If you think that you or a loved one may have suffered in a case of medical negligence the first step is to contact us and tell us what happened. We can offer you an initial free consultation which will give us a good idea if you have a case. Once we take your case on we will review all the evidence and ask a medical expert for their opinion on whether or not you have received negligent medical treatment.
How much will it cost me to take a medical accident case and who will have to pay these costs?
Our initial consultation is free!
We may also be able to offer you the assistance of our ‘After the event’ insurance product, this insurance means you will not be responsible for any of the costs of legal proceedings even if your case is not successful, the only cost you may incur is a small insurance premium which you would be advised of at the start of your case.
If you are successful in making a claim and the medical organisation or practitioner is found to be at fault then they will have to pay all legal and associated costs as well as compensation to you.
Will I have to go to Court?
We at JMK Solicitors will work to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. At times it can be best to settle your case with the at fault medical body or their insurers which would not require you to go to court. However there are times especially in the most serious cases when it’s in the best interest of you the client to proceed to court in order to obtain the best possible compensation. We will advise you on the best course of action at the time.
How long will it take to resolve my medical negligence case?
In general it can take longer to settle this type of personal injury case due to what are often complex medical issues. We can guarantee that we will attempt to complete your case within the minimum time possible; we would estimate that on average this type of case will take 1-2 years but this is entirely dependant on the circumstances.
Some recent cases where we have helped clients in this situation:
Our Client, a high school pupil, consulted us in late 2010 following receipt of medical treatment provided by a local A & E department when she was sent home without proper investigation of severe abdominal pain, and suspected appendicitis. This resulted in her suffering a perforated appendix which required complex emergency surgery, a prolonged hospital stay and scarring. This also impacted upon our client’s studies at a crucial time. We were delighted to successfully establish that the delay in treatment to our client fell short of the standard expected from the hospital and the doctor and that this caused our client’s injury, which resulted in the case settling in her favour for a five figure sum in late 2013.