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Medical Negligence Solicitors in Swansea

Clinical professionals like doctors, nurses, and dentists, owe the people they treat a duty of care. Suffering harm due to failings by those professionals can be really damaging, not only to your health but also to your emotional wellbeing and finances. If this sounds familiar, our medical negligence solicitors in Swansea are here to help.

David W Harris & Co is home to one of South Wales’ leading teams of medical negligence experts. We can help to quickly establish whether you may be owed compensation for clinical errors, advise on the likely value of your claim, and guide you through the whole process with empathy and close personal support.

Our medical negligence solicitors in Swansea can assist with all types of claims, including:

  • Medical misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Dental mistakes
  • Pregnancy and birth injuries
  • Surgical negligence
  • Nursing and care home abuse or injuries
  • Cosmetic surgery injuries
  • Botox injuries
  • Pressure sores
  • Medical advice negligence

We also offer specialist assistance with personal injury claims in Swansea.

Our team regularly secure compensation in the £1,000-£500,000 range and recently won a £14 million settlement for one of our clients.

We offer no win, no fee medical negligence claims funding, so there is usually no upfront cost or financial risk in pursuing a claim with David W Harris & Co.

Please use our simple online enquiry form to book a free initial chat with our team. There will be no obligation to take things further unless you wish to do so.

Why use David W Harris & Co. for your medical negligence claim in Swansea?

There are various reasons why you should instruct our expert medical negligence solicitors in Swansea, including:

  • No win, no fee funding
  • Millions of pounds in compensation recovered for our clients over the last 35 years
  • Our expertise is independently recognised:
  • We cover the whole of South Wales with offices in Pontypridd and Talbot Green as well as Swansea – home visits can also be arranged where appropriate
  • Most medical negligence claims we handle are settled out of court, saving you time, legal costs and stress
  • We have a strong track record of securing maximum medical negligence compensation for our clients

Find out more about our medical negligence claims expertise.

How our Swansea medical negligence compensation claims service works

Initial consultation to assess your claim

We offer a free initial consultation with one of our medical negligence solicitors in Swansea. This gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you have and find out key information, such as:

  • Whether you are likely to have grounds for a successful claim
  • An idea of the level of compensation you might be owed
  • How claims for medical negligence work

You should then have all of the information you need to decide whether you wish to move forward with a claim, with no pressure from us to go any further unless you are completely happy to do so.

Proving medical negligence

We will work diligently to gather all the necessary evidence to support your claim. This will typically include looking at:

  • Your medical records
  • Witness testimony
  • Independent medical examinations to assess your condition
  • Expert opinion on what care should have been provided and the likely outcome if this had been given

Valuing your claim

A key part of our service is ensuring that you receive the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled. There are two types of damages we can look at recovering for you:

General damages – For your pain, suffering and ‘loss of amenity’, also referred to as ‘PSLA’. Loss of amenity refers to losing the ability to carry out activities you previously could e.g. a hobby or interest.

Special damages – For specific financial losses due to your injuries e.g. having to give up work or pay for specialist treatment and equipment.

The process of working out how much a medical negligence claim is worth is called ‘assessing quantum of damages’ or ‘assessing quantum’.

Settling your claim out of court

It is normally possible to resolve medical negligence compensation claims without resorting to court proceedings. Our medical negligence solicitors in Swansea are highly skilled in negotiating maximum compensation for our clients, which not only keeps things less stressful, but can also mean you receive compensation for medical negligence faster.

Court proceedings for medical negligence claims

Court proceedings are rarely required to resolve medical negligence claims, but if this should prove necessary, our team are highly capable of supporting you. We can ensure your case is prepared immaculately and that you have the best possible representation for any hearings. We appreciate that going to court can be daunting, but please be assured, we will be by your side every step of the way.

Time limits for medical negligence claims

3 years is the standard time limit for UK medical negligence claims, counted from the time when you first became aware that you may have suffered harm due to clinical errors. However, different time limits can apply depending on the situation, so you should always take expert advice before assuming you can or cannot make a claim.

A different time limit for medical negligence may apply where:

  • The claimant was under 18 when the negligence occurred – Their parents or guardians can start a claim until the claimant turns 18. The claimant can then make their own claim up until their 21st birthday.
  • The claimant lacks the mental capacity to make a claim themselves – There is no time limit for someone else to claim on their behalf.
  • The claim relates to someone who has died due to medical negligence – The representative of their estate will normally have 3 years from the date of death to make a claim.

Funding your medical negligence claim in Swansea

At David W Harris & Co, we offer no win, no fee medical negligence claims funding through conditional fee agreements (CFAs). This means there is no cost upfront to start a claim, and our fees will only apply if we secure compensation for you. Should your claim not succeed, you will not owe us anything.

With a no win, no fee medical negligence claim, you do not need to take on any financial risk or worry about how to pay for our services.

If you would like to learn more about our fees and funding, we would be happy to discuss them with you during your free first consultation.

Book your free first consultation with our medical negligence solicitors in Swansea

Unsure if you are entitled to compensation for medical negligence or just want to know more about how the claims process works?

We offer a free first consultation to answer your questions and help you decide whether you wish to pursue a medical negligence compensation claim in Swansea.

Please use our simple online enquiry form to book a free initial chat with our team. There will be no obligation to take things further unless you wish to do so.