Southport Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee Claims Guide
By Stephen Lambert. Last Updated 6th January 2022. Welcome to our guide on hiring medical negligence solicitors for Southport claims.
Did you receive a substandard level of medical care in Southport or the wider Merseyside area? Did it leave you injured, make you ill or worsen a medical condition that you were already suffering from? If so, then you may be entitled to start a medical negligence claim. You can contact Legal Expert for advice on making a medical negligence compensation claim in your local area.
We work with top medical negligence solicitors who can cover the Southport and Merseyside area. Our solicitors have years of experience helping claimants secure compensation settlements.
Call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 for your free legal consultation. You can also contact our advisors online through our live chat service or our online contact page. If you have legitimate grounds to make a medical negligence claim, we may be able to connect you with a solicitor.
Medical Negligence Solicitors In Southport
This guide has been written for potential claimants who have been harmed by medical negligence and who live in the Southport area. However, if you live elsewhere in the UK, Legal Expert may still be able to provide you with a medical negligence solicitor who can cover your area. Call Legal Expert today for advice on your case.
Before we start to explain the process of working with a solicitor to cover your medical negligence claim, we should define what medical negligence is. Medical negligence, sometimes referred to as clinical negligence, is when a medical practitioner or institution gives substandard care to a patient through a negligent action or inaction. Some common examples of substandard care can include medical mistakes, misdiagnosis of a condition, or administering incorrect treatment. If you are harmed because you received a level of care that fell below acceptable standards, then you may be entitled to claim compensation.
To claim your compensation, you must be able to prove the following:
1). You were owed a duty of care by the medical professional that treated you or the institution where you received treatment.
2). The healthcare provider breached the duty of care that they owed you, through negligent actions or inactions.
3). The defendant’s negligent action or inactions resulted in an injury or illness or caused an existing condition to get worse than it otherwise would have.
If you choose to hire a medical negligence solicitor for your case, they can help to gather the evidence needed to put forward your case.
Time Limits For Medical Negligence Claims
Before you decide to work with a medical negligence solicitor, make sure you have enough time to start a claim. Due to the Limitation Act 1980, most clinical negligence compensation claims have a time limit of three years.
This can apply from the time the incident of medical negligence happened. However, the time limit can also run from when the claimant became aware that their condition was caused by negligence. This is known as the ‘date of knowledge’.
In certain circumstances, the three-year time limit may be frozen on at least a temporary basis. This can happen if the potential claimant is either below the age of 18 or lacks the mental capacity to pursue their own claim.
In these cases, the time limit for starting a claim won’t start until the injured party turns 18 or regains sufficient mental capacity to claim. Before the injured party becomes eligible to start their own claim, someone close to them may be able to start a claim on their behalf by acting as a litigation friend.
Are you unsure as to whether or not you still have time to start a medical negligence claim? If so, you can give Legal Expert a call for advice on the time limit for your potential claim.
How To Select The Best Medical Negligence Solicitor
If you want to make a medical negligence claim for compensation, you may choose to hire a solicitor to support your claim. We recommend you take the time to understand the most suitable medical negligence solicitors for Southport claims. Choosing the right solicitor to represent your case can make all the difference to whether or not you win. So we recommend you do everything you can to make an informed decision.
Read Online Reviews of Medical Negligence Solicitors
Reading online reviews of solicitors can that operate in your area can be helpful. They can give you some insight into what their previous clients thought of the service they received. You may want to speak to friends or family members who have used a solicitor to claim medical negligence compensation before, to see if they would recommend the solicitor they used.
If you are searching for medical negligence solicitors for Southport claims, we would recommend you give Legal Expert a call. We provide free and impartial legal consultations over the phone or online. It is in our interest to provide you with the best free legal advice regarding medical negligence claims. We treat every claim on a case-by-case basis.
Do I Need To Use A Medical Negligence Solicitor In My Area?
Many medical negligence claimants who live, or experienced a medical negligence incident in Southport, may think that they have to use a medical negligence solicitor who is based in their area to make a successful claim. This simply isn’t true. Legal Expert can provide you with the best medical negligence solicitor to handle your claim. Even if they are not based in the same town as you, you can keep in regular contact with them via email, phone or other digital communications tools.
