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

How You Could Claim Compensation For Medical Negligence In Tamworth

Medical negligence Tamworth

Medical negligence Tamworth

On this page, you will read a guide to medical negligence solicitors who could cover the Tamworth area. Within it, you will find lots of information that demonstrates how negligence can occur, and the kind of harm it can cause patients when it does. We are also going to offer advice on how you can start looking for a good solicitor to process a claim for you.

You may have questions that this guide does not cover, or need general advice on the process of making a negligence claim. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Tamworth area, and are available on 0800 652 3087 to answer any questions that you have, 24 hours a day.

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How To Select A Solicitor For Your Tamworth Medical Negligence Case

If you have never had to go through the process of finding a good legal team, deciding where to start your search might be confusing. There are a few ways that you can approach the problem. For example:

  • You could talk to friends and family members, to ask if any of them can recommend a solicitor
  • You can speak to your work colleagues, to find out if any of them has any recommendations
  • You can use an online reviews site, and read reviews of solicitors
  • Social networking sites such as Facebook, allow you to ask your social connections for recommendations

All of these are good ways to start your search. However, we can provide you with an easier alternative. You can speak to a member of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors, who will explain how a claims service can be a simple and effective way to have your claim processed. They will also be able to give you an estimate of how much you could be able to claim and they will let you know which medical negligence claims time limit applies in your own case.

Do I Need To Claim With A Tamworth Clinical Negligence Solicitor?

To answer the question, do I need to use medical negligence solicitors in my area? The answer is no, you can use any solicitor you choose to have your Tamworth clinical negligence claim processed. The reason being that you can use the telephone, Skype, SMS, email or other method to keep in touch with your lawyer, so the location doesn’t really matter. It is far more important to choose the most suitable solicitor who boasts the best chance of processing your claim and achieving a successful outcome.

Our Panel Of Doctors Could Assess Your Injuries In Tamworth

If you intend on making a Tamworth medical negligence claim, you can prepare for this by undergoing an independent medical examination to establish the extent of the harm you suffered. We can arrange a free medical examination in the Tamworth area, from the following medical professionals:

Sohail RehmanAtlas Pain Relief CentreTamworthB79 7HS
7 Victoria Road
Mohammed SafdarLeisure Island, RiverdriveTamworthB79 7ND

If you are ready to go ahead and have us arrange this for you, please speak to a member of our claims team today.

Do I Need To Research Reviews Of Solicitors?

Reading a number of medical negligence solicitor reviews, is a good way to build a list of solicitors who might be suitable. When you do this, make a note of facts about the review, and the medical negligence solicitor it covers, such as:

  • Was the review positive?
  • Was the claim successful?
  • Did the solicitor offer a No Win No Fee deal, and how much did they charge as a percentage of the settlement?
  • How long ago was the review published?
  • Does the review cover a claim similar to your own?

Comparing the data collected will help you shortlist the legal firms you think may the most suitable. If you don’t have the time to do this, speak to a member of our claims team, who will explain how our claims service works, and can get your claim started today.

Claims For Clinical Negligence Panel Of Solicitors Could Handle

Clinical negligence can take many forms. Put simply, a doctor has a duty of care towards you and if they failed to meet this duty, and you were harmed in a way that was avoidable, then medical negligence could have occurred. For example:

  • A surgeon slips, and cuts a patient
  • A dentist harms a patient during dental surgery
  • A GP fails to ensure that a patient receives treatment, causing their condition to worsen
  • A mother or baby is injured due to negligence during childbirth
  • A resident of a care or nursing home suffers an injury due to an accident caused by negligence
  • Treatment of a serious illness such as cancer is delayed due to a wrongful or delayed diagnosis, causing the health of the patient to suffer

All of these are valid examples of how a negligent act can result in harm to a patient, that could be the basis of a medical negligence claim.

Surgery Gone Wrong – Surgical Errors

There are a number of ways that a patient can be harmed during, or after a surgical procedure. For example:

  • Mistakes made by a surgeon, causing injuries
  • Errors made by the anaesthetist causing an adverse reaction or even death
  • Lax post-op care, leading to the patient contracting an infection

These all show how mistakes made during or after an operation, can result in the patient being harmed in a way that could be the basis for a medical negligence lawyer processing a claim.

