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By Meg Swinnerton. Last updated 1st December 2021. In this guide, you will find information on choosing the best team of medical negligence solicitors for the Horsham area. An expert solicitor can help you navigate the process of seeking compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced after clinical negligence.

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If you have suffered medical negligence at a GP surgery, dental practice, hospital or another medical setting, our guide could help.

We’ll provide guidance on the steps you can take to get the compensation that you deserve.

Additionally, we’ll look at the factors you should consider before deciding on a solicitor to ensure you pick the right one for your case.

We will also look at the definition of clinical or medical negligence, some of the circumstances that may lead to it, and some examples of the harm you could sustain.

However, if you require any further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team using the details below:

  • Telephone 0800 073 8804
  • Send us an enquiry using the online contact form
  • Speak with an advisor using the live chat feature below

For More Information Choose A Section Below

  1. What Is A Medical Negligence Claim?
  2. How Can I Find The Best Team Of Medical Negligence Solicitors For Horsham?
  3. What Types Of Claims Can Our Medical Negligence Solicitors For Horsham Conduct?
  4. Statistics For Medical Negligence Claims Against Sussex Community Nhs Foundation Trust
  5. Examples Of Clinical Or Medical Negligence 
  6. What Will My Compensation Package For Clinical Negligence Include?
  7. How No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitor For Horsham
  8. What Are The Next Steps I Need To Take To Put Forward My Clinical Negligence Claim?
  9. Useful Links And Guides

What Is A Medical Negligence Claim?

In each medical negligence claim, you must have evidence that a medically trained professional caused you further or avoidable harm due to providing you with a substandard level of care.

All medical professionals have a duty of care to uphold by taking reasonable steps to prevent you from sustaining harm that could have otherwise been avoided.

The harm could have been caused by an avoidable oversight, accident or mistake. For instance:

  • Misdiagnosing or failing to diagnose a serious condition
  • Surgical errors 
  • Administering the wrong or incorrect dose of medication

This guide will explore further examples of negligence and the types of claims with which we could help.

For more information, continue reading. Alternatively, please speak to a member of our team to discuss the option of one of our medical negligence solicitors for Horsham handling your claim.

What Will I Need To Provide In Support Of My Clinical Negligence Claim?

In order to build a strong claim, you will need to obtain evidence to highlight whether a trained medical professional took reasonable steps to prevent you from sustaining further or avoidable harm. This could include medical records detailing:

  • Treatment you received
  • Any further tests you were referred to
  • Any diagnosis you received

Furthermore, you may be invited to attend a medical assessment that’s completely independently to produce a report on the current state of your injuries.

However, it’s important to be aware that whilst medical evidence is beneficial to your claim, it’s not the only thing that will be considered.

For instance, when looking at whether a trained medical professional failed to provide you with an adequate level of care, the Bolam test may be carried out.

The test involves a panel of medical professionals from a relevant field of medicine assessing your case to determine whether you were given the correct level of care.

The outcome of their assessment will be considered alongside other evidence you provide to assess whether the harm you sustained could have been avoided.

How Can I Find The Best Team Of Medical Negligence Solicitors For Horsham?

All solicitors are regulated by the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority). The SRA will ensure that the solicitors work to a certain standard, complying with all industry rules.

Before choosing a medical negligence solicitor or legal firm to represent your claim, you could search to see if they are registered with the SRA. 

Additionally, you may find it beneficial to check that a solicitor has experience handling claims similar to your own. In order to learn more about the services the solicitor or legal firm offers, you could check reviews. 

Also, you could speak to family and friends to see if they have a recommendation of a solicitor they have previously worked with.

If you’d like to find out more about working with our solicitors, call our team of advisors to learn more about the experience they have. Alternatively, you can check out the reviews left on our page by previous clients.

Is It Important To Choose A Medical Negligence Solicitor In Horsham?

The location of your solicitor is not an important factor to consider. Although you may be concerned about discussing your case with them, this doesn’t need to be done face to face. Instead, you could chat with them using other forms of communication such as a video call or telephone.

