London Medical Negligence Solicitors
Medical negligence is ineffective or substandard care on the part of a medical professional, which results in an injury being caused to the patient, or which makes an existing medical injury or condition worse. Some common forms of medical negligence include: medical mistakes, surgical mistakes, misdiagnosis or incorrect treatment. If a patient receives substandard treatment resulting in injury, or the worsening of an existing medical condition, then they have a right to make a medical negligence claim for compensation, from the healthcare provider. In the UK, this is often NHS medical negligence, as the National Health Service is the largest and most widely used healthcare provider.
Do you think you may be owed medical negligence compensation? To win this type of claim, you must be able to prove the following:
1). That you the Claimant (in this case the patient) was owed a duty of care by the Defendant (medical institution such as doctor’s surgery or hospital where you received treatment)
2). That the Defendant acted negligently, which breached the duty of care they owed you
3). That this breach was an avoidable accident that caused your injury or illness or worsened an existing condition.
Medical negligence claims have a time limit of three years after the injury has taken place, or the Claimant realises that they have been injured. This time limit can be extended in certain special circumstances. Therefore, it is essential that if you believe you can make a legitimate medical negligence claim, you make sure that you do so at the earliest possible opportunity.
How to Choose the Best Medical Negligence Solicitors
If you wish to make a medical negligence claim it is essential that you choose the best medical negligence solicitor to handle your case. We are Legal Expert, a legal advisory service that can provide you with the best legal team to handle your case. Our solicitors have thirty years of experience helping personal injury claimants across the country. They treat each claim on a case-by-case basis and can get the medical negligence compensation that you are owed.
Should you find Reviews of Medical Negligence Solicitors?
When people are making a medical negligence claim, in London or elsewhere, they often look to find reviews of different solicitors firms in their local area. This can be a great way gauge from the experiences of other Claimants. You may also wish to ask friends or family members who have been through similar experiences if they would recommend the solicitor they used. However, using a trusted legal advisory service, like Legal Expert can help you find the right clinical negligence solicitor for your case.
Do I Need to use a Clinical Negligence Solicitor Near Me?
No. Whilst we have created this guide with people making medical negligence claims in London, in this modern world location shouldn’t restrict you from finding the right solicitor for your case. With phone, email, and video messaging services like Skype, you can use a clinical negligence solicitor who is close to you or one anywhere else in the country.
What Compensation Claims Do Our London Medical Negligence Team Handle?
The type of injury you sustained, does not limit whether or not you can make a medical negligence claim. You can make a medical negligence claim for any type of medical negligence that resulted in an injury, or the worsening of an existing injury or medical condition. Wherever you are based, get in contact with Legal Expert today, to speak to one of our friendly advisors, who can estimate whether or not you may have a legitimate claim.
Medical Negligence Statistics For Hospitals In The Greater London Area
Below is a table with data for medical negligence statistics covering the period 2015/16. The table shows the number of incidents and claims received in the London area, as well as payments made in that period. The table included information on the main hospitals and NHS care trusts in London.
|Healthcare Provider||Claims Recieved 2015/ 16||Number of Incident 2015/ 16||Payments Made|
|Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust||16||*||422,893|
|Central London Community Healthcare||10||0||133,048|
|East London NHS Foundation Trust||*||0||911,260|
|London Ambulance Service NHS Trust||12||*||1,365,584|
|North East London NHS Foundation Trust||16||*||224,207|
|Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust||103||10||11,880,765|
|South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust||9||0||46,000|
|South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust||0||0||-104,800|
|The London North West Health Care NHS Trust||78||8||9,532,968|
|University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||56||*||5,352,849|
|West London Mental Health NHS Trust||*||*||150,280|
Here are some of the medical injuries and conditions, our solicitors have experience of making NHS medical negligence claims, and private doctor’s surgery or hospital medical negligence claims.
