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Cheltenham Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee Claims Guide

By Stephen Moreau. Last Updated 16th November 2021. Welcome to our guide about using medical negligence solicitors for Cheltenham personal injury claims. Every day we put our health in the hands of medical professionals; we trust them to take care of us for a whole variety of different ailments. Sometimes, unfortunately, mistakes happen, no matter how competent the medical professional is. When these mistakes do occur they can often make things worse for the patient in the long run.

It doesn’t matter whether these mistakes occur to us or our loved ones, when we have been involved in this sort of negligence from a medical professional, you may feel that the most appropriate course of action is to make a claim against the professional that has caused these issues. Medical negligence breach of duty guidelines allows people to file a claim for a period of up to three years following the event in question, or the date they became aware of the negligence.

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Cheltenham Medical Negligence Solicitors

Your medical professional has a duty of care to ensure that your medical needs are met, if they have not ensured that these needs have been taken care of, whether through treatment or lack of treatment then there is a chance that they can be held accountable if it is established that they have acted in a negligent manner. For this reason, it may be possible to look for negligence compensation.

Using Medical Negligence Lawyers For Cheltenham Claims Explained

Read on to learn more about making a medical negligence claim in Cheltenham with a solicitor you’ve chosen to hire. This guide covers factors you need to consider when picking a solicitor if you decide to hire one to support your claim. It also explains what types of medical negligence claim we can support you with and how we can do so on a No Win No Fee basis.

For more information or advice, you can contact Legal Expert online now through our contact form or live chat. You can alternatively speak to us on the phone by calling 0800 073 8804

Help For Finding The Right Solicitor For Your Case

There are a number of ways in which you might look for a solicitor to assist you with your claim in respect of medical negligence. You might prefer to use someone who comes personally recommended by a family member or friend. Or perhaps you look for someone who advertises in your local area. However, if you choose to contact us here at Legal Expert, we can support you with solicitors that cover the area you are in.

At Legal Expert, we have many years of experience when it comes to helping clients in respect of their medical negligence claims. We are able to bring all the facts to your attention before you choose whether making a claim is the appropriate course of action. So feel free to contact us now for help with hiring medical negligence solicitors for Cheltenham claims.

Solicitors Cheltenham Reviews, What to Look for?

As with any service that you use, it is vital to do your research before picking the solicitor that you will use for your compensation claim. A quick search on the internet will help you to find medical negligence solicitors Cheltenham reviews. Alternatively, asking around your friends and family may give your suggestions of solicitors they have used and would be happy to recommend. Or your friends and family may mention solicitors they have heard were good.

At Legal Expert we can offer you information on solicitors that cover the Cheltenham area, we can offer you more information on them that your internet search will provide. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have about the solicitors we can offer you. This will give you the chance to have all the information necessary at your fingertips when you need to make a decision on which solicitor you should use.

Do You Need to go With a Locally based Lawyer?

Thanks to the technology that we have available to us you are no longer restricted to choosing medical negligence solicitors in Cheltenham alone. There are other options available to you. There are no restrictions that limit you to using a local solicitor only. You will be pleased to know that at Legal Expert we are able to provide a solicitor in Cheltenham.

What Medical Negligence Claims Can We Conduct?

At Legal Expert, we are here to assist you with a number of different types of medical negligence claims. Unfortunately, on occasion, practices in both the NHS and private sectors can get it wrong and Legal Expert are here to help make things right. Pursuing a claim might not only help you with financial compensation to assist you with your injuries but it might prevent what has happened to you from happening to someone else again in the future. Medical professionals have a duty of care and when there is a medical negligence breach of duty, you should be able to make a claim for compensation.

We have listed below just a few of the different categories of cases that we can help you with; if you do not see your type of cases here then please get in touch and we will be happy to discuss your individual circumstances.

Dental Negligence Claims Advice

The field of dentistry can be a complex one and whilst the majority of dental appointments are routine, there are a few things that can go wrong: things that can lead to problems with the mouth, teeth or even to issues such as facial disfigurement. If your trip to the dentist has left, you with dental issues because your dentist has been negligent in either the treatment they have given you or a diagnosis they have made then you may be entitled to pursue a claim for dental negligence. It doesn’t matter where you are in the UK we can help you.

GP Negligence Claims Advice

The most common thing to do when you are feeling under the weather is to make an appointment with your GP to ask for some advice. During an appointment, your GP will enquire about your symptoms and do any necessary examinations to determine what course of treatment or medication might be required.

Unfortunately, there have been instances where GP’s have been found to have been medically negligent, whether they misdiagnosed an illness, simply missed a diagnosis or wrote a prescription that was incorrect. If this has happened to you or someone you love, then it should be possible for you to pursue a claim for negligence against your GP.

Cancer Negligence Claims Advice

A delayed or incorrect diagnosis for cancer can be devastating and have effects on a person’s quality of life that can be far reaching. Whether you have side effects that have not been spotted, been diagnosed too late for treatment to be effective, or given an incorrect dose of medication the consequences can be truly serious often leading to amputation, worsening of the cancer symptoms or sadly resulting in death.

