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Medical Negligence Solicitors

When you receive medical care or treatment, you are entitled to expect professional standards from those providing it. If your care falls below these standards and you suffer harm as a result, you may be entitled to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our medical negligence solicitors in South Wales deal with a full range of cases and can provide the representation you need to secure the compensation you deserve.

We know that it may seem daunting to take on a legal case when you are recovering from injuries or harm and we will do everything we can to ensure you have the support you need. Our medical negligence experts are friendly and approachable and will stay in close contact with you throughout so that you know exactly what is happening and what the next stage in your case will be.

We offer no win no fee medical negligence claims, so that you will not have to pay any of your legal fees out-of-pocket. If your claim is successful, you can expect the other side to pay your reasonable costs.

We are frequently able to settle medical negligence compensation claims out of court, which is usually a faster way of resolving matters.

Our team has exceptional experience in handling medical negligence claims, including in complex and multi-million-pound cases. We have a strong track record of success in securing maximum payouts for our clients.

We offer a free initial consultation so that you can talk to us about what has happened and ask us any questions you may have.

We deal with medical negligence claims in South Wales and beyond from our offices in Pontypridd, Swansea and Talbot Green.

Our medical negligence services include:

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

We also have a specialist team that deals with personal injury claims caused by accidents or other types of negligence.

Contact our medical negligence solicitors 

Our medical negligence solicitors in Pontypridd, Swansea & Talbot Green provide excellent client care as well as outstanding legal representation. If you have suffered harm as a result of substandard medical care or treatment, call us today.

To speak to one of our medical negligence team, you can ring one of our offices in Pontypridd, Swansea and Talbot Green. Alternatively, we have an easy-to-use contact form.

Our medical negligence services

Medical misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis

Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can cause your condition to worsen. If this causes you harm, you may be able to make a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis compensation claim.

Conditions that are commonly misdiagnosed or not diagnosed promptly include cancer, meningitis, sepsis, heart attacks, strokes and diabetes.

If you believe that you were not diagnosed when you should have been or that your condition was missed, speak to us today. We can work to establish what has happened and make a claim for compensation on your behalf if you have suffered as a result.

Dental negligence

Your right to receive care of a professional standard extends to a full range of treatments and healthcare, including dental treatment. If your dentist or other dental practitioner has failed in their care of you, we can represent you in securing a payment that will compensate you both for the pain and suffering you have sustained and for any financial losses, such as the cost of remedying matters.

Pregnancy and birth injuries

Injuries to a mother or baby during birth can be both traumatic and severe. If you or your baby have been harmed because of medical failings, you need an expert birth injury compensation lawyer.

Our team can take on your case to secure the best possible compensation payment. This can be extremely substantial if your baby has suffered life-changing injuries. We understand how difficult the situation will be for you and our birth injury solicitors will make sure that you have the support and guidance you need throughout your case.

Surgical negligence

If your surgery has not gone as planned and one or more mistakes were made during or after your procedure that left you with injuries or a worsening of your condition, we can represent you in making a claim for surgical compensation.

We have wide experience of bringing surgery claims of all kinds, from minor problems to major issues. We know it can be difficult to take on a legal case while you are healing from a procedure and we will always make the process as easy as possible for you.

Nursing and care home abuse or injuries, including pressure sores

If you or your relative have suffered harm while in a nursing home or care home, compensation may be payable if this was as a result of poor care or care negligence. This includes allowing pressure sores to develop through a lack of care and attention.

Our medical neglect solicitors regularly secure compensation for those let down by care homes or nursing homes. You will find our team to be understanding and helpful and we will work with you or your relative to build a robust case and ensure that a fair payment is made, which can also ensure that there is an improvement in future treatment of those being cared for.

Cosmetic surgery negligence and botox injuries

If you undergo a cosmetic procedure, you should receive a professional standard of treatment and care. Should you suffer harm because of poor treatment, you may be able to claim compensation.

We have experience across a range of cosmetic negligence cases, including where injuries have been sustained during botox injections.

Medical advice negligence

In deciding what treatment to undergo, you should be given sound medical advice so that you can make an informed decision. Where this falls below the reasonable standard expected of a medical professional and you sustain harm as a result, you may be entitled to compensation.

If you believe that you have received substandard medical advice, contact us today and we will be able to go through what has happened and give you our opinion.

Why choose David W Harris & Co for medical negligence claims?

We have many years of experience in dealing with medical negligence claims and we will provide you with comprehensive advice and robust representation.

We will work with you to establish exactly what has gone wrong and put together the strongest possible case on your behalf.

When we contact your healthcare provider, we will ask them whether they are able to admit liability for what has happened. If they do admit liability, we will represent you in negotiating the amount of compensation to be paid.

This will be made up of two payments:

  • General damages; and
  • Special damages

General damages refers to compensation for the pain and suffering you have undergone as well as any loss of amenity. This is an inability to do things that you were previously able to do.

Special damages refers to financial losses that have arisen because of the harm you have suffered. Examples include loss of earnings, future loss of earnings, the cost of care not provided by the NHS, prescription costs, the costs of travel to medical appointments and the cost of any special equipment or adaptations to your home that you may need.

Time limits for medical negligence compensation claims

If you believe you may have a valid medical negligence claim, you are advised to speak to a medical neglect lawyer as soon as possible. There is a time limit for medical negligence claims, within which you need to start legal proceedings. This is usually three years from the date on which you suffered harm. If you were not aware of the harm at the time, for example, if you were wrongly diagnosed, the three-year period will start from the date on which you should reasonably have been aware of what happened.

In respect of children, the three-year period begins on the date of their 18th birthday. If an individual does not have the mental capacity to manage their own affairs, there is no time limit.

Ideally, you should speak to a medical negligence lawyer as soon as you can. If you ask us to represent you in bringing a claim, we will start gathering evidence immediately while the incident is fresh in people’s memories and medical and other records are readily available.

Starting claims for medical negligence

The first step in making a medical negligence compensation claim is speaking to a solicitor. You need someone with genuine medical negligence expertise, as this is a complex area of law and it is not always straightforward to prove that a healthcare provider failed in their duty of care to you and that this failure caused your injuries.

Our team members have many years of experience in medical negligence claims and if you ask us to deal with your case, we will ensure that we do everything possible to secure you the compensation you deserve.

Contact our medical negligence solicitors 

Our medical claims experts provide exceptional service to our medical negligence clients. If you have been harmed because of substandard treatment, contact us today.

To speak to one of our team about medical negligence claims in South Wales, you can call one of our offices in Pontypridd, Swansea and Talbot Green. Alternatively, we have an easy-to-use contact form.