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By Lewis Cobain. Last Updated 29th September 2023. In this guide, we’ll advise you on the steps to follow if you’re considering making a compensation claim in Nottingham with medical negligence solicitors. When we go to a hospital or a medical centre, we are entitled to receive an adequate standard of care. Healthcare providers have a duty of care to take all reasonable steps to deliver this to their patients. Therefore, we might not expect treatment to result in avoidable harm. However, there are cases whereby medical negligence occurs.

Not all cases of healthcare going wrong are due to medical negligence. However, if you have evidence that you have been harmed because of this, you may be entitled to compensation.

Read on to learn more about what needs to be considered to confirm if you’re eligible to start a claim. We’ll also talk you through the things to look out for if you decide to hire a solicitor to support your claim. We may be able to help out with your potential claim and we’ll explain how. We’ll also cover different types of medical negligence claims that we can assist with. This guide also covers the benefits of hiring a No Win No Fee solicitor for Nottingham medical negligence claims.

To speak to an advisor about making a medical negligence claim in the Nottingham area, you can contact Legal Expert today. We can provide free legal advice for Nottingham residents who are exploring the possibility of starting a compensation claim. You can reach us online through our contact page or our 24/7 live chat service. You can also phone us by calling 0800 073 8804.

Find Out More In The Sections Below

  1. What Is Medical Negligence?
  2. Do I Need To Use A Solicitor in Nottingham?
  3. What Medical Negligence Claims Do Our Solicitors For Nottingham Handle?
  4. Average Compensation For Medical Negligence In Nottingham
  5. No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors For Nottingham
  6. Helpful Links

What Is Medical Negligence?

Medical negligence is when a medical professional has provided an inadequate standard of care that has resulted in an additional injury or illness or a condition getting worse.

Some examples of medical negligence include late cancer diagnoses, which result in the condition getting worse or becoming fatal, as well as surgical errors that lead to further complications.

If you feel that you have been the victim of medical negligence, it is important to align yourself with the best solicitors to give you the greatest chance of winning your case. This is something we can assist with at Legal Expert.

For your case to be a success, the solicitors you work with will need to be able to show that you were owed a duty of care by the healthcare professional or organisation you are suing. They also need to show that this duty of care was breached, and because of this, you were injured.

If this can be proven, there is a very high chance that you will be awarded compensation for your case. Read on to discover more about medical negligence and working with medical compensation lawyers.

Alternatively, please get in touch with our team for free legal advice on Nottingham claims.

Do I Need To Use A Solicitor in Nottingham?

You do not need to use a solicitor in Nottingham if that is where you were injured. There is no legal obligation to hire a lawyer in your local area. There are factors that are more important than where they are physically based. Our medical negligence solicitors for the Nottingham area are not located nearby, but have handled many cases remotely for the area in the past.

Medical negligence law is a specialised area, and our lawyers have the experience to assist you with your claim. This can be achieved via modern conveniences such as video chatting and email. However, should you prefer a face-to-face meeting with one of our lawyers, this is something that we can arrange for you if your claim is deemed legitimate.

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Nottingham Medical Negligence Solicitors

We can even arrange for any necessary medical assessments for your claim to take place near to your home. This way, travel is kept to a minimum.

Get in touch with our advisors today. Not only can we offer free legal advice for Nottingham based medical negligence claims, but we may also be able to put you in touch with one of our lawyers to begin the process.

What Medical Negligence Claims Do Our Solicitors For Nottingham Handle?

Here at Legal Expert, we handle all types of medical negligence claims. This includes everything from NHS medical negligence to GP negligence claims, as well as dental negligence and care home negligence.

For more information about each type of claim, read on.

Hospital Negligence Compensation Claims

Have you experienced hospital negligence after a medically trained professional provided a substandard level of care? If so, you could claim.

Examples of hospital negligence claims might include:

  • Surgical errors
  • Poor post-operative care
  • Poor hygiene leading to hospital infections

Dental Negligence Claims

Not all claims relate to hospitals and doctor surgeries, some people suffer clinical negligence while they are receiving treatment at the dentist.

This could be anything from a tooth being removed when it didn’t need to be to an anaesthetic not being administered properly.

If a trip to the dentist has made you avoidably ill or led to an injury, contact us to be assigned one of our medical negligence solicitors for the Nottingham area to represent your dental negligence claim.

GP Negligence Claims

When you are not well, your GP will usually be your first port of call. However, in some cases, your GP may not have taken the correct steps to ensure your illness was treated properly.

For instance, they may have failed to correctly diagnose you despite you exhibiting clear symptoms of a condition. As a result, you may have experienced your condition worsening due to delayed treatment.

If you have experienced something similar, you could work with specialist medical negligence solicitors for the Nottingham area to represent your doctor negligence claim.

For more information, contact our team for free legal advice on Nottingham claims.

Cancer Negligence Compensation

A late cancer diagnosis or a misdiagnosis of cancer as a result of a medical professional failing to provide the correct care could result in a fatality in certain cases. In other cases, it could cause cancer to spread as a result of delayed treatment.

If you have suffered because of this, you may wish to seek compensation by making a cancer negligence claim for yourself or on behalf of someone else.

Nursing Home Compensation Claims

If you or someone you love has experienced care home negligence you may wish to put forward a claim for compensation.