Types Of Medical Negligence Claims Our Solicitors Represent
If you’re looking to claim for clinical negligence compensation, we may be able to provide you with a professional clinical negligence solicitor who covers the Southport area. We cover many types of medical negligence claims, such as the following examples below.
Hospital Negligence Lawyers For Hospital Negligence
We may be able to provide you with a solicitor if you have experienced hospital medical negligence in Southport. If hospital negligence left you with an illness, injury or worsened a medical condition that you already had, trust Legal Expert to advise you in regards to making a medical negligence claim.
Dental Negligence Cases
If you have experienced dental negligence at a private or an NHS dentist which left you with an injury, then you may be able to claim dental negligence compensation. Contact Legal Expert about how we could potentially provide a dental negligence solicitor who can represent you in your claim.
Compensation For GP Negligence
Have you experienced medical negligence that happened at a GP’s surgery in Southport? Maybe your clinical negligence ordeal involved your GP misdiagnosing your condition or other inaction from your GP. You may be entitled to claim medical negligence compensation for your injuries. Contact Legal Expert for advice on potentially making a medical negligence claim against your GP.
Care Home And Nursing Home Compensation
Care homes care for the elderly, infirm or other vulnerable people. Unfortunately, if care home or nursing home staff act negligently, this can cause harm to the people they care for. If you (or your next of kin who is unable to claim for themselves) has experienced medical negligence or abuse in a care home or nursing home, then Legal Expert can advise you on potentially claiming for such negligence.
Claim For Medical Negligence Childbirth Compensation
Have you or your child been injured due to medical negligence during childbirth? By performing negligent actions during childbirth, such as using the wrong tools or failing to spot distress in the infant, medical practitioners can cause injuries to the mother or the child. Some of these injuries can include fractured and broken bones, hypoxia (oxygen deprivation) or the transmission of infections. If you or your child has been harmed by medical negligence during childbirth, you may be able to sue for compensation.
Medical Negligence Claims Against Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
If you are based in Southport and you are able to make a medical negligence claim against an NHS healthcare provider in the local area, then the Defendant will usually be represented by the Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust. Data released by NHS Resolution shows us how many claims were received by this Trust during the 2020/21 period.
Findings from this data include the following:
- The Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust received a total of 52 claims during the 2020/21 period.
- Within the same time period, the same Trust spent £5,069,755 in total towards resolving claims made against it.
- Out of all the money the Trust spent on resolving claims, a total of £2,992,003 was given to claimants to cover their damages. The Trust also spent £641,846 on its legal costs.
No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors
At Legal Expert, we are able to connect you with No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitors for Southport claims.
Making a No Win No Fee medical negligence claim means that your solicitor will only charge you their legal fees if you win your claim. Choosing a No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor practising in your area means that you won’t have to pay an upfront fee, making it more affordable for many, but you will still benefit from the same great service that you would if you were paying your fee upfront. Call Legal Expert now for your free legal consultation to enquire about making a No Win No Fee medical negligence claim in the Southport or Merseyside area.
Contact Legal Expert To Find A Medical Negligence Solicitor
We are able to provide advice and clinical negligence solicitors to claimants who live in Southport and across the UK. If you have been involved in an incident of clinical negligence in Southport, you could be entitled to make a claim worth tens of thousands of pounds. Call Legal Expert today for your free legal consultation, or use our online claims form to tell us about your ordeal. If we think you have a legitimate claim, then we may be able to provide you with the right solicitor to handle your case and proceed there and then. We’re looking forward to receiving your call.
For more resources related to medical services and medical negligence claims, check out the links below:
Read this guide to learn about how to start a claim for negligence related to a cancer misdiagnosis.
This guide talks about the steps and requirements involved if you have evidence to support an NHS medical negligence claim.
Check out this guide to learn more about claiming for negligence that occurred during a surgical fat transfer.
You can use this section of the NHS website if you’re looking for information on different types of NHS healthcare services near you.
Check out this Government page for an explanation on how to send feedback or a formal complaint to the NHS.
An NHS guide to patient’s rights
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Popular medical practices in or around Southport
Southport and Formby District General Hospital
Town Lane, Kew
St Marks Medical Centre
42 Derby Road
Southport PR9 0TZ
Thank you for checking out our guide about hiring medical negligence solicitors for Southport claims.