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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

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    Find no win no fee solicitors in Abington upon whom you can rely with Accident Advice Helpline

    If you’ve been the victim of medical negligence, Accident Advice Helpline can assign you specialist no win no fee solicitors in Abington who may well be able to help you to claim financial compensation.

    Establishing liability and causation

    The most common cause of medical negligence is misdiagnosis. This can result in being given incorrect medication, or worse still undergoing an incorrect medical procedure which could have serious consequences. The victim of a medical negligence claim would normally be expected to be able to prove the case in terms of both liability and causation.

    As far as liability is concerned, it needs to be established that the medical professional acted in a way that no other medical profession normally would have. In terms of causation, it needs to be proven that the damage that was sustained would not normally otherwise have happened. 

    No win no fee solicitors in Abington can assist with all types of medical negligence claims

    Medical negligence (often referred to as clinical negligence) is not just restricted to health centres and hospitals. It can also apply to opticians and dental practices, too.

    The three-year statute of limitations

    The statute of limitations that applies to clinical negligence claims is three years. The only exceptions to this limitation are:

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    • Where the injury victim is a child (under the age of 18). In this instance, the three-year period does not begin counting down until the 18th birthday of the victim.
    • If the injury victim was in any way mentally incapacitated (medical proof of this will be required), the countdown period does not begin until the victim is deemed competent.
    • The judge in any case (if the case goes to court) can use their discretion in certain circumstances.

    Put your trust in Accident Advice Helpline

    Many people approach making a claim for medical negligence with some trepidation. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we employ 200 specialist solicitors who have the necessary depth of experience and knowledge to deal with all aspects of clinical negligence, so you can stop worrying and rely on our expertise.

    You may get some comfort from the great reference we have from Dame Esther Rantzen, the celebrated people’s consumer champion, who says, “Take my advice, you can trust Accident Advice Helpline to look after you.”

    Using our compensation calculator

    If you visit our website you’ll see our compensation calculator on the homepage. It can be used by anyone and will just take 30 seconds of your time. There is no obligation to proceed with making a claim with us after using it, if you choose not to.

    If you need help and advice

    If you’d like to discuss any aspect of a potential claim for medical negligence, then please feel free to pick up the phone and speak to one of our experienced advisers. You can reach them via our toll-free helpline. If you’re phoning from a landline call 0800 689 0500, or if you’re phoning from a mobile call 0333 500 0993.

    Date Published: 10th March 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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