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Finding The Best Medical Negligence Solicitors In Halifax

If you have suffered some form of medical negligence, clinical negligence or medical malpractice in the private sector or the NHS the specialist medical negligence team at Legal Expert, as well as the solicitors which we can provide are able to help make a positive difference for you. Our team will discuss the specifics of your medical negligence circumstances and injury before taking the time to find the right solicitor for your needs. Contact our team today on 0800 073 8804 to find out how we can help you and provide solicitors in Halifax.

What is medical negligence? Any medical or healthcare practitioner owes the patients under their care a duty of care. Claims deal with situations in which this duty of care has been breached in some way. A breach needs to be an action or inaction which has directly caused the patient to experience some form of harm. This could be making their health worse in some way, causing pain, or otherwise injuring the person. There are many different ways in which medical negligence can occur and it can happen as a result of a deliberate action or the lack of an action. It can include circumstances such as misdiagnosing a condition or providing the wrong treatment to a person, or errors during surgery.

solicitors in HalifaxMaking a medical negligence claim with us is easy. We can provide you with an expert legal solicitor. In most cases there is a three-year restriction on when a claim can be made, this means that the claim must be made within three years of the injury (or illness) happening, or three years of you learning of the injury or illness or its effects. Even if you learned of the effects of your negligent treatment many years later you will still be able to make a claim for compensation as this will be treated as the ‘date of ‘discovery’ of your injury. The three year claims period will begin at this point. For children, a claim may be made on their behalf at any point until their eighteenth birthday after which they then have a three year period in which to make their claim.

For most medical negligence claims (as well as personal injury claims in general) the solicitor needs to successfully demonstrate three basic components. These are that the defendant (the doctor or another practitioner, etc) owed the claimant a duty of care, secondly that this duty of care was breached in some way, and thirdly that this breach in the duty of care – i.e. the negligent care was the direct cause of the injury or illness.

In the guide below we look at some of the most common types of medical negligence as well as providing some tips on how to find the best solicitor for your claim.

Advice For People Seeking A Solicitor

In most cases, a medical negligence claim may take months or even year to agree a settlement. The most serious claims will often more than a year to complete. Whilst the all solicitors across the country are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority this does not mean that they will offer the same level of service or charge similar fees. Your solicitor needs to be someone who you are able to trust with sensitive information and to successfully conclude your claim. You also need to be able to trust the legal advice that they provide you with.

Are The Best Solicitors Near Me?

Are the best solicitors near me? People often ask this question as they are worried that they should use a solicitor based in their local area to make it more convenient to have face-to-face meetings. However today most claims are conducted without the need for the solicitor and claimant to meet directly, keeping in touch through the phone, post and digital communication channels. The best solicitor for you in the one who has the best experience in successfully settling similar claims for clients, not who is geographically closest to you. No matter where they are based, we will always provide you with the best solicitor for your claim. If you need a medical examination this can be organised closer to you and it may also be possible to organise home visits if necessary for your case.

Comparing Solicitors Using Reviews

One of the most popular ways in which to choose between and product or professional service is to read reviews by other people who have used that service. Whilst comparing solicitors using reviews can be useful, there is often no substitute for contacting the provider directly to discuss your claim. However, you should also understand some of the differences between different solicitors and legal services. Different solicitors will often offer different services and services. Perhaps one of the most important things to compare is their previous track record in securing higher levels of compensation settlements. Remember after using your solicitor, review a solicitor to help others in the future.

Medical Negligence Claims Our Halifax Team Can Help With

We can provide experienced and expert solicitors to people across the country, helping them to get the compensation they deserve with NHS complaints and compensation. Medical negligence is (as we have looked at) a very broad term which can cover a wide range of different conditions circumstances and effects on the patient and their family and friends. In the sections below we look at some of the most common types of medical negligence that we deal with. If your circumstances are not covered, don’t worry. These are just some of the types of claims we can help with and our experienced team is on hand to help you today.

Medical Negligence At Birth

Giving birth can be a very emotional experience. As a patient under either NHS or private care, you are entitled to expect a minimum level of care to be provided to yourself (or partner) and your new child. If the standard of care provided by the midwife or doctor slip, you could find the effects of medical negligence at birth can be devastating on either the mother or the child. We can provide solicitors experience in medical negligence during birth and stillbirth negligence cases to help you through this traumatic time.

Cancer Medical Negligence Claims

Cancer medical negligence claims deal with circumstances in which a patient has suffered as a result of the way in which their cancer treatment has been provided. Cancer is one of the most prevalent diseases in the country and one of the biggest causes of death. As such it should always be treated with the utmost seriousness and as quickly and well as possible. Delays to treatment and the wrong treatment, as well as other types of negligence, can have a dramatic effect on a person’s ability to recover, as well as whether or not they will recover from the disease in the end. You can find out about how to make a claim for negligent cancer treatment by calling Legal Expert today.

