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The National Health Service (NHS) usually provides a professional and caring service in Leeds however clinical negligence claim statistics cannot be ignored. At any point in time there are over 20,000 outstanding medical negligence compensation claims against the NHS many of which involve hospital care. The NHS faces a potential ongoing bill of over £6 billion pounds that it fully expects to have to pay out to those who have been the victims of negligent health care. Our Leeds medical negligence solicitors offer a no win no fee service to pursue claims against the NHS which is totally risk free.

Medical Negligence Awards

The largest claims for compensation usually result from nerve damage including cauda equina syndrome and Erbs palsy or from brain damage, the largest proportion of which are made up of cerebral palsy victims with many of these complicated and difficult cases taking ten years or more to resolve. Unfortunately the insurers for the medical profession have a reputation for defending almost all claims and rarely settle on a voluntary basis which means that half of these claims, when they are eventually settled, cost more in legal expenses payable to medical negligence solicitors than the amount of compensation awarded to the victim. Without exception our Leeds medical negligence solicitors legal charges are paid for by the insurers.


Our specialist team of lawyers in Leeds will take on your claim if we are reasonably confident of success. Our Leeds medical negligence solicitors detailed knowledge of statute and case law ensures that we do not just take on the certain winners but will also consider any cases, including difficult cancer claims, that appear to have a better than evens chance of success after we have carried out a rigorous and detailed risk assessment. In addition to using the no win no fee scheme claims may be privately funded or in some cases are covered under existing policies of home insurance or may be financed by a Trade Union.

Time Limits

There are time limits in regards to when a clinical negligence claim can be made. The Limitation Act 1980 dictates a primary limitation period of three years which means that most claims must be settled or legal proceedings must have been issued in a court of law within three years of knowledge of the injury. There are exceptions for those under the age of eighteen years and the mentally impaired and in addition Judges have a wide discretion to extend or suspend the time qualification. Limitation matters are a complicated area of law and you should take legal advice from a medical negligence solicitor as soon as possible after the event that caused the injury.

Solicitors Legal Advice

If you have suffered personal injury and you fear you may have been the victim of incompetence or medical negligence then there is no time for delay. In order to know what options you have you should seek expert legal advice from specialist clinical negligence solicitors as soon as possible. Our lawyers in Leeds operate a service whereby you can meet us in person or chat over the telephone with one of our experts and obtain initial advice. If you decide to proceed no further then that is your right and you will not be charged for our initial advice.


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