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Crawley Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee

By Stephen Adams. Last Updated 18th November 2021. Welcome to our guide on hiring medical negligence solicitors for Crawley personal injury claims. Thousands of people receive high quality healthcare on a daily basis in the UK. We are lucky to have dedicated, highly qualified professionals at our fingertips. Access to healthcare means that most of us can receive treatment to successfully cure or manage our acute and chronic conditions.

However, things can go wrong. On occasion, accidents can take place which means that you become sicker as a result of incorrect treatment or management of your condition. If this has happened to you then you may be eligible to receive compensation for medical negligence.

Hiring Medical Negligence Solicitors For Crawley No Win No Fee Claims

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Crawley Medical Negligence Solicitors

Medical negligence occurs when a healthcare professional causes injury to one of their patients by carrying out a negligent act. For example, this could be an incorrect diagnosis, the wrong treatment or management of a condition, incorrect medication or failing to warn a patient about the risks to their health.

Injuries caused by medical negligence can have a life altering effect on you. You may experience physical pain, emotional distress, loss of earnings and even require further rehabilitation. In order to be able to claim compensation for medical negligence, it is necessary to prove that the medical professional was in fact negligent. The process of proving negligence is very complicated as you will need to demonstrate that the injury you suffered was caused as a result of wrongful treatment and not the natural deterioration of your original illness.

Hiring a solicitor is something you can choose to do to help you prove that a medical professional has breached their duty of care. If you do decide to hire a solicitor, then they will review whether to support your case based on the available information about it. When a solicitor agrees to support your case, they will help you to gather the necessary medical records, test results and reports from relevant medical experts.

The legal knowledge and experience that a qualified solicitor will bring to your case should vastly improve your chances of successfully claiming compensation. Read on to learn more about what to consider when choosing medical negligence solicitors for Crawley personal injury claims.

Why Finding The Best Solicitor To Work With Is Important

You may feel bombarded by information once you begin to look for medical negligence solicitors for Crawley personal injury claims. There are many television adverts, magazine promotions and numerous websites, all telling you about the medical negligence services that their firm offers. Friends may offer recommendations. However, that could potentially leave you even more overwhelmed and unsure about finding the best solicitor to help.

Speaking to a professional team such as Legal Expert is a great way of avoiding the confusion and instead, receiving straightforward professional advice on the best way to find a solicitor who covers your area and how to move forward with your claim.

What to Look For When Comparing Legal Services In Crawley

If you decide to pursue a claim in the Crawley area with the support of a solicitor, then you will need to find one who can cover that part of the country. We recommend you find someone with experience and expertise in the area of medical negligence.

Whilst the choice can feel overwhelming, you might find it helpful to learn from the experiences of other people by reading reviews or taking recommendations from family and friends. Using a service such as Legal Expert enables you to both find a suitable solicitor and receive extra information and support as well. This additional help can be very comforting during your difficult time.

Does the Location Of The Solicitor Matter?

These days there is no need for a solicitor to be local as in the modern world, information can easily be sent electronically from one place to another. Therefore, location doesn’t need to be your primary concern. You may find Crawley Medical Negligence Solicitors that you would like to work with, but equally, you could widen your search to anywhere in the country. Legal Expert can help you out by offering a medical negligence team who cover your area.

Medical Negligence Claims Our Crawley Team Handle

Legal Expert can help you to connect with medical negligence solicitors for Crawley claims. Our solicitors can cover a wide range of different types of medical negligence claims. Here are some examples but please call us to discuss your personal circumstances and our team of experts will be able to advise you.

Claim for Cases Of Hospital Negligence

The most common hospital claims are brought for complaints such as a wrong diagnosis, surgical negligence, failure to treat a condition or delays in treatment. Successful claims are also brought against hospitals for hospital-acquired infections such as MRSA, pressure sores, amputation, incorrect medication or failure to administer life saving drugs.

Negligent acts such as these may lead to physical pain and suffering, psychological damage, loss of earnings and the extra financial burden of additional treatments and care at home.

It may seem daunting to bring an NHS medical negligence claim against an organisation as large as Crawley hospital but Legal Expert can help. Call to have a chat with one of our professionals who can advise you whether or not you have a viable claim and if you do, how to begin claiming.

Claim Damages For Dental Negligence

Dental negligence covers poorly performed dental procedures, incompetence, failure to diagnose oral cancer, the removal of the wrong tooth, failure to diagnose tooth decay, causing infection, using the wrong tools which leads to injury or failing to inform the patient of risks amongst other things.

Call Legal Expert if you have suffered dental negligence. Legal Expert can help you if you need a solicitor in Crawley or anywhere else in the UK.

Cases Involving GP Negligence

You may be able to claim against your GP if you don’t feel that they met their professional standards when treating you. GPs have a broad and crucial role in our health care. They examine, test, diagnose, treat and refer. However, GPs are only human and sometimes things can go wrong meaning that patients suffer an injury as a result of their incompetence. Claims against GPs are on the rise and include scenarios such as a missed diagnosis of a serious illness, wrongly prescribed medication and failure to refer to a specialist.

If you feel like you have been a victim of GP negligence the call Legal Expert today to find out how to proceed with your claim. Legal Expert can help clients both in Crawley and throughout the UK.

