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

Medical negligence Shrewsbury

Medical negligence Shrewsbury

This article is designed to help people who are searching for medical negligence solicitors in Shrewsbury to find a capable solicitor who is able to handle their case. We will take you through different aspects of the personal injury claims process including, how to find a personal injury solicitor and explain why the right person to handle your case may not be based in Shrewsbury. We shall also look at some of the forms of medical negligence our panel of medical negligence solicitors could handle. First, we shall look at what medical negligence actually is.

Medical negligence is when a medical practitioner or healthcare professional has deviated from the expected standards of care and due to such negligence and substandard service  an injury has been caused to the patient as a result of this.

To be able to make a successful claim for medical negligence, you need to establish two points. Firstly, you need to show that the care which you have received from the doctor, dentist or other practitioner did not meet reasonable standards of care. Secondly, you need to show that you were harmed by this.

If you have any queries relating to making a claim or to find out how our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could help you, you can find our contact details at the bottom of this article.

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How To Find A Clinical Negligence Solicitor For Your Claim

Making the right choice of personal injury solicitor could seem like a bit of a daunting task. Especially when you consider that having the right medical negligence solicitor working on your claim could increase your chances of claiming compensation. As such, we believe that when you are choosing the person who will handle your claim, you need to be sure that they are properly experienced in such claims.

You should also ensure that you look at what funding options the solicitor gives to claimants. Do they offer services through no win no fee agreements? We shall look later in this guide at how this type of agreement can be a good way to ensure that making a claim does not put you under any additional financial pressure. We also recommend that you check reviews of your solicitor before you agree to their handling your claim.

Experience Takes Priority Over Location

When you engage a solicitor to handle your claim, you need to understand the legal process which you will need to navigate, as well as what services a solicitor could provide to you. Having a good relationship with your solicitor and making sure that they are experienced in handling similar cases could be more advantageous than their being located close to you. For example, whilst we are not medical negligence solicitors in Shrewsbury, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors have the expertise and knowledge to conduct almost any medical negligence claim for anyone in the country.

Today most personal injury claims can be conducted on a remote basis with no effect on the outcome of a claim. Thanks to our panels of solicitors and doctors, Medical Negligence Assist is able to help claimants across the country.

Injuries Could Be Assessed In Shrewsbury By Our Panel Of Doctors

If you have sustained injuries or illness due to NHS negligence or malpractice in private medical care, it is likely that the medical negligence solicitor handling your case will ask for you to attend a medical assessment. Being asked to meet with more doctors after being harmed by medical negligence could seem a potentially daunting prospect. However, it is a normal part of the personal injury claims process.

By having a medical assessment, your personal injury solicitor will have an in-depth assessment of how you have been injured or otherwise harmed due to negligent care. In Shrewsbury the panel of doctors could include,

Stephen Grant Charlesworth-Jones

Hotspur Park,
Battlefield Enterprise Park,
Shrewsbury,
SY1 3AB

Naeem Khan

Haughmond View Medical Practice,
Severn Fields Health Village,
Sundorne Road,
Shrewsbury,
SY1 4R

Richard John Whitehouse

Cedar House Clinic,
Shrewsbury Business Park,
Shrewsbury,
SY2 6LG

The solicitor working on your case will discuss whether or not you will need to have an examination and what will happen in this with you.

Should I Consult Reviews And Recommendations Of Medical Claims Solicitors?

To ensure that you are working with the right person, you may wish to consult medical negligence solicitors reviews. You could check the solicitors own reference materials to see what similar cases they have conducted in the past and what their previous clients have said about them. Your next step could then be to reach out to our team and discuss your case.

You may not have made a medical negligence claim in the past and as such, you may not know exactly what to expect from the claims process. Before you contact a solicitors representatives, think about what questions you may want to ask them. Make sure that you do understand their answers and ask any follow-up questions you need to. The solicitor or their representative that you speak to should be happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

 Medical Negligence Claims In Shrewsbury Our Team Could Handle

Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Shrewsbury area and are capable of conducting a very wide range of different types of medical negligence claims. In this article we do look in some detail at examples of medical negligence, however, the way in which you were harmed may be different.

Other types of clinical negligence claim you could make include,

  • Cerebral palsy and Erb’s Palsy claims.
  • Anaesthetic negligence.
  • Misdiagnosis of fractures or breaks.
  • Spinal cord injury claims.
  • Claims on behalf of a child.
  • Meningitis negligence claims.
  • Negligent cosmetic surgery.
  • Cauda Equina syndrome.

If you have suffered harm either a new injury, been made ill or had your current condition worsened due to the negligent treatment of a medical practitioner or health care worker you may have the basis for a medical negligence claim.

Claims Against GP’s

Claims against GP’s may be made where it can be shown that they have acted in a negligent way and caused harm to a patient. However, not all mistakes made by a GP are considered negligence. If where a GP made a mistake it could be clearly shown that a competent doctor would have acted in a different way, the action may be considered to be negligence.

An example of this may be a GP not making a referral for testing or specialist treatment where another doctor would have done so meaning the patient would have not been caused further suffering as a consequence. Alternatively, if you were prescribed medication by a GP which you did not need to take as you had been misdiagnosed and it caused you ill health this also may be considered negligent.

