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  • In 2022 alone, we were successful in securing over £91 million in damages for our clients

Clinical Negligence

If you have been the victim of an accident involving a medical professional, Potter Rees Dolan's specialist medical negligence solicitors can help you make a compensation claim. We will guide you through the process from start to finish, providing all the support you need along the way.

When a medical mistake occurs, it can have a significant, life-changing impact on your life. It is essential that your claim is dealt with by an experienced solicitor, as financial compensation can often be the only way to improve the victim's quality of life.

Call our expert medical negligence solicitors - based in Manchester and operating across the North West and beyond - on 0800 027 2557 today to discuss your situation. Alternatively, complete the enquiry form on the side of this page and we will get back to you.

Our approach to medical negligence claims

Our medical negligence solicitors are highly experienced and understanding. We know how devastating it can be to have your life turned upside down through the errors of others. This is why we provide a comprehensive approach to our legal support, being in constant communication with you as we guide you through every step of the process.

We know that making a medical negligence claim may appear a complex and stressful experience, but we are here to provide all of the advice you need to make everything as simple and hassle-free as possible. We have vast experience in claims of this type, so you can rest assured you are in good hands.

In addition to securing financial compensation, we will always try to obtain an apology for you from the negligent health provider involved. We will give you the assurance that the same mistake will not happen again, which can be important in helping your peace of mind when you have suffered from clinical negligence.

Our Services

How do I make a medical negligence claim?

Our team of expert medical negligence solicitors is here to support you throughout the process of making your compensation claim, providing guidance and empathy the entire time. 

The process of making a clinical negligence claim starts with speaking to an experienced specialist about your situation. Our advisors will assess your case and determine whether you are likely to be able to make a claim. We will collect details about the treatment you received and your current situation so that we can get the best understanding of how it is affecting your life. This will allow us to figure out whether you can make a claim and will allow us to ensure you receive the right amount of compensation. 

Once your compensation claim has been accepted, you will then need to provide us with as much evidence as possible. This can include medical records and any relevant documentation related to all of the care you have received. Our team of expert medical negligence solicitors will work with you closely to gather all of your evidence and make a case.  

How do I make a medical negligence claim?

Here at Potter Rees Dolan, we believe that everyone should be entitled to seek fair compensation and get the justice they deserve for their situation. An injury or health condition due to medical negligence can be extremely distressing and can set you back in more ways than one. This is why we work to ensure you get as much compensation as possible to help you move forward. 

We work on a no-win, no fee basis. This is a legal agreement that makes it easier for you to go through with a compensation claim for medical negligence. Regardless of your current financial situation, you can get in touch with us, and we will endeavour to get you the compensation you deserve. If your claim is unsuccessful, you won't have to pay a penny.

What compensation could I be entitled to?

The type of compensation that you are granted differs from case to case. However, the amount granted is usually split into two categories:

  • General damages - This compensates for the pain and suffering that you have had to endure due to medical negligence. This is based on the severity of your injury or health condition and how much the medical negligence has affected your life. 
  • Special damages - You may be entitled to special damages compensation, which reimburses you for losses that occur due to the medical negligence you received. This can include loss of earnings, private treatment costs, medication costs, travel expenses, rehabilitation costs and medical equipment. 



What is medical negligence?

Medical negligence (also known as clinical negligence) is when a patient receives substandard care from a healthcare professional that causes direct harm to the patient. The care must have fallen below a reasonable standard for the healthcare professional in those circumstances. This is usually assessed by an expert within that field.

Medical negligence can occur in several ways. It may be that the patient was misdiagnosed or may have been a victim of mistakes during surgery. They may have received incorrect treatment for their condition, which may have made the condition worse.

When medical negligence causes injury, a health problem or major distress to you and your family, you may be entitled to claim compensation. 

What types of medical negligence can I claim compensation for?

There are many different types of medical negligence that you may be able to claim compensation for, including the following:

  • Birth injuries
  • Misdiagnosis of health conditions
  • Delayed diagnosis of health conditions
  • Mistakes during dental work
  • Incorrect surgery
  • Mistakes during surgery

Medical negligence can be quite complex, so it’s important to seek advice from a professional medical negligence solicitor to help you understand your rights before you go through with making a claim. 

How do I know if I have a case for a medical negligence claim?

If you are not sure whether or not you have suffered medical negligence, the best way to find out is by talking to one of our professionals about your situation. Our team will assess your information and let you know if you're eligible to make a medical negligence compensation claim.

It can be difficult to understand your rights without the help of a professional. We will investigate your evidence and assess whether you have a medical negligence claim. 

Is there a time limit on medical negligence claims?

If you believe you have been a victim of medical negligence, you should aim to make a claim as soon as possible. You have three years to make a claim after the negligent treatment. 

Contact an expert clinical negligence solicitor today

Headed by Helen Dolan, our clinical negligence team is recognised widely on being amongst the best in England and Wales. Chambers UK quotes clients who were interviewed as saying:

Absolutely delighted to work with solicitors in the team.
Their communication is outstanding, they are in touch regularly and they are incredibly understanding.

Contact us on 0800 027 2557 or email one of our specialist clinical negligence team. If you would prefer for us to contact you, please leave your details via the online enquiry form on the side of this page and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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