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Redditch Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee Claims Guide

Medical Negligence Solicitors In Redditch

Have you experienced pain or suffering as a result of the way in which you were treated by a medical or healthcare professional in either the NHS or through a private healthcare provider? If so the experienced medical negligence team at Legal Expert can help you. If you are looking for solicitors in Redditch our medical negligence team can provide you with a solicitor who can assist claimants in this area. Whilst they may not be based here, they will be able to provide expert care to people living in Redditch.

solicitors in Redditch Once you have sought any supplementary medical care that you need, your next step should be to get the compensation that you are entitled to. Our medical negligence team is able to offer claimants an initial consultation early on after you have discovered your injury or illness to assess whether or not you have a claim which will be successful. This will also allow us to start your claim early whilst the details of how it happened are still fresh in your mind, and whilst your injury or illness can be assessed by an independent medical expert. If the defendant admits their liability early in this case then the solicitor we provide you may be able to secure you an interim payment from your final settlement to help with any medical costs or other expenses you have to meet as a result of the negligence you experienced.

To make a successful medical negligence claim the solicitor which we can provide you with will need to show three things. Firstly that you were owed a duty of care by the defendant, i.e. that you were under their medical care. Secondly that the defendant breached this duty of care in some way and finally that this breach or negligent action was the cause of your subsequent injury or illness.

In our guide to making a claim in Redditch below, we take a brief look at some of the most common types of medical negligence as well as giving you some tips on how to find the best solicitor for your claim.

Choosing The Best Medical Negligence Solicitor

Choosing the solicitor most suitable for your claim is the most important part of the overall claims process. Whilst other steps might be important, getting the right legal team behind you will ensure that you are represented in the best possible way throughout your claim. The best solicitor will be able to negotiate on your behalf and secure you the highest possible award settlement for your injuries. Here are answers to two of the most common types of question people have when thinking about using a solicitor.

Do You Need To Use Solicitors In Your Area?

This is a question which people often ask when they are considering using a solicitor. The simplest answer is no, you do not need to use a solicitor in your local area. In the area around Redditch, there are as many as 100 different solicitors firms. However, even with this many operating in the local area, the right one for your claim might not be here. We can provide you the best solicitor for your claims needs ensuring that you have the best help possible, regardless of location. The only part of a claim which needs to be carried out in your area or in a face-to-face setting is the medical examination you need. This can be organised close to you and in certain cases, we may be able to organise a home visit for you.

What To Consider When Reading Solicitor Reviews

Different solicitors and legal firms will have their own approach to providing services and interacting with a client. Some may be more formal whilst others may be causal and friendly.as important as it is in working with a solicitor who has the necessary experience, it is also important that you use a solicitor who approaches things in a way which makes you comfortable. Solicitor reviews are a good way to learn more about a solicitor’s individual approach to claimants, as well as learning about their track record and ability to help people such as yourself. Whilst reading reviews of different solicitors covering your area is a great way to find out more, they are not a substitute for contacting a service such as Legal Expert who can take the time to understand your claim and provide you with the right solicitor for your needs.

Claims Our Redditch Medical Negligence Team Can Conduct

Compensation for medical negligence can be claimed for in a very broad range of different circumstances. The effects can range from the relatively mild to extremely severe, life-changing and even terminal. As such the solicitors we provide are experienced in every area of medical negligence litigation and are ready to help you. Below we look at some of the most common forms of medical negligence claims which we handle. If the circumstances of your individual case differ from these don’t worry. The list is not exhaustive and there are many other different causes and effects of clinical or medical negligence.

Medical Negligence Birth Injuries

Whilst prospective parents often look forward to bringing their new baby home, the actual birth itself can often be a stressful or emotional time. As such you need to be able to trust the medical team taking care of you, your partner or child are providing the best possible level of care. If the hospital’s standards do slip then medical negligence birth injuries can sadly happen. The effects of this on the mother or child can sometimes be devastating and can lead to many different types of injury or illness to either or both parties. We can provide you with a solicitor who is experienced in successfully conducting birth injury claims cases.

Cancer Medical Negligence Cases

If you suspect that you have cancer it imperative that is it diagnosed and treatment is started as early and accurately as possible so that you can have the best chance of recovery. If a doctor, oncologist or surgeon makes a mistake your cancer symptoms may not be correctly diagnosed or not diagnosed early enough. In some cases, this may mean that your cancer is then much harder to treat, or that it could already have become terminal before your diagnosis is confirmed. In instances of prostate or breast cancer medical negligence cases, as well as with other cancers, our team is on hand to help you get on the road to recovery and compensation as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Medical Negligence Cases In Hospital

Medical negligence cases in a hospital can be made against both private and NHS hospitals and healthcare providers. A hospital should always be somewhere you can go and in which you can trust that the doctors and other staff will always provide you with the highest level of care possible. However for some the level of care provided will fall far short of this and as such, they could become injured or ill as a result. Claims may be made for NHS surgery compensation or other life-changing consequences such as acquiring pressure sores, developing a new illness or injury or contracting a so-called ‘superbug’ such as MRSA. Hospital negligence claims range from the mild to the severe and can involve all manner of circumstances.

