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

Medical negligence Canterbury

Medical negligence Canterbury

Are you looking for medical negligence solicitors in Canterbury because you have suffered harm due to negligent medical care? In this guide, we will reveal everything you need to know about choosing the right medical negligence solicitors for your case and how location need have no bearing on the medical negligence solicitors you choose. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Canterbury area and we will tell you all about the service that we provide. We will also take a look at some examples of cases our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could handle. If you have any questions about making a claim or anything to do with medical negligence in general, you will find our contact information at the end of the guide. Do not hesitate to get in touch.

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How To Find The Right Clinical Negligence Solicitor For Your Case

If you are going to have the best chance of getting the full amount of compensation that is available to you, you are going to need to choose a medical negligence lawyer with care and you might be surprised to know you don’t have to choose one that’s based in Canterbury. There are a number of different factors that should be considered. This includes the following…

  • Experience – First and foremost, you probably do not want someone to be working on your case that has not handled many claims before and is essentially going to be learning on the job. You probably want to make sure that they have been in charge of many cases before and that they have successfully secured compensation. You might also need to make sure that they have worked on medical negligence claims specifically, as there are lots of different areas of personal injury law.
  • Reputation – You may wish to read the comments that have been left by others who were once in your position to see what they have to say.
  • Payment terms – Towards the end of the guide, we will explain more about our no win no fee approach. Nevertheless, you should consider opting for a solicitor that is happy to work to the no win no fee payment structure so that you know you won’t end up out of pocket.
  • UK-based – You might also wish to make sure that the solicitor in question is based in the UK. You may not simply want to assume that this is the case.
  • Success rates – Last but not least, you might also want to make sure that the lawyer in question has a good track record. Do not be afraid to ask about their percentage of winning cases.

You Do Not Need To Use A Medical Negligence Solicitor In Canterbury

A lot of people might believe that they are going to need to use medical negligence solicitors in Canterbury. It is understandable why you may assume this. However, you can use a personal injury solicitor based anywhere. This is how our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Canterbury area. Claims today are often handled via phone and email. This means you do not need to choose the most convenient solicitor; you can choose the most suitable for your claim.

Read Reviews Of Solicitors And Law Firms

It is often wise to read medical negligence solicitors reviews that have been left by people who were once in your position. These comments could be very insightful. Check out the independent review websites so you can be sure of their authenticity. Plus, once you have made a claim, it is good to leave feedback too so you can help others.

Your Injuries Could Be Assessed By Our Panel Of Doctors In Canterbury

While you are able to use a medical negligence solicitor based anywhere in the country, including our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors, you may need to see a medical expert that is based in Canterbury. We could arrange this for you. Some of the medical experts in the area we could connect you with include…

Soran Saeed

Lombard Business Centre

12-17 Upper Bridge Street



Salman Baig

Holiday Inn Express

Upper Harbledown



Shahid Mehmood

Greenfield Clinic

37 North Gate



Cases Of Medical Negligence In Canterbury Our Team Could Handle

Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors has many years of experience dealing with medical negligence claims throughout the United Kingdom. Below, we will take a look at some examples of possible medical negligence cases;

Negligent Surgical Care

A medical negligence solicitor could help you to make a claim if a mistake has happened during surgery which has caused you harm that could have been avoided. While all operations have their risks, this does not mean that surgeon negligence should be one of these. Other examples could include performing the wrong kind of operation, wrong site surgery, retained surgical instruments, not sterilising the instruments used correctly causing illness, organ damage. Of course, this is not an exhaustive list. If you have suffered due to issues with your surgery that you feel could have been avoided do not hesitate to contact us for further details.

Negligence Leading To Birth Injuries

No one expects to be injured due to negligent treatment while giving birth. If errors or mistakes do occur during child birth they could have devastating effects. Examples could include not observing and monitoring maternal or fetal distress leading to the baby suffering breathing issues due to lack of oxygen, failing to use the right tools when applying various birth-assisting tools causing injury, not spotting the signs of pre-eclampsia causing the expectant mother to suffer ill health, failing to take the right measures to stop preterm labour. In order for a claim to be valid for negligence during child birth an injury or illness must accompany the sub-standard service you are not able to claim for negligence alone.

