Medical Negligence

When we visit a doctor, dentist, hospital, or other healthcare provider we expect the best possible quality of care. In the UK we are fortunate enough to enjoy a very high level of care and professionalism in the health service and the vast majority of times people visit these services they walk away having received exactly the level of care they require. However, things can go wrong, accidents can happen, and healthcare providers are still human and therefore prone to human errors. Stockslegal can help you claim compensation for medical negligence if this has happened to you or a relative.


The NHS is vaunted as being one of the best medical services in the world but mistakes can and do still happen. These mistakes may arise as a result of many factors and it may be a GP, doctor, nurse, dentist, or other provider that is responsible for the accident in question. Whatever or whoever the cause you have a right to claim compensation and Stockslegal can help ensure that you receive the amount you are owed.

What You Need To Show

Essentially, in order to be successful in a medical negligence claim you must be able to show that the healthcare you received, which may have been provided by the NHS or privately, caused you pain, injury, psychological damage, or even death. All types of treatment are covered and you, or your solicitor will have to show that a lack of judgement or incompetence actually led to the injury that you claim.

Complex Cases

It can be difficult to prove a medical negligence claim and this is because of the complexity of the medical profession and the skills that are required to diagnose a problem and determine how it happened. Stockslegal can help you in every step of the claims process to ensure that you have all of the necessary information and data to proceed and successfully complete your claim.

Types Of Medical Negligence Claims

Medical negligence claims may occur in any of the following circumstances:

  • Inaccurate diagnosis
  • Incorrect treatment provided
  • Important symptoms were ignored during diagnosis or treatment
  • Excessive delays in treatment or diagnosis
  • A medical product or service failed

Time Limits

There are limitations that mean you should act quickly if you believe you have a case. You have three years from the date of the incident or the date that it was discovered that you suffered a case of medical negligence in which to start proceedings. If this time period has lapsed then you may not have the right to claim compensation, except in a few very specific circumstances. Injuries and illnesses caused during or immediately after child birth should be pursued by the claimant’s 18th birthday while there are not usually any time limits when mental incapacitation is suffered.

Stockslegal Medical Negligence Claims

Judges do have a right to overrule the time limitations at their discretion but this should not be considered a guarantee that it will happen. Contact Stockslegal on 0800 988 9055 as soon as possible so that, together, we can help seek compensation for your medical negligence claim.