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Borehamwood Medical Negligence Solicitors

By Stephen Parker. Last Updated 5th November 2021. Welcome to our guide on hiring medical negligence solicitors for Borehamwood personal injury claims.

If you have been the victim of some form of medical negligence, then you will need a good, capable solicitor to make a compensation claim for you, and this page offers advice on how to find one.

Medical Negligence Lawyers For Borehamwood Claims Explained

Medical negligence is a term used to describe an event that has caused harm to a patient whilst they are receiving healthcare. Medical negligence can take many forms such as:

This is just a shortlist of the main forms that clinical negligence can take, there are many more. Any case of medical negligence that the victim wished to claim compensation for, most display the following three characteristics:

  1. The healthcare service which was responsible for harming the patient must have had a clear duty of care.
  2. The failure to meet this duty of care directly resulted in harm to the patient.
  3. The failure to meet the duty of care was avoidable.

If this sounds like your situation, then you need to speak to us here at Legal Expert. We operate a national claims service that is available to residents of Borehamwood, which can help you claim the maximum amount of compensation possible.

We have a proven track record of successfully winning complex clinical negligence claims going back more than 30-years.

Time Limits For Starting Claims In Borehamwood With Medical Negligence Lawyers

Something to keep in mind when considering making a medical negligence claim is that there is usually a time limit for taking such action. Under the Limitation Act 1980, medical negligence claims and other kinds of personal injury claims usually have a three-year time limit. This time limit applies from the date you suffered negligence or, alternatively, the date your injuries/illnesses were diagnosed.

The time limit may be put on hold at least temporarily, but only if the injured party is incapable of starting a claim on their own behalf. This can apply when the injured party is under the age of 18 or lacks the mental capacity to act independently. In either scenario, a claim could potentially be started on behalf of the injured party by a Litigation Friend before they become eligible to start a claim on their own.

What to Think About When Choosing a Solicitor

Need to find medical negligence solicitors for Borehamwood personal injury claims? If so, there are a number of considerations you need to keep in mind when looking at a particular solicitor, such as:

  • Does the solicitor have experience in claiming compensation from large organisations such as the NHS?
  • Does the solicitor offer a fee schedule that you can afford?
  • Can the solicitor arrange for additional services such as a local medical examination?

Legal Expert operates a national claims service that is available to residents of Borehamwood which can remove the headache of answering these kinds of questions. We can offer you free legal advice and arrange for the best local representation possible.

Reading Solicitors Reviews

If you are trying to find a good firm of medical negligence solicitors in Borehamwood, then some independent reviews posted online could be a good starting point. These reviews can give some good, impartial information. However, be aware that they may not be entirely accurate or even truthful.

It’s also worth keeping in mind that you don’t have to search exclusively for local solicitors if you’re looking to make a claim for medical negligence in the Borehamwood area. It’s absolutely possible to hire highly-rated medical negligence solicitors for Borehamwood personal injury claims, even if they are based outside the town.

Once you have found what you think is a good solicitor based on reviews, confirm this by asking your friends and family if they have used the firm before, and what their experience was like. Legal Expert can help you choose a good solicitor, and we are happy to offer this as part of our national claims service to residents of Borehamwood.

Should I Use a Solicitor in My Area?

There really is no advantage at all in using a local legal firm. You can use applications such as Skype, Google Hangouts, email and SMS to stay in touch with your solicitor wherever they are located.

Legal Expert has a clinical negligence team operating in the Borehamwood area. We can arrange a home visit to discuss your compensation claim if you wish.

What Claims Can Our Clinical Negligence Team Handle?

Legal Expert offers residents of Borehamwood access to our clinical negligence claims service. By using this service, you will not need to waste time trying to find a good firm of Borehamwood medical negligence solicitors.

We have successfully won hundreds of clinical negligence cases, securing significant amounts of compensation for our clients. Below we have outlined some of the more common types of clinical negligence cases we take on. This is not a full list, so please call us for more information if none of these fit your situation.

Hospital Negligence

Hospital negligence can come in many forms. From a simple case of a patient being involved in an accident such as a slip, trip or fall due to inadequate supervision, through to lethal surgical errors causing the death of a patient.

Because of this wide range of types of negligence, your solicitor will need to have plenty of experience in suing large organisations such as the NHS for hospital negligence claims. This is something that Legal Expert has proven they can do time and time again.

Dental Negligence

A compensation claim for dental negligence will often include a provision for mental stress, trauma and anguish. This is because injuries that occur during a dental procedure often damage the soft tissue of the face, and can also damage the teeth themselves, the gums and even the jaw. This means that there is a cosmetic aspect to the injury.

When Legal Expert makes dental negligence claims on behalf of our clients, we factor in this emotional trauma as well as the pain and suffering of the injury itself.

GP Negligence

Your GP is the first person you speak to if you are feeling unwell. If your GP makes a mistake, the consequences can be dire. For example, if they misdiagnose a serious illness and instead, treat you for a minor one. This would mean the serious condition goes untreated, affecting your health.

Legal Expert can arrange for a local medical examination to produce an expert medical opinion of your health and the effect that the negligence of your GP had upon it.

