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Spire Healthcare Negligence Claims Guide – How To Make A Medical Negligence Compensation Against Spire Healthcare or Hospital?

How Much Compensation Could I Claim For Medical Negligence Caused By Spire Healthcare?

Spire Healthcare medical negligence claims informationIf you have been the victim of medical negligence that has happened at Spire healthcare facilities, there is a chance that you are going to be entitled to compensation. Here at Legal Expert, we have many years of experience in the industry and we could help you to get the compensation that you deserve. We will ensure that there is a specialist medical negligence solicitor working on your case. We could also help you to make a medical negligence claim against Spire Healthcare or hospital negligence case if you have lost a loved one because of medical negligence. Death caused by medical negligence could be very difficult to come to terms with and we will work hard to win you the compensation you deserve. For more information about making a medical negligence claim against Spire healthcare, all you need to do is give us a call at 0800 073 8804. Also you could continue reading to find out everything you need to know about a medical negligence claim or contact us via live chat.

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A Guide To Medical Negligence Claims Against Spire Healthcare

Spire Healthcare is the second-biggest provider of private healthcare in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 2007 and it currently operates a network of 10 clinics and 38 private hospitals across the United Kingdom. It also has a fertility centre in London. If you have been injured at any of these facilities because of medical negligence, you will potentially be thinking about securing compensation. In this guide, we will reveal everything that you need to know about making a medical negligence claim. This includes details on different types of medical negligence cases that you could make, as well as advice on how to make a medical negligence claim against Spire Healthcare. We could potentially also provide you with information on the sort of compensation that you may receive for a clinical negligence claim.

What Is Medical Negligence?

Before we can start talking about the medical negligence claim process, it is important to define what medical negligence is. Medical negligence is when a patient receives substandard care from a medical professional and this has resulted in their current condition getting worse or them suffering another injury or illness. There are a number of different ways that medical negligence could happen, for example, surgical mistakes, incorrect treatment, and misdiagnosis.

Statistics For Private Healthcare Usage And Negligence

In recent years, the sale of private healthcare has increased falling in line with the news that the NHS is going through a crisis. The most recent statistics for 2015 show that more than 4 million people have private medical cover in the United Kingdom. There have also been statistics regarding the number of medical negligence claims that have been made. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of information regarding the private sector. However, the NHS Resolution published an annual report for the 2016 to 2017 period, whereby there were more than 17,000 claims brought against the NHS, so this could give some level of understanding.

Will My Treatment Be Affected If I Make A Claim?

You may be worried that your treatment is going to be impacted if you make a negligence injury claim. A healthcare or medical negligence claim should not impact your treatment. If you do have any concerns about this though, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We will advise you on your rights for a Spire Healthcare medical negligence claim and in some cases, although this is very rare, we will provide you with the assistance you need so that you could transfer your care to a different hospital and have full peace of mind.

Common Forms Of Medical Negligence

There are many different forms of medical negligence that could lead to a Spire Healthcare clinical negligence claim. In the upcoming sections, we will take a look at the different types of medical negligence in further detail to give you a better understanding. However, if you cannot find the sort of accident that you have experienced, please do not panic. You could potentially still be able to move forward with making a medical negligence claim. We are simply looking at some of the most common cases in this guide.

GP And Prescription Errors

You will likely be able to make a medical negligence claim if you have suffered medical negligence because you have been prescribed the wrong medication or you have been given the wrong quantity of medication. If you are prescribed the wrong medication, this could give you unwanted symptoms and it could interfere with the treatment that you are currently undergoing. We could help you get the compensation that you deserve for an error like this as part of a medical negligence claim.

Cases Of Surgical Negligence

We have also helped many people to make medical negligence cases when they have suffered a surgical error. While most surgeries do come with risks, this does not mean that you should suffer because one of the surgeons has made a mistake. Major surgical errors are not common but they do happen. This could include cases whereby the wrong organ has been removed or a scalpel has been left inside of the patient. There are a number of different reasons why surgical negligence may have happened. This could have been because you were diagnosed with the wrong illness in the first place, it could be because of a mistake that has been made during the application of any anaesthetic, or it could be that the surgeon has simply made a mistake while carrying out surgery. No matter what applies to your clinical negligence claim, we could give you free advice and if we believe you have a claim we could help you to get compensation.

