When negligent treatment occurs it may seem scary to instigate a legal battle with the clinic or healthcare practice in question. Or you may have used a medical negligence claims calculator to find out how much your claim is worth and the results may have been disappointing. On top of that, there’s the question of legal fees hanging over your head too. Sometimes you might think a personal injury claim isn’t worth the hassle or stress altogether.
At Medical Negligence Assist we believe every claim is worth the hassle, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can manage the stress so you don’t have to. What’s more, the majority of the cases we take are handled on a ‘no win no fee’ basis which helps ease your financial worries.
To give you a personal estimation of how much your compensation claim may be worth, we advise you to speak to a one of our team members. Every case is unique, which is why we don’t bother with personal injury claims calculators.
You may be asking yourself, “What does the term ‘medical negligence’ mean? Did I suffer from negligent treatment during my time in hospital?”
If a patient is harmed or injured by a medical professional who has provided a substandard of care and this has caused you avoidable injury or harm, then it is classed as medical negligence. This could create a new injury or worsen an existing one. From the day clinical negligence occurs, you have 3 years to start a personal injury claim under the medical negligence claims time limit. There are some exceptions to the time limit. Contact us using the below information to discuss further.
We are not based in Canvey Island but this doesn’t mean we cannot assist the progression of your claim. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover Canvey Island area and provide you with a good quality service. This means that you won’t have to keep searching the web for ‘medical negligence solicitors in my area’ or restrict yourself to solicitors local to you in order to make a personal injury claim.
Feel free to take the time to read this guide. This page is here to help you make the right decisions during your personal injury claim. If you have any queries about your own negligence claim, why not contact a member of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors below.
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- What To Consider When Choosing Your Medical Claims Solicitor
- Is It Better To Claim With A Local Solicitor Or Nationwide Claims Service?
- We Have A Specialist Panel Of Doctors To Carry Out Medical Assessments
- Is It Important To Look At Different Reviews Of A Solicitor?
- Claims That Specialists In Medical Negligence Could Help You Make
- Claims Against Hospitals In Or Serving Canvey Island
- Care Home And Nursing Home Negligent Errors
- Cancer (Oncology) Negligence By A GP Or Hospital
- Birth Injury Claims
- Claims Against Dentists
- Claims Against Surgeons
- Claims Against GP’s
- Rates Of Claims Made Against NHS Trusts Serving Canvey Island
- What Does No Win No Fee Mean And Could I Make A Claim?
- Hospitals In The Thames Estuary
- Talk To Our Experts
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Arguably one of the most vital parts of a personal injury claim is who you decide is the right medical negligence solicitor to represent your claim. This may feel a bit daunting, especially with the amount of personal injury lawyers available to you online and on the high street. Instead of choosing the first solicitors firm you find, or restricting yourself to medical negligence solicitors in your area, try to weigh up the pros and cons of each personal injury solicitor. Remember, your choice of representative can be the difference between a successful and unsuccessful claim.
We want you to make the right decisions in your compensation claim, which is why we want to provide you with some basic (but essential) elements to consider when you go to choose your legal representative.
Here are a few factors to take into consideration:
- Where should you look for a legal representative? Are you restricted to medical negligence lawyers in your area or could there be an alternative with more experience?
- How will you fund your personal injury claim? What kind of options are there to settle your legal fees at the end? Would a no win no fee agreement be more useful?
- What type of claims is your personal injury lawyer most experienced in? Are they a specialist of a particular area?
With these factors noted, there are still many more to consider. Contact a member of our team today with any questions you may have.
It is easier than ever to find a legal representative outside of your local area. A lot of people may think they are restricted to personal injury solicitors in their town or city but we at Medical Negligence Assist believe you should have the choice to pick the right medical negligence lawyer no matter where you are. You may have begun your search process with ‘medical negligence solicitors in my area’ but there is no harm looking further afield, especially if you end up finding a personal injury solicitor who is a perfect fit for you.
Even if the NHS negligence or other type of negligent treatment you suffered from took place in the Canvey Island area, you can use a personal injury solicitors from anywhere across the UK. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Canvey Island area, along with anywhere else in Essex.
