Sutton-in-Ashfield Medical Negligence Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
Medical negligence, clinical negligence, and medical malpractice are legal terms which are commonly used to describe circumstances in which medical and/ or healthcare professionals has not provided a a person who is under their care with the standard of medical care they are entitled to expect. If you live in the Sutton-in-Ashfield area and need advice from a medical negligence solicitors you can call our free phone number. Some of the most common types of clinical or medical negligence include, but are not limited to,
- The misdiagnosis of a condition.
- Providing the incorrect course of treatment
- Surgical errors.
- Prescription of the wrong medicine.
- Injury or harm to a mother or child during childbirth.
- A patient not being treated, or not being treated in the right way.
- Not being properly informed of the risks of a course of treatment being proposed, and therefore not giving informed consent.
- Delays to the provision of your treatment
Medical negligence can have a negative impact in several ways. It can impact your mental or physical health, as well as impacting your financial health and your life in general.
In this guide you can find out why you may not need to use Sutton-in-Ashfield medical negligence solicitors, how to find a good solicitor, types of claims we commonly see, and how our team can help you get compensation.
How To Find Your Specialist Medical Negligence Solicitor
In some cases it can be difficult to find the right solicitor to handle your specific claim against the NHS, or a private company. When you are seeking a clinical negligence award you should use the best possible solicitor for your claim. There are some simple factors which you should look at when you are choosing between different solicitors;
- You should look at the previous track record of the solicitor. Have they handled a personal injury case similar to yours in the last 12 months? If so, how was it resolved?
- Second, do they work to no win no fee agreements, meaning that your current financial circumstances do not affect your ability to claim compensation?
- Finally, could they book for you to have a medical examination in your area?
The answer to the second two of these questions is that yes, we can offer no win no fee services, and yes, we can organise for you to be examined by a doctor in the wider Nottingham area. For many people, the simplest way to find a solicitor in England, Wales, or Scotland is to work with a service such as Legal Expert who can help people from across the country.
You Do Not Have To Use A Local Legal Firm
In the past people often felt that they should use a local solicitor to work on their claim, such as a GP negligence case. This was often because people liked to or felt that they should meet a solicitor in person. In cases of personal injury claim, this very often does not need to be the case. In fact, for almost all personal injury claim, there is no advantage or tangible benefit to meeting the solicitor in person or working with a solicitor in the same area as you.
Wherever a lawyer, solicitor, or a legal firm is based in Great Britain, there a several ways they can stay in close contact with you, such as over the phone, by email, or through the post. In certain cases, it may also be possible to arrange a visit to your home, though this is rarely necessary.
To better facilitate any medical checkups which may be needed to confirm your injuries and provide evidence of them for the claim, our team works with a nationwide panel of doctors. We have experts based in the following areas:
14 Woodhouse Road,
Jahanzeb Noor Ali
296 Mansfield Road,
These are just two of the experts we work with who cover the wider Nottingham area. Your case may be handled by one of our other local medical experts.
You can Use Solicitors Who Have Been Rated And Reviewed
One of the best ways in which to find the right team to carry out your personal injury claim is to look at reviews of solicitors who cover claims in your local area. This can help you to better differentiate between different legal services, solicitors, and lawyers who are either based in or who cover your area. They can help you to see the different services on offer, and the differences between how those services are provided. They may also help you to create a shortlist of solicitors to talk to on the phone.
Remember, when you are looking at reviews of an individual solicitor or of a law firm in general, reviews may not always reflect the services provided. In some instances claimants may have had an unrealistic expectation of what they could claim and thus be disappointed.
We encourage you to look at reviews of solicitors and services left by our previous clients, which you can find here.
Medical Malpractice And Negligence Claims Our Expert Team Handle
As we have already looked at, medical negligence is a very wide term dealing with an extremely broad range of actions, in actions, and consequences. Our personal injury solicitors can help in a variety of different medical and clinical negligence claims. Whilst our offices are not located in Sutton-in-Ashfield, or the wider area, we are able to help claimants here, or indeed in any area in Great Britain.
Our team is experienced in helping claimants in the full range of medical negligence situations, from NHS surgery compensation claims, through to claims against private doctors and medical facilities. In the following sections we look at just a few of the most common types of medical negligence, and how our team can help victims of these. We also provide further resources, such as our guides, where you can find out more about each type of claim. Your case may not be dealt with below, but it is highly likely we will still be able to help you.
