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Sutton Medical Negligence Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Guide

By Meg Sodha. Last updated 11th January 2022. On this page, you will find a guide to choosing the best medical negligence solicitors for the Sutton area to represent your claim. We understand you may feel apprehensive about seeking legal representation due to the associated costs. However, an experienced solicitor could help you put forward different clinical negligence claims such as for never events or delayed treatment.

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Our guide will provide information on making a claim, including the evidence you may need to provide to build a strong case.

Furthermore, we’ll explore what medical negligence is to help you determine whether you’re eligible to claim.

Most importantly, we’ll help you understand how a solicitor could benefit you throughout the claims process.

However, if you have any questions whilst or after reading, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team on the details below:

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Explore The Sections Below For More Information On Finding Medical Negligence Solicitors For Sutton

  1. Clinical Or Medical Negligence Definition
  2. How Do You Prove Medical Negligence?
  3. Finding The Right Medical Negligence Solicitors For Sutton
  4. What Claims Could Our Medical Negligence Solicitors For Sutton Handle?
  5. What Medical Negligence Compensation Will I Receive?
  6. Medical Negligence Statistics For Epsom And St Helier University Hospital
  7. No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Compensation Solicitors
  8. How To Start Medical And Clinical Negligence Claims
  9. Helpful Links And Further Resources

Clinical Or Medical Negligence Definition

All trained medical professionals are expected to meet the expected level of care when treating a patient. However, in some cases, the level of care may fall below what could be reasonably expected. As a result, the patient may experience harm in the form of an additional injury or having their original condition made worse.

Medical or clinical negligence could occur in both NHS and private healthcare facilities, and there are a variety of ways in which negligence could take place, such as:

  • Delayed diagnosis: A doctor may have failed to recognise clear symptoms of diabetes. As a result, they may have failed to refer you for further tests, resulting in delayed treatment and your original condition worsening.
  • Pharmaceutical error: A doctor may have prescribed you the wrong medication causing you to experience complications of a medication unsuitable for your condition.
  • Mistakes made when administering treatment: An optometrist may have incorrectly performed your laser eye surgery after failing to follow the correct surgical protocols. As a result, you may have experienced your vision deteriorating.

Any further or avoidable harm caused by a medical professional failing to provide the correct standard of care could be the basis of a negligence claim.

However, in some cases, the situation may be a little more complex than this. For example, sometimes, the harm a patient experiences is an unavoidable part of the overall course of treatment.

For more information on whether you’re eligible to claim, please contact our team on the number above. An advisor can discuss your specific case, and if they feel you have a valid claim, they could appoint one of our solicitors to represent your claim.

How Do You Prove Medical Negligence?

An important part of building a strong clinical negligence claim is obtaining evidence to support your case. Medical evidence can be used to determine whether:

  • The medical professional responsible for your care failed to provide you with the correct level of care.
  • The medical professional’s failure to uphold their duty of care caused you further or avoidable harm.

The evidence you provide could include medical records that highlight whether reasonable steps were taken to ensure you received the correct care. Furthermore, you may be asked to attend an additional medical exam that could produce a current report on the nature of your condition.

However, medical evidence isn’t the only thing considered. Alongside medical records, the Bolam test may be used if a medical professional is accused of negligence.

The test involves your case being evaluated by a panel of medical professionals trained in a relevant field of medicine. The panel will assess your case to determine if the care you received met the correct standard.

We understand that making a negligence claim can seem complex, and you may wish to seek help from an experienced solicitor. If so, our medical negligence solicitors for Sutton could help.

For more information about how our solicitors could help you throughout the stages of your medical negligence claim, please call on the number above.

Finding The Right Medical Negligence Solicitors For Sutton

In order to find the right NHS compensation lawyers to process your negligence claim, you may wish to consider the following:

  • Do the solicitors have experience handling medical negligence claims similar to your own?
  • Can they offer to handle your claim under a No Win No Fee agreement?
  • Can they help with additional services, such as arranging for you to have a free medical examination in Sutton?

By asking these kinds of questions, it could help you choose the right solicitor to represent your claim. However, there are other factors you may wish to consider, which we have explored in the following sections.

Should I Use A Local Medical Negligence Solicitor?

There is no reason why you need to use local medical negligence solicitors in Sutton to process your negligence claim. Instead, you may wish to use a solicitor based further afield with more experience, rather than limiting yourself to a local solicitor.

If this is something you would prefer to do, you may wish to learn more about how our solicitors could help.

Each of our solicitors has experience handling medical negligence claims and could offer to represent your claim on a No Win No Fee basis. Furthermore, they could arrange for you to have a free local medical examination.

