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Medical Negligence Solicitors For Blackheath – No Win No Fee Claims

Clinical Negligence Solicitors In Blackheath

By Daniel Wayne. Last Updated 3rd November 2021. Welcome to our guide on medical negligence solicitors for Blackheath. Have you been involved in an incident of medical negligence in Blackheath, or the Royal Borough of Greenwich? If the medical negligence incident cause you to become ill, injured or worsened a medical condition that you already suffer from (for example, if you were prescribed the wrong medication) then you could be entitled to claim tens of thousands of pounds in medical negligence compensation.

As well as claiming compensation for your injuries you could also claim money for the clinical negligence costs you incurred such as the cost of subsequent medical treatment you endured, or any loss of income your medical negligence injuries caused you. If you have experienced medical negligence trust Legal Expert to help you in filing a medical negligence claim.

We are a well respected personal injury solicitor firm that specialises in helping Claimants claim medical negligence compensation. We can provide you with top medical negligence solicitors for the Blackheath area, to help you claim the compensation you are owed. Call Legal Expert today and if you have a valid claim, we will let you know how much compensation you could receive and proceed with your claim.

Call Legal Expert today on 0800 073 8804 to receive your free legal consultation. If we think you have a legitimate case for claiming compensation we will proceed with your case there and then.

Medical negligence solicitors Blackheath

Medical negligence solicitors Blackheath

Before we proceed with this guide, we should define what medical negligence is. Medical negligence is when a medical practitioner, such as a doctor, surgeon, nurse, paramedic or dentist acts negligently, resulting in substandard care towards the patient. This is also called clinical negligence, or medical malpractice. If this negligent action or inaction causes the patient to become injured, ill, or worsens an existing medical condition then they may be legally entitled to claim medical negligence compensation. These settlements can be worth tens of thousands of pounds, so if you think you may be owed medical negligence compensation, call Legal Expert today for your free consultation. We will provide you with one of our medical negligence solicitors for Blackheath who will be responsible for representing you in your medical negligence claim and providing evidence of the medical negligence which took place.

If you are filing a medical negligence claim, what steps should you expect to take place? The first step will be your medical negligence solicitor contacting the healthcare provider (AKA the Defendant) to discuss the claim that you (AKA the Claimant) are making. Your compensation will be secured more quickly and the process will be less complicated if the defendant admits their liability early on. In fact, the medical negligence claim process may only take a few months from start to finish.

If the defendant refuses to admit liability the case may proceed to court and take longer to be resolved. Please be aware that there is a medical negligence time limit in the UK. This means that you the Claimant will only have 3 years from the time that the medical negligence took place, or you realised that you had been harmed, to make your medical negligence claim.

What Is The Best Approach To Choosing Medical Negligence Solicitors For The Blackheath Area?

We recommend that claimants looking for medical negligence solicitors for Blackheath to handle their medical negligence claim take the time they need to find the right solicitor. Choosing the right solicitor can make a big difference to whether or not you win your compensation claim and are awarded the correct amount of compensation (as some Defendants may intentionally try to lowball you).

One great way to get some insight into the best medical negligence solicitors for Blackheath to handle your claim is to call Legal Expert for your free consultation. Because we look at every claim on a case-by-case basis our medical negligence team are trained to provide you with the right solicitor covering the Blackheath area.

What Should You Compare When Reading Online Reviews Of Medical Negligence Solicitors For Blackheath

Before the days of the internet, if we wanted to seek advice about which medical negligence solicitors for Blackheath to hire, we had to consult family or friends who had made a medical negligence claim for recommendations regarding their solicitor or lawyer.

Whilst this is still a great way to research which medical negligence solicitors for Blackheath to hire, you can also consult online reviews of firms that cover claims in the Blackheath area. As you read the solicitors reviews online, compare how many customers seem satisfied with the service they received and what their track record seems to be for winning cases.

Do I Need To Use Medical Negligence Solicitors In Blackheath?

Do I have to use a medical negligence solicitor located near me to make a medical negligence claim?” is a question we commonly hear from clients. At Legal Expert, we will prioritise getting you the best medical negligence solicitor to handle your claim.

This means we may provide you with medical negligence solicitors for Blackheath. Whilst we are not physically located in the area, this doesn’t mean that we can’t help you with your claim. In this day and age of modern communications technology like email, it’s easy to be in regular contact with your solicitor throughout your case.

Claims Our Blackheath Medical Negligence Team Can Handle

At Legal Expert, we can assist you in filing a medical negligence claim for private healthcare or NHS misdiagnosis compensation, medical malpractice children’s hospital or adult’s hospital, NHS GP medical negligence, nursing home negligence, dental negligence, breast cancer or prostate cancer negligence or any other type of medical negligence compensation.

