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Personal Injury and Medical Negligence in Jersey | Parslows

Medical negligence – Jersey

Parslows’ personal injury team members understand the issues affecting you when you suffer illness or injury as a result of your medical negligence. You can rest assured that Parslows’ personal injury team will strive to get the compensation you deserve.

Introduction

Our team members understand medical negligence. We have years of experience working with people who have suffered injury or illness because of their medical treatment. We know what needs to be done to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Example cases include:

  • Incorrect diagnosis
  • Incorrect treatment
  • Vital symptoms ignored
  • Delay in diagnosis or treatment

What is medical negligence?

Medical negligence occurs when doctors or other health professionals cause illness or injury by doing something wrong. There may have been a breach of their duty of care – or a violation of human rights.

Duty of care

Medical professionals owe their patients what is known as a duty of care. As a patient, you are entitled to expect a reasonable standard and if these are not met, you may be able to claim compensation if it can be proved that your doctor or other health professionals have committed a breach of their duty of care.

Faulty equipment

You may also be able to claim compensation when a medical product such as a drug or equipment is faulty or fails.

When can I make a claim?

In general terms claims usually need to be made within 3 years of the event.

Exceptions

Time limits do not start for children until they reach the age of eighteen. However the sooner you contact us the better we are able to collate the evidence and prepare the claim.

Do I have a case?

If you are unsure whether you have a claim, you or a family member just need to pick up the phone to us and talk it over with one of our team members.

What are my chances of succeeding with my claim?

When you contact us we will give you realistic advice on the chances of winning based on the information you provide. The more information you can give us at the outset the more accurate the assessment we can make. However, it is not possible to give a definitive answer on any case.

Once your witness statement, medical records and or hospital background documents have been collated they will be referred to appropriate medical experts. These experts will review your details and give their opinion on the standard of care that you received. It may be after receiving all of the available information that chances of success are reassessed.

If based on the available evidence you do have a case, your Advocate will start Royal Court proceedings. However, we will not do this without first discussing it with you and advising you of the pro and cons of the process.

How much will it cost?

Contacting us for initial advice on your claim will cost you nothing, we offer a free 20 minutes consultation.

If we advise you to pursue a claim with us, we will review all the options for funding it and make sure you are fully informed before we proceed on your behalf.

How much compensation will I get?

The amount of compensation you receive will depend on a number of factors. These include but not limited to:

  • the seriousness of your injury
  • how it has affected your life
  • how much money you have lost or will lose as a consequence
  • whether you will need extra support in the future

Insurance

As soon as we have all the details of your case, and we assess that you have a reasonable chance of success a claim will be made against the relevant person, doctor’s surgery or the hospital, who are likely to have insurance.

Royal Court / Settlement

Once we have a response from the insurance company you are claiming against we can advise you on the way forward.

The vast majority of cases are settled before they go to the Royal Court. However, if your case if one of the few that is to be decided by the Royal Court we will be there to assist you every step of the way.

How Parslows can help

Our personal injury lawyers are focused on providing you with expert advice with a truly personal service.

We advise on all aspects of personal injury.

Our clients are pleased with our service and fees, we are confident you will too.

For further information please do not hesitate to email us at pi@parslowsjersey.com  or call 630530.

The information and opinions expressed in this briefing does not purport to be definitive or comprehensive and are not intended to provide professional advice. For specific advice, please contact Parslows, We are not responsible for, and do not accept any responsibility or liability in connection with, the content of this document or any reliance upon it.

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