At some point in our lives, we could require medical treatment for an injury or illness. Where some people are fortunate enough to undergo such procedures without any complications, others are not so lucky. These complications could be the result of mistakes made by medical professionals who are legally obligated to follow guidelines and uphold reasonably expected standards of care. Therefore, their failure to do so could be grounds for a personal injury claim.
If you are looking for medical negligence solicitors in Berkshire area or would like advice about how to begin a compensation claim, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors may be able to help. As there are plenty of legal firms across the country, there is no need to restrict your online search to ‘medical negligence solicitors in my area’ as we will explain to you later into this guide.
For free, impartial advice about clinical negligence contact our specially trained advisors today via the contact methods at the bottom of this guide. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Berkshire area and offer no win no fee personal injury claim agreements for any case they take on.
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Your choice in legal representative is an important step in making a successful personal injury claim, which is why you might want to consider a few basic factors before you make a decision.
We therefore recommend for people to take these factors into consideration before they come to a solid conclusion:
- How experienced they are in conducting medical negligence claims and if they specialise in an area similar to your claim.
- Review the various funding options available to you.
- Avoid limiting yourself to your local area.
A common question our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors are asked is whether medical negligence solicitor reviews should be trusted. In many ways, online reviews could be trustworthy as they relay the experiences of previous clients to future claimants. Some people may find it easier to read reviews and ask for recommendations from people they know, which allows them to compare different solicitors against each other.
With so many options available to you online there’s no need to restrict yourself to medical negligence solicitors in Berkshire as modern technology allows for multiple forms of communication. This means that the majority of medical negligence solicitors use a number of ways to stay connected with their clients, some of which include secure emailing and over the phone.
This information should enable you to prioritise the services and experience of a law firm over their location. We believe that the right solicitor could handle any case from anywhere in the country and their location should not be your main concern. At Medical Negligence Assist, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Berkshire area for a range of different medical malpractice cases.
Part of the process of helping your personal injury claim move forward is an examination of your injuries by our panel of doctors covering the Berkshire area. This report will be an impartial assessment of the injury or illness you sustained from the negligent actions of a healthcare professional.
Your injury or illness may be assessed by a member of our panel of doctors covering Berkshire, including:
Alba Sanchez Mascunano
6-8 Market Place,
Holiday Inn Slough,
1 Church Street,
Phillip Coleridge Smith
The Bridge Clinic,
Some cases may be conducted by a different doctor in various locations. Please speak to one of our advisors to discuss your medical exam.
Clinical negligence could present itself in various different ways if standards of care are allowed to drop below expected levels of the professional guidelines put in place for healthcare staff to abide by. As our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors have been in the industry for many years, they have handled a large number of different cases and thus gained a span of expert knowledge which may be able to help your personal injury claim. Different types of medical negligence can include but are not limited to; negligence in birth, GP negligence and negligent errors during surgery. Below, we will explain the different types of medical negligence in more detail.
There are many different types of cancer which means negligent cancer care could take different forms depending on the severity of the case. This may include a delay in diagnosing or even misdiagnosis of a medical professional for an illness entirely different. A delay in a cancer diagnosis is simply not enough to make a claim for personal injury s a result of medical negligence. It has to be proven that your GP failed to refer you for further specialist testing despite your ongoing symptoms. Another example where it must be proven that your Cancer diagnosis was delayed through no fault of your own, causing adverse effects on your health, could be the breach of duty by hospital staff who do not report x- ray findings correctly, or failed to follow up on test results.
In any case, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Berkshire area to assist your claim for cancer medical negligence compensation. Contact our team on the number below to discuss your options in cancer negligence claims.
Claims for personal injury as a result of medical negligence in surgery can be hard to prove, as all surgeries, whether elective or cosmetic do not come without risk. However, surgical staff are trained to the highest standard, and should be able to perform any surgery, no matter how complex, without adverse consequences for their patient. If a medical practitioner fails to provide the level of care expected of them, and this results in the avoidable injury or suffering of he patient then a claim for surgical medical negligence could be made.
The various types of surgical errors from surgical staff, causing gross negligence may include:
- Wrong-site surgery meaning the amputation of the wrong limb or removal of healthy organs.
- Foreign objects left behind post-surgery causing the patient to suffer an avoidable infection.
- Permanent scars or disfigurement resulting in adverse consequences for the patient.
The most serious forms of operation negligence are known as ‘Never Events’. The Government and NHS believe that these instances should never happen at any point of a surgical procedure. You can read more about ‘Never Events’ here.
Compensation can be claimed on behalf of mother, baby or both for the negligent actions of doctors, paediatricians, midwives or any other medical staff for avoidable harm being caused and can be made against either private health care facilities or an NHS Hospital.
It must be proven beyond reasonable doubt that mother, baby or both have been provided with negligent care, resulting in unnecessary harm being caused through the wrong actions or omissions of a heath care professional. An extreme example of medical negligence during the labour process could be the failure of medical staff to notice foetal distress, allowing delivery of baby to go on for too long, or failing to monitor the heart beat, all of which could leave to the life altering illness Cerebral Palsy. An example of where a mother can be entitled to a medical negligence claim is if it can be proven that medical staff involved in the pregnancy failed to correctly diagnose a serious condition such as pre-eclampsia, which at its worst can be fatal.
