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Medical negligence can be devastating to people’s lives. Whatever injury you may have experienced, our specialist solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation, and have a track-record of successful claims for people in Gloucestershire.

Depending on your injury, it may be that we are never able to return your life to how it was before, but our team will use their specialist knowledge to help you live your life to the full.

We have successfully claimed against a number of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust units, including Cheltenham General Hospital, Gloucester Royal Hospital and Stroud Maternity Unit, most often in relation to high-value, complex birth injury and paediatric brain injury claims, such as claims for cerebral palsy.

Find out more about our main areas of claim at the links below:

When might someone have a claim for medical negligence?

You may have a claim for medical negligence if:

  • you have experienced medical care which was substandard, and has caused you injury;
  • a condition you already had has been made worse as a result of substandard treatment.

You have three years to bring a claim, either from the alleged negligence taking place or from the date you became aware that it occurred.

However, if you are bringing a claim for a child you have until their 21st birthday to make a claim. Furthermore, if you are claiming on behalf of an adult with mental difficulties there is no time limit.

Find out more about how we determine whether treatment has been negligent and all you need to know about making a claim in our comprehensive medical negligence guide here.

How much compensation might you receive for a medical negligence claim?

Every claim for medical negligence is different, and so the level of compensation that is needed varies. In order for us to best assess the compensation that you need, we would advise that you contact us to discuss what has happened.

However, for a rough guide as to how compensation is calculated, take a look at our guide here.

How can you pay for a claim?

Depending on how you wish to fund a medical negligence claim, you have a number of options. These include the possibility of a Conditional Fee Agreement, commonly known as ‘no win, no fee’ funding, which means that should your claim be unsuccessful there will be nothing for you to pay.

Find out more about how the various options for funding a claim here.

How long will a claim take to conclude?

We will use all the expertise and knowledge at our disposal to bring your claim to a conclusion as fast as possible. However, for some of the most complex cases, the process can take years to settle, especially if the defendant denies liability.

Find out more about the timescales of making a claim here.


Where you can find us

Our solicitors act for clients across England & Wales, however we have a number of offices in which you can come and see us:

We also have a consulting office in Bristol, which is available by appointment.

 

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