Billericay Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee
Before you engage a firm of solicitors in Billericay to make a compensation claim for medical negligence, you should take a good look at all the useful information to be found on this page. You will find advice on how to choose the best solicitor and barrister, and also a definition of what medical negligence is and how it can occur, as well as some outlines of the most typical types of negligence cases.
All of the outlines you will see below share three things in common, and these are:
- The doctor or another medical professional who caused harm to the patient through medical negligence clearly had a responsibility to safeguard the patient’s health.
- A failure to meet the responsibility of safeguarding the patient’s health directly lead to them coming to harm in some way.
- The failure to meet the responsibility of caring for the patient’s health could have been avoided.
Medical negligence occurs when a doctor or medical professional caring for a patient, through accident, oversight, mistake or lack of care, causes harm to the patient instead. This negligence can take many forms, with some of the most common being:
- Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosing a serious medical condition.
- Accidents and errors that occur during a surgical procedure causing harm to the patient.
- Badly administered treatment.
- Administering the wrong treatment.
- Causing avoidable delays in providing crucial treatment which results in a negative impact on the patient’s health.
- Prescribing the wrong medication.
- Allowing the patient to become the victim of an accident due to insufficient supervisory care being made available.
Legal Expert operates a national medical negligence claims service which is available to residents of Billericay. We have a clinical negligence team covering the area and can arrange for one of them to make a visit to your home to discuss your claim if you wish.
We have a track record of making successful claims for our clients in a wide range of different medical negligence cases that goes back more than three decades. We offer the simplest option for claiming negligence compensation.
What Should I Think About When Making a Medical Negligence Claim?
Before you allow any legal firm to begin making a medical negligence claim on your behalf, you need to make sure that they are experienced and skilled in winning clinical negligence cases. Any decent solicitor worth considering will be able to:
- Prove that they have successfully won cases like your won in the recent past.
- Offer to take on your claim under a No Win No Fee agreement or Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).
- Provide you with access to local services such as a medical professional to produce an independent medical opinion to be used in support of making your claim.
Legal Expert has a much easier option for people who would rather not contact several firms of solicitors to choose the best one. You can use our national claims service, and as part of this service we will give you some free legal advice, and help you contact the best legal team to take on your case successfully.
Is it Helpful to Read Solicitor Reviews?
Yes, if you can find a website with plenty of honest, truthful reviews about solicitors in the Billericay area, this is a good place to get some initial info. Make a shortlist based on this info, and then double check it with your family and friends. Ask them if they are familiar with any of the legal firms on your shortlist, and if they are, ask their opinion of them.
Does it Matter Where My Solicitors is Based?
It makes no difference at all where you solicitor is located. Any good solicitor will allow you to contact them via Skype, email, etc. You will be able to keep in touch with them wherever they are.
If you would prefer to deal with somebody local, then the Legal Expert team covering the Billericay area can make a house call if you wish.
Claims Our Billericay Clinical Negligence Team Handles
Legal Expert has a clinical negligence team covering the Billericay area what has plenty of experience in claiming NHS mistakes compensation. Below we have presented several overviews of the most typical types of medical negligence claims we work on. If your particular case doesn’t fit with any of these, then give us a call so we can answer any questions you have and explain how our claims service works for your case.
There are many reasons for suing a hospital for medical negligence, the most common being:
- Surgical errors and accidents.
- Critical delays in treatment.
- Accidents due to insufficient patient care and supervision.
- Wrongly administered treatment.
If you have suffered medical negligence whilst you were an inpatient at St Andrew’s Centre in Billericay, then Legal Expert can help you claim the compensation you are eligible for.
Accidents can happen during a dental procedure, and although in many cases they may be quite trivial, in more severe cases they can leave the patient disfigured. If the teeth, gums, jaw or face receive a visible injury, the patient could be left with scarring, possibly permanently.
Legal Expert understands that living with facial disfigurement, even for a short time, can have serious psychological effects. Therefore, when we act on a dental negligence complaint, we aim to claim for both the physical injury and the emotional trauma.
GP Medical Negligence
When your GP makes a mistake, it can have dire consequences on your health. It is the duty of your GP to act as a gatekeeper to the entire health system. They should make an initial diagnosis, and then refer you onwards to the healthcare specialist that deals with your specific medical condition. When this process fails, for example, a GP fails to diagnose a case of cervical cancer, then cervical cancer negligence will have taken place.
Legal Expert can help you to prove that your GP has made a mistake by arranging for you to receive a local medical examination, the results of which we can submit as evidence during the claims process.
Cancer Medical Negligence
Advanced cases of cancer require the patient to receive immediate treatment to have a fighting chance of surviving. When medical negligence such as the misdiagnosis of the type of cancer leads to a delay in proper treatment being administered, the can have lethal consequences for the patient.
If you have lost a loved one due to cancer, and you believe that some type of clinical negligence contributed to the death of the victim, then Legal Expert can help people across the UK claim the maximum amount of compensation possible.
Nursing Home Negligence
Every nursing home is required by law to take care of its residents by providing a very specific level of care. When this care level slips, due to overworked staff, underfunding, or inadequate staff training, then nursing home negligence can occur. Common ways that a resident can come to harm are being the victim of an accident, due to insufficient care and supervisor, or failure on the part of the care staff to notice that the resident has contracted a serious medical condition.
Legal Expert can help both the actual resident or family members of the resident to claim for medical negligence in a nursing home through our national claims service.
Birth Injury Negligence
When birth negligence occurs, it can have serious consequences for the mother, and tragic consequences for the baby. The mother could receive injuries such as; a broken pelvis, damage to her pelvic floor muscles, perineal tears, cuts and bruises. The baby is at risk of much more serious harm, in the worst cases serious, permanent brain damage which will significantly lower the quality of their life.
If your family is currently coming to terms with caring for a newborn baby with serious health issues due to some form of birth negligence, then Legal Expert is here to help you claim the compensation you deserve.
Statistics for Medical Negligence Claims Against Basildon and Thurrock Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Below you will find a table giving details of negligence claims made against the Basildon and Thurrock Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. You will find the table contains the number of claims and the total paid in damages.
|Healthcare Provider||Claims Received|
|Number of Incidents|
|Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||104||14||2,052,810|
Making a No Win No Fee Compensation Claim
Legal Expert has the best No Win No Fee medical negligence team available to residents of Billericay. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you pay nothing to begin your claim, and nothing as the claim is made. If we lose you don’t pay anything at all. We only charge a legal fee when you receive a medical negligence compensation payment.
How to Start Your Medical Negligence Claim
The initial stages of a clinical negligence claim are very simple, all you need to do is call our clinical negligence advice helpline on 0800 073 8804. Once we have taken all the info we need about your case, we will offer you some free legal advice on what to do next.
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Local Billericay Medical Centres
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 01268 524900
58 Laindon Road
Tel: 01277 623055
Billericay Health Centre
Tel: 01277 658071