What is Medical Negligence?
Medical Negligence is the failure on the part of a medical professional to provide a required standard of treatment, resulting in personal injury or loss to the patient. It is an extremely traumatic experience for a patient and it can result in physical, emotional and personal distress, as well as loss of earnings.
Medical Negligence claims are often complex cases requiring the advice of a specialised personal injury lawyer. Gary Matthews Solicitors have substantial experience in the field of medical negligence and will be able to help you with your personal injury case.
It is the failure on the part of a medical professional to provide a required standard of treatment, resulting in personal injury or loss to the patient. It is an extremely traumatic experience for a patient and it can result in physical, emotional and personal distress, as well as loss of earnings.
Making a Claim
Our firm combines legal expertise with medical knowledge, built up over more than 20 years from our involvement in many medical negligence cases for both patients and their families.
We recognise that a medical accident has significant emotional and financial consequences for you and your family and we will do everything we can to make the process run as smoothly as possible for you. Although our aim is to secure proper compensation wherever appropriate, we hope in all cases to obtain an explanation for what happened to you and hold the doctor or hospital accountable for their actions. We strongly believe in the ethos that the ordinary man, woman or child who is the victim of medical negligence is entitled to legal representation. We can advise on state, hospital boards and medical consultants. We believe proper access to justice is a fundamental right and not a privilege.
To make a successful medical negligence claim you will need to prove that the standard of care you received fell below that of a reasonably competent practitioner in the relevant area of medicine, and also that the substandard care has directly resulted in a physical or mental injury.
Even if your case seems straightforward, the doctor/dentist or health authority are likely to contest any claim that you make, and Medical Negligence is a very specialist area of the law, so you should contact a solicitor who is an experienced expert in these types of claims.