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Bexhill Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee Claims Guide

By Stephen Hudson. Last Updated 1st November 2021. Welcome to our guide on hiring medical negligence solicitors for Bexhill claims.

Are you considering reaching out to Bexhill solicitors with a view to engaging them as your legal representative in a medical negligence claims case? If so, then read on, as on this page you will find plenty of advice on how to choose the best legal team for your claims case.

Within this guide, we’ll explain how medical negligence is defined. We’ll also discuss what kinds of circumstances and evidence could make you eligible to start a compensation claim for medical negligence. This guide also explains what to consider when choosing a solicitor to hire, if you want one to support your case.

We also highlight how our own solicitors could help you with your medical negligence claim. We’ll explain some of the different types of medical negligence cases that we are capable of taking on. We’ll also look at some statistics related to NHS medical negligence claims. This guide also explains the types of damages you may be able to claim for through a medical negligence claim. Also in this guide, we’ll talk about No Win No Fee claims and how making your claim under such an agreement could bring several benefits.

How is medical negligence defined?

Medical or clinical negligence are terms that are used to describe a specific set of events that lead to a patient being harmed in some way by a medical professional that had a duty to take care of the patient’s health at all costs.

Medical negligence can take many forms, the most common of which are:

  • Accidents that happen during a surgical procedure which injure the patient.
  • The improper or incorrect treatment being given which harms the patient.
  • Misdiagnosis of a medical condition which leads to a harmful delay in administering the correct treatment.
  • Prescription of the wrong type of medication that has a negative effect on the patient’s health such as an allergic reaction.
  • Allowing the patient to become the victim of an accident, such as a slip, trip or fall, due to insufficient care being given.

These are just a handful of the ways that medical negligence can occur.

Every medical negligence case has three things in common, and these are:

  1. The medical professional who was guilty of medical negligence had the responsibility to safeguard the patients’ health.
  2. In failing to meet this responsibility the actions of the medical professional were harmful to the patient.
  3. The failure of meeting responsibility for the patients’ health could have been avoided in some way.

If your situation exhibits all three of these facts, then you will likely have a valid reason to claim compensation for clinical negligence.

Before you decide to use medical negligence solicitors in Bexhill, please take a moment to consider our proposition, the national claims server that Legal Expert operates. We have a proven track record of winning difficult clinical negligence cases that goes back more than 30-years. We believe that we offer the Bexhill residents the best chance they have of receiving the maximum amount of compensation possible.

What to Consider When Selecting Solicitors

The single most important consideration when seeking a good legal firm to make a medical negligence compensation claim on your behalf is that the legal team has the capability to take on and win the case successfully.

Clinical negligence cases can be challenging, no healthcare service of medical professional wants to be found guilty of negligence. Therefore, the legal firm you choose must be capable of taking on large organisations such as the NHS.

Legal Expert is a good option for finding the best medical negligence solicitor to represent you in a claim. We have also provided some tips below for people who would rather shop around. So please keep reading on if either case applies.

Reviews of Bexhill Solicitors

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Bexhill Medical Negligence Solicitors

A good place to start when evaluating medical negligence solicitors for Bexhill claims is to search online for any reviews that have been published about them. These independent reviews can often provide some good information, although it is important to remember, they might not be entirely truthful.

You can always ask friends and family for their opinion on any solicitor you are considering. This is easy to do using social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Will I Have to Use a Solicitor in My Area?

There really is no advantage at all in engaging local Bexhill medical negligence solicitors. No matter where your legal team is based, you can easily keep in touch with them via email, SMS, Skype or any other modern communication channel.

Legal Expert can arrange for a local visit to your home in Bexhill if you would like to discuss your case face to face with one of our team.

What Claims Can Our Clinical Negligence Team Handle?

When it comes to choosing between No Win No Fee negligence solicitors, it is important to note that the most important factor, is whether the clinical negligence team has experience in similar negligence cases to your own.

Legal Expert has a track record of winning the maximum compensation possible for our clients across a wide range of medical negligence cases. Some of the types of negligence cases we manage regularly are detailed below. However, this is not a full list, so if your case doesn’t seem to fit any of these, give us a call so we can go over the specifics of your claim.

Hospital Negligence

Cases of hospital negligence can take many forms. Any time a patient is harmed in some way, for example:

  • Incurring an injury in a surgical accident.
  • Being harmed due to incorrectly administered anaesthetic.
  • Receiving the wrong treatment for a medical condition.
  • Coming to harm due to some form of a physical accident caused by inadequate care provisioning.

Legal Expert has tackled many hospital negligence cases in the past. Our national claims service is the ideal way to begin a hospital negligence claim.

Dental Negligence

The two most common types of dental negligence are accidents during dental surgery, and incorrectly administered general anaesthetic. Both of these examples of dental negligence will present the victim with a valid reason to claim dental negligence damages.

Legal Expert understands that when it comes to dental injuries, there can often be some form of cosmetic damage, such as facial scarring. In these cases we claim not just for the physical injury itself, but also the stress and trauma of living with a cosmetic injury as well.

GP Negligence

Legal Expert has plenty of experience in claiming compensation for GP negligence. These can be some of the toughest medical negligence cases we work on. The GP is often the first person you speak to when you develop a problem with your health. When a GP makes a mistake it can have serious repercussions. For example, if your GP misdiagnoses a serious medical condition, and instead treats you for a much more minor one, the real medical condition will go untreated and potentially become far worse.

