Maidstone Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee

By Meg Perry. Last updated 9th December 2021. In this guide, we aim to help you choose the best medical negligence solicitors for Maidstone to represent your claim.

Medical negligence solicitors Maidstone

If you have sustained further or avoidable harm after receiving care from a trained medical professional that falls below the expected standard, our guide could help.

We’ll explore different examples of medical negligence to highlight how someone could receive the incorrect level of care.

Additionally, we’ll look at the compensation you may be able to seek as part of the claims process.

Furthermore, we’ll explore the evidence you may need to provide in support of your claim.

Most importantly, we’ll provide information on the factors you may wish to consider when choosing the best solicitor to take on your case.

However, if you have any questions about anything in our guide, please don’t hesitate to contact us on the details below:

  • Telephone number – 0800 073 8804
  • Fill out the contact form
  • Speak with an advisor for instant advice via live chat at the bottom of the page

Select A Section Below To Find Out More About Choosing The Best Medical Negligence Solicitors For Maidstone

  1. Clinical vs Medical Negligence
  2. What Steps Can I Take To Make A Successful Clinical Claim?
  3. How Do You Find The Best Medical Negligence Solicitors For The Maidstone Area?
  4. What Claims Can Our Medical Negligence Solicitors For Maidstone Handle?
  5. Clinical Negligence Compensation Calculator
  6. Medical Negligence Claims Against Healthcare Providers In The Maidstone Area
  7. What Are No Win No Fee Clinical Negligence Lawyers?
  8. Contact Legal Expert Today To Find A Team Of Medical Negligence Solicitors For Maidstone
  9. Additional Links And Further Guidance

Clinical vs Medical Negligence

We often trust medical professionals to uphold their responsibility to treat us with the minimum standard of care expected, whether it’s a dentist, GP or surgeon.

However, sometimes care can fall below the expected standard resulting in patients suffering further or avoidable harm.

For example, if you developed a severe infection due to the surgeon leaving surgical pads in you.

If you or someone you know has experienced a similar type of negligence, you may wish to take action by seeking compensation for the harm sustained.

Furthermore, you may wish to seek legal representation to help you with your claim. If so, our expert team of medical negligence solicitors for Maidstone could help.

For more information on working with our solicitors, call our team on the number above. An advisor could confirm whether you’re eligible to claim and connect you with one of our solicitors.

Are There Any Time Constraints To Submit My Medical Negligence Claim?

Medical negligence compensation guidelines permit people to claim within three years.

The time limit may either start from the date the incident occurred or the date you were made aware of someone else’s failings causing or contributing to the incident in which you sustained harm.

However, as per the Limitation Act 1980, there are exceptions that may apply in certain circumstances. For instance, for those under the age of 18 or anyone who lacks the mental capacity to claim themselves.

Please get in touch with our team for more information on these exceptions.

What Steps Can I Take To Make A Successful Clinical Claim?

An important step you could take to ensure you submit a strong claim is gathering relevant evidence to highlight whether negligence occurred.

Medical records could help to highlight whether the medical professional responsible for your care took reasonable steps to prevent you from sustaining avoidable harm. This could include:

  • Prescriptions to highlight whether you were given the correct medication and dosage
  • Treatment plans to show whether you were given the correct treatment
  • Hospital or doctor records highlighting whether you received the correct diagnosis

Although this type of evidence is beneficial, it’s not the only thing that will be considered when assessing your claim. The Bolam test, involving a group of medical peers all trained in a relevant area of medicine, may be used to determine whether the correct level of care was given.

If you’re unsure how to gather this type of evidence, one of our medical negligence solicitors for Maidstone could help. Contact our team for further guidance.

How Do You Find The Best Medical Negligence Solicitors For The Maidstone Area?

There are many different ways to find a solicitor to help you with medical negligence. For instance, you may find it beneficial to check reviews or ask family and friends for recommendations.

In the sections below, we have explored some factors you may wish to consider when looking for a solicitor that’s right for you.

Is It Better To Choose Medical Negligence Solicitors In Maidstone?

If you’re looking to use local medical negligence solicitors in Maidstone because you feel it’s more convenient, it may not always be the best option.

Instead, it’s better to ensure your solicitor is experienced in handling clinical negligence claims.

Additionally, with the technology we have now, there are other ways to keep in contact with your solicitor about your case. For instance, over the telephone or through email.

For that reason, you could look further afield and find a more suitable solicitor to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Comparing Medical Negligence Solicitor Reviews

Solicitor reviews can be found with a quick search. However, you may wish to consider the following when looking at reviews:

  • Do they have experience handling claims similar to your own?
  • Could they operate on a No Win No Fee basis?

All of our solicitors meet the criteria above and could help you seek compensation in a medical negligence claim.

For more information on the services our solicitors offer, you can either check the reviews left by our previous clients or call us on the number above.

An advisor will be happy to speak to you in detail about your claim and whether our medical negligence solicitors for Maidstone could help.

What Claims Can Our Medical Negligence Solicitors For Maidstone Handle?

All medical professionals have a responsibility to provide the correct level of care. If they fail to do so, you may wish to make a claim for the harm you sustained.

We’re here to help with a wide variety of different types of clinical negligence claims. For instance, those against both the NHS and private healthcare providers.

We have listed some of the claims our solicitors could handle in the sections below.

Please be aware this isn’t a complete list of the cases we could take on, so if you’d like to discuss a different type of negligence, get in touch with our team.

Claims Against Hospital Negligence

The type of harm you could sustain in a hospital could include:

  • Someone developing a hospital infection caused by poor hygiene and infection control.
  • A surgical error such as operating on the incorrect body part that leads to further harm.
  • Someone experiencing ongoing problems with mobility after a doctor missed signs of a fracture on an X-ray and incorrectly diagnosed the person with a strain.

