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By Stephen Bishop. Last Updated 29th October 2021. Welcome to our guide on hiring medical negligence solicitors for Bebington personal injury claims.

Have you suffered as a result of the way in which you were treated by a medical practitioner or experienced pain as a result of medical malpractice? If so, the team at Legal Expert is here for you and can provide medical negligence solicitors for Bebington residents. We know how to make a positive change in your life and help to get you back on the road to recovery.

Our experienced medical negligence team treat each and every case individually and will take the time to work through your claim, helping you to understand each and every part of the claims process and all the legal and medical terminology which is being used. We’ll help you to get the compensation and the answers that you deserve. Contact Legal Expert today on 0800 073 8804 to start your claim.

For more information about hiring medical negligence solicitors for Bebington compensation claims, read on. We’ll clarify how medical negligence is defined and how you can work out when you may have a strong case to claim for this.

Also in this guide, we explain how best to search for a solicitor who can support your potential medical negligence claim. We’ll explain how we here at Legal Expert can assist with such claims under a No Win No Fee agreement and how such an agreement can benefit you. We’ll also talk about the different kinds of medical negligence claims which exist and we can help with. We will also look at some relevant statistics regarding medical negligence claims. Also, we’ll talk about the different types of damages you may receive compensation for through a claim.

What is medical negligence?

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The simplest answer to ‘what is medical negligence’ is that medical or clinical negligence, meaning malpractice of some kind is commonly defined as care that has been provided to a patient and which is (in some way) substandard. Clinical negligence, meaning that you have been treated in a poor way and that the way in which you have been treated has caused you some form of harm. This could be the development of a new condition (such as an injury or disease), or the worsening of an existing condition.

The harm can also be either physical or mental, or both, depending on the circumstances of your case. There are numerous ways in which medical or clinical negligence can occur. It could be caused by the misdiagnosis of a condition or symptoms, the provision of incorrect treatment for a medical condition and even mistakes in surgery. The results could be mild or they can be extremely severe.

How Can We help you make a claim?

If you have suffered medical negligence, the first thing you should do is to seek alternative medical advice or treatment to rectify the errors you have suffered, the second is to contact a specialist medical negligence solicitor who can help you to make your claim. We can offer you an initial consultation to talk through your claim and find out whether you have a case, as well as start to estimate how much compensation you could be owed.

The earlier you talk to us, the better information and medical reports we can get. If the defendant (the person you are making the claim against) admits their liability early, we may even be able to secure you interim payments to assist with payments for the treatment you are undergoing.

How much time do I have to make a claim?

The usual time limit for making any kind of personal injury claim is three years. This three year period generally starts from the date that the incident happened. However, if you are not aware of the treatment being negligent until later, or if the symptoms did not immediately present, the date of discovery can be the start of the three year period. There are also other circumstances in which the claim can be started later. The first is children under the age of eighteen. A parent or guardian can make a claim up till the 18th birthday at which point the three year period starts and the child can make a claim. Another circumstance is a person who lacks the mental capacity to make a claim. There is not a time limit within which they can make a claim.

In this guide, we look at making a clinical negligence claim in Bebington. We will briefly look at some of the circumstances leading to a claim and provide you with some tips and general advice on making a claim.

How Do You Choose the Best Medical Negligence Solicitors in Bebington For Your Claim?

Most NHS compensation cases work in a similar way to personal injury claims in general. They can take from as little as a few months to several years to complete, depending on their complexity. The more serious or complex a claim, the longer the overall process may take. If a defendant admits their liability and does not dispute the amount of compensation which you are claiming, the process may be resolved quickly.

All medical negligence solicitors in Bebington or those who cover the area are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. However, the level of service they can provide, the fees they charge and their overall ability to conduct your claim can vary largely. Whether you need solicitors for private or NHS compensation cases, you need to be able to rely on them to offer practical advice and guidance.

Will I Need To Use A Solicitors Near Me?

Most people still think that they need to use ‘solicitors near me’. This is because there is still the idea that you will need to meet up with your solicitor at the start of and during your claim, having face-to-face meetings. However, this is not the case. Most of the time you do not need to meet with your solicitor in person and can be kept up to date with phone calls and secure messages. Using medical negligence solicitors in Bebington exclusively is no longer critical to your case.

