If you have experienced medical negligence, there could be a chance that you eligible to be able to make a claim for compensation. You may have seen a lot of different clinical negligence articles online today, however, it could be difficult to know where to start when it comes to finding legal representation. It could all be a bit overwhelming if you are thinking about making a claim. How do you know what clinical negligence advice to take? Well, here at Medical Negligence Assist, we have many years of experience in the industry, which is why we have put this guide together on, and we will also explain why working with medical negligence solicitors in Staffordshire is not your only option. This includes information on how to find the right personal injury lawyer for your case, as well as details about the service provided by our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors. Despite not being based in this part of the UK, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Staffordshire area. Moreover, we will take a look at some specific examples of negligence, so that you could get a better understanding. This includes the likes of injury after childbirth, care home clinical negligence and surgical negligence injury. If you still have any queries by the time you finish reading this guide, you will find our contact details at the end.
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- How To Claim Compensation For Medical Negligence In Staffordshire
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- If You Need A Medical Exam, A Doctor From Our Panel Could Carry This Out
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- Common Reasons For Making A Medical Negligence Claim
- Dental Malpractice Claims
- Claims For An Injury In Childbirth
- Care Home Negligence / Neglect Claims
- Surgery Negligence Claims
- Negligence In Staffordshire Hospitals
- Misdiagnosed, Delayed Or Late Diagnosed Cancer
- GP Malpractice
- Statistics – Cases Brought Against Staffordshire NHS Trusts
- No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Claims
- Hospitals Serving Staffordshire
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There are so many different medical negligence solicitors in Staffordshire and across the country to choose from when it comes to making a personal injury claim. However, it is not as simple as just choosing the first medical negligence lawyer you can find or the cheapest. You might want to put a lot of thought into this. After all, this individual is going to have your chances of compensation in their hands, and so it is critical that you narrow down your search carefully. So, what sort of things should you consider? The first thing you might need to do is find a personal injury solicitor that has plenty of experience. You might want to make sure that they have worked on a lot of medical negligence cases like yours before. You may also need to ensure that they are easy to communicate with and that you feel comfortable talking with them. Aside from this, you could look for a medical negligence solicitor that is happy to work to a no win no fee payment scheme. If this is something you have never heard of before, you will find out more information at the end of the guide.
A lot of people could assume that their only option is to work with medical negligence solicitors in Staffordshire. Therefore, when they are searching on Google for the best solicitor for them, they might look for medical negligence solicitors in my area. However, there really is no need to only consider solicitors in this part of the United Kingdom. You will be able to work with a personal injury solicitor based anywhere in the UK. This is how our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Staffordshire area. So, rather than limiting your search based on location, you could make sure you choose a solicitor with the best success rate and experience instead.
While you don’t need medical negligence solicitors in Staffordshire, you will need to undergo an independent medical assessment with a medical expert. Here at Medical Negligence Assist, we work with a panel of doctors who are local to your area. This means that you would not need to travel far to take this important step in making your claim. Some of the doctors are listed below;
Rajeev T Jahagirdar
Maple Consulting Room
Children’s Centre, Faraday Road
The Conference Rooms
Moat House Hotel
Lower Penkridge Road
(M6, Jct 14)
Aside from following all of the tips that have already been discussed, it could also help to read medical negligence solicitor reviews. This might help you to get a good understanding of what it would be like to work with the legal expert that you are considering. It could be a good idea to make sure that you read the comments that have been left on independent review platforms, as they tend to be more reliable. Moreover, once you have made a claim, it might be good if you could leave comments too so that you could help anyone who may find themselves in the same position as you in the future.
There are many different sorts of cases that could be handled by our panel of solicitors rather than medical negligence solicitors in Staffordshire. Below, we will take a look at some of the most common examples of such negligence to give you a better understanding of the types of situations that might then lead to you making a claim.
Firstly, you may want to work with our panel of medical solicitors rather than medical negligence solicitors in Staffordshire to make a claim if you have been the victim of negligence by a member of staff in a dental surgery. There are a lot of ways that negligence could happen while you are in the dental chair. This could be because your dentist has failed to take a specific action, for example, your dentist may have failed to notice the signs of oral cancer or he or she may have failed to carry out the right treatment. This could also happen if your dentist has taken the incorrect action, for example, extracted the wrong tooth or carried out a treatment incorrectly and this has damaged healthy teeth or gums. If your dental health has been adversely affected by negligence, then you could have a claim.
