Medical Negligence

The Role of Your Lawyer for Medical Malpractice Claims

May 8, 2024
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If you’ve experienced medical negligence, having a skilled medical malpractice lawyer by your side is crucial when seeking compensation. In this article, we aim to provide you with a clear understanding of just how vital your lawyer’s role is in securing a fair settlement. From navigating complex legal procedures to advocating for your rights, your lawyer plays a pivotal role in ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve for the harm you’ve suffered. Join us as we delve into the essential aspects of working with a medical malpractice lawyer to protect your interests and achieve justice. 

What is the role of a medical malpractice lawyer? 

 

A medical negligence solicitor has several key responsibilities aimed at securing justice for their clients. Firstly, they gather evidence to build a compelling case, which may involve obtaining medical records, witness statements, and expert opinions. Consulting with medical experts is another crucial aspect, as they provide insight into whether negligence occurred, and the extent of harm caused. Additionally, the solicitor negotiates with the defending party on behalf of the client to reach a fair settlement. If a settlement cannot be reached, they represent their client in court, advocating for their rights and presenting evidence to support their case. With their expertise in medical negligence law, a skilled medical malpractice lawyer is adept at building a strong case and fighting for the compensation their client deserves. 

 

Depending upon your circumstances, you may work with a medical negligence solicitor that specialises in a specific area such as: 

 

 

These are just some of the areas our experts at Fletchers Solicitors specialise in. 

 

 

Birth Injury Negligence Solicitors 

Our birth injury solicitors specialise in representing families who have experienced complications during childbirth, advocating for their rights and seeking compensation for any harm caused to the mother or baby. Some of the claims they cover include: 

 

  • Cerebral palsy claims 
  • Erb’s palsy claims 
  • Klumpke’s palsy 
  • Surgical errors 
  • Trauma and physical injury to mother 
  • Wrongful birth claims 

 

Our expert team has settled hundreds of claims involving birth injury, including: 

 

Cancer Negligence Solicitors 

Our cancer negligence solicitors focus on assisting individuals who have suffered harm due to medical errors or delays in cancer diagnosis or treatment, working to hold medical professionals accountable and secure compensation for their clients’ losses and suffering. 

They work on claims involving: 

  • Failure to recognise cancer symptoms  
  • Incorrect interpretation of test results  
  • Misidentification of cancer as another condition  
  • False “all clear” diagnoses, despite the presence of cancer  
  • Other diagnostic failures and delays 

Our cancer negligence experts have successfully worked on claims such as: 

 

Amputation Negligence Solicitors 

Our amputation negligence solicitors specialise in advocating for individuals who have undergone wrongful or unnecessary amputations, seeking compensation for their physical and emotional trauma, as well as any associated medical expenses and loss of quality of life. 

The most common amputation negligence claims our team work on include:  

  • Cancer-related amputations  
  • Infections leading to amputation 

They have successfully handled amputation claims such as: 

 

 

Spinal Injury Solicitors 

Our spinal injury negligence solicitors are dedicated to representing individuals who have sustained spinal cord injuries due to medical negligence, aiming to secure compensation for their clients’ long-term care needs, rehabilitation costs, and loss of earning capacity. 

The most common claim types our team work on include: 

  • Spinal cord injuries caused through delayed or misdiagnosis of a moderate injury to the spinal cord  
  • Negligent surgical procedure gone wrong. 

They have handled cases such as: 

 

How to find a medical malpractice lawyer 

 

When searching for a reputable medical malpractice solicitor, there are several key steps you can take to ensure you find the right legal representation. Start by seeking referrals from trusted sources such as Trustpilot and Review Solicitors. Consulting with legal professional organisations, such as Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, can also help you identify qualified and experienced lawyers in this field. It’s essential to choose a lawyer with extensive experience in handling medical negligence cases, as they will have the expertise and knowledge necessary to navigate the complexities of your case and advocate effectively on your behalf. By taking these steps and choosing a lawyer with a strong reputation and proven experience, you can feel confident in your decision and increase your chances of achieving a favourable outcome in your medical malpractice claim. 

 

What qualities should you consider when choosing your lawyer? 

 

When choosing a medical negligence solicitor, it’s crucial to consider several key qualities to ensure you find the right fit for your case. Firstly, look for a lawyer with a proven track record of successful cases in medical negligence law. Their past successes can provide confidence in their ability to handle your case effectively. Additionally, effective communication skills are essential for keeping you informed and involved throughout the legal process. A lawyer who listens attentively, explains complex legal concepts clearly, and responds promptly to your questions and concerns can make a significant difference in your experience. Empathy is another important quality to seek in a lawyer, as they should understand the emotional toll of medical malpractice and provide compassionate support to you and your family. Finally, consider solicitors who are willing to work on a no-win, no-fee basis, as this arrangement demonstrates their confidence in the strength of your case and alleviates financial pressure. Ultimately, feeling comfortable and confident in your lawyer’s abilities is paramount, so take the time to find someone who meets these essential criteria and who you trust to advocate fiercely on your behalf. 

 

How Fletchers Solicitors handle medical negligence claims 

 

At Fletchers Solicitors, we take a personalised approach to medical negligence claims, prioritising the needs and well-being of our clients every step of the way. Our team of experienced medical negligence solicitors is dedicated to securing maximum compensation for our clients, advocating fiercely on their behalf. From the initial consultation to the resolution of the case, we provide comprehensive guidance and support, ensuring our clients are informed and empowered throughout the legal process. With a track record of success in handling complex medical negligence cases, we have the expertise and knowledge to navigate the intricacies of your claim effectively. At Fletchers Solicitors, you can trust us to fight tirelessly for the justice and compensation you deserve. 

 

Successful claims we have dealt with 

 

Our experienced medical negligence solicitors at Fletchers Solicitors have handled a variety of cases and secured significant compensation amounts for their clients as well as looking out for their best interests. This is highlighted by the cases below: 

 

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