Medical Negligence Solicitors For Ashton-under-Lyne – No Win No Fee Claims
By Daniel Link. Last Updated On 26th October 2021. Welcome to our guide on how to claim for medical negligence in the Ashton under Lyne area. Have you been the victim of medical negligence? Are you searching for No Win No Fee medical negligence lawyers in Ashton Under Lyne? If so, your search may be over. Here at Legal Expert we specialise in medical negligence covering many parts of the UK including Ashton-under-Lyne. In this guide we look at how our team can provide assistance to residents of this part of Greater Manchester. But before we do so, we will briefly establish what medical negligence is.
In a legal context, medical negligence refers to circumstances in which a patient has been harmed in some way by the medical care or healthcare treatment that was provided to them. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence or any form of malpractice and were harmed as a direct result, we may be able to assist you in taking legal action against those responsible. As well as making a claim on your own behalf, you can also claim on behalf of (the estate of) someone who died as a result of medical negligence, or for people unable to do so for themselves. This includes children.
Please read our guide on medical negligence and when ready, contact our team. There are a number of ways you can do this.
- Call us on 0800 073 8804
- Write to us about your claim online
- Chat to us using the pop-up window in the corner
How To Find An Expert Clinical Negligence Solicitor For Ashton Under Lyne Personal Injury Cases
When taking any form of legal action, such as making a personal injury claim, you need to make sure that you are using a specialist legal team. In this case, this means an expert personal injury lawyer. Having a good legal team behind you is important as you could be claiming compensation either from the NHS, or from a large private healthcare provider.
When you are trying to differentiate between solicitors, there are some simple points you should think about:
- Do they have a good record of winning claims in cases similar to your own? – If they have, were these cases carried out in the past year? Having recent experience of winning similar claims can be illustrative of how they may handle your claim.
- Does the solicitor or lawyer work through conditional fee (No Win No Fee) agreements? – This is a way of funding a clinical negligence claim, without dipping into your own pocket.
- Do they offer additional services, such as booking you a medical checkup close to you? – If you work with us, then we can arrange an independent medical assessment locally to you.
In the case of Legal Expert, the answers to the second and third questions are both yes. We can help with funding a clinical negligence claim through a No Win No Fee service, and we can organise a checkup with our local medical partners. Many people find that using a national service such as Legal Expert makes the claims process smoother.
Your Solicitor Can Be Based Anywhere In The UK
We are often asked whether solicitors for medical negligence for Ashton Under Lyne need to be located in the area, and the answer is very straightforward. Always use a solicitor that has the expertise specifically for your case.
We emphatically say that where your solicitor’s offices are located will not have a bearing on your claim. By not limiting your search to medical negligence solicitors in Ashton under Lyne, you will have a much greater range of choice in who you work with.
Wherever your legal team’s offices are in Great Britain, they will be able to communicate with you in several ways. In short, the best medical negligence solicitors for Ashton under Lyne aren’t necessarily based there. We, for example, are not based in Ashton under Lyne.
However, there is no legal need or even a practical requirement for you to meet with your lawyer face-to-face. Modern technology allows for the entire process of making a claim to take place remotely. Therefore, when you are looking for medical negligence solicitors, Ashton under Lyne doesn’t need to be where they are based. You can get legal help from anywhere in the country.
Local Medical Checkups
As a part of your medical negligence claim, you may need to visit one of the doctors across the country with which we partner. This will be to both check on your injuries and how your recovery is going, and also to provide a detailed medical report which can be used in your claim.
When making a claim for medical negligence, some solicitors in Ashton under Lyne may not be familiar with the best medical professionals to use. Despite us not being based in the area, we often work with medical professionals up and down the country when clients of ours are making claims.
Therefore, we will be able to arrange these medical assessments local to you so travel is kept to a minimum.
Medical Negligence Solicitors For Ashton Under Lyne Reviews Can Be Useful
We understand that when it comes to choosing medical negligence solicitors for Ashton-under-Lyne you can choose between solicitors who are based in the area, or it is very possible to choose a firm from another part of the country that covers your area.
This gives you a very wide potential pool to choose from. Very often you may find a medical negligence solicitor in another area that is more equipped with dealing with your case than those found in the local area.
