Bedford Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee Claims Guide
By Stephen Burke. Last Updated 1st November 2021. Have you experienced medical negligence that happened in Bedford? You could potentially be entitled to thousands of pounds in medical negligence compensation. Trust Legal Expert to help you win the compensation that you are entitled to. We are a well respected personal injury solicitors firm and many of our solicitors specialise in medical negligence.
Trust Legal Expert to provide you with expert medical negligence solicitors for Bedford claims. Our experienced team of solicitors can cover claims in the Bedfordshire area, including medical negligence compensation claims.
In this guide, we’ll explain how you could potentially make a compensation claim for an act of medical negligence in Bedford, provided you have evidence that such negligence occurred. Read on to learn how medical negligence is defined and how it can be proven through a claim. We’ll also discuss what to consider if you wish to hire a solicitor to support your claim. We will also explain in more detail how our own solicitors can support you with potential Bedford medical negligence claims.
This guide also talks about the different types of medical negligence claims which we can help out with. We’ve also included some relevant statistics regarding NHS medical negligence claims and links to other resources which you may find useful. We also explain in this guide how making a claim on a No Win No Fee basis could benefit you and how we can assist with making this type of claim.
Call us to speak to one of our friendly advisors and get started on your claim. If you have a genuine case we’ll let you know how much may be offered and find a solicitor to work on your accident claim, who covers the Bedford area.
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What is medical negligence?
Medical negligence refers to whenever a patient is on the receiving end of inadequate care from a practitioner or institution. This act of negligence leads the patient to suffer an injury, makes them ill, or makes a medical condition that they already suffer from worse.
If you wish to make a successful medical negligence claim, you must be capable of proving:
- That you (or the claimant you’re acting on behalf of) were legally entitled to a duty of care from the defendant (medical practitioner).
- That the Duty of Care was breached by the Defendant due to a negligent act or lack of action towards the Claimant.
- Finally that the negligent behaviour harmed the claimant.
If you hire a medical negligence solicitor to represent you in your medical compensation case, it will be their responsibility to gather evidence to use against the Defendant.
There’s typically a three-year limit on the time when you can start your medical negligence claim, from the time when the claimant was hurt or discovered they’ve been hurt because of clinical negligence. Exceptions are made to this rule under certain circumstances, so if your claim is outside the time limit, consult Legal Expert in order to see if you could still make your claim.
What To Consider Before Choosing Bedford Solicitors?
If you are based in the wider Bedfordshire area and want to make a medical negligence claim, you should take time to research which medical negligence solicitor is the right one to represent your claim.
Read Bedford Solicitors Reviews
Many claimants consult online Bedford medical negligence solicitors reviews before they decide which one to hire. Reading Bedford solicitors reviews can help you see whether or not previous clients of the solicitor in question have been satisfied with the level of service they received and what the outcome of their medical negligence claim was.
Many claimants also consult family members or friends who’ve experienced negligence in Bedford or the surrounding area, to see whether or not they would recommend using their medical negligence solicitor. If you are seeking advice on which solicitor covering the Bedford area to use, you can call Legal Expert to get a free and impartial legal consultation. It’s within our interests to provide a solicitor who is likely to win your case for you.
Do I Need To Use A Solicitor Located Near Me?
“Do I need to use a solicitor located close to me?” is a question we commonly hear from our clients who are based in Bedfordshire. It’s a misconception that if you live in Bedford, your solicitor should be based in the same area.
If you contact us here at Legal Expert, we’ll provide you with the best medical compensation lawyer for your case. Your solicitor could be someone in your local area or someone outside of it. Either way, it should be quick and easy to communicate with the solicitor supporting you, especially when communications methods like email and Skype are readily available.
What kind of Medical Negligence Claims can Legal Expert Help me with?
If you suffered an injury due to medical negligence, Legal Expert’s solicitors can help you claim compensation. If you have the evidence to sue for NHS accident compensation, private healthcare accident compensation, compensation for GP negligence, make a childbirth accident claim, or want to claim for any other type of medical negligence, we’ve got you covered. We have illustrated some common examples of clinical negligence claims that we cover, below.
NHS Accident Compensation And Hospital Negligence
Have you been injured in an NHS or private hospital in Bedford, due to medical negligence? You may be able to claim NHS accident compensation or private hospital accident compensation. Your claim could be worth tens of thousands of pounds, so what are you waiting for? Call Legal Expert for your free legal consultation, and if you have a strong claim, we’ll start working on your claim straight away.
Dental Negligence Claims
If you’ve experienced medical negligence from a dentist in Bedford, you could be owed a hefty sum in compensation. Whether you were undergoing cosmetic or medical treatment at a Bedford NHS or private dental care provider, Legal Expert can help you claim the compensation that you are entitled to. Give us a call, and we’ll get a medical negligence lawyer who covers the Bedford area working on your case.
Compensation For GP Negligence
If you have been affected by medical negligence while with your GP that caused you to become injured, ill or worsened an existing medical condition, you could be owed a substantial compensation payout. Legal Expert can provide you with the right medical negligence solicitors for Bedford claims to win you your compensation for GP negligence.
