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Northwich Medical Negligence Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims

By Stephen Lawson. Last Updated 15th December 2021. On this page, you will find a detailed guide to choosing medical negligence solicitors for Northwich claims. Below, we go over all of the information that you are going to need, in order to learn why you may be able to claim, who could be eligible in the claim, and how to choose a team of medical negligence solicitors covering Northwich to handle your claim for you.

We’ll also explain how our team of advisors and solicitors could assist you if you’re looking to make a claim for clinical negligence in Northwich. We will talk you through some of the different types of medical negligence claims which exist, and how we can assist with each type. We’ll also explain how our solicitors operate under a No Win No Fee agreement and the benefits this can bring you.

What Is Clinical/Medical Negligence?

Northwich medical negligence solicitors

Northwich medical negligence solicitors

First of all, an introduction to what clinical negligence is, how it comes about, and how liability is judged. Any time a medical professional causes harm to a person through a mistake, accident, lack of care or omission, a negligence case might exist. Typical forms that harm can take could include:

  • Being injured by a surgeon due to an accident during a surgical procedure.
  • Your treatment is delayed due to misdiagnosis or late diagnosis.
  • Pharmacy errors, such as being given the wrong medication or told to take the wrong dose.
  • Accidents resulting from lack of care, such as a slip, trip or fall while staying in a hospital.
  • Mistakes made when administering treatment.

These are just a few of the ways that patients can be harmed by a medical professional that is treating them or caring for their health in some way.

Causing harm in itself is not always a cause for a negligence claim. For example, a doctor may need to break a bone, in order to reset it so that it can heal properly. In this case, the harm is part of an overall treatment plan.

There can also be cases when a patient experienced harm during a procedure because of an issue which the healthcare providers could not have realistically anticipated or prevented. If a healthcare provider follows all the procedures they’re expected to follow, then such cases cannot usually be considered medical negligence.

Only harm that has been caused by a medical professional failing in their duty of care towards a patient can be considered negligence.

When Can You Claim For Medical Negligence?

Any incident of negligence will have the following properties:

  1. The medical professional accused of negligence will have had a duty of care towards the patient.
  2. The medical professional failed in their duty, and because of this, the patient was harmed.
  3. It is reasonable to conclude that alternative action could have been taken by the medical professional that would not have harmed the patient.

If your own situation fits with the three statements above, then you may have grounds to make a negligence complaint. However, there is one more complication to consider. If a medical professional is accused of negligence, then a panel of doctors is chosen to review the complaint. This panel will investigate the incident, and then decide whether negligence took place or not. If they decide that no, negligence didn’t take place, you and the solicitor you have chosen, will have to prove that they are wrong, in order for you to make a claim successfully.

The information above should make it clear that making a negligence claim can be a challenge. You are going to need a capable and experienced legal firm in your corner, to give you the best chance of winning your claim. Legal Expert is a specialist legal firm. We have a proven track record of winning significant settlements for our clients, across a wide range of negligence cases. To learn how we can help you with your claim, speak to one of our team on the number at the bottom of this guide.

How You Can Find An Expert Medical Negligence Lawyer Or Solicitor

To have the best chance of winning your claim, and also to get the most compensation possible, we recommend hiring a solicitor who is experienced in handling medical negligence cases. This can feel challenging, especially if you have never had any dealings with a legal firm before. To help with this, you can try asking the three questions below. Any good legal firm that would be suitable to handle your negligence claim, should be able to say yes to all three.

  1. Have you worked with a client with a claim similar to my own, and won them compensation, sometime in the last 12 months?
  2. Are you able to handle my claim under an agreement where your fee is deferred until I have won compensation?
  3. Do you offer free local services, such as arranging for me to be examined by an impartial doctor?

Legal Expert can tick all three of these boxes. Our claims service has been designed to provide claimants with a simple, effective and financially risk-free way to have their claim processed. To find out how this claims process can help you, speak to one of our team on the number at the end of the page.

You Do Not Have Work With A Local Lawyer

You may believe that there is some legal rule that means you can only use a local legal firm to handle your negligence claim. This isn’t the case though. You can use virtually any solicitor in the UK to process your claim; it does not matter where they are located.

Now that you know this, you should also be aware that this offers you some additional options when choosing a solicitor. You could choose a national legal firm that specialises in accident and injury claims, which would potentially give you a better chance of winning your claim. For example, here at Legal Expert, we offer our claims service nationally. We can help people in Northwich and across Great Britain to get the most amount of compensation they are entitled to when we process their negligence claim for them.

We can also connect you with a local medical professional in the Northwich area, who will examine you and produce a report for us. The report created from this exam could then be used as evidence to support your claim.

You Should Read Reviews Of Solicitors Covering Your Area

Before filing a medical negligence claim, you could choose a good legal firm to help you. One way to produce a shortlist of possible solicitors to use is to search for reviews online. If you do this, you need to compare the reviews for multiple solicitors, across multiple websites. The best way to do this is to make a note of key facts, such as:

  • The age of the review (and if it is still relevant).
  • The type of claim (and if it was similar to your own).
  • The opinion of the reviewer (did they have a good experience with the solicitor).
  • The fee structure offered by the solicitor (check that it was a No Win No Fee claim).
  • How much did the solicitor charge? (as a percentage of the compensation received).

Facts like these can then be compared, and you will be able to make a shortlist of solicitors based on them. If you lack the time to go through this process, Legal Expert can assist you. Speak to one of our team on the number at the end of this guide. When you do, explain your situation to them. They will then let you know what all of your legal options are, and also present you with a simple way to get your claim started right away.

What Medical Negligence Claims Can Our Expert Team Handle?

