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Peterborough Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee Claims Guide

By Meg Featherstone. Last updated 20th December 2021. Welcome to our guide, which aims to help you understand the benefits of working with the best medical negligence solicitors for Peterborough.

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Many people seek medical care at different medical facilities every day, such as hospitals, clinics, and GP surgeries.

In a lot of cases, patients are treated and cared for correctly. However, there are occasions when mistakes are made due to the incorrect level of care being provided, which can have permanent consequences for the patient involved.

If you have experienced something similar, our guide could help you understand your rights following an incident of clinical negligence.

We’ll help you understand whether you experienced negligence in a medical setting by providing examples of how you could have sustained harm.

Furthermore, we’ll provide details on the steps you may wish to take before putting forward your claim, such as gathering evidence.

Most importantly, we’ll explore how a solicitor could help you through the different stages of your claim.

However, if you require further clarification on anything of which you’re unsure, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with an advisor on the following:

  • Telephone 0800 073 8804
  • Chat with an advisor using the live chat feature below
  • Contact us by filling out the enquiry form

Explore The Sections Below To Find Out More About Medical Negligence Solicitors For Peterborough

  1. Clinical vs Medical Negligence Claims
  2. What Evidence Do I Need To Prove Clinical Negligence?
  3. How Can I Find The Best Medical Negligence Solicitors For Peterborough?
  4. Do I Need To Use Local Medical Negligence Solicitors In Peterborough?
  5. What Are The Different Types Of Medical Negligence Cases Our Solicitors For Peterborough Could Handle?
  6. Medical Negligence Claims Against The NHS
  7. Choosing No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors For Peterborough
  8. Talk To Legal Expert About Starting Your Clinical Negligence Claim Today
  9. Further Medical Negligence Resources

Clinical vs Medical Negligence Claims

Medical negligence arises when substandard care is given by a healthcare professional resulting in you being harmed in a way that could have been avoided.

All trained medical professionals are responsible for ensuring they take the correct steps to provide you with an adequate level of care.

However, in some cases, the medical professional in charge of your care may fail to do so. As a result, you may have experienced harm that could have otherwise been avoided.

If you have experienced something similar, you may wish to seek compensation by putting forward a claim.

There are several types of claims that could be put forward depending on the circumstances in which you sustained harm, such as:

  • Liposuction negligence claims: During liposuction surgery, the surgeon may have performed the surgery incorrectly, causing damage to your bowel.
  • Stroke misdiagnosis claims: Despite exhibiting symptoms of a stroke, a doctor may have failed to order relevant tests to diagnose your condition. As a result, you may have suffered further harm as a result of delayed treatment.
  • Blood transfusion negligence claims: A surgeon may have failed to complete the necessary checks before giving you a blood transfusion, such as checking your blood type. As a result, you may have received the wrong blood, which caused you to have a reaction resulting in further harm.

Please note, these are just a few examples of claims that could be brought forward. If you would like to discuss another type of negligence, please contact an advisor on the number above.

An advisor could connect you with one of our medical negligence solicitors for Peterborough to work on your claim.

Who Could Make A Medical Negligence Claim?

In a medical negligence case, the affected party has the right to claim compensation for their pain and suffering. No matter whether the incident of negligence occurred in a private or NHS organisation.

Furthermore, if someone you know has experienced death by medical negligence, you could submit a claim on their behalf.

However, please call our team for more information on the process of doing so.

What Is The Medical Negligence Claims Time Limit?

Please be aware that medical negligence claims have a statutory time limit of three years.

The time limit may start from either the date of the incident occurring or the date you gained awareness of a medical professionals failings causing or contributing to the incident in which you sustained harm.

However, this may be extended in exceptional circumstances. Please contact us using the number at the top of the page for further information about this.

What Evidence Do I Need To Prove Clinical Negligence?

There are several pieces of evidence that could be used to support your claim. For instance, medical records detailing the treatment and diagnosis you received could highlight whether the correct care was given.

The medical records could also determine whether the correct treatment was administered for the condition you were suffering from. For instance:

  • Prescriptions could highlight you were given the correct medication or dosage of medication
  • Referral letters could highlight whether there were any unreasonable delays in referring you for further tests or to a specialist.

