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

Medical negligence Swadlincote

Medical negligence Swadlincote

If you have suffered because of medical malpractice, negligence or harm otherwise caused by a medical practitioner and are searching for a medical negligence solicitor in Swadlincote, do not hesitate to call our team. Whilst we are not located in this area our panel of solicitors could help you to claim compensation for medical negligence which has happened here.

Our trained team are on hand to answer your questions and queries and are happy to take you call. In this guide we will show you how you can find a solicitor, what claims you could make and how we could help you.

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How To Get The Right Person To Handle Your Case Of Medical Negligence In Swadlincote

Having the right person handling your claim could be the difference between you making a successful claim and not. There are several steps which we recommend that you take in order to sift through the different solicitors available either in or covering your area. These steps are,

  1. Step out of your area (metaphorically) and do not simply look for medical negligence claims solicitors in your area.
  2. Make sure to look at and check out reviews of solicitors.
  3. Ask if a solicitor or law firm could offer you a no win no fee service.
  4. Find out if they could offer you a medical examination in your local area.

How Trustworthy Are Reviews And Recommendations?

Today people often rely on and trust in online recommendations as much as they would trust in recommendations from a friend or family member. However, should these reviews be relied upon? Remember that the website will have control over what reviews appear on their site and can curate what is published.

Whilst it can be helpful to look at different reviews, the best thing to do may often be to talk to a solicitor and their team.

Does It Matter If My Solicitor Is Not Based In This Area?

The simplest answer to this is no. You do not need to use a medical negligence solicitor in Swadlincote, or even solicitors in Derbyshire. There is no real advantage in doing to. Our team is proud to have a panel of medical negligence solicitors covering this area. Our panel also includes lawyers who are dedicated to helping claimants and who are compassionate to those harmed by negligent medical care. They will always strive to secure those that they are helping the best possible outcome. Compensation can often be used to help pay for things such as medical treatment and care or other costs incurred.

Our panel of solicitors have handled all sorts of medical mistake claims, from the more minor to extremely serious.

Could My Injuries Be Assessed By A Doctor Close To My Area?

As well as working with a panel of solicitors based around the country, we also work with a panel of doctors who can carry out medical examinations. This panel of doctors could carry out your medical examination (an important step in gathering evidence for your claim). The doctors who are closest to your local area are,

Mallika Sahebagouda Biradar
Burton Physio and Sports Injury Clinic,
3, Derby Road,
Burton on Trent,
DE14 1RU

Rajeev T Jahagirdar
Meadowside Leisure Centre,
High Street,
Burton Upon Trent,
DE14 1TL

Mamtha Balendra Kumar
Meadowside Leisure Centre,
High Street,
Burton Upon Trent,
DE14 1TL

The doctor who you see many be different and your medical examination may be carried out in a different location.

Claims For Medical Negligence In Swadlincote You Could Make

Our panel of medical and clinical negligence solicitors covering Swadlincote are experts in conducting both private and NHS medical negligence claims. Whilst there are numerous different types of claim, some which people may need to claim for are,

  • head and/ or Brain injuries.
  • Medical misdiagnosis.
  • Wrongful amputations.
  • Nerve damage/ injuries.
  • Errors in medication.
  • Instances of fatal medical / clinical negligence.

We shall now look in more detail at some cases where a medical negligence lawyer could help you to claim compensation.

Swadlincote Hospital Negligence Claims

Whilst most hospital care is excellent sometimes errors are made. A doctor may fail to diagnose a health problem or they may diagnose a patient with the wrong condition. They may even cause a delay in your being diagnosed. Many types of illness or injury require as early a diagnosis as possible and getting an early diagnosis could mean that you can make a good recovery. Delays to diagnosis or treatment which could have been avoided could be grounds to make a claim with a medical negligence lawyer or solicitor.

It should be noted that there have been reported cases of Derbyshire hospital deaths caused by negligence or malpractice.

Negligence Affecting Childbirth Or Pregnancy

Mothers seeking pregnancy or birthing care should expect a reasonable level of care from doctors, midwives or nurses. Examples of birth injuries to a mother could include,

  • Failing to diagnose gestational diabetes.
  • Organ damage or other injuries caused by a caesarean section operation/ delivery.
  • Errors in the amount of anaesthetic given.
  • Contraction of an infection due to poor hygiene in a hospital.
  • Errors in suturing a tear.

Birth injuries to a baby which could be claimed for,

  • Brain injuries.
  • Cerebral palsy.
  • Fractures to bones.

If either a mother or baby has been harmed due to negligence affecting childbirth or pregnancy, you could make a claim.

Errors In Surgery And Surgical Malpractice

What qualifies as malpractice by a surgeon or a member of a surgical team? Negligence by clinicians or surgeons could be caused by misusing instruments or using faulty equipment. It could also manifest at surgeons not properly sterilising equipment and infections being transmitted. A surgeon may have been working too many hours and be too tired to have properly carried out the operation properly. Errors in surgery could have a serious effect on a person and could lead to serious harm being caused.

GP Misdiagnosis Or Negligent Treatment

GP’s are required to provide a wide range of different services and have a very broad knowledge base in order to treat their patients. Whilst standards of GP care in the UK are high, there are occasions where such standards are not met. NICE, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence has put in place guidelines which GP’s should follow in both treatment and referrals. Mistakes which could be considered negligent may be,

  • Mistakes in the prescription of medication.
  • Failing to note or order appropriate testing.
  • Failures to diagnose a condition, such as the early stages of cancer(s).
  • Mistakes in administering medication.
  • Not carrying out a fully physical examination.
  • Not spotting an infection.

