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Waltham Forest Medical Negligence Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Guide

If you have been a victim of medical negligence within the Waltham Forest area, you are probably already feeling stressed and worried without the added pressures of whether, and how to start a medical negligence case. Legal Expert are here to offer you advice and guidance so that if you do choose to do so, you can pursue a medical negligence compensation claim with the knowledge on how best to go about this. We take the hassle out of any medical negligence claim as we handle everything for you. We also offer all our services through a No Win No Fee basis.

Medical negligence solicitors Waltham Forest

Medical negligence solicitors Waltham Forest

In this guide, we are going to take a look at using medical negligence solicitors within the Waltham Forest area and those based nationwide who cover all areas within the UK. Medical negligence occurs if you have suffered an illness or injury, or an existing injury or illness has been made worse, because of the action or inaction of a medical professional. Lets first look at how a medical negligence case is determined.

Do You Have The Basis For A claim?

The first thing you need to do is determine whether you will be entitled to compensation. There are three things you need to look at:

  1. Who caused the incident, was it a medical practitioner who owed you a care of duty?
  2. Did you see a medical professional for your injuries?
  3. When did the accident occur?

In order to make a successful claim, you need to prove that someone else is responsible for the injuries sustained. Aside from this, you must have seen a doctor for your injuries, as their medical report is the most crucial piece of evidence when building a case. Finally, the incident must have occurred within the past three years, as this is the time limit on all personal injury cases. There are exceptions: there are those incidents where the injury has occurred over time. In such incidents you will have three years from the date of your diagnosis. Examples include the likes of repetitive strain injury and industrial deafness. Also when injuries are not at first apparent victims of personal injury have three years from the date of discovery.

How To Find The Best Solicitor For Your Medical Negligence Claim

In a quick online search, you will see that you have a huge number of solicitors to choose from. It is vital to narrow down your search with care, which is why you should ask the following questions to determine whether a solicitor is right for you:

  • How much experience do you have in the industry? Have you handled cases similar to mine before? The first thing you may want to establish is how much experience the solicitor has in the industry. You may want someone that has worked on many cases in the past and has done so successfully and to be sure that they have handled cases similar to yours. For instance, if you have been involved in a surgical error, you may want someone who specialises in surgical negligence claims.
  • Can I take a look at some of your testimonials? This can give insight to how well a certain solicitor works.
  • What payment terms do you offer? It is always a good idea to go for a No Win, No Fee solicitor. This means that you only need to pay legal fees if the solicitor manages to secure private or NHS error compensation for you. This reduces the financial risk that is typically associated with making a personal injury claim. It also leads to a much better service, as the solicitor’s performance impacts their pay.
  • How do I get in touch with you? Last but not least, it is vital to choose someone that is easy to get in touch with so that you can receive regular updates on your case.

Do I Have To Use A Local Medical Negligence Solicitor Near Me?

A lot of people assume that their only option is to use the services of Waltham Forest medical negligence solicitors. However, this is not the case. You don’t have to use Waltham Forest medical negligence solicitors, you can work with any legal professional based in the UK, as claims are handled via phone and telephone. This enables you to benefit from the best service by casting your net further afield.

As part of our services, we arrange for you to have a medical assessment with our local expert. Please see the table below of medical experts in your area that we use.

NameExpert’s AddressExpert’s Postcode
Adnan Saad3a Brayford SquareE1 0SG
Nosheen Waheed1 Christian StreetE1 1SE
Zarah AshrafWest Ham United
Boleyn Ground
E13 9AZ
Kashif Aziz37th Floor Canary Wharf
One Canada Square
E14 5DY
Adnan SaadMarco Physio, 94 Milligan Street,
Westferry Studios,
E14 8AS
Alba Sanchez MascunanoTheatre SquareE15 1BX
Sahir ShaikhStratford Clinic Medigold Consultancy,
3rd Floor , Room 15, 44 Broadway
E15 1XH
Sumeet VohraHeart Medical London
21E Leytonstone Road,
E15 2JA
Abdul WaheedHoliday Inn Express
196 High Street
E15 2NE
Sahir ShaikhThe Healthworks
111a Hoe Street,
E17 4RX
Sanjay LakhaniLily House
11 The Shrubberries, George Lane, South Woodford
E18 1BD
Adnan MajidLily House
11 The Shrubberries, George Lane, South Woodford
E18 1BD
David SuppreeLily House
11 The Shrubberries, George Lane, South Woodford
E18 1BD
Sanjay LakhaniThe Back Pain Centre
50 Chigwell Road, South Woodford
E18 1LS
Sumeet VohraThe Back Pain Centre
50 Chigwell Road, South Woodford
E18 1LS

Reviews Of Medical Negligence Solicitors

Another important part of the process is to read reviews.  You may also want to make sure the reviews come from an independent review platform. Take the time to consider all of the comments.  Read them as a whole. Do not let one bad comment cloud your judgment if there are hundreds of good ones. Moreover, while reviews are undoubtedly important, remember that there is no substitute for speaking to medical negligence solicitors via the phone to get a feel for them. This will be extremely telling and you should instantly get a feel as to whether this is someone you want to work with or not.

Medical Negligence And Malpractice Claims Our Team Conduct

Medical negligence covers such a wide scope of cases. Not only can you experience medical negligence cases in hospital but also we have assisted with everything from dentistry cases to GP cases. In the sections below, we are going to take a look at some of the most common forms of medical negligence cases we assist with in further detail. Please note, though, that if you do not find your case in the sections below, there is no need to panic – you can still make a claim. These are merely a handful of some of the most common examples.

