Norwich Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee Claims Guide
The term medical negligence is used to describe a set of circumstances which lead to a patient receiving improper, ineffective or incorrect treatment for a medical condition. The result of which is a worsening of the medical condition itself, or the development of additional medical conditions.
The medical negligence solicitors that Norwich residents have access to will be familiar with the many forms that this kind of negligence can take, and this includes; misdiagnosis, surgical errors, incorrect treatment and the prescription of the wrong medication. If a patient is the victim of any of these types of negligent treatment, and it has resulted in a negative effect upon their overall state of health, then it may be possible to claim for compensation against the hospital or another medical establishment which caused the problem.
Do you believe you may have a reason to claim compensation following the mistreatment of a medical condition in some way? Before contacting negligence solicitors, Norwich residents should check that the answer to the following questions is yes.
- Were you, the patient, owed a duty of care by the medical establishment that you were being treated at?
- Did the medical establishment act negligently, causing a breach in the duty of care that you were owed?
- Was the breach of the duty of care avoidable, which resulted in the worsening of your medical condition of the contraction of additional ones?
If you answered yes to all three of these questions, then there are a couple more considerations you need to be aware of. Firstly, medical negligence claims have a 3-year window from the incident taking place in which a claim can be made. Secondly, that in some cases this timeframe can be extended if special circumstances exist which prevented the patient making a claim within 3 years. If you believe you have a valid reason to claim compensation following mistreatment of a medical condition, then it is important that you do so sooner rather than later.
How to Find Solicitors for a Medical Negligence Claim
When making a claim for medical negligence, Norwich residents should know that it is crucial that you find a legal firm that is experienced in claiming against large institutions such as the NHS. If you are thinking about using medical negligence solicitors in Norwich, then be sure to check that any you are considering have a track record of successfully winning compensation in these types of cases.
Here at Legal Expert, we can arrange for expert legal coverage in the Norwich area. We have a proven track record in tackling complex negligence cases going back over three decades. We approach each claim, no matter how large or small, with the same professional work ethic, and always try and claim you the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.
Below is some additional information on how to find a good legal representative in Norwich.
Research Reviews of Lawyers for Medical Negligence
If you search online, you might be able to find some published reviews about the team of solicitors you are considering using as your representatives in a claims case.
You can also rely on word of mouth, asking friends and family for recommendations. Social media sites are also a good way to get this kind of word of mouth advice, simply ask your Facebook friends if they have had any dealings with the solicitors you are considering engaging.
Should I Use a Medical Claims Lawyer Based in My Area?
In the modern, Internet-enabled world, it is no longer vital that you engage the services of a local solicitor. Email, VOIP, web chat, and other technologies provide you with a host of channels to communicate with your solicitor no matter where in the UK they are located. Legal Expert has a team of solicitors that are able to provide you with legal representation and medical negligence solicitors that Norwich residents can rely on.
What Are the Different Types of Medical Negligence Cases?
Before engaging with their choice of medical negligence lawyers Norwich residents need to understand what this kind of negligence is, and the forms it can take. A brief outline of the types of negligence cases Legal Expert has won in the past is given below. However, this is not an exhaustive list and if you have questions that this information does not answer, then feel free to contact us.
Hospital Negligence Settlements
If a person is treated in hospital and some form of negligence takes place which leaves them in a worse state of health, then there could be a cause to claim compensation. This includes people who are given emergency treatment at the Accident & Emergency Department, not just inpatients receiving treatment for an exciting medical condition. Legal Expert can help people in the Norwich area claim for negligence that takes place in any local hospital.
Care Home Negligence Claims
This type of negligence takes place in a nursing or care home. This could take the shape of an accident caused by insufficient care being made available, or a medical condition is caused by incorrect care being given. Local Norwich residents can rely on Legal Expert to claim compensation from any local nursing or care home.
Dental Negligence Claims
This type of negligence refers to injuries or medical conditions that are caused by receiving incorrect dental treatment, or as a result of a badly executed surgical procedure. Legal Expert has a team of solicitors available to cover the Norwich area, and we are able to help the local people of Norwich claim against any local dental practice.
Claims Lawyers for Doctor Negligence Cases
If you have received incorrect treatment that has had a negative impact on your state of health from you GP in Norwich, or from a doctor at a local hospital, then Legal Expert can help you claim against them for negligence. Our national team of solicitors is experienced in such cases.
Examples of Clinical Negligence Compensation Claims
Negligence on the part of a healthcare provider comes in many forms, from the simple superscription of medicines that a person has an allergy to, to serious surgical mistakes that result in death. Below are a couple of examples of the types of negligence that can lead to a successful compensation claim.
Medical Negligence During Childbirth
Negligence during childbirth can affect the mother, the baby or both. It can take many forms. For example, the mother could be incorrectly anesthetised causing complications with the delivery, or even death. Or the baby could be damaged in some was during the delivery. Put simply, if any action is taken leading up to, or during the birth has a negative effect on the health of the mother or baby, a case for claiming compensation could exist.
Cancer Negligence Cases
Cancer negligence comes in many forms. Most common is the misdiagnosis of the type of cancer the patient is suffering from, leading to the wrong treatment being administered. In some cases, the delay in receiving the correct treatment can make the difference between life and death for the patient. Other forms of cancer negligence include being given the wrong treatment, or the patient being injured due to a badly performed surgical procedure.
Medical Negligence Compensation Awards
Although every negligence claim is unique in the circumstances lead up to it, and the events which occurred, the table below gives some statistics on the total compensation claimed against the NHS in Norwich.
|Healthcare Provider||Claims Received|
|Number of Incidents|
|Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group||65||*||4,367,395|
No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors
Before deciding to use a firm of No Win No Fee solicitors Norwich residents need to understand what this type of agreement means in medical negligence cases.
Under this type of agreement, which also goes by the name of a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), the claimant has nothing to pay until the legal firm actually wins a compensation pay-out. So, there is nothing to pay to begin the claims process, and no ongoing legal costs to pay whilst the claim is being pursued. And if the solicitor doesn’t actually win the case, the claimant doesn’t pay anything at all. For more information, see our guide to No Win No Fee claims.
Contact Legal Expert Today
If you have been the victim of negligence at the hands of a medical professional, then we may be able to help you claim some compensation. All you need to do is to give us a call on 0800 073 8804 today. We will ask you a few questions and take the details of your case before giving you some advice on what to do next. We can also arrange for a home visit in the Norwich area if you would rather speak with a legal expert face to face.
In this UK Government guide, you can find information on UK patients’ rights.
The UK government has also published detailed info on medical malpractice liability.
Local Norwich medical centres
Spire Norwich Hospital
Old Watton Road
Tel: 01603 294 321
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Tel: 01603 286286
12 Broadland Court
Tel: 01603 920313