Are you in search of medical negligence solicitors in Norfolk? Were you a victim of medical negligence in the last 3 years? Did the mistakes of a healthcare professional cause you harm in the form of an injury or illness? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could be entitled to compensation.
The care of a medical professional which has dropped below reasonable expectations of care and thus resulted in harm to a patient is classed as ‘medical negligence’. These instances may occur at any healthcare facility, be it a hospital, dental practice, GP medical centre or in a private healthcare facility.
In circumstances such as these, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Norfolk area to provide no win no fee personal injury services to victims of clinical negligence. From the day you experience medical negligence, there is a medical negligence claims time limit of three years in which your case is valid . However, some circumstances are eligible to extend beyond this. Below we have offered you information and guidance in relation to specific medical negligence claims. If you would like help in choosing the right personal injury lawyer, finding information on cancer negligence or statistics for compensation claims in Norfolk, to name a few, then take a look at the sections below.
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- What Medical And Clinical Negligence Claims Could I Make?
- Cancer Medical Negligence
- Negligence In An Operation Or Surgery
- Hospital Negligence Claims Against Providers In Cambridgeshire
- Medical Negligence Birth Injuries
- General Practitioner Negligence
- Residential Care Home Negligence
- Negligent Dental Treatment
- Statistics For Medical Negligence Cases Against Norfolk Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Norfolk County Hospitals
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When you begin your personal injury claim, you are faced with the big and scary decision of finding a legal representative. You may have a flood of thoughts going through your mind. ‘What if I choose the wrong person?’, ‘What if they have no idea about my case?’ ‘Maybe I should have stuck with medical negligence solicitors in my area?’
In order to ease your stresses, we recommend that you consider these three basic steps before you choose a personal injury solicitor:
- Location: Try not to limit yourself to solicitors in your area.
- Experience: Look at how experienced they are and what they specialise in.
- Funding: Ask what financial agreements are available.
Our expert advisors are also here to help every day of the week from 8am to 9pm. We are not based in Norfolk but our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Norfolk area to provide you with impartial advice about your personal injury claim.
While looking at the range of personal injury solicitors in the UK, you may find it beneficial to compare reviews left by previous claimants. These may be helpful in showing you how satisfied previous clients were with the handling of their cases and how successful each medical negligence solicitor has been in the past. Medical negligence solicitor reviews are handy as they provide genuine accounts of previous claimants’ experiences. However, as with anything on the internet, you should take care to spot the bogus reviews from the authentic ones.
This is why we also recommend you seek the advice of a legal professional alongside checking online reviews in order to be as well-informed as possible during the selection process. The personal injury solicitor you choose could make the world of difference in your claim.
If you were a victim of medical negligence in Norfolk, you don’t have to restrict yourself to medical negligence solicitors based in Norfolk. There are a range of personal injury lawyers who can be found online that provide services across the country. When you look for online medical negligence lawyers, we recommend that you don’t just search for ‘medical negligence solicitors in my area’ and instead extend your search for specialist representatives in cases similar to yours based anywhere in the UK. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Norfolk area to assist compensation claims even though we are not based there.
At the beginning of your claim process, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors will ask you to be examined by a member of our panel of doctors covering the Norfolk area. The role of the doctor in this assessment is to produce an impartial report of your injury/illness caused to you by medical negligence.
Our panel of doctors covering the Norfolk area include:
Thorpe End Clinic,
73a Plumstead Road,
St Crispins Road,
Mamtha Balendra Kumar
Norfolk Physiotherapy Clinic,
38 Magdalen Road,
Some medical exams may take place at various locations by a different doctor. Speak to a member of our team today to discuss your medical exam.
As our panel of medical negligence solicitors have been in the industry for a number of years and handled such a wide range of cases, they have the knowledge base to assist you in claiming compensation. Medical negligence is such a broad term which could cover a number of different scenarios in healthcare so for the remainder of this guide we will explain the different types of medical negligence.
Below are some brief examples of what this may include:
- General Practitioner Negligence: Failure to properly diagnose symptoms when would have been expected to do so or refer patients to the correct specialists by a GP which causes more suffering than would have been necessary.
- Negligent Dental Treatment: Malpractice of a dentist or dental nurse which has led to mistakes in treatment, such as healthy teeth being removed.
- Cancer Medical Negligence: A delayed or misdiagnosis of cancer which another physician of the same ability would have not misdiagnosed resulting in a more aggressive route of treatment or no treatment at all.
If you feel that you can identify with these examples, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. If you’re still unsure, take a look at the more detailed examples below.
If your cancer was treated negligently or a medical professional misdiagnosed or delayed the diagnosis your cancer due to negligence,and you suffered much more than you should have it may be considered cancer medical negligence. In some cases where treatment is no longer an option due to a delayed diagnosis, you may be able to bring a claim forward with a personal injury lawyer. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Norfolk area and with a history of cancer medical negligence claims we may be able to assist your case. Call our advisors for free on the number below to discuss what route to take with a cancer medical negligence claim.
Prior to an operation or surgery your surgeon or nurse should fully inform you of the risks of your procedure under professional guidelines. Despite correct procedures still having the potential to result in injuries, a substandard of care delivered to you at various stages of a surgical procedure causing avoidable injuries may be deemed as medical malpractice by a personal injury lawyer. This may include:
- Wrong-site surgery that causes damage to healthy bones or organs.
- Amputation of incorrect limbs.
- Foreign objects left behind after surgery.
- Permanent scarring or disfigurement.