Negligence At A Hospital

Hospitals cater for many different patient needs, from x-raying for fractured bones, to MRI scans trying to determine a patients condition, accident and emergency units for those who need emergency treatment, surgeries all to name but a few. If negligence does take place in a hospital it could happen in any of the services that are provided.  Although in the majority of cases negligence is not deliberate it could still have a huge effect not only on a person’s health but also their general well being.

Examples of hospital negligent care may include;

  • Misdiagnosis which allows a condition to worsen.
  • Delay in diagnosis of fractures causing more intensive treatment.
  • Surgical errors causing harm.
  • MRSA due to unhygienic practices.

Negligence At A Care Home

The decision to send someone you love to a care home could be a very difficult one. However, you may put your trust in the professionals that work there because you may know that this is the best decision for your family member. If these professionals let you down, it could be incredibly difficult to come to terms with. From patient abuse cases to incidents whereby patients have been given the wrong medication or standards of care have led to illness, no matter what has occurred, you could call our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors for more information.

Negligence By A GP

GP’s are crucial and on the whole they provide us with an amazing service. In most cases they diagnose and treat patients within 10 minutes. Without the service of GP’s we would have no way to have our illnesses treated as much of what they see on a daily basis does not need treatment in an accident and emergency unit. GP’s have an incredible amount of responsibility as they can open up avenues if patients need specialist care or diagnostic testing. We put an enormous amount of trust in GP’s to diagnose us with the right condition at the right time. If for any reason you have suffered due to GP negligence call the number at the bottom of the guide and receive the information you need.

Negligence By A Dentist

Many are not aware that if they are harmed by their dentist, dental nurse or even hygienist through negligence, error or omission that they could possibly claim for damages as they could for medical negligence. Examples of possibly dental negligence could include; diagnosing an oral disease incorrectly allowing the current condition to worsen, extracting the wrong tooth, or making anesthetic mistakes causing pain. Of course, this is just a mere handful of examples. Essentially, if your dentist has done something or failed to do something and this has resulted in your condition getting worse or you have suffered another illness or injury, call Medical Negligence Assist and we can provide you with advice in regards to your case.

Negligent Cancer Care Or Misdiagnosis

Cancer can be an extremely aggressive disease depending on its type, and if it is not treated efficiently, it could grow and spread. This highlights why negligence could be extremely devastating as far as cancer is concerned. If the symptoms of cancer are not picked up as soon as they are presented to a doctor or the correct treatment is not provided, the patient in question could have to undergo much more intensive treatment, which could have a severe impact on their mental and physical health. Call the experts if you have any questions at all related to misdiagnosis.

Canterbury NHS Trusts Clinical Negligence Statistics

To get a better understanding of the number of medical negligence incidents in Canterbury, please refer to the table below. Please note this is only for NHS trusts. Private hospital data is not available.

Healthcare providerClaims received 17/18Number of incidents 17/18Damage payments
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust835£8,728 648

No Win No Fee Canterbury Medical Negligence Cases

When you make a claim with the assistance of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors, you can be certain that you will benefit from a no win no fee service. This means that you are not going to have to pay the legal fees to them if the case is not successful. If compensation is not awarded, you are not going to be out of pocket, and this will give you peace of mind. With no win no fee claims, your solicitor is accountable for the service that they provide too, so you can be sure of high levels of quality.

Hospitals And Clinics In Canterbury

There are many different hospitals and clinics in the Canterbury area, including…

  • Kent and Canterbury Hospital
  • St Martin’s Hospital
  • BMI The Chaucer Hospital
  • Children’s Assessment Centre
  • St John’s Hospital

How To Start Your Medical Negligence Claim

No matter how you have experienced medical negligence in Kent, you could speak to our panel of experts today to see if you could make a personal injury claim. You can reach us between 8 am and 9 pm, any day of the week, on 0800 652 3087. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Canterbury area, meaning you don’t need medical negligence solicitors in Canterbury. So, what you are you waiting for? You have nothing to lose by giving us a call.


What time limit exists for my claim? – There are limits for claimants in terms of the time they have to claim. Read about these here.

GP at Fault? – If you believe your GP was negligent, then this page could assist.

I was not diagnosed correctly – If this is your case, then you might want to read this page for more specific misdiagnosis information.