Waltham Forest Medical Negligence Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Lawyers Guide

Medical negligence Waltham Forest

Medical negligence Waltham Forest

Have you been injured or made ill by medical negligence in Waltham Forest? Are you looking for Waltham Forest medical negligence solicitors? In this guide, we are going to take a look at how you could go about searching for the best medical negligence solicitor. We will also hopefully answer questions like: what is the process of a medical negligence claim? What is the medical negligence claim time limit? Am I eligible to make a clinical negligence claim? Despite not being based in this part of the UK, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Waltham Forest area. We will explain how this is possible, as well as giving you an insight into the service that is provided by our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors. Plus, we will take a look at some examples of medical negligence i.e. birth injury negligence cases and surgery negligence claim cases. If you have any queries about the service we provide or medical negligence in general, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You will find all of the contact information you could need at the end of the guide.

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The Process Of Choosing A Medical Claims Solicitor Covering Waltham Forest

Once you start looking online, you will see that there are many different medical negligence solicitors in Waltham Forest to choose from and since you don’t have to choose one in the locality, the pool of solicitors you have to choose from is even larger. It may be important to have an effective method of narrowing down your search so that you have a reputable and experienced medical negligence solicitor working on your case. After all, your personal injury lawyer is going to have your chance of compensation in their hands. So, what should you consider when you are looking for the best lawyer? You might need someone who has plenty of experience and has worked on a lot of medical negligence cases before. You might also need someone who has a good reputation and is easy to communicate with. Aside from this, always check if they are willing to work to a No Win No Fee payment scheme. If this is something you have not heard of before, you will find some more information on this towards the end of the guide.

Will Reviews Help Me To Compare Different Solicitors?

You might want to also take a look at medical negligence solicitor reviews to help you make your decision. These comments could be very insightful because they will have been left by people who were once in your position. However, it is advisable to make sure you only read feedback that has been left on independent review platforms. You might wish to also leave your own comments once you have made a claim so that you could help others in your position.

Could I Have A Medical Exam In Waltham Forest?

As part of your medical negligence claim your clinical negligence solicitor will arrange for you to have a medical assessment. The assessment will be to evaluate to what extent has the negligence affected you and how will you be affected in the future, also what rehabilitation you may need. The medical will also allow the solicitor to put monetary values to your case. The medical assessment will happen as close to your area as possible may be with the following doctors;

David Suppree

Ravenscroft Healthcare Suite

166-168 Golders Green Rd


NW11 8BB

Raj Krishna

North West London Physio & Treatment Centre

100 Colindeep Lane, Hendon



Abdul Waheed

Turkish Cypriot Community Association

628-630 Green Lanes, Harringay


N8 0SD

Does My Solicitor Need To Be  Based Locally?

A lot of people assume that there only option is to work with medical negligence solicitors in Waltham Forest or within their area. However, this is not the case. You could work with a personal injury solicitor who is based anywhere in the country; you do not need to search for medical negligence solicitors in your specific area if you do not want to. This is because technology has developed dramatically over the years, and now cases could be handled via email and telephone. This is how our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Waltham Forest area. It means you could choose someone based on their expertise and track record, rather than simply choosing someone local.

Cases Of Medical And Clinical Negligence Handled By Our Panel Of Solicitors

There are different types of medical negligence cases that could be handled by our panel of medical expert solicitors who can cover the Waltham Forest area. Below, we take a look at some examples of medical negligence our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could deal with.

GP/ Doctor Negligence

The first type of case we are going to take a look at is GP/doctor negligence. This is something that our panel of  medical negligence solicitors could certainly assist with. After all, if you think about it, when it comes to seeking treatment, we may start with a trip to see our GP. Unless, of course, it is an emergency. If your GP fails to determine your condition or misdiagnoses it for something entirely different not only could this mean treatment is delayed, meaning your condition worsens but you might actually end up on the wrong cause of treatment too which could cause other symptoms. GP’s are expected to have a general but broadened knowledge of medical conditions, they must be confronted with many different ailments each week, although they could not identify with every single illness or injury, they are expected to know when to refer to a specialist or for additional testing if they think a patient is suffering with a serious condition or they are unsure what the symptoms may reflect. Failure to carry out such duties could mean the patients health deteriorates and could also be classed as negligence.