Cases Of Misdiagnosis Or Wrongful Diagnosis

You could also make a medical negligence claim against Spire Healthcare if you have suffered a wrongful diagnosis or misdiagnosis. Wrongful diagnosis could create two types of scenarios. In some cases, your symptoms may be identified incorrectly and so you may undergo treatment that was not needed. In other cases, you may be receiving treatment for a condition that you do not have, and this means that the condition you do have could be potentially going untreated and could get worse. When it comes to misdiagnosis, this means that the condition has been missed  and, therefore, the patient does not receive any treatment and this could cause a condition to get progressively worse.

Cases Of Dental Negligence

You could also make a dental negligence claim if you have been the victim of dental negligence. There are many different ways that dental negligence could happen. You could experience this if the dentist has diagnosed the wrong condition or if they have removed the incorrect tooth, for example.

Can I Make A Medical Negligence Claim On Behalf Of Someone Else?

Yes, if you have lost a loved one or they are in a position whereby they are too ill to make a medical negligence claim, you could make a clinical negligence claim for them. You could also make a negligence claim on behalf of your child if he or she has been the victim of medical negligence.

Can I Claim In Cases Of Fatal Medical Negligence?

We have also helped many people to launch cases for fatal medical negligence. This happens when someone passes away as a direct consequence of poor medical care. If you have lost a loved one due to medical negligence, you will undoubtedly be going through a terrible time at the moment and you may feel at a loss regarding where to start. Whatever your situation, you could have complete peace of mind that you can give us a confidential call and that we will take care of everything for you so that you do not need to worry about making a  hospital negligence claim.

Medical Negligence Claim Time Limits

If you have been the victim of a medical negligence injury, you probably have a lot of questions running through your mind in relation to making a compensation claim. One of the main queries many people have is whether there is a time limit on making a personal injury claim.

Firstly, a lot of you may be thinking, well why would you wonder about a time limit for a medical negligence claim? Surely it would make the most sense to make a medical negligence claim as soon as possible? Whilst this may be the thought process of someone who is going to recover within a few months, for someone who has experienced lifelong injuries, they are likely to think a bit differently. They are likely going to want time to come to terms with their injury and the consequences of it before they even begin to think about making a clinical negligence claim.

However, there is, unfortunately, a personal injury claims time limit when it comes to making a clinical negligence claim, and this is typically three years. This starts from the date of the accident. Therefore, if you were involved in a surgical blunder on the 15th July 2018 you would have until July 15th 2021 to make a medical negligence claim. Nonetheless, court proceedings need to be made before the final date, and so this is something worth bearing in mind. You would probably not want to leave it to the wire for a negligence compensation claim.

There are, of course, some exceptions, and sometimes you could even make a historical case and so the medical negligence claims time limit differs. There have been successful cases whereby people have claimed for medical negligence that has happened 20 years ago. It is not always black and white. For child medical negligence cases they have up until the age of 21 to claim.

If you have any more pressing issues or concerns concerning a medical negligence claim against a Spire hospital or Spire Healthcare, simply get in touch with Legal Expert. We have a free legal advice line available and will happily answer your questions.

How To Begin A Medical Negligence Claim Against Spire Healthcare

If you want to make a medical negligence claim against Spire hospital or Spire Healthcare, there are a number of steps that you should take. The first thing you could do is get in touch with a specialist medical negligence claim solicitor who could handle your case for you, and this is what you have at Legal Expert. Aside from this, you should look at gathering evidence that could help you to prove your case. This includes your medical notes, photographs, witness statements, and anything else that would likely back up what you have experienced. Aside from this, it is a good idea to make an official complaint to Spire Healthcare so that they are aware of what has happened and so that there is an official record of what happened to you. This would likely help you greatly when it comes to the claim process.

Personal Injury Calculator For Medical Negligence Claims Against Spire Healthcare

If  you would be interested to learn how much compensation you could receive. Unfortunately, it is not possible to tell you the exact amount that you would get, as all medical negligence cases are handled on an individual basis to ensure that a fair amount is awarded. If you have come across a personal injury claims calculator online, you might be wondering why we’ve not included one here, but we’ve chosen on this page to set out some useful information in another way.

If you want an understanding of the sort of medical negligence compensation claim payout that you could be entitled to, the best thing to do is to take a look at personal injury claims that have been made in the past so that you can get an understanding of the average payout awarded for cases similar to yours. We have provided this information in the table below. If you cannot find the sort of injury that you have sustained, please do not panic, you would likely still be able to make a medical negligence claim. All you need to do is give us a call and we will shed further light on the sort of payout that you could be looking for for the accident that has happened to you.

