Our specialist team of Medical Negligence Solicitors are careful and sympathetic listeners, who can give expert legal advice regarding your meningitis mistreatment claim.
If we can take on your case, we’ll help you navigate this highly specialist area of law, and work to get you the best possible compensation and rehabilitation support.
We'll also work closely with the NHS, aiming to reach a settlement in collaborative, non-confrontational way.
We may be able to deal with your case on a No Win, No Fee basis, and a home visit (in England or Wales) may be available so ask us for details.
If you believe you’ve suffered because of a mistake with your treatment, get in touch for a free consultation to see if we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
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Medical Negligence Claims for Meningitis
If the symptoms of meningitis were missed, delaying your treatment and leading to further complications, health problems or disability, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
If the failure to diagnose and treat meningitis in a timely manner led to the death of a child or another family member, you may be able to make a claim on their behalf.
Making a successful medical negligence claim for meningitis can:
- Provide you with a financial settlement that can help you cope with any ongoing physical or emotional problems the condition may have caused
- Help you move on and feel a sense of justice
- Help to increase awareness of meningitis and the errors that led to your claim, preventing them from being repeated.
To make a successful meningitis mistreatment claim, the law requires you to prove that the standard of care you received fell below what you would reasonably expect.
You must also prove you’ve suffered a physical or mental injury as a direct result of that action or inaction.
The medical negligence compensation our clients receive can be invaluable in many ways, it can cover costs including:
- Loss of Past and Future Earnings
- Cost of Care and Assistance
- Prescription Charges and Medical Fees
- Cost of Assistance for Household Chores
- Travel Expenses
- Out of Pocket Expenses
- Special Care Aids and Appliances
For free legal advice get in touch with our Medical Negligence Solicitors.
Frequently asked questions
- What is the claims process?
When you contact us for a free consultation, we’ll run you through key information such as the NHS Complaints procedure, as you may have to submit a complaint before taking legal action.
If this applies in your case, we can advise you on the procedure and review the outcome of a complaint. After taking on your case, we’ll work with an independent medical specialist to gauge the full extent of your injuries, as this will help us calculate how much compensation you should be awarded.
If your claim is specific to Cerebral and Erb's Palsy, claims are more complex as they rely on a number of independent experts to carry out a thorough investigation. But, we'll take care of the difficult tasks, from arranging appointments with independent medical experts to supporting you if your case goes all the way to trial.
- What is the claim time limits?
Strict time limits apply for making a medical negligence claim, so you shouldn’t delay in seeking specialist legal advice.
You must either claim within three years of when the incident happened or three years from when you became aware of it (the date of knowledge).
If the date of knowledge can’t be identified, assume that the three-year period runs from the date of the incident.
The time limitation period may in certain cases extend to:
- If an injured person suffers from a temporary mental disability,then time doesn’t start to run until mental capacity has returned
- Those aged under 18 years, the three-year period doesn’t start running until their 18th birthday
- If settlement of the medical claim isn’t reached or application for legal action for damages issued to the Courts by the eve of their 21st birthday, then the opportunity to claim compensation is lost unless the minor suffers mental incapacity
Although the Courts have wider powers to alter the time limits, it is not often that the discretion is exercised.
If you’re claiming following the death of another person, you have 3 years from the date of their death in which to claim.
- How will I pay?
Many clinical and medical negligence cases can be funded through a No Win, No Fee agreement, which is also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement. Ask for details when you get in touch.
- Can I claim compensation?
Medical negligence claims often arise out of the bad or poor management of your healthcare as a patient.
You may have a case if the doctor, nurse or hospital treating you failed to:
- Provide adequate healthcare
- Keep proper records
- Administer medication
- Properly operate hospital machinery
All of the above raises questions as to the adequacy of the treatment you may have received.
For free legal advice call our Medical Negligence Solicitors
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