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Basildon Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee Claims Guide

By Stephen Bailey. Last Updated 28th October 2021. Welcome to our guide on hiring Medical Negligence Solicitors for Basildon personal injury claims. Many people seek medical attention in the Basildon area every single day, and, for the most part, they do so without incident.

However, things can go wrong in medical treatment and sometimes the effects can be far-reaching. Basildon medical negligence solicitors can help you get compensated for the negligent behaviour of medical professionals who have caused you harm, provided there is evidence to confirm such behaviour. You aren’t, however, limited to just looking in your local area when it comes to hiring a solicitor for a clinical negligence claim in Basildon.

Read on to find out more about how medical negligence Basildon claims are handled, and why Legal Expert is on hand to make claiming easier than you would have thought possible.

A Guide To Hiring Medical Negligence Lawyers For Basildon Claims

In this guide, we’ll explain steps you can take to make sure you pick a solicitor who is suitable to support your medical negligence claim. We’ll also talk about whether or not you are restricted to local lawyers if you are looking to make a claim in the Basildon area.

Also, we’ll explain what different types of medical negligence claims our own lawyers can assist with. We’ll also look at some statistics which are related to people making medical negligence claims against the NHS. We’ll also look at No Win No Fee claims and clarify what they mean and how such an agreement with your solicitor can benefit you.

The Importance of Choosing the Right Solicitor for Your Claim

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Basildon Medical Negligence Solicitors

Choosing a solicitor to help with medical negligence that happened in Basildon can be a minefield. How do you know whether they have the experience and dedication to take your claim seriously and maximise the compensation you receive? There are a number of different ways in which to weed out the solicitors that are not right for you and find the one that you feel most comfortable with, and one of these is by talking to people who have worked with those solicitors before.

Whether you look on online forums, ask family and friends or speak to the professionals here at Legal Expert, it is not recommended that you choose a solicitor without doing any research. You – and your case – are too important for that.

Why Reading Reviews of Solicitors Can Be Helpful

There is really nothing better than receiving a recommendation for a medical negligence lawyer Basildon from someone you know. However, what you have to weigh up is how similar their case is to yours.

This is why reading other people’s reviews of potential solicitors can really help to make up your mind on the best medical negligence solicitors in Basildon to take on your case. Here at Legal Expert, we can help provide information on the solicitors we are able to provide you with, so you will have a wealth of information to use to make a decision that is right for you. Speak to our staff and you’ll be surprised at the amount of information they can offer you about solicitors covering Basildon and the surrounding area.

Am I Restricted to Working with A Local Lawyer?

Simply put, there is nothing restricting your choice of lawyer, except their ability to practice law in the UK. You can use any solicitor you feel best suits your requirements, no matter where in the country they happen to be based. Here at Legal Expert, we can provide medical negligence solicitors for Basildon claims and claims in other areas. Our solicitors have the required expertise that can help you receive the maximum amount possible for your compensation case.

Claims the Solicitors We Can Provide Cover

The solicitors we provide here at Legal Expert have all been known to be experienced in handling medical negligence claims. We pride ourselves on being able to offer advice and assistance in a wide variety of medical claims, the main categories of which can be found in the sections below. If you have a claim that is different to this, our friendly and helpful team will be able to speak to you and best advise you on the course of action to take if appropriate.

Hospital Negligence Solicitors

Hospital visits often go without a hitch and treatment provided is often straightforward with no complications, but this is not always the case. There are a variety of different issues that can be caused by clinical negligence at a hospital both as an inpatient and if you are brought in for emergency treatment. Some of the common causes to get hospital negligence solicitors involved concern:

  • Surgical errors – incorrect removals of health tissues/organs
  • Prescription errors – wrong medicine/dosage
  • Negligent monitoring during procedures
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Late diagnosis

These can have marked effects on patients long and short-term and can lead to devastating consequences.

Cases of Dental Negligence

Cases of dental negligence often involve the mismanagement of an oral health issue. For example, you may have gone to see the dentist with the intention of improving your smile. However, your whitening treatments may have gone wrong or developed an infection in your mouth. Alternatively, you may have developed an infection after having a tooth extracted.

If issues such as these affect you following dental treatment, you may have a good case to make a dental negligence claim. Like with other kinds of medical negligence claims, you will need proof that shows that whoever provided the dental care acted negligently in some way and this contributed to the harm you’ve suffered.

GP Negligence Claims

Our GP is usually the first call we make when we are ill, so it stands to reason that we expect them to provide the right treatment and advice. However, it is entirely possible for a GP to be negligent in their treatment of you, whether it is a missed diagnosis, misdiagnosis or incorrect treatment, leading to further health issues or exacerbation of an injury. Should medical negligence solicitors in Basildon be able to prove your GP was negligent, you may be compensated for your injuries/worsening of your health.