Some types of incidents caused by medical negligence are more common than others. These more common types of negligence have their own sections below. However, no matter how exactly a medical professional has caused you harm through negligence, we can help you explore the possibility of a claim. What’s key is having evidence that can support such a potential claim.

Legal Expert is a specialist team of injury and accident lawyers. This is the aspect of the law that we focus on. We have helped many people to successfully win their negligence claims against both the NHS and private healthcare operators. We are sure that we can do the same for you. Talk to one of our team on the number at the end of the page, to proceed with your claim in Northwich with medical negligence solicitors.

Negligent Cancer Treatment Or Misdiagnosis

Negligent cancer treatment claims can take several forms, such as prostate cancer negligence, which can happen due to the fact that the condition was diagnosed late, or diagnosed incorrectly. Cancer is a progressive illness and one that needs to be caught early for the patient to have the best chance of surviving the illness. A delay in treatment due to late diagnosis or misdiagnosis is a serious health risk for some cancer patients. In this case, they could likely claim NHS misdiagnosis compensation.

Legal Expert can process a cancer negligence claim for you. Speak to one of our team members on the number at the end of this page to proceed.

Negligence And Trauma Suffered During Childbirth

When it comes to negligence cases, injuries caused by some form of wrongful birth negligence, are quite a common reason to make a claim. The mother can sustain injuries such as pineal tears, cuts and bruising to the thighs, and damage to the pelvic floor muscles, womb or bowel. The child is at risk of much more serious injuries, including permanent brain damage due to lack of oxygen.

If you or your child we harmed by a negligent midwife or nurse, then speak to one of the Legal Expert team on the number below, to get started on your claim.

General Practice (GP) Negligence

Your GP is the person who controls your access to the rest of the National Health Service. They are supposed to perform the initial diagnosis of a condition and then refer you to the correct specialist. When they get this diagnosis wrong and don’t send you for the proper treatment, then you may have a valid GP negligence claim.

Talk to one of the Legal Expert team members online or on the phone, and they can help you to get your claim started right away.

Negligence In A Care Home Or Nursing Home

If you were to see signs of nursing home negligence when visiting a loved one, you could have a reason to claim compensation if your complaint is found to be true. Every care home is regulated by specific laws in the UK, that set out a specific level of care they must provide residents. If they don’t and a resident is harmed, a claim can be made against the care home.

If you need to claim for a loved one who has been the victim of negligence while staying in a care home, talk to one of the Legal Expert team on the number at the bottom of this page. They will be able to get your claim started today.

Negligent Dental Care

Dental negligence is when a dental practitioner fails in their duty of care and causes harm to their patient. A dentist has the same duty of care as a doctor has to their patients and must avoid causing any harm at all costs. When they fail in this duty of care and cause you harm in a way that was avoidable, then their actions may have been negligent.

If you speak to one of the Legal Expert team on the number at the end of this page, they will explain how we can help with a dental negligence claim.

Negligence Or Malpractice At A Hospital

Medical negligence claims may start when a person has been harmed as either an outpatient or while staying in a hospital. Hospitals are busy places and staff may be overworked at times. This could lead to mistakes that could cause harm to a patient.

Legal Expert has helped many people to make hospital negligence claims, and we can do the same for you. Speak to one of our team on the number at the end of this page to learn how.

Medical Negligence Claims Made Against The Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Data released by NHS Resolution can offer us insight into how many claims are made against NHS Trusts across the UK and how much claimants receive from them. The data linked to here, which covers the 2019/20 period, includes information on Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This particular Trust oversees NHS health services in numerous towns including Northwich. The NHS Resolution data for the 2019/20 period reveals the following:

  • The Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust received 39 claims for compensation.
  • During the 2019/20 period, the same Trust spent a total of £9,370,203 on resolving claims made against it.
  • £6,648,864 was spent by the Trust in order to cover damages for claimants. The Trust also spent over half a million pounds towards legal costs.

No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Compensation Claims

Legal Expert can help you to make any type of negligence claim, from simple pharmacy errors to claiming for death. Under this agreement, there is no charge to start your claim, no charge as we process your claim, and also no charge if we fail to get you any compensation. We are No Win No Fee solicitors, so if we don’t win your case, our legal fees don’t need to be paid. If we are successful, we take a conditional percentage from the compensation, agreed at the start of the claim.

How To Contact Our Team

Have you been injured by the actions of a medical professional? Do you believe that you may have a valid reason to make a negligence claim? If so, call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 today. You can also speak to us online with our live chat or claim form. One of our team will go over your situation with you, then let you know how we can be of help. We can then get started on your claim right away.

Other Useful Links

For extra assistance, you can check out the resources below:

Hospital Infection Claims Explained

Read this guide to learn about making a medical negligence claim for an infection suffered while at a hospital.

Needlestick Injury Claims Guide

This guide can be used to understand your legal options if you’ve been harmed by a needlestick injury due to negligence.

How To Make A Blood Transfusion Negligence Claim

Check this guide for information on making a potential claim for negligence during a blood transfusion.

How To Submit A Complaint To The NHS

This NHS guide can be read to understand how to make a formal complaint to them.

The NHS Constitution for England explained

This online Government page gives details on the principles and values that NHS staff and services in England are meant to follow.

Further Medical Negligence Pages

Local Healthcare Resources

Leighton Hospital
Middlewich Road
Tel: 01270 255141
Opening hours: 24 hours

Spire Northwich Clinic
Watling Street Medical Centre
2 Watling Street
Tel: 01925 541 854

Danebridge Medical Practice
29 London Road
Tel: 01606 544544

Brunner Court Dental & Implant Practice
95 Witton Street
Northwich, Cheshire
Tel: 01606 44394

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