Clinical Negligence Solicitors Near Me
Most of us only need to see a solicitor once or twice during our lifetime. That’s often for things like conveyancing when buying a property or organising a will. If you’ve been the victim of clinical negligence, however, finding a supportive legal team near to home is absolutely imperative.
At Forster Dean, we have offices across the North West including Widnes, Crewe, Runcorn and St Helens. Our legal teams are experts in handling clinical negligence cases and you can be sure that you’ll get all the support and good advice that you need at this difficult time.
What is Clinical Negligence?
One of the great things about the UK is our health service. We can go to our GP, get a diagnosis and start treatment whenever we need to without worrying about the cost. While the majority of healthcare staff strive hard to provide this brilliant service, mistakes do get made.
Clinical negligence can have a huge impact on the individual and getting advice from a solicitor if you think you have a claim is vital.
Types of clinical negligence include:
- Being misdiagnosed or diagnosed late for a particular condition.
- Not receiving the level of care and treatment that you would normally expect.
- Being prescribed the wrong medicine or the wrong dose of medicine.
- A surgical procedure being carried out incorrectly or ineptly.
Clinical negligence can occur for a variety of reasons such as poor training or even staff being overworked which means they aren’t operating at their best. Negligence is not limited to the NHS, GPs and hospitals, either. At Forster Dean, for instance, we regularly handle claims that arise out of cosmetic procedures that have gone wrong in some way.
Have I Got a Claim?
Deciding whether you have a claim for negligence or not is important, particularly if you are going to need additional support to recover. Most people naturally find it daunting to take on a large organisation like the NHS or visit a solicitors for the first time.
Whether you feel you have a claim or not, however, your first port of call should indeed be to talk to a qualified solicitor. At Forster Dean, we operate a no win no fee service and provide an initial free consultation so that you can find out where you stand without having to spend any money.
Our legal teams operate around the North West including Wigan and St Helens, and you’ll always find a sympathetic ear as well as get some really valuable, no nonsense advice. Medical negligence can have some catastrophic consequences and cases can often be complex and take time to settle. That means you really need a good support network to help get you through to the end of a successful claim.
We’ll be able to take a look at your medical negligence claim and we’ll be honest about your chances of success and what you need to do next. There is no pressure applied for you to make a decision to continue your claim once we’ve reviewed it for you. The decision is entirely up to you.
If you live in the North West, however, and need a strong, dedicated medical negligence team, contact us today to find out how we can help.