Reading reviews helps you to see how the services offered by solicitors differ, as well as how their overall approach also differs. After reading reviews, you can then create a shortlist of lawyers and solicitors to call on the phone. This should be one of the steps you take before deciding which service to use.
On our reviews page you can see ratings and reviews written by some of our previous claimants.
Medical Negligence Claims Our Team Conduct
Our medical negligence solicitors for Ashton-under-Lyne are able to handle and conduct the full range of clinical negligence claims. However, there are some forms of clinical or medical negligence that we see much more often than others. Those we see most often are cases of;
- Injuries or trauma during childbirth.
- The misdiagnosis of a condition.
- Cases of negligence in care or nursing homes.
- Negligence or malpractice on the part of a dentist.
- Negligence during cancer treatments.
In the following sections we look at some of common cases we conduct. After that, we will also look at some parts of the personal injury claims process and how we can assist you, before pointing you to helpful services in Ashton-under-Lyne. If you need more information about any of the types of claim listed below, we have also included details of where you can find further information on our site.
Claims For Negligence And Cancer
Today, even if you have a very aggressive type of cancer, if treatment is applied early enough and in the right way, it is possible for a victim to survive. In some cases, the cancer can be put fully into remission. A cancer patient who has been given the wrong diagnosis or who has not been properly treated could have their treatment delayed, have their life cut shorter, or may even die as a result.
Our team can help with cases of medical negligence and cancer, getting victims the compensation that they should be owed. In the past, our team has dealt with claims such as lung cancers, prostate cancers, breast cancers, in regards to medical negligence or misdiagnosis and other cancer cases.
If you suffered due to how your treatment has been administered, we could help you. Find out more in our guide to claims for the misdiagnosis of cancer.
Childbirth Medical Negligence Cases
Birth medical negligence cases deal with circumstances in which a medical professional, such as a doctor, nurse, or another practitioner has failed to provide the expected standards of healthcare. The harm caused could have been to the baby or to the mother. This harm could have happened at any point during the pregnancy, or during childbirth itself. Failure to meet the required standards of medical care can result in numerous injuries to the child or the mother;
- Brain damage to the baby, or the development of conditions such as cerebral palsy.
- Damage to the organs of the child or the mother.
- Fatal harm and death of either the child or mother.
Our medical negligence team can conduct birth medical negligence cases across the country, helping people, such as those in Ashton-under-Lyne. Our team have helped people to secure the highest possible settlements for birth injuries, working on behalf of the mother or child.
Find out more about claiming compensation for birth injuries caused by negligence on the part of a midwife in this handy guide.
General Practice Doctor And GP Medical Negligence
Cases of GP medical negligence can deal with errors made by either a GP or another primary healthcare provider, such as a nurse working at your GP surgery. These healthcare practitioners and medical professionals are usually the first points of contact within the healthcare system, whether in the NHS or the private sector.
We expect our GP to diagnose our condition and recommend the appropriate course of treatment. However, this is not always the case and errors can be made. It may mean that you are not given the testing or treatment you need at the earlier stages of an illness. Failure to carry out any of the following can lead to your health deteriorating;
- Not referring you to a specialist or for testing as needed.
- Not taking your medical history (or that of your family) into account during a diagnosis.
- Not carrying out a full examination.
- Failing to correctly diagnose you.
It is important that any mistakes on the part of a GP are highlighted and learnt from. If you have been the victim of negligence or malpractice by a GP, or other staff at a GP surgery, please contact our team today. You can make a claim with us for GP medical negligence on a no win no fee basis.
Nursing Home Negligence Claims
As the availability and usage of care and nursing home facilities have grown across the UK errors, negligence and cases of neglect have also increased. Whilst standards for care homes are high, the nature of the industry and the many private operators across it has led to many high profile care home negligence cases (and not so high profile cases).
At the same time as setting standards for the operation and provision of such care homes, the law also allows patients themselves and their families to take action against nursing homes.
If you or a loved one has been mistreated or not received the appropriate level of care and been injured, in a nursing home, our team could help you to claim compensation. Common signs of negligence in a nursing home or care home might include;
- Serious bedsores,
- Bruising which is unusual,
- Changes in a patients behaviour,
- Illnesses that do not go away and an unexpected decline in someone’s health.
