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Barnsley Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee

By Stephen Adams. Last Updated 27th October 2021. Welcome to our guide on using medical negligence solicitors for Barnsley personal injury claims. Before you employ a firm of local solicitors in Barnsley to make a medical negligence compensation for you, by reading this page you will be able to make a much better-informed decision. You will find some advice on how to find solicitor info and how to choose a good legal firm.

This guide also covers the standard requirements that you need to consider in order to be eligible to start a medical negligence claim. We’ll also talk about how to hire a solicitor if you choose to do so and how you could do so on a No Win No Fee basis. We also provide advice on finding a solicitor who is well suited to your requirements.

Also in this guide, we’ll explain how our own medical negligence solicitors could assist with your compensation claim. We’ll talk through the specific types of medical negligence claims which we are able to assist with. We also talk you through some statistics about NHS medical negligence claims. This guide also explains what different types of damages you may be able to receive through your claim.

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Barnsley Medical Negligence Solicitors

Medical negligence has many forms, it can cause physical injuries, worsening of an existing medical condition of contraction of a new one, and psychological damage. Typical examples of how clinic negligence happens are:

  • Accidents or mistakes during a surgical procedure.
  • Failure to diagnose a medical condition soon enough, leading to critical delays in providing treatment.
  • Misdiagnosis of a medical condition, leading to critical delays in providing treatment.
  • Accidents are caused by a patient receiving insufficient care and supervision.
  • Prescribing the wrong medication.

Medical Negligence Solicitors in Barnsley

The following are the most common ways that clinical negligence happens. Each valid claim for clinical negligence damages has the following three common aspects:

1) The medical professional who caused the negligence has a responsibility to care for the health of the patient.

2) A failure to meet this responsibility directly caused harm to the patient.

3) The failure in meeting this responsibility was avoidable in some way.

If your specific case matches these three aspects above, then you should contact Legal Expert today. We have a 30-year track record of claiming significant compensation amounts for our clients across a very wide range of negligence cases.

Legal Expert’s national medical negligence claims service is available to residents of Barnsley and all across the UK.

Advice for People Looking for Solicitors in Hartlepool

Choosing a solicitor to represent you in a medical negligence claim means finding one which is experienced in taking on large organisations such as the NHS successfully. The better your legal team, the more chance you have of winning your claim. Any good legal firm should be able to:

1). Take on your claim under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).

2). Be able to arrange local services such as getting you an expert medical opinion.

3). Have a proven track record of winning similar cases in the last 2 years.

Will I Need to Use a Solicitor Close to Me?

No, there is no real reason to actually have a local legal firm working on your case. As long as your chosen solicitor allows you to contact them via email, Skype, etc. then you will be able to keep in contact with them no matter where they are.

Legal Expert has a team of medical negligence lawyers covering the Barnsley area. We can arrange for one of them to visit your home to discuss your case if you would prefer not to use the telephone.

Should I Read a Review of a Solicitor?

Checking out online NHS compensation stories, and trying to find a review of a solicitor you are considering using for a compensation claim are both good ideas for finding some info about any legal firm.

You can also ask your co-workers, friends and family if they have had any dealings with a good solicitor. Facebook and Twitter are great for reaching out in this way.

Claims Legal Expert’s Medical Negligence Team Can Conduct

Legal Expert can take on a very wide range of negligence cases, this includes uncommon cases such as medical negligence ambulance claims and serious cases such as medical negligence birth injuries claims.

Below you will find outlined many of the most common types of claims we take on. However, as this is not a full list, if none of these outlines fits with your claim, please do give us a quick call to discuss your specific situation.

Claim Compensation for Birth Negligence

Negligence during childbirth can cause harm to the mother, baby or both.

Typical injuries the mother can sustain are:

  • Perineal tears.
  • Damaged pelvic floor muscles
  • Broken pelvis.

Typical injuries the infant can sustain are:

  • Broken bones (through birth trauma).
  • Disfigurement (through cuts and abrasions)
  • Cerebral Palsy (through oxygen starvation).

If you need to claim birth negligence compensation, then Legal Expert can help people all across the UK claim the most compensation possible.

Claim Compensation for Cancer Negligence

When the treatment of a patient with an advanced case of cancer is delayed through misdiagnosis or some other form of negligence, it can lead to the patient’s death.

Legal Expert has plenty of experience in claiming compensation across a range of cancer negligence cases including prostate cancer negligence. If you have lost a loved one through clinical negligence, we can claim the maximum compensation available for you.

Claim Compensation for Hospital Negligence

We can handle negligence cases on behalf of hospital patients. Medical malpractice hospital-acquired infections are among the most common we have to deal with. Catching an infection whilst in the hospital can prove to be unavoidable. However, in some cases, it could have been avoided. In such cases, Legal Expert can help residents of Barnsley who have caught an infection at Barnsley Hospital to make a claim. That’s provided there is solid evidence that negligent behaviour by the hospital contributed to you catching the infection.

