You may have stumbled upon this guide if, in the last 3 years you been a victim of clinical malpractice and you are looking for medical negligence solicitors based in West Midlands. If you can prove that you were given a substandard level of care by a medical professional that led to an avoidable injury or illness then you could be entitled to compensation. Another example of where you could be entitled to compensation is if an existing injury/illness become worse as a result of medical negligence. Our guide may prove useful to you if you are looking for medical negligence solicitors who can cover the West Midlands area
You may not be familiar with ‘medical negligence’ or what the term really means and you could have been looking for answers online to the question ‘What’s a medical malpractice suit?’ Put simply, malpractice refers to the harm of a patient when a professional’s duty of care deviates from reasonably expected standards. This could be seen as nerve damage to gums from dental negligence, a delayed diagnosis of cancer, or permanent disfigurement from cosmetic errors.If you look further, into this guide you will see more examples of medical negligence.
At Medical Negligence Assist, we have a panel of medical negligence solicitors, who have the knowledge base to handle a variety of cases. We are not based in the West Midlands, but our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can cover the West Midlands area.
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- Getting The Right Person To Handle Your Clinical Negligence Claim
- Are You Limited To Choosing A Solicitor From Your Local Area?
- Who Could Carry Out My Medical Assessment?
- Comparing Reviews Of Different Medical Negligence Solicitors In The West Midlands
- Common Medical Negligence Claims Which You May Make
- Care Home Negligence
- Defining Dental Negligence Claims
- Plastic And General Surgery Negligence
- Childbirth Delivery Injury
- Negligence In Treatment By Hospitals
- Cancer Late Or Misdiagnosed Treatment Claims
- General Practice Medical Malpractice
- Statistics Highlighting Rates Of Negligence At NHS Trusts In The West Midlands
- No Win No Fee West Midlands Patient Claims
- Talking To Our Team
- Hospitals Across The West Midlands
- West Midlands Resources
The process of finding the right person to handle your clinical negligence claim may seem stressful if you’re unsure about what qualities to look for in a personal injury solicitor. With so many representatives available, you may feel overwhelmed with the mass of possibilities.
This guide is here to put your mind at ease and help you make an informed choice of clinical negligence solicitor best suited to you. When it comes to a medical negligence lawyer, we recommend that you consider these characteristics:
- What type of funding options they offer clients
- How experienced they may be in medical negligence cases similar to yours.
- Whether a better solicitor may be located outside of the West Midlands
Although we recommend you take these aspects into consideration, there are additional factors which could influence the progress of your personal injury claim. To discuss these with a legal expert, contact our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors today.
The right personal injury lawyer could be based anywhere in the country. There is no need to begin your search for a legal representative online with ‘medical negligence solicitors in my area’ because medical negligence solicitors in the West Midlands may be limited or may not specialise in cases similar to yours. It’s effortless to buy almost anything on the internet these days, so why not look online for a legal service which might assist the demands of your compensation claim. We are not based in the West Midlands, but our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the West Midlands area without any difficulties.
With our panel of doctors we are able to cover the West Midlands to conduct your medical assessment. they will ask a doctor to write an impartial report of your injury/illness.The purpose of this report is simply to supply evidence and progress your case. This report may be beneficial to the success of your case.
Some doctors who may conduct the medical exam include:
371 High Street,
Richard John Whitehouse
Health Kinect Physiotherapy Services,
Barbourne Health Centre,
Lordswood House Medical Practice,
54 Lordswood Road,
With reviews, you are able to compare the core values of medical negligence solicitors against each other alongside personal accounts of previous claimants. This may prove useful as you are able to assess the strengths and weaknesses of each personal injury lawyer before you decide who will represent your claim in court.
However, as useful as medical negligence solicitor reviews may be, the professional advice of a legal expert may be more favourable; especially if some reviews are not genuine. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could provide you with impartial, specialist advice to ensure you make an informed decision.
To discuss other areas which may need to be considered when choosing a personal injury solicitor, contact our team today.
The term ‘medical negligence’ (also referred to as ’clinical negligence’ or ‘medical malpractice’) may seem incredibly broad if you are unsure about what categories fall under it. With so many different forms of clinical negligence, you may be unsure as to whether your experiences qualify as grounds for damages. This is why we have provided you with a guide to make the process just that little bit less complicated. Below we have provided you with some common examples of what medical negligence claims have been made previously.
Later into this guide, we will expand on these points and provide you with other areas that a medical negligence solicitor may class as clinical negligence.
This may include:
- Care home negligence: The harm or worsening of an injury/illness to an elderly resident
- Cosmetic errors: Disfigurement or permanent scarring to a patient which may grounds for plastic surgery negligence claims.
- Birth injuries: If harm comes to a mother or child during various stages of a pregnancy, labour or immediate post-natal care, it may be seen as medical negligence. This may include a delivery injury.
Staff in care homes are trained in a manner of complexities and although nursing home staff are expected to provide reasonable standards of care to their elderly residents, sometimes these measures may slip. In these cases, the result of a lowered duty of care may result in injury or illness to your loved ones, such as bed sores, errors in medication or malnutrition. If mistakes made by nursing home staff have harmed you or someone close to you, you may have grounds for a compensation claim. You may also be allowed to make a personal injury claim on behalf of an elderly relative.
