Medical negligence is when a medical practitioner such as a doctor or a nurse, provides a patient with substandard care, resulting in them becoming injured, ill, or their existing medical condition worsening. Medical negligence is also known as clinical negligence or medical malpractice.
If you have been injured, made ill or had your medical condition worsened because of Buckinghamshire medical negligence you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. If that is the case, give Medical Negligence Assist a call today. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Buckinghamshire area. Our panel of solicitors will always fight to win you the highest amount of compensation that you are entitled to so you won’t be short changed. They also have up to thirty years of experience handling cases of medical negligence. Whether you were involved in suing your dentist for negligence, negligence cancer diagnosis, operation negligence, or any other type of negligence, you could be entitled to claim.
Contact Medical Negligence Assist today, to speak to one of our expert advisors. If you are entitled to claim compensation for your injuries, we will assign an excellent medical negligence solicitor covering the Buckinghamshire area from our panel, who could start working on your claim as soon as possible. Call us today on 0800 652 3087, to begin your claim. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.
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- What Could I Consider When Choosing A Medical Negligence Solicitor
- Does My Claim Need To Be Made With Medical Negligence Solicitors In Buckinghamshire?
- A Doctor From Our Specialist Panel Could Examine Your Injury Or Illness
- How Important Is It To Read Reviews Of Different Solicitors?
- In What Circumstances Could I Make A Medical Negligence Claim?
- Birth Injury Cases
- Operation / Surgery Negligence
- Buckinghamshire Hospital Negligence
- Claim For GP Negligence
- Negligence In A Cancer Diagnosis
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Dental Negligence Definitions
- NHS Trust Medical Negligence Statistics For Buckinghamshire
- Making A No Win No Fee Compensation Claim
- Contact Our Team Today
- Buckinghamshire NHS And Private Hospitals
- Helpful References
When people make the decision to claim compensation because of medical negligence, they often search for advice about how to go about the process. They may have questions such as “Is it helpful to read online medical negligence solicitor reviews?” or “Do I have to use a medical negligence solicitor in my area?” we will now look at some frequently asked questions.
If you live in Buckinghamshire, you may believe that you have to use a medical negligence solicitor in Buckinghamshire, to handle your claim. Infact, you can use a personal injury solicitor based anywhere in the country. We suggest that you prioritise finding a solicitor that has the right expertise and experience to handle your claim, over location. Although some clients may worry about working with a firm based further afield, there is no need to be concerned. Wherever your medical negligence lawyer is based, they will usually communicate with you by phone or email.
Remember, Medical Negligence Assist offers impartial advice through our legal advisers. So if you have been injured because of medical malpractice in Buckinghamshire, call us today to begin your compensation claim process.
If you decide to make a medical negligence claim for compensation, the first step that you will have to take is to see a doctor to have a medical assessment of your injuries, illness or the worsening of your pre-existing medical condition. During your assessment the doctor will be able to diagnose your condition, determine what treatment you will need going forward and what affects your injuries will have on you in the future. This is called the medical report, which your medical negligence solicitor will use to value your claim.
Medical Negligence Assist or your solicitor could arrange for your to have your medical assessment with a trusted physician near you. Below, er have listed a panel of doctors local to Buckinghamshire that we work with.
Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital,
Regus High Wycombe,
Aston Court, Kingsmead Business Park,
Kingsmead Business Park,
Many people feel that it is important to seek the opinion of others, when making a big decision such as hiring a medical negligence solicitor. If you don’t have a friend, colleague or family member who has made a personal injury claim before, you may decide to go online to see what other people are saying. You can find medical negligence solicitor reviews and ratings online, of firms that deal with cases of medical negligence in Buckinghamshire. To find them, simply type common search terms such as “medical negligence solicitors reviews” or “medical negligence solicitors in my area”. These online reviews of medical negligence solicitors may help you see how other people who have claimed rate the firm they used, and could influence your decision.
To find a medical negligence solicitor that is suitable to handle your claim, speak to Medical Negligence Assist today.
To have legitimate grounds to make a medical negligence claim you will need to be able to prove the following:
- That you had a doctor-patient relationship with the medical practitioner that was treating you. This would mean that they legally owed you a duty of care. The same applies to other medical practitioners.
- That the duty of care was not upheld because the medical practitioner provided substandard care.
- That the substandard care resulted in you becoming injured, ill or made your pre-existing medical condition worse.
Our potential clients often wonder if there are medical negligence claims that we won’t cover. As long as your medical negligence incident had a significant effect on you health, you could be entitled to claim compensation. However, please remember that there is a three year medical negligence time limit in Great Britain. A medical negligence time limit means that you will have three years from the day your were injured, however there are circumstances where the time limit is not as strict, call Medical Negligence Assist today discuss your circumstances further.
We will now look at some of the common reasons why people claim medical negligence compensation. If you do not see the type of medical negligence in Buckinghamshire that you experienced below, don’t worry, you should still be able to claim. Remember, if you have been injured or have become ill because of medical negligence, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could help you.