An example of medical negligence in a care home might include:

  • A nurse may have failed to distribute the correct medication to the correct patients. As a result, the patients may have experienced additional harm from taking the wrong medication. They may have also experienced other complications from not taking the medication they had been prescribed for their condition.

If you or someone you love experienced a similar incident, you could use our claims solicitors for Nottingham to help you seek compensation.

Birth Injuries Medical Negligence

We could also help you to seek compensation by making a birth injury claim. Medical negligence solicitors for Nottingham can help with all types of birth complication claims.

Examples might include where an inadequate level of care has been provided causing:

  • Death or injuries to the infant, such as cerebral palsy due to the midwife failing to monitor the baby’s oxygen levels during labour.
  • Death or injuries to the mother, such as fractured pelvis due to the midwife using forceps incorrectly.

Average Compensation For Medical Negligence In Nottingham

When you make a medical negligence claim, there are two potential heads of claim. They’re known as general damages and special damages. This section breaks down both categories and explains them in more detail.

General Damages

Legal professionals will calculate an appropriate sum for the level of pain and suffering you experience due to your injuries. Because of how vastly this amount can differ, there are a few different resources that exist to assist in this process. One of the most important is a publication called the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). The JCG was updated last in 2022. It contains guide figures relating to how much certain injuries have been awarded in past court cases.

You’ll find some examples in the table below so you can get a rough idea of how much certain injuries would be worth in compensation.

Injury Description Amount
Paralysis (b) Paraplegia £219,070 to £284,260
Head/brain (b) Brain damage that is moderately severe – Very serious disability £219,070 to £282,010
Arm (b) One arm is lost – (i) Amputated at the shoulder Not less than £137,160
General psychiatric damage (a) Severe – Marked problems with a very poor prognosis £54,830 to £115,730
Kidney (c) Damage to one kidney, but the other is not damaged £30,770 to £44,880
Chest (c) When there is lasting disability to the chest/lung(s) £31,310 to £54,830
Post-traumatic stress disorder (c) Moderate – Largely recovered £8,180 to £23,150
Female reproductive system When there is a delay in the diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy now there is no effect on fertility £3,390 to £20,430
Female reproductive system When sterilisation fails, leading to an unwanted pregnancy but there is no psychological impact deemed serious In the region of £10,200
Spleen (a) Ongoing infection risk to to loss of the organ £20,800 to £26,290

Special Damages

If you choose to hire one of our medical negligence solicitors for Nottingham, then they could help you claim special damages. You may be eligible to receive this if you have experienced financial loss as a result of your injuries. You will need evidence of these losses. Payslips and receipts are good examples of proof.

Special damages can include (but is not limited to):

  • Medical costs
  • Loss of earnings
  • Travel expenses
  • Damage to property caused in the incident
  • The cost of additional care at home
  • Adaptations to your home to improve accessibility etc.

For more information and free legal advice for Nottingham-based claims, get in touch with our advisors. If they believe you have a good chance of success, they could connect you with our No Win No Fee solicitors for Nottingham claims.

No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors For Nottingham

A No Win No Fee solicitor could help you make a claim. Usually, under a Conditional Fee Agreement, which is a form of No Win No Fee arrangement, you won’t be charged a fee for your solicitor’s work upfront or as your claim is underway. 

Furthermore, if your medical negligence claim is unsuccessful, you don’t pay a fee for their work on your claim. If the medical negligence claim succeeds your solicitor can take a legally capped percentage from the compensation. This is legally capped under the Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2013 to stop excess charges. 

If you want to be connected with our No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitors after a Nottingham accident, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our advisors. They can offer a free evaluation of your claim, during which they can answer any questions you might have and help establish if you have a valid claim. If you do, they may then connect you with one of our solicitors.

Helpful Links

We hope we have provided you with all of the information you need regarding working with medical negligence solicitors who cover Nottingham. However, we know you may be after some more details, so here are some helpful links:

How To Make A Claim With A No Win No Fee solicitor

This link takes you to our guide on No Win No Fee claims.

Medical Negligence Guide

This link takes you to our comprehensive guide giving an overview of medical negligence claims.

Claiming For A Hospital Infection

This guide focuses on how you may be able to claim compensation if you suffer an infection while in a hospital.

How to make a formal complaint to the NHS

This NHS guide explains how you can submit a formal complaint to the organisation. Depending on the circumstances, it may be preferable to follow this procedure before pursuing a compensation claim.

The NHS Constitution for England

The GOV.UK website provides access to the NHS Constitution, which outlines the principles and values which NHS services are meant to uphold.

Birth Injury Claims

In this guide, we look at how you could claim for a birth injury sustained following medical negligence.

Dental Negligence Claims

Visit this guide on claiming compensation for harm sustained as a result of dental negligence.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Compensation

Read this guide on seeking compensation for psychological suffering.

Hospital Negligence Claims

A helpful guide on seeking compensation following medical negligence in a hospital.

Doctor Negligence Claims

A useful guide on whether you’re eligible to claim compensation following doctor negligence.

Further Medical Negligence Claim Guides

Other links relating to services in Nottingham:

If you would like to speak to an advisor about making a claim in Nottingham with medical negligence solicitors, you can contact Legal Expert. You can reach us online or on the phone using the contact details above.

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