Cancer Negligence

Advanced cases of cancer require the patient to receive treatment quickly if they are going to have a chance of making a full recovery. If some type of cancer negligence, such as a misdiagnosis leads to a delay in treatment being given, the patient’s life can be put in jeopardy.

Legal Expert can help the dependants of cancer negligence victims claim the full amount of compensation they are entitled to. This won’t make up for the loss of a loved one, but it will help to overcome any expenses or loss of income incurred.

Nursing Home Compensation

Every nursing home or care home is required under UK law to provide every resident with a specific level of care. When the home fails to meet this requirement, residents can come to harm. This can be minor harm, such as being injured due to falling down as there was inadequate supervision to prevent the accident. It can also be much more serious, such as failing to notice that a resident has contracted a serious medical condition.

If you have a loved one that has suffered due to medical negligence whilst resident in a nursing home, Legal Expert is available in the Borehamwood area to take on your case.

Childbirth Injuries

When a mother of a child suffers a birth injury clinical negligence compensation can possibly be claimed. Birth injuries can be serious, the baby can suffer birth trauma, which can cause injuries such as a broken collarbone, or more serious permanent conditions such as brain damage or cerebral palsy. The mother can be injured during the birthing process, and a broken pelvis or damaged pelvic floor muscles are commonly encountered.

If your family suffered due to medical negligence during childbirth, then Legal Expert is on hand to help you make a compensation claim. We understand that you will be under a lot of stress during this time, so aim to make the claims process as simple as possible.

Medical Negligence Claims Against Hospitals in Borehamwood

Below you will find a table which gives information on the number of claims made, the number of actual incidents of medical negligence as we as the total paid in damages for each NHS trust operating in Borehamwood. The figures are based on those recorded for the 2015/16 period.

Healthcare ProviderClaims Received
2015/16
Number of Incidents
2015/16
Payments Made
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust6396,024,000

NHS Medical Negligence Statistics

Some medical negligence claims are made against NHS healthcare professionals and hospitals. You may be considering an NHS claim yourself if you have evidence that shows that this kind of healthcare provider acted in a negligent manner. How frequent are clinical negligence claims against the NHS? To help us answer this question, we can look at annual statistics published by NHS Resolution. This is a department of the NHS that focuses on handling compensation claims made against the health service.

The NHS Resolution Annual Report for 2020/21 reveals that during the covered time period, the NHS received 12,629 medical negligence claims and reported incidents. That represents a 7.5% increase in claims when compared to the 2019/20 period. During that period, the NHS received 11,678 claims.

The 2020/21 annual report also reveals that the NHS settled 15,674 clinical and non-clinical claims in total during the covered period. Among these claims:

  • 11,704 (74.7%) were settled without the need for any court proceedings.
  • 3,914 (25%) of the claims involved some court proceedings before a settlement was reached.
  • 56 (0.3%) of the claims were resolved through a court trial.

What Damages May Be Claimed Through Borehamwood Claims With Clinical Negligence Solicitors

If you’re able to start a medical negligence claim and it’s successful, then you may receive compensation for different types of damages. The two main categories to be aware of are general damages and special damages. Below, we’ll explain what these terms mean:

General damages

The compensation received for general damages is for the physical and mental injuries you’ve suffered due to another party’s negligence. Money can be paid for each injury which you claim for as part of your case. Your case will need to show that each injury you claim for can be diagnosed and directly linked to the medical negligence you suffered.

Special damages

If you are able to claim any compensation for general damages, then you may be eligible to receive additional compensation for special damages. This compensation is meant to cover for financial-related losses which can be linked to the negligence you suffered. For example, you may have been spending money on physiotherapy or other types of treatment due to medical negligence. With special damages, you could be compensated for such expenses. If you have lost out on wages because medical negligence forced you to take unpaid time off work, then compensation for special damages may also cover this.

No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors

Legal Expert has a team of No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitors for Borehamwood claims, ready to take on your case.

No Win No Fee means you don’t pay us anything at all until you are actually paid compensation. And if we fail to win you any, you don’t pay us anything at all, so there really is no risk to you.

Contact Legal Expert Today

If you need to find a legal team to help you claim compensation for medical negligence which happened in Borehamwood then Legal Expert can help.

You can find out more about the national claims service we operate by calling us on Legal Expert – 0800 073 8804. Once we have taken the details of your case, we will offer you some free legal advice on what to do next. In many cases, we will recommend you use our No Win No Fee claims service.

Helpful Links

Claiming for compensation from a GP
We have published a guide to making medical negligence claims against a GP at the above link.

MIND information on the duty of care
Your GP has a duty to care for your health, you will find full details of what this means at the link above.

Making complaints against the NHS
The information above gives details of the NHS complaints process.

Further Medical Negligence Articles

Local Borehamwood Medical Centres

Barnet Hospital

Wellhouse Lane
Barnet
EN5 3DJ
Tel: 020 3758 2000
Web: www.royalfree.nhs.uk/barnet-hospital

The Grove Medical Centre

Borehamwood Shopping Park
Borehamwood
Herts
WD6 4PR
Tel: 020 3538 3959

Borehamwood Dental Practice

199a Shenley Road
Borehamwood
Hertfordshire
WD6 1AT
Tel: 03000 333 224

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