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Medical Negligence Solicitors Portsmouth No Win No Fee Claims Guide

By Meg Granger. Last updated 20th December 20221. In this guide, we aim to inform you of how to choose the best medical negligence solicitors for Portsmouth to represent your claim.

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It’s understandable to expect the minimum standard of care from medical professionals when accessing healthcare.

However, there are occasions where you may receive a level of care below the minimum standard, which leads to you suffering further or avoidable harm.

When this happens, you may wish to seek legal help from an experienced solicitor to help you build a strong case and get the compensation you deserve.

We understand you may have hesitations regarding legal representation due to the associated costs.

However, this guide will explain the benefits of working with a solicitor who has the knowledge needed to bring forward your clinical negligence claim.

Furthermore, we’ll explore how one of our solicitors could help and the type of medical negligence claims with which they could assist you.

Additionally, we’ll look at the options you have with regards to hiring a solicitor, such as the No Win No Fee agreement.

However, if you have any questions, use the details below to contact a member of our team:

  • Phone number 0800 073 8804
  • Use the live chat feature in the bottom right corner of our website.
  • Fill out the contact form, and an advisor will call you back.

Select A Section Below For More Information On The Benefits Of Medical Negligence Solicitors For Portsmouth

  1. Clinical Or Medical Negligence Cases Examples
  2. Could Evidence Prove Medical Negligence Occurred?
  3. Finding Medical Negligence Solicitors For The Portsmouth Area To Handle Your Claim
  4. Different Claims Our Medical Negligence Solicitors For Portsmouth Can Handle 
  5. Medical Negligence Claims Compensation For Calculator
  6. NHS Negligence Claims Statistics
  7. Work With No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors For Portsmouth
  8. Get Started On Your Clinical Negligence Claim Today
  9. Additional Guides And Resources On Medical Negligence

Clinical Or Medical Negligence Cases Examples

Every healthcare professional is responsible for upholding the duty of care they owe you by providing care that could be reasonably expected.

Failing to do so could mean you end up experiencing harm that could have been avoided. Alternatively, you could experience further harm in the form of worsening symptoms of a pre-existing condition.

There are various ways in which you could experience either form of harm. For instance:

  • An optometrist may have incorrectly performed laser eye surgery. As a result, you may have experienced double vision and sensitivity to light.
  • A member of the public, with good intentions, may have attempted to administer first aid treatment in an incorrect or incompetent way as they were not first aid trained. As a result, the casualty may have sustained additional injuries or had their existing injuries made worse.
  • Your doctor may have failed to arrange an X-ray despite you displaying clear signs of a fractured foot. As a result, you may have been misdiagnosed with a sprain causing ongoing issues with mobility.

The above examples are not an exhaustive list of medical negligence cases, so if you’d like to discuss a different type of harm, please don’t hesitate to contact our team on the number above.

An advisor could assess your claim, and if you’re ready to take the next steps, they could appoint one of our medical negligence solicitors for Portsmouth to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Could Evidence Prove Medical Negligence Occurred?

Medical evidence could be used to demonstrate whether a trained healthcare professional failed to meet the required standard of care. The evidence might include the following:

  • Hospital or doctor records that could show any treatment or diagnosis you were given
  • Prescriptions that could highlight if the medication you were given was correct
  • Referral letters that could detail whether you were sent for further tests in a reasonable time frame

Additionally, you may be asked to attend an independent medical assessment as part of the claims process. The exam could produce a detailed report on the current state of your condition, which could be particularly useful if you’re claiming a while after the medical negligence incident.

If you decide to work with medical negligence solicitors for Portsmouth, they could help you obtain the evidence needed to support your claim. Additionally, they could arrange for you to attend the medical exam in your local area.

Although building medical evidence is an important aspect of ensuring you have a strong claim, it’s not the only thing that will be considered when determining whether negligence occurred.

A panel of medical professionals may also assess your claim to determine whether the minimum level of care was given. This process is known as the Bolam test and could also be considered when evaluating whether medical negligence occurred.

Finding Medical Negligence Solicitors For The Portsmouth Area To Handle Your Claim

When launching a claim for medical negligence, it’s important to choose an experienced solicitor who has the knowledge needed to help you get the compensation you deserve.

