Andover Medical Negligence Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Lawyers Guide

Medical negligence Andover

Medical negligence Andover

In this article we look at why you could be looking for medical negligence solicitors in Andover to help you claim compensation for medical negligence in this area. We look at what you should consider when you are choosing who to conduct your claim and some of the different circumstances in which you may have been harmed due to the negligence of a physician or other medical practitioner.

Before we do so, we shall briefly look at what medical negligence is. In order for a personal injury solicitor to help you claim compensation, your circumstances will need to meet certain criteria. The care or treatment provided by the practitioner will need to be assessed by a fellow doctor, dentist, etc as having failed to meet expected standards and constitute a breach in their duty of care. Crucially for a claim to be made, you must have been harmed by this breach. A failure to meet standards alone is not enough.

We place a lot of trust in the people providing us with healthcare services and so if we are harmed because of their negligence we can feel like we have been treated unjustly. That is where Medical Negligence Assist could help. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could help you to claim damages from the person responsible, helping you to move on from your accident, injury or illness.

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How To Claim Compensation For Medical Negligence In Andover

Once you have reported how you were harmed to relevant authorities and have taken care of your health, the most important thing that you could do is to find a personal injury lawyer or solicitor to conduct your claim. Who you choose to handle your claim could impact whether your claim is successful and how much compensation you are awarded.

When you first research “medical negligence solicitors in my area” online you could be bombarded with lots of different and sometimes conflicting information. That is why we recommend that you take these simple factors into account.

  1. Don’t just limit your search to medical negligence solicitors in Andover.
  2. If possible, look at medical negligence solicitor reviews to get a better understanding of differences in services.
  3. Look at whether you could make a no win no fee claim with this medical negligence lawyer or solicitor.

Next we shall look at some of the things which you should or could consider in more detail.

Real World Recommendations And Online Reviews

If you search online for “medical negligence solicitor reviews” you will likely see lots of different sites and services where solicitors are reviewed. When making any major purchase or needing to access an important service it is quite common place to look up reviews of different service providers or products, so why should it be any different when using a solicitor?

If you do look at reviews, try to compare like for like. Look at solicitors conducting claims similar to your own and reviews which are relevant to your circumstances. It may not be as useful to look up a solicitor specialising in personal injury claims abroad, rather than medical negligence claims in the UK.

Whilst reviews of a solicitor or legal services could be useful, they may not compare to getting full and knowledgeable advice about how a solicitor could help you and what to look for when choosing one. The advice given by our panel of solicitors could help you to make an informed choice in your next steps.

Is It Important To Look At Where A Solicitor Is Based?

In the not to distant past we were often limited to using services or buying products in our local area. Today with modern communication channels and technology, you are not limited to shopping or using services in your local area, and solicitors are no different. In the vast majority of instances you will not need to meet face-to-face with the person handling your claim and there is unlikely to be any distinct advantage to claiming compensation through a local solicitor or law firm. As above, much more important is that any potential medical negligence lawyer has the right profile to handle your claim.

Though not locally based, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Andover area just as easily as if they were.

Where Could My Medical Exam Be Carried Out?

Though there is no advantage to using medical negligence solicitors in Andover, there may be obvious benefits to having a medical exam locally. Primarily, if you have been injured or if you are sick you probably do not want (or may be unable to) travel a long distance to be medically assessed. This is why we have a panel of doctors based around the UK carrying out medical assessments. The closest doctors to this area may be,

Philippa Keech
Basepoint Andover,
Caxron Close,
East Portway Business Park
SP10 3FG

Please note. The person carrying out your examination may be different and locations may vary according to need.

Hampshire And Andover Medical Negligence Claims Conducted By Our Team

There are many different forms of medical negligence and reasons for which you may be able to make a claim. In the subsequent sections we shall look at some of the more prominent types of medical negligence claims. However, you could also make a claim in other circumstances, such as,

  • Instances of laser eye surgery negligence.
  • Cardiology negligence.
  • Cases of nursing errors.
  • Physiotherapy negligence.
  • NHS A&E mistakes or negligence.
  • Fatal injury claims.

Surgical Mistakes

Whilst any operation or type of surgery will carry some form of risk, these should be clearly communicated to and understood by the patient before they consent to undergoing the procedure. If you have not been informed of such risks and they did cause you harm, there may be grounds for a claim. Additionally, complications can arise and surgical mistakes could be made which lead to (avoidable) harm being suffered. Again, this could lead to ground for a claim being made. There are different forms of and circumstances under which surgical negligence could happen. Harm may be caused during general surgery or during an elective cosmetic procedure.

Dentistry Mistakes

Andover dental practices will provide a range of different medical and cosmetic procedures to people in and around the town. They operate in the NHS or private sector. If dental procedures are carried out in a substandard way, harm could be caused. Negligence may include a dentist overlooking an existing or new issue, or taking action which either worsens an existing condition or which causes a new one. You may find that as a result you suffer either medically or cosmetically. To make a claim for Andover dentist NHS negligence or private healthcare mistakes, talk to our team.

GP Mistakes

General Practice doctors and those working at your GP surgery serve as your point of entry to the wider UK healthcare system. Due to this, they are often heavily relied upon to provide the services which we need at the time. Substandard services by GP’s could cause serious harm, such as you neot being referred for necessary tests, screening or specialist assessment. If you were harmed due to a GP’s mistakes a personal injury lawyer or solicitor could help you to claim compensation.

