Medical Accidents

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Medical Accidents2019-09-13T12:25:21+01:00

Have you been the victim of a medical accident?

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. JMK Solicitors 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.

Medical NegligenceHow 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 option of our ‘After The Event’ insurance policy.

A non-refundable insurance premium is payable to commence a medical negligence case, and we will discuss this fully with you before taking any action in your case.

Providing that we believe that your case is likely to be successful, the ‘After The Event’ policy will cover your legal costs, even if you are unsuccessful.

If you are successful and the medical organisation or practitioner agrees or is ordered to pay compensation, then they will have to pay all costs as well.

If we think that your case is unlikely to succeed, we will tell you and the insurance provider immediately. It will then be your decision whether to withdraw your claim, or to continue without insurance cover.

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 dependent on the circumstances.

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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.
Emergency surgery, a prolonged hospital stay and scarring