In addition to the medical evidence you obtain, you may be asked to attend an additional exam carried out by an independent medical professional.

The exam can be used to provide an additional medical report detailing the current state and the full extent of the harm you sustained.

We understand the process of building a strong claim may seem daunting as you need to find out how to obtain various medical documents. This may be particularly difficult if you’re still recovering from the incident of medical negligence.

For that reason, you may find it beneficial to seek help from medical negligence solicitors for Peterborough to guide you through each step. A solicitor can help you access the medical evidence you need and arrange for you to attend a local medical exam.

For more information, call our team on the number above as they could appoint one of our solicitors to help.

How Can I Find The Best Medical Negligence Solicitors For Peterborough?

As proving clinical negligence may seem complex, seeking help from an experienced solicitor may be beneficial. However, there are several factors you may wish to consider before you choose a solicitor. For instance:

  • Are they experienced in handling claims similar to your own?
  • Could they offer to represent your claim on a No Win No Fee basis?

A helpful way to find this sort of information about a solicitor is to look at medical negligence solicitors reviews online.

Reviews can often be a useful method of finding and assessing information. For instance, they could help you determine the quality of a solicitor’s services and how the solicitor or legal firm communicates with claimants.

Furthermore, you could speak to friends and family members to see if they have any recommendations.

Alternatively, you could work with one of our medical negligence solicitors.

Each of our solicitors has experience handling these types of claims and can guide you through the steps you need to take. For instance, gathering the correct documents and arranging a local medical exam for you to attend.

If you’d like to find out more about our medical negligence solicitors for the Peterborough area, you could read the reviews on our page. Or, if you have any other questions, please get in touch with our team of advisors to find out more.

Do I Need To Use Local Medical Negligence Solicitors In Peterborough?

At one point, it may have been more convenient to use a local solicitor to ensure you could keep in regular face to face contact with your solicitor.

However, with access to email and telephone, there are no communication boundaries which means you can keep in touch with your solicitor regardless of location.

This means that you could focus on finding a solicitor who has experience handling clinical negligence cases to help you get the compensation you deserve.

What Are The Different Types Of Medical Negligence Cases Our Solicitors For Peterborough Could Handle?

If the care you received from a medical professional fell below the correct standard and resulted in you sustaining further or avoidable harm, you may wish to claim compensation.

Our solicitors cover types of medical negligence claims, such as:

  • Surgery negligence claims
  • NHS misdiagnosis claim
  • Care home medical negligence claims
  • Optician negligence claim
  • Cosmetic surgery negligence claims
  • Delayed diagnosis medical negligence claims

However, this isn’t a complete list of the claims we could take on, so please contact our team if you’d like to discuss a different case.

Alternatively, see the sections below for some other medical negligence cases for which we could help you seek compensation.

Hospital Medical Negligence

There are various ways the care you receive in a hospital could fall below the expected standard. For instance:

  • Surgical errors, such as a surgeon amputating the wrong limb.
  • Poor hygiene leading to you sustaining a hospital infection.
  • Wrong or late diagnosis, such as a radiologist misreading your X-ray scans and misdiagnosing you with a sprain leading to delayed treatment.

Our medical negligence solicitors for Peterborough could help you submit your hospital negligence claim. For more information, call our team on the number above.

Dental Medical Negligence

If you received medical or cosmetic dental treatment that fell below the standard that could be reasonably expected, we could help.

There are several types of negligent dental care for which we could help you submit a claim:

  • Extraction of the wrong teeth.
  • Incorrectly fitting dental implants that result in you developing an infection.
  • Delayed diagnosis of gingivitis leading to you developing gum disease.

For more information on dental negligence, call our team on the number above.

GP Medical Negligence

Often, when you’re feeling unwell or have developed symptoms that you need medical advice on, we visit our GP.

However, in some cases, they may fail to take reasonable steps to ensure you receive the correct level of care. As a result, you may have experienced further harm or harm that could have been avoided.

Examples of the steps they could have failed to take might include:

  • Administration of the wrong medication or failure to prescribe medication despite you exhibiting symptoms that needed treatment.
  • Failure to ensure you were receiving regular check-ups for diabetes. As a result, you may have developed an infection in your foot that led to sepsis.

