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By Meg Banks. Last updated 14th December 2021. This guide will help you understand how to choose the best medical negligence solicitors for Neath. In addition, we’ll explore how a solicitor can benefit you when seeking compensation for an incident of clinical negligence.

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If you have experienced harm in a medical setting due to the trained professional responsible for your care failing to provide you with the correct level of care, our guide could help. We’ll explore different ways negligence could occur and the type of harm you could sustain.

Additionally, we’ll explore the compensation you may receive in your overall settlement package.

Furthermore, we’ll look at the steps you could take to build a strong claim, including the evidence you’ll need to obtain to seek compensation.

Most importantly, we’ll provide details on the claims our solicitors could handle and how they could represent your case on a No Win No Fee basis.

However, if you require further clarification on anything detailed in this guide, please don’t hesitate to contact us on the following:

  • Telephone – 0800 073 8804
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  • Contact us by filling out the form, and an advisor will get back to you at your specified time

Select A Section To Find Out How To Choose The Best Medical Negligence Solicitors For Neath

  1. What Is Clinical Or Medical Negligence?
  2. What Steps Can I Take To Build A Strong Clinical Negligence Claim?
  3. How Do I Choose The Right Medical Negligence Solicitors For Neath To Handle My Claim?
  4. Claims Our Medical Negligence Solicitors For Neath Handles
  5. Medical Negligence Compensation Claims
  6. Medical Negligence Claims Against NHS Trusts Covering Neath
  7. Making A Claim With No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors For Neath
  8. Start Your Medical Negligence Claim Today
  9. Further Resources

What Is Clinical Or Medical Negligence?

Medical negligence could be defined as a medical professional failing to act with the expected level of care and causing their patient further or avoidable harm as a result.

As well as doctors, surgeons, psychiatrists, midwives, dentists, and other healthcare professionals can be accused of acting negligently.

Some examples of negligence in a medical capacity might include:

  • Prescribing the incorrect medication or dosage of medication.
  • Delayed or missed diagnosis of a medical condition, such as cancer.
  • Delayed referral to specialists despite exhibiting signs of a condition requiring further investigation.
  • A surgeon taking insufficient care when performing surgery, such as leaving a surgical instrument in the patient, which causes them to develop an infection.
  • Failure to get your consent to carry out an operation.
  • Failure to inform a patient of the risks they were required to, such as a surgeon failing to inform you of the risk of blood clots before surgery.

Incidents such as these could result in physical and psychological harm to the patient. If you have experienced something similar, we could help by providing you with the best medical negligence solicitors for Neath.

Please read on to discover more about private and NHS compensation claims that our solicitors could handle.

What Steps Can I Take To Build A Strong Clinical Negligence Claim?

There are several steps you could take to ensure you put forward a strong clinical negligence claim to get the compensation you deserve. For instance, you may find it beneficial to obtain medical evidence in the form of:

  • Doctors records
  • Hospital records
  • Prescriptions
  • Treatment plans
  • Referral letters
  • Statement of diagnosis

The medical evidence you provide could highlight whether you received care that met the expected standard. Furthermore, it could show whether the correct steps were taken to ensure you didn’t sustain further or avoidable harm.

In addition to obtaining these pieces of evidence, you may also be invited to attend an additional medical exam to produce a report on the extent of your injuries. The exam may be particularly useful if you’re claiming a while after the incident occurred.

When choosing a solicitor to represent your case, you may wish to ensure they have the knowledge required to help you obtain evidence. Additionally, you should check whether they could arrange for you to attend a local medical exam.

Our medical negligence solicitors for Neath have experience handling clinical negligence claims and could ensure you take the correct steps to build a strong case. If you’d like to learn more, please call the number above.

What Care Should I Expect To Receive In A Medical Setting?

There are various regulators of health and social care services within the UK, including the General Medical Council (GMC). They adhere to the Medical Act 1983 and oversee the care registered doctors provide to patients in the UK.

Additionally, the GMC provide guidance on the standards of care doctors are expected to uphold, such as:

  • Ensuring the patient is their first concern
  • Acting with competency by keeping their professional knowledge and skills up to date
  • Taking action when they think a patient’s safety is being compromised
  • Maintain your patient’s trust by acting with integrity and being honest with them

How Do I Choose The Right Medical Negligence Solicitors For Neath To Handle My Claim?

For clinical negligence cases, it is of paramount importance that you choose a solicitor that has specific experience in claims similar to your own.

In addition, you may also want to consider whether they offer the services you require to put forward your claim.

For instance, if you need a solicitor who can organise for you to attend a local medical exam, you should check this is something they can do for you.

A useful way to find out this information is to read medical negligence solicitor reviews. Alternatively, you could speak to friends and family to see if they have any recommendations.

Our medical negligence solicitors for the Neath area could also help. They all have the knowledge and experience needed to take on your claim.

For more information, see the reviews left on our page by previous claimants. Alternatively, call our team on the number above.

Should I Choose A Medical Negligence Solicitor Near Me To Represent My Claim?

When working with a negligence solicitor, there is no need to meet up in person to launch the claim.

Nowadays, there are many ways to communicate, such as email, video calls and telephone calls. For that reason, you’re not required to choose a local solicitor in your area.

Instead, you can work with a professional based anywhere in the UK. In doing so, you can select based on more important factors, like relevant experience.

