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Medical Negligence
Over the last couple of years a claim of medical negligence has become more frequent as many people are aware that there is a risk of medical negligence, for example, wrong prescription being prescribed by a doctor or even the failure to diagnose symptoms in time leading to complications.

Unlike with personal Injury it is not easy to prove clinical negligence and  even if the claimant shows that there was a breach of the duty of care he will not succeed unless it can be shown that the breach caused damage. Clinical negligence cases are more often than not complex in nature.  It  is therefore,  important that any solicitor you engage to handle this type of work has not only a thorough knowledge of the law, but also a comprehensive grasp of the medical issues which inevitably arise

How long you have to bring a claim for clinical negligence? In  general an adult has three years from the date of the alleged negligence to bring a claim. However, there are exceptions to this and the court has discretion to extend the period. The limitation period does not apply to children (here the three years will start on the 18th birthday) or to mental patients (someone unable to manage his affairs). So, in cases where children are severely brain damaged at birth, there is no time limit to the bringing of a claim.

At  Sandhill  Solicitors, we have  a specialist qualified partner  in dealing with cases of this type.  Cases involving children, Brain Damage & Spinal Injury,  Dental malpractice, Laser Eye Surgery, Pressure Sores, Drug Errors, Surgical Mishaps, Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery fall into this area of law.

If you  need to discuss your case regarding clinical negligence or want to make a claim then please contact us  by telephone or complete the personal injury query form.