No matter what type of personal injury claim you are making or legal action you are taking, choosing the right person to handle your claim could be an important step in making a successful personal injury claim. The right solicitor could potentially mean the difference between getting the highest possible settlement or potentially missing out. In this guide, we provide advice for people who are searching for medical negligence solicitors who have suffered a medical mistake in London to handle their case and we show how our nationwide panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could help.
If you are making a clinical or medical negligence claim, having the right solicitor could be even more critical. This is because the area of medical negligence combines two complex entities, medicine and law.
No matter what effects you suffered or how serious they were, we recommend seeking advice from a solicitor or lawyer specialising in medical or clinical negligence cases. Cases of medical negligence can be complicated personal injury claims to deal with, so it is important to be able to trust in the solicitor’s experience and knowledge.
To help you navigate the process of finding the right solicitor to deal with your case of medical negligence in London, we have created this guide.
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- How To Choose A Medical Negligence Solicitor For Your Case
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- Surgical Negligence
- Negligence During Childbirth
- Negligence In An NHS Or Private Hospital
- Neglect In A Care Home
- Misdiagnosis Of Cancer And Other Diseases
- Dental Negligence
- GP Negligence
- Medical Negligence Statistics For NHS Trusts
- No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Major NHS Hospitals In London
- Major Private Hospitals Serving London
- Starting A Medical Negligence Compensation Claim
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Choosing which personal injury solicitor you think is right to handle your medical negligence claim is not always easy to do. Whilst there is no rule which says that you have to or even should use a medical negligence lawyer or solicitor, doing so can have advantages.
When instructing a solicitor to work on your case, you are leveraging their knowledge, skills, and experience. You need to be sure that you have the best possible person steering you through what could be a complex process. Using one of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors who have a broad range of expertise and knowledge when it comes to medical negligence may be ale to help bring about a successful claim.
Steps to choosing the right solicitor
- You do not always need to work with medical negligence solicitors near you.
- Clear communication with your solicitor and regular updates on your claim could be important.
- The fastest solicitor may not always be the right one for your claim.
- Do look at online reviews and talk to friends and family but remember their recommendations don’t have to be the final word.
Today we live in a world of instant online reviews. Whether choosing a destination to visit on holiday, a new mobile phone, or any professional service to use, we often turn to online reviews to help us make a choice. Whilst not all reviews are always trustworthy, it is usually easy enough to spot when a review is inauthentic. Reading what previous clients have said about a medical negligence lawyer, solicitor or law firm can help you to build a picture of how they have assisted other people when it comes to a compensation claim.
People often think that they need to use “medical negligence solicitors near me”. But, location has no bearing as to whether the solicitor is the right person to handle your case. You should not feel that there is any obligation, or even necessarily any benefit, in a local solicitor handling your case. Today cases do not need to be conducted in person, solicitors can update you on a regular basis without you needing to come into their offices. If you do need to have a medical examination (often necessary in personal injury claims) a member of our panel of medical experts close to you could conduct this. What is important for your case is instructing a solicitor who is best able to conduct your claim, rather than where there are located.
Medical negligence could take on many forms, there are different types of negligence that could take place whether in London or any other part of the country. Clinical or medical negligence refers to instances where a patient is provided with a care that is below the standard of practice and has been in some way caused further ill health or harm.
In instances of harm caused by medical negligence, people may feel additionally upset that they were caused harmed by the people expected to care for them. Our panel of medical negligence expert solicitors have many years of knowlesge working in this field and could help regardless of the cause of the negligence.
As stated, whilst you do not need to instruct a solicitor in your area, we could organise for your injuries to be assessed by a member of our panel of medical experts. Those serving this area include,
11/12 The Shrubberies,
1st Floor Bridge House,
150 London Road,
West End Medical Practice
6 Bendall Mews,
You may be seen by one of these experts or one of the other members of our panel of medical experts covering your area.
Whenever you have surgery, whether medically necessary or for cosmetic reasons, there is an inherent level of risk in doing so. However, whether you are being treated at either an NHS or private hospital, you have the right to expect certain minimum care standards. You have the right to expect that your treatment is performed by a qualified surgeon and is supported by other competent practitioners. The treatment carried out should meet minimum expectations. When you choose to have surgery you place a lot of trust in those carrying it out. In some cases, you could quite literally be putting your life in their hands. As such, if something goes wrong which could have been avoided you could have the right to claim compensation. Find out if you could make a medical negligence and personal injury claim by discussing your options with our team.
Negligence during childbirth could cause injury to either the mother or to the child. Injuries of negligence could become apparent at the time of delivery, soon after, or could develop and be diagnosed at a later stage. Such claims may not be as simple to conduct as others and may not simply require a lump sum settlement but could necessitate ongoing care for the child. Potentially (in the most severe of cases) the effects and the claimants’ needs could persist through their lifetime. Such injuries or illnesses could result in a large impact on the family as a whole.
Hospitals may treat people in an emergency, provide specialist short or long-term care, conduct operations or a range of other services. Due to their potential size and the range of medical services offered, there are numerous ways in which hospital negligence could potentially occur and harm a patient. These could include;
- Errors in the dispensing or dosage of a medication.
- Complications from anesthetic.
- Surgical errors.
- Misdiagnosis of an illness or disease.
- Incorrect treatment
If you or a member of your family has been injured or become ill due to poor or even negligent care whilst in a nursing home or care home, you could be able to claim compensation on their behalf. Family members can often be left asking how do they claim for medical negligence or poor levels of care in a care home which has caused a relatives health to suffer. The answer is to contact a specialist solicitor who could evaluate what has happened to you or your relative and then provide the correct information and plan of action.
