Slough Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee
By Meg Thorpe. Last updated 5th January 2022. This guide will explore how you can find the best medical negligence solicitors for Slough to help you seek compensation.
We understand you may be apprehensive about hiring a solicitor due to the associated costs. However, our guide will help you understand the benefits of using the services of an experienced solicitor when making a claim.
Additionally, we’ll provide examples of medical negligence and the evidence you’ll need to provide in support of your claim to help you determine whether you’re entitled to seek compensation.
Furthermore, we’ll provide information on what your compensation package may comprise of and how it may be calculated.
For more information on making a clinical negligence claim, please continue reading. Alternatively, contact our team using the details below:
- Phone number — 0800 073 8804
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Explore The Following Sections To Find Out More About Medical Negligence Solicitors For Slough
- How Is Medical Or Clinical Negligence Defined?
- Steps You Can Take When Proving Medical Negligence
- How To Choose The Best Medical Negligence Solicitors For The Slough Area To Represent Your Claim
- What Claims Do Our Medical Negligence Solicitors For Slough Handle?
- Clinical Negligence Compensation Calculator
- NHS Negligence Claims Statistics 2020/2021
- Working With No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors For Slough
- Contact Legal Expert About Starting Your Clinical Negligence Claim Today
- Useful Medical Negligence Guides And Further Resources
Have you experienced clinical or medical negligence? This is a term used to describe a medically trained professional causing you to experience further or avoidable harm by providing you with a level of care that fell below the expected standard.
There are different types of negligence that could occur in a medical setting, including:
- Medical misdiagnosis: A doctor may have incorrectly diagnosed you with a sprained wrist despite you presenting clear signs of a fracture. As a result, you may have sustained further harm in the form of ongoing issues with mobility.
- Delayed treatment: A doctor may have correctly diagnosed you with diabetes but failed to ensure you received regular checkups to prevent any complications from developing. As a result, you may have developed a sore on your foot that became infected due to delayed treatment.
- Surgical error: A surgeon may have incorrectly operated on the wrong part of your body, amputating your left leg instead of your right leg. As a result, you may have experienced an additional injury and developed complications due to delayed treatment of the correct body part.
- Poor hygiene: You may have developed a hospital infection such as MRSA due to medical staff failing to take reasonable steps to keep the hygiene up to the correct standard.
If you have experienced anything like this, you may wish to find the best medical negligence solicitors in Slough to work on your case.
All of our solicitors have experience and knowledge in dealing with these types of claims. If you’d like to learn more about working with them, contact our team on the number above.
What Is The Correct Standard Of Care In A Medical Setting?
Although each area of medicine requires different treatment and different approaches, all medically trained professionals should ensure they provide the minimum standard of care to their patients.
The correct standard of care might involve taking reasonable steps to ensure a patient doesn’t sustain harm that could be avoided.
Failing to do so could result in a patient experiencing physical or psychological harm that could have otherwise been avoided.
However, it’s important to note that a trained medical professional can do all they reasonably can to provide the correct standard of care, and a patient may still suffer harm. In these instances, it may not have been negligence.
There are various regulators that monitor the standard of care given in health and social care settings across the UK. For instance:
- The Care Quality Commission (CQC) monitor health and social care services in England to ensure the correct standard of care is being provided.
- The General Medical Council (GMC) oversees the training and performance of registered doctors in the UK.
- The General Dental Council (GDC) oversees the training and performance of registered dentists in the UK.
If you have a concern about the care you or someone else has received, you may wish to raise it with the CQC, GMC or GDC.
Alternatively, you can contact our team to take steps in building a strong claim to seek compensation.
There are various steps you may wish to take before putting forward a claim. For instance:
- Obtain medical evidence: Medical evidence can be used to determine whether reasonable steps were taken to ensure you were provided with the correct level of care. It could include doctor records, hospital reports, prescriptions, treatment plans, details of diagnosis.
Furthermore, you may be required to attend an additional medical assessment to produce a current report on the full extent and nature of your condition.
- Speak with medical negligence solicitors for Slough: A solicitor could help arrange the additional medical exam for you to attend locally as well as help you obtain evidence to support your claim.
Additionally, they could use their knowledge of clinical negligence cases to help you understand the claim process and other steps you may need to take.
When looking for the best lawyer to work on your case, there are many factors to consider.
For instance, their level of experience dealing with clinical negligence claims, the quality of service they offer and whether they can keep you regularly updated on your case.
Furthermore, you may wish to consider choosing a solicitor who could take on your claim under a No Win No Fee agreement, which could allow you to avoid upfront costs.
We have provided information on the best way to find the right solicitor in the section below.