Medical malpractice relating to operations could have devastating short-term and long-term effects on patients. They may also lead to ‘Never Events’.
Take the time to consider a medical negligence lawyer who has a substantial knowledge base on areas similar to your own case.
Cases of NHS negligence and other forms of clinical negligence in Norfolk could likely occur if standards within hospital environments slip below that expected level. A medical negligence lawyer may be able to claim damages on your behalf if the treatment you received as a patient in hospital were below reasonably expected standards of care and cause you to suffer unnecessarily. This may include avoidable harm in the form of injuries or illnesses as a result of a medical professional’s negligent mistakes.
Giving birth sometimes does not come without complications or risks, however, here in the UK we have highly trained doctors, paediatricians and midwives who deal with complex births on a daily basis. Therefore, it can be troubling to find out that these professionals have breached their duty by providing substandard care and this has caused avoidable harm to mother, baby or both.
It is possible that for the overload of medical jargon and legal technicalities to dissuade you from taking legal action, however, one of our specially trained solicitors from our panel could help you unjumble the jargon and assist you in making a personal injury claim. It doesn’t matter where the birth injuries took place, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Norfolk area without any issues. If you or your child has been harmed at the expense of medical malpractice, you may have grounds for a legal claim. The injuries sustained by a practitioners mistake may include:
- Brain injuries caused by failure to notice a distressed baby struggling to breathe.
- Spine damage as a result of incorrect administration of an epidural.
- Cerebral palsy.
- Erb’s palsy.
- Paralysis or partial paralysis due to the incorrect use of birthing tools.
If you have experienced any of the above, then you could be eligible for a personal injury claim regardless of what stage in your pregnancy, labour or immediate post-natal care it occurred in. However, there are other types of injuries or illnesses which may arise from medical negligence in birth injuries. Contact our team today to find out more.
A member of our panel of no win no fee medical negligence lawyers covering the Norfolk area may be able to gather evidence for a claim in general practitioner malpractice if you have suffered from harm at the hands of a negligent GP.
There are various consequences from general practitioner negligence, such as prescribing of the wrong medication which resulted in a patient having adverse side effects that caused illness or injury, incorrect specialist referrals, or not correctly acting on test results. If you have suffered due to your local GP’s failure to provide you with the standard of care expected of them or they have followed improper procedures which do not follow guidelines or uphold reasonable standards of care, then this may be grounds for you to make a no win no fee personal injury claim with our panel of medical negligence solicitors covering the Norfolk area.
If you suspect your elderly relative is suffering from abuse or negligent care in their residential care home you may be able to claim for compensation on their behalf if they are unable to. Your loved one may be the victim of physical abuse, emotional abuse or developed bed sores as a result of neglect from care home staff.
Our team of specially trained advisors are able to offer you free and impartial advice about residential care home negligence. You won’t need to limit yourself to Norfolk medical negligence solicitors, our specialist advisors will inform you of all your options, including our panel of medical negligence solicitors who can cover the Norfolk area.
From poor treatment of oral diseases to failure of dental staff to abide by guidelines, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors may be able to help you make a compensation claim if you have suffered unnecessarily. Negligent dental treatment refers to an injury which has resulted from negligent actions of dental practitioners; such as dentists or dental nurses. Examples of these types of injuries may include:
- Nerve injuries
- Oral cancer misdiagnosis
- Loss or damage to multiple teeth
- Periodontal disease misdiagnosis
- Dentistry cosmetic mistakes
Whether your experience of dental malpractice was private negligence or NHS negligence, you may be able to make a compensation claim with our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors if you suffered an avoidable injury or illness. We are here to provide you with free, impartial advice 24/7.
We have provided you with these statistics to give you a clearer picture of how many claims are made against NHS Trusts in Norfolk. These statistics provide figures on the amount of personal injury claims made.
|NHS Trust Or Relevant Healthcare Authority||No. of claims recieved||No. of reported incidents||Damages Paid (£)|
|Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||58||*||7,035,939|
|Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust||8||7||915,000|
|Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust||*||0||96,387|
(* means less than 5).
Below are some examples of prominent public and private healthcare facilities in Norfolk County.
- James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
- Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.
- Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Foundation Trust.
- Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
- BMI The Sandringham
- Spire Norwich Hospital
- Andrew Douds Norfolk Gastroenterologist
We offer all our clients no win no fee agreements with medical negligence compensation claims. This form of funding allows for a person to make a claim without the fuss of settling legal fees with your solicitor at the end, if your case is unsuccessful. However, if your claim is successful, a small percentage of your damages will be set aside to cover your legal costs. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors will discuss this percentage with you beforehand so there are no hidden costs.
If you or someone close to you has suffered an injury or illness at the hands of a health care professional and it is within the medical negligence claims time limit of three years, you may be able to make a claim for personal injury. While we are not based in Norfolk, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Norfolk area so that you won’t have to limit yourself to medical negligence solicitors based in Norfolk.
Our team are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and more than happy to help you with a personal injury claim. Our specially trained advisors will be able to give you a more centralised estimation of the amount of damages you may receive instead of using a personal injury claims calculator. Find out if you are eligible to claim compensation using the contact methods below. We look forward to hearing from you.
In addition to this guide, we have provided you with some helpful resources which may answer any questions you have. These resources are designed to help those who have been harmed my medical negligence.
Adult Social Care Norfolk – Social care for those who need it most.
‘Never Events’ – What is a ‘Never Event’?
How Long Does A Claims Process Take? A guide to advise you on how long your claim may take and why.
James Paget University Hospitals – NHS Foundation Trust
Edited by Charlotte.