Cancer Negligence

Cancer negligence is a serious form of clinical negligence. Victims require treatment as rapidly as possible to have the best chance of recovery. Anything that leads to a delay in receiving this treatment, such as misdiagnosis of the type of cancer the patient is suffering from can make the difference between life and death. In the most extreme cancer medical negligence cases, Legal Expert will have to claim on behalf of the dependants of the patient, as the negligence will have directly led to the death of the victim.

Nursing Home Compensation

All residents of a nursing or care home should receive a specific level of care, laid out in UK legislation for healthcare providers. When a care home fails to meet this level of care, if for example, they fail to notice the onset of a serious medical condition or fail to arrange medical treatment for a resident in due time, then a reason to claim compensation could exist.

If you have a loved one who has suffered due to negligence whilst resident in a care or nursing home, then Legal Expert can help you make a compensation claim. These are some of the most common types of claims we handle, and we have a great success rate with them.

Birth Injury Negligence

The birthing process can cause serious injuries to the mother, baby or both if mistakes are made. Birthing trauma can lead to the baby suffering broken bones. More serious conditions such as cerebral palsy can be caused by the oxygen supply to the baby being restricted for even just a short time. The mother might receive injuries such as damage to her pelvic floor muscles, or even a fracture of the pelvis.

If your family has been the victim of birth injury clinical negligence, then Legal Expert can help you begin the claims process. We understand the trauma you are going through and will do everything possible to make the process of claiming for childbirth negligence as stress-free as possible.

Clinical Negligence Claims in Bexhill

How frequent are medical negligence claims in areas of Britain including Bexhill? For insight into this topic, we can look at statistics released by NHS Resolution. This is a department within the NHS that is in charge of handling personal injury claims made against the health organisation.

According to the NHS Resolution Annual Report for 2020/21, the NHS received 12,629 medical negligence claims and reported incidents during the reported time period. Claims received increased by 7.5% when compared to the 2019/20 period. Back then, the NHS received 11,678 claims.

The 2020/21 report also shows that the NHS settled 15,674 clinical and non-clinical claims. Among these settlements, 11,704 (74.7%) were done without the need for any formal court proceedings. 3,914 (25%) of the claims involved some court proceedings. 56 (just 0.3%) of the claims were resolved after a court trial took place.

What types of damages can you claim?

If you have adequate evidence to make a medical negligence claim, then you may be asking what kinds of damages you could receive payments for. The things which you could potentially be compensated for through your claim can basically be put into two main categories. These are general damages and special damages. These different damages cover different types of harm and losses you may have experienced due to negligence.

General Damages

Money for general damages is provided in order to compensate you for the physical and mental injuries you’ve suffered due to the medical negligence you’re claiming against. Examples 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 that can be linked to the medical negligence you’ve experienced.
  • Ongoing health issues – any health issues created by medical negligence that will affect your life in the long-term future.

Special Damages

Compensation for special damages may be provided in order to compensate you for issues caused by medical negligence that are not directly related to the injuries. Examples can include:

  • Travel costs – money you are spending on travel costs in order to receive medical treatment due to negligence may be covered.
  • Ongoing care – expenses paid towards long-term physiotherapy or similar aid may be covered under special damages if it relates to negligence.
  • Loss of earnings – if the injuries caused by medical negligence have led to a loss in wages or even the loss of your job, then special damages may compensate for this.

Keep in mind that with medical negligence cases, it’s usually only possible to be offered any compensation for special damages if you’re eligible to claim for general damages.

No Win No Fee Clinical Negligence Solicitors

Before you engage with medical negligence solicitors for Bexhill compensation claims, you should call Legal Expert to discuss our No Win No Fee national claims service.

When we take on a negligence case under a No Win No Fee agreement, then you don’t need to pay us anything until we actually win you a compensation settlement. You have nothing to lose, as this removes all financial risk in making the claim.

Contact Legal Expert Today

Before you engage solicitors in Bexhill, talk to us here at Legal Expert for some free legal advice. Give us a call on Legal Expert – 0800 073 8804 and we will spend a few minutes capturing all of the information about your claim.

Once we know enough about your situation, we will offer you some advice on what we think you should do next. In most cases, this will be to use our No Win No Fee claims service to make a compensation claim for medical negligence on your behalf.

Helpful Links

Claiming for cosmetic surgery negligence
We have published a guide at the above link that will be of interest to people who have suffered due to negligence during cosmetic surgery.

NHS information on cosmetic surgery, including details on risks
The NHS has published some good information on the risks of cosmetic surgery at the link above.

UK Government information on cosmetic surgery regulations
As with all healthcare providers, those that offer cosmetic surgery are regulated by the UK Government. Information on this regulation can be found at the above link.

Further Medical Negligence Guides

Local Bexhill Medical Centres

Bexhill Hospital

Holliers Hill
Bexhill-on-Sea
East Sussex
TN40 2DZ
Tel: 01424 755255
Web: www.esht.nhs.uk/hospitals-and-community/bexhill-hospital

Little Common Surgery

82 Cooden Sea Road
Little Common
Bexhill-on-Sea
East Sussex
TN39 4SP

Sea Road Dental Practice

54 Sea Road
Bexhill-on-Sea
East Sussex
TN40 1JP
Tel: 01424 210 346

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