Dental Negligence Cases

Dental negligence claims can deal with a very wide range of different causes, consequences, and circumstances centered around dental negligence. They can be made for things such as negligence in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, dental assistance negligence, damage to your nerves and cases of negligent oral cancer treatment as well as periodontal negligence and a wide range of other circumstances leading to you being harmed. You can make a claim for dental negligence if you have suffered any form of negligence or harm as a result of the way in which your dentistry was provided. You claim can include physical injuries as well as compensation for the cost of additional treatment or any related loss of income.

GP Negligence Cases

GP negligence cases deal with circumstances in which a GP or other staff at a GP surgery have provided negligent treatment to a patient under their care. Your local GP surgery and the staff (such as doctors, nurses and other healthcare practitioners) will often be the first place you access health care in the UK if you have a minor injury or need an illness diagnosing and treating. As a patient, you need to be able to trust that they provide you with the best possible care and treatment. GP negligence cases could include you not being referred for further or correct treatment and testing or care being provided in a way which has a negative effect on you. This negligence could have serious consequences, such as a serious condition not being diagnosed in time or correctly. If you have experienced negligence in a GP surgery, contact us today.

Nursing Home Negligence Cases

Whether you are or have been a patient or resident in a nursing home or care home, or are a relative or person responsible for someone who is, you have an expectation of the highest level of care being provided to them. You need to be able to put your trust in the staff at the facility as well as the body responsible for the overall care at the facility. Sadly, nursing home negligence statistics in the UK show that each year thousands of people are affected by negligence or abuse in care and nursing homes across the UK. Nursing negligence claims are brought against the body running the facility or the individual responsible for the negligence. The solicitors we provide will always treat your claim with the care and attention that you deserve.

Statistics For Medical Negligence Claims Against NHS Worcester Acute Hospitals

Medical negligence claims are always made against the person or body with ultimate responsibility for your treatment, i.e. where the duty of care lays. If you have been injured in an NHS hospital in Redditch, the body responsible will be the Worcester Acute Hospitals Trust, as such, claims at those facilities will be brought against them. In the table below we have included data from the NHS Litigation Authority about the number of incidents, number of claims received and the total value of claims made against this health authority in the 2015/ 16 period.

Healthcare ProviderClaims Recieved 2015/ 16Number of Incident 2015/ 16Payments Made
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust78*9,955,603
Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust27*140,907

Redditch No Win No Fee Solicitors For Negligence Claims

No win, no fee solicitors for negligence operate and help claimants under what is called a conditional fee agreement. This helps claimants to make a compensation claim without the worry of having to make upfront payments or facing a large legal bill at the end of a case. As the claimant, you won’t be exposed to any financial risks as you will only ever have to pay the solicitors fees if the claim is successful. If the case is, your legal fees can then be deducted from the overall settlement, meaning you don’t have to worry about paying legal fees before you have your settlement. If your claim is not awarded a settlement (in the event of a ‘no win’) you won’t have to pay anything. Neither your solicitor nor the defendant will ask for any costs with all the risk assumed by them. During your initial consultation, we will assess whether or not you have a valid claim and if we think you have a case. If we do, we could be able to offer to provide you with an experienced no win, no fee solicitor.

How To Proceed

Are you ready to start your compensation claim, or do you need further advice about making a claim, or to find out whether or not you have a valid claim and how much you could be owed? If so, our expert clinical negligence awards team is on hand to talk to you. Before you make a claim using one of our expert solicitors we will make sure that you have all the information you need to confidently make your claim. Contact us today using the number above or send us an email with the details of your case and circumstances of your injury to info@legalexpert.co.uk. You can also start your claim using our online claims form. However, you contact us, contact Legal Expert today to get the compensation you deserve.

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Medical practices, hospitals, and facilities in Redditch

Alexandra Hospital
Woodrow Drive,
Redditch,
B98 7UB
Tel: 01527 503030
Web: www.worcsacute.nhs.uk/our-hospitals/alexandra-hospital-redditch

BMI The Droitwich Spa Hospital
St Andrews Road
Droitwich Spa
Worcestershire
WR9 8DN
Tel: 01905 793333
Web: www.bmihealthcare.co.uk/hospitals/bmi-the-droitwich-spa-hospital

St Stephens Surgery
St Stephens Surgery,
Adelaide Street,
Redditch
B97 4AL
Tel: 01527 595600
Web: www.ststephenssurgery.co.uk

Dentist @Red House
Prospect Hill,
Redditch,
B97 4BG
Tel: 01527 63141
Web: www.dentistatredhouse.co.uk

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