As a patient, you will be reliant on healthcare professionals to diagnose what illness you may have and to recommend the most appropriate course of action to take. In the case of an illness such as cancer, getting the right diagnosis and beginning your treatment as early as possible could be the difference between making a recovery or not. As such, the misdiagnosis of a time-bound disease could have very serious consequences. You could also claim compensation if you have received a late diagnosis as this could have serious consequences as your treatment and possible treatment routes could be affected by this.
Dental negligence could occur if the dentist or dentist practitioner causes a patient harm another practitioner of the same caliber would not have. The dentist or dental nurse may have performed a procedure poorly or carried out an inappropriate course of action which caused you to be harmed. The crucial point is that the injury or illness could have been avoided had the correct standard been applied.
This is a term which is used to describe circumstances where a GP may have caused avoidable harm to a patient under their care for example not referring them to a specialist when needed. GP negligence could potentially happen in a variety of ways, for example not diagnosing a patient correctly and their conditions worsens as they are not given the correct treatment, wrongly diagnosing a patient prescribing incorrect medication, not sending the patient for the correct diagnostic tests allowing their condition to gradually get worse.
To help people to see the extent of reported instances of medical negligence, we have included data for the NHS. This table uses the latest (at the time of publication) available figures for the number of incidents, the number of claims received and value of payments made in the period 2017/ 2018 for NHS Trusts. Data is available here.
|Healthcare Provider||Claims Received 2017/18||Number of Incident 2017/18||CNST Damages Paid|
|Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust||14||*||167,756|
|East London NHS Foundation Trust||10||*||2,708,405|
|Central London Community Healthcare||6||*||24,615|
|Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust||49||10||16,751,398|
|Barts Health NHS Trust||142||7||32,840,259|
|London Ambulance Service NHS Trust||16||*||2,056,216|
|Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust||69||14||32,361,983|
|North East London NHS Foundation Trust||13||*||121,995|
|Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust||88||9||14,595,977|
|Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust (The)||0||0||0|
|South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust||*||*||39,780|
|Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust||49||12||8,075,599|
|South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust||6||*||59,423|
|The London North West Health Care NHS Trust||70||13||8,438,329|
|Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust||*||0||28,396|
|University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||59||17||9,380,161|
|King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust||97||7||22,263,573|
|Kingston Hospital NHS Trust||29||6||5,925,965|
|West London Mental Health NHS Trust||7||*||378,486|
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the London area and could assist claimants who have been harmed whilst under the care of any of these (or other) NHS trusts as well as private healthcare companies.
Do I have a case for medical negligence? If after talking with an expert medical negligence solicitor you are eligible to claim compensation for the harmful effects of your negligent care, you could be offered a no win no fee agreement.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors is able to handle 99% of all claims on a no win no fee basis. Also known as conditional fee agreements, these are contracts between the medical negligence lawyer or solicitor and the claimant. The agreement will;
- Set out what services the solicitor will provide to the claimant.
- State that no fees to them will be due unless the claim is successful.
- State what fees are due in the event of a win.
Typically the fees due when using conditional fee agreements are a set percentage of the settlement. By law, this is limited to a maximum of 25% of the settlement. As a claimant, this means your claim could be handled by an expert medical negligence solicitor without having to pay more.
The city is home to some of the largest hospitals in the UK as well as being the home of fourteen different teaching hospitals. The capitals hospitals serve the cities population as well as taking patients both from surrounding counties. Specialist treatment is also provided for patients from across the UK and around the world. This may mean that whilst you experienced NHS negligence in one of these (or another hospital), you could live in another part of the country. Some of the capitals largest hospitals include,
- Charing Cross Hospital
- Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
- Great Ormond Street Hospital
- Guy’s Hospital
- Hammersmith Hospital
- King’s College Hospital
- Royal Brompton Hospital
- St Bartholomew’s Hospital
- St George’s Hospital
- St Thomas’ Hospital
- The Royal Free Hospital
- Central Middlesex Hospital
- Queen Charlottes And Chelsea Hospital
- University College Hospital
To find out how much compensation you could be entitled to for medical negligence suffered at an NHS hospital, GP surgery or other facilities, talk to our expert team today.
The city and surrounding areas have a high concentration of both private hospitals and other private medical facilities such as doctors surgeries, dentists and outpatient clinics. Additionally, there are a large number of private facilities focused on cosmetic or elective medical procedures. Below, we have included a list of some of the main or major private healthcare facilities the city and the surrounding home counties areas have.
- Bupa Cromwell Hospital
- Highgate Private Hospital
- BMI The Blackheath Hospital
- BMI Hendon Hospital
- Spire St Anthony’s Hospital
- The Wellington Hospital
- Croydon Day Hospital
If you have suffered negligent care at any private healthcare facility and are searching for no win no fee medical negligence solicitors in London to help you, an alternative could be our nationwide no win no fee service.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors could cover the London area providing help, support, medical examinations (through our panel of doctors) and much more.
Our team of experts, including a panel of medical negligence solicitors, could provide you with help such as;
- Legal advice and support through the personal injury claims process.
- A medical examination conducted by one of our panel of medical experts.
- Help and support in filling in any necessary paperwork.
Whether you were harmed by NHS negligence or through care in the private sector we could help you. To start your claim, contact Medical Negligence Assist today on 0800 652 3087. You can also start your claim online here.
Below we have included information on how to find further medical services, such as GP and Dental surgeries covering this area.
Find A GP Surgery
There are numerous GP surgeries across the city. Use this NHS tool to find the closest doctors surgery to where you live.
Find A Dentist
Find NHS dental services in the city,
Finding Further NHS Services
The My Health site is a portal where you can find information on NHS healthcare services in the city, as well as health information and even help downloading NHS apps.