Cancer Negligence Cases

You may seek to bring a cancer negligence case if you feel that you have experienced medical negligence in the diagnosis or treatment of your cancer. Previous cancer negligence cases have included incorrect or delayed diagnosis as well as inappropriate treatment. Time is often crucial in this illness and any delay in providing the correct diagnosis and proper treatment can have devastating and life changing results.

The highly skilled and professional team at Legal Expert will be able to advise you whether or not you have a good chance of bringing a medical negligence claim for inadequate cancer care. Whether you live and were treated in Crawley or anywhere else in the UK, Legal Expert can provide you with a legal team who can help you claim the compensation you are entitled to.

Care Home Negligence Cases

Care home negligence cases are brought when a duty of care to residents has been breached. People working in care homes have a responsibility to keep residents safe and yet we regularly hear of cases where vulnerable and elderly people have been neglected. If you believe that a member of your family has been neglected under the care of a residential home then you may be entitled to bring a case against the home. Signs that a Care Home may have breached its duty of care include pressure sores, falls and accidents that have resulted due to a lack of attention or care, dehydration or incorrectly administered medication.

Legal Expert can advise you on the best way to claim compensation whether the duty of care breach occurred in Crawley or elsewhere in the UK.

Childbirth Negligence Claims

Although many babies are born every day and childbirth is a natural and common occurrence, there is still potential for things to go wrong during the process of labour. If an injury is caused to either the mother or the baby during childbirth, and this can be attributed to the negligence of a healthcare professional then a claim can be made.

Examples of negligent treatments include failure to act if a baby is in distress, failing to perform a Cesarean section in a timely manner, failing to anticipate complications such as a big baby, failing to perform a forceps or vacuum extraction appropriately or administering incorrect doses of medication.

These failures can have devastating consequences resulting in birth defects and even death. It is an emotional time for the parents and the pain and anguish suffered if something goes wrong is beyond compare.

If you have been a victim of childbirth negligence then we can help. Our sympathetic and understanding team can help you to understand what steps to take next.

Statistics On Medical Negligence Claims Made Against The NHS

Some medical negligence claims are made against healthcare professionals or hospitals which are part of the NHS. Statistics published regularly by NHS Resolution offer us insight into just how many claims are made against the NHS year by year. NHS Resolution is a department within the health service that exists in order to help resolve claims which it receives.

According to an Annual Report for the 2020/21 period by NHS Resolution, 12,629 claims for medical negligence or reported incidents were sent to the NHS during this time. That total is 7.5% more than the number of claims the NHS received in the 2019/20 period. Back then, there were 11,678 claims.

The 2020/21 report also reveals that NHS Resolution resolved 15,674 claims during this time period. 11,704 (74.7%) of these claims were settled before any formal court proceedings were required to take place. 3,914 claims (or 25% of them) involved some court proceedings but did not require a trial. Just 56 claims (or 0.3% of them) required a court trial in order to be resolved.

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

If you’re eligible to start a personal injury claim for medical negligence, then you may be able to claim for two main types of damages. These are referred to as general damages and special damages.

General damages

Compensation for these kinds of damages may be provided to cover you for the physical and mental injuries you’ve experienced. A certain amount of money may be offered for each injury you claim for through your case. The potential value placed on each injury can vary a lot. It depends on what injuries you have and how severe they are deemed to be. Solicitors may use compensation brackets found in the Judicial College Guidelines to help calculate the value of your injuries.

Special damages

Compensation for special damages may be provided to cover for financial losses which can be directly connected to the negligence you’ve experienced. Usually, with personal injury claims, it is only possible to receive any compensation for special damages if you are successfully able to claim for general damages. Examples of losses that may be covered under special damages include loss of earnings, public transport costs in order to receive medical treatment and loss of personal property.

No Win No Fee Clinical Negligence Solicitors, Crawley

Legal Expert offers No Win No Fee Clinical Negligence representation. No win, No fee means that there will be no cost to you, the claimant, in bringing your claim for compensation. If you are successful in your claim, a fee will be taken out of your final payout but not a penny is payable upfront. This is highly beneficial, particularly if you are struggling financially. No win, no fee means that paying for legal representation is one more thing that you don’t need to worry about.

Next Steps

If you can identify with any of the cases highlighted here, then please talk to Legal Expert for more information from our friendly and helpful team who are looking forward to hearing from you. Legal Expert can provide medical negligence solicitors for Crawley and other areas of the UK.

Call us on 0800 073 8804 or contact us via our online form and we’ll get back to you.

Helpful Links

Blood transfer negligence

If you have experienced negligence during or as part of a blood transfusion process, then this guide should help.

Cosmetic surgery claims

You can read this guide to learn more about how you could claim the compensation you are entitled to if you are harmed by negligence during a cosmetic procedure.

Hospital infection claims

This particular guide above focuses on the legal options available if you have proof of being harmed by a hospital infection due to negligent behaviour.

Cancer misdiagnosis claims

In this guide, we explain how you may be able to gain compensation if you are affected by a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis for a cancer condition.

Statistics Page – NHS

This page provides a wealth of statistics for the NHS in England.

Local Healthcare Providers

Crawley Hospital
West Green Drive
RH11 7DH
Tel: 01293 600 300

Spire Gatwick Park Hospital
Povey Cross Road
Tel: 01293 839 393

Bewbush Medical Centre
Bewbush Road
RH11 8XT
Tel: 01293 592 230

Family Dental Care
Central Health Building
Exchange Road
RH10 1UN
Tel: 01293 525 328

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