Negligent Treatment Or Misdiagnosis Of Cancer
Cancer is an extremely serious disease which comes in many different forms. Cancer is also what is called a time-bound disease. This means that it needs to be diagnosed and treatment started within a certain amount of time for a victim to have the maximum chance of survival. In fact, in most cases, the earlier the disease is diagnosed, the greater the victims chances of surviving over the long-term. Getting the right treatment at the right time is crucial and if you have not had the right treatment carried out in the right way (such as in breast cancer medical negligence cases), you may be able to seek damages for the additional treatment you need, or the harm and sickness you suffered as a result of not being treated.
Similarly, you can make a medical negligence late diagnosis claim if your GP or a hospital did not provide a timely diagnosis of your cancer. If your cancer treatment was not correctly provided, was not up to care, or if you were incorrectly diagnosed, we could help you claim compensation.
Find out more about compensation claims for the misdiagnosis of cancer, or other instances of related medical negligence, in this guide.
Negligence Or Trauma Caused During Childbirth
Negligence on the part of a midwife, nurse, doctor, or anyone else involved in the delivery of a child could result in the mother or child suffering an injury, or in the worst cases, can even lead to death of the mother or child. Medical negligence claims for birth injuries deal with damages sought in such circumstances.
As the claimant, you might be someone who suffered an injury during your own birth, and who needs to make a claim after their eighteenth birthday. You could be the mother who was injured whilst giving birth to a child, or you could be someone else who is claiming compensation on behalf of the victim (child or mother) who was harmed during childbirth.
Due to the potential complexity of such claims, and the various circumstances which they may have to deal with, we have produced several guides to medical negligence claims for birth injuries. You can find out more about negligence on the part of a midwife in this example of our birth injury negligence guides.
GP (General Practice Doctor) Medical Negligence
A recent survey of 836,000 looking at the experiences people had with their GP between 2015 and 2016, 85.2% of those surveyed, were pleased with the services that their GP provided. In total 92% of respondents had trust in their doctors surgery and GP. In most cases, GP’s are worthy of peoples trust and their care is exemplary. Sadly, this is not always the case and mistakes are made. If you have suffered from a complication, injury, or other illness, your GP may be responsible through negligence or malpractice.
In 2009, of those who did make a complaint against a doctor, 45% of such complaints were for problems with their General Practice doctor. This number has increased in recent years. If this has happened to you, you could use a personal injury solicitor to claim compensation.
The negligence could have caused an existing condition to become worse, or bring on a new condition. In the most serious of cases, it could even cause someone’s death. No matter what form the negligence or malpractice took, or the effect on you, you may have grounds to take action against the responsible GP through a personal injury claim.
Nursing And Care Home Malpractice Or Negligence
Care homes should be places where we can safely reside, or where we can safely place our loved ones into the care of professionals. However, whilst most people will have a good experience, either being in the care or nursing home themselves (or placing others into care) on occasion mistakes, accidents, or instances of negligence do occur. It is in those cases where a solicitor could help you to claim compensation. By searching for “nursing home negligence statistics” you can quickly see that this is a problem which has spread across the whole of the UK.
In the UK the government has set specific standards which care and nursing facilities must meet. Failure to comply with these standards could lead to patients or residents being harmed in some way. If this has happened, the victim or those acting on behalf of them may have a valid compensation claim.
Taking legal action against a care home, nursing home, a company providing such services, or a local health authority can be complex. Doing so without a solicitor can be doubly difficult to do. This is why having the right solicitor is important.
Find out how to choose the right solicitor for your care home negligence claim in this guide.
Malpractice Or Negligent Dental Treatment
Dental negligence or dental malpractice are terms which are often used to describe circumstances in which a dentist, or other person working in a dental practice, causes a patient under their care harm in some way. This can be through either action or inaction. Between 2013 and 2014, there were just under 7,000 instances of dental negligence reported in the UK. This represented an increase of 12% over the prior year, following a trend.
As with all forms of medical negligence, dentist or dental assistant negligence can happen numerous ways. A certain procedure may have been carried out badly, or the dentist may have failed to provide the right diagnosis. It could even be caused by the provision of the wrong medicine. These are some of the basic forms of medical negligence.
