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Medical Negligence Solicitors For Blackburn – No Win No Fee Claims Guide

Medical negligence solicitors Blackburn

Medical negligence solicitors Blackburn

By Daniel Kent. Last Updated 3rd November 2021. Welcome to our guide on medical negligence solicitors for Blackburn. Have you been injured or contracted an illness due to medical negligence? This area of negligence, which is commonly referred to as clinical negligence, is a term that describes any illness or injury that has taken place because of a particular action or lack of action that a healthcare professional has taken. This could be anything from mistakes made during surgery and misdiagnosis to infections due to poor sanitation and mistreatment in care homes. Read on to find out everything you need to know about making a clinical negligence claim with the help of the best medical negligence solicitors for Blackburn.

Contact Details

Speaking with us directly gives you the best chance of receiving an accurate valuation. We can also ask you a few questions about your circumstances and how your injury occurred. By doing this, we’ll be able to ascertain whether or not you have a valid claim. If we think you could be owed compensation, then we could connect you with one of our medical negligence solicitors for Blackburn.

There’s more than one way of reaching us:

  • You can call us on 0800 073 8804
  • Get in touch with us about your claim online.
  • Chat to us using the pop-up window in the corner

Choosing The Right Solicitor For Your Claim

When you are looking for a solicitor Blackburn in Lancashire, there are a number of factors to consider. This includes the likes of:

  • Experience
  • Track record
  • Communication
  • Payment structure
  • Reputation

Reviews For Medical Negligence Solicitors For Blackburn

When searching for the best solicitor in Blackburn for you, it is a good idea to read reviews on independent review platforms online, as well as asking your friends and family for their advice. Most importantly, though, you should speak to a specialist for their advice. This is exactly what we can help you with at Legal Expert.

Do You Need To Use A Local Lawyer?

You may be under the impression that if you are injured in Blackburn, then you have to use medical negligence solicitors in Blackburn. This is not true. You are free to hire any law firm across the country. Where your solicitor is based does not have any impact on the legitimacy of your claim.

Our medical negligence solicitors for Blackburn are some of the best and most experienced in the country. So, don’t feel tied to using lawyers located near you. Whilst we may not be based physically in Blackburn, we have handled claims from the area many times in the past.

Modern technology such as emails and video calls mean that all aspects of your claim can be handled remotely.

Claims Our Medical Negligence Solicitors For Blackburn Conduct

Here at Legal Expert, our medical negligence team can assist with all types of claims. This includes claims made against hospitals, a GP, dentists, care homes, and much more. We can also help you to secure NHS medical negligence compensation, as well as private clinical negligence compensation. Read on to find out more about the most common negligence cases.

Compensation For Hospital Negligence

If you have been injured while in hospital, contracted an illness or infection, or your existing condition has gotten worse, you could be entitled to compensation. We can help you to secure a payout no matter whether you are based in Blackburn or anywhere else in the UK. We can also launch claims against both NHS and private hospitals.

Cancer Negligence Claims

If cancer is not dealt with swiftly and effectively, the impact can be devastating. Cancer misdiagnosis or late diagnosis can result in the illness progressing and spreading around the body, and this can lead to more intrusive treatment. In some cases, it can result in death.

The same scenario can happen if someone has been given the incorrect treatment for cancer. We have helped many people to secure cancer negligence compensation, including those that have claimed because of the loss of a loved one.

Dentist Negligence Damages

We can provide you with an expert in medical negligence dentistry claims to help you secure the maximum amount of compensation if you have been the victim of dentist negligence. Some of the most common forms of dental negligence are as follows: poor standard of treatment, misdiagnosis, incorrect treatment, and delayed diagnosis.

Compensation For GP Negligence

We can help you to secure GP negligence claims compensation. When we are feeling unwell, we tend to book an appointment with our GP so they can investigate the problem. If they make a mistake, it can result in a number of issues down the line.

Should they not diagnose your illness properly or they give poor advice, this could lead to your illness getting worse. If this has happened to you, give us a call today to get started with the claim process.

Nursing and Care Home Compensation Cases

If someone you love has not received the care they should have while in a care home or nursing home, it can be very difficult for the entire family. We have helped claimants secure payouts for many different types of care home cases. This includes everything from mistreatment and slips, trips, and falls to a lack of primary care and incorrect medication given to patients.

Claims For Negligence During Childbirth

Have you been the victim of negligence during childbirth? If so, you should definitely make a claim for compensation. This can be an incredibly traumatic experience for any parent. You will be able to claim for both physical and psychological damages, and you can claim for injuries to the mother and/or child.

Common injuries that can happen during birth to mothers include perineal tears, errors in managing pre-eclampsia, episiotomies that have not been performed correctly, anaesthetic errors, mistakes in episiotomies or suturing tears, retained swabs, fissures, and injuries to organs from caesarean sections. Some of the injuries that can occur to babies due to childbirth negligence include Cerebral palsy, hip dysplasia, brain injuries, fractures, cuts, and scars.

