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

Medical negligence Neath

Medical negligence Neath

If you have experienced either NHS or private medical negligence in Neath, Wales, you may be wondering whether or not you are eligible to make a claim for compensation. In this guide, we aim to cover everything you need to know about making a valid and successful claim for medical negligence. We will explain the different factors you may want to consider while on your search for medical negligence solicitors in Neath, Port Talbot. Although we are not based in this part of Wales, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Neath area, and we will explain exactly how this is possible. We will also talk you through the services provided by our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors, as well as taking a look at some specific examples of medical negligence that can happen in Neath Port Talbot. If you have any queries concerning Port Talbot medical negligence claims by the time you finish reading this guide, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can find our contact information at the end of the guide.

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Selecting A Solicitor To Help You Claim Compensation For Medical Negligence In Neath

When it comes to making a claim, there is no denying that one of the most pivotal steps will be finding the right medical negligence solicitor to work on your case. There are many medical negligence solicitors in Neath, Port Talbot to select from as well as all those across the UK that you can use too, and so it stands to reason  that you’ll want to pick the best personal injury solicitor for your claim. After all, the last thing you may want is an inexperienced personal injury lawyer, with a poor reputation, working on your case. Instead, you may well want someone who has plenty of years of working in the industry and has handled a lot of medical negligence cases in this time. The solicitor in question should also be easy to get in touch with and communicate with. Plus, you will want to consider payment fees and terms too. We usually advise people to seriously consider our panel of no win no fee solicitors as another option to medical negligence solicitors in Neath. If you do not know what this is, we have an explanation later on in the guide.

How Helpful Are Medical Negligence Law Firm Reviews?

When looking for the right medical negligence solicitors in Neath, Port Talbot, or those based elsewhere in the UK, reading medical negligence solicitor reviews could be very helpful. These reviews could give you a great insight into what the person in question is going to be like to work with. To ensure that what you are reading is authentic, we suggest that you read reviews on independent review platforms. Moreover, you might want to ensure that you set aside a bit of time to leave your own review after you have made a claim too, so you could help others who are in the same position as you.

Is It Better To Claim Compensation With A Local Solicitor?

When looking for a solicitor, a lot of people might do a search for medical negligence solicitors in my area on Google. However, there is no legal requirement for you to use negligence solicitors in Neath, Port Talbot, as you could work with a solicitor based anywhere in the UK. The reason you are not restricted in terms of location is that a lot of claims are handled via telephone and email today, thanks to advancements in technology. Therefore, you may want to choose someone based on their experience and track record, rather than their location.

What Is A Medical Exam And Will I Need One?

In order to prove that you have been harmed as a result of medical negligence, you are required to undergo an independent medical  assessment with an impartial doctor. We work with a panel of doctors based locally to you in Neath. Therefore, if you choose to work with our panel of medical negligence solicitors, then they will look to use one of the following doctors …

Jonathan Lari

PortTalbot Clinic – Vitality Gym

Acacia Avenue

Port Talbot

SA12 7DP

Joanna Longstaffe

PortTalbot Clinic – Vitality Gym

Acacia Avenue

Port Talbot

SA12 7DP

Heena Singhal

PortTalbot Clinic – Vitality Gym

Acacia Avenue

Port Talbot

SA12 7DP

Please note that you may not have your assessment through one of the above doctors, it might well be another member of our panel of doctors.

Claims For A Clinical Negligence Experience

At Medical Negligence Assist, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could help you with a variety of  claims. We will provide you with an insight into this in the examples below but  please keep in mind that this guide is not exhaustive as there are so many different potential situations where negligence could occur. If you are at all unsure as to whether you could claim, then don’t hesitate to call us.

Neath And Glamorgan Hospital Negligence

Firstly, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could assist with hospital claims. This could be medical negligence claims against the Royal Glamorgan hospital or claims made against any other hospital in the area. When it comes to these sorts of claims, they could be made against both public and private hospitals. Incidents could happen in many ways. We will discuss birth injuries and surgical mistakes below, however, other examples include misdiagnosis and infections caused due to poor hygiene levels.

Neath/ Port Talbot Nursing Home Negligence

You may also be looking to use our panel of medical negligence solicitors in Neath, Port Talbot if you or someone you love has suffered medical negligence in a care home environment. Sadly, there have been a number of cases involving nursing home abuse in the news as of late and this is only one example of negligence. However, other examples range from being given the wrong medication to being given food that you are allergic to.If you are immobile and not taken care of to the required standards, bedsores could develop or become worse and result in a life threatening infection if the staff are negligent in your care.

