Medical Negligence Solicitors
Medical Negligence occurs when a patient is harmed as a result of a doctor or other healthcare professional failing to meet the standards expected of them.
For over 25 years, Jackson Lees’ Medical Negligence solicitors have successfully acted on behalf of thousands of patients who have fallen victim to Medical Negligence.
Our experience covers a wide range of medical and surgical claims including delayed diagnosis/treatment of diseases such as cancer. We have dealt with cases ranging from unnecessary scarring to catastrophic injuries such as brain injury at birth.
We understand what you’re going through, enabling us to offer practical and personal support.
Our Medical Negligence Team
Our experienced team consists of ten solicitors, six paralegals, two former doctors, one nurse and an ex-midwife.
We also understand that, for certain problems (e.g. gynaecology negligence claims), you may find it easier to speak to someone of the same sex. Jackson Lees can offer male and female solicitors who will handle your case with care and sensitivity.
We will also help you consider other ways to deal with your Medical Negligence claim, such as the NHS Complaints Procedure or, in fatal cases, a Coroner’s Inquest.
At Jackson Lees, we do our best to fit around your lives, visiting you at home and out-of-hours if needed. We have offices in Liverpool, Heswall, and Hoylake where you can speak in private with one of our experts.
Our team are independently accredited in Medical Negligence litigation by the Law Society and Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) which gives you the peace of mind that you are dealing with the experts.
Time Limits on Claims
In most cases, there is just three years in which to start court proceedings from the date of an accident or negligent act; otherwise the claim may be out of time (meaning that you would lose any right to compensation).
However, if you are not immediately aware of the issue, arguments may be put forward that the three year period begins from the date you became aware that you may have suffered an injury which might have resulted from Medical Negligence.
This will depend on the facts of each case, so it is always best to look into any possible claim with the help of a solicitor as soon as possible, so that deadlines are not missed.
In cases involving children, their three-year time limit usually starts from the date of their 18th birthday. There are also different rules for those who lack mental capacity.
Contact Jackson Lees’ Medical Negligence solicitors
If you are considering a Medical Negligence claim or you are unsure about what to do and just need some guidance on what your options are, you should call Jackson Lees on 0151 282 1700 or fill out an enquiry form without any pressure or obligation and free of charge.
We can also help if you have suffered as result of negligence from professionals in other fields of expertise, such as an accountant or solicitor.