This can include compensation for your injuries and suing for clinical negligence costs, such as medical expenses you incurred. If you have experienced clinical negligence anywhere in the country, call us today for your free consultation.

Hospital Negligence

Have you experienced medical negligence at a hospital in Blackheath? This could include our child experiencing medical negligence at a children’s hospital. If the hospital negligence left you with an injury, illness or worsened an existing condition you could claim tens of thousands of pounds in compensation, including NHS misdiagnosis compensation. Call Legal Expert today for your free medical negligence claim consultation to learn more.

Dental Negligence

A common dental negligence definition is clinical negligence which a patient experiences at a dental practice. If you have experienced dental negligence in Blackheath or the surrounding area, then we can help you claim compensation for your injuries. Call Legal Expert to speak to our medical negligence team and we will help you claim the compensation that you are owed.

Private Or NHS GP Negligence

Have you experienced NHS GP negligence or private practice negligence at a GP’s surgery? Whether you want to claim private healthcare or NHS misdiagnosis compensation, or compensation for another form of GP negligence you have experienced, call Legal Expert today. You could be owed tens of thousands of pounds in medical negligence compensation, so call us today.

Cancer Clinical Negligence

Have you suffered prostate cancer negligence, breast cancer negligence, or any other type of cancer negligence? Maybe you need to claim cancer misdiagnosis compensation if your GP missed your cancer making it harder to treat in the future. Whether you suffered cancer negligence in Blackheath or elsewhere, contact Legal Expert to talk about your case and see if you can claim compensation for your injuries.

Nursing Home Negligence

Have you got an elderly or vulnerable relative who is resident in a care home or nursing home? If you think you have seen signs of nursing home negligence, then, first of all, you must report this to the authorities. If you know that you’re vulnerable next of kin relative has been harmed at a care home or nursing home due to medical negligence then you could be owed thousands of pounds in compensation. Call Legal Expert to receive your free legal advice on care and nursing home negligence today.

Birth Injury Negligence

Have you experienced medical negligence in a delivery room? Unfortunately, all sorts of birth injuries can be caused by maternity ward staff acting negligently. They can harm the mother and some can cause lasting injuries to the infant, including long-term disabilities.

If you have experienced birth injury negligence, or want to claim wrongful birth negligence compensation, you could be owed tens of thousands of pounds in compensation. Call Legal Expert for your free consultation.

What Is The Process Of Making A Claim?

When you are making a claim for medical negligence, there are a number of steps you’ll need to take. Whilst it isn’t a legal requirement, hiring medical negligence solicitors for Blackheath will help you to understand the process better.

However, in this section, we’ve also included some of the main actions you’ll need to take.

Inform Those You Believe To Be Responsible

You should approach the person in charge of the medical facility where the medical negligence took place. In NHS facilities, this would be the hospital manager or someone similar. If you received private healthcare, then the person or company that owns the facility should be the one you get in touch with.

This does not need to be a face-to-face interaction. An email or a phone call should suffice. You should tell them exactly what happened and the fall out from it. Telling them you plan to make a claim against them should also be something you mention.

During this stage, the medical facility may admit liability and make you a settlement offer. However, this is not a guarantee. Even if they do offer you an initial fee, it could be much lower than the amount you stand to gain by making a claim. It’s always a good idea to consult with medical negligence solicitors for Blackheath before accepting any offer.

Gather Evidence

If the defendant denies liability, you will need to prove that you are telling the truth. You can do this by gathering pieces of quality evidence. Without evidence, you are much less likely to make a successful claim.

Some examples include:

  • Medical reports – these will contain detailed information regarding your care. Medication and treatments will be included along with any changes to your health.
  • Photographs – having visual evidence of your injuries at their peak is useful proof to have. Otherwise, they may heal during the process of making your claim.
  • Independent medical assessment – we can help to organise this at a location convenient for you. The extent of your injuries will be logged along with your prognosis,
  • Written witness statements – if anyone was present when the negligence took place then they could corroborate your story.

Seeking Legal Advice

As mentioned earlier, this is not a legal requirement. However, having medical negligence solicitors for Blackheath by your side is likely to make things easier. They can assist you every step of the way and answer any questions you may have.

Medical Negligence Claims Made Against The Lewisham And Greenwich NHS Trust

We provide free legal consultations to potential Claimants of medical negligence compensation in the Blackheath and Greenwich area. In the table below we have included information on the total number of claims made against hospital authorities in this area, as well as the total value of payouts made by those authorities. The figures are taken from the NHS Litigation Authority and are for the financial year 2015/16.