In addition to this, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors may also be able to assist if you or your child has been injured during the birthing process. A birth injury could happen when the midwife or another medical professional fails to notice that you or your baby are in distress during birth. This could also happen if the wrong birth assisting tools have been used or if a C-section has not been carried out as quickly as it should have been. Of course, mistakes made during a C-section could be another example. The consequences of the negligence of staff during childbirth could mean life long illness such as Cerebral Palsy, or infection as a result of a retained placenta. No matter what has happened, making a claim might not only involve claiming for the physical trauma but the emotional trauma experienced.
You may also be looking for medical negligence solicitors in Staffordshire if you or your loved one has experienced negligence in a care home environment. When someone goes to a care home, this could be a very difficult and sensitive time. However, we might make this decision with our families because we might believe it is going to be best for the person in question. Therefore, when negligence happens, it could be very difficult to come to terms with. From cases of abuse to incidents whereby medication has been mixed up due to the proper care not being taken, or incorrect lifting techniques resulting in unnecessary fractures, there are a lot of ways that medical negligence could happen in a care home setting.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could also offer their experience when it comes to claims for surgical negligence. There is no denying that there are risks associated with all types of surgeries. However, this does not mean that negligence would not lead to you being able to make a claim. If an error has been made during surgery due to the surgical team’s negligence and this has caused an illness or injury, there could be a chance you are going to be able to make a claim. Mistakes could be the surgery being carried out incorrectly, the wrong limb being operated on, or a retained surgical instrument, for example.
We may also be able to assist if you have been the victim of negligence in a hospital environment. This could be either private or NHS negligence. We have already discussed some examples of hospital negligence, for instance, birth and surgical negligence. However, there are other examples too, such as, blood test mix-ups and poor hygiene standards that have caused the contraction and spreading of super bugs such as MRSA.
Aside from the examples that have already been mentioned, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could offer their assistance with claims for cancer misdiagnosis, late treatment, and other forms of cancer negligence. Cancer is a disease that often spreads at a rapid pace. If something goes wrong, for example, it is not diagnosed quickly enough or the wrong treatment is given, this could cause the cancer to spread and become much worse. In some cases, this could mean more extensive treatment. In other instances, it could be fatal.
Another form of medical malpractice is GP negligence. GP negligence can typically be seen where a GP has failed to provide you with the standard of care that is reasonably excepted of them, and this has caused you avoidable suffering as a result. If you have experienced clinical negligence in general practice, this could mean you take the wrong medication, and it could also mean getting the correct treatment is delayed. If a doctor hasn’t listened to you properly when you explained your symptoms, or they haven’t given you a proper examination, and misdiagnosed and it has led to prolonged unnecessary and avoidable suffering , you could have cause to claim.
To get a better understanding of the number of medical negligence incidents in Staffordshire, please refer to the table below. Please note this is only for NHS trusts and NHS negligence. Private hospital data is not available.
|Healthcare provider||Claims received 17/18|
(* means less then 5)
|Number of incidents 17/18|
(* means less then 5)
|Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust||11||0||£77,667|
|North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust||*||*||£0|
|South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust||*||*||£99,115|
Earlier, we provided you with some advice on how to find the medical negligence solicitors in Staffordshire for your case. One thing we mentioned was the importance of choosing a no win no fee solicitor. Some of you may know what this means, whereas others may be feeling a bit perplexed. If you fall into the latter category, don’t worry, as it is actually quite simple. No win no fee refers to a payment structure whereby you only need to pay legal fees to your solicitor if your case is successful. If it is unsuccessful, you won’t need to pay a penny. This means you could have peace of mind that making a valid claim for medical negligence is never going to leave you out of pocket.
There are many different hospitals serving the Staffordshire area. This includes;
- Royal Stoke University Hospital
- South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare
- Nuffield Health North Staffordshire Hospital
- County Hospital
- St Georges Hospital
- Rowley Hospital
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Staffordshire area, as you don’t need medical negligence solicitors in Staffordshire to make claims for incidents that happen there. If you would like more information about making a no win no fee medical claim, all you need to do is give us a call and we would be happy to assist. You can reach our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors on 0800 652 3087. You can reach us any time of the day, any day of the week.
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.
Royal Stoke University Hospital – You can find Royal Stoke University Hospital’s site here. The address can be found below:
Edited by Charlotte.