Medical negligence, also known as clinical negligence, or medical malpractice is when a medical practitioner delivers substandard care to their patients. As a result, the patient is made ill, injured, or the medical condition that they were already suffering from, worsens. Examples of medical negligence can include: a doctor prescribing the wrong dosage of medicine, or a doctor negligently failing to spot signs of a serious medical condition so it goes untreated and worsens over time.
If you have been harmed because of medical negligence in Clacton-on-Sea, you could be entitled to make a claim for medical negligence compensation for the injuries sustained. Trust medical negligence claims specialist Medical Negligence Assist who could help you in your claim. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Clacton-on-Sea area and have decades of experience handling compensation claims. What’s more, our panel of solicitors will always fight to win you the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to, so there is no risk of your claim being devalued.
Whether you have experienced general surgery negligence, NHS negligence, private healthcare negligence, general practitioner negligence, dental negligence, or any other type of medical negligence in Clacton-on-Sea, call us today to see if you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.
If you have the right to claim, our panel of solicitors could handle your claim call 0800 652 3087, a member of our specialist panel of medical negligence solicitors could handle your claim and start working on your case right away.
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If you have chosen to claim compensation for harm caused by medical negligence, it can be difficult to know where to start. Many clients ask us “should I use medical negligence solicitors in my area to handle my claim?” and wonder if they need to read online solicitor’s reviews, to make an informed decision about which firm to use. We will look at this in more detail below.
There is a common misconception that if you live in Clacton-on-Sea, you have to use a medical negligence lawyer in Clacton-on-Sea or the Essex area, to handle your claim. It’s common for clients to ask us, “do I need to use a medical negligence solicitor near me?” to put it simply, you do not. You do not even have to use a solicitor to conduct your claim as you can make a claim on your own. In the past, people may have been more likely to use a local solicitors firm, because they were easier to reach. However, today its normal for firms to communicate with their clients remotely using phone or email, so location shouldn’t make a difference. Instead of worrying about location, we recommend that you prioritise finding a firm with a good track record of winning claims like yours and what payment options they offer, for example, do they offer the option to make a no win no fee claim.
When looking for a medical negligence solicitor, it’s normal to seek the opinion of others who have used a medical negligence solicitor previously, to see if they were happy with the service that they received. If you don’t know anyone who has made a claim for clinical negligence before, you could always try looking at medical negligence solicitor reviews online. Reading online medical negligence solicitor reviews will help you see if a firm’s previous clients were happy with the service they received and what types of claims they specialise in.
Alternatively, call a medical negligence claims specialist, such as Medical Negligence Assist. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors cover the entire Essex area, including Clacton-on-Sea and we can find a solicitor with the right level of expertise to handle your claim.
The first stage is having your injuries assessed by a doctor. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can arrange for you to see doctors based in the Essex area, who will produce a medical report that will define your injuries, and explain how they are likely to affect you going forward. Your medical negligence lawyer, will use this report to value your claim.
We have included a list of doctors in the Clacton-on-Sea area, below.
Hassan Mehdi (Medco)
Holiday Inn Colchester,
Eight Ash Green
Eight Ash Green,
If you have been injured, made ill, or had your existing medical condition worsened due to medical negligence in Clacton-on-Sea, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. We will now look at some examples of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex medical claims that people could make, in more detail.
NHS Hospitals in Clacton-on-Sea and Colchester are managed by the East Suffolk & North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, so if you claim for NHS hospital negligence, your claim will be against them. If you have been injured, made ill or had your existing medical condition worsened because of negligence at a private hospital, your claim will be against the owners of that hospital. Examples of hospital negligence can include; misdiagnosis of a serious illness, a doctor prescribing the wrong medicine, or general surgical negligence, amongst others.
For more information about medical negligence claims, call Medical Negligence Assist, you could be entitled to compensation for the injuries sustained.