Furthermore, it may be more beneficial to ensure your solicitor has experience in medical and clinical negligence.

All of our solicitors have the knowledge required to take you through the process of seeking compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced as a result of medical negligence.

For more information on our medical negligence solicitors for Horsham, call our team on the number at the top of the page.

What Types Of Claims Can Our Medical Negligence Solicitors For Horsham Conduct?

Our team of medical negligence solicitors for Horsham could help you get the compensation you deserve for various types of claims, such as the following:

We have explored some other claims we could help with in more detail in the sections below.

Claiming Against The NHS

Whether you experienced harm in a private or NHS organisation, we could help with your claim. However, it’s important to be aware that the NHS Resolution may be involved in your claim.

They act as a representative on behalf of the NHS organisations in England. However, they aim to ensure that compensation is awarded fairly and that they learn from any mistakes made to ensure they aren’t repeated.

Birth Negligence Claims

Clinical negligence resulting in a birth injury to either mother or child can result in extremely serious consequences.

There are certain risks to childbirth, such as bruises and cuts, that can occur through no fault of anyone else. However, the harm sustained could have been avoided in some cases had the medical professional taken reasonable steps to prevent it.

For example, the mother could experience a perforated bowel during a cesarean section due to the surgeon cutting too deeply. Or, the baby could experience permanent brain damage due to the incorrect use of forceps during childbirth. 

Alternatively, the midwife may have failed to monitor your baby’s oxygen levels leading to them developing cerebral palsy.

Contact our team today if you or your child have experienced any adverse effects of negligent treatment during childbirth.

GP Negligence Claims For Compensation

Often, our GP is the first point of call when seeking medical advice for a condition. Whether for a minor injury or the early stages of an illness, we trust that they will treat us with the expected level of care.

Failing to do so could have serious and lasting consequences on your health. For instance, your doctor may have failed to prescribe you the correct dosage of medication. 

If you have experienced a similar type of GP negligence, please contact our team to see if our medical negligence solicitors for Horsham could help.

Claims For Nursing Home Negligence

Occupants of a nursing home may receive care from a medically trained nurse hired to monitor their medical conditions. For instance, ensuring they get the correct medication and dosage at the correct times.

Failing to do so could end up causing a resident in a care home to sustain further or avoidable harm. Our team has the expertise in handling care home negligence claims, so if you or your loved one has experienced negligent care, get in touch.

Claims For Dental Negligence

Accidents and avoidable errors could happen in a wide range of different dental procedures. For instance, a patient could be left with permanent scarring after they failed to treat an abscess that became infected as a result.

We understand that the visible scarring you may have experienced may have affected your psychological state. In these cases, you could seek compensation for both your physical and psychological injuries.

For more information on dental negligence, call our team on the number at the top of the page. 

Hospital Negligence Claims

There are lots of different ways you may have sustained harm in a hospital. Some of the most common include surgical errors and delays to critical treatment.

If you need to claim against a hospital for negligence, our expert team of medical negligence solicitors for Horsham could help. 

Statistics For Medical Negligence Claims Against Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

The table below includes information on the number of successful clinical claims made against healthcare providers in the Horsham area during 2019/2020.

Additionally, the table also includes the value of compensation paid out during this period. Data is taken from the NHS Resolution Trust and Authority Claims Data 2019/2020.

Healthcare ProviderSuccessful Clinical Claims 2019/2020Total Paid in Damages, NHS and Claimant Legal Costs
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust41£7,631,068
Sussex Community NHS Trust7£339,221
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust6£982,324

Examples Of Clinical Or Medical Negligence

There are various ways someone could be harmed by medical negligence.

For instance, an optometrist may have failed to provide you with the correct standard of care during laser eye surgery.

As a result, you may have sustained further or avoidable harm as a result, such as damage to your tear ducts. In these instances, you may wish to make an optician negligence claim.