Cancer Negligence Cases

Cancer is a disease that could spread and sometimes grows at a rapid pace. Because of this, it could easily end up spreading to other body parts and impacting other organs if it is not diagnosed correctly and the correct treatment is not administered promptly. If you feel that a late diagnosis or incorrect treatment has led to your condition becoming worse, and this could have been avoided call our advisors for more information on what your next steps could be.

Negligent Surgical Claim Cases

There is no denying that all surgeries have their risks, and this is something that should definitely be explained to you. However, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could help if negligence has happened during surgery causing harm that could have been avoided. There are different examples of this; it could be cases whereby a surgeon has operated on the wrong limb or they have failed to carry out the surgery properly, leading to further surgery or treatment that you would not have needed otherwise. You may also be thinking about making a claim if the surgeon has left a surgical instrument inside of you by mistake.

Medical Negligence During Childbirth

You may be searching for medical negligence solicitors in Waltham Forest because you have experienced injuries during childbirth and you would like to make a claim for the pain and suffering. Medical negligence during childbirth, may have impacted the mother or the baby. In some cases, both are impacted. Such incidents might occur because the midwife in question did not notice that the mother or the baby were in distress quickly enough. If an unborn baby is showing signs of distress it may mean they are not coping with the labour very well or the oxygen intake is compromised, if issues such like this arise they must be identified with straight away and dealt with accordingly. Failure to act promptly and correctly could lead to severe injuries for the baby and may result in a traumatic birth for the mother.

Hospital Negligence In Waltham Forest

Aside from the examples that have already been mentioned, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could be able to assist if you have been the victim of hospital negligence in Waltham Forest. This includes both NHS hospital negligence and private hospital negligence too. Examples range from infections caused by poor hygiene standards to cases of ”never events” in regards to surgical negligence.

Residential, Nursing Home And Care Home Negligence

We could also assist when it comes to negligence that has happened in a care home or nursing home environment. The decision to send someone we love to a care home may not be an easy one. However, it is something that we might do because we want to ensure that they have all the  care and assistance they need. Therefore, when something goes wrong, it could be very upsetting and hard to come to terms with. Examples could range from medication mix-ups causing current conditions to worsen, physical injuries due to incorrect lifting techniques, bed sores due to lack of moving, malnutrition and dehydration or cases of abuse. They could also include cases whereby patients are not monitored according to the required standards, which causes deterioration of their health.

Dental Malpractice

Finally, we have dental malpractice. There are different ways that this could happen. For example, you may have been the victim of negligent dental advice which has led to deterioration of your dental health. You may have also suffered because your dentist did not extract the correct tooth, failed to carry out a procedure properly causing mouth damage, or damaged a healthy tooth while carrying out treatment on a different tooth.

North East London NHS Foundation Trust Compensation Claim Statistics

To get a better understanding of the number of medical negligence incidents in North East London, please refer to the table below. Please note this is only for NHS negligence. Private hospital data involving medical negligence is not available.

Healthcare providerClaims received 17/18Number of incidents 17/18Damage payments
North East London NHS Foundation Trust13*£121, 995

Medical Claims Made With No Win No Fee Agreements

Earlier, we spoke about the importance of finding the right personal injury solicitor to work on your case. We mentioned that you might wish to consider those that are willing to work to a No Win No Fee payment scheme. For those who are unaware, this refers to a payment structure whereby you are only going to need to pay your solicitors legal fees if the personal injury claim is a success. Here at Medical Negligence Assist, all of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors work on a No Win No Fee basis.

Hospitals In The Borough Of Waltham Forest

Some of the hospitals near this area include…

  • Whipps Cross University Hospital
  • Thorpe Coombe Hospital
  • Saint James Health Centre
  • Red Oak Lodge
  • Jasmine Court Independent Hospital
  • The Holly Private Hospital

Contact Our Team

Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Waltham Forest area, meaning you don’t necessarily need to instruct solicitors based  in this area. No matter what type of clinical negligence experience you have had, you could speak to our experts today to find out more about clinical negligence claims in the Borough of Waltham Forest. You can reach us any time of the day, any day of the week, on 0800 652 3087.

Further Resources

Claimants for wrongful death – Relatives could make claims on behalf of a loved one that has passed away due to medical negligence. 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.

Whipps Cross University Hospital  – You can find Whipps Cross University Hospital’s site here. The address can be found below:

Whipps Cross University Hospital



E11 1NR

Edited by Charlotte