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By Meg Stein. Last updated 6th January 2022. Welcome to this guide exploring how you can find the best medical negligence solicitors for the Southend-on-Sea area. An experienced solicitor could help you seek compensation for incidents of clinical negligence such as surgical errors, hospital negligence or delayed treatment.

Medical negligence solicitors Southend-on-Sea

If you have experienced avoidable harm after receiving care that fell below the expected standard, you may wish to seek compensation by making a claim.

Our guide will provide information on what medical negligence is to help you determine whether you’re eligible to claim.

Furthermore, we will explore the process involved in building a strong case and how a solicitor could help.

However, if you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the details below:

  • Telephone 0800 073 8804
  • The live chat function below allows you to access instant advice from an advisor.
  • Enquire by filling out the contact form, and an advisor will get back to you.

Explore The Following Sections For More Information On Finding The Best Medical Negligence Solicitors For Southend-on-Sea

  1. What Is Clinical Or Medical Negligence?
  2. How Do I Make A Clinical Negligence Claim?
  3. How To Find The Best Medical Negligence Solicitors For The Southend-on-Sea Area
  4. Different Types Of Compensation Cases Our Medical Negligence Solicitors For Southend-on-Sea Could Handle
  5. NHS Medical Negligence Statistics 2020/2021
  6. Medical Negligence Compensation Awards
  7. Work With The Best No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors For Southend-on-Sea
  8. Talk To Legal Expert About Starting Your Clinical Negligence Claim Today
  9. Useful Links And Additional Guides

What Is Clinical Or Medical Negligence?

Medical or clinical negligence could occur when a trained healthcare professional has failed to meet the correct standard of care. As a result, a patient they were treating may have suffered further or avoidable harm.

All medical professionals are expected to uphold their duty of care to prevent patients from experiencing additional injuries or a worsening pre-existing medical condition that could have been avoided with the correct care.

Failing to do so could lead to various types of harm, such as:

  • Physical harm: A doctor may have failed to check your patient notes before prescribing you medication. As a result, you may have experienced a drug allergic reaction.
  • Psychological harm: A midwife may have failed to diagnose a mother with prenatal depression despite exhibiting clear symptoms of the condition. As a result, the mother may have experienced avoidable harm due to delayed treatment.

We understand an incident of medical negligence could prove distressing. However, with the assistance of medical negligence solicitors for Southend-on-Sea, you could claim for both physical and psychological injuries.

Read on to discover more about working with medical compensation lawyers for negligence cases.

How Do I Make A Clinical Negligence Claim?

There are certain steps you may wish to take before putting forward your clinical negligence claim. For instance:

  • Gather evidence: Medical evidence could help determine whether negligence occurred by highlighting if you received the correct care in a medical setting. A solicitor could help you obtain relevant evidence such as hospital or doctor records, prescriptions, treatment plans or referral letters.

Additionally, they could arrange for you to attend an independent medical exam in your local area. The exam could provide details on the current state and the full extent of your condition.

  • Seek legal advice: By seeking advice from a solicitor who deals with medical negligence claims, you can better understand how the process works. For instance, they could provide information on the evidence you need to obtain and the compensation you could receive.

All of our solicitors have experience handling these types of claims and could help you get the compensation you deserve. For more information about how to work with one of our solicitors, call the number above.

How To Find The Best Medical Negligence Solicitors For The Southend-on-Sea Area

The importance of locating the best solicitors who deal with medical negligence could benefit you when you make your claim. In fact, there are several factors you may wish to consider when making your decision, such as:

  • Can your solicitor keep you up to date on the stage of your claim?
  • Can they offer to represent your claim on a No Win No Fee basis?
  • Do they have relevant experience handling previous claims for medical negligence compensation?
  • Could they offer other services, such as arranging for you to attend a local medical exam?

Although there may be other criteria you wish your solicitor to meet, these may help you choose the right solicitor.

Research Reviews Of Medical Negligence Solicitors For Southend-on-Sea

One of the best ways to find the best medical negligence solicitors for the Southend-on-Sea area is by checking online reviews.