Maternal Or Child Birth Injuries

The term birth injuries could often be expanded out further to include those to a child, maternal injuries or pregnancy negligence. There are various stages through which a pregnancy progresses and at which prospective mothers access (and rely on) healthcare services. An error, act of omission or negligence at any of these stages could lead to the mother, baby or both being harmed.

If you have experienced or were harmed by birth injuries a personal injury solicitor could help you to register a claim against the medical service or practitioner responsible.

Hospital Treatment Errors And Mistakes

There are several hospitals (both public and private) providing services in and around the Andover area and to those living there. These range from smaller community hospitals providing limited services (such as Andover War Memorial Hospital) to larger general hospitals. Due to the varied nature of services provided, people could be harmed in many different ways, from MRSA or superbug negligence to medication errors. If this has happened to you and you think the harm could have been avoided, talk to our team today.

Nursing Home Mistakes

Negligence in nursing homes or care homes could take many different forms and affect residents in many different ways. Negligent care (such as medical errors, nursing errors or medication errors) could lead to a resident suffering from an illness, injury or even detrimental effects to their mental health. As these types of harm could have been caused by cumulative negligence we recommend that you start any claims process as early as possible. Firstly it is important to stop harm being caused and secondly as there is a medical negligence claims time limit. Typically this is limited to three years.

Cancer Delayed Diagnosis And Misdiagnosis

If you have been victim to cancer delayed diagnosis and misdiagnosis the damage to your health could be serious. You may find that your cancer requires a much more aggressive level or form of treatment (causing serious side effects) or that you have past the point for treatments to even be effective. As with other forms of medical negligence, mistakes in cancer care can be very serious and happen in many different ways. If you were harmed due your diagnosis and/ or treatment being delayed or your care otherwise being substandard, talk to our expert team to find out if you could claim compensation.

Andover NHS Trust Negligence Statistics From NHS Resolution

NHS Resolution is an arm-length public body operated for the Department of Health and Social Care. It is responsible for monitoring and dealing with compensation claims made against NHS service providers and staff members in England. There are separate bodies for NHS Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. In this table we use NHS Resolution data to illustrate how commonly people registered claims against the below NHS Foundation Trusts and the value of claims paid out in this accounting period.

NHS Trust Or Relevant Healthcare AuthorityNo. of claims recievedNo. of reported incidentsCNST Damages Paid
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust4254,339,392

Data is not available for the total number or value of claims registered against/ paid by private healthcare services in the Andover area.

Will I Be Able To Make A No Win No Fee Claim?

Aside from questions around the importance of a solicitors location, queries about how to fund a claim are quite commonly asked by those looking to make a personal injury claim. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Andover area and could be able to offer to do so through a no win no fee agreement. Whilst medical negligence solicitors in Andover may be able to offer differing methods of funding a claim, we think no win no fee claims could be the best way for many people to do so.

No win no fee is a type of contract between solicitors (or lawyers) and claimants. As well as setting out what services the solicitor will carry out, it will also set out conditions under which the medical negligence solicitor will be paid. Solicitors will only be paid if the claimant is awarded compensation and their fee will usually be deducted from this.

You could learn more about no win no fee claims by getting in contact with our team.

Andover Hospitals

Andover is a town sitting on the North-Eastern edge of Test Valley. Andover was estimated to have a population of 46,298 in 2015. This is projected to grow to 50,452 by 2020. As the town has a sizable population there are several medical service providers in (or serving the town). Some medical services are provided at larger hospitals and facilities outside of the town. These may be operated by private medical companies or the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Medical services in this area include,

Local NHS Services

  • Andover War Memorial Hospital.
  • Royal Hampshire County Hospital.
  • Leigh House Hospital.
  • Romsey Hospital.

Local Private Healthcare Services

  • Nuffield Health, Wessex Hospital.
  • BMI Sarum Road Hospital.

No matter whether you were harmed whilst under the care of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust or a private medical practice, you could have grounds to make a claim.

Talk To Us To Start Your Claim

After reading this article you may be ready to begin your claim. Alternatively, you may also find that you still have some questions about how a personal injury solicitor could help you or about how the claims process works in general. This is where our team comes in. We are on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide you with the help you need to see how you could make a claim and why you do not need to use a “medical negligence solicitor in my area”. Whilst we are not based in or around Andover we could help you just as readily as if we were.

Talk to our team about your claim by phone or online contact form. Alternatively, get started now by filling in the claim online form.

  • Phone – 0800 652 3087
  • Fill in the ‘Contact Us’ form on this page.

We are ready and waiting to answer your query.

FAQ’s And Information

From claims for general NHS negligence to other types of medical error claims, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could help you in a variety of different circumstances. We understand that you may need to find out more about the claims process before going ahead with your case. You can find out more in the resources below, as well as find local healthcare services.

Frequently Asked Questions
Find the answers to some of the frequently asked questions which are asked of our team and medical negligence solicitors.

Personal Injury Claims Against Old Peoples’ Homes
How and when a medical negligence solicitor could help you or a relative to claim compensation for harm in an old peoples home.

Andover War Memorial Hospital
This is the local NHS hospital providing services in the Andover area. If you have suffered harm, you could make a NHS negligence claim against them.

Social Care And Health Services In Andover
Social care services in Andover are provided by Hampshire County Council. Information about applicable services can be found here.

Andover War Memorial Hospital
Charlton Road,
SP10 3LB

Edited by Jay