There are different reasons why you may be looking for the services of medical negligence solicitors covering Nuneaton. This could be because you have experienced side effects of surgery that could have been avoided had the correct procedures be followed. Or, it could be because of dental negligence. The scenarios could differ dramatically. Nevertheless, many people could have no experience in making personal injury claims and so it could be overwhelming and difficult to know where to start. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors recognise this, and that is why we decided to put this guide together. Not only will we explain everything you need to know about the most common types of negligence cases but we will reveal what you might want to be looking for in a solicitor too. You will be pleased to know that our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Nuneaton area. If you have any questions by the time you finish reading this guide, all you need to do is give us a call. All of the contact details you need can be found at the end.
Choose A Section
- How To Find A Medical Negligence Solicitor To Handle Your Case
- Look At Reviews And Testimonials For Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Does My Solicitor Need To Be Based In Nuneaton?
- Our Panel Of Nuneaton Based Doctors Could Assess Your Injuries
- What Clinical Or Medical Negligence Claims Do Our Team Conduct?
- Maternity And Childbirth Negligence
- Surgery Negligence
- Clinical Negligence In A Hospital
- Cancer Late Or Misdiagnosis
- Doctor Malpractice Or Negligence
- Dental Malpractice
- Care / Nursing Home Negligence
- George Eliot Hospital NHS Trusts Medical Negligence Statistics
- No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors Covering Nuneaton
- NHS Hospitals Covering Nuneaton And The West Midlands
- Private Hospitals Covering Nuneaton And The West Midlands
- Start Your Clinical Negligence Claim
- Helpful Links
If you have landed on this page then you may well have been the victim of a medical negligence incident that was not your fault. As a result, you might well be looking into the process of making a compensation claim. There is a lot to consider and it could sometimes be overwhelming for someone that has never dealt with compensation claims before. But this is something you need not worry about, as we are here to assist. We have listed some of the frequently asked questions below.
How much will I have to pay? What is payment based on?
There is only one place to begin and this is with payment. After all, you do not want to spend an extortionate sum on a service only for the case to be unsuccessful. Utilising a no win, no fee agreement is something we suggest as it reduces the financial risks that come along with making a claim. We will explain more about a no win no fee agreement later on in this guide.
How will the process work?
You will want to feel confident in the legal representation that you choose. Therefore, we suggest that when you contact them you ask them to talk you through the process. As you may already be aware, the length of time it takes to make a medical negligence claim varies from case to case as each is specific so it is important to find a solicitor that you are confident will work quickly and efficiently in order to secure your compensation.
What will you need from me?
Of course, your solicitor would likely be largely responsible for ensuring that your case is a success. But you will need to help on the evidence front. It could be an idea to ask your solicitor on the first consultation to advise you of all the documents, receipts and so on that you will need to collect during the process of making a claim.
When looking for a medical negligence solicitor to help you make a claim, reading medical negligence solicitor reviews can be very helpful. Today, it could be really easy to find comments that have been left by others thanks to the internet. It may be advisable to look for comments that have been posted on independent review platforms though, so you could be sure that they are authentic. Also, once you have made a claim, it could certainly be a good idea to leave your own comments about the solicitor you have worked with so that you could help others who find themselves in your position.
It could be easy to assume that the only way to make a case for medical negligence in Nuneaton is to use medical negligence solicitors in Nuneaton. However, this is not the case. A lot of people may only search online for medical negligence solicitors in my area, yet you could work with solicitors no matter where in the UK they are based. This enables you to choose based on their credentials and experience rather than choosing based on location. This is also how our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Nuneaton area.
We have a panel of doctors covering Nuneaton. This means that we could arrange your independent medical assessment appointment with a medical expert in your area, such as:
Alba Sanchez Mascunano
3 Bond Street
Laura Sanchez Pallares
3 Bond Street, Bond Court
2a Henry Street
Below, we will take a look at some of the common cases our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors cover. It is important to note that these are purely common medical negligence cases examples. If you cannot find the incident that you have been involved in, there could still be a chance you are still going to be able to make a claim, so do not worry – simply call us and we could advise on whether your claim could be valid.
You may be looking for the assistance of medical negligence solicitors covering Nuneaton if you have experienced childbirth negligence. All medical staff have a duty to ensure correct procedures are followed when a woman is in labour, just like in any part of your care. If they do not follow the correct procedures, and are negligent to either you, your baby of both of you then you could have grounds for a personal injury compensation claim.