Our medical negligence solicitors for Peterborough could help if you have experienced GP negligence. Additionally, they could help you if you wish to put forward a sepsis negligence claim.

Medical Negligence Cancer Claims

If you exhibit symptoms of cancer, your doctor may arrange an urgent referral for you to receive further tests.

However, if there is an unreasonable delay in arranging the referral for you and your condition worsens as a result, you may wish to seek compensation.

We could help with cancer medical negligence claims involving either a late or misdiagnosis that caused you further harm.

For more information, please use the number above to get in touch.

Childbirth Negligence Claims

A birth injury sustained during childbirth could affect both the mother and baby, such as:

  • The baby may have experienced a lack of oxygen due to the midwife failing to notice that the umbilical cord had wrapped around the baby’s neck. As a result, they may have sustained moderate brain damage.
  • The mother may have sustained a fracture to the pelvis due to the nurse incorrectly using forceps during birth.
  • An infection may have been transmitted to the mother and baby during birth due to the equipment being unsanitised before use.

If you have experienced something similar, our medical negligence solicitors for the Peterborough area could help. For more information, please get in touch on the number above.

Medical Negligence Claims Against The NHS

According to NHS Resolution’s Annual Report Statistics 2020/2021, around 12,041 claims were settled compared with the 12,629 notified claims.

The graph below highlights the number of settled claims made by speciality in 2020/2021 using figures from the same report.

As you can see, the majority of claims were made against emergency medicine, aside from the ‘other’ category, which may have been a mix of different specialities.

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Choosing No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors For Peterborough

If you decide to work with one of our experienced solicitors, they may be able to take your claim under a Conditional Fee Agreement, sometimes referred to as No Win No Fee.

The benefits of this type of agreement mean that any ongoing costs incurred during your claim are covered, such as fees for medical evidence.

Furthermore, you could avoid paying an upfront cost that a solicitor usually requires to begin working on your claim.

Most importantly, you won’t be asked to pay your solicitor fees if your claim is unsuccessful.

If your claim is successful, a legally capped fee will be deducted from your overall settlement to pay your solicitor for the work they’ve carried out on your claim. However, your solicitor will explain how the fees work before you agree to work with them on your case.

This type of agreement may be beneficial if you’re concerned about the costs often associated with legal representation. Please speak to our team on the number at the top of the page for more information.

Talk To Legal Expert About Starting Your Clinical Negligence Claim Today

Although we have aimed to cover the information you need to pursue your medical negligence claim, our advisors are here to help if you have any questions. Additionally, they can assess your claim and help you understand the next steps you may need to take.

Furthermore, if they feel your claim has a chance of success, they could provide you with one of our medical negligence solicitors for Peterborough to assist you with your case.

However, please be aware you’re not under any obligation to use our services. Instead, our advisors can provide free legal advice if you’re not ready to put forward your claim.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us on the following details:

  • Telephone 0800 073 8804
  • Chat with an advisor using the live chat feature below
  • Contact us by filling out the enquiry form

Further Medical Negligence Resources

For more detailed information on how to claim for medical negligence, please visit our guide.

If you experienced further harm after an incorrectly performed operation, you may wish to seek further guidance on making an operation negligence claim by reading our guide.

Did you receive the wrong medication? If so, please visit our guide on making an allergic reaction compensation claim for more information.

The General Medical Council (GMC) monitors the training registered doctors receive in the UK and the care they provide to patients. If you have a concern, they may be able to help, visit their website for more information.

Visit the NHS Constitution for England to learn more about your patient rights.

Clinical services in the Peterborough area

Private Hospital

Milton Way

South Bretton

Peterborough

PE3 9AQ

Tel: 01733 261717

Edith Cavell Campus

Bretton Gate

Bretton

Peterborough

PE3 9GZ

Tel: 01733 678000

Peterborough District Hospital

Thorpe Road

Peterborough

PE3 DA

Tel: 01733 678000

GP surgery

Queensgate Centre

Peterborough

PE1 1NW

Tel: 01733 318440

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