CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE LAW SOLICITORS

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  • Morrisons Solicitors LLP

    Morrisons Solicitors LLP

    Morrisons Solicitors LLP

    Clarendon House, Clarendon Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1FB

    01737 854500

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    Straightforward legal advice...that doesn't cost the earth

    Simpson Sissons & Brooke LLP

    Simpson Sissons & Brooke LLP

    Straightforward legal advice...that doesn't cost the earth

    43 Townhead Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2EB

    0114 241 3970

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    Curzon Green Solicitors - the City of London and High Wycombe

    Curzon Green

    Curzon Green

    Curzon Green Solicitors - the City of London and High Wycombe

    114-116 Oxford Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2DN

    01494 451 355

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    Ison Harrison Limited

    Ison Harrison Limited

    Duke House, 54 Wellington Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2EE

    0113 284 5000

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  • Wright Hassall LLP

    The secret behind our award winning success? Our clients.

    Wright Hassall LLP

    Wright Hassall LLP

    The secret behind our award winning success? Our clients.

    Olympus House, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV34 6BF

    01926 886 688

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    Michael Lewin Solicitors Limited

    Michael Lewin Solicitors Limited

    635 Roundhay Road, Leeds, LS8 4BA

    0113 200 9720

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    You Matter to Us

    Thomson & Bancks Solicitors

    Thomson & Bancks Solicitors

    You Matter to Us

    27 Church Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5RH

    01684 299633

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    Pepperells Solicitors

    100 Alfred Gelder Street, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU1 2AE

    01482 326511

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    42 Ringley Drive, Manchester, Lancashire, M45 7LR

    07970291197

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  • Clapham & Collinge LLP

    Supporting you and your family, for whatever life brings.

    Clapham & Collinge LLP

    Clapham & Collinge LLP

    Supporting you and your family, for whatever life brings.

    St. Catherine's House, All Saints Green, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3GA

    01603 693500

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    Ben Hoare Bell LLP

    Ben Hoare Bell LLP

    47 John Street, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR1 1QU

    0191 565 3112

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  • Nelson Myatt Solicitors LLP

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    Nelson Myatt Solicitors LLP

    Nelson Myatt Solicitors LLP

    Proud to be Local

    Suite 6, Conwy Business Centre, Junction Way, Llandudno Junction, Llandudno, Gwynedd, LL31 9XX

    01492 588200

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    Bell Lax Limited

    Bell Lax Limited

    New Bank House, 21 Maney Corner, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1QL

    0121 355 0011

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    Providing expert legal advice to secure the best possible outcome following serious injury.

    ASB Aspire LLP

    ASB Aspire LLP

    Providing expert legal advice to secure the best possible outcome following serious injury.

    Horizon House, Eclipse Park, Sittingbourne Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3EN

    +44 (0)8450 636 465

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    Truth Legal Limited

    Truth Legal Limited

    6 Princes Square, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1LX

    01423 788538

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Guide to Hiring a Clinical Negligence Solicitor

When a patient suffers from a breach of the legal duty of care that a medical practitioner owes them, they can potentially make a claim for clinical negligence. By law, a doctor or nurse is obliged to inform the patient if there has been any error made in the treatment or care that has been provided to the patient. This area of law can be incredibly complex as medicine is such a varied and fast-changing discipline. With that in mind, hiring an experienced clinical negligence solicitor will help to ensure your case is processed in a thorough and professional manner.

The following guide aims to help those who have suffered as a result of medical negligence to understand their legal rights and the processes involved in making a claim against the NHS or a private medical practice.

What is Clinical Negligence?

All medical practitioners, including dentists, cosmetic surgeons, GPs and hospital staff are obliged to offer and maintain an accepted level of care at all times. This involves the administration of treatment, observation of hygiene and safety procedures and the responsibility of treating patients with respect and dignity at all times. Unfortunately, mistakes are sometimes made and unintentionally, practitioners can breach their duty of care and legal obligations. In doing so, patients may suffer further illnesses or injuries, including psychological complaints and emotional distress. Some of the most common reasons for clients to seek the help and advice of a clinical negligence solicitor include:

  • Late diagnosis
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to obtain a person's consent before surgery or treatment
  • Errors in surgical procedures
  • Failure to refer a patient to a specialist
  • Failure to supply the patient with details of any risks associated with treatment

Issues such as not being given the correct diagnosis or being diagnosed late may seem like an excusable human error, but they can cause a patient a multitude of difficulties. A late diagnosis can result in the patient not being able to obtain successful treatment and misdiagnosis can allow for the true illness to develop ignored and untreated.

Faults by surgeons can be fatal at worst and highly distressing at best. With the potential for poor hygienic practice, carelessness during operations and cosmetic complications in surgery, patients must feel assured that they are legally protected while at their most vulnerable. A clinical negligence solicitor is able to help patients bring a case against a surgeon who has perhaps caused greater damage through surgery, caused unnecessary scarring following an operation or made the patient further ill from poor hygiene observations.

