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By Meg Brandel. Last updated 9th December 2021. If you have experienced care that fell below the standard expected, resulting in further or avoidable harm, our guide could help. We aim to inform you of how to find the best medical negligence solicitors for Maidenhead to represent your claim.

Medical negligence solicitors Maidenhead

Before you make an agreement with a solicitor to represent your case, you may benefit from reading the contents of this page.

We aim to answer your question, what is a clinical negligence solicitor? Furthermore, we’ll explore how a solicitor could benefit you and what to consider when finding the right solicitor for your case.

Additionally, we’ll explore what medical negligence means and examples of how you could have been harmed in a medical setting.

For more information, please continue reading. Alternatively, you can use the following details to get in touch with an advisor:

Use The Sections Below To Find Out More Information On Clinical Negligence Solicitors

  1. What Is Medical Or Clinical Negligence?
  2. Did I Receive The Correct Standard Of Care From A Medical Professional?
  3. Information On Finding Medical Negligence Solicitors For Maidenhead 
  4. Different Types Of Claims Our Medical Negligence Solicitors For Maidenhead Could Handle
  5. Statistics for Medical Negligence Claims Against Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  6. What Is Medical Negligence Compensation?
  7. No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors For Maidenhead
  8. Start Your Claim Today
  9. Helpful Links

What Is Medical Or Clinical Negligence?

Medical or clinical negligence occurs when a medical professional who is responsible for caring for the health of a patient, causes further or avoidable harm to the patient instead.

Often, the harm a patient sustains is caused by the medical professional failing to give the correct level of care. As a result, this may lead to an error, accident, oversight or providing insufficient care.

The result of a substandard level of care could cause physical or psychological injuries including the worsening of an existing medical condition and the development of a new condition, that could have been avoided.

Medical Negligence Cases Examples

There are various ways clinical or medical negligence could occur, such as:

  • Medical misdiagnosis or late diagnosis of a medical condition: For instance, attending the hospital with a fractured foot and due to the incorrect diagnosis of a sprain, you suffered further harm in the form of a permanent deformity.
  • Accidents and errors during surgery: For instance, a never event involving the surgeon operating on the wrong part of your body.
  • Wrongly administered drugs and medication: For instance, a doctor prescribing a child with an adult dosage that leads to them sustaining harm from an overdose.

An experienced clinical negligence lawyer should be familiar with various types of negligence that occurred both in NHS facilities and private institutions.

Our medical negligence solicitors for Maidenhead have the experience to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.

Will Evidence Help To Support My Claim?

In order to build a strong medical negligence claim, it’s important that you gather relevant evidence to support your case.

Medical evidence in the form of doctor or hospital records could highlight whether the level of care you received was correct. Essentially, you would need to show that the medical professional responsible for your care took reasonable steps to stop you from experiencing harm that could have been avoided.

Depending on the negligence, the evidence might include:

  • Prescriptions
  • Referral letters
  • Treatment plans
  • Records of the diagnosis you received

However, you may also be required to attend an additional medical exam to produce a report outlining the full extent of the harm you experienced. This is particularly useful if you’re claiming a while after the incident occurred.

We understand it may seem complex. For that reason, a solicitor could help take you through the different stages of your claim. Additionally, they could arrange the medical exam for you to attend locally no matter where they are in the country.

For further enquiries about our solicitors and how they can help you in your claim, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.

Did I Receive The Correct Standard Of Care From A Medical Professional?

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulates the health and social care providers in England.

Additionally, they provide guidance on the fundamental standards a patient should expect when receiving care.

For instance, each establishment providing care must:

  • Give you care and treatment that’s tailored to your needs
  • Treat you with dignity and respect
  • Get your consent before giving you any treatment or care
  • Provide care or treatment that’s safe and doesn’t put you at risk of avoidable harm
  • Safeguard you from abuse, such as neglect or degrading treatment
  • Ensure the premises where you receive care and the equipment used is clean and suitable
  • Provide you with an avenue to complain about the care or treatment you received
  • Ensure the staff working in the healthcare establishment are qualified, competent and experienced and can provide care appropriate to their role.
  • Uphold their duty of candour to be open and honest about your treatment and care including whether something has gone wrong

If you have experienced care that has fallen below the fundamental standard expected, please get in touch with our team.