Cancer Negligence

If there is one condition we need our medical staff to be on the ball with, it is cancer. This nasty and aggressive disease can cause devastating effects if not spotted and treated quickly and aggressively. So if a late diagnosis occurs, despite there being opportunities to find the cancer earlier, then this can be classed as cancer negligence. Similarly, chemotherapy medicine mismanagement could be ruled as negligence. Inappropriate treatment of cancer can also potentially lead to claims.

Care Home & Nursing Home Negligence

It can be a difficult decision to place a loved one in a care home or nursing home. We trust that the care providers have experience and care for our loved ones as we would wish them to. Sadly, however, sometimes due care is not taken, which can lead to a health condition worsening, an injury occurring or even death. If a loved one has suffered poor care that has led to injury, exacerbation of a health condition or worse, then you should be able to help them claim compensation for that negligence and the harm it has caused them.

Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can range in seriousness from mild to devastating and there can be long-lasting effects that pervade upon the life of the mother and child. Should you be in the devastating position of having had something go wrong in childbirth as a consequence of negligent behaviour by clinical staff, then you may be able to make birth injury claims with our assistance. Some common claims for birth injuries affect mothers, while some affect the child. These can cover:

  • Poor infection control leading to infection of mother or child
  • Poor fetal or maternal monitoring leading to problems
  • Tearing that was not necessary
  • Negligence during C Section
  • Cerebral Palsy caused by negligent behaviour

This list is by no means exhaustive, and if you think you have a case, then we can help.

Medical Negligence Claims Against Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

If you were to pursue a claim in the Basildon area, you would not be the only person to do so. We have collated data published by the NHS pertaining to claims in the area in 2015/16 for your perusal. Please see below for the details. This table covers NHS practices only, but we can help you act against private practice should you wish to.

Trust InvolvedNo. of ClaimsNo. of IncidentsPayout Amount
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust10313£6,612,508.40
Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust707£5,679,727.26

NHS Medical Negligence Statistics

Just how often are medical negligence claims made within Britain? In terms of NHS claims, there are certain statistics released by the organisation which can give us insight into this matter.

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

Also within the 2020/21 period, 15,674 clinical and non-clinical claims were settled by the NHS. Among these settled claims, 11,704 (74.7%) were settled without the need for any formal court proceedings to take place. 3,914 (25%) of the settlements required some court proceedings before being settled. 56 (0.3%) of the claims were concluded through a court trial.

What types of damages could be claimed?

If you are eligible to start a medical negligence claim, then there are two main types of damages that you may be compensated for. One is called general damages. If you’re eligible to claim general damages, then you may also be able to receive compensation for what’s referred to as special damages. You may be asking what distinguishes these different types of damages:

  • General Damages – Compensation for general damages covers all the different ways you may have been harmed physically and mentally by medical negligence. Each different injury which can be diagnosed and linked to an act of negligence may be compensated for.
  • Special damages – Compensation for this kind of damages is meant to cover for issues unrelated to the physical aspects of medical negligence. Financial losses and loss of possessions caused by medical negligence may be covered under special damages compensation.

How No Win No Fee Solicitors Help Claimants in Basildon

If you were to hire medical negligence solicitors in Basildon by the hour, you may not be getting the best value for your money. Worse still, you may have to pay upfront. At a time when finances are usually stretched, this could be a burden you can ill-afford.

However, there is a possibility that you can start a claim without necessitating funds upfront. These No Win No Fee agreements require that the legal fees are taken from the compensation amount if awarded. If nothing is awarded, then you would not be expected to fund legal bills. Should you wish to learn more about this, our friendly staff can assist.

What Happens Next?

If, after reading this you feel you have a case for compensation for negligent clinical action or inaction, then you can speak to us on 0800 073 8804 or fill in our contact form. We can talk to you regarding your options or answer questions you may have regarding your possible case. We promise to keep your details confidential and will listen to you with sympathy and respect. Don’t hesitate to call us with any query or request.

Useful Links

Blood transfusion claims
If you have been affected by a blood transfusion issue, then this may be of interest to you.

Incidents and claims statistics from the NHS
Further to the information already provided in the table previously, here are more NHS statistics you may be interested in.

Further Medical Negligence Guides

Links for local services

Basildon University Hospital
SS16 5NL
Tel: 01268 524900

Spire Hartswood Hospital
Eagle Way
CM13 3LE
Tel: 01277 508 762

93 The Knares
Lee Chapel South
Essex, SS16 5SB
Tel: 01268 542866

Basildon Dental Practice
11 Southview Road
Basildon SS16 4XP
Tel: 01268 553 315

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