you should choose a lawyer who specialises in medical mistakes, such as one of our medical negligence solicitors in Cambridge. We have a vast amount of experience and a strong reputation for success in a wide range of cases.

Our track record speaks for itself, but we also pride ourselves on our compassionate, sensitive approach. Our lawyers here in Cambridge know that starting a medical negligence claim can be very difficult, especially when you’re recovering from what happened. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the paperwork and legal requirements, which is why we aim to make it as simple as possible.

Our specialist medical negligence solicitors in Cambridge handle everything on your behalf, so that you can focus on getting better. We’ll always keep you in the loop, but you can feel confident you have the best possible solicitors working hard on your case.

What’s more, we believe you shouldn’t have to take a financial risk simply to start a negligence compensation claim. That’s why most of our personal injury cases, including medical negligence, are handled on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means that you won’t pay any legal fees unless our solicitors win your case and secure compensation. There’s no risk, only peace of mind that you can proceed with your case.

If you need our help or want to find out more about No Win, No Fee compensation claims, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Call our medical negligence solicitors in Cambridge on freephone 0808 175 8000 or use our online contact form to make an enquiry.