Cases of Negligent Cancer Treatment
Experiencing a cancer misdiagnosis is potentially be a devastating experience. With cancer, the earlier it is found, the more time there is for treatment. So for some, experiencing a cancer misdiagnosis may delay their treatment.
If you or your now deceased next of kin have been affected by a cancer misdiagnosis in Bedford, or anywhere else, then you could potentially claim medical negligence compensation. Give Legal Expert a call and if you’ve got a valid case, we’ll provide a top medical negligence lawyer who covers the Bedford area, who can win your case.
Care Home and Nursing Home Medical Negligence Claims
Care homes and nursing homes play an important role in caring for some of the most vulnerable people in society, such as the terminally ill, disabled, elderly and those unable to look after themselves. Therefore, it is very important that they uphold their duty of care towards their patients.
If you or a relative has experienced negligence within a nursing/care home in Bedford, Legal Expert can help. We can find the right medical claims lawyer to manage your claim and win you the medical negligence settlement that you are entitled to.
Childbirth Negligence Claims
Do you need to make a childbirth negligence claim, for medical negligence that happened in Bedford, during childbirth? Why is childbirth medical negligence so serious? Clinical negligence during childbirth can cause accidents, injuries and illnesses such as hypoxia (the infant being deprived of oxygen, which causes cerebral palsy), the breaking of bones, or the transmission of infections. These can leave the infant with lasting medical conditions or disabilities.
Other birth injuries can harm the mother. If you or your child has experienced childbirth negligence, you may be liable to make a childbirth negligence claim. We can provide expert medical negligence solicitors for Bedford claims (and other claims covering the Bedfordshire area) to win your childbirth negligence case.
Clinical Negligence Compensation Calculator
“What is my clinical negligence claim worth?” is a common question that we hear from clients. If you’ve experienced clinical negligence that happened in Bedfordshire, and want to know how much compensation may be offered, we can help you. Consult our clinical negligence compensation calculator below, to see an estimation of what you could be awarded in compensation.
How frequent are NHS medical negligence claims?
You may be considering making a medical negligence claim against the NHS if you have evidence that you were affected by such negligence while being treated by an NHS doctor or hospital. The NHS has a department that focuses on handling compensation claims made against it, which is called NHS Resolution. Annual reports released by NHS Resolution can offer insight into how many NHS medical negligence claims are made and how they are resolved.
According to the NHS Resolution Annual Report for 2020/21, the NHS received 12,629 medical negligence claims and reported incidents during the covered time period. That represents a 7.5% increase compared to the 2019/20 period. During that time, 11,678 claims were received by the NHS.
The 2020/21 report also reveals that the NHS settled 15,674 clinical and non-clinical claims. 11,704 (74.7%) of these claims were settled before any formal court proceedings were required. 3,914 (25%) of the claims involved some court proceedings but were settled before a trial was concluded. 56 (0.3%) of the claims were settled through a court trial.
What types of damages can you claim?
If you have sufficient evidence to make a medical negligence claim, then there are potentially two types of damages you could receive compensation for if it’s successful. These are referred to as general damages and special damages. It may only be possible to receive compensation for special damages if you are eligible to claim for general damages. But what do these terms actually mean?
Compensation for general damages focuses on aiding with the recovery of physical and mental injuries caused by medical negligence. This can include:
- The pain caused – short, medium and long term physical injuries directly caused by medical negligence.
- Trauma and stress – psychological injuries you’ve been diagnosed with which have occurred due to medical negligence.
- Ongoing health issues – any health issues caused by medical negligence that’ll affect your life in the long-term future.
Special damages may be provided in order to compensate you for personal issues which are not directly related to injuries but were caused by medical negligence. Examples can include:
- Travel costs – money you are putting towards travel costs in order to receive medical treatment due to negligence may be covered.
- Ongoing care – expenses put towards long-term physiotherapy or similar aid may be covered under special damages.
- Loss of earnings – if the injuries caused by medical negligence have led you to lose your job or miss out on wages, then special damages may compensate for this.
No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors
Have you considered using a No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor, based in Bedford, or who covers the Bedfordshire area? With a No Win No Fee solicitor, you can choose the option of a Conditional Fee Arrangement (CFA), also known as a No Win No Fee service, which means that you will only be charged a fee if you win your claim for compensation. For many Claimants making a No Win No Fee medical negligence claim, is the less stressful and more affordable option.
Talk To Legal Expert
We are Legal Expert. We are a trusted personal injury solicitors firm that specialises in medical negligence claims. Some of the top medical negligence solicitors that we work with have 30 years of experience, or more, so you’re bound to be in good hands. Call us for your free legal consultation, or fill out our form today.
An NHS guide to patient’s rights.
Check out this particular guide to learn about your right to claim compensation if you’re affected by a cancer misdiagnosis.
Further Medical Negligence Guides
- Medical Negligence Solicitors For Ashton-under-Lyne
- 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
- Bexhill Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Care Home Negligence Claims Guide
- How to Claim for GP or Doctor Negligence
Popular medical practices
South Wing, Kempston Road,
Bedford MK42 9DJ
Tel: 01234 355 122
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32 Pemberley Ave,
Tel: 01234 351051
Bedford House Dental
98 High Street,
Tel: 01234 351413
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