Medical Negligence Statistics For The NHS

The NHS releases an annual report containing figures regarding claims made against them each year. The latest numbers show that in 2020/21, they had an expenditure of £2,209 million related to medical negligence claims for treatment at an NHS facility.

These facilities include:

  • Hospitals (for both medical treatment and surgery)
  • GP surgeries
  • Dentists

The figure below shows you how this amount is broken down. It’s important to remember that these claims do not all related to Blackburn. They are a combined figure for the whole country. Also, private medical facility statistics do not feature here.

Blackburn medical negligence solicitors statistics graph

Blackburn medical negligence solicitors statistics graph

The Process Of Making A Medical Negligence Claim

Following an incident of medical negligence, there are a number of steps you’ll need to take while making a claim. Our medical negligence solicitors for Blackburn can guide you through these steps. However, we have listed a few of the more important ones below. This section has streamlined these processes, there are other steps you’ll likely need to take as well.

Make A Complaint

You should always inform whoever you are making a claim against that you intend to do so. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean the medical professional whose inadequate care you believe harmed you.

The person or company in charge of the medical facility where you were treated are the ones you should approach. For NHS hospitals, this would be someone like the hospital manager. For privately-owned healthcare facilities, you would complain to someone like the owner.

At this stage, those in charge may admit liability and award you a settlement fee relatively quickly. However, this is not a guarantee. Even if they do offer you an initial amount, this could be much lower than what you could potentially be awarded. It’s always best to check with a legal professional before accepting any offer.

Gather Evidence

You may need to prove that your version of events is correct. You can do this by obtaining various pieces of evidence. Without proof, you are less likely to be able to make a successful claim.

Some examples include:

  • Medical records – these will contain a detailed log of any treatments/medication you may have received. If you were administered any medical care that negatively impacted your health then this should make it easier to track it back to the source.
  • Photographs – your injuries may heal whilst making a claim. You should take photos of the damage before this happens so you can prove how badly you were hurt.
  • Witness statements – a friend or loved one may have been present whilst a doctor was giving you options for treatment. If they withhold a certain option that would have been beneficial, then someone present at the time could corroborate your story.

Seeking Legal Advice

As mentioned earlier, you are not required by law to do this. However, the process of making a claim can be quite confusing. We always recommended that you have a legal professional by your side so answer your questions along the way.

No Win No Fee Clinical Negligence Solicitors, Blackburn

All of our medical negligence solicitors for the Blackburn area work with 100% of their clients on a No Win No Fee basis. So, what does this mean? Let us explain.

When you usually work with a medical negligence solicitor, they will accrue certain costs that you’re responsible for paying when their services come to an end. However, when working under a No Win No Fee deal, you only need to pay them if your claim is successful. Their fee is taken from your compensation in the form of a small percentage. This is all agreed upon in advance, so you are not surprised by any hidden costs from us.

If your lawyer is not successful in helping you win your claim, you will not have to pay them a penny. This is one of the main advantages of a No Win No Fee deal.

Whilst hiring legal assistance is not a requirement by law, it is highly recommended. Otherwise, if you are operating without a No Win No Fee deal in place with medical negligence solicitors for Blackburn, you may still have to pay expensive legal bills even if you do not win your claim. Without a settlement to assist you with these payments, this could lead to you ending up in financial distress.

Contact Legal Expert Today

If you have been the victim of medical negligence which happened in Blackburn, it is important to speak with an advisor sooner rather than later. There are a number of different ways you can get in touch with us here at Legal Expert, and you can be sure that all conversations are 100% confidential. Call us on our legal helpline today on 0800 073 8804.

This line is open seven days a week. You can request a free call-back from our website if preferred. You can also contact us via the live chat feature on our website, or by using the online contact form. Simply head to the ‘contact’ page and you will find the form here. No matter what method you use to get in touch with us, you can be sure that our advice is free and comes with no obligation to use our service.

Helpful Links

Look for NHS services

Searching for NHS services is easy with this page from the NHS.

Negligence figures for incidents and claims

To find more data about figures for incidents as well as claims, click above.

Clinical Negligence claim guide

If you would like to discover more information about medical negligence claims, you can take a look at our comprehensive guide here.

Further Helpful Guidance

Links to the local hospital, GP and dentist in Blackburn

NHS hospital

Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital
Haslingden Road
Blackburn
BB2 3HH
Tel: 01254 263 555
Web: www.elht.nhs.uk/hospitals-and-trust-locations/royal-blackburn-teaching-hospital.htm

Private hospital

BMI Healthcare Beardwood Hospital
Preston New Road
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB2 7AE
Tel: 01254 507 607
Web: www.bmihealthcare.co.uk/hospitals/bmi-the-beardwood-hospital

GP

Oakenhurst Medical Practice
Barbara Castle Way Health Centre
Simmons Street
Blackburn
BB2 1AX
Tel: 01254 617101
Web: www.oakenhurstmedicalpractice.nhs.uk

Dentist

AP Smilecare
109A Preston New Road
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB2 6BJ
Tel: 01254 297 000
Web: www.apsmilecare.co.uk

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