Are you searching for medical negligence solicitors in Aylesbury who could help you to seek compensation for medical negligence caused by a doctor, nurse, midwife, dentist or another healthcare provider in this area? If so, in this guide you could find out how our nationwide panel of solicitors could help you.
Clinical negligence is a term which is used to refer to situations where the care provided by a medical or healthcare professional has fallen below reasonably expected standards and, crucially, where the patient has been harmed as a result.
Because of the trust which is commonly placed in physicians and other medical practitioners, those harmed by medical negligence may feel unjustly treated. After all, the treatment which you expected to help you could have sadly hampered your quality of life in some way.
At Medical Negligence Assist, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Aylesbury area and could help you to claim compensation for Buckinghamshire medical negligence.
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- How To Choose A Solicitor For Your Clinical Negligence Case
- Do I Have To Claim With A Clinical Negligence Solicitor In Aylesbury?
- Examinations Of Injuries Could Be Carried Out By Our Panel Of Doctors In Buckinghamshire
- Should I Consider Reviews Of Clinical Negligence Solicitors In My Area?
- Clinical Negligence Cases In Aylesbury Our Panel Of Experts Could Handle
- Surgical Clinical Negligence
- Sue A Dentist For Negligence
- Birth Trauma And Midwife Negligence
- Hospital Negligence Compensation Claims
- Nursing Home Neglect Claims
- Misdiagnosed Cancer
- Sue A GP For Negligence
- NHS Data For Medical Negligence Claims In Aylesbury
- Hospitals In Aylesbury And Buckinghamshire
- No Win No Fee Claims For Clinical Negligence In Aylesbury
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An important step in making a successful personal injury claim is finding the right legal representative to handle your case. Your choice of which medical negligence lawyer or solicitor will represent you in your claim could make a big difference to how your claim progresses. It may be the difference between a well conducted claim with a successful outcome to failing to secure a settlement. The wrong person handling your case could represent a missed opportunity for compensation.
Therefore, there are several factors which we do recommend people take into consideration when choosing a personal injury solicitor.
- Ask whether they are experienced in conducting medical claims in general and if they have any specific experience in claims similar to your own.
- Don’t limit yourself to your local area.
- Look at what funding options they offer claimants.
Whilst you may feel that you should search for ‘medical negligence solicitors in my area’ when looking for someone to handle your claim, this does not need to be the case. In fact, in many instances, there may be no appreciable benefits to using a local solicitor. In most instances, you will not need to go into a medical negligence law firms offices or to even meet the personal injury solicitor in person.
We believe that if you wish to make a successful claim, your priority should be on what services the law firm or solicitor can provide you and their experience in handling similar claims. We believe that it could be more beneficial to instruct a solicitor best equipped to handle your claim, than one close to where you live. Where they and their offices are based should not be your main concern.
Part of the process of making a personal injury claim is having your injuries assessed by an impartial medical expert. If your medical negligence solicitor is confident that they can win your claim they may ask for you to have an assessment of your injuries. The job of this doctor will be to produce an independent medical assessment of your injury or illness and the impact that it has had on you. This report may be beneficial by providing evidence for your claim and it could help to highlight things missed by other doctors.
Your injuries may be assessed by our panel of doctors covering Aylesbury, including.
Buckingham Park Community Centre,
Aylesbury Chiropractic Clinic,
Please note that your examination may be carried out at a different location and by a different doctor.
Some of the most common ways to choose between different service providers, such as a solicitor, are to look at online reviews and to ask people for recommendations. When making any important purchase, either a large product (such as a car) or a service (such as a holiday) people will often research and consult different online reviews. We believe that choosing a solicitor should be no different.
Of course, we are all aware that not all medical negligence solicitor reviews which you will find online are always fair, but spotting a review which isn’t authentic should not be too hard to do. By seeing what previous claimants have said about a solicitor, you could get a much more accurate picture of how they could help you.
As we have started to look at already, clinical negligence could present if standards of care and treatment are allowed to fall below expected levels. We have included examples of possible medical negligence below, we have also explained how and why a person maybe eligible to claim and why a care provider maybe liable.
- Pregnancy, midwifery, and birth injury medical negligence. This could happen during pregnancy, whilst the child is being delivered, or in immediate postnatal care if standards are not always maintained. Such instances may involve very serious effects on the baby or mother.
- Negligent medical advice. We need to trust the advice provided by medical professionals. If you were poorly advised or informed and were harmed as a result of this, the care provider who provided the information may be deemed negligent.
- Errors in prescription medication. Errors could include dispensing the wrong medication or the dosage being given. Harm could be caused as a result for example an overdose.
- Negligent surgical care or treatment. In the worst case, this could include never events.
Below we shall look in more detail at some commonly handled cases.
Surgical negligence describes situations where a member of the surgical team has made a mistake which could have been avoided and which has caused the patient harm. An example could be failing to sterilize equipment prior to the surgery and an infection being transmitted. The bulk of all surgical procedures carried out in the UK each year will be medically successful and performed correctly. However, if mistakes are made in surgical environments the consequences could be massive. The most serious forms of surgical negligence are termed ‘never events’. Such is the severity of error in these cases the Government and NHS believe that they should simply never happen.
Dental negligence could occur in the private sector or could present as NHS negligence if dental staff breach their duty of care. Malpractice or negligence by a dentist could occur if a dentist (or dental nurse) has failed to take the proper care and attention in treating a patient and has caused them an injury which otherwise would be avoidable.
