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Exeter Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee Claims Guide

Wherever you live in the UK, the professional specialist negligence solicitors that Legal Expert can provide you with are able to help claimants to secure the damages that they are owed by medical practitioners, surgeries, hospitals, or other medical bodies, such as an NHS trust. Our dedicated medical negligence team covering claims in Exeter can help you to bring a case, no matter the severity of your claim, or the body that you have to bring the claim against. Our specialist team can also help those who have suffered as a result of negligent care provided in a care home, nursing home, or other day or residential care facility. If you need to make a claim against a medical provider in the Exeter area, the solicitors we can provide you are capable of helping you to bring a claim here. Talk to the experienced team at Legal Expert today. Call us now on 0800 073 8804.

solicitor in exeter What is clinical negligence?

Before you contact a solicitor to start any kind of legal action, you may have questions about your type of care. If you have suffered negligent treatment at an NHS or private medical facility, you may be wondering if this could be legally considered negligent treatment. Negligence (in a legal sense) is a case where a person (or body) has breached the duty of care that they owe to someone. This breach in the duty of care will have, in some way, led to that person experiencing some form of pain and/or suffering. Clinical or medical negligence cases deal specifically with how care has been provided by a medical practitioner. This negligent treatment might include the failure of a person (or healthcare provider) to provide the patient with the correct type and level of care or to prevent this person coming to harm. To make a successful compensation claim, you must have suffered some form of harm. This could be psychological or physical.

How to prove your compensation claim is valid

When making any personal injury claim, the burden of proof will lay with the claimant. As such, you should always try to work with a solicitor who has the most relevant experience and knowledge to get you the compensation you are entitled to.

Your solicitor will need to show that the healthcare provider responsible for the care, and whom the allegation is being brought against is responsible, in that they owed you a duty of care. Next, you need to show that the person (or person’s) had breached their duty of care, that you were injured in some way. It should be easy for the solicitor to show the nature and extent of the injuries you sustained. It also needs to be shown that this happened as a result of the breach.

In order to prove the conditions above, the solicitor we can provide you will need to show each of these elements. It is usually to show that there is a duty of care owed, that the practitioner or practice owes any patient the same duty of care. Next, your solicitor will need to demonstrate that the treatment you received happened in a negligent way. This means that the care has fallen short of what the patient/ claimant should reasonably have expected. Finally, your solicitor needs to demonstrate that you have suffered. Any claim for damages that you make can also include financial costs that you have experienced. The claim could include costs such as any loss of earnings or income, the cost of subsequent/additional medical treatment and other expenses, such as adaptations to your home, or vehicle.

Compensation claim time limits

Whether for a personal injury, accident, or medical negligence, any compensation claim brought in the UK must be done so within a three-year period of the injury or illness being suffered. There are some conditions where a claimant can make a compensation claim for injuries or illness which occurred longer ago than this. If the results of the injury or illness either did not present or were not diagnosed till years later, this date will act as the start of the claims period. It will be known as the ‘date of discovery’.

In reading our guide below, you can find out more about the process of making a claim and how the solicitors we can provide are best suited to help you with claims in the Exeter area.

How To Choose The Best No Win, No Fee Clinical Negligence Lawyer In Exeter

Compensation claims for a personal injury, such as a case of medical negligence, will typically be able to be concluded in a period of several months. However, they can on occasion, take up to the three-year limit to conclude. With this and the fact that the solicitor will need to read your medical information in detail, you need to work with a solicitor who is experienced, discreet and trustworthy. As such, you should use the best solicitor in Exeter, or covering this area that you can. You will also need to be able to trust their advice and guidance at each step of the way. You need to trust that they are providing you with the information you need, in a way which is clearly put, and easy to understand. Our Exeter clinical negligence claims team can help with this.

Medical Negligence Solicitors Exeter, Reviews

To help you decide which solicitor to work with in your area, you might look at online reviews of different legal firms or individual solicitors. Using search terms such as ‘solicitors Exeter reviews’ you can find solicitors covering your local area who can help you. As with choosing between different products and services, reading different reviews of providers can help you to see which might be best suited to help you, have experience in your claims area, or be able to provide a great service at a competitive cost. When you are reading reviews, make sure to look at their fee structure and see if their service really is no win, no fee. To learn more about how Legal Expert helps claimants, as well as what our fees are, contact our team today.

Will I Need To Use An Exeter Solicitor?

Whilst today many people are used to accessing professional services in a variety of different ways, such as across the internet, or via digital communication tools, people often still think that they need to use a solicitor who is based in the same location as them and that a legal case will require a lot of face-to-face meetings. Today professional solicitors services can often be provided from across the country in a variety of different ways. They can also be done so in a way which feels like the claimant and solicitor are just around the corner from each other. More important than where your solicitor is geographically based is that they have the ability to get you the compensation that you deserve and are entitled to. In fact, many compensation claims can be conducted without any face-to-face contact having to happen.

By working with our medical negligence team, we can provide you with an experienced solicitor who can cover claims in your area, whether it be Exeter or elsewhere. Your claim may need a medical exam to confirm the extent of your injuries, this can be organised within your local area and it is possible to organise home visits.