However, if you require any further information, please get in touch with our team on the number above.
Find Reviews Of Solicitors In The Slough Area
Reviews could be useful when searching for the best medical negligence solicitors for the Slough area. They may help give you a better understanding of the lawyers that are available and the service they provide based on previous claimants experiences.
Additionally, you could talk to your family and friends and ask if they have any recommendations.
Alternatively, you could check the reviews left by clients we’ve previously worked with to better understand the way our solicitors navigate the claims process.
If you have any further questions after reading the reviews, you can speak to our team of advisors by calling the number above.
Do I Need A Local Medical Compensation Lawyer?
Many people assume that their only option is to use a solicitor based in their local area. However, this is not the case.
In today’s modern world, we have more communication options available, meaning it’s not necessary to meet with your solicitor in person.
Instead, your solicitor can handle your case over the phone or via email. Therefore, you do not need to choose a lawyer based in Slough and can focus on finding a solicitor who has the experience and knowledge to help you seek compensation.
Our medical negligence solicitors for the Slough area have experience handling various clinical negligence claims.
No matter whether you’re claiming for the harm you sustained in an NHS or private hospital, doctor surgery, or dental practice, we could help. You can find out more about each type of claim below.
However, please do not hesitate to get in touch for more details if you don’t see your claim listed below.
Clinical Negligence In Hospitals
Our solicitors could help if you wish to seek compensation by making private hospital and NHS negligence claims.
Negligence can happen in many different ways in a hospital environment, such as:
- Errors during surgery: A surgeon may have failed to remove surgical pads from a patient before closing up, causing them to develop an infection.
- Medication being administered incorrectly: A doctor may have prescribed a child with an adult medication dosage. As a result, they may have experienced symptoms of an overdose.
Dentist Negligence Damages
If you want to claim an incident of clinical negligence that happened while visiting your dentist, we could assist. There are various ways in which someone could sustain further or avoidable harm when receiving treatment from a dentist, such as:
- Incorrect diagnosis: A dentist may have failed to correctly diagnose you with gingivitis despite you presenting clear symptoms of the condition. As a result, you may have developed gum disease due to receiving an incorrect diagnosis and no treatment for the original condition.
- Administering anaesthetic incorrectly: An orthodontist may have failed to take reasonable steps to ensure they administer anaesthetic to the correct part of your mouth. As a result, you may have experienced nerve damage.
For more information on making a dental negligence claim, please get in touch on the number above.
Compensation For GP Negligence
Often, your GP may be the first person you seek medical advice from if you feel unwell. If they fail to provide you with the correct level of care, it could result in you sustaining further or avoidable harm due to doctor negligence.
For instance, your doctor may have been unable to diagnose your condition based on the information they were presented with. However, they may have failed to take reasonable steps to investigate your condition further despite your symptoms needing further attention.
Our medical negligence solicitors for Slough could help you make a GP negligence claim to get the compensation you deserve.
Cancer Negligence Compensation
Cancer that is incorrectly diagnosed or treated in a reasonable time could have severe consequences for the patient. In some cases, it isn’t possible to prevent cancer from worsening despite medical professionals upholding their duty to provide the correct level of care.
However, there are certain instances in which reasonable steps aren’t taken to prevent you from sustaining further or avoidable harm.
For instance, your doctor may have arranged an urgent referral as you presented cancer symptoms. However, there may have been unreasonable delays in you receiving further tests or speaking with a specialist causing cancer to spread.
If you or a loved one have experienced cancer negligence, our medical negligence solicitors for Slough could help you get the compensation you deserve. Speak with our team on the number above.
Nursing and Care Home Compensation Cases
The decision to send an elderly loved one to a care home is difficult, and if the level of care has fallen below the expected standard, it may feel frustrating.
There are many different types of nursing home negligence that can occur, such as:
- A nurse may have failed to ensure that a patients primary care need has been met. For instance, they may have failed to ensure a patient received their medication on time each day. As a result, the patient may have experienced complications usually prevented by taking medication.
- A nurse may have failed to turn an immobile patient regularly, causing them to develop pressure sores.
For further details on care home negligence claims, please don’t hesitate to contact our team on the number above.
Claims For Negligence During Childbirth
If you or your child sustained a birth injury due to negligence during childbirth, you could put forward a claim to get the compensation you deserve. There are several ways in which a trained medical professional could fail to meet the required standard of care. For instance:
- A midwife may have failed to correctly monitor the baby’s oxygen levels during labour. As a result, the baby may have sustained minor brain damage causing them to develop cerebral palsy.
