Medical Negligence

It goes without saying that there is a certain standard of care that we expect when we or our loved ones are seeking medical care and treatment. If this standard is not met, it can have serious and potentially life changing consequences. At Clarke Jeffers we offer advice and guidance on how to deal with medical negligence claims. Whether you have suffered injuries or loss because of a misdiagnosis or whether you were injured because a procedure was done incorrectly, we have a wealth of experience that can assist you with your case.

We don’t put our health or lives in many people’s hands but when we do, we are entitled to the highest possible form of professionalism. When this slips it needs to be accounted for.

-Victor Clarke, Managing Partner.

We advise clients in the following areas:

  • Medical Misdiagnosis Claims

  • Surgical Negligence Claims

  • Gynaecological Claims

  • Accident and Emergency Claims

  • GP Claims

  • Property Liability

  • Fatal Injury Claims

  • Dental Claims

  • Cosmetic Surgery Claims

  • General Medical Issues


View our frequently asked questions.

Medical negligence refers to the negligent treatment of a person by a healthcare professional. It arises in circumstances where the professional either acts or fails to act and in so doing falls below the accepted standard of practice causing injury, loss and damage to the patient.

We will meet with you to discuss your case in detail. It may be necessary to take up a copy of your medical records and instruct an independent medical expert to review them. Once a full review of your records and the independent medical experts report is completed, we can advise you fully on the merits of your potential claim.

Yes. It is necessary to obtain an expert medical report or opinion prior to bringing proceedings for medical negligence. The independent experts report is required to show that the treatment or procedure complained of fell below the standard expected and that it can be categorised as negligent.

Yes. Subject to a few exceptions, you have 2 years from the date of knowledge of the injury to commence legal proceedings. The ‘date of knowledge’ is the date upon which you knew or ought to have known that an injury has been sustained.


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