The following doctors located around Sutton could do this for you:

Soran SaeedSutton Sport Physio, The Sports VillageSuttonSM1 3EU
Rose Hill Park
Salman BaigSutton Sports PhysioSuttonSM1 3HH
The Sports Village
Rosehill Park
Kashif AzizSutton Sports PhysioSuttonSM1 3HH
The Sports Village
Rosehill Park
Amer Hafeez181 Carshalton RoadSuttonSM1 4NG
Kashif AzizSutton Medical CentreSuttonSM1 4NG
181 Carshalton Road
Salman BaigSutton Medical CentreSuttonSM1 4NG
181 Carshalton Road

Reviews Of Medical Negligence Solicitors For Sutton Conducting Claims

When choosing a solicitor, you could use online reviews to help build a shortlist of prospective legal firms for your claim. If you do decide to do this, you can make a note of the following facts for each review to help you compare them more easily:

  • Does the review discuss a claim that is very similar to your own?
  • Is the review still relevant to the services on offer?
  • How much did the solicitor take from the compensation as their success fee?
  • Did the reviewer have a good experience working with the solicitor?

Our online reviews could help you learn more about how our solicitors work. However, if you’d like to speak to an advisor, please call the number above.

They can go over your case with you, let you know what your legal options are and offer you some free legal advice on how best to proceed.

What Claims Could Our Medical Negligence Solicitors For Sutton Handle?

As a team of specialist accident and injury lawyers, our solicitors have plenty of experience in helping claimants get the right amount of compensation for their negligence claims. Each of our solicitors has experience handling different types of medical negligence claims, such as:

  • NHS clinical negligence claims
  • Medical negligence claim for sepsis
  • Medical negligence eye claims
  • Claims for medical negligence resulting in death
  • Meningitis negligence claims
  • Gynaecology negligence claims
  • Care home negligence cases

The section below covers some of the other types of claims we could handle.

However, if your claim doesn’t fit into any of these sections, we could still help you. All you need to do is call our team on the number above. An advisor will go over your claim with you and let you know how our medical negligence solicitors for Sutton could assist.

Breast And Other Cancer Negligence Claims

Cancer negligence claims may be made if there has been an error when diagnosing a patient.

For instance, you may have experienced breast cancer negligence after visiting a doctor about a lump in your breast. However, the doctor may have failed to refer you for further tests despite it being necessary to do so based on your other symptoms.

As a result, you may have experienced your condition worsening due to receiving a delayed diagnosis and treatment.

If you experienced a similar situation where a medical professional failed to meet the correct level of care, our solicitors could help. Call our team on the number above.

Birth Negligence Compensation

Medical negligence during labour could result in the mother and baby sustaining a birth injury.

Although there are risks involved in giving birth, all medical professionals should ensure they provide you with the correct level of care to prevent you from experiencing further or avoidable harm.

Failing to do so could result in the following types of harm:

  • A midwife may have failed to monitor your baby’s oxygen supply during labour, causing your baby to sustain minor brain damage. As a result, they may have developed cerebral palsy.
  • A midwife may have used equipment incorrectly, causing the mother to sustain a broken pelvis.

If you or your baby were injured due to negligence during childbirth and such injuries were preventable, call our team.

An advisor could connect you with one of our medical negligence solicitors for Sutton to help you claim birth negligence compensation.

GP Medical Negligence Cases

Our GP is often the first person we’ll seek medical advice from if we’re experiencing symptoms of a condition. For that reason, your GP is often responsible for making an initial diagnosis and either treating you or referring you for further tests if necessary.

However, in some cases, they may fail to take reasonable steps to ensure they provide the correct care. As a result, you could experience harm in the form of an additional injury or having your original condition made worse. For instance:

  • Your doctor may have failed to check your patient notes before prescribing medication to treat your condition. As a result, you may have experienced symptoms of a drug allergic reaction.
  • Your doctor may have failed to prescribe you medication for your chest infection, despite you exhibiting severe symptoms of the condition. As a result, you may have developed pneumonia as a complication of receiving delayed treatment.

In these circumstances, GP medical negligence cases may be put forward to seek compensation.

Dental Negligence Expert Solicitors

Dental professionals, such as dentists or dental nurses, have the same duty of care towards you as other trained medical professionals. If something goes wrong with a dental procedure and you are harmed due to a substandard level of care being provided, you may wish to make a claim.

Dental negligence claims could be made for various reasons. For instance, a dentist may have failed to provide you treatment for an abscess despite it being necessary to do so. As a result, you may have developed an avoidable infection that caused significant scarring.

