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Lytham St Annes Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee Claims Guide

If you have been harmed by medical negligence in Lytham St Annes, or you are a Lytham St Anne’s resident who has been involved in an incident of medical negligence which resulted in you becoming injured, ill, or worsened an existing medical condition that you already suffer from, then you could potentially be entitled to claim compensation for medical negligence for the damage and harm caused to you.

You can trust Legal Expert to provide you with an excellent medical negligence solicitor covering Lytham St Annes and the wider surrounding area, to represent you through your medical negligence compensation claim. Whether you wish to claim compensation for any sort of medical negligence case, including a hospital acquired infection which was caused by medical malpractice, a medical negligence cancer misdiagnosis, a case of negligence during birth, claiming a dental negligence award, a GP negligence claim, or you wish to claim compensation for any other sort of medical negligence, we could help you. We will make sure that the solicitor we provide you with has experience that is relevant to your case. Our panel of personal injury solicitors have up to 30 years of experience, so you’re bound to be in safe hands. What’s more, they will always push to get you in maximum amount of compensation that you are owed.

If you believe you have a legitimate medical negligence injury claim to make, call Legal Expert today on 0800 073 8804 to check if you are entitled to claim. One of our friendly but informed advisors will offer solicitor advice and can also estimate how much money you could claim, and we will provide you with an excellent clinical negligence claims solicitor that covers the Lytham St Annes area, who will start working on your claim right away.

Although Legal Expert is not based in Lytham St Anne’s we can provide medical negligence solicitors nationwide, so if you are based somewhere else in Great Britain, we can still provide you with an excellent medical negligence solicitor to handle your claim. Contact us to begin your claim today, or see our making a medical negligence claim guide for more information.

Clinical Negligence Explained

Before we begin, let’s define medical negligence, which is also called clinical negligence or medical malpractice. The medical practitioner in question can be a doctor, nurse, dentist, radiographer or any other sort of medical professional,

Medical negligence solicitors Lytham St Anne's

Medical negligence solicitors Lytham St Anne’s

To put it in simple terms, medical negligence can be when a patient is given substandard care by a medical practitioner who is treating them. Medical practitioners have a duty of care towards their patients so if they act negligently, this violates the duty of care and means that they could be held legally liable for any injuries caused. If the substandard care results in an avoidable accident in which the patient becomes unwell, injured, or which a medical condition worsens that they already suffer from, then the patient has a right to make a medical negligence claim for compensation. In extreme cases, such as a case of gross negligence, this can result in the medical practitioner also losing their license.

Examples of medical negligence can include a doctor prescribing the wrong medication, a GP failing to spot the signs of a serious illness and failing to refer the patient for further testing, or negligence during a critical time such as childbirth, which results in birth injuries that harm the child or the mother. In order to be successful in medical negligence compensation claim, your solicitor should provide evidence that you were owed a duty of care by the practitioner or medical institution that treated you, as a patient, that they violated the duty of care by an act of negligence and finally, that this negligence led to an avoidable accident which caused you an illness, injury, or led to an existing medical condition being worsened.

If you are thinking of claiming compensation for medical negligence in Lytham St Annes, you will usually have three years from the time the incident of medical negligence took place, or you realised that you have been harmed, in which to begin your compensation claim. There are exceptions to this rule, for example if you were injured as a child, you will usually have three years after your 18th birthday in which to claim compensation. If you fall outside the three year statute of limitations, call Legal Expert today to see if you are entitled to claim compensation.

How To Choose A Specialist Clinical Negligence Solicitor

Choosing the right personal injury law firm to handle your compensation claim can be a daunting experience. For example, many people wonder how to find out if a solicitor specialises in compensation claims like yours, or if their previous clients are satisfied with the service that they received. What’s more, you may be anxious about your solicitors location.

You can find solicitor information by speaking to friends who have made a personal injury claim and asking them to share medical negligence claims advice. Alternatively, take advantage of the free medical negligence personal injury claims consultation that Legal Expert offers. An advisor can listen in depth to your experience, then we will provide you with a solicitor to work on your medical negligence case that specialises in injuries like yours, with the right professional experience to get you the maximum amount of compensation that you are owed.

Does Your Solicitor Have To Be Based In Lytham St Anne’s?

It’s understandable that if you live in Lytham St Annes you may think that using a Lytham St Annes based medical negligence solicitor, or a solicitor based in the Lancashire area, may be the only option for making a medical negligence claim. We also understand that it can feel more convenient to use a solicitor near you.

