Brentwood Medical Negligence Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Lawyers Guide

Medical negligence Brentwood

Medical negligence Brentwood

On this page, you will find a guide to using medical negligence solicitors in Brentwood. In the guide below, we will describe many of the different ways in which negligence comes about, and how this can harm a patient. We will also go over many of the ways in which you could be eligible to make a claim for medical negligence.

If you have questions about your own claim, or the claims process in general, then you can speak to one of our claims experts on 0800 652 3087. They will be able to answer any questions you need to be answered, and also explain how our panel of medical negligence solicitors who can cover the Brentwood area could help you to get the compensation you might be entitled to.

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Choosing A Solicitor To Conduct Your Brentwood Medical Negligence Claim

If you have never had to deal with a solicitor before, you may feel that the task of finding one to help you make a negligence claim is quite daunting. Luckily, there are some shortcuts that you can take, to simplify your process. For example:

  • You could ask your family, friends or co-workers if they are able to suggest personal injury solicitors that you could work with.
  • You could ask on social networking sites for recommendations.
  • You could use an online review site to find a good legal team with positive reviews.

All of these are good ways to kick off your search for a solicitor, but we have a simpler option for you that you might like to take advantage of, you could speak to a member of our claims team on the number down near the bottom of this guide. They will explain how our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can help you. They will also provide you with vital information such as the medical negligence claims time limit and how or if it will effect your claim.

Reviews For Medical Negligence Solicitors Covering Brentwood

One of the things you can do that will make your search for a personal injury solicitor simpler, is to locate an independent solicitors review website. A single review could be able to tell you whether the solicitor is experienced, whether they work in a transparent manner, and how well they treat their clients. However, reviews alone should not become the driver for choosing a legal team. Instead you might want to create a shortlist of legal firms, and then contact them individually. Alternatively, you could contact us here at Medical Negligence Assist, and we could put you in touch with our panel of solicitors, who are not based in Brentwood, but can over the area. Please use our contact information at the bottom of this guide.


Should I Claim Through Medical Solicitors Near Me?

If you have been the victim of Brentwood medical negligence, and you believe you have valid cause to make a claim, then you might want to find a good legal team to handle it for you. In the past, due to limited communication tools, people would use a local solicitor due to the convenience of doing so. However, in modern times, we have access to multiple, effective ways of communication, which means that no matter where a solicitor is based, they are easily contactable, whether that be through telephone or email. With this in mind, the answer to the question, do I need to deal with medical negligence solicitors in my area? Is no. The suitability of the solicitor, and their ability to successfully pursue your claim is more important.

Medical Examinations Could Be Carried Out In Your Local Area

If you are ready to begin your personal injury claim, then the solicitor you choose will instruct you to undergo an impartial medical examination. This does two things. It proves how badly you have been injured, and it helps the solicitor to work out how much compensation you could be able to claim. We work with a panel of doctors who are based locally to Brentwood. Please take a look below.

Shehzad Hanif3 The Drive, Jubilee HouseBrentwoodCM13 3FR
Great Warley
DONT USERegus BrentwoodBrentwoodCM13 3FR
3 The Drive
Jubilee House
Great Warley

What Brentwood Medical Negligence Claims Could Our Panel Of Solicitors Conduct?

Clinical negligence comes in many forms. However, in order for you to be able to make a medical negligence claim, you must have suffered some form of harm caused by a negligent act. For example:

  • Lax care in a nursing home injures a resident.
  • A wrongful diagnosis causes a delay in treatment for a cancer patient, causing their condition to become worse.
  • A surgical error during an operation injures a patient.
  • A mistake made in childbirth injuries the mother or baby.
  • Hospital negligence causes harm to a member of the public.
  • An error made by a GP causes a patient to go without treatment, worsening their condition.
  • A dentist makes a mistake during a dental procedure, and this injures the patient.

All of these are examples of how physical harm was caused in some way, through negligence, in a way that could result in a claim being possible.

Nursing Home Clinical Negligence Cases

Every nursing home resident is protected by rules and regulations related to the level of care they should be receiving. Sometimes, compliance with these regulations slips, and this results in the care level dropping, exposing residents to risk. Overworked staff in a busy care home can and do make mistakes. When this risk evolves into an actual incident causing harm to a resident, a claim could be possible. Please read here for further information regarding negligence in a nursing home. If you or a loved one have been the victim of care home medical negligence in Brentwood, we could be able to help you make a claim.