When you choose a legal representative for your claims for medical negligence, you will be able to contact them via telephone or email. It won’t be necessary for you to meet face-to-face or visit their office. You can even stay in contact from the comfort of your own home.
To ensure your claims for medical negligence progresses, we will have to conduct a medical examination to assess the nature and severity of your injury or illness. When the doctor carries out your medical assessment, he or she will write an impartial report that will form the basis of your claim for compensation. If you choose to work with one of our panel of medical negligence solicitors, then you will also have an impartial assessment provided by one of our panel of doctors, who are local to your area. Some of which you can find below;
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Please note that some cases are required to be assessed by doctors which haven’t been listed above. Contact a member of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors to discuss your options.
We at Medical Negligence Assist believe a vital part of conducting claims for medical negligence is to look at medical negligence solicitor reviews. To get the right type of medical negligence solicitor for your case you may need to assess the experience and success rate of the specialist in medical negligent claims. An online review may be able to provide these details.
However, while online reviews can be useful some may not be authentic and this may cloud your judgement. While you search online for medical negligence solicitor reviews, you may want to speak to a legal advisor who will be able to provide you with expert advice, our lines are open from 8am – 9pm
With so many different categories of clinical negligence, it may be hard for you to pinpoint exactly where your injury or illness stands with claims for medical negligence. Medical negligence is defined as an injury or illness which has been caused by a medical professional who dropped their standard of care below reasonable expectations. This may result in a new injury/illness or the worsening of an existing one.
This can include, but is not limited, to:
- Cosmetic/surgical errors: negligent treatment during operations or cosmetic surgeries which result in permanent scarring/disfigurement.
- Misdiagnosis/late diagnosis: A mistake or poor advice given by a medical professional which may result in injury or illness.
- Prescription Errors: Mistakes made when dispensing medication to a patients.
From the date this occurs, you have 3 years under the medical negligence time limit to begin your claims for medical negligence. You should begin to consider your specialist in medical negligence claims to ensure your case is successful.
Hospitals in Canvey Island may often become busy places and are therefore expected to treat large numbers of people. You should expect to receive a reasonable standard of care when visiting Southend hospital or Southend hospital clinic. Unfortunately, the care you may receive from hospital staff could sometimes cause further illness or injury when these standards of care slip below reasonably expected guidelines.
If mistakes and negligence could have been avoided during your treatment, and you were harmed as a direct result of these errors in treatment, you could be entitled to make claims for medical negligence. It doesn’t matter what Southend Hospital specialises in. To learn more about claiming compensation for hospital negligence, call our team today who are around 24 hours a day to answer any questions that you may have.
You may be looking for solicitors in Essex to help you make a claim against nursing home staff who have made negligent errors in treating you or an elderly relative. These mistakes could result in illness, physical injury or psychological harm caused to a patient which would have been avoidable if the proper standard of care was upheld by the staff involved. Examples of such harm caused to an elderly resident may include:
- Bed/pressure sores – because staff have failed to turn a bed bound resident regularly.
- Fractures – as a result of improper use of hoist or lifting techniques
- Failure to prevent harm e.g. allowing falls to happen by not monitoring residents correctly.
Although you should note that claims against residential homes are not limited to this list of errors. You may want to speak to a specially trained advisor from our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors to discuss your options.
Personal injury claims could also be made against Southend hospital oncology consultants for mistakes made at various stages of your cancer. Instances where a substandard of care has been provided to you which have led to harm could be grounds for medical negligence solicitors in Canvey Island to claim damages on your behalf.
This could include Whittington hospital delayed breast cancer diagnosis, omission of treatment or errors which have led to more aggressive routes of treatment. In such cases, the staff who issued this substandard of care could be held accountable by our panel of medical negligence solicitors covering the Canvey Island area.
You could be entitled to make a no win no fee personal injury claim against a medical practitioner who caused either the mother or baby harm during various points of the pregnancy, delivery or in immediate aftercare. Our team of specially trained advisors may be able to provide you with answers about what is classed as medical negligence in birth injury claims.
You can read more about birth injuries in this guide.