However, we also stress to our clients that if there is a solicitor based elsewhere in the country that has the right specialist experience to handle your claim, we would recommend you choose specialism over location. Some clients worry that if they are assigned a medical negligence solicitor that is further afield to where they are based that it may be difficult to stay in regular communication with them. However, in this day and age, most personal injury solicitors are used to working remotely with clients and will keep in regular contact with you via telephone, email or other communications services such as the post.

Of course, if you make a medical negligence claim, you will first need to see a physician to undergo a medical assessment. The physician will then produce a medical report which defines the injuries that you have suffered due to the clinical negligence in Lytham St Anne’s. This of course has to be done in person, and we will arrange for you to have your medical assessment done locally at a time which is convenient for you. Those closest may be physicians such as;

Vikesh Kashyap
Unicorn House
141 Mowbray Drive
Blackpool
FY3 7UN

Saleh Al-Ali
Mowbray Drive
Blackpool
FY3 7UN

Why Consult Personal Injury Solicitor Reviews?

If you have been injured, made ill, or had an existing medical condition worsened because of medical negligence, then you may wish to consult personal injury solicitor reviews online, before you decide whether or not to use a certain law firm. Reading online reviews of solicitors can help you to decide whether or not a firm is right to handle your claim and help you gain insight into whether their former clients were satisfied with the service that they received. To find online reviews of solicitors near you type terms like “NHS compensation claims UK”, “review my solicitor” and “solicitor info” into the search bar of an online search engine like Google or Bing.

Alternatively, take advantage of Legal Expert’s free medical negligence claims consultation. Call us today and we will make sure that you are provided with a solicitor that has the right experience and expertise to handle your clinical negligence claim.

What Clinical Negligence Compensation Claims Can Legal Expert Handle?

At Legal Expert we deal with all sorts of medical negligence cases. If an incident of medical negligence has caused you to to become so injured or ill that you had to take three or more days off work, or it had an equivalent effect on you, we can help you claim compensation. Common medical negligence claims that we frequently handle include:

  • Claims for medical negligence involving autism,
  • Claims involving nursing home negligence
  • Care home negligence,
  • Negligence during birth,
  • Dental negligence awards for injuries,
  • GP and GP surgery negligence claims
  • Medical negligence involving a cancer misdiagnosis.

If you have experienced any sort of medical negligence that then resulted in you becoming harmed, remember that Legal Expert can help you to claim compensation for your injuries. Call us to speak to one of our advisors about making a personal injury claim today.

We will now look at some forms of medical negligence claims that we frequently handle, in more detail.

Medical Negligence Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

As we are all familiar with, cancer can often be a very serious illness or disease. It is also something which is called a time-bound disease. What this means is that it worsens and becomes more difficult to treat over a period of time. In some cases, how quickly a disease such as cancer is diagnosed and subsequently treated can make the difference as to whether or not the patient then survives the disease.

If you have been unfortunate enough to have your cancer (whatever form of cancer it is) worsened due to the misdiagnosis of cancer, speak to Legal Expert today about making a cancer negligence claim.

If you have, sadly, lost a close relative because of cancer negligence in the last three years then you can also make a cancer negligence or malpractice claim on their behalf. Call Legal Expert today, to enquire about finding a solicitor today to handle your cancer negligence claim.

Claims For Negligence At Birth

If you or your child experienced negligence during giving birth on the part of a doctor, midwife, nurse or any other medical practitioner who was treating you, you could be entitled to claim compensation. In the most serious of cases this could be awarded to provide life long care for the mother or the child.

Negligence at birth, or during pregnancy, can cause birth injuries that can harm the mother or the child. Examples of negligence at birth include:

  • Medical malpractice in a hospital leading to an acquired infection during or after giving birth,
  • Doctors or specialist consultants, failing to spot signs of distress in the foetus
  • Delivery medical staff using the wrong tools which can lead to fractured or broken bones at birth. This can sometimes cause lifelong disabilities.

If you or your child has been injured because of negligence at birth at a hospital in Lytham St Annes or the surrounding areas, call Legal Expert today to see if you are entitled to claim compensation.

Claims For Negligence By A GP

Our GPs are our first port of call to provide general healthcare for our families. It is also the responsibility of a GP to refer a patient to a specialist for further testing or treatment, if the patient is showing the signs of a serious medical condition. Unfortunately, GP malpractice does sometimes occur, which leads to the patient becoming injured, ill or their medical condition going untreated and therefore worsening.

