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By Stephen Ripley. Last Updated 4th November 2021. Welcome to our guide on hiring medical negligence solicitors for Bootle personal injury claims. When making a compensation claim for medical negligence, before choosing a solicitor UK residents should read the contents of this page. It might initially seem to make sense to engage a local firm of solicitors in Bootle. However, all NHS compensation lawyers are not equal.

Finding an experienced, capable legal team to make your claim will give you a much better chance of winning compensation. This benefit greatly outweighs the ease of dealing with a local firm.

A Guide To The Best Medical Negligence Solicitors For Bootle

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Bootle Medical Negligence Solicitors

If we were to attempt a good definition of what clinical/medical negligence actually is, we could say that; medical negligence occurs whenever a person responsible for caring for the health of a patient, actually does something which harms the patient instead.

Medical negligence can cause physical injuries, the contracting of a medical condition, worsening of an existing medical condition, as well as psychological damage.

Every case of medical negligence shares the three common aspects below:

1). The person who caused harm to the patient had a duty to care for the patients’ health.

2). The person who caused harm to the patient failed in this duty.

3). The person who caused harm to the patient could have avoided the failure in meeting their duty.

Medical negligence can be caused by error, accident, oversight or not providing sufficient supervisory care. The most common types of medical negligence are:

  • Wrong administered treatment.
  • Administering the wrong treatment.
  • Allowing the patient to come to harm through insufficient supervision.
  • Prescribing the wrong medication.
  • Surgical accidents and errors.

Legal Expert has a long track record, going back more than three decades, of claiming medical negligence compensation on behalf of our clients across a wide range of challenging clinical negligence cases.

The national clinical negligence claims service operated by Legal Expert is available to residents of Bootle and the rest of the UK.

What to Consider When Choosing a Solicitor

Arguably, one of the most important stages of a medical negligence claim is the actual selection of the right legal firm to make the claim for you. Put simply, the better your solicitor, then the better chance you have of winning your claim, and the better chance you have of receiving the maximum compensation possible. Any medical negligence solicitors for Bootle claims you are considering must be able to answer yes to the following three questions:

  1. Can you arrange for the procurement of local services such as getting an expert medical opinion?
  2. Will you take on my compensation claim on a No Win No Fee basis?
  3. Have you successfully claimed compensation in a similar case to mine within the last year?

A far simpler method to find a good legal firm is to contact us here at Legal Expert. We will offer you some free legal advice and connect you with the legal team we think is best capable of making a successful claim for you.

Do I Need to Use a Local Law Firm?

There is no advantage in using a local firm, as the entire clinical negligence claim process can be managed remotely using freely available communications channels such as web chat, VOIP and email.

If you would prefer to speak to somebody in person about your claim, then Legal Expert can arrange for one of our medical negligence lawyers covering the Bootle area to make a house visit.

Solicitor Reviews Can Be Helpful

If you can search online and find a site that has plenty of solicitor reviews, then this is a perfect place to begin gathering the kind of information you need to make an informed decision on the best medical negligence solicitors for Bootle claims.

Once you have all this info, it would be a good idea to run any legal firms you have shortlisted by your family and friends to check if they have any experience with the solicitors on your shortlist, and what the experience of dealing with them was like.

Claims Our Medical Negligence Team Can Help With

Legal Expert has a team of medical negligence solicitors for Bootle area claims. This means that for many people, our national claims service is the simplest option for making a clinical negligence claim.

Below we have outlined some of the more common types of medical negligence cases we take on and win regularly. If none of these outlines covers your particular scenario, then please just give us a call so we can go over your claim with you.

Birth Negligence Compensation

Cases of clinical negligence during a birth can have serious consequences for the mother, and simply tragic consequences for the child. The mother may sustain injuries such as cuts, bruises, perineal tears, pelvic muscle damage or a broken pelvis. However, the baby is at a much greater risk. Even a mild case of birth trauma can cause multiple broken bones. If the child is starved of oxygen for even just a couple of minutes during birth, this will result in permanent brain damage, handicapping the newborn for their entire life.

If your family is currently coming to terms with caring for a handicapped infant, then Legal Expert can help claim the birth negligence compensation you are entitled to.

Cancer Negligence Compensation

The most common form of medical negligence involving cancer patients is that which is caused by a misdiagnosis of the type of cancer a patient is suffering from. When this happens, critical delays are caused in getting the patient the treatment they need to have the best chance of saving their lives.

Legal Expert is experienced in claiming for many types of cancer negligence, such as breast cancer negligence. and can help people from all over the UK claim negligence compensation in such cases.

Hospital Negligence Compensation

Clinical negligence in a hospital can take many forms, such as:

  • Allowing the patient to be the victim of an accident such as a slip, trip or fall.
  • Mistakes in administering treatment.
  • Accidents during an operation.
  • Avoidable delays in providing critical treatment.

Every case of hospital negligence can have serious consequences for the health of the patient. If you believe you have suffered due to negligence whilst an inpatient at Aintree Hospital, then give Legal Expert a call right now for some free hospital negligence advice.

Dental Negligence Compensation

As every solicitor that considers themselves to be a dental negligence expert knows, claiming for clinical negligence that occurred during a dental procedure can be quite complex. This is due to the fact that the very nature of these injuries means that there is often a cosmetic aspect, with visible damage to the face, teeth or jaw.