An advisor can discuss your claim in more detail and connect you with one of our medical negligence solicitors for Maidenhead if they feel you have a valid case.

Information On Finding Medical Negligence Solicitors For Maidenhead

While you are asking around for solicitor quotes, you could ask each legal firm the following three questions to see if they are suitable to take on your claim:

  1. Do you operate on a No Win No Fee basis?
  2. Can you arrange for me to attend a local medical examination?
  3. Do you have experience handling medical negligence claims?

All of our solicitors meet the above criteria and could help you seek the compensation you deserve.

However, we understand you may wish to find out more about the services our solicitors offer. If so, get in touch using the number above to seek further guidance from an advisor.

Alternatively, see the sections below for tips on finding the best clinical negligence solicitors for your claim.

Should I Hire Medical Negligence Solicitors In Maidenhead?

There really is no advantage in dealing with a local legal firm. More important than a solicitor’s location is how experienced they are in handling clinical negligence claims.

If you’re concerned about how you’re going to keep in contact with your solicitor if they’re unable to meet face to face, there are other ways to discuss your claim.

For instance, you can always use email or telephone to keep in touch with your legal team.

Check Out Medical Negligence Reviews Of Solicitors

A solicitor review site is a good source of initial information about legal firms as they could highlight whether the services they offer are useful to you.

Additionally, you can use the information to make a list of potential candidates before choosing the best medical negligence solicitors for Maidenhead.

Furthermore, you could ask family or friends for recommendations.

If you wish to find out more about the services our solicitors offer, you can see the reviews left on our page by previous clients.

Different Types Of Claims Our Medical Negligence Solicitors For Maidenhead Could Handle

Our team of clinical negligence lawyers have plenty of experience handling claims similar to your own.

We have detailed the claims we could handle in the subsections below. However, please give us a call if your case doesn’t fit one of these common types.

Medical Negligence Claims For Cancer

A clinical negligence claim for cancer could be made for a delayed diagnosis. For example, if your GP suspects that you have cancer, they could arrange an urgent referral for you to have further tests.

However, if this referral is unreasonably delayed and your cancer progresses to a later stage as a result, you may wish to seek compensation for the further harm you’ve sustained.

Additionally, you could make a claim for cancer misdiagnosis or if you received incorrect treatment.

Birth Negligence Claims

Negligence that occurs during birth could injure both the mother and baby. The mother could receive injuries ranging from cuts and bruises to a broken pelvis due to the incorrect use of forceps.

Additionally, the midwife could fail to monitor the oxygen levels of the baby causing them permanent brain damage due to oxygen starvation.

Alternatively, a scan you had while you were pregnant may have been interpreted incorrectly and led to you experiencing a stillbirth.

In this instance, the incident could have been avoided had the scan been correctly interpreted, in which case you may wish to make a stillbirth negligence claim.

If you are a family that has suffered a birth injury, our medical negligence solicitors for Maidenhead could help you claim compensation.

GP Negligence Claims

We often seek medical advice from our GP when we experience signs and symptoms of medical conditions. They have a responsibility to take reasonable steps to ensure you receive the correct diagnosis and treatment.

However, this isn’t always the case. For instance, you may visit your GP with symptoms that they are unable to diagnose without referring you for further tests. If they fail to do so, you could end up experiencing further harm.

If you have experienced something similar, please get in touch to discuss the specifics of your GP negligence claim with our team.

Care Home Negligence Compensation

There are many ways medically trained staff in a nursing home may fail to provide adequate care.

In cases where they fail to uphold the responsibility to correctly care for their patients, it could lead to residents coming to harm.

For instance, if a nurse has failed to give a patient their medication or the correct dosage of their medication.

If you or a family member has suffered harm in an incident of medical negligence at a nursing home, we could help you when suing for care home negligence.

Dental Medical Negligence Claim

Dental negligence may include when a dental professional makes an avoidable mistake during a dental procedure.