These are just some of the different examples of circumstances in which a general practice doctor could make a mistake or error.

Nursing Home Treatment Or Medication Errors

Whilst we do need to place trust in nursing homes and care homes to provide appropriate care to vulnerable or elderly people, at times this care falls below acceptable standards. As a result, people could be injured or become ill. They may also find that if existing conditions are not correctly treated, they become worse.

Common forms of medical negligence in a nursing home and for which you could be able to make a claim in Swadlincote are,

  • Medication or drug errors.
  • Mistakes in administering medication to residents.
  • Injuries caused by handling mistakes or similar falls.
  • Bed sores

If you or a loved one has been harmed due to negligence in a care home, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Swadlincote area and could help you.

Misdiagnosed Cancer

Diseases such as cancer will progress through several stages. During your illness you will move through various touch points with the healthcare system. This may start with a visit to the GP surgery for an initial assessment and referral before moving to being treated by a specialist oncologist and/ or requiring surgery. At each of these stages, there is the chance that a doctor may misdiagnose your condition, where a diagnosis may be delayed, or where an incorrect diagnosis or form of treatment is given. For some patients this may be the difference between making a full recovery or not. The effect may be very serious and potentially even fatal. However, short delays in getting the right diagnosis will not usually affect the outcome of your treatment.

Whether you were injured as a result of NHS negligence, or private healthcare negligence, our panel of medical claims and personal injury solicitors could help you to claim.

Dentistry / Dentist Medical Negligence

Claims for mistakes, errors or negligence by a dentist or other dental practitioner are some of the most common types of personal injury claim related to medical care. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Swadlincote area and are experienced at helping victims of negligent dental care. Dental errors or mistakes could take many forms, such as,

  • Misdiagnosis of an illness, such as failing to diagnose periodontitis.
  • Wrong tooth extractions.
  • Medication and/ or drug errors.
  • Mistakes and errors in cosmetic dentistry, such as errors in surgery.

If you have been harmed in any of these or other ways be a dentist, our panel of solicitors could help you to make a claim in Swadlincote.

Reported Rates Of Medical Negligence In Local NHS Foundation Trusts

Above we have taken a closer look at some forms of medical negligence for which you may need to claim. But, how frequent instances of medical negligence in Swadlincote? To help better illustrate this, we have included the table below. This includes data from the government body NHS Resolution. It includes information on how many claims have been made and the value of payments made in the period 2017 – 2018.

NHS Trust Or Relevant Healthcare AuthorityNo. of claims recievedNo. of reported incidentsCNST Damages Paid
Derbyshire Community Health Services*0477,231
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust**318,000

You can find this data along with other statistical data collected from and about the NHS in England at NHS Resolution.

Hospitals Serving This Part Of Derbyshire

Swadlincote is a Derbyshire town which sits close to the border with both Staffordshire and Leicestershire. The town is close to Burton-upon-Trent and some medical services may be shared between these or other local towns. Local medical services are provided by the Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, among others, who operate services such as Swadlincote Community Hospital. A list of medical services in this are is below,

NHS Services

  • Swadlincote Ambulance Station.
  • Swadlincote Health Centre.
  • University Hospital Derby & Burton.

Private Medical Care

  • Nuffield Health Derby Hospital.
  • Spire Leicester Hospital.

To claim compensation for medical negligence in Swadlincote caused by negligence in these or other facilities, contact our team today.

Making A No Win No Fee Medical Malpractice Or Negligence Claim

Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors are able to handle the majority of claims on what is called a no win, no fee basis. This means that if you do choose to make a personal injury claim with our service, you will not need to pay any fees or charges to the solicitor unless you make a successful claim. You may have also heard this type of contract referred to as a Conditional Fee Agreement. It is a legal agreement between someone making a claim (claimant) and the person handling their claim (personal injury solicitor).

If you are offered a no win no fee agreement, the personal injury lawyer or solicitor handling your case will offer their services to you without you having to pay any initial costs. This means you are not exposed to any financial risks whatsoever when doing so.

Start Your Claim Today

To begin the claims process you can simply get in contact with our team. Tell us what has happened to you and we could let you know if we believe that you do have a claim, if so, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could take on your claim. Our team will be able to take you through the different stages of making a claim and will give you an assessment of your chances of being awarded compensation. They could also use a personal injury claims calculator to estimate just how much you could be owed. Remember, though our panel of solicitors are not located here, they could handle you care as effectively as if they were medical negligence solicitors in Swadlincote.

Discuss your options to use a medical negligence solicitor or begin your claim by contacting us. Call now on 0800 652 3087 or use our online contact form.

References And Information

If you believe that you have been harmed due to medical negligence but, are not sure whether you are eligible to claim compensation, you can contact our team. Discussing what has happened to you and your legal rights could help you to take the next step. We have also included details of some of our other personal injury claims guides and details on how a medical negligence solicitor could help you. Remember, as there is a medical negligence claims time limit by which you need to have made your claim, it is better to get started as soon as you can.

Medical Negligence Claims Time Limits
A closer look at how much time you either do or may have in which to contact a medical negligence lawyer or solicitor and get your claim started.

Cerebral Palsy Negligence Claims
This article takes a closer look at how Cerebral Palsy could be caused by private healthcare or NHS negligence and when you could be able to claim compensation.

Swadlincote Health Centre
Civic Way,
DE11 0AE
Web: www.dchs.nhs.uk/find_services_by_location/id/47733

Edited by Jay