Let’s start with a brief birth injury description to define what it is. Birth injuries are when the mother or child is injured during childbirth. Birth injuries can be caused by medical negligence on the part of a medical practitioner. Injuries can also be caused during pregnancy and during the postpartum stage after birth. Examples of injuries caused by birth negligence can include: the child being deprived of oxygen, causing brain damage and lifelong disabilities, the mother suffering from a postpartum infection which goes undiagnosed or untreated, or a doctor using the wrong tools and breaking a child’s limbs.
Have you or your child experienced a birth injury due to medical negligence in Buckinghamshire? If the birth injury causes were the responsibility of a medical practitioner, then you could be entitled to claim compensation. If the child was injured, compensation can be claimed on their behalf. To make a medical negligence claim for birth injuries in Buckinghamshire, call Medical Negligence Assist today. We will assign one of our panel of expert solicitors to work on your claim and they will begin as soon as possible.
Have you become injured, ill or had your pre-existing condition made worse because of negligence in surgery or operation negligence at a hospital in Buckinghamshire? Then you could be entitled to claim compensation. Types of operation negligence include wrong site surgery, when a surgeon operates on the wrong part of the body, the incorrect insertion of a mesh, nerve damage or damaging a tissue.
Have you been the victim of operation/surgery negligence? Then you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Call Medical Negligence Assist today, to begin your claim for operation negligence at a hospital in Buckinghamshire. If you have legitimate grounds to claim, we may provide you with an excellent medical negligence solicitor from our panel covering the Buckinghamshire area.
Have you experienced NHS negligence at a hospital in Buckinghamshire, like Amersham Hospital or Wycombe Hospital? Alternatively, have you been injured, made ill, or experienced a worsening of your existing medical condition because of negligence at a private hospital in Buckinghamshire? Then you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Examples of hospital negligence can include operation negligence, anaesthetics negligence, misdiagnosis negligence or prescribing the wrong medication. If you have been harmed because of negligence on the part of another person, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Call Medical Negligence Assist, to enquire about making a claim for medical negligence against a hospital in Buckingham today.
Unfortunately, even a trip to your local GP can result in medical negligence incidents taking place. GPs play an important role, treating patients for minor injuries or illnesses, or referring them to a specialist department at a hospital, if they are showing signs of a more serious medical condition. Unfortunately there are times when GPs in Buckinghamshire are negligent towards their patient. Clients that call us to report GP negligence have experienced misdiagnosis, a GP failing to send them to a specialist, or have experienced an incident when the wrong dosage of medicine was prescribed.
To report GP negligence and find a solicitor to handle your claim, call Medical Negligence Assist today. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Buckinghamshire area and win you the compensation that you are entitled to.
If a patient is suffering from cancer, it is critical that their doctors diagnose the condition as soon as possible so they can start the necessary treatment. This is because cancer gets worse and also spreads to other organs over time, making it more difficult to treat in its later stages. In some incidents, negligence cancer diagnosis can cause a patient to die a preventable death. If you have had your cancer worsened because a GP in Buckinghamshire ignored the early signs of cancer, or an oncologist misdiagnosed your cancer then you could be entitled to claim for negligence in cancer diagnosis. In the tragic instance that a relative died after having their cancer misdiagnosed, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim on their behalf. Call Medical Negligence Assist today to enquire about finding the right medical negligence solicitor from our panel to handle your claim.
As a society, we trust care homes and nursing homes to provide excellent residential care to vulnerable people who are unable to care for themselves. If a nursing home is negligent, they breach their duty of care but also our trust in them. If you have a relative who was harmed in a nursing home in Buckinghamshire because of negligence on the part of staff, they could be owed compensation for their illness, injury or the worsening of their pre-existing condition. If your relative is unable to claim for themselves, for example if they have dementia, then you can make a claim on their behalf. The money awarded will pay for your relative to get the best possible standards of care that they need, as soon as possible.
If you are wondering how to report nursing home negligence, and claim for negligence in a care home in Buckinghamshire, call Medical Negligence Assist UK for your free personal injury claims consultation.
A clear dental negligence definition would be when a dental patient experiences substandard care on the part of a dentist, dental nurse or any other type of dental practitioner. This dental negligence definition could include medical dental negligence, orthodontic dental negligence, or cosmetic dentistry negligence. Injuries that can be caused by medical negligence in dentistry include: nerve damage, extracting the wrong tooth or misdiagnosis of serious conditions such as oral cancer. If you have been injured or made ill because of dental negligence in Buckinghamshire, call us today to see if one of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can help you claim the compensation that you are entitled to.
In this section we look at some statistics related to instances of medical negligence in this county. Data in the table covers the years 2017 and 2018.
|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|
If you choose to work with our panel of medical negligence solicitors, they will offer you a No Win No Fee agreement meaning that if your claim is unsuccessful you will not have to pay any legal fees for your solicitors services. It also means that if you do win your case, a small portion of your compensation will be deducted. If the thought of a No Win No Fee agreement is something that interests you, and you would like to use our panel of medical negligence solicitors to process your claim for you, please fill in this form and one of our legal advisors will be in touch with you.
To begin your medical negligence compensation claim, call us today. If you have the right to claim, we will be happy to provide you with a no win no fee medical negligence solicitor covering the Buckinghamshire area from our panel, to handle your claim.
- Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
- Amersham Hospital.
- Wycombe Hospital.
- BMI The Chiltern Hospital.
Stoke Mandeville Hospital
Edited by Charlotte.