On the other hand, you may have received a substandard level of care from your GP. For instance, they may have failed to ensure you received the correct medical advice on looking after your feet to avoid complications after diagnosing you with diabetes.

As a result, you may have experienced a severe blister leading to sepsis and your foot requiring amputation. In these instances, you may wish to pursue a sepsis negligence claim to seek compensation.

The examples we have provided are not conclusive of all the other types of harm you could sustain by a medically trained professional failing to provide you with the correct level of care.

If you’d like to discuss your claim, you can get in touch with our team on the number above. They can assess whether you’re eligible to pursue compensation.

Additionally, if they find your case has a chance of success, they could appoint one of our medical negligence solicitors for Horsham to work with you.

What Will My Compensation Package For Clinical Negligence Include?

Medical negligence compensation claims may comprise general damages which allow you to seek reimbursement for the pain and suffering of your physical and psychological injuries.

In order to accurately calculate how much your claim is worth, consideration may be given to various factors. For instance, the severity of your injury and how badly it may have impacted your quality of life.

Furthermore, the medical evidence or reports you provide in support of your claim may be used to help value your claim. Alongside this, the Judicial College Guidelines may also be used. This is a document often used to help calculate the value of claims.

Additionally, you could be compensated for any past or future monetary losses under special damages. These might include:

  • Loss of earnings if you’ve been unable to work
  • Cost of care for yourself or someone else dependent on you whilst you’re recovering
  • Home adjustments to ensure there is disabled access
  • Medical expenses for prescriptions
  • Travel expenses for taxis or buses getting to and from doctors or solicitors appointments.

As part of the claims process, you will need to provide evidence for any losses of a financial nature. For instance, payslips to prove any lost earnings or receipts for any other expenses.

How No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitor For Horsham

Our medical negligence solicitors for Horsham operate on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning you could avoid the upfront costs often required for a solicitor to start working on your claim. Additionally, if your claim fails, you won’t be asked to pay solicitor fees.

Whilst you do have the option to put forward your claim without legal representation without an initial cost, some costs may incur while your claim is ongoing. For instance, fees for medical evidence or additional reports.

Whereas choosing a solicitor who could represent you under this type of agreement means these costs are included.

If your claim succeeds, you will be required to pay a success fee that will be deducted from your overall compensation package once your claim settles. However, the fee is legally capped and will be brought to your attention by your solicitor.

Most importantly, a solicitor can help you take the necessary steps to get the compensation you deserve. For more information on how you could get in touch with our team, see below.

What Are The Next Steps I Need To Take To Put Forward My Clinical Negligence Claim?

If you’re ready to put forward your compensation claim or want some more information before doing so, our team of advisors could help.

They’re available 24/7, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch on the following:

  • Telephone 0800 073 8804
  • Send us an enquiry using the online contact form
  • Speak with an advisor using the live chat feature below

Useful Links And Guides

See our guide on missed fracture compensation claims.

Our guide on bed or pressure sore compensation claims could help.

For more information on orthopaedic negligence claims.

Visit the Diabetes UK website for further support on dealing with the complications and risks involved with the disease.

See the Care Quality Commission for further guidance on how healthcare providers in England are monitored.

Further Resources

Medical facilities in Horsham

NHS Hospital

Horsham Hospital
Hurst Rd,
Horsham,
Sussex
RH12 2DR
Tel: 01403 227000

Private hospital

Spire Gatwick Park Hospital
Povey Cross Road,
Horley,
Sussex
RH6 0BB
Tel: 01293 785511

GP Surgery

Park Surgery
2 Albion Way,
Horsham,
Sussex,
RH12 1BG
Tel: 0844 815 1511

Dental Practice

The Causeway Dental Practice
8 Causeway,
Horsham,
Sussex,
RH12 1HE
Tel: 01403 252477

We hope you found our guide on finding the best medical negligence solicitors for Horsham. However, if you have any questions, please contact our team of advisors on the number above.

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