A routine check-up with your dentist could result in unnecessary harm to your mouth and teeth from the negligent actions of a dental practitioner. This could be from either a dentist, a dental nurse or any other staff member working in your dental surgery failing to take proper care during treatment but it has to be proven that you have been provided substandard care, which has caused you avoidable harm or injury.
Examples of such negligence can include but are not limited to; misdiagnosed oral diseases or damage to healthy teeth or even nerve damage. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Canvey Island area to help discuss whether you have grounds for a claim.
Although all surgical procedures do not come without risk, it is important to remember that the majority of all surgeries performed successfully in the UK are usually conducted without complications.
However, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could be able to help you make a claim for surgical medical negligence even though they are particularly hard to establish. If it is possible to prove that a member of the surgical staff performing your procedure caused you to suffer unnecessary harm as a result of their failure to provide reasonable care or omissions of treatment then you could be entitled to compensation. It must be proven that the treatment you received was below the minimum expected standards is the grounds for a medical negligence personal injury claim and that this has caused an injury or illness which could have otherwise been avoided.
For example, Canvey Island surgery negligence may include:
- Wrong-site surgery: such as amputating the wrong limb(s)
- Foreign objects left behind after surgery
- Injury to organs during surgery
- Performing the incorrect procedure
Claims against surgeons are not limited to this list. If you feel that you have suffered from a form of medical negligence during a surgical procedure in the Canvey Island area then please do not hesitate to contact our panel of medical negligence solicitors covering the Canvey Island area.
There are various forms of negligence which could occur when mistakes are made by medical professionals at Canvey Island medical centre or Canvey NHS outpatients centre. This may include wrong referrals to specialists which lead to incorrect treatments and further injuries to an existing condition.
If you are looking to claim compensation for clinical negligence solicitors in Essex then our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Canvey Island area to assist your case, providing your existing condition has become worse or a new injury/illness has resulted from this.
The table below illustrates the amount of damages paid to the claims received by Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We can see that not only have there been a lot of claims made by victims of medical negligence in the past, but the amount of compensation paid to them is of significance too.
|NHS TRUST OR REVELANT HEALTHCARE AUTHORITY||NO. OF CLAIMS RECEIVED||NO. OF REPORTED INCIDENTS||CNST DAMAGES PAID|
|Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust||53||10||7,299,895|
More information on the NHS Resolution data can be found here.
When we take on a claim for medical negligence, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors offer their legal services on a no win no fee basis. You may associate a lot of complicated legal jargon and technical phrases with this conditional agreement, but the terms and conditions set out are simple. The specific details of this will be discussed with you by a member of our expert advisors beforehand.
Simply put, if your claim is successful then you will have to pay a percentage of your settlement towards your legal representative. This portion of your damages will be pre-agreed before your case is taken to court. However, if your personal injury claim is unsuccessful then you won’t have to pay any money for your medical negligence lawyer’s time or fees.
With a widespread population across its parish, Canvey Island is home to a diverse range of medical facilities. We have listed some of these practices below:
- The Chartwell Hospital
- Canvey NHS Outpatient Centre
- Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Rosalind Murdoch Physiotherapy Clinic
- Spire Wellesley Hospital
- BMI Southend Private Hospital
If you or someone you know has suffered harm from medical negligence, you could be entitled to claim compensation for yourself or on their behalf. Instead of searching for medical negligence solicitors in Canvey Island, consider contacting us today to discuss your options. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover Canvey Island area even though we are not based in Essex.
To begin your no win no fee personal injury claim contact our team by:
- Phoning one of our specially trained advisors on 0800 652 3087.
- Fill out a contact form on this page.
- Click here to begin your claim online.
Our advisors are here for you from Monday to Sunday, 24 hours a day.
Please find some additional resources outside of this guide which may help provide you with more information about other areas of medical negligence. These resources are design to assist those who have been harmed by clinical malpractice.
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Canvey Island Adult Social Care
External resources for those who need additional support with the experiences they have suffered.
How to claim for negligence in cancer misdiagnosis.
Hospital Negligence Explained
Additional information on hospital negligence and how healthcare workers could cause you harm.
Edited by Charlotte.