If you have experienced Dudley Hospital Trust negligence, or you have been the victim of negligence at any other clinic or health establishment in Dudley, you may be considering making a claim for compensation with the help of medical negligence solicitors in Dudley. In this guide, we are going to discuss why experience and expertise should be prioritised over location of a solicitor. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Dudley area. Below, we will discuss specific example claim types, for example, negligence claims against GPs and negligence claims against dentists, as well as providing information on the service our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors provide.
Choose A Section
- How To Find A Clinical Or Medical Negligence Solicitor For Your Claim
- Should I Use A Clinical Or Medical Negligence Near Me?
- Read Reviews Of Different Clinical Negligence Solicitors
- Your Injuries Could Be Assessed By Our Panel Of Doctors In The Dudley Area
- What Dudley Medical Negligence Claims Could We Conduct?
- Negligent Surgery And Malpractice Claims
- Birth Injury And Pregnancy Negligence Claims
- NHS & Private Hospital Medical Negligence Claims
- Neglect In A Nursing Home
- Compensation For Misdiagnosis Of Cancer
- Negligent Dental Care
- General Practice Negligence
- Dudley NHS Trusts Medical Negligence Statistics
- No Win No Fee Dudley Medical Negligence Solicitors
- NHS And Private Hospitals In Dudley
- How To Start Your Claim
- Further Resources
If you have had the misfortune to experience a personal injury, then you may have to ensure that you find a good medical negligence solicitor so that you could file a successful personal injury claim. You may not want to go ahead and take on all the work yourself, especially if you are not familiar with the law, and you may need to ensure you benefit from the top service in order to ensure that you have the best possible chance of getting clinical negligence compensation. Therefore, there are several things you need to consider and factors that you need to look out for when determining if a personal injury solicitor is a good one or not.
You might want to look for a personal injury lawyer who is specifically trained in medical negligence injury law. After all, there are lots of different specialist areas of law and whilst an individual may have a great success rate in some areas, they may also falter in one or two areas of the law. Therefore, you may be best off in the hands of someone who has mastered the area of this type of personal injury specifically.
You might also want to make sure that you opt for a medical negligence lawyer that has a lot of years’ experience. After all, you might well have a much greater chance of receiving personal injury compensation if you go for solicitors which have had a lot of years spent mastering their skill. This is because they will likely have dealt with medical negligence claims similar to yours many, many times before, so they have the knowledge, contacts, expertise, first-hand experience, resources and insight to be prepared for anything which comes their way and to ensure a top quality service is provided.
Furthermore, it is highly recommended that you go for a personal injury solicitor who offers a no win no fee service. This means that if they do not win the case for you then you would not have to pay them any money for the service they have provided you with. Therefore, no matter what happens you can be safe in the knowledge that you are not going to be out of pocket. Moreover, by going for medical negligence solicitors in Dudley or across the UK covering Dudley who provide this option, you would ensure you receive the best service they could offer because there is added pressure on them to get the right results so that they aren’t effectively working for nothing. All of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors work on this basis.
It is understandable that you may assume your only option is to use medical negligence solicitors in Dudley. However, you don’t need medical negligence solicitors that are Dudley-based. Today, you could choose the best expert help, rather than the most convenient, as a good number of claims of this type are handled via telephone and email. This means you would not need to look online for medical negligence solicitors near me. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Dudley area and could help you to launch a case.
You might want to go ahead and read medical negligence solicitors reviews. These comments could be very helpful when looking for the most suitable medical negligence solicitors in Dudley. You should receive honest opinions from people once in your position. It is also a good idea to leave comments yourself to help other people in the future.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Dudley area, and have a panel of medical experts who could conduct a medical examination. They could connect you to a healthcare expert in your area, such as:
Dudley Physiotherapy Centre
1a Parsons Street
Meeting Room, Quality Hotel Dudley
Meeting Room at Village Hotel, Castlegate Park
In the next sections, we will take a look at some common claims our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could handle. If you cannot see the sort of negligence you have experienced, don’t panic, please use the number at the end of the guide and one of our expert advisors will assess your case for you.
