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By Stephen Dallas. Before you engage medical negligence solicitors in Billericay to make a compensation claim, 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 an explanation of how medical negligence is defined and how it can occur. We’ll also give 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 carelessness, causes harm to the patient instead. This negligence can take many forms:

  • 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.
  • Providing incorrect treatment.
  • Causing preventable delays with 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 can support medical negligence claims for 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 variety 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’ll provide you with some free legal advice. We’ll also put you in contact with the best legal team to take on your case successfully.

Is it Helpful to Read Solicitor Reviews?

Yes, if you are able to find a website with many honest, truthful reviews about solicitors in the Billericay area, this is a good starting point for 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?

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Billericay Medical Negligence Solicitors

It makes no difference at all where your 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 that 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.

Hospital Negligence

There are many potential issues that could lead to a claim against a hospital for medical negligence, they can include:

  • Surgical errors and accidents.
  • Critical delays in treatment.
  • Accidents due to insufficient patient care and supervision.
  • Wrongly administered treatment.

If you have evidence that you’ve suffered medical negligence whilst you were an inpatient at St Andrew’s Centre in Billericay, then Legal Expert can advise you on your legal options.

Dental Negligence

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 if there is proof that a GP has made a mistake by arranging for you to receive a local medical examination. The results of the exam may be submitted 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 legally required to take care of its residents by providing a particular standard of care. When this standard isn’t met, 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.

Is your family currently coming to terms with caring for a newborn baby with serious health issues due to some form of birth negligence? If so, then Legal Expert is here to help you receive 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
Payments Made
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 solicitors available to residents of Billericay. Under this type of agreement, you pay nothing to start and process your claim. If we lose, there’s no need for you to pay your solicitor’s legal fees. We only charge a legal fee if a medical negligence compensation payment is awarded to you.

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’ve taken all the info we need about your case, we will offer you some free legal advice on what to do next.

Useful Links

Claiming for medical negligence during a breast reduction procedure

At the above link, we have published a detailed guide on claiming for negligence that happened during a breast enlargement.

Medical information about breast enlargements

Here you’ll find full details of the breast enlargement process and the risks involved published by the NHS.

How are women with breast implants screened?

UK Government information on the process of screening women with breast enlargements.

Other Medical Negligence Guides

Local Billericay Medical Centres

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

SS16 5NL
Tel: 01268 524900

Oakdin Clinic
58 Laindon Road
CM12 9LD
Tel: 01277 623055

Billericay Health Centre
Stock Road
CM12 0BJ
Tel: 01277 658071

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