Medical Negligence2019-11-05T13:18:13+00:00

Medical Negligence Solicitors

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Medical or clinical negligence compensation may be claimed if you have been injured, either physically or psychologically or because of a health professional’s negligence.

S. J. Edney Medical Negligence Solicitors have been established since July 1996. We are a small firm (out of choice) and we believe that the key to our success is to provide all our clients with an excellent standard of service at all times.

Specialist Medical Negligence Solicitors in Swindon

Cases of medical or clinical negligence can occur in any setting. Most frequently, we see cases involving negligent hospital and GP care, but we also commonly see cases involving nurses, midwives, paramedics, opticians, physiotherapists and osteopaths. You may have a claim for compensation for medical negligence if a healthcare professional has not provided you with the correct treatment and you have suffered harm as a result. This can include both physical and psychological injury.

You may have a claim for compensation for medical negligence if a healthcare professional has not provided you with the correct treatment and you have suffered harm as a result. This can include both physical and psychological injury.

You cannot claim compensation just because someone else has done something wrong; you have to be able to prove that this has caused you an injury . To make a claim for medical negligence compensation, you have to be able to prove two things:

  • the health professional acted in a way that no responsible or reasonable practitioner would have done (“negligence”): and
  • you have suffered a physical or psychological injury as a direct result of the negligent act or acts (“causation”).

Claims for poor NHS hospital and ambulance care are made against the NHS Trust administering the Hospital. The NHS carries insurance to cover against such claims. Claims for negligent GP, optician and private physiotherapy and osteopathic care are made against the individual treating practitioners, who carry their own insurance.

The main evidence you need for a medical negligence claim will come from independent medical experts. These are doctors or other health care experts who can give an expert opinion on your case. They will give their opinion on:

  • your medical records;
  • your statement about what has happened;
  • any other documents supporting your case.

You cannot claim compensation just because someone else has done something wrong; you have to be able to prove that this has caused you an injury . To make a claim for medical negligence compensation, you have to be able to prove two things:

  • the health professional acted in a way that no responsible or reasonable practitioner would have done (“negligence”): and
  • you have suffered a physical or psychological injury as a direct result of the negligent act or acts (“causation”).

Medical negligence claims normally have a three-year time limit, but there are exceptions for those aged 18 or under and for clients who suffer from a mental disability. The three-year time limit runs from either the date of injury, or the date on which you first suspected, or became aware of, your injury, whichever is sooner.

There are exceptions to these rules, so it is important that you take advice from a specialist medical negligence lawyer as soon as possible. We also recommend that you keep a diary of events, including your subsequent GP and hospital visits and expenses incurred as a result of your injuries (keeping receipts where possible).

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No Win No Fee

At S. J. Edney no win no fee Swindon solicitors, we have many years experience in achieving the maximum possible compensation for all our clients. There is no financial obligation to you should you lose your case. We conduct our own investigation into what happened and, if we feel that you have a valid case for an medical negligence claim against a third party, we will begin the legal process on your behalf. We have a wealth of experience dealing with a wide range of medical claims, including those against the Great Western Hospital.

Industry-leading success rates

Our industry leading success rates mean that you can be confident that your claim is in safe hands. Sometimes, a case will go to Court if the other party wishes to fight it, but usually this is not necessary, particularly if the other party accepts liability and makes a reasonable offer to settle the case out of court. Either way, you will work with one of our highly qualified, local Swindon solicitors or lawyers who is a specialist in no win no fee claims; we will fight very hard to win your case and obtain maximum compensation for you.

Here are a few of our testimonials. Click to read more!

I regard SJ Edney Solicitors as an outstanding clinical negligence firm, and I would not hesitate to recommend the firm to my own friends and family. Seamus and Mary genuinely care about their clients.

The service you provided could not be faulted.

Just to acknowledge that I received your cheque today, and I would like to say thank you for all that you have done for me, and for taking on my claim, it is much appreciated, although thank you doesn’t seem enough, but I am very grateful. Keep up the good work that you and your staff do for people.

You can’t improve on perfection. Claim settled in 6 months, well done.

As a lawyer myself I think I am capable of identifying a good service and most importantly specialist expertise.

Our Achievements & Credentials

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Our Credentials

We only act for victims of accidents. We specialise exclusively in personal injury and medical negligence cases.

We are members of:

  • The Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel
  • The Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel
  • Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) Clinical Negligence Panel
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

Speak to an Expert Lawyer Now!

If you need a dental or medical negligence lawyer or a specialist in elderly care claims, why not contact S. J. Edney free, to discuss your injury and discover if you have a claim for compensation? You have nothing to lose! Contact details for our lawyers are below so that you can speak directly to our lawyers about your claim.

Seamus Edney Swindon Solicitor specialist in Medical Negligence and Personal Injury

Solicitor: Seamus Edney
Role: Solicitor
Book: Call me now on 01793 698040
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Mary Smith, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Solicitor

Lawyer: Mary Smith
Role: Associate Legal Executive
Book:  Call me now on 01793 698040
Email:  Send Email to Mary Smith

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