Instances where dental practitioners have performed poorly, where they have acted in a negligent way and where harm was caused to the patient as a direct result could be considered grounds to make a claim. Consult Medical Negligence Assist today to find out your eligibility to sue a dentist for negligence with a personal injury lawyer.
Compensation claims involving birth injuries to a mother, child, or both may often be complex. They may involve lots of complicated medical terminology and technicalities. If at various points in the pregnancy, delivery of the child, or in care immediately after, there was negligence which caused either the mother or baby harm then calling our team may provide you with the answers you may need. Failures to properly assess tests or scan results could lead to harm being caused or errors may be made in delivering the baby if scans are misinterpreted.
Birth injuries could lead to life-long consequences and conditions for the mother or the child, such as cerebral palsy. Find out more about birth injury claims here.
Hospitals may be busy places and are often expected to treat large numbers of people. Most patients visiting a hospital for care or surgery should be able to expect a reasonable standard of care. What all patients should expect is that the care they will receive will not be the cause of further illness or injury.
If your treatment was below acceptable or reasonable standards, if mistakes and negligence could have been avoided and if you were harmed as a direct result of this negligent treatment, you may have grounds to claim compensation. To learn more about claiming compensation for Stoke Mandeville Hospital negligence, contact us today.
Negligent care at a nursing home or care home could result in illness, physical injury, or psychological harm being caused to a patient. There are cases where the care which has been provided to someone resident in a care or nursing home falls very far short of expected levels of care and which has directly contributed to or caused an injury or illness. Such harm could present as bed/ pressure sores, errors in medication, not meeting basic nutritional needs, or failing to prevent people coming to harm, such as allowing falls to happen.
If you have been harmed due to the way in which your cancer has been treated, you could be searching for medical negligence solicitors in Aylesbury to help you seek damages from the practitioners or authority responsible. Negligent cancer care could take different forms. The most common could include your illness being misdiagnosed or the diagnosis being delayed. In such cases, people could find that they have to take more aggressive treatment routes. For some, these errors could mean that their cancer could not be treated.
If you have experienced cancer medical negligence in the last three years, please contact our experts.
Clinical negligence or malpractice by a GP refers to substandard care which has been provided to a patient. This substandard or ‘negligent’ care will have resulted in harm coming to the patient. This could have caused existing conditions to become worse or may be the cause of a new injury or illness.
Types of negligence could include failures by a GP to investigate your symptoms fully, not referring you for specialist assessment or treatment, or not correctly acting on test results which leads a patient to suffer unnecessarily. Acts of negligence which could harm a patient may also include not keeping accurate records. If you have been harmed by clinical negligence in Aylesbury caused by a GP, please contact our team to start a claim.
When thinking about rates of Buckinghamshire medical negligence, having a handy table can help you to better digest such data. Whilst the number of incidents of NHS negligence in trusts serving this area may be low, we can see that they do happen.
In the following table, we have used data published by NHS Resolution on an annual basis which looks at registered claims and payments made by each NHS trust. You can find the relevant data release here.
|NHS Trust Or Relevant Healthcare Authority||No. of claims recieved||No. of reported incidents||CNST Damages Paid|
|Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust||46||7||4,225,347|
|West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust||42||7||23,157,197|
Data presented in these tables is correct at the time of writing.
Aylesbury is a town, wider urban area and district in Buckinghamshire in central England. The population of the wider Aylesbury Vale District is approximately 174,137. With a large population to serve, there are several medical facilities of varying sizes covering the area. We have listed some of the most prominent of these below.
- Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
- Sue Nichols Centre.
- Amersham Hospital.
Private medical facilities
- Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital.
- NES Healthcare Ltd.
- Brookside Clinic.
Remember, if you have been affected health wise by Stoke Mandeville Hospital negligence or negligent care provided at any of these facilities, you could be eligible to claim for clinical negligence in Aylesbury. Contact us today for further information.
Almost all of the cases which are handled by our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors are done so through what is called a no win, no fee agreement. You may also see these referred to as a ‘conditional fee agreement’. This contract sets out in detail the terms and conditions under which a medical negligence solicitors services will be provided to you, such as the conditions under which they will be paid.
How do no win no fee claims work? Simply put, if your personal injury claim is not successful, you will not have to pay any money to the solicitor for their time or fees. If however, you do win your claim then you will pay a set percentage of your settlement to them. This will be agreed before the claims process begins. The rest will then be paid to you.
When you first contact our team we will be able to discuss your claim with you and provide you with impartial advice on how a personal injury solicitor could help you.
If you or someone you know has been harmed due to clinical negligence you could be eligible to claim compensation. Whilst we are not based in Aylesbury, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Aylesbury area and could help you. Find out if you are eligible to claim compensation and discuss your options for doing so by contacting our team using the methods below.
- Phone our team and discuss your options by dialing 0800 652 3087.
- Begin your claim online by clicking here.
- Fill out our contact form on this page.
Our team are here from 8am to 9pm and are ready to begin helping you today.
Throughout this guide, we have provided you with information as to why you do not need to claim compensation with a medical negligence solicitor in Aylesbury and how our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could help you. Below, you can find additional references and resources designed to help those harmed by medical care.
Stoke Mandeville Hospital
Tel: 01296 315000
Adult Social Care In Buckinghamshire
At this page, you can find out more about the provision of adult social care in Buckinghamshire.
How Long Do I Have To Claim?
In this article we look at relevant medical claims time limits and how long people have in which to claim compensation.
Wrongful Death Claims
Find out how to claim compensation for medical negligence which has led to the death of a loved one in this article.
Edited by LisM.