The injury you have sustainedNotes on this injuryThe average payout amount
Psychological InjuriesLess severe£1,350 to £5,130
Psychological InjuriesModerate£5,130 To £16,720
Psychological InjuriesModerately severe£16,720 To £48,080
Psychological InjuriesSevere£48,080 To £101,470
Hand InjuryModerate£5,110 to £11,640
Neck InjuriesModerate£21,910 to £33,750
Arm InjuriesLess Severe£16,830 to £34,340
Shoulder InjuriesModerate£6,920 to £11,200
Thumb InjuriesModerate£8,470 to £11,040
Wrist InjuriesLess Severe£11,040 to £21,480

What Is Included In A Medical Negligence Settlement?

When making any sort of compensation claim, you will be able to claim for two types of compensation. The first type of compensation that you are going to be able to claim for is what is known as special damages. This relates to any expenses that you have experienced because of your accident. There are a number of different costs that you may have had to fund because of what has happened to you. For example, you may find that you have been unable to work while recovering from your injuries, and therefore, you would have grounds to make a claim for loss of income. You could also make a claim for the likes of travel expenses, therapist costs, childcare costs, and anything else that you have had to pay for because of what has happened to you.

The second type of medical negligence claim compensation that you will be able to claim for is the sort of compensation that you are probably already familiar with, and this is general damages. General damages is simply a way of describing the compensation that you are could  receive for your injuries. This will be decided upon by taking into account the severity of your original injury as well as looking at how the injury is going to impact your life in terms of lifelong symptoms and treatment that you are going to need to undergo. Needless to say, the more severe that an injury is, the greater the payout you are likely to receive for a hospital negligence or medical negligence claim.

No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Claims

One of the main features of choosing our service over a competitor for a  medical negligence claim is the fact that our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis. If you have never heard of this before, it simply means that you will only receive a bill for legal costs if your service is a success and compensation is awarded. This means that you will have compensation to cover the cost of any legal expenses, and so you do not need to worry about the financial side of making a medical negligence claim. This also makes things easy to start a claim without paying anything upfront. After all, the solicitor that is working on your case is going to be impacted by the outcome. This should give you great peace of mind.

How Our Medical Negligence Advisors Could Help You

If you switch on the television or take a look on the Internet, you could sometimes be inundated with adverts for personal injury solicitors. However, if you experience the moment whereby you suffer an injury, you are likely to realise that there is not a lot on offer in terms of proper valuable information.

At Legal Expert, we provide the perfect solution to this problem. We are one of the leading personal injury firms in the UK and we have set up a free legal helpline for all customers to take advantage of. Our advice is free to benefit from. Moreover, the line is accessible 24/7, meaning individuals can call at a time that is convenient for them.

Once you call the number, you will be put in touch with one of our experienced and friendly advisors. They will happily answer your questions – irrespective of how many you have, and how big or small they may be. They will also talk you through the entire personal injury claims process so that you understand it fully. In addition to this, they will give you a realistic picture of your case and wherever you are likely to be compensated.

If they believe you have a claim then our specialist no win no fee solicitor who will handle the clinical negligence claim for you. We employ specialist solicitors and we operate on a no win no fee basis. This is extremely beneficial for you, as it means you do not require any money to begin your case. Moreover, you know you are benefitting from a good service, and you have eliminated the potential financial risk that is associated with going down the traditional route.

Contact A Medical Negligence Solicitor Today

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us here at Legal Expert. We’ll be more than happy to help you in any way that we can. Moreover, if you would like to begin the clinical negligence claim process we can match you to a specialist no win no fee personal injury lawyer who would handle everything for you. This is a good service to go for, as you eliminate financial risk and benefit from a high level of quality.

There are a number of different ways that you can get in touch with us. You will find our email address on the contact page. You can also get in touch with us by using the live chat feature on our homepage or you can submit your contact details and we will call you back at the earliest opportunity. However, the most popular way to get in touch is to simply give us a call on free legal helpline. The number you need is 0800 073 8804.

Resources For Victims Of Medical Negligence

Medical Negligence NHS – Claimants not in the private healthcare system might wish to read this guide.

Negligence – Medical – A general guide on Medical Negligence.

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