London Medical Malpractice Lawyers - Ontario Compensation Claims
If you have been the victim of clinical negligence and have suffered personal injury as a result of a medical error you should take urgent legal advice on obtaining compensation for the harm that you have suffered. Our London medical malpractice lawyers will advice you on all aspects of clinical negligence law at no cost and with no further obligation. Clinical negligence occurs when a healthcare practitioners standard of care falls below the level that might reasonably be expected, specifically behavior which falls below the standard of a reasonable competent healthcare practitioner carrying out treatment for a similar problem in a similar location. Once negligence has been established by a London medical malpractice lawyer it is necessary to show that the negligent act has caused injury which must be distinguished from the natural progression of the illness.
There are time limits for legal action for personal injury compensation claims. In general terms a claim must be settled or legal proceedings must have been filed in a court of law within the limitation period failing which the opportunity to claim compensation may have been lost forever. There are some exceptions to the general limitation period including exceptions or extension of time for minors or the mentally incapacitated. Matters relating to limitation can be complex legal issues and you should always take advice from a London medical malpractice lawyer in order to preserve your legal right to claim compensation for personal injury.
The doctrine of informed consent requires healthcare practitioners to fully disclose all risks and side effects of proposed treatment and to discuss alternative treatment that may be available with the patient prior to the proposed treatment starting. Failure by a healthcare practitioner to fully deal with these matters means that a patient may have the opportunity to claim compensation in a court of law for any adverse effect that was not disclosed even though that problem may be a common risk factor that is unavoidable even with non negligent treatment. If the healthcare practitioner has given full disclosure of risk then it will provide a full defence provided that the treatment was not carried out negligently.
London Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Our London medical malpractice lawyers offer free initial advice without further obligation. We are usually able to offer contingency fee arrangements which mean that we only charge for our legal fees in the event that the claim succeeds and a settlement of damages is received. If we do not claim successfully then we do not make any legal charges. If you would like to speak to a lawyer just complete and send the contact form or email our offices and a specialist clinical negligence lawyer will call you to discuss your potential case with no charge and no further obligation. We will attempt to provide instant advice over the telephone on the viability of your potential claim and the amount that you could expect to receive in the event of a successful outcome.