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Medical Negligence Solicitors
Medical negligence or clinical negligence occurs where there is a failure by a doctor, or any other healthcare professional, to provide an appropriate standard of treatment which results in an injury to a patient.
Medical mistakes can range from a simple failure to diagnose a fracture through to an injury at birth which has caused severe brain damage. However, for a claim to succeed, it will be necessary to prove:
- The healthcare professional owed a duty of care
- The healthcare professional breached that duty of care (negligence)
- The breach of duty caused an injury/adverse outcome
- This has resulted in damage or other losses
These legal tests can often be very complex, which is why it is crucial to instruct Lawyers who specialise in medical negligence to investigate a claim of this nature.
Dutton Gregory have one of the largest medical negligence teams on the South Coast, encompassing both AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) and Law Society Panel members. Every year our Lawyers recover millions of pounds of compensation for clients across the country. We are able to offer many different types of funding, including Legal Aid and No Win No Fee agreements. We also act for many clients who have Legal Expenses Insurance that cover medical negligence claims.
If you think you have been injured as result of medical negligence then please call us on 01202 315005 or contact us via our contact form to speak to one of our experts for free initial advice.
Dorset Legal Awards 2018 - PI / Clinical Negligence Team of the Year - Dutton Gregory
"‘The team works extremely hard for its clients, is friendly and easy to work with, and operates in a very professional manner’." - Legal 500
"‘A good all-round team that is very good with clients, enthusiastic and ready to take on difficult cases’." - Legal 500
"Both lawyers and support staff work hard to provide a good service for their clients by ensuring the expert witness is provided with all the necessary details of the case. They are also very supportive of the medical experts. This firm will follow through with cases where there is a definite case but do not prolong cases and give false hope to their clients’." - Legal 500
"Dutton Gregory LLP provides ‘a very good service’ and ‘enjoys a warm and friendly relationship with clients’." - Legal 500