For example; a GP may prescribe the wrong dosage of medication to a patient, resulting in them suffering an overdose, or it may be a doctor failing to spot the signs of a serious illness, which can sometimes result in it going untreated and worsening to the point where the patient is critically ill. If you have experienced GP malpractice, which resulted in you becoming injured, ill, or which worsened your existing condition, call Legal Expert today to see if you are entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.

Claim For Nursing Home Negligence

Care homes and nursing homes play an essential role providing residential care for some of the most vulnerable people in society, including people who are living with dementia, severe autism, debilitating disabilities and the elderly. If you, or a vulnerable next of kin has experienced nursing home negligence which led to harm, then you could be entitled to claim compensation for nursing home negligence. This could include not being given the right medication, abuse, neglect of one’s personal care, or medical negligence involving a patient with severe autism which caused them additional mental distress, among other problems. The claim could be made on behalf of yourself, or a vulnerable next of kin who is unable to claim for themselves (for example someone who is mentally incapacitated). If you do the latter, the money awarded in compensation will go towards guaranteeing a good quality of life and the best possible care for the subject of your claim, going forwards. Please be aware the nursing home negligence statute of limitations is three years.

Dental Negligence Awards

Have you been injured, or had an existing condition made worse because of dental negligence? Then you could claim a dental negligence award to compensate you for your injuries. Whether you were undergoing orthodontist treatment, cosmetic dentistry or medical dentistry, if you were injured because of negligence, you may be able claim a dental negligence award to compensate you.

Call Legal Expert today to see if you are entitled to claim dental negligence compensation for your injuries.

Private Hospital Or NHS Compensation Claims UK

If you have experienced clinical negligence at a private hospital or at an NHS hospital, which resulted in you becoming injured, ill, or worsened the medical condition that you were being treated for, call Legal Expert today to see if you are entitled to claim compensation.

Whether you experienced medical malpractice which resulted in you contracting an illness such as a hospital acquired infection, experienced a surgical error or had a misdiagnosis of your injuries, you could be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering that resulted from your injuries. Call now to see if you are entitled to claim.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Compensation Claim Figures

Healthcare Service ProviderClaims Received in 2015/ 2016Total Number Of Negligent IncidentsValue Of Claims Paid
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust1041089,694,723

No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Claims

At Legal Expert, we offer all of our clients the option to make a no win no fee medical negligence claim if their claim is valid. What does this mean? A no win no fee solicitor will offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), this means that you will only pay your solicitors fee on the condition that you win your compensation claim. Of course, Legal Expert only takes on claims that we know we can win, but we find that making a no win no fee medical negligence claim is the less stressful option for many of our clients because there is no financial risk involved. For more information read our online guide to no win no fee solicitors for negligence. Alternatively to start your no win no fee medical negligence claim right away, call us today to inquire about using a no win no fee solicitor to represent your medical negligence claim.

Speak To Legal Expert Today

So if after reading this compensation claims in Lytham St Annes guide, you believe that you are entitled to claim medical negligence compensation, call Legal Expert today. We can provide you with an excellent medical negligence solicitor covering Lytham St Annes, to handle your medical negligence claim. You will also have the option to make a no win no fee medical negligence claim, so there is no financial risk to you. To get started on your NHS compensation claim or private hospital compensation claim, call Legal Expert today to see how much damages you could claim. If you have legitimate grounds for compensation, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor to represent you in your claim. Call today to make your personal injury claim. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Useful Links

Medical Negligence Claims: How Much Compensation Can I Claim?
What is a medical negligence claim? What is medical negligence, and how much can the victims of this type of accident claim compensation for? Find out in this article.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Birth Injury?
Birth injuries might cause a range of different types of injury to a mother or to the newborn child. Learn more about them in this article.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Misdiagnosis?
The misdiagnosis of an illness can cause serious ramifications for victims. Read this article to find out how we can help.

NHS Hospital:
Clifton Hospital
Pershore Rd,
Lytham Saint Annes
FY8 1PB
Tel: 01253 956204
Web: www.bfwh.nhs.uk/hospitals/clifton

Private Hospital:
Flyde Coast Hospital
St Walburgas Road
Blackpool
Lancashire
FY3 8BP
Tel: 01253 923 236
Web: www.spirehealthcare.com/spire-fylde-coast-hospital

GP Surgery:
Clifton Medical Practice
St. Annes Health Centre
Lytham St Annes
Lancashire FY8 2EP
Tel: 01253 955 688
web: www.cliftonmedicalpracticestannes.nhs.uk

Edited by Melissa.

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