If you or someone who you are legally responsible for has been injured whilst in a care home, please read our more detailed guide to care home negligence injury claims and see if you can claim compensation in instances such as these.
Dental Negligence Claims
Dental negligence can often lead to serious consequences for a patient. If you have been harmed in any way due to a dentist, or staff failing in their duty of care towards you, our dental negligence solicitors are on hand to help you claim compensation. Our medical negligence team have the experience necessary to assist you through your personal injury claim.
Whilst we see dental negligence occur in a variety of different ways and impact victims in different forms, there are some forms of negligence that our dental negligence solicitors see on a more frequent basis. These may include, but are not limited to;
- Delays to the diagnosis of a form of mouth (oral) cancer.
- Surgical errors which cause nerve injuries
- Issues arising out of problems with cosmetic dentistry.
- Misdiagnosing conditions such as periodontitis.
- Mistakes and errors that cause people to lose a tooth or several teeth, or suffer damage to their teeth.
Your dental injuries might have been caused by either a NHS dentist, or a dentist working in a private practice, but if their actions have led to you being harmed, you could claim compensation. You can find out more about how to make a dental negligence claim in this more detailed guide.
Medical Negligence Solicitors For Ashton Under Lyne Hospital Claims
If you have suffered an injury or illness due to negligence on the part of staff at a hospital, we can help you to claim for medical malpractice against a hospital. Everyone visiting or using an NHS or private hospital in the UK has the right to expect an extremely high standard of care. When being treated in a hospital you have the right to feel and to be safe. Most hospitals will meet this standard of care, but errors do happen and when they do, people can be injured or complications can arise.
If you or a loved one have been injured, harmed, or made sick because of malpractice or negligence by doctors or other staff at a hospital, you can seek damages. As well as being compensated for your injury itself, you can also claim compensation for the effects on your family life, your income, your job, and the overall pain and suffering that has been caused to you. In some instances, the consequences of hospital negligence could even change your life.
For more information on how to make a medical malpractice claim against a hospital, please see this guide.
Figures For Compensation Claims Made Against Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
To help better illustrate the rate and frequency of medical and clinical negligence and cases of malpractice that have happened in hospitals (or other healthcare services operated by this NHS Trust) we have included this table. The table shows the total number of claims made against the Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the given years. The table also shows the value of compensation paid out in all claims in this same period. Please note, the settlement figure may not have been paid out to the same claims in this table.
|Healthcare Service Provider||Claims Received in 2015/ 2016||Total Number Of Negligent Incidents||Value Of Claims Paid|
|Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust||62||63||9,040,084|
Data gathered for the table above is from the NHS Litigation Authority, commonly known as the NHSLA. The data illustrates how many cases have happened and how many claims were made in this area. Please note, this does not include claims made against facilities not operated by this trust which may extend through GP surgeries, dentists, and other healthcare centres. It also does not include those made against operators in the private sector.
How Much Could My Claim Be Worth?
When making a claim for medical negligence, some solicitors in Ashton under Lyne may tell you that they know how much you could be awarded without knowing all the facts. This simply isn’t possible.
Every claim is different, so anyone valuing your claim will need as much information as possible regarding your circumstances before they can provide you with an accurate estimation. Knowing what your final settlement will be during such an early stage in your claim is extremely unlikely. So, we cannot give you a specific figure in this article that will be accurate for all scenarios.
However, what we can do is illustrate how compensation is calculated. We’ll begin with the sum known as general damages.
This figure is awarded to you to account for your injuries. These injuries can be physical, but also psychological. Legal professionals use a publication called the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) to help calculate how much in general damages you could be awarded.
The JCG is made up primarily of a detailed list of injuries that could be sustained due to negligence. This includes medical negligence. Alongside each entry is a range of figures that relate to how much you could be awarded for the pain and suffering caused by each injury.
These figures will vary depending on how severe the injuries are, and how long they take to recovery from. Any permanent injuries tend to be awarded higher amounts on average.