What Compensation Claims Do We Conduct In This Area?

Our medical and clinical negligence team can provide you with a solicitor who is able to conduct claims against providers and practitioners in the NHS or private sector. They are able to help with claims which could include a very wide range of different illnesses and injury types. They can also help with negligence cases which resulted in everything from more mild and easier to recovery from consequences, through to serious and life-changing incidents.

Below, we explore and look at some common types of clinical negligence, as well as the circumstances which can lead to them. This list is neither comprehensive of the nature, causes, and types of claims that we have handled in the past. However, the list is illustrative of the variety of the claims we can handle. If you need to make a claim, talk to Legal Expert today.

Clinical Negligence In A Hospital

If an NHS or private hospital has provided you with negligent treatment, we are able to provide you with an experienced solicitor who can help you to claim the compensation that you are owed. Hospital negligence cases might involve the provision of treatment in a negligent way leading to the patient becoming sicker, or contracting a secondary illness/ injury. It may also include the lack of correct provision of treatment. At Legal Expert, we are able to provide you with a specialist lawyer or solicitor who specialises in these types of cases and who can help claimants in the Exeter area.

Negligent Treatment By A GP

If you have been treated in a negligent way by your GP, or another member of the medical team at your GP surgery, you may have become iller, or contacted a subsequent condition. Negligence might be caused by the doctor not diagnosing a disease at an early stage, not recommending the correct or necessary treatment or prescribing the wrong medication. The treatment provided will be judged against that which would normally be expected to be provided by the practitioners’ peers.

Cases Of Negligent Dentistry

Cases of negligent dentistry can be brought if the claimant has experienced physical (or mental) pain, and/or suffering as a result of the treatment they received, did not receive, or the way in which the treatment was provided to them. These claims can be brought against any practitioner working in dentistry and against practices (and their staff) working in the NHS and the private sector.

Negligence Cancer Care

Negligence cancer care could lead to the claimant suffering (or have suffered) from very serious consequences. Cancer can be a serious and even life-threatening condition. If it is not diagnosed and treatment started early, a patient’s chances of recovery may be limited. If you have experienced medical negligence whilst being treated for any form of cancer, contact Legal Expert to be provided with a specialist solicitor.

Care Home Negligence Cases

Nursing homes, care homes, and other residential or day-care facilities provide care to people who are often very vulnerable, sick or in need of highly specific care. They may look after the young, handicapped or the elderly. Claims made against these providers can be brought by the person affected, or by someone else acting on their behalf, such as a relative. Legal Expert can provide you with a sensitive solicitor, ready to help you through the claims process.

Childbirth Medical Negligence Claims

Childbirth medical negligence claims can be made for cases where either the child or the mother has been injured or made ill in some way. This could be one or both parties contracting a hospital-borne infection, one or both suffering a broken bone or other physical injuries, or the child suffering from the effects of oxygen deprivation during the delivery. If your child or yourself has suffered an injury or illness due to the way in which your delivery was carried out, the Exeter medical negligence team at Legal Expert can help you to make a compensation claim.

Medical Negligence Claims Against The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Negligent treatment provided by an NHS hospital does, in some cases, lead to people having to make a claim for compensation. Your claim could be made against the NHS trust which is responsible for the care provided by the hospital in question, or other facilities under their management.

In the table below, we have included the number and value of claims made against NHS trusts in this area for the year 2015/16.

Healthcare ProviderClaims Recieved 2015/ 16Number of Incident 2015/ 16Payments Made
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust47*4,280,594

Expert Exeter No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors

If you have been injured, become ill, or otherwise been harmed by a healthcare practitioner and you need to make a claim, you should consider using the no win, no fee medical negligence solicitors we can provide claimants in the Exeter area. Using our services you will not be asked to make any large upfront payments or be sent ongoing charges. No win no fee agreements (under which the fee is only payable after a win) have helped many people up and down the country to claim the compensation they were entitled to when they may otherwise not have been able to. If your claim is not successful, you won’t be left with a big bill to pay and if it is, the fee can be deducted from your award. You can find out more about the process of making a no win no fee claim, and how they work by reading our claims no win no fee guide here.

Speak To Our Team Today

When you are ready to start your compensation claim, talk to Legal Expert. We can provide you with an expert solicitor who is able to cover claims in your area against private or NHS healthcare providers. Our team can give you the information you need to know how to go about making a claim, as well as anything you might need to do before starting your case. You can email us today, call us at the number above, or use our medical negligence online chat. You can also email us at info@legalexpert.co.uk.

Useful Links

Hospital Negligence Claims
Our guide to making a compensation against a hospital includes further information on what negligence in a hospital might include as well as information on how to make these claims.

Healthcare providers

Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital
Barrack Road,
Exeter,
EX2 5DW
Tel: 01392 411611
Web: www.rdehospital.nhs.uk

Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital
Wonford Road,
Exeter,
EX2 4UG
Tel: 01392 276591
Web: www.nuffieldhealth.com/hospitals/exeter

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