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Medical Negligence Cases in Birmingham

Medical Negligence Solicitors in BirminghamWe are Legal Expert, a nationwide legal advisory service.  We can provide victims of medical negligence with specialist solicitors across the country (such as medical negligence solicitors in Birmingham for example). Call us today on 0800 073 8804 to speak to one of our friendly advisors, and see if you have a valid claim.

Why would someone need a solicitor specialising in clinical negligence? Medical negligence means that a patient receives unsatisfactory care from a medical professional, such as a medical mistake, incorrect treatment or a misdiagnosis. As a result of this accident, the patient is injured or experiences the worsening of an existing medical condition. If you have experienced medical negligence, also known as clinical negligence then you are entitled to make a medical negligence claim where you sue the medical organisation involved for compensation. Wherever you are based, you can find the right medical negligence compensation solicitors to handle your case through Legal Expert.

To claim compensation for medical negligence, you the Claimant must be able to prove that you were injured or the worsening of an existing medical condition happened as a result of negligence on the part of your medical provider, AKA the Defendant. There are three steps you must complete, firstly prove that you were owed a duty of care by the defendant (i.e. that you were their patient), secondly that this duty of care was breached by the defendant by negligent actions and thirdly that this negligent action caused you to suffer an avoidable accident which caused you an injury or illness, or worsened an existing condition.

In certain circumstances, you can also make medical negligence claims in the UK on behalf of your next of kin, if they are now deceased or mentally incapable of acting on their own behalf (such as suffering from dementia). There is also a medical negligence claims time limit. With the exception of certain special circumstances, the medical negligence claims time limit is three years since the accident in question took place, or the Claimant realises that they have been harmed. Therefore if you suffered a clinical injury in a hospital such as Birmingham City Hospital, we recommend that you don’t delay and contact a solicitor as soon as possible, to start making your claim.

How to choose the Best Medical Negligence Solicitor to handle your case

There are plenty of excellent solicitors across the country specialising in medical negligence. But how do you choose the solicitors firm to deal with your particular circumstances? Some people talk to family and friends who have been through a similar ordeal, to see if they would recommend the medical negligence compensation solicitors or other that they used. Others consult reviews online, to try to get some impartial feedback. However, a trusted legal advisory service like Legal Expert can help you greatly in this area. We treat all our clients on a case-by-case basis and can provide you with a specialist solicitor that has the best qualifications and experience to handle your case.

Do I Need to use a Medical Negligence Solicitor Near Me?

Many people who want to claim compensation for medical negligence, choose to use a local solicitor, for ease of visiting and travelling. However, if you are referred to a clinical negligence solicitor elsewhere in the country who you think is suitable to handle your case, this shouldn’t be a deciding factor in your final decision. Digital communications services like phone, email, Skype and other video messaging services mean that you can use a “medical negligence solicitor near me”, or one anywhere else in the country.

What Medical Negligence Claims Does Our Birmingham Medical Negligence Team Handle?

If you suffered an injury due to medical negligence, then a medical negligence compensation solicitors can help you claim the compensation that you are entitled to. You can call Legal Expert today and an advisor will be able to speak to you and assess whether or not you have a valid case to make a medical negligence claim.

Medical Negligence Claims Statistics For Birmingham

Below is a table with information on medical negligence statistics covering the period 2015/16 in the Birmingham area. The table shows the number of incidents and claims received by hospitals and hospital trusts.

Healthcare ProviderClaims Recieved 2015/ 16Number of Incident 2015/ 16Payments Made
Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust5*481,948
Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust1604,605,069
Birmingham Community Healthcare19015,868
Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust26122,337,097
Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust66*9,910,586
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust79253,360,995

Here are just a few medical negligence examples, to give you an idea of what sort of awards hospitals in these trusts have paid out to claimants.

Making Medical Negligence Claims

If you were subjected to medical negligence, which left you with lasting injuries, or the worsening of an existing medical condition, you could be entitled compensation. If you experienced substandard treatment at the hands of a healthcare professional or institution that fits any of the below medical negligence examples, no matter where you are based we can refer you to experienced solicitors who can handle your case. They may not be based in your area but will be able to keep in contact with you through your case.