If you’ve experienced a similar incident of hospital negligence, our medical negligence solicitors for Maidstone could help you put forward a claim for compensation.

Claim for Dental Negligence

There are a variety of avoidable mistakes a dental professional could make that lead to you sustaining harm.

For instance, they could fail to diagnose you with gingivitis, causing you to develop gum disease.

If your dentist has not acted within correct standards of care, call our team to discuss whether you could start a claim for dental negligence.

GP Negligence Compensation Claim

Often when we’ve been feeling ill, we’ll arrange an appointment with our GP. Usually, your GP may listen to your symptoms, examine you if necessary and prescribe treatment or refer you for further tests.

In some cases, however, GPs may fail to take reasonable steps to prevent you from sustaining further or avoidable harm. For instance, they may have failed to provide you with regular check-ups to prevent you from developing complications of diabetes.

If you or someone you know has been affected by something similar, you may wish to pursue a GP negligence claim.

Cancer Negligence Claims

According to Macmillan, an estimated 3 million people were living with cancer in the UK during 2020. However, they predict the number to increase to 4 million by 2030. As you can see, the numbers are continuously increasing.

Due to the severity of the disease, it’s expected that medical professionals take reasonable steps to diagnose and treat it correctly. However, in some cases, this doesn’t happen.

As a result, this could lead to delays in diagnosis, resulting in cancer spreading and progressing further, causing additional harm.

If you or anyone you know have been subject to substandard care and suffered harm as a result, we could help. Our medical negligence solicitors for Maidstone may be able to help you take action by making a cancer misdiagnosis claim.

Nursing and Care Home Compensation Cases

It can be difficult to place a loved one in a care home or nursing home. However, if they’re not given the correct care, this could cause both physical and psychological harm. Additionally, it could impact the person’s quality of life.

For instance, if a resident had wounds on their feet caused by complications of diabetes, a nurse may need to change their bandages regularly to avoid an infection developing. If they don’t, the resident could sustain further harm because of the infection.

For more information on the process of making a care home negligence claim, please don’t hesitate to contact our team.

Clinical Negligence Compensation Calculator

Generally, your overall settlement package may include general damages, which allow you to seek compensation for your physical and psychological injuries.

When calculating the value of your injuries, different factors will be considered using any medical evidence or reports provided in support of your claim. For instance, how severe your condition is and the impact it’s had on your quality of life.

Additionally, a document called the Judicial College Guidelines may also be taken into consideration.

As you can see, the amount of compensation you’re awarded will vary depending on the specific factors of your case. For that reason, it may be beneficial to seek help from a solicitor has they could accurately value your claim as part of the services they offer.

In addition, your settlement may include special damages which allow you to seek reimbursement for any additional monetary losses you may have incurred. For instance, care costs for yourself or someone else dependant on you.

Please be aware you’ll need to provide evidence to highlight the nature of any financial losses, such as receipts or payslips.

For more information on the other costs you could claim back under special damages, please contact our team on the number above.

Medical Negligence Claims Against Healthcare Providers In The Maidstone Area

We have put together the table below to illustrate figures for claims made against NHS trusts in the Maidstone area. Also, the table includes the total value of payout amounts.

It is important to note that these figures only cover NHS trusts.

The figures are provided by the NHS Resolution’s Trust and Authority Claims Data.

TrustNumber of Claims 2019/2020Legal Costs and Damages Paid 2019/2020
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust59£13,666,143
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust103£27,579,529

What Are No Win No Fee Clinical Negligence Lawyers?

We understand that deciding whether to pursue a clinical negligence claim may seem daunting.

However, it’s important to note that you could submit a claim with no initial cost. Despite this, you should be aware that other costs may incur while your claim is ongoing, such as fees for medical exams.

For that reason, you may find it beneficial to seek legal representation from a No Win No Fee solicitor, as this agreement covers these costs.

Furthermore, claiming on this basis means you could avoid upfront costs often required for a solicitor to start work on your claim. Additionally, if your claim fails, you won’t be asked to pay solicitor fees.

In the event that your claim is unsuccessful, a legally capped success fee will be deducted from your compensation. However, this fee will be detailed before you decide to go ahead with your claim.

All of our solicitors could take your case on this basis, so if it’s something you’re interested in learning more about, see below for how to get in touch with our advisors.

Contact Legal Expert Today To Find A Team Of Medical Negligence Solicitors For Maidstone

Whatever form of medical negligence you’ve faced, or even if you are not sure whether the care you’ve received was negligent, our team can advise.

Simply use the details below to get in touch with an advisor to find out whether our medical negligence solicitors for Maidstone could help:

  • Telephone number – 0800 073 8804
  • Fill out the contact form
  • Speak with an advisor for instant advice via live chat at the bottom of the page

Additional Links And Further Guidance

Visit our guide on surgical error claims to see the steps you could take to get the compensation you deserve.

If you have experienced avoidable harm after receiving laser eye surgery, our guide could help.

For more information on bladder cancer compensation claims, see our guide.

See how the NHS Resolution may be involved in your claim against NHS facilities.

Visit the Care Quality Commission to find out more about the standard of care you’re owed.

Further Helpful Guides

Local Maidstone Medical Practices

Maidstone Hospital

Hermitage Lane
Maidstone
Kent
ME16 9QQ
Tel: 01622 729000

KIMS Hospital

Newnham Court Way
Weavering
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 5FT
Tel: 01622 237 500

Maidstone Dental

12 Knightrider Chambers
Knightrider Street
Maidstone, Kent
ME15 6LP
Tel: 01622 682 029

We hope our guide exploring how to find the best medical negligence solicitors for the Maidstone area has helped. However, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team for more information.

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