Cancer Negligence By A Hospital Or Doctor

Finding out that you have cancer is with a doubt one of the most devastating things that could happen to you. Therefore, you place all of your faith in the healthcare system in the hopes that you receive treatment as quickly as possible. However, sometimes, medical professionals fail to provide the standard of care that is reasonably expected of them, and this results in circumstances where cancer is either late or misdiagnosed. This negligence could result in further harm coming to the cancer patient, for example, more aggressive treatment or, in some circumstances, it could even prove fatal. For more information regarding cancer negligence, please speak with one of our legal advisors today.

Operation Injury Medical Negligence Claims

When we have to undergo surgery, whether it be for cosmetic purposes, or for elective or emergency circumstances we understand that there is an element of risk. It is the duty of all surgical staff to keep that risk to a minimum. However, sometimes, the standard of care can drop and result in a patient coming to undue harm. Examples of negligence in a surgical setting can be found below;

  • Wrong sited surgery, resulting in damage to healthy organs or the loss of a healthy limb.
  • Surgical “Never Events”.

If you have been a victim of surgical negligence and you can prove that it had adverse consequences on your health, you could be eligible to make a claim for personal injury.

Birth Injury Clinical Negligence

A midwife and the attending nurses at a birth, have a duty of care to protect the mother and baby from harm. When mistakes are made, it can result in injuries such as:

  • Injuries to the mother:
    • Avoidable 4th degree tears and fractures as a result improper use of birthing tools.
    • Failure to notice Pre- Eclampsia .
  • Injuries to the baby:
    • Serious illnesses such as Cerebral Palsy.
    • Fractured bones  and permanent scarring as a result of improper use of birthing tools.

If these kinds of injuries (and others) are caused by negligence during the birthing process, a medical negligence solicitor could be able to process a claim for them.

Negligence By A Hospital In Essex

When we become sick enough to warrant a hospital visit, or are injured severely enough that we need hospital treatment, we want to know that we will be cared for in the best way possible. Usually, this is exactly what happens, but not always. A hospital can present many risks when negligence occurs, causing injuries in ways such as:

  • Poorly treated injuries.
  • Pharmaceutical errors causing a patient to suffer an adverse reaction.
  • Tests such as an MRI or X-Ray resulting in radiological mistakes, directly harming the patient.

If you are harmed in negligence by a hospital, such as Brentwood Community Hospital, we could be able to process a claim for you.

Negligence By A Dentist

Just as any other  medical professional, a dentist has a duty of care towards their patients, to not harm them unnecessarily. Negligence at a dental practice can result in injuries such as:

  • Permanent scarring and disfigurement.
  • Loss of, or damage to, otherwise healthy teeth.
  • Gum infections.

When injuries like this are caused by dental negligence, then a personal injury lawyer could be able to process a claim for the harm the patient has suffered.

Negligence By A GP

Who is the person that you automatically go to, when you are feeling under the weather? Your GP of course. This is because your GP is the person who is responsible for diagnosing a medical condition, and then either treating it in the case of minor ailments, or sending the patient to the correct healthcare unit  for treatment. When negligence by a GP takes place, this can result in a patient going without the treatment they need, or receiving the wrong treatment altogether. Despite the best intentions of every GP, they can and do make mistakes from time to time. For more examples of GP negligence, please read here.

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust Clinical Negligence Statistics

The table below shows data related to NHS trust negligence in the Brentwood area:

Healthcare ProviderClaims Received (2017/18)Number of Incidents (2017/18) Damages (£)
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust1362,604,951

Data for this table was taken from the following online resource:

NHS claims data for 2017/18

No Win No Fee Solicitors Covering Clinical Negligence Claims

If you choose to utilise our panel of medical negligence solicitors, you’ll be happy to know that they offer No Win No Fee agreements on all personal injury claims. This means that you will not have to pay any fees to your solicitor to start your claim, and if it is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay your solicitors fees at all. If you would like to find out more about the benefits of a No Win No fee agreement, please feel free to contact one of our legal advisors using the information below.

NHS Trusts And Hospitals In Brentwood

  • Brentwood Community Hospital
  • Basildon University Hospital
  • South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Talk To Our Team

Have you been the victim of private or NHS negligence? Do you need medical negligence solicitors to process your claim for you? If so, we can help. Speak to a member of our claims team on 0800 652 3087 today. They will explain how we can connect you with our panel of medical negligence solicitors who deal with a range of personal injury claims. 

Helpful Links

These external links contain info that might be useful:

Brentwood Community Hospital

Crescent Dr, Brentwood, CM15 8DR

Opening hours: 24 hours.

Nuffield Health

Brentwood Social Care

You can also read these other guides:

How to make gallstone claims

Claiming for nursing home negligence

Written by Mac.

Edited by Charlotte.