Claim Compensation for Dental Negligence

As every dental negligence expert knows, claiming compensation following negligence that has occurred during a dental procedure can be a complex challenge. If the injury the patient sustained damaged their face or teeth, then there could be a cosmetic aspect to the injury. Living with a cosmetic injury, even if for only a short time, can lead to psychological trauma.

Legal Expert can help people in Barnsley who have had to live with some form of disfigurement due to dental negligence claim for the psychological damage caused by it.

Claim Compensation for GP Negligence

If you have to report GP negligence, then you will also likely have a reason to claim compensation. Your GP is responsible for diagnosing your condition and referring you to the correct specialist for treatment. When they get this diagnosis wrong, then the consequences can be dire.

Legal Expert can arrange for you to get an independent expert medical opinion of your condition to help us prove liability in GP negligence cases.

Claim Compensation for Nursing Home Negligence

Every nursing home is required by law, to provide a specific minimum level of care for every resident. When this care level slips due to inadequate staff training or understaffing, then residents can come to harm. A worsening of the health of a resident may go overlooked, and the residents will be more likely to become the victims of an accident such as a slip, trip or fall.

If you have a family member who is a resident in a care, home and they have been harmed due to nursing home negligence, then Legal Expert can help you claim compensation on their behalf.

Statistics for NHS Medical Negligence Claims

The NHS Resolution Annual Report for 2020/21 reveals that the NHS received 12,629 medical negligence claims and reported incidents during the period reported on. That represented a 7.5% increase on the period of 2019/20, when 11,678 claims were received. 

Also during the 2020/21 period, NHS Resolution settled 15,674 clinical and non-clinical claims. Of these, as many as 11,704 (74.7%) were settled without the requirement of formal court proceedings. 3,914 (25%) of the settlements included court proceedings. 56 (0.3%) of the claims were not settled until after they went to trial.

What types of damages could you claim for?

If you are able to make a medical negligence claim, then there are two main types of damages that you may be compensated for. One is known as general damages. If you’re able to claim for general damages, then you may also be eligible to receive compensation for special damages. Below, we explain more about what these types of damages mean.

General Damages

Compensation for general damages covers all the different ways you may have been harmed physically and mentally by medical negligence. This can include:

  • The pain caused – physical pain which affects you in the short, medium or long term future.
  • Trauma and stress – psychological injuries you’ve suffered or are still suffering as a direct result of medical negligence.
  • Ongoing health issues – health-related issues which will affect your quality of life far into the future could be covered under general damages.

Special Damages

Special damages are designed to cover issues unrelated to the physical aspects of medical negligence. Financial and possessions affected by medical negligence may be covered under special damages compensation. For example:

  • Travel costs – injuries caused by medical negligence may be requiring you to spend money on travel costs that weren’t a factor in your life previously.
  • Medical bills – the cost of immediate treatment or ongoing treatment related to medical negligence may be covered under special damages.
  • Ongoing care – the costs of long-term physiotherapy or personal assistance required with your day-to-day activities may be covered too.
  • Loss of earnings – if the harm from medical negligence has caused you to lose your job or miss out on wages, then you may be compensated for this.

No Win No Fee Negligence Lawyers

Funding a clinical negligence claim yourself could require significant cash funds if the claims process takes several months or even more. And if you lose your claim, you lose the fees you paid. A better way to make a negligence claim is to use the services of medical negligence lawyers on a No Win No Fee basis.

Under a No Win No Fee deal, you don’t pay anything until you actually receive compensation. So this removes the financial risk entirely.

How to Proceed

If you believe you have a valid reason to claim medical negligence compensation, then call Legal Expert today on 0800 073 8804. We will take all the details of your case, and if we think you have a valid claim, will give you some free legal advice on what to do next.

Helpful Links

Claiming for errors during surgical fat transfer

At the link above, we have published a full guide to claiming compensation for people who have suffered due to negligence during a surgical fat transfer process.

Information on surgical fat transfer and its risks

The NHS has published the information above that details the surgical fat transfer process and also its risks.

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

The above website is a good source of information about many cosmetic procedures, including surgical fat transfer.

Other Medical Negligence Links

Local Barnsley Medical Centres

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Gawber Road

Barnsley

S75 2EP

Tel: 01226 730000

Web: http://www.barnsleyhospital.nhs.uk/

Spire Methley Park Hospital

Methley Lane

Methley

Leeds

LS26 9HG

Tel: 01977 717 577

Huddersfield Road Surgery

6 Huddersfield Road

Barnsley S70 2LT

Tel: 01226 203420

Churchfield Dental Centre

1 Victoria Crescent West

Barnsley

S75 2AE

Tel: 01226 771471

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