Reviews left by previous clients could give you an overview of how a specific solicitor or legal firm navigates the claims process with their clients.

For instance, you could find out how well they communicate with claimants and whether they have the knowledge and experience to help you.

If you’d like to learn more about the services our solicitors offer, you could check the reviews on our website left by previous clients. If you have any additional queries after reading, please contact our team on the number above.

Do I Need To Use Medical Claims Lawyers Close To Me?

Instead of focusing on the location of your solicitor, it may be more beneficial to choose a solicitor based on their experience.

Although hiring local solicitors in the past may have been necessary, it’s no longer a factor on which you need to place the most importance.

The reason being, with the development of technology, you can still keep in contact with your solicitor regardless of where they’re located. For instance, you could discuss your claim over telephone or email rather than meeting face to face.

Different Types Of Compensation Cases Our Medical Negligence Solicitors For Southend-on-Sea Could Handle

Our medical negligence solicitors for Southend-on-Sea could assist with a wide range of cases, having dealt with many claims in the past. For instance:

  • Cancer medical negligence claims
  • Childbirth medical malpractice
  • Sepsis negligence claims
  • Cerebral palsy claims
  • Surgical negligence claims
  • Cosmetic surgery claims
  • NHS misdiagnosis claim
  • Claims for medical negligence at birth

We have explored some of them in more detail throughout the sections below. However, please be aware this isn’t an exhaustive list of all the claims we could handle.

For that reason, if you have had a different experience of medical negligence, contact our team to find out if we could help.

GP Negligence Compensation Claims

Often, when you’re feeling unwell, your doctor or GP will be your first port of call. As a trained medical professional, your GP is responsible for providing the correct level of care when assessing your condition.

However, in some cases, the care you receive may fall below the required standard, causing you to suffer avoidable harm. There are various ways in which this could happen, such as:

  • Your doctor may have failed to correctly diagnose shingles despite you exhibiting obvious signs of the condition. As a result, your condition may have worsened, leading to nerve damage because you didn’t receive any treatment.
  • Your doctor may have been unable to diagnose your condition based on the information with which they were presented. However, they may have failed to refer you for further tests despite it being necessary to do so based on the symptoms you were displaying.

If you have experienced something similar, you may wish to make a GP negligence claim and get the compensation you deserve. For more information on the steps you need to take, contact our team on the number above.

Claims Our Hospital Negligence Solicitors Could Handle

Have you experienced negligence while receiving care in an NHS or private hospital? If so, you may wish to find hospital negligence solicitors to help you with your claim. 

There are many different types of hospital negligence, including:

  • Delayed treatment: A doctor may have failed to refer a patient for an X-ray after failing to recognise symptoms of a fracture. As a result, the patient may have experienced ongoing issues with mobility due to delayed treatment.  
  • Surgical errors: A surgeon may have left a surgical instrument in a patient before closing up. As a result, the patient may have developed an avoidable infection. 

If you have been involved in a similar incident, our medical negligence solicitors for Southend-on-Sea could help. Contact our team on the number above for more information.

Claims For Dental Medical Negligence 

There are many reasons why you may require dental negligence solicitors to help you put forward your claim. 

Examples might include:

  • A dentist may have failed to investigate clear symptoms of oral cancer in a patient, causing their condition to worsen due to delayed treatment. 
  • A dental nurse may have carried out unnecessary treatment on a patient despite being unqualified to do so. 

For more information on making a dental negligence claim, contact our team.

Care Home Negligence Claims

If you or someone you love has experienced care home negligence, you may wish to make a claim for medical negligence compensation.

When someone we love enters a care home, it’s not unreasonable to expect them to receive the required standard of care. If the opposite happens, it can be incredibly distressing for everyone involved.

There are several different types of negligence that could occur in a care home, such as:

  • A nurse may have failed to meet a patient’s primary healthcare need, such as ensuring they received the correct insulin dosage at regular intervals. As a result, the patient may have experienced avoidable symptoms of hypoglycaemia.
  • A nurse may have distributed the wrong medication to the wrong patients causing health complications amongst several residents in the care home.

