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

By Daniel Skinner. Last Updated On 17th November 2021. Welcome to our guide on the topic of medical negligence solicitors for the Coventry area. Have you been a victim of medical negligence in areas such as Coventry, Nuneaton or the surrounding area? You could potentially claim tens of thousands of pounds in medical negligence compensation.

Trust us, Legal Expert to provide you with a top medical solicitor who can cover claimants; living in places such as Coventry, or the surrounding area, at no extra cost to you. Call us today on 0800 073 8804 for your free consultation, to see whether or not you have a valid claim, see how much medical negligence compensation you could be owed and be provided with a top medical negligence solicitor covering your area. All at no extra cost to you.

Medical Negligence Solicitors in CoventryWhy would someone need to work with a medical negligence solicitor? Medical negligence (also known as clinical negligence) is defined as substandard care to a patient, delivered by a medical professional. This substandard care can harm the patient, either by causing them injury or worsening an existing medical condition. Medical negligence can include administering incorrect treatment, medical mistakes, and misdiagnosis, which can all be devastating. By UK law, if a patient experiences medical negligence at the hands of a medical professional or institution then they are entitled to claim medical negligence compensation.

To claim medical negligence compensation you, the claimant, must be able to prove the following:

  1. That the claimant was owed a duty of care by the defendant, i.e. that you were a patient of the
  2. That the defendant breached their duty of care to you through negligence actions or inaction
  3. That this negligence caused an avoidable accident, which caused the claimant an avoidable accident, illness or worsened an existing medical condition unnecessarily.

If your next of kin died due to the medical negligence or is now deceased for other reasons then you can make a medical negligence claim on their behalf. You can also claim medical negligence on their behalf if they are mentally incapacitated, for example, if they are suffering from dementia.

Please be aware that there is a 3-year time limit for most medical negligence claims. This means that medical negligence claims must be started three years after the accident took place, or the Claimant realises that they had been injured. In Britain, you can claim medical negligence compensation for NHS medical negligence or medical negligence that took place in a private practice or hospital.

If you have been harmed by medical negligence in Coventry, or the surrounding areas, then contact Legal expert today, to be provided with the best medical negligence solicitors for Coventry who can take on your case.

How To Find The Best Medical And Clinical Negligence Solicitors in Coventry

There are numerous clinical negligence solicitors covering the Coventry area, and across the country. However finding the best medical negligence solicitors for the Coventry area, or nearby can be a daunting task. It is important that you choose the right medical negligence solicitor, whether locally, or in any other part of the country to handle your case.

It is important that the medical negligence solicitor has the right expertise and experience to handle your case, as well as a professional attitude to get the job done. To get the right solicitors frim, you may wish to consult online reviews, friends, and family, or a legal advisory service like Legal Expert.

Find Reviews Of The Best Medical Solicitors In Coventry

It’s important that you find the right medical solicitor covering Coventry, medical negligence solicitor in Nuneaton, or solicitors elsewhere to fight your case for you. Some people consult online reviews to get impartial feedback on medical negligence solicitors for the Coventry area. Others speak to friends or family members who have been through a similar ordeal.

Another option is to speak to a trusted legal advisory service like Legal Expert. It’s in our interest to provide you with the best medical negligence solicitors for the Coventry area to handle your medical negligence claim. And what’s more, we treat all our clients on a case by case basis.

Do I Need To Use Medical Negligence Solicitors In Coventry?

Some people are under the impression that they need to hire medical negligence solicitors in Coventry if that’s where they experienced medical negligence. This is not true. You are free to use any law firm across the country. There is no requirement, legal or otherwise, to use a solicitor in your local area.

What’s more important is the level of experience that the law firm has. Our medical negligence solicitors for Coventry have worked on many cases on the area, despite not being physically located nearby.

Things like email and phone calls allow for all aspects of a claim to be carried out remotely.

What Compensation Claims Does Our Coventry Medical Negligence Team Handle?

If you have been a victim of medical negligence then you could be entitled to claim tens of thousands of pounds in medical negligence compensation. Here are some common cases of medical negligence that our medical negligence solicitors for Coventry handle.

Hospital Negligence Claims in Coventry

Have you suffered NHS medical negligence or private healthcare negligence in a hospital? Trust Legal Expert to refer you to a medical solicitor covering Coventry, who can win your claim for you.

In the next few sections, we’ll be taking a closer look at some specific examples of medical negligence. This is just a small cross section of what could happen as a result. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’re unsure as to whether what you experienced could be classified as medical negligence.

Dental Negligence Claims in Coventry

Solicitors covering the Coventry area can help you claim for dental malpractice compensation. Whether you suffered NHS medical negligence or dental negligence at the hands of a private dental practice, we can help you find medical negligence solicitors for Coventry to help you claim for compensation.

Doctor and GP Medical Negligence Claims

If you experienced medical negligence at your local Coventry a GP surgery, or elsewhere in the local area, our medical negligence team can help you claim the compensation you could be entitled to for your injuries.

Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

A cancer misdiagnosis is a very serious form of medical negligence. The earlier that cancer is caught, the easier it is to treat so the more chances the patient has of making a full recovery. In some cases, cancer misdiagnosis can mean the difference between life and death.

If you have experienced a cancer misdiagnosis that has worsened your condition or has contributed to your next of kin’s death from cancer then you can claim cancer misdiagnosis medical negligence compensation. Trust Legal Expert to provide you with medical solicitors covering Coventry, or the surrounding area.

