Northwich Medical Negligence Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
On this page, you will find a detailed guide to choosing an effective team of medical negligence solicitors who can cover the Northwich area to process your negligence claim for you. 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.
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. Only harm that has been caused by a medical professional failing in their duty of care towards a patient can be considered negligence. Any incident of negligence, will have the following properties:
- The medical professional accused of negligence will have had a duty of care towards the patient.
- The medical professional failed in their duty, and because of this, the patient was harmed.
- The medical professional could have taken alternative action, that would not have harmed the patient.
If your own situation fits with the three statements above, then you may have ground 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 apparently 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, you need to find a competent solicitor and lawyer to process your claim for you. This can be quite challenging, especially if you have never had any dealings with a legal firm before, you won’t have the experience needed to vet them. 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.
- Have you worked with a client with a claim similar to my own, and won them compensation, sometime in the last 12 months?
- Are you able to handle my claim under an agreement where your fee is deferred until I have won compensation?
- 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. You are able to use 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, that 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. We will use this report as evidence to support your claim. The doctors in the table below can help with this in Northwich.
|Simon Briggs||Northwich Physiotherapy and Treatment Centre||Northwich||CW8 4EE|
|Winnington Avenue, Winnington|
|Edward Taylor||Room 2, Northwich Physiotherapy and Treatment Centre||Northwich||CW8 4EE|
|Shehzad Ghaffar||110 Middlewich Road||Northwich||CW9 7DP|
|Shehzad Ghaffar||Northwich||CW9 7DP|
|Simon Briggs||Vale Royal Chiropractic Clinic||Northwich||CW9 7LS|
|129 Manchester Road|
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 your 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?
Take a look at the graph above. It very clearly shows how waiting times in Cheshire hospitals is going up every year. This means that generally, hospitals are far busier these days. This also means that staff are often overworked. When staff are under pressure due to overwork, mistakes can be made. If a mistake is made that harms a patient, then a negligence claim may be possible.
Some types of incidences of negligence are more common than others. These common types of negligence have their own sections below. However, no matter how you have come to harm at the hands of a medical professional, we can help you 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 today.
Negligent Cancer Treatment Or Misdiagnosis
The most common type of negligence of any cancer claim, such as prostate cancer negligence, is 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. You can also read our guide to these claims, here:
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. You can also read this guide:
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 on 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 NHS GP negligence claim.
Talk to one of the Legal Expert team on the number at the bottom of this guide, and they can help you to get your claim started right away. You may also like to read over this guide, here:
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. Also, this guide may be useful to you:
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. You might also like to check out this specific guide:
Negligence Or Malpractice At A Hospital
By far the most common type of negligence claims are those that come about when a person has been harmed as either an outpatient, or while staying in a hospital. Hospitals are busy places, and staff are often overworked. This is a recipe for 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
The table below contains statistics related to negligence within the NHS trust that covers the Northwich area.
|NHS Trust||Claims (in 2016)||Incidents (in 2016)||Paid (in 2016)|
|Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust||N/A||N/A||162353|
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 No Win No Fee medical negligence 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 there is nothing to pay and 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. 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.
Local Healthcare Resources And Useful Guides
Tel: 01270 255141
Opening hours: 24 hours.
Spire Northwich Clinic
Watling Street Medical Centre
2 Watling Street
Tel: 01925 541 854
Opening hours: 7 days a week, 8am to 5pm.
Danebridge Medical Practice
29 London Road
Tel: 01606 544544
Opening hours: Monday 8am – 8pm, Tuesday 8am – 8pm, Wednesday 8am – 7pm, Thursday 8am – 7pm, Friday 8am – 6.30pm.
Brunner Court Dental & Implant Practice
95 Witton Street
Tel: 01606 44394
Opening hours: Monday 8.30am – 5.30pm, Tuesday 8.30am – 5.30pm, Wednesday 8.30am – 6.30pm, Thursday 8.30am – 6.30pm, Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm, Saturday 9.00am – 1.00pm