When you place your trust in the hands of nurses, you’ve a right to expect a high standard of care, compassion and professionalism. When this trust is broken due to negligence, the emotional and physical impact can be significant.
Whether it's a missed diagnosis, medication error or a lack of proper care, Switalskis offers expert legal support for nursing negligence claims. We recognise the depth of pain and confusion that can arise from these experiences, and we believe that no one should have to suffer in silence.
Our dedicated medical negligence team is here to stand by your side, offering legal guidance and support throughout the compensation claim process. We're here to give you the best possible chance of making a successful medical negligence claim so that you can move forward with your life.
At Switalskis, we're more than just a legal firm - we're a team of compassionate individuals dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those affected by nursing negligence. We understand that behind every nursing error claim is a personal story, and we'll make sure that story is heard when we take on your medical negligence case.
Here's what you can expect from working with Switalskis:
With years of experience handling all sorts of medical negligence claims, we've built a reputation for excellence in this field. Our team includes legal experts accredited by the Law Society and AvMA (Action Against Medical Accidents) , which demonstrates the level of respect that we've earned within the sector.
With Switalskis by your side, you'll gain a partner who genuinely cares about your wellbeing and is committed to helping you find closure and justice.
When receiving medical care, there are always risks, and negative outcomes can happen that aren't necessarily anyone's fault. However, in other cases, you may be harmed as a direct consequence of negligent treatment by your nurses. In order to be eligible for nursing negligence compensation, you'll need to be able to prove that you were the victim of poor nursing care.
Proving professional negligence in nursing practice centres on the duty of care that nurses owe to their patients. Every nurse has a professional obligation to provide care that meets a certain standard. This is a foundational principle in healthcare, and all medical professionals must uphold it so that patients receive safe and effective treatment.
To receive compensation, you must be able to prove that a nurse breached their duty of care. It's not just about errors; it's about preventable mistakes that a diligent and competent nurse wouldn't have made.
Additionally, we must prove that there was a direct link between the nurse's negligence and the harm or injury you suffered. In other words, you'll need to be able to show that the harm wouldn't have happened if the nurse had provided the appropriate standard of care.
Proving a nursing negligence case can be difficult without a thorough knowledge of medical negligence law. At Switalskis, we'll provide this expertise, putting you in the best position to make your claim.
Nursing negligence happens in various ways and situations. Here are some common examples of failures in nursing care that might be grounds to make a medical negligence claim:
These examples highlight the significant impact that nursing negligence can have on patients. If you've been affected by any of these failures of nursing care, get in touch with Switalskis to make a medical negligence claim.
Deciding to pursue a nursing negligence claim is a significant step. It can be hugely beneficial not just to yourself, but also to the healthcare system in general. Here are the potential positive outcomes of moving forward with a nursing negligence case:
Making a nursing negligence claim is not just about seeking compensation. It's about justice, change, healing, and making sure that every patient receives the standard of care they rightfully deserve.
The nursing error claims process might seem daunting, but at Switalskis, we'll streamline these steps to make sure you feel supported and informed at every stage.
Here's an overview of what the nursing negligence claims process involves:
Throughout your nursing negligence compensation journey, we'll provide regular communication, transparent updates and expert guidance. Our dedicated solicitors are devoted to making the process as seamless and stress-free as possible.
Understanding the time constraints for nursing negligence claims is vital to make sure you don't miss out on the opportunity to seek justice and compensation. Generally, you have three years from the date of the negligence, or from the date you became aware of the negligence that caused you an avoidable injury, to start a nursing negligence claim. This is known as the limitation period.
There are a few exceptions to this:
In some rare cases, the courts may decide to extend the limitation period. However, relying on this is risky, as this is only ever done at the discretion of the courts.
Starting the process sooner rather than later means all evidence is fresh and readily available, and means you won't run the risk of missing a deadline. If you're uncertain about whether you're within the time limit or if you believe you have exceptional circumstances, speak to the medical negligence team at Switalskis for guidance.informed.
The compensation amount for nursing negligence claims can vary significantly based on the specifics of each case. That makes it hard to provide a useful estimate without a detailed assessment of your case.
All of the following factors will influence how much compensation you might receive:
Switalskis will work to make sure you receive the maximum compensation you deserve. Get in touch, and we'll provide you with a detailed estimate of how much you could claim.
Navigating the financial aspects of a nursing negligence 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.
Nursing negligence claims can vary in duration, with some cases being resolved in a few months, while others might take several years. On average, claims are settled within one to three years.
The following factors can affect the timescale:
It's important to remember that each claim is unique, and while some might be resolved swiftly, others will take longer to reach the best possible outcome. Switalskis will always work to make sure that your case is resolved efficiently, while still making sure you receive the compensation that you deserve.
If you suspect that you or a loved one suffered due to nursing negligence, it's essential to take that initial step toward justice. Switalskis is here to assist you every step of the way, offering expert guidance, compassionate support, and robust representation tailored to nursing negligence claims.
Contact Switalskis today by calling 0800 138 0458 , or contact us through the website to confidentially discuss your concerns with a legal specialist in nursing negligence claims.