Understanding Medical Negligence

Medical Negligence

When it comes to health, Bernard Chill & Axtell know that this takes priority above anything else in our lives. Keeping an eye on our well-being is of the utmost importance, so what happens if something doesn’t go to plan with a diagnosis, procedure or treatment – what route do you take? Are you looking at a Medical Negligence claim?

A misdiagnosis or substandard procedure can cause dire consequences for the victim and their loved ones; receiving improper or unskilled treatment is emotionally and physically distressing.  If your doctor or surgeon acted in an incompetent manner or showed a lack of judgement that produced a negative result, this comes under medical negligence.

The types of Medical Negligence claims:

  • Errors in surgery
  • Misdiagnosis given
  • Medication overdose
  • Worsening condition due to poor quality treatment
  • Death

Medical Negligence facts

Medical negligence is extremely common – the NHS provide treatment for one million individuals every 36 hours; unfortunately, it is inevitable that mistakes are likely to occur due to this consistent high volume of patients.

In 2013/14, an overwhelming £22.7 billion was put towards dealing with the NHS medical negligence problems

At present, there are a huge number of operations being carried out daily by surgeons in comparison to a few years ago.

In 2012/13 there was a total of 60% more operations being completed compared to 2002/03

Alongside this great advance in medical knowledge and the number of operations rising so drastically, there is also the escalated risk, thus serious medical negligence claims should be dealt with in the correct way: with a trustworthy, experienced legal firm.

Bernard Chill & Axtell’s Medical Negligence Experts

Bernard Chill & Axtell hold nearly 70 years’ legal practice. Our experienced, personable solicitors are here to listen to your side and provide you with expert information and advice.

If you have been a victim of medical negligence, then legal action can become a necessity. The least you deserve is an experienced solicitor from Bernard Chill & Axtell to fight your corner, ultimately providing you with the best possible result.

Bernard Chill & Axtell have a wealth of experience when it comes to dealing with cases of this kind, and have received many successful outcomes. If you are suffering, then we are here to provide a tailored legal service to fit your individual needs. Bernard Chill & Axtell will give you the best legal representation and guidance during this emotionally, and often physically, difficult time for yourself and your loved ones.

No one should be made to face the stress of a medical negligence claim alone; our solicitors can change your situation, which ultimately change the lives of yourself and those who mean the most to you. Bernard Chill & Axtell’s legal team will dedicate their time to working towards a settlement you deserve, thus providing you with the foundation to rebuild your life and move on.

Bernard Chill & Axtell are committed to you, and will be there to answer any legal queries you may have surrounding your medical negligence claim.

Making a Medical Negligence claim with Bernard Chill & Axtell

At Bernard Chill & Axtell, our experienced solicitors will give you expert legal advice regarding your claim, and will be happy to discuss the best route for you to take.

It is important to remember that if you have a claim to make, it should be brought within three years of the event. In certain circumstances however this time limit could be extended. Our skilled solicitors at Bernard Chill & Axtell have a wealth of knowledge within this area, and will be here to provide clear and detailed information about your options.

Speak up with Bernard Chill & Axtell

If you believe you have been a victim of medical negligence that you have dealt with, don’t suffer in silence – call our expert legal advisors today. Bernard Chill & Axtell’s solicitors are here to assist you and fight for the appropriate settlement that you require in order to give you peace of mind and a route towards changing your life for the better.

Bernard Chill & Axtell have been providing expert legal representation and advice since 1947 – Trust our solicitors to deliver the best outcome, with options of fixed fees and legal expenses insurance to help your budget. Click here to find out more.

Call Bernard Chill & Axtell today for further legal guidance and information on 02382 148019 or visit our page on Personal Injury

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