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

Medical Negligence Solicitors Covering Claims In Cardiff

Medical negligence Cardiff

Medical negligence Cardiff

If you’re in the unfortunate situation of trying to find medical negligence solicitors in Cardiff, then you’ll probably have realised how difficult it can be to choose the right one. It’s really important though because having the right personal injury solicitor on your side can be the difference between winning or losing the case.  It could also make a big difference regarding the amount of any compensation you’re awarded.

Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Cardiff area and help you prepare a claim.  Therefore, if you’d like to discuss this today, please give us a call on 0800 652 3087 or, if you’d prefer to learn more first, please carry on reading this helpful article.

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How To Find A Solicitor To Handle Your Clinical Negligence Claim

When searching for a medical negligence lawyer, where should you start?  You could start by asking friends, asking for recommendations or reading reviews of different solicitors.

All of these are good starting points.  You could also use our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors.  In this guide, we’ll explain how we can help you make a claim for NHS negligence and what to look for when choosing a clinical negligence specialist.  We’ll also provide examples of negligence by a clinical practitioner which can lead to a claim.

One important factor in choosing medical negligence solicitor is doing so quickly.  There is a personal injury claims time limit for all claims, so you need to act swiftly.  All though the 3 year time limit might seem like a long period, you need to remember that a solicitor will need plenty of time to ensure they can gather any supporting evidence to back up your claim.

Does My Claim Need To Be Made With Solicitors Near Me?

Some people who are trying to find a solicitor begin with the thought that, “I need to use solicitors near me”, but that’s simply not the case.

Because of the way a personal injury lawyer works nowadays, you won’t actually need to visit their office.  Most communication between the solicitor and client is done by email, telephone and occasionally using the postal service.

In that respect, it doesn’t really matter where they’re based, it could be Cardiff or anywhere else in the UK.   That’s why our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Cardiff area and help you with your claim.

We do ensure you don’t have to travel far for any medical assessment though.  We have a panel of doctors and specialist up and down the UK to ensure any assessment is fairly local for all clients.

Find Reviews Of Solicitors Handling Medical Claims

Reviews of solicitors can be a very useful tool to narrow down your search for the best medical negligence solicitor for your case.  They can be a great starting point where you can find out:

  • The general level of customer satisfaction of a particular solicitor.
  • How happy clients were with their compensation amounts.
  • Whether clients felt they were kept up to date with their claim.

Once you’ve read the reviews, we recommend a call to the solicitor in question.  This way you’ll really get a feel for how well you’ll get on when working with the solicitor.

What Is Clinical Negligence And What Claims Could You Make?

When asked “What is clinical negligence?”, we could provide a very complex and long-winded answer.   But a simple answer which makes it quite clear and demonstrates when you could make a claim is this:

  • Clinical negligence is where you’ve received substandard medical treatment from a medical professional. As a result of the substandard level of care, you have been injured, become ill or your existing condition became worse.

If this is true in your case, you could be able to make a personal injury claim for medical negligence.  Over the coming sections we’ll provide information about different forms of negligence that could lead to a claim.

Could My Injury Be Assessed And Examined In Cardiff?

Here is a list of some of the medical specialists and doctors we use for medical assessments in the Cardiff area:

Simon Wearne
Parkwood Chiropractic,
93 Cathedral Road,
Cardiff, CF11 9PG.

Joyshri Sarangi
Health and Sports Physiotherapy,
50-52 Station Road,
Cardiff, CF14 5QP.

Michael A Williams
Oaktree House,
Oaktree Court,
Mulberry Drive,
Cardiff, CF23 8RS.

If you require a medical assessment in the Cardiff area, you may be directed to one of these or another of our local practitioners.

Surgical And Cosmetic Surgery Claims

Even though surgery has inherent dangers, and you may be advised of them prior to an operation, a surgical negligence claim (or cosmetic surgery claim) could be possible in cases where you are injured through a negligent act.

Some forms of negligence in surgery include:

  • Surgical items being left inside you.
  • Pain caused by incorrect anaesthetic dosages.
  • Internal organ damage caused during surgery.
  • Defective, damaged or incorrect clips being used which mean more surgery is required.

Care Home Malpractice And Neglect

Care home staff have a duty of care to look after some vulnerable patients who can’t care for themselves.   Compensation might be possible in cases where a patient is injured because of:

  • Pressure sores (bedsores) caused because the patient was not moved regularly in their bed or wheelchair.
  • Care home abuse.
  • Incorrect or irregular dispensing of medicines causing illness to the patient.
  • Injuries caused by falling due to incorrect lifting procedures.

Gathering evidence for care home negligence can be tricky, especially if the victim is unaware that anything has happened.  Contact our team to discuss what evidence you can provide to help start a claim.