Dental negligence defined is the failure to take proper care during dental procedures by a dentist, dental nurse or other dental practitioner. Any case in which an avoidable injury is caused by the inappropriate or negligent actions of a dental professional may be eligible for a compensation claim. An avoidable injury may be seen as oral nerve damage, removal of healthy teeth, misdiagnosis of oral diseases or anaesthesia complications. If you have suffered substandard care at the hands of a staff member at your dental surgery then please contact us using the information at the bottom of our guide to discuss your options further.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the West Midlands area and can assist you in making a claim for personal injury as a result of a failed duty of care by surgical staff, whether it has occurred during a cosmetic procedure in general surgery.
Instances where a medical professional has caused you avoidable harm as a result of their negligence during surgery and you have suffered adversely as a consequence can be seen below,
- Healthy nerve damage – as a result of wrong sited surgery.
- Post-operative infections – caused by leaving surgical instruments inside the patients body.
- Amputations of wrong limbs.
- ‘Never Events’
All of these examples and more have the potential to arise during everyday surgeries. For example, there were 496 ‘never events’ reported to NHS England from 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019. If you think that you may have suffered from a form of negligence similar to this, you may need to consider a no win no fee medical solicitor.
A childbirth delivery injury could be equally as damaging to the child as it could to the mother. Similarly, complications with test results during a woman’s pregnancy or harm inflicted in immediate post-natal care may have lifelong medical issues on both mother and child. It may be difficult to notice an act of negligence, especially if this is your first pregnancy and you have nothing to compare it to. But our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the West Midlands area to help you distinguish professional healthcare guidelines from a substandard of care, such as C-section medical malpractice.
Hospital negligence refers to the errors of medical professionals which lead to new or existing injuries/illnesses worsening over time. These mistakes may result in claims for NHS negligence or Midlands hospitals clinical negligence. If your treatment in hospital was below acceptable or reasonable standards, or the mistakes of a nurse, doctor, or any other healthcare professional has led to an avoidable injury or illness, your personal injury lawyer may be able to claim compensation on your behalf.
Cancer has a devastating effect on not only he patient, but their family too. Here in the UK, we are lucky that we have a healthcare system that is well advanced. However, from time to time, the substandard care of a medical professional, can lead to further complications such as a late or misdiagnosed cancer diagnosis and this could result in further treatment being more aggressive than usual or the patient might not be treated at all. In such cases, we recommend that victims consider a medical negligence lawyer to help them receive damages for their experience. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors may be able to help West Midlands patient claims of cancer negligence even though we are not based in the West Midlands.
Your GP is the gateway to the NHS, and you will visit them as soon as you feel unwell. It is the duty of your GP to diagnose your symptoms and prescribe you medication. It is also the duty of your GP to refer you to a specialist for further investigation (such as X-rays) or treatment if your symptoms fall beyond the area of expertise that are reasonably expected of them within their profession.
If you believe that you have suffered adverse consequences as a result of a general practitioner and their breached duty of care then you may have a valid claim for personal injury. Call us on 0800 652 3087 to discuss more.
The statistics below show how many claims against NHS Foundation Trust healthcare facilities in the West Midlands have been successful. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors offer no win no fee claims for any case they take on and are able to cover claims in the West Midlands area.
|NHS TRUST OR RELEVANT HEALTHCARE AUTHORITY||NO. OF CLAIMS RECEIVED||NO. OF REPORTED INCIDENTS||CNST DAMAGES PAID|
|Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust||70||6||7,672,586|
|Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust||62||12||8,006,834|
|West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust||13||*||402,278|
Data used to inform this table was collected from the NHS Resolution.
A no win no fee agreement is a great way to make a claim against a healthcare trust without having to worry about the financial burden of beginning a medical negligence claim. The agreement means, that if your claim is successful, you will only have to pay a small portion of your compensation towards your solicitors legal fees. It also means that in the unfortunate event that your claim is unsuccessful, you will not need to pay the fees of your personal injury lawyer.
Some medical negligence solicitors in the West Midlands may not offer a no win no fee agreement. But at Medical Negligence Assist, we offer no win no fee claims to every case we take on.
Talking to a specially trained advisor from our team may answer some of the questions that this guide could not answer. Instead of limiting yourself to medical negligence solicitors in the West Midlands, why not look for a legal firm based elsewhere. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors are more than happy to advise you impartially about no win no fee personal injury claims every single day of the week from 8am-9pm. Check out the options below to find out how you can start your personal injury claim today with one of our panel of medical negligence solicitors covering the West Midlands area.
As England’s second most populous Metropolitan County with an estimated population of 2,808,356, the West Midlands has a range of healthcare practices to cater to the needs of their patients. Below we have given you some examples of these medical facilities:
- West Midlands Hospital.
- Sandwell General Hospital.
- Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.
- Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust.
- BMI The Edgbaston Hospital
- BMI The Priory Hospital
- Ramsay Healthcare UK
- West Midlands Hospital
Please find below some additional resources that we hope you find useful during your personal injury claim. Remember, if you do have any questions about what falls under ‘medical malpractice’ or simply what type of personal injury solicitor to choose, contact our team today. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the West Midlands area with ease to assist you.
Sandwell General Hospital
Adult Social Care – How to find help and support during your personal injury claim.
Medical Negligence Time Limit – How long do you have before your claim is no longer valid?
MRSA Claims – How much could you receive for MRSA claims?
Edited by Charlotte.