It is the duty of your local GP to be familiar with a wide range of health problems and symptoms. Unfortunately, sometimes their standard of care may fall below what is reasonably expected of them and as a result mistakes could be made that have long-term consequences for their patient. Even though GPs are professionally obliged to listen to you, assess your symptoms and make an accurate diagnosis based on those factors, they could make a misdiagnosis which may lead to you taking the wrong prescription medication that cause you to suffer with adverse side effects or might result in you receiving incorrect treatment where a specialist referral was required. When this happens, you may be able to discuss a claim with medical negligence solicitors in Berkshire or even somewhere else in the country.
The care dispensed by hospital staff should be of high quality to adhere to reasonably expected standards and ensure your experience is as comfortable as possible. Unfortunately in some cases, this duty of care may drop from time-to-time and cause you harm as a result. The impact of these injuries or illnesses from a doctors gross negligence could be short-term or lifelong with no rehabilitation.
Every case of hospital negligence, or any medical negligence for that matter, can vary from patient to patient which makes it hard to provide a generalised estimation for the amount of compensation you could receive with a medical negligence calculator. However, our panel of medical negligence solicitors could help come to a more centralised estimation when you call them to discuss your claim.
If at any point during the three year medical negligence claim time limit you feel that you had experienced negligent care from an orthodontist, dental hygienist, dentist or dental nurse during any form of dental procedure, you could be entitled to compensation. Dental medical negligence could arise in public practices, such as the NHS, or private facilities. A personal injury solicitor may be able to make a claim for personal injury on your behalf, if it can be proven that a patient suffered unnecessarily as a result of the substandard care provided by the staff of a dental practice. Examples of this include; failure to provide the correct treatment causing the loss of otherwise healthy teeth, or a delay, or incorrect diagnosis of oral cancer.
At Medical Negligence Assist, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Berkshire area regardless of where in this locality that you have experienced dental neglect and safeguarding which means you won’t have to only rely on no win no fee solicitors in Berkshire.
Some people reach a point in their lives where they require assistance on a daily basis due to age, disability or even from injuries. Where some people are able to have this care provided to them at home, others are left with no other option than to reside in a care home. But nursing home neglect and abuse is the last thing you would expect when you or an elderly relative becomes a resident at a care home, especially if you are paying fees for the services provided.
All staff at nursing or care homes are trained in a large amount of complex situations, therefore they must follow a set code of conduct when providing care to all residents. If a staff member has failed to follow the safeguarding procedures put in place, and this has resulted in avoidable harm to a resident then a claim for compensation could be made. When nursing home neglect and abuse occurs it may lead to pressure sores causing infection and fractures as a result of the incorrect use of a hoist. If you are thinking of pursuing a claim against nursing home staff or you are just looking for advice about how to handle negligent care, our specially trained team of advisors may be able to help you.
We have provided you with this handy table to give you an idea of how much previous claimants have received for Berkshire medical negligence claims against NHS Trusts in the area.
|NHS TRUST OR RELEVANT HEALTHCARE AUTHORITY||NO. OF CLAIMS RECEIVED||NO. OF REPORTED INCIDENTS|
(* means less than five)
|DAMAGES PAID (£)|
|Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust||6||0||123,250|
|Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust||42||*||20,336,148|
More information on the statistics above can be found through the NHS Resolution annual report here.
If you have found this guide based on searching the internet for ‘no win no fee solicitors in Berkshire’ or ‘no win no fee medical negligence solicitors near me’ then may answer your questions. No win no fee agreements are a simple way to fund your compensation claim. If the outcome of your claim is unsuccessful, a no win no fee agreement means that you will not be liable for your solicitors costs.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors will offer you a no win no fee agreement when you take up a claim with them. The terms and conditions of this conditional fee agreement will be fully discussed with you by one of our expert advisors prior to this to ensure you know the details of this agreement.
Contact our team today for impartial advice on how a medical negligence solicitor could help you make a no win no fee personal injury claim.
There is a wide range of public and private hospitals serving patients in Berkshire. Below we have listed some examples of medical practices which our panel of medical negligence solicitors covering Berkshire may be able to handle. However, we are not limited to just these facilities. Contact our team today to find out more.
- Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- Maxillofacial & Oral Surgery & Orthodontist
- West Berkshire Community Hospital
- Wokingham Hospital
- Berkshire Independent Hospital
- Ramsay – Berkshire Hospital Outpatients
- Spire Dunedin Hospital
Whether you are thinking of making a claim against a healthcare facility or you are looking for advice for yourself or someone you know who has experienced medical negligence, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Berkshire area. They are specially trained to handle a variety of different cases and yours could be one of them.
We would advise for you to get in touch with us to find out whether you could make a claim or not. Our helpline is entirely free and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you don’t feel comfortable with speaking on the phone, you can also fill out an online form to begin your claim today.
Berkshire Adult Social Care – Information and advice to help you understand your social care options.
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – www.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk
Dental Negligence – How to spot dental negligence and what grounds meet the requirements for a claim.
Misdiagnosis Negligence – The preconditions for beginning a misdiagnosis claim.
Article by Hollie edited by Charlotte.