Claims Our Medical Negligence Solicitors For Neath Handles

Our solicitors could represent various types of medical negligence claims, such as:

Additionally, we have explored some other claims we could handle in more detail throughout the sections below.

However, this isn’t an exhaustive list of the cases our solicitors could take on. Please contact our team if you wish to discuss another type of claim.

Hospital Negligence Claims

There are many different forms of hospital negligence in which a patient could sustain further or avoidable harm. For instance:

  • A surgeon may have amputated the wrong leg causing the patient further harm.
  • Poor hygiene or infection control may have caused a patient to develop a hospital-acquired infection such as MRSA.

No matter whether you were being treated in a private or NHS hospital, we could help you take steps to claim against a hospital and get the compensation you deserve.

For more information, please speak to an advisor to put you in touch with one of our medical negligence solicitors for Neath.

Dental Medical Negligence

There are many different ways that your dentist may have acted negligently and caused your further or avoidable harm. For example:

  • Failing to diagnose gum disease
  • Carrying out root canal treatment on the wrong tooth
  • Failing to treat a cavity correctly

If you have experienced a similar form of dental negligence, please get in touch to discuss your claim.

GP Medical Negligence

Often, when we’re not feeling well, or we start to exhibit symptoms of an illness or condition, we tend to turn to our GP. Doctors have a responsibility to take the correct steps to ensure you receive the correct level of care. 

For instance, they may take steps to diagnose the issue straight away and prescribe you medication to treat your condition. Alternatively, they may refer you to a specialist for further tests if they are unable to diagnose you themselves.

However, there are cases where this doesn’t happen, resulting in you sustaining harm that could have been avoided.

For more information on GP negligence claims, get in touch with our team. They could connect you with our medical negligence solicitors for the Neath area.

Medical Negligence Compensation Claims

The amount of compensation you receive is dependent on the unique factors of your claim. However, generally, each claim may include general and special damages.

General damages allow you to seek compensation for your physical and psychological injuries. In order to calculate the value of your injuries, medical evidence may be used to determine the extent of the harm you sustained.

For instance, the severity of your injuries and how badly they’ve affected your quality of life may be taken into consideration.

Additionally, the Judicial College Guidelines document may also be used to help value your claim.

Special damages allow you to seek reimbursement of any past and future financial losses you’ve incurred as a result of the harm you experienced.

For instance, if you could not drive to and from any medical appointments, you could claim back any travel expenses.

However, you must provide evidence to claim any monetary losses such as receipts or payslips.

Also, it’s important to note that not every claim includes special damages, so they will be calculated separately and added to your overall settlement figure.

If you require any further questions about what your medical negligence compensation settlement may comprise, please get in touch with an advisor.

Medical Negligence Claims Against NHS Trusts Covering Neath

You may want to better understand the claims made in the area of Neath and how much compensation has been awarded so far.

If so, please see the table below, which provides details on the number of claims made against NHS Trusts in the surrounding area of Neath.

Please note that these figures are only for NHS claims surrounding the Welsh borders. The figures are taken from NHS Resolution’s Trust and Authority Claims Data 2019/2020.

Trust InvolvedNumber Of ClaimsPayments Made
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust33£9,626,771
West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust5£1,028,520
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust45£10,817,852

Making A Claim With No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors For Neath

When launching a claim, you have several options. Firstly, you could seek compensation without using a solicitor as there is no initial cost in doing so. However, you should be aware that costs may incur while your claim is ongoing, such as fees for medical evidence.

Alternatively, you could seek legal representation from a No Win No Fee solicitor which means any ongoing costs that may incur are included in the agreement they offer you.

Additionally, you could avoid upfront costs often needed for your solicitor to start working on your claim.

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

If your claim is successful, a legally capped deductible success fee will be taken from your compensation once the claim has settled. However, this is something your solicitor will make you aware of beforehand.

Here at Legal Expert, all of our solicitors could take your case on this basis. If you’re interested in learning more, please see the section below to find out how to contact us.

Start Your Medical Negligence Claim Today

If you have experienced medical negligence, or you have any further questions about these sorts of claims, all you need to do is get in touch with us. Our advisors can provide free legal advice and answer any questions you may have.

Additionally, they could connect you with one of our medical negligence solicitors for Neath if they feel your claim has a chance of success. However, there is no obligation to continue with our service if you give us a call.

So, whether you need more information or you wish to start your claim, use the following details to get in touch:

  • Telephone – 0800 073 8804
  • Live chat with an advisor on the feature below
  • Contact us by filling out the form and an advisor will get back to you at your specified time

Further Resources

For more information on making surgical error claims, see our guide.

If you’d like to learn more about the time limits for suing the NHS, please read our guide.

See our guide for more information on claiming compensation for delayed treatment.

Visit the Care Quality Commission to report a concern about treatment you’ve received in a medical setting.

If you require more information on the standard of care you should expect when receiving dental treatment, see the General Dental Council website.

For more information on making clinical claims against the NHS in Wales, visit the NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP) website.

Helpful Medical Negligence Guides

Links To Local Medical Facilities Near Neath

NHS hospital

Neath Port Talbot Hospital
Baglan Way
Port Talbot
Tel: 01639 862000

Victoria Gardens Surgery
Victoria Gardens
Neath Port Talbot
SA11 1HW
Tel: 01639 643786

61 New Road
West Glamorgan
SA10 6HA
Tel: 01792 814 734

For more information on finding the best medical negligence solicitors for the Neath area, please get in touch on the number at the top of the page.

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