Ashton-under-Lyne Medical Negligence Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
Have you been the victim of medical negligence? Are you searching for a no win no fee medical negligence lawyer? 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 which 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, including children.
Please read our guide on medical negligence and when ready, contact our team using the channels indicated at the bottom of this guide.
How To Find An Expert Clinical Negligence Solicitor For Your Case
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?
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 as a nation wide law firm whether a victim of medical negligence should use a local solicitor, and the answer is very straight forward, always use a solicitor that has the expertise specifically for your case. We emphatically say that where your solicitors offices are located will not have a bearing on your claim. By not limiting your search to Ashton-under-Lyne medical negligence solicitors, you will have a much greater range of choices in who you work with.
Wherever your legal teams offices are in Great Britain, they will be able to communicate with you in several ways. We are not based in Ashton-under-Lyne. However, we will keep you updated through a convenient combination of phone calls, emails, and postal correspondence, whichever works best for you.
Local Medical Checkups
As a part of your medical negligence claim, you may need to visit one of the doctors across the country which we partner with. 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. The doctors nearest to Ashton-under-Lyne we work with include;
West Pennine Consulting Rooms,
Ashton Under Lyne,
We may recommend you see a different doctor, depending on availability and the nature of your claim and injuries suffered.
Solicitor Reviews Can Be Useful
We understand that when it comes to choosing medical negligence solicitors covering 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 your final step 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 covering Ashton-under-Lyne, as well as other parts of the UK are able to handle and conduct the full range of clinical negligence claims. However, there are some forms of clinical or medical negligence which 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 point 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.
Find out more about these claims in this more detailed guide.
Nursing Home Negligence Claims
As the availability and usage of care and nursing home facilities has 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 which 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 which 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 which 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 Claims Against A Hospital
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 which 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.
No Win No Fee Claims Negligence Lawyers
The vast majority of clams for clinical negligence or medical negligence handled by Legal Expert are done so through a type of contract commonly called no win no fee. These contracts are also sometimes called conditional fee agreements. They are designed to facilitate people making a personal injury claim without the need to risk their own finances, borrow money, or use up savings. In simple terms, you should never have to pay from your own pocket to start this type of claim.
In a no win no fee case, if you and your solicitor are not able to succeed in winning your case, you will not have to pay any solicitors or legal fees at all for the work that they have carried out on your claim. Having this knowledge can help to put people at ease and give them peace of mind in starting the claims process. Additionally, if your claim is successful the defendant can also be pursued for some costs of your lawyers or solicitors services as well as the compensation for how you were harmed.
If and when you do win your claim, you will have to pay what is often referred to as a success fee. This will commonly be calculated to be a proportion of your final settlement. The percentage will have been set and agreed upon between you and the solicitor at the start of the claims process and will be set out in the contract you sign.
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. Remember, 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.
Our team can take your call every day from 9:00 till 9:00. We can also answer your emails, and your support messages. 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.
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
Edited by Melissa.