Lawyer Monthly - January 2024

What is clinical negligence? Clinical or medical negligence is the failure of a medical professional or organisation to deliver the standard of care expected of them, either through carelessness, a mistake or a series of mistakes. Medical professionals, by virtue of their training, the role they hold, the trust we put in them and their expertise, owe all patients a duty of care. When the care falls below a reasonable standard and directly causes an injury or an existing condition to worsen, this can have serious and sometimes life-changing consequences for you and your family. Given the range of medical If you aren’t sure if your type of negligence claim is covered, get in touch with our team: Email: Tel: 01326 318900 specialisms and treatments, clinical negligence can apply to a wide range of issues but broadly, it covers misdiagnosis, surgical mistakes or, poor practice and poor or inadequate treatment. What is the process in pursuing a clinical negligence claim? To make a claim, first contact our specialist medical negligence solicitors. We offer a free initial consultation to chat about what happened, discuss if you have a legal claim and advise on funding options. If we take your claim on, our experts will look into your case in detail, gather evidence and evaluate whether WWW.LAWYER-MONTHLY.COM 17 Handling Clinical Negligence Claims We are pleased to welcome Rachel Pearce, Partner and Head of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence at Coodes Solicitors, to discuss her expertise and the pivotal role she plays at one of the South West’s most respected law firms. Coodes Solicitors, renowned for its exceptional legal services, has earned recognition in both the Legal 500 and UK Chambers and Partners guides, serving clients throughout Cornwall and Devon with a network of eight offices.

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