Claims Against Surgical Staff

In 2013/ 2014 the NHS saw 4.7 million surgical admissions. Many surgeries are a necessity not an option, surgeries can save lives and in the majority of NHS surgeries the benefits far out weight the risks. Surgical procedures are also constantly evolving and being updated to meet new needs and new medical requirements. With the sheer scale and scope of procedures being carried out, there maybe times when negligent errors are made and surgical patients come to harm.

Claims Against Midwives And Obstetrics Staff

Claims involving harm caused by negligence in pregnancy care or during the birth of a child could be some of the most serious cases. To ensure that the health of the mother and baby are looked after, there are a series of tests which must be carried out at set times during the pregnancy. Later, when the child is delivered, the right obstetrics or midwifery staff should be present. If at any of these stages the right medical care has not been given to either the mother or the baby and harm has been caused to one or both parties, medical staff may be said to have been negligent. For some children, the effects may be devastating and lead to life-long conditions, such as cerebral palsy.

Claims Against Nursing Homes For Negligence

Residents of care homes or nursing homes should be able to expect a certain level of  standard of care from care staff as well as any nursing or other medical professionals that you would expect in other medical environments, such as from a GP or at a hospital. Today, people are living longer, meaning that there is a need for professional nursing and care homes which can be trusted both by residents and their families.

Unfortunately, this is not always the case and mistakes are sometimes made. On occasion, care homes do not meet either resident’s basic medical needs or the required duty of care. Patients may fall ill, not receive the right medication, see existing conditions worsened, or even be abused by staff. If employees are not correctly trained, residents could be hurt whilst trying to move residents about, or may not spot the signs of bed sores.

If you or a loved one has experienced negligence or neglect in a care home, read our more detailed article here.

Claims Against Hospitals

Can a hospital be sued for negligence? If it can be shown that the hospital has breached the duty of care that it has to a patient, and if that breach can be shown to be the cause of harm the patient came to, the answer may be yes. We have previously discussed surgical errors, misdiagnosis, birth negligence all which could happen in a hospital if the standards that are expected are not adhered to.

There are of course other ways in which negligence at a hospital could cause harm to a patient. If standards of hygiene are not maintained patients may experience serious and resilient illnesses such as MRSA. To make a claim for Shrewsbury hospital NHS trust medical negligence, please contact our team.

Claims Against Dental Practitioners

Have you been harmed due to care dispensed by your dentist? If so, you may be searching for a personal injury lawyer to help you make a claim. Dental negligence may be said to have taken place if the standard of care does not meet that which is reasonably expected and if harm was caused as a result. Examples of negligent dental care for which a medical negligence lawyer may be able to help you claim for include, dentists carrying out unnecessary procedures, healthy teeth being damaged during dental care, errors in anaesthetics causing unnecessary pain or the wrong tooth being extracted.

If you have been harmed during dental care, our panel of personal injury solicitors could be able to help you claim compensation.

Claims For Cancer Negligence

Alongside injuries sustained during the negligent delivery of a child, avoidable mistakes during surgery and negligence during oncological (cancer) treatment may have some of the most serious consequences for people affected. If cancer is not diagnosed, is misdiagnosed or otherwise delays to treatment are caused, the illness may significantly worsen over time. It may have reached a later stage of the illness and be much harder to treat if treatment is even possible.

Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Shrewsbury area and could help you to secure a cancer misdiagnosis settlement.

Data For Medical Negligence Cases Reported Against Shrewsbury NHS Trusts

In the following table, we have included NHS negligence claims statistics for the rate of medical negligence incidents reported in the Shrewsbury area. You can find the full breakdown of NHS statistics here.

NHS Trust Or Relevant Healthcare AuthorityNo. of claims recievedNo. of reported incidentsCNST Damages Paid
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust47519,746,286

Shrewsbury Area Hospitals

NHS and private medical services are provided through the following facilities in the Shrewsbury area.

  • Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
  • Nuffield Health Shrewsbury Hospital.

If you have sustained harm due to the way in which medical services have been dispensed at hospitals in the Shrewsbury area, our panel of medical negligence lawyers may be able to help you.

No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Claims In Shrewsbury

Our panel of medical negligence solicitors covering Shrewsbury could provide your legal services and handle your case on what is often called a no win, no fee basis. What this means to you as a claimant is that you will only have to pay any monies to your solicitor if you win your claim. If you do not win, no payments are due to the no win no fee solicitor.

Contact Us

If you were harmed due to medical negligence in the Shrewsbury area, whether the care was dispensed by a private practitioner or someone working for the NHS, you could claim compensation. Whilst our panel of medical negligence solicitors (and indeed our office) are not based in Shrewsbury we could help you.

Call us today on 0800 652 3087 or use one of the contact form on this page.

Resources

In the following resources, you could find out more about either medical services in Shrewsbury as well as additional claims resources.

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
Mytton Oak Road,
Shrewsbury,
Shropshire,
SY3 8XQ
Tel: 01743 261000
Web: www.sath.nhs.uk

How Long Do Medical Claims Take?
Find out how much time you have to claim for compensation as well as how long the claims process takes here.

Edited by LisM.