Medical Negligence Compensation Claims
Have you been a victim of medical negligence in London, also known as clinical negligence? If you experienced substandard treatment at the hands of a healthcare professional or institution, which resulted in an injury, or the worsening of an existing medical condition, then you could be entitled to claim thousands of pounds in compensation. Below is a list of the types of medical negligence claims that we cover.
Hospital Negligence Claims
Have you experienced medical negligence in a hospital, such as the Royal Free Hospital, or Chelsea and Westminster Hospital? The solicitors we can provide are able to cover medical negligence claims against London hospitals, including NHS medical negligence in an NHS hospital and private sector clinics.
GP Negligence Compensation Claims
Did you experience medical negligence in a GP’s office, also known as a doctor’s surgery in London? The solicitors that we can provide, are able to cover medical negligence claims against your local doctor’s surgeries or GP, including medical negligence claims against NHS and private practices.
Dental Negligence Claims
Have you experienced dental medical negligence, in either an NHS or private dental practice? Whether you were mistreated, intentionally or not whilst undergoing medical or cosmetic dentistry, the solicitors we can provide, can help you claim compensation.
Nursing Home and Care Home Negligence Claims
Have you experienced medical negligence in a care home or nursing home, in London or elsewhere? Perhaps you wish to claim on behalf of an elderly, or vulnerable next of kin relative, who was neglected, abused or taken advantage of in a care home. We can refer you to a solicitor, who can help you claim compensation from a care home. You can also claim on behalf of someone who is now deceased, or does not have the mental capacity to claim for themselves if you are their next of kin.
There are also some serious medical conditions where medical negligence can occur. You may wish to make a medical negligence claim for malpractice suffered when being treated for these issues. We will now look at some of these issues in detail.
Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
If you have, or are currently suffering from cancer and were initially misdiagnosed by your doctor, you can make a medical negligence claim. This is especially true if your misdiagnosis delayed you getting the treatment you needed for cancer, as it is well known that the earlier cancer is caught, the easier it can be to treat. For some, it can be the difference between life and death. If your next of kin died of cancer and their treatment was delayed or made worse by a misdiagnosis, you can now make a medical negligence claim on their behalf. We can put you in touch with a clinical negligence solicitor who can help you make your medical negligence claim.
Compensation Claims For Birth Injury Medical Negligence
Birth injuries are highly traumatic to experience and can cause significant harm to the mother, or the fetus. Whilst some birth injuries are unavoidable, other birth injuries can be caused by negligence on the part of a doctor, nurse or midwife during childbirth. Birth injury accidents that can affect the child include the transmission of infections and hypoxia where the baby is denied oxygen at birth, which can result in conditions such as cerebral palsy. Bone fractures or breakages are another birth injury that can affect the child. There can also be injuries that affect the mother. In extreme cases, birth injury medical negligence can cause the death of the child or the mother. Legal Expert can provide you with a specialist solicitor, who can help you make a birth injury medical negligence claim. Whether it was NHS medical negligence or medical negligence in a private hospital, we can help you.
No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors Covering London
If you (or in special circumstances your next of kin), experienced ineffective medical treatment at the hands of a medical professional or institution, in London or elsewhere, then you could be entitled to make a medical negligence claim. This includes suing for NHS medical negligence, or negligence in the private healthcare sector. Many of our specialist solicitors offer a Conditional Fee Arrangement (CFA), more widely known as a no win no fee service. This means that you only pay your legal fees if your medical negligence claim is successful. This removes the initial barriers, financial risk, and stress that put many people off making a medical negligence claim.
See if you can make a valid medical negligence claim and begin your process today. Call Legal Expert today to speak to one of our friendly advisors.
How to make a Medical Negligence Claim
Legal Expert is a trusted legal advisory service, which works with some of the countries top personal injury solicitors (some of which have over 30 years of experience), to help victims claim the compensation they are entitled to.
If you think you have a legitimate medical negligence claim, call Legal Expert today on 0800 073 8804 to speak to an understanding advisor. We will be with you every step of the way, throughout the medical negligence claim process. We will review your case and provide you with a personal injury lawyer, who can help you claim the compensation you deserve.
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