Our medical negligence solicitors for Southend-on-sea could help if you’ve experienced a similar situation. Call our team on the number at the top of the page for more information.

NHS Medical Negligence Statistics 2020/2021

Please take a look at the table below for details on NHS medical negligence compensation awards paid out for successful claims against NHS trusts in the Southend-on-Sea area.

The table also details the number of claims made against NHS hospital trusts in this area.

We have used figures from NHS Resolution’s Trust and Authority Claims Data 2020/2021.

NHS TrustTotal Number Of Successful ClaimsTotal Paid 2020/2021
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust179£60,517,301

Medical Negligence Compensation Awards

Each compensation settlement package may comprise general and special damages.

Under general damages, you’re entitled to seek reimbursement for your physical or psychological pain and suffering.

The total value of your injuries may be determined by the medical evidence you provide in support of your claim. For instance, the evidence could provide details on the severity of your condition and how badly it’s impacted your quality of life.

Additionally, a document called the Judicial College Guidelines may be used alongside evidence to help value your claim.

Special damages allow you to seek compensation for financial losses incurred as a result of your injuries. The losses include those from the past and future.

For example, if you required additional care whilst recovering, you could claim back the care costs. Alternatively, you may have been unable to work while recovering, so you could claim back any lost income.

However, you must provide evidence to support any claim for monetary losses, such as receipts or payslips.

As each settlement varies on a case by case basis, it’s difficult to give an accurate figure of how much your claim may be worth. However, if you choose to work with medical negligence solicitors for Southend-on-Sea, they could accurately value your claim as part of their services.

Work With The Best No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors For Southend-on-Sea

When looking for the best medical negligence lawyers to represent your claim, you may wish to consider whether they offer No Win No Fee services, such as a Conditional Fee Agreement.

As part of the CFA, you won’t need to pay solicitor fees if your claim fails. Furthermore, there is no upfront cost involved, something that’s often needed for a solicitor to start working on your case.

Additionally, if you choose to pursue your claim without legal representation, there is no initial cost. However, other costs may incur during your claim, such as fees for medical evidence.

For successful claims, a fee will be deducted to pay your solicitor for their work on your case. However, the fee is deducted as a legally capped percentage of your overall settlement and is something your solicitor will discuss with you beforehand.

All of our solicitors can take on your claim under a CFA, so if it’s something you’d like to learn more about, contact our team on the number above.

Talk To Legal Expert About Starting Your Clinical Negligence Claim Today

We hope our guide has given you a better understanding of choosing a solicitor that’s right for your case.

If you’re ready to start your claim, an advisor could appoint one of our solicitors to your case if they feel it has a chance of success. Alternatively, they could provide further advice on the steps you may wish to take before seeking compensation.

So, no matter whether you wish to work with one of our medical negligence solicitors for Southend-on-Sea or you need further information, get in touch on the details below:

  • Telephone 0800 073 8804
  • The live chat function below allows you to access instant advice from an advisor.
  • Enquire by filling out the contact form, and an advisor will get back to you.

Useful Links And Additional Guides

Below, we have included links to more of our medical negligence guides and useful external resources.

Visit The NHS Constitution For England for further details regarding your patient rights.

The General Medical Council provides information on the standard of care you should expect from registered doctors in the UK.

Please read our guide for more detailed information on clinical or medical negligence claims.

See our guide on private hospital medical negligence claims to understand the rights you have following a similar incident.

If you have experienced avoidable harm following laser eye surgery, our guide could help.

Further Helpful Guides

Local Southend-On-Sea Medical Centres

Private hospital:

Spire Wellesley Hospital
Eastern Avenue
SS2 4XH
Tel: 01702 892 518

NHS hospital:

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Prittlewell Chase
SS0 0RY
Tel: 01702 435555

GP surgery:

West Road Surgery
183-195 North Road
SS0 7AF
Tel: 01702 339865

Thank you for reading our guide on finding the best medical negligence solicitors for Southend-on-Sea. For more information, call the number at the top of the page.

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