What is considered a traumatic birth? This is any type of birth whereby the mother or the baby could be put in danger. In some cases, both mother and baby could be in harm’s way. Of course, there are cases whereby these situations are simply not avoidable. However, there could also be cases whereby the medical professionals in question should have acted differently. For example, the midwife may not have noticed that the baby was in distress as quickly as she should have, and so this could be grounds for you to make a claim. There are other ways traumatic births could happen as well, for example, the wrong birth assistance tools being utilised.
Going in for surgery always comes with risks, and these risks should have been explained to you beforehand. However, if you have suffered a further injury or illness because of a mistake during surgery that could have been avoided, you could give our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors a call for more information on whether or not you could have a claim. Some examples of surgical negligence include surgery being carried out on the wrong part of the body, surgery not being executed properly, and retained surgical instruments, which mean another operation is needed.
You may want to make an NHS complaint or you may be interested in private hospital negligence cases. There are many ways such incidents can happen, from issues with a diagnosis to infections from poor hygiene. A hospital and staff working within the hospital owe you a certain level of care. If they fail in this, and it causes you more harm, then it could be that you have ground for claiming.
Aside from the examples that have already been discussed, you may also be able to make a claim if there has been a mistake made when it comes to the cancer treatment you have received or if there has been negligence during the diagnosis stage. You may probably already know that cancer is a disease that spreads very quickly. It could get bigger and bigger while also spreading to other parts of the body, and this is why it is so dangerous and has taken so many lives. If you or someone you love has cancer and a medical professional has failed to diagnose it quickly, resulting in harsher treatment, you may have grounds for a claim. To find out how much compensation for misdiagnosis of cancer you may get, one thing to do is give our legal experts a call.
Aside from the examples that have already been mentioned, you may also be thinking about making a claim if you have suffered from GP negligence. When you are not feeling well, your GP might well be the first person you turn to, and so mistakes can be very costly. Your GP has been trained to follow certain procedures and provide a standard of care that does you no harm. If they ignore symptoms perhaps or even fail to follow procedures for referrals, leading to your illness or injury becoming worse, you could consider making a claim.
You could also give our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors a call if you have suffered dental malpractice. This could be anything from an infection caused by dental tools that have not been cleaned properly to the wrong tooth being extracted. If a dentist has not offered you a good standard of care, and you have suffered needlessly because of this, it could put you in a position to make a claim.
Last but not least, you may also be able to make a claim if you have experience care or nursing home neglect. Sadly, in recent years there have been a number of different news stories about care homes that have been found guilty of abusing their patients. This has led to a lot of historical compensation claims being filed. In these cases, you don’t always have to meet the three-year medical negligence claims time limit. Of course, abuse is not the only form of care home neglect. You may want to make a claim on behalf of a loved one because of mistakes made in terms of distributing medication or because of poor hygiene standards that have resulted in an infection.
To get a better understanding of the number of medical negligence incidents in Nuneaton, please refer to the table below. Please note this is only for NHS trusts. Private hospital data is not available.
|Claims received 17/18
|Number of incidents 17/18
|George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
When you make a claim with our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors, you can be sure of a no win no fee service. This could give you complete peace of mind when you are making a personal injury claim because it means that you do not have to pay legal fees if your compensation is unsuccessful. A lot of people could worry about making a claim for compensation because they could fear that they are going to find themselves in a position whereby they have spent money on a personal injury lawyer but they have nothing to show for it. However, this is something you do not need to worry about with the no win no fee approach because you wouldn’t find yourself out of pocket.
- George Eliot Hospital
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
- Sandwell General Hospital
- Manor Court Site
Spire Little Aston Hospital
No matter what type of medical malpractice compensation claim you are thinking about making, you can speak to our experts today to make a claim. You can reach 24 hours a day, any day of the week, on 0800 652 3087. You can fill in this online contact form. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Nuneaton area, for any claims you may want to pursue.
Wrongful Death Cases – When it comes to wrongful death, claiming could be complex. However, our guide attempts to make this clearer, so you understand how these claims work.
Surgical Malpractice – When surgical malpractice causes someone to suffer further illness or injury, potential claimants might want to take a look at this guide.
Medical Misdiagnosis Explained – Answers to frequent questions about misdiagnosis.
George Eliot Hospital – You can see the hospital website here. The address is below:
Lewes House, College Street ,Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 7DJ.
Written by Jo.
Edited by Charlotte.