Healthcare ProviderClaims Recieved 2015/ 16Number of Incident 2015/ 16Payments Made
Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust82714,553,071

How Much Will My Claim Be Worth?

You may be wondering how much your medical negligence claim will amount to. However, this can be a difficult question to answer without more information on your specific circumstances. Every claim is unique. Because of this, the value of your settlement will vary on a case-by-case basis.

If medical negligence solicitors for Blackheath tell you that they’re able to value your claim with very little information, it isn’t likely to be accurate. Anyone who is valuing your claim will need specific information on things like what your injuries were, and how severe the damage was.

In this section, we’ll break down for you how medical negligence claims are calculated.

General Damages

Your physical and psychological injuries deserve to be compensated. The pain and suffering they cause can vary in scale and can in some cases be debilitating. The sum that is awarded to you to account for this is known as general damages.

There is a publication that’s used by legal professionals during the process of calculating the value of this figure. It’s called the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). It consists of injuries that can be caused by negligence. Alongside each injury is a description is a range of monetary figures that could be awarded to you as a result. The amount is offended directly affected by how severe your injury is. Recovery time is another thing that’s taken into account.

In the table below, we’ve included some example entries from the JCG so you can see how certain injuries are valued.

Post-traumatic stress disorder(c) The injured party will have largely recovered, with any lasting symptoms not being grossly disabling£7,680 to £21,730
Female reproductive system(e) Where a sterilisation procedure has failed, with an unwanted pregnancy occurring as a result. No serious psychological impact as a resultIn the region of £9,570
Chest/Lungs(h) When a pre-existing chest issue is aggravated, but it is resolved within just a few months£2,070 to £5,000
Female reproductive system(f) When the diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy is delayed, but fertility is not affected£3,180 to £19,170
Mental anguishWhen the injured party thought they were going to die, or have their life expectancy reduced£4,380
Arm(b) Loss of one arm - (ii) Amputation above the elbow£102,890 to £122,860

Special Damages

In addition to general damages, there are additional figures that can be included in your final settlement. These are known as special damages.

Special damages are amounts that you have either had to spend or have lost out on as a direct result of your injuries. To put it another way, if the expenditure or loss would not have taken place if not for your injury, then you may be able to be reimbursed.

Some examples of this are:

  • Medical bills – whilst many treatments are available for free on the NHS, some injuries may require special care that isn’t covered. In addition to this, you may have prescription costs to cover for things such as painkillers and’/or antibiotics.
  • Travel costs – your injuries may make it difficult or impossible for you to drive, or you may have additional appointments to attend.
  • Loss of earnings – you may miss time at work, so you deserve to be reimbursed for the wages you would have earned over this period of time.
  • Adaptations to property – for example, you may need wheelchair ramps fitted in your house if your injury has left you disabled.

You must have proof such as receipts or payslips to prove that these expenditures took place and that they were caused by your injuries. There are other things that can be reclaimed via special damages. Get in touch today for more information.

No Win No Fee Clinical Negligence Solicitors

If you want to claim compensation for medical negligence you may want to think about making a No Win No Fee claim for compensation.  This could be with regards to a death of your next of kin due to medical negligence or injuries that you sustained as a result of medical negligence.

A No Win No Fee claim means that you will not have a pay an upfront solicitor’s fee, or any ongoing fees as the claim unfolds. You will only be charged a fee if you win your compensation claim and your fees will come out of this awarded sum. This is the more affordable option for many Claimants. Call us today to speak to our medical negligence team about hiring a No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor.

Contact Legal Expert Today To Make Your Claim

Whatever sort of medical negligence you have experienced trust a top medical negligence solicitor covering Blackheath to help you win the medical negligence compensation you could be entitled to. Complete Legal Expert’s online claims form, or call us today for your free consultation. We’re looking forward to receiving your call.

Useful Links

The NHS Constitution of England
An NHS guide to patient’s rights

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims?

Further Helpful Medical Negligence Guidance

Popular Healthcare providers

NHS Hospital

University Hospital Lewisham
Lewisham High Street
SE13 6LH
Tel: 020 8333 3000

Private Hospital

BMI The Blackheath Hospital
40-42 Lee Terrace
Tel: 020 8318 7722

GP Surgery

The Blackheath Standard Surgery
11-13 Charlton Road,
Tel: 0208 269 2040

Dental Practice

Sparklysmile Dental Practice
19 Montpelier Vale
Blackheath Village
London SE3 0TA
Tel: 020 8852 0442

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