When Is A Hospital Negligent?

Whether in the NHS or the private sector, a hospital should always be a safe place for you to go when you are sick or have suffered an injury. Whilst the majority of people will be treated with due care and attention, for some the level of treatment will not be of the expected quality and they will suffer as a result. For some, the consequences of hospital negligence can be life-altering. When is a hospital negligent? Circumstances might include claims for pressure sores, injuries or illness in A&E departments, claims for the contraction of an infection such as MRSA or negligence during surgery, as well as a very wide range of other causes.

Dental Negligence Claims UK

At Legal Expert we can provide solicitors for dental negligence claims UK. Dental negligence claims could include circumstances such as issues with cosmetic dentistry, injuries to your nerves, claims for oral cancers as well as periodontal and restorative dentistry claims and a plethora of other causes. In short, you can make dental negligence claims for any type of negligence or oversight which has led to you suffering a physical injury, or which has harmed your well being in some way, as well as for any financial losses you have also incurred as a result of this.

GP & Doctor Negligence Claims

When you are suffering the initial symptoms of a medical condition or have a minor injury your local doctors’ surgery will often be the first point of contact with health care services. The doctors (also known as a GP or general practitioner), as well as nursing and healthcare staff there, need to be able to correctly diagnose your condition or injury and prescribe the right course of action to take. This could mean prescribing medication, a treatment plan or referring you for further testing or specialist treatment. When this is not the case your injury or illness may get much worse, causing you pain or suffering in some way. Negligence at a GP surgery can have serious consequences. If you have experienced this please contact us as soon a possible.

Care Home Negligence Cases

As either a patient, resident or relative of someone in a care home you need to be able to trust in the body and the staff, and that they will discharge their duties in the most professional way possible. However, sometimes standards do slip and negligence can happen. Claims could be brought against the public or private body responsible for the provision of care, or the person directly responsible for the negligence that you have experienced. In care home negligence cases the solicitors we can provide will assist you in claiming the compensation you deserve.

Statistics For Medical Negligence Claims Against West Calderdale And Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

When you make a medical negligence claim against a hospital, as well as some other facilities, the body with ultimate responsibility (that which owed you a duty of care) could be the NHS Trust or Foundation Trust responsible for the provision of care at this facility. As such the claim will be made against them. In this area, the West Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is the body responsible for hospital care. In the table below, we have included information on the value and number of different claims made against this body.

Healthcare ProviderClaims Recieved 2015/ 16Number of Incident 2015/ 16Payments Made
Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust70*4,515,227

No Win No Fee Negligence Claims

The solicitors that Legal Expert can provide are able to help claimants across the country using what is called a conditional fee agreement. These are more commonly known as no win, no fee agreements. The biggest benefit of making no win, no fee negligence claims is that the solicitor will assume all of the financial risks during your claim. You won’t have to make any upfront payments or pay during the case, and in the event of a win, the fee can be included as part of the settlement. If your claim is not successful, then you won’t have to pay a penny. The solicitor has assumed the risk and they will take the loss rather than passing this on the claimant. We ensure that the solicitor we provide you with won’t charge you any hidden extra fees and that you will be fully aware of their fee structure before you sign the contract to go ahead with your claim.

How To Proceed

No matter whether you are ready to start your claim, or you are looking for further information about how to make a claim and get started, the specialist team at Legal Expert can help you. Before you start using one of the solicitors we can provide, you should make sure that you have all the information you need to make an informed choice. You can learn more by following some of the links from this page to the rest of our site, or by calling us. When you are ready to start your medical negligence compensation claim, call our team, send us an email to info@legalexpert.co.uk or fill in our online claims form.

Helpful Links

NHS Negligence claims
Have you experienced medical negligence whilst under NHS care? If so, you may be able to make a compensation claim. Read this guide to find out more about how we can help you.

Halifax medical practices and facilities

Calderdale Royal Hospital
Salterhebble,
Halifax
HX3 0PW
Tel: 01422 357171
Web: www.cht.nhs.uk/about-us/our-hospitals/calderdale-royal-hospital

Spire Elland Hospital
Elland Ln,
Elland
HX5 9EB
Tel: 01422 324000
Web: www.spirehealthcare.com/spire-elland-hospital

The Boulevard Medical Practice
Savile Park Road,
Halifax
HX1 2ES
Tel: 01422 365533
Web: www.boulevardpractice.co.uk

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