What is critical is the ability of the solicitor you work with to get you the compensation that you deserve. Cases can be conducted using the phone and email. You need to choose a solicitor or legal firm who can cover your area, arrange for you to undergo a medical examination in your area and may even be able to organise a home visit if necessary.

The amount of compensation that you can claim is limited in two ways. The first is that it is limited to the recommended level of damages for your injury or illness. The second way in which it is limited is by the value of any costs that you have had to bear. As such, you need to use a solicitor who can secure you the highest level of compensation possible within these boundaries.

Are Solicitor Reviews Useful?

Before you pick up your phone and call a solicitor, it is a good idea to read different reviews of the solicitors to see how they have helped other people. This will help you to get a better idea of the services that they can offer you, and the way in which they can help.

You could also see if they have a better record of securing higher compensation amounts for clients. When your claim is resolved, remember to review your solicitor. You should review your solicitor to help other claimants in the future.

What Claims Can Our Bebington Medical Negligence Team Handle?

Legal Expert’s specialist medical negligence team can provide you with an experienced, expert medical and clinical negligence solicitor who is able to help you with a variety of different claims types. Our team is experienced in helping people to make claims against healthcare professionals and providers working in the NHS and the private sector.

The solicitors that we can provide claimants have a wide range of experience and can help with the circumstances outlined below, as well as a variety of other conditions and circumstances. If your injury or illness is not listed below, don’t worry. The specialist medical negligence solicitors for Bebington claims we can provide may still be able to help you. Contact us today for further information.

Hospital Negligence Claims

When is a hospital negligent? A hospital may be negligent in a number of different ways whilst they are treating a patient. These could include circumstances such as negligent treatment in an A&E department, unnecessary delays to your treatment, MRSA and other hospital-acquired infections, surgical negligence and other staff errors which lead to harm, the misdiagnosis of a condition or illness, or the provision of the wrong medication. There may also be other circumstances that led you to suffer harm in some way in a hospital.

Whether in the NHS, or the private sector, a hospital should always be one of the safest places you go, and you should always be able to trust in both the staff and the treatment which is being provided. If you have been harmed in some way, contact Legal Expert today.

Dental Negligence Claims

Some of the most common types or causes of dental negligence can include, delays to treatment or the provision of the wrong treatment, injuries to the nerves in the mouth, cosmetic damage to the teeth/ mouth or jaw, misdiagnosing a dental disease or general mistakes in the way treatment is provided.

Dental negligence claims cover any form of injury which has been caused by or exacerbated by a dental professional, such as a dentist, dental nurse or other professional. If you have suffered as a result of any of the circumstances listed above, you could be able to claim compensation for your injury or illness. They can cause you to have suffered harm or injury, harmed your physical or emotional health or even caused you financial losses.

GP & Doctor Negligence Claims

The specialist medical negligence solicitors for Bebington claims which we can provide at Legal Expert are experienced in helping claimants with a range of conditions and injuries suffered as a result of the way in which they were treated. Some of the most common forms of GP negligence can include; not referring a patient for testing or for specialist treatment when needed, not looking at the patient’s medical history and taking this into account, not thoroughly examining the patient and not correctly diagnosing a particular condition.

If you have been affected by your GP in any of these ways, contact Legal Expert to be provided with a solicitor. Your GP should always be a trusted healthcare provider and if they do fail you, we can help get you back on the road to recovery.

Cancer Negligence Claims

At Legal Expert, our specialist medical negligence team and the solicitors they can provide across the country and in Bebington are able to handle cancer negligence claims related to the misdiagnosis, or delay in treatment of a variety of cancer types, including (but not limited to); breast cancers, bowel cancer, cervical cancer, lung cancer and prostate, pancreatic or skin cancers, as well as the provision of incorrect treatment of any other form of cancer. Negligence could include not providing the right treatment, the failure to diagnose cancer early or other errors which lead to a patient suffering or their condition getting worse.

Nursing Home Negligence

Whether it is for ourselves, or for a loved one, we often put a lot of trust into care homes or nursing homes. However, the care which we expect to be provided does not always materialise or falls short. In situations such as these, it is always important to know that you can get the help you need, as well as compensation from the people who are responsible. Our specialist medical negligence team can provide you with a solicitor who covers Bebington and has experience in making a claim against nursing homes or care homes for instances such as a nursing home negligence death. We can help you, or the vulnerable person who suffered harm to get the compensation that you or they deserve.