If the avoidable mistake results in harm, such as damage to the nerves in the mouth, you may wish to seek compensation.

Our medical negligence solicitors for Maidenhead could help you make a dental negligence claim for both the physical and psychological damage.

Hospital Negligence Claims

All of our hospital negligence lawyers are experienced in helping claimants with seeking compensation for incidents of medical negligence that occurred in both NHS and private hospitals.

For example, you may have developed an infection in your leg that led to sepsis after surgery due to receiving incorrect post-operative care. If so, you may wish to claim compensation for medical negligence for sepsis.

Additionally, other examples of negligence in a hospital might include:

  • A patient being given the wrong medication
  • Unreasonable delays in treatment that affected a patient’s recovery.

For more information, please get in touch with our team on the number above.

Clinical Negligence Claims Statistics For NHS Foundation Trusts

The table below shows the data for Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust with regard to the number of negligence claims and total damages paid.

We have used figures from the NHS Resolution’s Trust and Authority Claims Data 2019/2020.

NHS TrustClinical Claims Made
2019/2020
Total Value Of Payments Made 2019/2020
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust6945,993

Clinical Negligence And Compensation

All successful claims will result in general damages being awarded. This is the part of your claim which compensate you for your injuries, both physical and psychological.

However, clinical negligence claim amounts vary on a case by case basis as they are calculated using specific factors unique to your case. For instance, the severity of the harm you sustained and the extent to which it affects your quality of life can impact potential compensation.

These factors may be determined using any medical evidence provided in support of your claim. In addition, the medical exam you may attend produces a report providing details on the nature of your condition which may also be considered when valuing your claim.

Also, a document called the Judicial College Guidelines is often used to help calculate how much claims are worth.

As well as seeking compensation for your injuries, you could seek reimbursement for any past or future financial losses incurred. For instance, if you’ve been unable to work and have experienced a loss of earnings, you could recover these.

However, as part of the claims process, you must provide evidence in the form of receipts and payslips, for example.

For more information on what your overall settlement may comprise, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.

No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors For Maidenhead

If you have concerns about the cost of legal representation, you may wish to consider the option of a No Win No Fee agreement.

This allows you to avoid upfront costs often needed for a solicitor to start work on your claim. In addition, you could avoid costs that may incur while your claim is ongoing, such as medical fees.

Furthermore, if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t be asked to pay solicitor fees.

If your claim is successful, you’ll need to pay a fee that’s deductible from your compensation package once your claim has settled. However, you will be made aware of the fee before beginning your claim with your solicitor.

This type of agreement can be used for various types of claims, including a dental negligence claim or childbirth negligence claims. Furthermore, all of our medical negligence solicitors for Maidenhead work on this basis.

If you wish to work with one of our solicitors to get the compensation you deserve, please see below for how to contact our team.

Start Your Claim Today

If you would like to learn more about starting your medical negligence claim, get in touch with our team for free legal advice on the following:

Helpful Links

See our guide on paralysis medical negligence claims if you or someone you know has experienced something similar.

For more information on NHS negligence claims, see our guide.

Visit our guide on first aid negligence claims to find out the steps you could take.

The NHS Resolution’s Annual Report Statistics shows the cost of clinical negligence claims against the NHS.

If you’re unhappy with the outcome of a complaint you’ve made about an NHS healthcare provider, visit the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman to see how they could help.

Further Useful Medical Negligence Guides

Local Maidenhead Medical Centres

St Mark’s Hospital

St Mark’s Road

Maidenhead

SL6 6DU

Tel: 01628 632012

Spire Thames Valley Hospital

Wexham Street

Wexham

Bucks

SL3 6NH

Tel: 01753 468 331

Wilderness Medical Centre

8 Cookham Road

Maidenhead

Berkshire

SL6 8AJ

Tel: 01628 620 458

Portman Dental & Implant Clinic

St Mary’s Walk

Maidenhead

England

SL6 1QZ

Tel: 01628 674374

Thank you for reading our guide exploring how to find the best team of medical negligence solicitors for the Maidenhead area to help you seek compensation.

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