In the sections below, we have explored several factors you may wish to consider before settling on a solicitor to represent your claim.

However, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on the number at the top of the page.

Checking Portsmouth Medical Negligence Solicitors Reviews

One step to take when sourcing the best medical negligence solicitors for Portsmouth is to read reviews left by previous customers.

The reviews could give you a good insight into the level of service a particular solicitor or legal firm provides.

For instance, they could help you understand whether the legal firm offers solicitors with experience in clinical negligence claims.

Additionally, you could find out whether they could take your claim on a No Win No Fee basis which could help if you’re concerned about costs often associated with legal representation.

You could also ask your family and friends for any recommendations of solicitors they may have used for similar claims in the past.

Alternatively, you could speak to a member of our team to find out more about our solicitors and how they could help you. Please read the reviews left by previous claimants on our page or speak to an advisor by calling the number above for more information.

Are There Any Benefits To Choosing Medical Negligence Solicitors In Portsmouth?

Although you may be wondering, ‘should I use medical solicitors near me?’. In short, it’s not essential to work with medical negligence solicitors in Portsmouth.

With so many communication options, such as phone and email, it’s easy to keep in touch with a solicitor based anywhere in the UK for updates on your case.

As a result, you aren’t restricted to location. Instead, you can base your decision on more important factors, such as the experienced a solicitor has.

Different Claims Our Medical Negligence Solicitors For Portsmouth Can Handle

There are many different types of medical negligence claims that our solicitors could take on, such as:

  • Misdiagnosis of cancer negligence claims
  • Medical negligence at birth
  • Surgery negligence claims
  • NHS misdiagnosis claim
  • Optician negligence claim
  • Cosmetic surgery negligence claims
  • Sepsis negligence claims

We have also explored other claims our solicitors could handle in the subsections below.

However, if you have another type of claim you’d like to discuss with an advisor, please use the number above to get in touch.

Hospital Negligence Claims

There are many different types of negligence that could take place in a hospital environment, such as:

  • Surgical errors: A surgeon may have left a surgical pad in you during an operation. As a result, you may have developed a post-operative infection.
  • Incorrect blood transfusion: A doctor or nurse may have failed to check your blood type before performing a blood transfusion. As a result, you may have experienced a reaction to receiving the wrong blood.

If you have experienced something similar, please don’t hesitate to contact our team on the number above.

Dental Medical Negligence Claims

As trained medical professionals, all dentists have a duty of care to uphold by providing you with the minimum standard of care.

However, in some cases, they may fail to take reasonable steps to provide you with the correct treatment, which results in you experiencing further harm. For instance:

  • Your dentist may have extracted the wrong tooth during a procedure.
  • You may have sustained scarring due to an infected abscess that your dentist failed to treat despite the obvious signs you were exhibiting.

For more information on dental negligence claims, call our team. They could assess your claim to determine whether one of our medical negligence solicitors for Portsmouth could help.

GP Medical Negligence

When unwell, the first person you often turn to is your GP. All doctors at your GP surgery have a responsibility to take reasonable steps to ensure you receive adequate treatment.

The steps they take could include correctly diagnosing you and prescribing you medication to treat your condition. Alternatively, they may need to send you for further tests or refer you to a specialist if they are unable to diagnose you based on the information they’ve been presented with.

Failing to do so could result in you receiving delayed treatment which could lead to your condition worsening.

Our solicitors could handle both private and NHS medical negligence claims against GPs. For more information regarding your GP negligence claim, use the number above to speak to an advisor.

Nursing Home Compensation Claims

When someone you love moves into a care or nursing home, it’s not unreasonable to expect them to be provided with the required level of care.

However, if you or a member of your family has not received this, you may wish to put forward a care home negligence claim.

For instance, a nurse may have failed to distribute the correct dosage of medication which leads to the patient experiencing further harm in the form of an overdose.

For more information on how our medical negligence solicitors for Portsmouth could help, speak to an advisor on the number at the top of the page.

Medical Negligence Claims Calculator For Compensation

We understand that you may be wondering how much medical negligence compensation you may receive.