Nursing Home Neglect Or Negligence

All nursing or care homes are required to provide residents with a very specific minimum standard of care. This standard is enforced by multiple layers of rules and regulations. When care home staff are negligent, due to being overworked, or under-trained, this can result in an injury to a resident. Should this be the case, it could be possible for a personal injury solicitor to process a claim on behalf of the injured party.

Cancer Negligence Claims

Cancer is an illness that needs prompt treatment, using advanced methods such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, to give the victim the best chance possible of making a recovery. When a misdiagnosis or a late diagnosis is made, it could mean that treatment is delayed, the cancer can get worse, and in the most extreme cases, result in the death of the patient.

Should this be the case, it may be possible for a solicitor to seek NHS cancer misdiagnosis payouts on behalf of the cancer patient and/or their dependants.

Birth Negligence Claims – Midwife Errors

When a midwife, doctor or nurse attending a birth, makes a mistake, the mother, baby or both could be injured. Birth negligence stories often indicate injuries such as:

  • Injuries to the mother – perineal tears, fractured pelvis or damaged pelvic muscles, cuts, lacerations and scarring
  • Injuries to the baby – medical conditions such as cerebral palsy, permanent brain damage, fractured bones, cuts, lacerations and scarring

When injuries such as these are the result of negligence, then it could be possible for a claim to be made against the negligent medical professional responsible.

Dental Negligence Claims

The definition of dental negligence could be any instance when a patient is harmed by a dentist or dental nurse in a way that could have bee avoided. For example:

  • The dentist makes a mistake with a surgical device, such as a drill, and cuts the patient
  • Treatment results in healthy teeth being damaged or lost
  • Treatment results in cuts or bruising to the face or neck
  • Injuries that result in permanent scarring and disfigurement
  • Infections or damage to the gums or jaw

These are ways that people could be injured through dental negligence, and which could leave them with a valid cause to make a claim for compensation against the person responsible.

GP Doctor Negligence Claims

A GP has two primary care roles. Firstly, to diagnose and treat minor injuries and illnesses, prescribing medication or treatment as necessary. Secondly, in the case of major illnesses or serious injuries, to refer the patient to the correct healthcare unit for treatment. When a GP fails in either of these two roles, it can mean the patient receives the wrong treatment, or even goes untreated. This can, of course, have a detrimental effect on the patient’s health. In cases such as this, it could be possible to claim for compensation against a negligent doctor.

Hospital Negligence Claims

There are many ways that a person can come to harm due to negligence whilst attending the hospital. For example:

  • Being exposed to radiation or dangerous chemicals, causing health issues
  • Receiving shoddy treatment, such as a haphazardly applied plaster cast, that fails to treat an injury
  • Being administered the wrong medication, or the wrong dose of medication, causing an adverse reaction

These are examples of how people who have suffered hospital negligence, could potentially have a valid reason to make a claim for compensation.

Hospitals And Medical Centres In Tamworth

Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital

Plantation Ln

Mile Oak

Tamworth

B78 3NG

Web: https://www.uhdb.nhs.uk/contact-us-sir-robert-peel-community-hospital/

Opening hours: 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week.

West Midlands NHS Trust Claims Data

The table below, gives details of cases of NHS negligence in the West Midlands area:

Healthcare ProviderClaims Received (2017/18)Number of Incidents (2017/18)CNST Damages
West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust13*402278

Data for this table was taken from:

NHS claims data 2017/18

No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Claims In The West Midlands

If you use a No Win No Fee claims service to have your personal injury claim processed, you won’t need to pay anything when your claim is started. You also don’t pay anything while it is processed. If the solicitor fails to get you any compensation, then you still don’t pay anything. You only pay a fee when the legal firm has received a compensation payment for you, known as a success fee. At this stage, they will automatically deduct their fee from the money they received for you, and then they will pass you the remainder. So there really is no financial risk when you use this kind of claims service.

Contact Us

Have you been harmed due to the negligent actions of a medical professional? Do you need to find a good personal injury lawyer to process your claim for you? If so, our team is available 24/7 on 0800 652 3087. They can explain how a claims service can help you to get the compensation you are entitled too, and how your claim can be started right away.

Resources

You may find that these external links offer some additional info:

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton

Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital

You can also read these other guides:

Claiming for NHS hospital negligence

How much a medical negligence claim could be worth

Article by MW

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