If you have experienced something similar, our medical negligence solicitors for Sutton could help you get the compensation you deserve. For more information, call us on the number above.

Hospital Negligence Claims Advice

Hospital negligence could occur in both an NHS or privately-operated hospital and could happen in various ways. For instance:

  • Surgical error: A surgeon may have operated on the wrong body part after failing to follow the correct pre-surgical protocols. As a result, you may have sustained an additional injury and suffered complications of your original condition being left untreated.
  • Poor hygiene: Medical staff may have failed to take necessary measures to prevent hospital infections. As a result, a patient may have developed MRSA, causing them further harm during their stay in the hospital.
  • Medical misdiagnosis: A doctor may have failed to refer you for an X-ray despite you showing clear signs of a fractured ankle. As a result, you may have experienced difficulty with mobility due to the doctor misdiagnosing you with a sprain and failing to treat your injury correctly.

Our solicitors could help with your hospital negligence claim and help you get the compensation you deserve.

Please speak to one of our team on the number at the top of the page to proceed with our experienced hospital negligence solicitors.

What Medical Negligence Compensation Will I Receive?

Generally, each clinical negligence claim may include general and special damages. Each of these allows you to seek reimbursement after the negligence you experienced.

General damages compensate you for any physical or psychological injuries you sustained. When calculating how much your injuries are worth, consideration will be given to the following:

  • How severe your injuries are
  • How badly it’s impacted your quality of life

In order to determine the full extent of your injuries, medical evidence may be used alongside the Judicial College Guidelines to help value your claim.

Special damages allow you to seek compensation for any past or future financial losses incurred as a result of your injuries, such as:

  • Lost income
  • Care costs
  • Medical expenses
  • Travel expenses

However, it’s important that you provide medical evidence to support your claim, such as receipts, payslips and invoices.

Medical Negligence Statistics For Epsom And St Helier University Hospital

The table below gives key negligence statistics about how many successful claims were made against Epsom and St Helier University Hospital. Furthermore, the table includes the total number of damages paid in damages, NHS and claimant legal costs.

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

NHS TrustClaims 2020/2021Paid 2020/2021
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust44£18,645,814

How Often Are Claims Against The NHS Made?

According to NHS Resolution’s Annual Report Statistics 2020/2021, there were a total of 12,041 clinical negligence claims settled.

Furthermore, 3,578 of the NHS negligence claims settled paid around £1,001-£25,000.

No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Compensation Solicitors

One of our solicitors could offer a claims service called No Win No Fee to get the medical negligence compensation you deserve.

The service could include a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) which allows you to avoid paying an upfront fee for your solicitor to begin working on your claim.

While your claim is ongoing, other fees could incur, such as medical costs, but the CFA covers these.

If your claim is unsuccessful and you don’t win any compensation, you won’t be asked to pay solicitor fees.

If it is successful, a success fee will be deducted from your settlement award as a way to pay your solicitor for their work on your claim. However, the fee is legally capped, and your solicitor will make you aware of what it covers and how it’s calculated beforehand.

For more information on whether our medical negligence solicitors for Sutton could take your claim on this basis, please contact our team on the number above.

How To Start Medical And Clinical Negligence Claims

If you believe you are ready to begin your claim or have questions about the clinical negligence claim process, our team could help.

One of our team will be happy to answer any questions you have and talk you through your next steps to getting the compensation you deserve.

So, why not get in touch with our team on the details below:

  • Telephone 0800 073 8804
  • The live chat function below allows you to speak with an advisor instantly
  • Please fill out our online contact form with your query

Helpful Links And Further Resources

This section provides additional medical negligence guides and other resources on the standard of care you’re owed.

Please visit the Care Quality Commission to understand the fundamental standard of care for medical facilities in England.

For more information on your patient rights, please read the NHS Constitution for England.

Visit our guide on dermal filler claims to understand the next steps you could take to seek compensation.

For more information on the time limits for suing the NHS, see our guide.

If you have experienced harm in an incident of first aid negligence, our guide could help.

Other Medical Negligence Guides

Local Medical Facilities In The Sutton Area

The Royal Marsden Hospital
Downs Rd
Sutton
SM2 5PT
Tel: +44 20 8642 6011

Spire St Anthony’s Hospital
801 London Road
Cheam
Sutton
Surrey
SM3 9DW
Tel: 02038114231

The Old Court House Surgery
Throwley Way
Sutton
Surrey
SM1 4AF
Tel: 020 8643 5139

Benhill Dental Practice
62 Benhill Ave
Sutton
SM1 4DW
Tel: 020 8642 2887

Edited by Melissa.

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