Our Medical Negligence Solicitors are experts at handling neurology compensation claims. We’ll handle your case sensitively and provide you with the best legal advice and support throughout your case.
As experts in a wide range of medical negligence cases, we know compensation isn’t simply about getting money.
That's why we aim to work with the NHS, making sure lessons are learnt and exploring non-confrontational ways of reaching a settlement, such as mediation.
We can help you access all the care and rehabilitation support you may need, and we may be able to deal with your case on a No Win, No Fee basis. A home visit may be available (in England or Wales) - ask us for details.
For free legal advice get in touch with our Medical Negligence Solicitors.
Neurology Compensation Claims
A neurologist will treat disorders affecting the nerves, spinal cord and the brain. So the impact of any medical mistakes in neurology can be huge, affecting countless aspects of your life.
Did a doctor fail to administer the right treatment, or were you given the wrong treatment completely?
Was a neurology condition misdiagnosed or missed completely?
Was an operation carried out negligently?
Our Medical Negligence Solicitors are very experienced at handling neurology claims. Once we take on your case, we’ll work to identify liability and assess the extent to which medical errors have affected your life.
And we’ll work out exactly what care and rehabilitation needs you may have both now and in the future, including home adaptations, as they may be necessary in cases where disability was caused.
Expert help is just a phone call away.
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.
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