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By Stephen Adams. Welcome to our guide on compensation claims in Runcorn with medical negligence solicitors. If you have evidence that shows you’ve been harmed because of negligence while receiving medical treatment, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

Before you begin a claim for medical negligence in Runcorn, you may choose to hire a solicitor who can support your case. On this page, you will find some useful information on picking a good legal team.

Read on to learn more about how exactly medical negligence is defined and what’s required if you have grounds to claim for this type of negligence. We’ll discuss what to look out for when choosing a solicitor who is suitable to take on your case. We will also explain how our own advisors and panel of solicitors can assist with clinical negligence claims in Runcorn. This guide also breaks down different types of medical negligence claims which people may choose to make. We’ll also talk about No Win No Fee solicitors and how they can benefit your claim.

To talk to our advisors about making a claim, you can call us on 0800 073 8804. You can also reach us online through our live chat service or online contact form.

Runcorn Solicitors for Medical Negligence Claims

Before we discuss hiring a solicitor for a medical negligence claim, we’ll clarify what exactly this type of negligence is. Medical negligence is deemed to have occurred whenever a medical professional causes harm to a patient due to a breach of their duty of care. It may occur through an accident, mistake, oversight or lack of care.

Healthcare providers owe each of their patients a duty of care. To summarise, this means they should take reasonable steps to protect their patients from harm while treating them. Sometimes, a patient can suffer harm even if their healthcare provider followed all necessary procedures and precautions correctly. If they didn’t, however, then they may be considered negligent if their behaviour can be directly linked to the patient’s harm. Clinical negligence can result in physical injuries, worsening of a medical condition, psychological damage and even death in the most extreme cases.

Typical examples of the type of medical negligence we see frequently are:

  • Wrongly prescribed medication leading to an adverse reaction in the patient.
  • Surgical errors and accidents causing physical harm to a patient on the operating table.
  • Misdiagnosis of a medical condition leading the wrong treatment being administered.
  • Avoidable delays in providing treatment resulting in the worsening of the patient’s condition.

Regardless of the type of medical negligence that has occurred, every successful compensation claim for clinical negligence shares the same three elements below:

1) The medical professional who caused the negligence had a duty of care to the patient.

2) When the medical professional failed in this duty of care, it resulted in harm to the patient.

3) The failure in duty of care could have been avoided in some way.

If this situation sounds like your own, then you should contact us here at Legal Expert. We have a proven track record in winning large compensation awards for our patients across a wide range of clinical negligence cases. Our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors can assist claimants in Runcorn.

How to Select the Best No Win No Fee Solicitors in Your Area

When trying to find suitable medical negligence solicitors for Runcorn claims, residents should keep several things in mind. You should check that a legal firm you’re considering has:

  • Successfully won similar medical negligence cases in the past.
  • A fee structure that you can afford.
  • The ability to arrange for any additional services such as a local medical examination.

Legal Expert offers all of these qualities and you’re welcome to contact our advisors about your potential clinical negligence claim. We can give you some free advice on making a claim for medical negligence in the Runcorn area. If you have a solid case, we can arrange a home visit from one of our medical negligence experts. We can also arrange value-added services such as getting you an expert medical opinion of your conditions.

Check Runcorn Medical Negligence Solicitor Reviews

When you begin looking for good solicitors in Widnes and Runcorn, if you can find some online reviews published on an independently operated website, then these are a good starting point. You can use these reviews to make a shortlist of potential solicitors.

Medical negligence solicitor Runcorn

Runcorn Medical Negligence Solicitors

Once you have this shortlist, you can reach out to friends, family and work colleagues to find out if any of them have experience with any of the solicitors on your list and ask how the experience was for them. Facebook, Twitter and Google+ may also be useful for this research.

However, Legal Expert can help you get the right legal support if you have evidence to support a medical negligence claim in Runcorn.

Do You Have to Choose Solicitors in Widnes and Runcorn?

There is no advantage at all in using a local legal firm. You can use modern technology such as email, webchat and Skype to keep in touch with your medical negligence team no matter where they are located.

Claims Our Runcorn Medical Negligence Team Can Handle

Legal Expert has a wealth of experience in claiming compensation in a medical negligence case. We really do believe we offer people the best chance of winning their case, rather than using a local solicitor in Runcorn old town.

Below we have outlined some of the more typical types of medical negligence cases we take on and win. This is not a complete list, so if none of the outlines seems to fit your specific case, give us a call so that we can answer any questions you may have.

Hospital Negligence Claims

Hospital negligence can take many forms, such as:

  • Errors or accidents during surgery.
  • Administering the wrong treatment.
  • Misdiagnosing a medical condition.
  • Prescribing the wrong medication.

Legal Expert is experienced in claiming compensation for all these kinds of hospital negligence and more.

