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Did you know that it is your legal right to claim compensation if you have suffered with any type of injury due to medical negligence in Lichfield? Here at Medical Negligence Direct our specialist medical negligence solicitors can help with a large span of medical negligence claims in Lichfield which include, but are not limited to:
- Surgical error
- Dental Negligence
- Misdiagnosis of a stroke
- Procedure Negligence
- Lung cancer misdiagnosis
If you are in the Staffordshire area and have suffered from an injury caused by substandard care from a medical professional, our medical negligence solicitors in Lichfield are here to help. They can provide you with expert advice and the legal aid that you need and that suits your individual case.
What is Medical Negligence?
Medical negligence is any form of treatment from a medical professional through the NHS or privately that has dropped below the acceptable standard of care in the healthcare sector. If you have undergone unnecessary surgery or you have not received the correct treatment that you need and are entitled to which has caused further injury we are here to help you bring forward a medical negligence claim.
Making a Medical Negligence Claim in Lichfield
When bringing forward a medical negligence claim there are different factors that need to be considered that our medical negligence experts can help with. To bring forward a successful claim you need to be able to prove that you have suffered from medical negligence that has caused your condition to worsen or has caused an injury. Our solicitors help you build a case that proves that:
- As a patient you were owed a duty of care by the healthcare provider.
- The healthcare provider breached their duty of care by acting negligently.
- And by breaching their duty of care it resulted in pain and suffering or a life-changing condition.
If you have suffered from medical negligence in Lichfield, our medical negligence solicitors can be by your side every step of the way to provide you with the professional, yet friendly help and advice you need to bring forward a medical negligence claim.
What can I claim for Medical Negligence in Lichfield?
When you make an enquiry at Medical Negligence Direct your case will be allocated to one of our specialist medical negligence experts. These specialist medical negligence solicitors can work with you to gain the compensation that you deserve which will depend on the severity of the injury that the negligence has caused. Depending on the severity of the injury the compensation may include loss of earnings and the further medical care you may need.
When you have a successful medical negligence claim our medical negligence solicitors will work to acquire compensation for special or general damages. Our medical negligence solicitors in Lichfield will work to ensure that you get the maximum compensation possible for the injury that you have suffered as a result of below standard treatment from a medical professional. This compensation will mean that you can manage your current condition so you are able to get back to full health.
A claim for special damages will mean that you will get compensation that includes all of the financial expenses that have been sustained due to the injury you have suffered. These special damages are made up of many different factors that can include further medical care you may need, loss of earnings and many other financial losses.
A claim for general damages means that you will be compensated for the pain and suffering that you or your loved one has sustained, the amount of time the injury has affected the victim, the severity and how it has affected your day to day life.
Medical Negligence Claims in Lichfield we handle
If you have suffered from medical negligence, our medical negligence solicitors are here to support you and your loved ones through your struggles to build a case to ensure that you gain the compensation you deserve. Our medical negligence lawyers are experts in many different types of medical negligence cases; here are some examples of cases that our solicitors have gained compensation for:
Doctor negligence is just one type of negligence that falls under medical malpractice. This is when a doctor fails to provide you (the patient) with the standard of care that is expected. This can also incur compensation if the negligence you have suffered has caused illness or injury. At Medical Negligence Direct our solicitors are here to help you gain the maximum compensation for all of the pain and suffering you have been through.
Misdiagnosis of a condition can cause unnecessary pain and suffering in many cases. If you are misdiagnosed it may mean that you suffer from a medical negligence delay in treatment that you need which could cause further injury and cause your condition to worsen.
Misdiagnosis can be due to different factors including overlooking signs of conditions on scans or failing to identify symptoms of an illness. When a medical condition is missed for a period of time it can cause prolonged pain and suffering resulting in a compensation payout. Our expert medical negligence solicitors in Lichfield have worked with victims that have suffered from prostate cancer misdiagnosis to bring forward a claim and get the maximum compensation payout.
If you are a UK citizen you are entitled to NHS treatment, but what can you do if you receive substandard treatment from the NHS? Our medical negligence UK solicitors can help you bring forward a claim against the NHS.
NHS negligence is the substandard treatment from an NHS medical professional that results in an injury or pain and suffering. If you have suffered due to substandard treatment from the NHS and you are thinking of suing for medical negligence our NHS negligence solicitors are here to help to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
As a family it can be a hard decision when thinking about placing a loved one into a care home. A lot of factors come into making this decision however the care that your loved one will receive is the most important thing. Sometimes there are cases of medical malpractice in the UK which could lead to your loved one not receiving the care they need and sustaining an injury. An example of not receiving the right care is not being monitored properly which could lead to your loved one suffering from a fall.
Our medical negligence solicitors in Lichfield specialise in care home claims so we are here to help you gain the compensation that you or your loved one deserves for the below standard care that they have received in care homes.
Giving birth to a child is supposed to be a special moment in a mothers life however if she doesn’t receive the right care and treatment through the pregnancy and during birth this can result in life changing injuries for baby and mother. If you or your baby have suffered with injuries due a lack of support or treatment through birth you could be entitled to make a birth injury claim. If you have suffered with negligence during your pregnancy or through childbirth that has resulted in injury our medical negligence solicitors in Lichfield are here to help you.
Cauda equina is a type of spinal stenosis that causes the nerves in the lower part of your back to be compressed severely which usually causes weakness and numbness. If cauda equina is misdiagnosed and left untreated in can have permanent life long effects. If you have suffered due to a misdiagnosis of cauda equina that has left you permanently paralised you could be entitled to bring forward a claim. This is where our cauda equina solicitors can help you to ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
All cases of negligence are different so our medical negligence solicitors in Lichfield can tailor their advice and legal aid to your individual case to give you the help you need to bring forward a claim.
How Long Will My Medical Negligence Claims in Lichfield Take?
There is not set time on how long it takes to bring forward a medical negligence claim and this is because every case is different causing different injuries and suffering. Claims that show clear negligence are straight forward and can be concluded within a year however, more complex cases with severe injuries may take up to 3 years.
You can rely on our medical negligence solicitors in Lichfield at Medical Negligence Direct to give you the help you need to bring forward a medical negligence claim and provide you with the support you need no matter how long it takes.
In the UK there is a 3 year limitation period to bring forward a claim. This means that a victim has 3 years from the date of injury or the date they became aware of the injury to bring forward a claim. However in some cases there are exceptions for example if you are under the age of 18 and suffer injury from negligence your limitation period doesn’t start until you turn 18 effectively giving you up until the age of 21 to make a claim. Another exception is if the victim has no mental capacity there is no time limit to bring forward a claim on their behalf which could help with their recovery.
No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors in Lichfield
If the cost of bringing forward a medical negligence claim has put you off the idea this is where we can help.
Our expert solicitors work under a no win no fee basis so there is no cost to speak with our solicitors or to have an assessment. The only time there could be a fee is if our medical negligence solicitors in Lichfield have successfully gained you compensation. This fee would be taken from the winnings and vary in every case. This fee would be discussed in detail upon contacting us.
Contact us today
Here at Medical Negligence Direct we have helped many different victims of medical negligence in Lichfield to claim compensation for medical negligence. We take a sympathetic yet professional approach to your individual claim because we know how hard it can be if you have suffered due to medical negligence.
Contact us today and our specialist medical negligence solicitors can work to ensure that you gain the compensation you deserve.