There are known risks with all types of surgery; there is no denying that. However, this does not mean that negligent surgery should happen without any recourse. You should always expect a minimum standard of healthcare no matter the circumstances. Some scenarios that could lead you to needing medical negligence solicitors in Dudley could include:
- Surgical instruments being left inside of the body cavity
- Items being left inside the patient’s body once the surgery has finished, for example, swabs, sponges, and surgical instruments
- Severing blood vessels or important nerves by mistake
- Carrying out surgery that was not even required
- Operating on the wrong body part
When it comes to medical negligence, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could be able to help you launch pregnancy and birth claims if you have been harmed because of substandard treatment by medical staff which directly caused you to be harmed. We know that these incidents could be extremely difficult to come to terms with, especially if the impact is lifelong. Here are some examples of birth injury and pregnancy negligence that could happen:
- Third and fourth-degreeperineal tears
- Episiotomies that have not been performed properly
- Hip dysplasia
- Fracturing a baby’s bones
- Mismanaged pre-eclampsia
- Mistakes with intervention, for example, failing to utilise forceps correctly
- Organe damage
- Failing to identify when the mother or baby was in distress/realising too late
- Limiting a baby’s oxygen supply leading to cerebral palsy
To be eligible to make any type of medical negligence claim firstly you must have been owed a duty of care as a patient, there must have been a breach in this duty of care, such as negligent treatment and finally such treatment must be linked to the avoidable harm that has been caused.
You may require the assistance of medical negligence solicitors in Dudley to claim for negligence from hospital if they have provided you with a standard of care that is deemed far below what is expected and you have been caused further ill health as a consequence. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Dudley area and they could assist you. No matter whether the incident happened in a private or NHS hospital, you could be able to launch a claim if it can be proven that another medical practitioner of the same ability would have not caused the same harm given the same circumstances.
Aside from the examples that have already been mentioned, you may also be able to make a medical negligence care home claim if the care you or a loved one has received could be deemed as negligent as it has lead to unnecessary harm being caused. In such circumstances, you may well be making a claim for someone you love because he or she is not in a position to do so themselves. The situations could differ vastly with these sorts of cases, from poor standards to the incorrect medication being given as long as avoidable harm has been caused you may want to use the number at the bottom of the guide for more advice. Sadly, there have been some rare but well-publicised cases of care home mistreatment. This is also something you could be able to make a claim for. A lot of people may think they could not make a claim because they have missed the three-year personal injury claims time limit. However, it does not work like this all of the time. There are exceptions. In fact, historical nursing care home cases could also be made.
You may also be able to make a claim if you or someone you love has suffered because they have had their illness incorrectly diagnosed or the diagnosis was a lot later than it should have been. These cases could often be very serious. This is especially the case when it comes to severe illnesses, like cancer, which are known for getting worse and worse over time. A late diagnosis or a misdiagnosis could result in someone not getting the treatment they need. This could mean that they end up progressing to a more severe stage of cancer. Or, in some cases, this could even be fatal. If you have lost someone you love because of cancer negligence calling the number at the bottom of the guide maybe of use to you. You maybe able to claim a bereavement award, funeral expenses, and other costs like this if the case is valid.
Aside from the scenarios that we have already discussed, you may also need to find medical negligence solicitors in Dudley if you or someone you love has suffered negligence from a dentist. When we go to the dentist, we may trust the professional to treat our teeth and improve our smile. A lot of people may be scared of going to the dentist, but it is their job to make sure patients feel at ease and they should explain everything in full. If you have suffered harm, an injury, extraction of the wrong tooth, damage to healthy teeth all due to negligent treatment by dental staff you may be eligible to file a claim for damages.
When unwell, we may typically go to see our GP first. If a mistake is made in this early stage, it could be easy for it to have a knock-on effect, resulting in a series of errors. If a condition is diagnosed as a completely different illness by a GP it may mean that patient receives the wrong medication or treatment which could caused adverse ill health effects but also the current condition may go untreated and worsen over time.
To get a better understanding of the number of medical negligence incidents in Dudley, please refer to the table below. Please note this is only for NHS trusts. Private hospital data is not available.
|Healthcare provider||Claims received 17/18||Number of incidents 17/18||CNST Damages Paid|
|Dudley & Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust||*||0||£25,000|
|Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust (The)||51||*||£9, 874, 865|
As mentioned, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors work on a no win no fee basis. A no win no fee solicitor in Dudley should only charge you legal fees if your case is successful. This means you would not have to pay them if compensation is not awarded in the end. This could give you complete peace of mind when making a claim because you know you would only be going to pay for a successful service.
There are a number of different hospitals in Dudley for those requiring medical assistance. This includes:
- Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
- Russels Hall Hospital
- Bushey Fields Hospital
- West Midlands Hospital
- Rowley Regis Hospital
- Guest Hospital
- Dudley Urgent Care Centre
From NHS negligence to negligence during surgery, you could speak to our experts today about any sorts of claims falling under this category. You don’t need medical negligence solicitors in Dudley. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Dudley area. You can speak to us between 8 am and 9 pm, Monday – Sunday, on 0800 652 3087.
Overview of the Trust – Here you can find more details about the trust.
Do you need to know how long you have to claim? – Time limits for these types of cases are shown here.
GP Claims – Further details – Here is some more information about launching a claim against a GP.
Misdiagnosed? – Here you can find more information about what you could do.
Edited by LisM.