Misdiagnosis Of Cancer

We can help you if you have been the victim of a cancer misdiagnosis or someone you love has suffered because of this. At Legal Expert we specialise in all forms of cancer misdiagnosis and although we are not based in the Waltham Forest region we cover all parts of the UK so we can assist you with your medical negligence claim.

As we all know, cancer grows and spreads, so if it is not diagnosed correctly and in a timely manner, it can cause the cancer to develop and get to the point whereby more extensive treatment is needed, or even worse, the cancer is no longer curable. We can help you to pursue  a successful claim for compensation no matter whether you are claiming for yourself or on behalf of a loved one who is no longer here. Fatal cancer cases can be devastating for the entire family, which is why we aim to secure compensation as quickly and effectively as possible, with as little disturbance to you as we can.

Birth Injury Medical Negligence

We also handle birth negligence cases. Again, medical negligence birth injuries can be very traumatic. We have assisted in cases whereby there have been injuries to the baby or the mother, or both. In such cases, negligence tends to occur when the medical professionals have failed to notice that the baby is in distress or they have not acted in the correct manner in order to protect the mother from any injuries. Decisions like this can leave the baby and the mother with injuries and illnesses that will impact them for the rest of their life.

Doctor Or GP Negligence

We can help you with a doctor or GP negligence case no matter whether you are based in Waltham Forest or you live in another part of Great Britain. As your GP is the first person you usually visit when you are not feeling very well, there is no denying that they play a very critical role in your treatment if necessary. They will typically prescribe you a certain medication, give you advice, or book you an appointment with a specialist. If they get their part in the process wrong, this sets the entire recovery procedure off on the wrong route. The impact of this ranges from minor to severe, yet you are entitled to compensation irrespective of how bad your subsequent injuries or illnesses are.

Care Home Negligence Injury Claims

We can also help if you or someone you love has been the victim of care home negligence. Year on year there are new stories in the paper regarding neglect in care homes. You have probably heard about a few rare cases in the UK whereby patients in care homes have been mistreated by the staff members. If this has happened to you or a loved one, then you may in entitled to pursue a case for care home negligence compensation. We can also secure compensation for any other type of negligence that has occurred in a care home, from a poor standard of care to a lack of hygiene.

Dental Negligence

We also handle dental negligence and dental assistant negligence cases. These can happen in many different ways. Perhaps your dentist misdiagnosed your condition? Maybe he or she pulled out the wrong tooth? Or, perhaps he or she caused even further damage to your teeth or mouth when they were supposed to be treating something? No matter what has occurred, contact us today to make a No Win, No Fee dental negligence claim. We can help you with this no matter whether you are based in Waltham Forest or you live in another part of the UK.

Hospital Negligence Compensation Claims

Finally, we also assist with hospital negligence claims. Again, this can happen in so many different ways. You could be injured because of a mistake made in surgery or an infection contracted in hospital due to poor hygiene. You could also be injured or made ill because of mistakes made when prescribing medication or because of diagnosis problems. No matter what has occurred, we may be able to assist.

Statistics For Instances Of Medical Negligence In The Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group

In the table below, you can find information on the number of claims the local NHS trust has received, as well as the sum of payments made in GBP. Please note that these statistics only refer to the NHS claims in the area. The statistics are not available for private clinics and hospitals.

TrustClaims Received 2015/ 16Number of Incident 2015/ 16Payments Made
Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group**£6,509

No Win No Fee Negligence Solicitors

If you are concerned about the cost of a personal injury solicitor covering the Waltham Forest area, you could look for someone that works to a No Win, No Fee payment agreement. This means that you are only going to pay the lawyer working on your case if he or she manages to secure compensation for you, which means you will have the payout to cover the expenses. If you were to go for a solicitor that charges by the hour, you would have to pay legal fees regardless, and this can be a risk that is too great for a lot of people.

There are other benefits that are associated with this service. Another monetary advantage is the fact that you will not need to make a huge upfront payment to begin the claim process. The way this service works also means that you are likely to experience a service of a high standard. After all, the solicitor in question is going to be paid based on the outcome of your case, and so you can be sure that they are going to do all in their power to ensure the outcome is a successful one. Not only this but you can guarantee that your time will not be wasted. If the solicitor does not believe your case is strong enough to secure compensation, they will be upfront and honest with you.

How To Begin Your Claim

If you feel that you may have suffered a due to medical negligence call us 0800 073 8804 to speak to a member of our team today. You can also give us a call if you simply have some questions you need answered. We are always ready and waiting to help. Moreover, if you browse our website, you will see that there are plenty of other ways to get in touch too. This includes using our live chat feature, as well as sending an email and requesting that we call you back. No matter what method you choose, you can be certain that all calls are handled with the highest level of confidentiality.

Helpful Links

Information regarding claims of this nature – Claims for medical negligence are complex. Find more information here!

Negligence at the dentist – Specific information relating to dental claimants.

Local hospital, GP and dentist in Waltham Forest

NHS Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group
Kirkdale House
7 Kirkdale Road
E11 1HP
Tel: 020 3688 2604

Private hospital
The Holly Private Hospital
High Road
Buckhurst Hill
Tel: 020 8505 3311

260 Higham Hill Road
E17 5RQ
Tel: 0208 527 2677

Forest Dental Care
73 Hoe Street
E17 4SA
Tel: 0208 521 3777

Edited by Melissa.

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