- A surgeon may have cut too deeply when performing a caesarean section. As a result, they may have perforated the mother’s bowel.
We understand that experiences of negligence during childbirth may be traumatic, and it is important to note that you can also claim for any psychological damages.
For more information, please contact our team on the number above. An advisor could appoint one of our medical negligence solicitors for Slough to represent your claim.
We understand you may be wondering how much compensation you could receive for medical negligence. However, the value of each claim is calculated based on several factors unique to a specific case.
For that reason, it’s difficult to provide an accurate settlement figure. However, you could use our medical negligence compensation calculator to get an estimate of how much your claim is worth.
Please only use the figure as a guide, though, because your actual settlement package will vary.
Alternatively, if you choose to hire legal representation, experienced medical negligence solicitors for Slough could accurately value your claim.
What Will My Medical Negligence Settlement Comprise?
Each medical negligence settlement package may comprise general and special damages.
General damages compensate you for any physical and psychological injuries you sustained due to negligence. Medical evidence may be used to accurately calculate the value of your injuries by determining:
- The severity of your illness or injuries
- The extent to which it’s impacted your quality of life, in both the short and long term
Additionally, a document called the Judicial College Guidelines may also be used to help value your claim.
Special damages allow you to seek compensation for any past and future financial losses you incurred as a result of your injuries. For instance:
- Loss of income
- Loss of pension
- Cost of care for you or anyone else dependant on you
- Travel costs
- Medical expenses
Please note, you must provide evidence to support your claim for any monetary losses such as receipts or payslips.
For more information on what your claim may comprise and how it’s calculated, please speak to a member of our team on the number above.
You may be looking to better understand the medical negligence claims launched against NHS trusts in the Slough area and details concerning payout amounts.
In the table below, you can find such figures regarding the 2020/21 period. You will see the number of claims and the amount paid out in damages, NHS and claimant legal costs.
However, it is vital to stress that the statistics provided are only for NHS trusts as specified by NHS Resolution’s Trust and Authority Claims Data 2020/2021.
|NHS Trust||Number Of Successful Claims||Total Paid In Damages, NHS And Claimant Costs|
|Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust||29||£22,339,919|
When looking for the best medical negligence solicitors, we have already discussed the value of experience rather than choosing a local solicitor.
Another important aspect you may wish to consider is whether a solicitor operates on a No Win No Fee basis. Claiming on this basis means that you won’t be asked to pay solicitor fees if your case fails.
Additionally, you can avoid upfront costs often needed for a solicitor to begin working on your claim.
Furthermore, if you pursue your claim without legal representation, there may be no initial cost, but other fees may incur while your claim is ongoing. However, using a solicitor on this basis means these costs are covered.
If your case is a success, a legally capped percentage will be deducted to pay your solicitor for their work on your case once compensation has been awarded. However, you and your solicitor will discuss the fee, how it works and what it covers beforehand.
We hope our guide has helped you better understand how to choose the best medical negligence solicitors for Slough. If you feel ready to seek compensation, one of our advisors could assess your case and appoint one of our solicitors to start working on your claim.
Alternatively, if you still have further questions, they can provide information on the next steps you may wish to take.
However, it is vital to stress that our advice comes free of charge, and there is no obligation to continue with our service.
If you would like further information or assistance, get in touch by using the following details:
- Phone number — 0800 073 8804
- Use the live chat feature below to speak with an advisor at a time convenient to you.
- Please fill out our online contact form with your query.
We have included a selection of more comprehensive guides on different medical negligence claims below. Additionally, we have included further resources about the standard of care you may be owed in a medical setting.
Visit our guide for more information on liposuction medical negligence claims.
For more information on midwife misdiagnosis claims, see our guide to understand the next steps you could take.
Please read our guide on wrong-site surgery claims to find out the rights you have following an incorrectly performed surgical procedure.
The NHS Constitution For England sets out your patient rights.
Please see NHS Resolution’s Annual Report Statistics 2020/2021 for details on the claims made against the NHS.
Further Medical Negligence Claims Guides
- Runcorn Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Scarborough Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Scunthorpe Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Shoreham By Sea Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Shrewsbury Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Smethwick Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Solihull Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Southall Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Southampton Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Dental Negligence Claims Guide
- Botox Injury Negligence Claims
Links To The Local Hospital, GP, And Dentist In The Slough Area
Frimley Park Hospital
Tel: 01276 604604
Spire Thames Valley Hospital
Tel: 01753 468 526
Tel: 01753 524 549
Berkshire Dental Care
137 High Street
Tel: 01753 520942
Thank you for taking the time to read our guide exploring how to find the best medical negligence solicitors for Slough. For more information, contact our team on the number at the top of the page.