Nursing Home Compensation Claims

Nursing homes have an important duty of care to many vulnerable people, who are often elderly, infirm or severely disabled. If you have experienced negligence in a care home, which has caused an injury, then you can claim medical negligence compensation.

You can also claim on behalf of your next of kin who is now deceased or is mentally incapacitated. Legal Expert can put you in touch with understanding medical negligence solicitors for Coventry who can handle your compensation claim case.

Birth Injury Medical Negligence Claims in Coventry

Unfortunately, clinical negligence during childbirth can result in injuries to the mother and the child. Some common childbirth injuries, which can harm the infant include hypoxia (where the infant is deprived of oxygen) which can cause disabilities, the transmission of infections and broken bones. Other injuries can affect the mother.

If you or your child has suffered birth injuries that resulted in injuries to the child, or the mother as a result of medical negligence in a hospital in Coventry then you could be entitled to claim birth injury medical negligence. Trust Legal Expert to help you find an expert medical solicitor who covers Coventry, to help you win your compensation claim case.

NHS Medical Negligence Statistics

The NHS maintains detailed records regarding medical negligence claims made against them each year. Their annual report for 2021 tells us that a total of £2,209 million was spent by the NHS with regards to these claims and related costs.

You can see the breakdown of this figure in the graph below. However, it’s important to remember that this doesn’t paint a complete picture. These figures do not include claims made against private healthcare companies. This doesn’t mean however that you can’t make a claim if you were injured whilst receiving private healthcare.

Medical negligence solicitors Coventry

Medical negligence solicitors Coventry

How Much Compensation Could Medical Negligence Solicitors For Coventry Help Me Win?

Some medical negligence solicitors in Coventry may tell you that they can give you an accurate valuation of your claim straight away. This is unlikely to be the case. This is because every claim is different. Therefore, you’ll need to supply more information on the circumstances surrounding your claim before your claim can be valued. Simply stating your injuries will not be enough.

In this section, we’ll help you understand with more clarity how your final settlement amount will be calculated.

General Damages

You have a legal right to be compensated for your physical and psychological injuries. The sum that’s awarded to the injured party for their injuries is known as general damages. It’s calculated by legal professionals with the assistance of a publication called the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG).

The JCG is made up of a detailed list of injuries and recommendations regarding what claimants should be awarded. However, these are only guidelines. The amount awarded could be more or even less than what’s stated.

The value will also vary depending on things like the severity of the injuries and how long you take to recover. We have included some examples of JCG entries in the table below.

InjuryDescriptionAmount
Mental anguishWhen you think that you might die or have your lifespan reduced£4,380
Elbow(a) An injury that’s severely disabling£36,770 to £51,460
Sight(b) Complete blindnessIn the region of £252,180
Chest(c) The chest/lung(s) will be damaged, leaving lasting disability£29,380 to £51,460
Kidney(c) Loss of one but the other will have sustained no damage£28,880 to £42,110
Wrist(e) Uncomplicated Colles’ fractureIn the region of £6,970
Post-traumatic stress disorder(c) Moderate - cases where the injured party will have made a good recovery, with any lasting effects not being too disabling£7,680 to £21,730
Male reproductive system(a) (ii) Where one or both testicles are surgically removed. There will be some psychological consequences but no impotence £18,830 to £21,190
Female reproductive system(f) When the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy is delayed, without fertility being affected£3,180 to £19,170
Finger(q) Loss of thumb£33,330 to £51,460

Special Damages

There are also other sums that can be added to your settlement. If you have experienced financial loss as a result of your injuries then it’s possible to claim this back. This sum is known as special damages. To illustrate, here are some examples:

  • Medical expenses – you may have prescription costs to pay for things like painkillers and/or antibiotics.
  • Loss of earnings – it could be that your injuries result in you missing time at work. In these instances, you could reclaim the wages you would have earned over this period.
  • Adaptation to your property – this can cover the costs of things like ramps for you house, should you be left wheelchair-bound.

For more information on how your settlement will be calculated, get in touch today.

No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors Covering Coventry

If you want to claim medical negligence compensation, you may want to consider using No Win No Fee solicitors in Coventry. With a No Win No Fee solicitor, you don’t have to pay an upfront fee, so for many, it’s the more affordable option. What’s more, with No Win No Fee, you don’t have to pay for your solicitor’s fees until if and when you win your case, so there is no financial risk to you.

Trust Legal Expert to provide you with the right No Win No Fee solicitors to win your case. See our guide to No Win No Fee claims or call us today to be provided with a medical negligence solicitor who can help with claims against healthcare providers in your area.

How To Make A Medical Negligence Claim

Contact Legal Expert today by calling our expert team on 0800 073 8804. You can also email us via info@legalexpert.co.uk, or use the online contact form on our site.

Helpful Links

Medical Negligence Claims
Help and advice on making compensation claims if you were injured, due to medical negligence, at a hospital, doctor’s surgery, or in another healthcare context.

University Hospitals Coventry & Warwick
Clifford Bridge Road,
Coventry.
CV2 2DX
Tel: 024 7696 4000
Web: www.uhcw.nhs.uk

NHS Coventry Walk-In Centre
City of Coventry NHS Healthcare Centre
Stoney Stanton Road
Coventry
CV1 4FH
Tel: 0300 200 0060
Web: www.coventrynhswalkincentre.nhs.uk

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