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Medical Negligence

Medical Negligence – An Overview

Medical Negligence, also known as Clinical Negligence, is a legal term that describes a situation where a patient has been injured as a result of substandard medical care.

In order to bring a successful Medical Negligence Claim you have to prove two things. Firstly, you have to prove that the Medical Professional in question who was treating you acted in a way that their peers would not have done. This is known as the Breach of Duty or Care.

Secondly, one the Breach of Duty of Care has been established you then have to show that the injuries you suffered are either the result of, or have been negatively impacted, by this Breach. This is known as Causation.

All medical professionals owe you this duty of care and a claim can be brought against all types of medical professional, not just your GP or Hospital. It can include, but not be limited to, Dentists, Physiotherapists, Care/nursing staff at a Nursing Home, Pharmacists, Opticians, Private as well as NHS Hospitals, Paramedics etc.

We can assist you with all types of Medical Negligence claims, if you would like more information about any of the following areas then please click on the links below.

If you believe you have a claim for Medical Negligence resulting from the actions of a medical professional within the last 3 years then please Please conatact us now. Click here, fill in our enquiry form on this page or telephone us on 01244 659404 0r 0800 0857777.

Medical Negligence – Making a Claim

It can be daunting to consider bringing a claim for medical negligence, especially when it is against your family GP or Hospital. Despite this there has been an increase in the number of clinical negligence claims being made across the UK, there are of course many reasons for this increase but shortfalls in funding and staff shortages have put pressure on medical facilities across the country.

At The Roland Partnership we will advise and support you throughout the claim, we will be with you every step of the way.

Medical Negligence claims have a time limit in which you can bring them, this is known as the Limitation Period, the general rule is that Court proceedings for medical negligence must be commenced within 3 years from when you knew, or could reasonably have known that you have suffered injury as a result of the fault of another.

Following the enactment of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) in 2012, the rules determining the type of cases eligible for Legal Aid (Public Funding) were amended from the 1 April 2014.

Legal Aid is now only available to children who have suffered a neurological injury before, during or shortly after their birth.

At The Roland Partnership we are one of the few firms in England and Wales authorised to apply for Legal Aid Funding for a Clinical Negligence case on your behalf.

In the absence of Legal Aid funding, or any other pre-existing cover you may have, we can offer a “No Win- No Fee” agreement. We will of course discuss this with you in detail at the time to make sure you are comfortable with the agreement, but suffice it to say that you do not need to worry if your claim is unsuccessful we will not charge you for our time nor will you be liable for your opponents costs.

We offer a free, no obligation discussion regarding your claim, as many and as lengthy as we need to establish your claim. We will discuss with you the merits of your claim and review any documentation you may have without any cost to yourself.

Please complete our enquiry form, click here for more information or contact us on 01244 659404 or 0800 0857777.


Mr L received £2,100,000 after suffering cerebal palsy as a result of medical negligence. The first liability expert had advised there was no breach of duty of care, so the case was passed on to The Roland Partnership's eminent causation expert. The defendants vigorously denied liability and The Roland Partnership's expert said it was one of the most difficult cases he had dealt with. The claim was settled shortly before trial.

An eight year old boy received £1,500,000 through The Roland Partnership after receiving serious injuries whilst waiting at a bus stop. Two cars crashed into the bus stop, causing it to collapse onto him, leaving him with personality changes and weakness on one side.

Mrs M was knocked down by a car when crossing a road. She was partly responsible for the accident, having run out into the road without first checking it was safe to do so. Nevertheless, she received over £1,100,000 after representation by The Roland Partnership.