If you have been the victim of dental negligence or dental assistant negligence, you can find out more about how an expert dental medical negligence solicitor could help you in this guide.
Hospital Negligence Or Malpractice
There are a variety of different ways in which medical negligence cases in hospital can happen. They can be caused by both medical and administrative staff and involve anyone from someone getting a checkup, to day patients, and those under longer term care. Whilst most people who are treated in a hospital receive a very high standard of care from the NHS or a private company, on occasion, things can and do go wrong.
Some of the most common forms of medical negligence cases in hospital are;
- Misdiagnosis or incorrect diagnosis of conditions.
- The provision of the wrong medication.
- Premature discharge, when you are not medically ready to go home.
- Failing to carry out proper testing of your illness.
Whether what happened to you was caused by a genuine mistake, an accident, or was caused by the person in question being incompetent, you could have grounds to take legal action against them. You should never dismiss negligence or malpractice in a hospital.
Whilst it can take many forms, a solicitor based in Great Britain could help you to claim damages against the person in question. Read more in our guide to hospital negligence claims.
Figures Showing Medical Negligence Claims Against The Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
To illustrate how many people may have experienced medical negligence in facilities, such as hospitals, operated by the local NHS Foundation Trust, we have included the table below. In this we use data gathered through the NHS Litigation Authority. This data illustrates how many cases of clinical negligence have happened, and the number of claims which have been made against this NHS Trust.
|Healthcare Service Provider||Claims Received in 2015/ 2016||Total Number Of Negligent Incidents||Value Of Claims Paid|
|Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||54||57||9,568,240|
|Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust||45||46||7,951,064|
Please take note that this table does not cover all instances of medical negligence in the reporting area. Facilities such as GP and dental surgeries, private healthcare, and care homes are not included.
No Win No Fee Claims For Medical Malpractice Or Negligence
In order to make a claim with medical negligence solicitors covering Sutton-in-Ashfield, you might need to utilise what is commonly called a ‘no win no fee’ agreement or contract. These are a way for you to begin a personal injury claim against the party (healthcare practitioner, practice, or governing body) responsible for your injury or illness. They allow you to do so without needing to immediately meet any legal costs, such as those of commissioning the solicitor to begin working on your claim.
No win no fee contracts, sometimes also called a conditional fee agreement, are offered by services, such as Legal Expert, to make sure that no matter what you current financial position, you are not stopped from taking legal action.
Fee Structure In No Win No Fee Payments
The fee structure applicable for no win no fee payments is simple. You will not have to make any initial payments. In fact, you will not need to pay anything until your solicitor has resolved your claim. If your solicitor can not win you compensation, you will not have anything to pay for their work on your claim (no win no fee really does mean just that).
If you are awarded a settlement, you will then need to pay a fee to the solicitor. This will have been pre agreed with the solicitor and will be set as a percentage of the final award. Currently there is a limit set in law as to how much (as a percentage of your award) you can be charged by the solicitor.
Talk To Us Today
Are you ready to begin your claim for damages and get the compensation to which you are entitled? Do you need more information and to talk to a friendly advisor before making your final decision? If so, our team are here to help you. You can contact our advisors and team members dealing with medical negligence claims via the methods below to find medical negligence solicitors covering Sutton-in-Ashfield.
We are available seven days a week, every week between 9am and 9pm to answer your calls, emails, and messages through the ‘support’ feature on this page. So contact us now to take the next step.
Local Healthcare Facilities And Helpful Resources
In addition to the guides we have recommended above, we also recommend the following resources on our site. We have also included examples of healthcare services available in this area.
Death Caused By Medical Negligence
Find out how to claim compensation for a death which was caused by medical negligence in this guide.
Breast Cancer Medical Negligence
See how we can help with breast cancer medical negligence cases in this extended guide.
Local Healthcare Services
King’s Mill Hospital
Tel: 01623 622515
Open: 24 hours a day
Willowbrook Medical Practice
Sutton in Ashfield,
Tel: 01623 440018
Open: 8:30am – 6:30pm
Bupa Dental Care Sutton-in-Ashfield
The Old School,
Tel: 01623 557543