However, the settlement amount you receive may vary depending on the specific factors unique to your claim. For that reason, it’s difficult to provide a definitive figure.

However, you could use our medical negligence compensation calculator to get an estimate of how much your claim may be worth.

Please note that you should only use the figure provided by the calculator as a guide, as your actual settlement amount will differ.

What Will My Clinical Negligence Compensation Settlement Comprise?

Each medical negligence compensation package may comprise general and special damages.

As part of the claims process, you have the opportunity to seek compensation for the pain and suffering caused by any physical or psychological injuries under general damages.

However, the value of your claim will be calculated by taking several factors into consideration. For instance, how severe your injury is and the extent to which it’s impacted your quality of life.

Medical evidence and other medical reports may be used to determine the nature of your injuries. In addition, a document called the Judicial College Guidelines could help to value your claim.

In addition, you could claim back any past or future financial losses that you’ve incurred as a result of your injuries under special damages. For instance:

  • If you were unable to work while recovering, your could claim back any loss of earnings.
  • If you required additional care, you could seek reimbursement for the cost of care.

However, in order to claim back any additional expenses, you must provide evidence in the form of receipts, payslips or invoices.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.

NHS Negligence Claims Statistics

NHS Resolution’s Trust and Claims Authority Data provides information on the number of successful claims made against NHS trusts during 2019/2020.

We have used the data to create a table showing the number of claims against Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. The table also details the amount paid in damages, NHS and claimant legal costs.

Trust Number of Successful Claims 2019/2020Payments Made in Damages, NHS and Claimant Legal Costs
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust72£16,248,935

Work With No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors For Portsmouth

When considering which solicitor is best for you, you may wish to consider the costs sometimes involved when working with a solicitor.

If you’re concerned about this, you could choose one of our solicitors to represent your claim on a No Win No Fee basis.

As part of this agreement, in successful claims, your solicitor will take a percentage of the compensation as payment for the work they have done on your case.

However, it’s important to note that the percentage is legally capped and something your solicitor will make you aware of before your claim begins.

The benefit of using this type of agreement means you won’t be required to make a payment upfront for your solicitor to begin working on your claim.

Additionally, there are no initial fees when claiming without a solicitor, but other costs could incur while your claim is ongoing.

For instance, payment may be required when obtaining medical reports for evidence. However, these costs are covered by the agreement.

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

If you’d like to learn more about how you could work with one of our medical negligence solicitors for Portsmouth on this basis, please contact our team on the number above.

Get Started On Your Clinical Negligence Claim Today

Although we have aimed to cover the information you need in this guide, we understand you may still have questions. If so, our team of advisors can provide free legal advice regarding your claim.

Furthermore, they could assess your case to determine whether one of our medical negligence solicitors for Portsmouth could help.

For further help and advice getting started with your clinical negligence claim, please get in touch using the following contact details:

  • Phone number 0800 073 8804
  • Use the live chat feature in the bottom right corner of our website.
  • Fill out the contact form, and an advisor will call you back.

Additional Guides And Resources On Medical Negligence

Please find below additional guides we have written on medical negligence. We have also provided some links to external websites that could help.

For more information on dermal filler claims, see our guide.

Visit our guide for more information following an incident of medical negligence causing death.

If you require further information on wrong-site surgery claims, our guide could help.

Visit the Care Quality Commission to see their role in regulating health and social care services in England.

See the NHS Constitution for England to better understand your rights as a patient.

Further Useful Guides

Local Medical Facilities In Portsmouth

In this section, we have provided details for several health centres in the Portsmouth area.

Queen Alexandra Hospital
Cosham
Portsmouth
PO6 3LY
Tel: 023 9228 6000

Spire Portsmouth Hospital
Bartons Road
Havant
PO9 5NP
Tel: 02392 800 337

Hampshire Terrace Dental Care
4 Hampshire Terrace,
Portsmouth,
PO1 2QF
Tel: 02392 823779

University Surgery
The Nuffield Centre
St Micheal’s Road
Portsmouth
PO1 2BH
Tel: 023 9273 6006

We hope our guide on finding medical negligence solicitors for Portsmouth has helped. However, if you have any further questions, call the number at the top of the page.

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