Clinical Negligence By A GP

Doctors have to diagnose problems for a lot of patients every day.  They often only have a small amount of time to diagnose and prescribe treatments.  Even though time might be tight, if a GP makes a mistake, a compensation claim could be made if the mistake leads the patient to suffer with either a new illness or because their existing illness was made worse by the mistake.

Contact our team if you believe you could claim for medical negligence against your GP.

Traumatic Birth Injuries

An injury or illness caused by neglect during childbirth, to either the mother or baby, can be devastating and lead to life-changing injuries in some cases.

If the injury was caused by a mistake by a nurse, midwife, doctor or paediatrician, you may be able to seek compensation for the injuries.

Dentists Negligence And Neglect

Dental negligence can lead to a lot of pain and suffering and might require extra procedures to correct any damage.  Examples of dental negligence include:

  • Medical misdiagnosis of conditions such as oral cancer.
  • Damage caused during surgery.
  • Pain and suffering caused by a procedure which wasn’t required.

A claim for dental negligence could be possible for any negligence, which caused you to become injured, by a dentist, hygienist, dental nurse or other dental staff.

Neglect In Hospitals Serving Cardiff

NHS medical negligence claims could be made against hospitals in the Cardiff area in cases where you’ve suffered an injury, your illness has become worse or you’ve suffered a new illness while receiving treatment in a hospital.

Examples of hospital mistakes which could lead to medical neglect claims include:

  • Late or misdiagnosis of a condition.
  • Dispensing or prescribing the wrong medicines.
  • Contracting super bugs such as MRSA.
  • Cancellation of treatment.

If you believe you’ve suffered and injury or become ill while attending a hospital for treatment, speak with us about the chances of making medical negligence claim.

Errors In Cancer Care

With many cancers, early intervention can greatly improve the chances of survival.   Therefore, if a medical professional fails to diagnose the cancer, despite the patient presenting with the correct symptoms or a doctor fails to refer the patient for cancer assessment then a claim might be possible.

If your condition worsened, or became inoperable because of the delay, call our team to discuss making a cancer negligence claim.

Cardiff And Vale Area NHS Trusts Negligence Statistics

The table below shows information about the number of claims and compensation payments for the NHS authority in this area:

Healthcare ProviderClaims in 2017/2018Number of Incidents 2017/2018Damages Payments
Weston Area Health NHS Trust16*£770, 773

Private healthcare providers are not included in this data as they are not required to publish their data in the same way.

Cardiff And Vale Area Hospitals

For your information, here is a list of the hospitals, both NHS and private, in the Cardiff region:

  • Cardiff Royal Infirmary (NHS).
  • University Hospital of Wales (NHS).
  • Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital (NHS).
  • St David’s Hospital (NHS).
  • Whitchurch Hospital (NHS).
  • Rookwood Hospital (NHS).
  • Lansdowne Hospital (NHS).
  • Spire Healthcare Cardiff (Private).
  • Nuffield The Vale Cardiff (Private).
  • Nuffield Cardiff Bay (Private).

As our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Cardiff area, they can help with claims for any negligence at any of the above hospitals.  They can also assist with claims for clinics, cosmetic surgery clinics and other medical facilities in the area.

No Win No Fee Cardiff Area Medical Neglect Claims

One thing that puts people off of making a claim is the cost of legal services.  That’s especially true when medical negligence claims are made, due to the complexity involved.  That’s why many solicitors, including our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors, offer a no win no fee service.

Usually, a solicitor will start by offering a free consultation to assess the claim.  They’ll look at what happened, what injuries were sustained, the impact and the cause.  If they think the client has a good chance of success, they’ll prepare a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).

The CFA will show that the client doesn’t have to pay the solicitor up front.  It also shows that they don’t pay at all if the case is lost.  Finally, the CFA will declare what success fee will be paid to the solicitor if they win the case.

Success fees are limited by law to 25% but can be less.  When a solicitor wins the case, they are paid the compensation, retain their success fee and then send the rest straight to their client.

No win no fee agreements provide a level of security for clients as they are risk free and a lot less stressful than when you have to risk your own money to pay for a solicitor.

Contact Us

Hopefully, now you’ve read this guide, you’ll want to speak with us about your claim.   Remember, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Cardiff area and help you with your claim.

To contact us you can either give our expert advisors a call on 0800 652 3087.  We’re available to discuss your claim straight away.  Or, if you prefer, you could fill in this online form and we’ll get back to you at a convenient time.

Additional Advice

For further information, we’ve linked to some more useful guides and articles below which we think you might find useful:

Compensation Calculator – This useful guide provides information about how a personal injury claims calculator can be used to work out how much compensation you could receive.

Claiming Against a GP – A useful guide with more details about how a doctor could be deemed negligent and when you could make a claim against them.

Wrongful Death Claims – Information about how a loved one could make a claim in the tragic case of a wrongful death.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) – The website of the authority that inspects and provides ratings of hospitals and care providers.

NHS England – This portal provides information about the NHS services, their long term strategy and NHS reviews.