When we place our trust in hospitals and medical professionals, it's with the hope and expectation of receiving the best possible care. Hospitals are places of healing, where skilled professionals work diligently to safeguard our wellbeing. However, there are instances when the care provided falls short of the standards we expect and deserve. Mistakes, oversights or lapses in judgement can lead to injury and cause undue pain, suffering or even long-term consequences for patients and their families.
If you or a loved one have experienced such an unfortunate event, it's essential to know that you have rights. At Switalskis, we're here to make sure those rights are upheld, guiding you through every step of the claims process to seek justice and compensation for the harm you've experienced.
We understand the trust patients place in hospitals and their medical professionals. However, there are times when that trust is misplaced. You might feel that certain oversights or mistakes resulted in negligent treatment that was avoidable.
As a result, you may be seeking:
Hospital negligence can have significant and lasting effects. Our hospital and medical negligence solicitors have extensive experience working with people who have faced such challenging circumstances. This is a deeply personal and sensitive area, and we make sure you're paired with a solicitor who understands your concerns and you feel at ease with them. We support our clients with our expertise, compassion and dedication to their individual needs.
When we talk about hospital negligence, we're referring to situations where the care provided by a hospital or its staff falls below the accepted standard, causing injury to a patient. It's essential to understand that not every undesirable outcome in a hospital setting is due to clinical negligence, and not every mistake can be described as negligent. However, when the care provided falls short of expected professional standards, it becomes a cause for concern. Here's more detail about what hospital negligence involves:
Understanding the nuances of hospital negligence is the first step in recognising when you might have a valid claim. If you believe you've experienced any of these or other forms of medical negligence and this has caused you additional harm, it's essential to consult with hospital negligence solicitors to understand your rights and the potential path forward.
We’re here to simplify the process of making a hospital negligence claim. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you understand what to expect when pursuing a claim for hospital or medical professional negligence.
With Switalskis by your side, navigating a hospital negligence compensation claim becomes more manageable. We're committed to guiding you through each phase, offering transparent advice, genuine support, and unparalleled legal expertise every step of the way.
Typically, you have three years from the date on which you first suffered injury due to negligence. If at that time you did not suspect that the injury was caused by negligence, then the three-year period starts when you later realised that the injury might have been due to negligence. However, there are exceptions:
It's always best to consult with us as soon as possible to make sure you don't miss any critical deadlines.
Navigating the financial aspects of a hospital negligence compensation claim can be daunting, but Switalskis aims to make sure the process is transparent and accessible, so that nobody is ever put off seeking justice due to the costs.
Here's a breakdown of the funding options available:
Our team is here to guide you through your funding options and help you pick an option that suits your needs and circumstances.
Hospital and medical negligence claims can cast a shadow over your life. But remember, you’re not alone. Our legal experts are here to listen, understand your circumstances, and fight for the best possible outcome for you.
Contact Switalskis today by calling 0800 1380 458 or get in touch with us through the website to discuss your concerns in confidence with a legal specialist.