Birth Injuries

Perhaps you have landed on this page looking for medical negligence solicitors in Neath because you or your baby has suffered birth injuries? If your midwife did not notice that you or your baby were in distress quick enough as they were negligent in your care, this could result in an injury or illness that could have been avoided. If this has happened, it could be very difficult to come to terms with, especially if your child has suffered lifelong injuries such as brain damage. Other examples of birth injury negligence could include the wrong birth assisting tools being used leading to tearing or other injuries and taking too long to carry out a C-section leading to further medical issues for mother or her baby. As mentioned previously, our panel of medical negligence solicitors cover the Neath area and could help you make a claim for medical negligence as a result of birth injuries.

General Surgical Errors

Aside from the examples thus far, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors have experience in surgical negligence claims too. There is no denying that all types of surgeries are going to come with risks. However, this does not mean that negligence shouldn’t lead to a claim. If a mistake has happened during surgery that could have been avoided if the staff did not breach their duty of care, there could well be a chance you could make a claim. An example of this could be the surgery not being executed on the right body part or retained surgical instruments leading to more surgery being required to remove them.

Misdiagnosed / Late Diagnosed Cancer

You may also be looking at our page as you searched for medical negligence solicitors in Neath, Port Talbot to make a claim for cancer errors. Cancer is a frightening diagnosis, and sometimes it spreads at a very fast pace. If it is not diagnosed quickly or properly, it could be very worrying because it could mean the cancer goes untreated and this could cause it to spread to other parts of the body. In some cases, this could prove to be fatal. If you have lost a loved one because of mistakes made in cancer diagnosis, you may be able to claim on their behalf.

Doctor / GP Negligence

You could use the services of medical negligence solicitors in Neath or anywhere else in the UK to make a GP negligence claim. When someone is not feeling very well, they might book an appointment with their doctor or GP. We expect them to be able to diagnose what is wrong with us so that we get the best form of treatment as quickly as possible. Usually, our doctor will speak to us, examine us, give us a prescription where necessary and/or recommend that we see a specialist. If an error is made here because your doctor did not diagnose your symptoms correctly due to negligence, this could mean you end up on the wrong treatment path altogether. This could cause an injury or illness in two different ways. Firstly, it could mean that the treatment you may need is not started quickly enough to improve your prognosis. Secondly, it could mean you may end up taking medication that is not right for you, and this could also cause unnecessary and undue side effects.

Dentist Negligence

Finally, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors may be able to assist you when it comes to dental negligence too. When you go to your dental surgery, you expect all members of staff to carry out the treatment properly. Therefore, when mistakes are made due to negligent actions and this results in avoidable harm being caused you could have a valid claim for medical negligence. An example of such dental negligence could be the extraction of the wrong tooth. However, there are other ways negligence could happen, such as, poor dental advice which causes damage to your oral health, damage to a healthy tooth during treatment or missing the signs of oral cancer.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board – Health in Wales Clinical Negligence Statistics

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

Healthcare providerClaims received 17/18Damage payments

Clinical Negligence No Win No Fee Claims

Earlier, we discussed the different factors that you are going to need to consider during your search for medical negligence solicitors in Neath, Port Talbot or across the UK. We touched upon the fact that you may want to look for a no win, no fee medical negligence lawyer. Here at Medical Negligence Assist, all our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis, and we will explain a little bit about what this means for you. With this payment approach, it means that you are only going to need to pay legal fees if your personal injury solicitor is able to successfully secure compensation for you. If your claim is not successful, you are not going to need to pay for the services of your solicitor.

Hospitals In Neath/ Port Talbot

Some of the hospitals near this area include…

  • Cimla Hospital
  • Tonna Hospital
  • Neath Port Talbot Hospital

Start Your Claim Today

No matter what type of clinical negligence experience you have had, you could speak to our experts today to find out more about how to make a personal injury claim. You could reach us any time of the day, any day of the week, on 0800 652 3087. We could then connect you with our panel of medical negligence solicitors who are not based in Neath, but can cover the  area.

Helpful Links

Claimants for wrongful death – Relatives could make claims on behalf of a loved one that has passed away. You can read more on this here.

Malpractice in Surgery – You can find answers to common questions here.

Wrong diagnoses – FAQ – More information surrounding misdiagnosis claims.

Neath Port Talbot Hospital  – You can find Neath Port Talbot hospital’s site here. The address can be found below:

Neath War Memorial Hospital

Bury Rd, Neath PO12 3PW

Edited by Charlotte.