Dental Negligence Claims

When an accident happens during a dental procedure, not only is the injury painful, it can also cause some form of cosmetic damage to the teeth, jaw or face. Therefore, any compensation claim will have to factor in psychological trauma due to this disfigurement, even if it will heal fully in the medium term. The claims service Legal Expert operates will claim for both the physical injury and the psychological damage.

GP & Doctor Negligence Claims

When you visit your doctor, you are trusting him to make the proper decisions about your health. When a GP makes a mistake, however, then the consequences can be dire.

In these types of negligence cases, you will likely need to present an independent medical opinion to support your claim, and this is something that Legal Expert can help you obtain.

Cancer Negligence Claims

Cases of cancer negligence can be life-threatening. If a doctor misdiagnosis the type of cancer a patient has, then it could lead to a delay in receiving the proper treatment. This delay could mean the difference between life and death for the cancer patient.

If you have lost a loved one due to cancer misdiagnosis or some other form of cancer negligence, then Legal Expert can help you claim the maximum amount of compensation possible.

Care Home Negligence Claims

As a resident of a care home, you have a legal right to expect to receive a specific level of care. When the system fails and for some reason, the care level slips, then it can result in one of the residents coming to harm. The two most common ways in which this can happen are:

  • The resident becomes the victim of an accident resulting in a personal injury, due to the fact that they were not being supervised as closely as they should have been.
  • The resident contracts a medical condition, which goes untreated due to the fact that care staff fail to notice their deteriorating health.

If you or a loved one has suffered due to clinical negligence in a care home, then Legal Expert can help you prove liability and claim compensation.

Childbirth Injury Negligence

When childbirth negligence occurs, it can result in a serious injury to the mother, baby or both. Typical injuries the mother can suffer from due to negligence during childbirth are; perineal tears damaged pelvic floor muscles or even a fractured pelvis. The baby can suffer harm such as broken bones due to birth trauma, cuts and abrasions causing permeant scarring, and even serious brain injuries leading to conditions such as cerebral palsy.

If your family has suffered due to medical negligence during childbirth then Legal Expert can offer you a stress-free way to claim compensation during this difficult time.

Medical Negligence Claims Against Warrington And Halton Hospitals

You may be wondering how often NHS medical negligence claims are made in your local area. NHS healthcare services in Runcorn are overseen by the Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Data published by NHS Resolution for 2019/20 reveals the number of claims received by NHS Trusts across the country during the covered time period. It also shows how much each NHS Trust spent on resolving claims within the same time period.

Information from this data includes the following:

  • The Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust received 71 claims during the 2019/20 period.
  • In the same time period, the Trust spent £8,716,771 in total in order to resolve claims it received.
  • Among the money spent on resolving claims, the Trust gave £6,309,536 to claimants to compensate for their damages. The Trust also spent £664,712 on the legal costs it accumulated.

Runcorn No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Claims

Legal Expert offers a national claims service that operates under a No Win No Fee scheme. When you use Legal Expert to make your medical negligence claim, you don’t pay anything in fees until we actually win you a compensation pay-out. This means that you can make your claim with no financial risk at all. Call us to find out more details about our No Win No Fee claims service.

Taking the Next Steps

Are you ready to begin your medical negligence claim? If so, call Legal Expert now on Legal Expert – 0800 073 8804. We will spend some time going over the details of your case, and then offer some free legal advice on what your next steps will be. If you have strong grounds to claim compensation, we may offer to take on your claim. You’ll be welcome to talk to us about making a claim in Runcorn with medical negligence solicitors from our panel under a No Win No Fee agreement.

Useful Links

For more assistance with medical negligence claims or similar queries, you can check out the guides and other resources linked to below:

Claiming compensation for cancer misdiagnosis

Read our detailed guide on cancer misdiagnosis claims at the above link.

Claiming for a hospital infection

Check out this guide if you wish to claim for an infection caused by negligence by hospital staff.

Surgical error compensation claims

This guide can be read for details on how you may be able to claim for an error during a surgical procedure.

Get the latest NHS statistics

You can visit this NHS page to access their latest publicly-accessible statistics.

Look for NHS services nearby

This section of the NHS website can be used to search for a variety of healthcare services that are in your local area.

Read the NHS Constitution for England

This section of the government website allows you to read the NHS Constitution for England. It outlines commitments which NHS healthcare providers are meant to follow when treating patients.

Further Useful Medical Negligence Guides

Local Runcorn Medical Centres

Halton General Hospital

Hospital Way
Tel: 01928 714567

Spire Cheshire Hospital

Fir Tree Close,
Tel: 01925 541 853

Grove House Partnership

St Paul’s Health Centre
High Street
Tel: 01928 566561

My Dentist

105-107 Church Street
Tel: 01928 572679

We hope you have found this guide on making claims in Runcorn with medical negligence solicitors to be useful.

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