Although the majority of claims for medical negligence are brought against doctors and surgeons, many claims are also made against dentists, midwives, mental health specialists and nursing staff. The law serves to protect patients from receiving substandard levels of care and suffering further from mistakes caused by those with the responsibility to improve health and wellbeing. When such mistakes happen, the patient is owed an explanation and compensation for any losses or further injuries that have been caused.

How Can a Clinical Negligence Solicitor Help me?

Clinical negligence solicitors are highly intelligent and empathetic legal professionals, who can assess the details of your case with discretion and advise you as to whether there was a breach of the legal obligations of the medical practitioner to you. The solicitor will recognise when you were not given the correct level of care or treatment and acknowledge the times that you were most vulnerable and guided incorrectly by the medical professional.

At its most extreme, clinical negligence solicitors can also work on behalf of the family or loved ones of a patient who died as a result of the medical practitioner breaching their legal duty. The solicitor will help to gather the required evidence of malpractice and guide the client through the process of making a claim and any court case that may be necessary.

Because clinical negligence claims involve other professionals and intricate complexities with regards to medical conditions, this field of law is particularly specialised. This means that clients can be sure that a clinical negligence solicitor is highly knowledgeable and understands the legal principles and procedure routes that must be followed in order to bring about a successful claim. Because of the extensive range of illnesses, injuries, medical specialisms and treatment centres, it is important to appreciate how valuable the advice of a clinical negligence solicitor can be.

Through their extensive levels of experience and knowledge, a medical negligence solicitor will be able to recognise when failures have occurred and explain to their client how and when errors were made. They will then be able to offer advice on how to make a claim against the relevant trust or practice and detail the likely outcomes.

How Do I Choose the Best Solicitor for My Case?

When choosing the best clinical negligence solicitor for you, there are a number of factors to consider. It is important to make a full assessment of these factors in order to be confident that you are choosing the solicitor who is likely to have the most positive outcome on your case. When comparing firms, the following should be considered:

  • The level of experience that the solicitor has in cases similar to your own
  • The level of success that the solicitor has had in cases similar to yours
  • Any areas of specialism: Some solicitors will focus on dental claims for example, whereas others will specialise in surgical errors or cosmetic procedure mistakes.
  • The fees that the solicitor will charge
  • The location and communication options provided by the firm
  • References and feedback from previous clients
  • Accreditations and awards held by the firm
  • Case specific details such as how long it will take to process your claim, what will be required from you and offers such as no win, no fee.

Be sure to choose a solicitor who can demonstrate knowledge and experience in cases similar to your own as this may help you to rest assured that your case is being managed in the best way. Many solicitors also offer clients additional support and referrals that are relevant to your case. Discuss any additional help or support groups that your solicitor may be aware of in order to obtain the greatest level of assistance throughout your claim process.

CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE LAW SOLICITORS

Clinical negligence solicitors can assist with cases and situations involving a healthcare professional or employee breaching their standard of care toward a patient. Whether the breach was carried out against you, your partner or a family member, a clinical negligence solicitor will be able to assist you and offer advice on how the dispute can best be resolved.

As with personal injury claims, a successful outcome in a clinical negligence case is for the person suffering, as a result of a breach of a healthcare professional or employee's duty of care, to receive damages, or compensation. With this in mind, it is important that you are able to seek and access a clinical negligence solicitor with an excellent reputation and a proven track record in their field of expertise.

In a situation involving the negligence of a healthcare professional, it is important to seek a professional clinical negligence solicitor for advice, as the nature of the situation requires a person with specialist knowledge in medical treatment, proper healthcare practices and the standard of care owed to patients. In most cases of clinical negligence, expert opinions will be required from experienced medical professionals. This makes hiring a clinical negligence solicitor even more important, as they will have the experience and knowledge to interpret the expert's opinion and help build a successful case against the negligent party.

Once you have contacted a clinical negligence solicitor, there are some key points the solicitor will need to ascertain to determine your eligibility to make a claim. Questions the solicitor will need to answer include whether the healthcare professional owe the patient a duty of care, was that duty of care breached and did that breach cause physical or psychological harm to the patient?

Find and Compare Clinical Negligence Solicitors

LocalSolicitors.com is the UK's number one destination to find and compare the best clinical negligence solicitors. Here you can find firms that specialise in this area of law, and you can narrow down your search by city, town or county, making it easier to find a local solicitor.

Our solicitor profiles can help with finding a firm of medical negligence solicitor to suit your specific needs. The profiles offer lots of information about each firm to help you compare solicitors by speciality, accreditations, service and client reviews. Before instructing a solicitor, you should always ask questions during a free consultation and discuss your needs before you decide whether to hire them or not. It is important that you feel comfortable with the solicitor and are confident that they will provide a good service.

We understand that acts of medical negligence can have very serious consequences for both the person involved, and often their friends and family too. We have compiled these profiles to help make the process of finding the best clinical negligence solicitors as easy and stress-free as possible so that you can focus on your recovery.

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