No Win No Fee NHS Negligence
NHS negligence cases typically concern medical errors that result in a patient’s injury or death. The incidents involve the medical team making mistakes or performing acts that are not in line with the medical community’s standards of practice.
Medical negligence occurs when medical professionals make mistakes or fail in their duty of care. Mistakes that worsen an existing condition or injury can happen as a result of a misdiagnosis or improper treatment.
How To Make A Medical Negligence Claim?
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If the NHS or another healthcare provider has already admitted responsibility for your current circumstances you should be able to secure interim payments with the help of your chosen legal team. An interim payment is funds sent to cover treatment, healthcare, and financial burdens whilst you wait for your final compensation settlement.
What Is The Time Limit For Making A Medical Negligence Claim?
You will usually need to open a medical negligence claim within three years of the date of knowledge of your negligent treatment. In some instances, the claims period is shorter or longer. For example, children affected by medical negligence will be able to claim any time before turning 18. If your child is 18, they will fall under the three-year rule and a claim must be pursued by the age of 21. Alternatively, if a person lacks the mental capacity to make their own claim, there is no time limit to make the claim.
However, there are a couple of exceptions to this rule:
How Long Do Medical Negligence Claims Take?
A number of factors influence how long it takes for a medical negligence claim to be settled. The severity of an injury and whether or not the NHS or private healthcare provider accepts responsibility will affect this process. A fairly straightforward case can often be settled within a matter of months, however, a more complicated case can take several years.