If one of your loved ones or you yourself have received a standard of care that has been less than it should have been and suffered because of it then you may be able to take action and make a compensation claim for cancer negligence, Legal Expert is here to help you look at your options.

Hospital Negligence Claims Advice

Medical negligence solicitors for Cheltenham claims can handle all types of clinical negligence cases. Whilst hospitals, both NHS and private sector, are known for providing a level of care that is great in the majority of cases there are sometimes things that can go wrong in a hospital environment.

This can sometimes be the fault of the hospital, but it can also be a result of a staff fault. If you suffered a serious injury such as a surgical error, a misdiagnosis or even incorrect treatment, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Legal Expert can help you to make this claim whether it is against a local hospital or any other hospital.

Childbirth Negligence Claims Advice

The birth of a child is one of the happiest times in your life, or it should be, but sadly some births do not go as smoothly as planned. If during childbirth you have experienced poor care that has caused injury to either mother or baby, or both, then you may be able to pursue a claim for childbirth negligence.

From failures to spot foetal distress, to shoulder problems during the birth process there are a number of things that can be incorrectly diagnosed during a birth that can result in birth defects or even death. If due care and attention has not been taken during a birth and even the run up to labour that has resulted in injury, then speak to our professional team at Legal Expert to see if you have a claim.

Nursing Home Negligence Advice

The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home or care home can be a difficult one, we hope that the decision we make will be the right one for the person in question and will improve the quality of life for them in their later years.

However, sometimes the care that they receive is not of the level you would expect, and this can have devastating effects on the quality of their life, causing them harm and even leading to negative psychological issues. If your loved one has been mistreated, perhaps they have received incorrect medication or suffered a slip or fall that has resulted in injury then let Legal Expert guide you on what steps you can take.

NHS Medical Negligence Claim Statistics

Some medical negligence claims (including possibly yours) are made against a healthcare provider which is part of the NHS. There are thousands of compensation claims made against the NHS each year. For a more detailed insight into this matter, we can view statistics published by NHS Resolution. Compensation claims made against NHS healthcare providers are formally handled by NHS Resolution.

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 in total. That total represents a 7.5% increase in claims when compared to the 2019/20 report. Back then, the NHS received 11,678 claims.

Also revealed in the 2020/21 report is that the health service settled 15,674 clinical and non-clinical claims within the covered time period. In regards to how those claims were settled, the report reveals the following:

  • 11,704 (74.7%) of the claims were settled before any court proceedings became necessary.
  • 3,914 (25%) of the claims involved some court proceedings before a settlement was reached.
  • 56 (0.3%) of the claims were resolved by a full court trial.

What Damages Could Be Claimed With Solicitors For Medical Negligence In Cheltenham?

When making a medical negligence claim, there are two main types of damages that you may be offered compensation for. These are known as general damages and special damages.

General damages

Compensation for general damages may be offered to cover for the physical and mental injuries you’ve experienced because of another party’s negligence. For each injury covered within your claim, payment for general damages may be offered. The value of each payment is meant to reflect the type of injury and its severity. Solicitors may use compensation brackets in the Judicial College Guidelines to help work out the value of your injuries.

Special damages

Compensation may also be offered for financial losses which were directly caused by the party you’re claiming against. Such losses may be covered under what’s referred to as special damages. Usually with personal injury claims, however, any compensation for special damages may only be possible if your case makes you eligible to receive compensation for general damages.

How Our Specialist No Win No Fee Solicitors Can Help You

It is understandable that many people would feel daunted by the prospect of pursuing a claim for medical negligence, expecting that it will cost them a lot of money to do so. A No Win No Fee claim does not require you to pay any money upfront, and if your claim is one that doesn’t result in medical negligence payouts then you will not have to pay anything.

Your No Win No Fee agreement will detail how your solicitor will be paid, giving you the peace of mind to proceed with your claim without worrying about the finances.

Ready to Begin Your Claim?

No matter what type of medical negligence you have suffered, or even if you are uncertain the care you received would be considered negligent, we are here to offer you advice. You can get in touch with us by simply giving us a call on 0800 073 8804

One of our team of friendly and professional advisors will be able to discuss the particulars of your case with you. They’ll also be able to provide you with medical negligence solicitors for Cheltenham claims who will be able to assist you.

Helpful Links

GP Negligence – Claiming guide

Further information about claiming compensation from a GP or doctor in respect of medical negligence and be found in this link.

PALS information

If you have issues during your time in hospital you might like to discuss any concerns that you have, this link will give you all the information you need on PALS, the Patient Advice and Liaison Service who might be able to help you in the first instance.

Local Services

Cheltenham General Hospital
Sandford Road,
Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire,
GL53 7AN
Tel: 0300 422 2222
Web: www.gloshospitals.nhs.uk

Cheltenham Hospital
Hatherley Lane
Cheltenham
GL51 6SY
Tel: 01242 802865

GP Surgery
11 Royal Crescent
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL50 3DA
Tel: 01242 580248
Web: www.royalcrescentsurgery.nhs.uk

Cheltenham House Dental Practice
30 Winchcombe Street
Cheltenham
GL52 2LZ
Tel: 01242 513146

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