GP Negligence Claims In Birmingham

If you experienced medical negligence in a GP surgery (such as the University Medical Practice in Birmingham) or elsewhere and were injured as a result, the solicitors we can provide you with are able to help you claim for compensation.

Hospital Negligence Claims

Were you a victim of medical negligence in an NHS hospital, such as Birmingham City Hospital, or a private hospital, such as BMI The Priory Birmingham? Did it result in a significant injury or worsening of an existing ailment? Then we can refer you to a medical negligence compensation solicitor who can win your claim for you.

Nursing Home and Care Home Negligence Claims

Nursing homes and care homes house and care for particularly vulnerable people, such as the elderly, terminally ill, disabled and mentally incapacitated. If you experienced medical malpractice that was negligent in a care home or nursing home which caused lasting injuries, then you can claim compensation. You can also claim clinical negligence compensation on behalf of your next of kin who is now deceased or does not have the mental capacity to claim for themselves if they experienced mistreatment in a nursing home.

Dental Negligence Claims

Have you experienced medical negligence whilst undergoing cosmetic or medical dentistry? Whether it was a private or NHS dental practice, let us provide you with a clinical negligence solicitor that can win your claim for you.

Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

Have you suffered, or are you suffering from cancer? If during the process, you experienced a cancer misdiagnosis, this can be a devastating experience. With cancer, every second counts, the earlier you catch cancer and treat it, the more chances you have of making a recovery. In some cases, it can mean the difference between life and death.

If you have experienced a cancer misdiagnosis and can prove it did worsen your condition, then you can make a clinical negligence claim. If your next of kin has died of cancer and experiencing a cancer misdiagnosis delayed their treatment, then you can also claim on their behalf. Wherever you are based, the solicitors we can provide can help you get the compensation you are entitled to.

Birth Injury Medical Negligence Compensation Claims

Have you experienced medical negligence during childbirth? If this malpractice resulted in injuries to the child, or the mother, then you will probably be able to make a medical negligence compensation claim. Some common childbirth injuries including the breaking of bones, hypoxia (where the infant is deprived of oxygen and the transmission of infections. Other injuries can affect the mother. If you, your child or a deceased next of kin suffered birth injuries as the result of medical negligence, at the hands of the doctor, midwife or nurse, then we can help you. Legal Expert can help you find the right clinical negligence solicitors to manage your case and help you claim the malpractice compensation that you are entitled to.

No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors

At Legal Expert, we understand that suffering injuries, or having your medical condition made worse by medical malpractice can be a stressful and even highly traumatic experience. You may also experience a loss of income and additional medical expenses as a result of your injury. Therefore, we understand you may not want to take on the extra financial risk and added the stress of having to pay an upfront fee for your case. Therefore we work with medical negligence compensation solicitors across the country that offer a Conditional Fee Arrangement (CFA). This is more commonly known as a no win, no fee service, which essentially means that you will only pay your solicitor’s fee if you win the case. For many, this is a less stressful and risky way of making a medical negligence claim. Call us today, to inquire about making a no win no fee medical negligence claim.

How to make a Clinical Negligence Claim

We are Legal Expert. We are a trusted legal advisory service, which has years of experience providing victims of clinical malpractice like yourself, with some of the top country’s best solicitors (some of which have over 30 years of experience). To see if you have a legitimate case and could claim compensation, call us to start your medical negligence claim.

Useful links:

No Win No Fee Compensation Claims Guide and Free Advice
A complete guide to making a “no win no fee” compensation claim with LegalExpert.co.uk.

Medical Negligence Claims
Help and advice on making compensation claims if you were injured, due to medical negligence, at a hospital, doctor’s surgery, or in another healthcare context.

Birmingham City Hospital
Dudley Rd,
Birmingham,
B18 7QH
Tel: 0121 554 3801
Web: www.swbh.nhs.uk/contact-locations/find-us/birmingham-city-hospital/

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
Bordesley Green E,
Birmingham,
B9 5SS
Tel: 0121 424 2000
Web: www.heartofengland.nhs.uk/

Birmingham Dental Hospital
Birmingham Dental Hospital,
Mill Pool Way,
Birmingham,
B57EG
Tel: 0121 466 5555
Web: www.bhamcommunity.nhs.uk/patients-public/birmingham-dental-hospital/

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