Birth Negligence Claims

Our specialist birth negligence claims are experienced in helping with birth negligence claims which have happened to either mothers or babies. Circumstances in which a claimant might need to make a birth negligence claim can include a variety of situations, including those where one of the parties died. If the injury was sustained by the child, the parent or guardian may make a claim, or wait until the child is eighteen and allow them to make a claim themselves. The No Win No Fee solicitors we can provide will always work to get you the compensation you deserve.

Medical Negligence Claims Against Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Legal Expert can provide expert and experienced solicitors who are able to help with any type of medical negligence claim against a variety of healthcare providers. If you have suffered medical negligence in the Bebington area, you may need to make a claim against the Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Healthcare ProviderClaims Recieved 2015/ 16Number of Incident 2015/ 16Payments Made
Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust**7,570
Wirral Community NHS Trust5045,500
Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust8465,485,058

This table includes the number of claims made against this provider, as well as their value. These figures are supplied by the NHSLA, and cover the year 2015/16.

Statistics for NHS medical negligence claims

Thousands of medical negligence claims are made in Britain each year against doctors and hospitals which are associated with the NHS. The NHS has a special department that focuses on handling compensation claims. It is known as NHS Resolution, and the organisation regularly releases annual reports which reveal the number of claims they handle and how much they are worth.

In the NHS Resolution Annual Report for 2020/21, it is shown that the NHS received 12,629 medical negligence claims and reported incidents during this specific time period. That marked a 7.5% increase when compared to the 2019/20 period. During that time, 11,678 claims in total were received by the NHS.

Also revealed in the 2020/21 report is that 15,674 clinical and non-clinical claims were settled by the NHS. 11,704 (74.7%) of these claims were settled before any formal court proceedings took place. 3,914 (25%) of the claims were resolved after some court proceedings occurred. Just 56 (0.3%) of the claims required a court trial in order to be settled.

What Types of Damages Could Be Claimed With The Help of Medical Negligence Lawyers in Bebington?

If you meet the requirements to start a medical negligence claim, then there are two main kinds of damages that you could receive compensation for. One is known as general damages. If you’re able to receive any compensation for general damages, then you may be eligible to receive additional compensation for special damages. But what exactly are these types of damages?

General Damages

Compensation for general damages is meant to cover for the different ways you have been harmed physically and mentally by medical negligence. This can include:

  • The pain caused – short, medium and long term physical injuries caused by the negligent behaviour.
  • Trauma and stress – psychological injuries you’ve suffered and may still be suffering.
  • Ongoing health issues – any health issues caused by negligence that will affect your quality of life in the long-term future.

Special Damages

Special damages may be provided in addition to general damages to compensate for issues caused by medical negligence which are not directly related to your injuries. Examples can include:

  • Travel costs – travel expenses directly related to your medical negligence injuries and subsequent treatment could possibly be covered.
  • Ongoing care – expenses towards long-term physiotherapy or personal assistance for your day-to-day activities may get covered under special damages.
  • Loss of earnings – if your injuries caused by medical negligence have led you to lose your job or lose out on some wages, then this may be covered.

Specialist No Win No Fee Solicitors

We will be able to work with you using what is known as a No Win No Fee contract. These are also known as conditional fee agreements (CFA). This means that your legal costs can be settled by the other party or their insurance provider (whomever the claim is made against). If the solicitor we provide you is not successful in pursuing your claim, the CFA contract means that your legal fees will be waived.

What If The Next Step?

The next step is to contact the Bebington medical negligence team at Legal Expert to find out more about how we can help you and to start making your claim. You can contact Legal Expert using the number above, or by sending us an email to info@legalexpert.co.uk. You can also use the online form on this page. Contact Legal Expert today.

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Medical facilities in this area

Clatterbridge Hospital
Clatterbridge Road,
Bebington,
Birkenhead,
Wirral,
CH63 4JY
Tel: 0151 334 4000
Web: www.wuth.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/hospitals/clatterbridge-hospital

Civic Medical Centre
Civic Way,
Bebington,
Wirral,
CH63 7RX
Tel: 0151 645 6936
Web: www.civicmc.nhs.uk

Church Road Dental Practice
66 Church Road,
Birkenhead,
Bebington,
Wirral,
CH63 3EB
Tel: 0151 645 4101

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