We’ve included some example figures from the JCG below. However, this is only a small cross-section of the publication. Don’t be alarmed if you don’t see your injury represented here.
|Psychiatric Damage||(c) Moderate - there will have been problems, but the improvement will be good, as will the prognosis||£5,500 to £17,900|
|Psychiatric Damage||(d) Less severe - cases that fall short of a specific phobia, but some daily activities such as sleeping will be affected||£1,440 to £5,500|
|Reproductive system (female)||(e) When a sterilisation procedure fails and an unwanted pregnancy takes place||In the region of £9,570|
|Reproductive system (female)||(f) A delay in the diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy, but fertility will not be affected||£3,180 to £19,170|
|Kidney||(c) When one kidney is lost, but there is no damage to the remaining one||£28,880 to £42,110|
|Arm||(b) (i) One arm will be completely lost - amputated at the shoulder||Not less than £128,710|
|Wrist||(a) There will be a complete loss of function, such as when arthrodesis is performed||£44,690 to £56,180|
|Little finger||(m) Amputation||£8,110 to £11,490|
|Leg||Amputations (iii) - when one leg is amputated above the knee||£98,380 to £129,010|
|Knee||(a) (i) Severe - serious damage to the knee such as ligament damage||£65,440 to £90,290|
There are other sums that can be included in your final settlement amount. Your injuries may have resulted in additional outgoings that would have occurred otherwise. It’s possible to reclaim these expenditures and/or losses via a figure known as special damages.
Some examples are:
- Loss of earnings – your injuries may prevent you from working until you have recovered. It’s therefore possible to claim back the wages you would have earned over this period. If your injuries prevent you from ever returning to work, then a calculation may be made to cover the earnings you could have accrued up until the date of your retirement.
- Medical bills – this can be things like prescription costs or specialist care that isn’t available for free on the NHS.
- Adaptations to your home – you may need to add certain modifications to your home to accommodate your new disability. This equipment can be expensive, so the costs can be reclaimed via a special damages payment.
Our medical negligence solicitors for Ashton under Lyne are adept at claiming back various amounts in special damages. For more information regarding what else can be considered eligible for reimbursement, get in touch with our advisors today.
No Win No Fee Claims Negligence Lawyers
All of our medical negligence solicitors for Ashton under Lyne work with their clients on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that unless they are successful in helping you win your case, you do not need to cover your lawyer’s legal costs.
If your claim is successful and you are awarded compensation. then your lawyer is paid via a small percentage that’s taken from your settlement. This is all arranged before the claim, so there are no hidden surprises.
Whilst it is legal to represent yourself, this is not recommended. Without the assistance of No Win No Fee medical negligence lawyers, you could still be responsible for paying expensive legal costs even if your claim is unsuccessful.
How To Contact Us
When you are ready to start your personal injury claim and seek the damages you are entitled to you can get in touch with our team. You can also talk to us if you have questions which you want the answers to, and which are not answered in the guides we have directed you to.
Our team are always here to provide help and assistance. You can get in touch with the advisors at Legal Expert through the methods below to start your claim for medical negligence in Ashton-under-Lyne.
Remember, all claims made with our medical negligence solicitors for Ashton Under Lyne are all No Win No Fee.
- Call us on 0800 073 8804
- Write to us about your claim online
- Chat to us using the pop-up window in the corner
Get in contact us today to launch your compensation claim.
Additional Resources And Local Medical Services
Whilst we have recommended several of our more detailed guides above as relevant, we have also added some further guides below. We have also included examples of medical services and facilities serving Ashton-under-Lyne.
No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claims
More information on how to make a no win no fee personal injury claim with our services.
Medical Negligence Claims
This is our general medical negligence claims guide. Here you can find out more about medical negligence claims with our team.
Further Medical Negligence Articles
- Banbury Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Barking Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Barnsley Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Barrow-in-Furness Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Basildon Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Basingstoke Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Bebington Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Bedford Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Bexhill Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Care Home Negligence Claims Guide
- How to Claim for GP or Doctor Negligence
Local Medical Services
Tel: 0161 922 6000
Manchester Piccadilly Bupa Centre
Tel: 0161 254 3300
New Century House
Off Windmill Lane
Tel: 0161 337 3465
Glebe Street, Ashton-u-Lyne
Tel: 0161 330 2351
Thank you for reading our guide on medical negligence solicitors for Ashton under Lyne. Hopefully, now you now understand more about the clinical negligence solicitors, and that Ashton Under Lyne doesn’t need to be the base for any legal professional you choose to work with.