Is there a time limit for making a hospital negligence compensation claim?


You can bring a hospital compensation claim within three years of the date of the negligent incident or when you first became aware of the possibility of  negligence.


You can make a claim for a child under 18 at any time before their 18th birthday. After the child reaches 18 they can then make the claim on their own – provided it is made within three years, i.e. before they turn 21.

Mental capacity

A child or adult without capacity to run a claim, may not have a time limit within which to bring a claim.  We recommend that you contact Devonshires Claims if you have any queries involving those who lack capacity and our specialist solicitors will be able to assist.

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