Legal Expert knows that claiming for dental negligence will often mean not simply claiming for the physical pain and suffering of the injury, but also the psychological stress and trauma of living with facial disfigurement.

GP Medical Negligence Compensation

Your GP is your primary contact within the National Health System. So, when your GP makes a mistake, it could have dangerous consequences. For example, if your GP was to mistake the symptoms of HIV for the flu, then your life could be at risk due to not receiving the right treatment.

Legal Expert can help people all over the UK to prove liability in GP medical negligence cases by arranging for you to receive an expert medical opinion from a local specialist.

Nursing Home Negligence Compensation

There can be many reasons for suing a nursing home for negligence. Every resident of a nursing home should be provided with a level of care set down by UK legislators. Unfortunately, this care level can slip due to understaffing, or inadequate training. This can lead to accidents such as slips, trips or falls. Or residents becoming seriously ill without the care staff noticing.

If you have a family member who has suffered negligence in a care home, then contact Legal Expert today. You only have a two-year window to make a claim so don’t delay!

NHS Medical Negligence Statistics

You may consider making an NHS medical negligence claim if you have evidence of experiencing this type of negligence from a healthcare provider from the organisation. Just how frequent are such claims against the NHS? To help answer this, we can look to annual statistics published by NHS Resolution. This is a department of the NHS that exists to handle the claims made against the health service.

According to the NHS Resolution Annual Report for 2020/21, the NHS received 12,629 medical negligence claims and reported incidents within the time period that’s covered. This is a 7.5% increase in claims when compared to the 2019/20 period. Back then, the NHS received 11,678 claims.

Also revealed in the 2020/21 annual report is that the NHS settled 15,674 clinical and non-clinical claims in total during the covered period. 11,704 (74.7%) of these claims were settled without the need for any court proceedings. With 3,914 (25%) of the claims, some court proceedings took place before they were settled. 56 (just 0.3%) of the settled claims ended up going to trial.

Time Limits For Starting Claims In Bootle With Medical Negligence Lawyers

Something to be wary of if you’re considering making a medical negligence claim is whether you have enough time to start it. Under the Limitation Act 1980, personal injury claims usually need to be started within three years of the date your injuries occurred. If injuries you’ve suffered through medical negligence were not immediately noticeable, then the time limit will start from the day they were diagnosed.

We always recommend taking action to get your claim underway as soon as possible. In certain circumstances, the three-year time limit for starting a claim may be affected. If a victim of medical negligence is a child, then the time limit for starting a claim won’t activate for them until the day they reach their 18th birthday. A child cannot start a claim on their own behalf before they reach the age of 18.

If a victim lacks the mental capacity to make decisions on their own behalf, then the time limit for claiming is also frozen in this instance. In the event that the victim later regains enough mental capacity to act independently, then the time limit will start if and when this happens.

When a victim of medical negligence is unable to claim on their own behalf, a case could still be brought forward on their behalf by a representative. This representative, officially known as a Litigation Friend, is typically someone who is close to the victim, like a parent or guardian.

What Damages May be Claimed Through Bootle Claims With Medical Negligence Solicitors

If you are able to make a medical negligence claim and it proves successful, then you may receive compensation for general damages and special damages. Below, we’ll explain what these terms mean:

General damages

Compensation for general damages covers for your physical and mental injuries. Payment can be offered for each individual injury which can be diagnosed and linked to the medical negligence you’ve experienced. How much is offered for each injury depends on how severe they are deemed to be via a proper medical assessment.

Special damages

Compensation for special damages focuses on covering you for financial losses which can be directly linked with the negligence and subsequent injuries you’ve suffered. Potential payments for special damages are only possible if you are able to claim compensation for general damages. An example of special damages compensation is being reimbursed for lost wages if your injuries caused by negligence have forced you to take unpaid time off work.

No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Compensation

Legal Expert offers a national claims service to residents of Bootle and the rest of the UK. We specialise in No Win No Fee medical negligence compensation claims.

Under this kind of Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), you pay nothing until we actually win you a compensation pay-out. So there is no financial risk to you at all.

The Next Step

Begin your medical negligence claim today by calling Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804. Once we know the specifics of your case, we will offer some free legal advice on the next step. We will also likely offer to take on your compensation claim using our No Win No fee national claims service.

Helpful Links

Claiming for birth injury negligence that harmed the mother

At the link above, mothers who have suffered an injury during childbirth due to negligence will learn how to make a claim.

UK Government proposal for rapid response to birth injuries

At the link above, you will find the current UK Government stance of dealing with birth injuries quickly.

NHS information on better births

The NHS has published details of the methods used to make the birthing process safer at the above link.

Further Helpful Guidance

Local Bootle Medical Centres

Aintree University Hospital

Lower Lane

Liverpool

L9 7AL

Tel: 0151 525 5980

Web: www.aintreehospital.nhs.uk

The Sefton Suite

Aintree University Hospital

Lower Lane

Liverpool

Merseyside

L9 7AL

Tel: 0151 257 6700

Bootle Village Surgery

204 Stanley Road

Bootle

Liverpool

L20 3EW

Tel: 0151 933 7447

Web: www.bootlevillagesurgery.nhs.uk

Sefton Dental Centre

375 Stanley Road

Bootle

Merseyside

L20 3EF

Tel: 0151 944 2556

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