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    Whatever negligence may have caused you injury, if you have experienced medical negligence in North Devon our team of specialist solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

    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. Furthermore, our team sees a claim both as an opportunity to secure your future and to throw a spotlight on vital patient safety lessons for medical institutions, so that clinicians can learn from their errors and, hopefully, avoid further instances of negligent care.

    We have a track record of successful claims against the North Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, a Trust which has been identified in previous reports from the CQC and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as requiring improvement to its maternity services especially. You may therefore wish to contact us about birth injury or cerebral palsy claims, for which we have a specialist team of birth injury solicitors.

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

    When might someone have a claim for medical negligence?

    There may be a claim for medical negligence if:

    • you or someone close to you have experienced medical care which was substandard, and has caused you, or someone close to you, perhaps even your child, injury;
    • a condition you or someone close to you already had has been made worse as a result of substandard treatment.

    You may not be considering a claim directly after the event. If this is the case, there is no need to be concerned; you have three years to bring a claim, either from the alleged negligence having taken place, or from the date you became aware that it occurred. However, it is advisable to contact a solicitor as soon as possible to discuss your options.

    It is worth knowing that if you are bringing a claim for a child, however, 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?

    No claim for medical negligence is exactly the same, 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 and what you may have lost as a result of your injury – whether that is a loss of earnings, a loss of mobility requiring adaptations, or any other financial damage.

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

    How can you pay for a claim?

    Funding options 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 in legal fees.

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

    How long will a claim take to conclude?

    We pride ourselves on working with clients and defendants in the most efficient way possible, and will always aim to bring a case to its conclusion as fast as reasonably 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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