If you or a next of kin relative has been harmed because of care home or nursing home negligence, contact us today about claiming compensation. Care homes and nursing homes care for some of the most vulnerable people in society, including people who are not of sound mind. Therefore, it is essential that they provide residents with the highest possible standards of care. Examples of negligence at a care home or nursing home can include; intentional neglect, abuse, injuring a resident when moving them or giving a resident the wrong dosage of medicine.
If you have been injured, made ill or had your existing medical condition worsened at a care home because of negligence, you could be entitled to compensation. Similarly, if you have a next of kin relative who is unable to claim for themselves because they are not considered mentally competent, (for example they are suffering from dementia) then you could claim compensation on their behalf. These funds will go towards making sure that they get the best treatment that they need. Call Medical Negligence Assist today, to see how much you could be entitled to claim.
Have you experienced negligence on the part of your local GP? When we suffer from a minor illness or injury, we rely on our GP for treatment. Similarly, GPs are responsible for referring patients for further tests or treatment, if they show signs of a more serious medical condition. Examples of GP negligence can include; negligently failing to spot the signs of a serious illness and refer the patient to a specialist for treatment, or not prescribing the correct dosage of medicine for a patient, amongst others.
If you have been injured or made ill because of negligence on the part of a GP in Clacton-on-Sea, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Call Medical Negligence Assist today for your free consultation. If you have a valid claim, one of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors will start working on your claim right away.
Surgery is a critical time, where patients need the highest standard of care to ensure their safety and wellbeing. Of course, most surgical teams do an excellent job looking after their patient, however, incidents of negligence in surgery can harm a patient. Examples of negligence in surgery can include; negligence relating to the anaesthetic, a foreign body being left inside the patient, a surgeon not sewing up an opening correctly, or in very extreme cases, the surgeon amputating the wrong limb.
If you have been injured or made ill because of surgical negligence in the Clacton-on-Sea area, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries and any expenses they have cost you. Medical Negligence Assist can provide you with a medical negligence solicitor from our panel covering the Clacton-on-Sea area, to handle your claim.
During pregnancy, childbirth, and immediately afterwards, it is vital that both the mother and child receive the highest possible standard of care. This also includes high standards of aftercare. Complications resulting from birth negligence can include; the infant suffering hypoxia (being deprived of oxygen), which can lead to the child developing cerebral palsy, and babies being injured because the doctor or midwife used the wrong birthing tools.
If you or your child has been injured because of birth negligence in the Clacton-on-Sea area, you could be entitled to compensation for the injuries sustained. We could provide you with a medical negligence solicitor covering the Clacton area, so call today to see how much compensation you could be entitled to claim.
Getting an early diagnosis and the right diagnosis, can make a difference as to whether or not a patient survives the disease of cancer. Unfortunately cancer worsens over time, so getting an early diagnosis can be critical to whether or not the patient survives the disease. If you have experienced a negligent misdiagnosis of cancer by doctors in Clacton-on-Sea, or negligent treatment of your cancer, you could be entitled to compensation if causation is proven. Similarly, in the very tragic case that your next of kin died because of a negligent misdiagnosis of cancer, or negligent treatment of cancer then you could claim compensation on their behalf if causation is proven.
Call Medical Negligence Assist today, to enquire about finding the right medical negligence solicitor covering the Clacton area, to handle your claim.
Have you been injured, or had your existing condition worsened because of an error made by a dentist in Clacton-on-Sea? Maybe you were caused psychological damage if you had a cosmetic dentistry procedure and the results were not as expected. You could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Examples of dental negligence can include; a dentist failing to spot the signs for oral cancer, a dentist extracting the wrong tooth, misdiagnosing periodontal disease and cosmetic dentistry errors.
If you have been injured, made ill, or had your existing dental problem made worse because of dental negligence in the Clacton-on-Sea area, you could be entitled to compensation.
The table below lists the NHS medical negligence statistics for the Clacton-on-Sea area. The table lists the number of incidents that happened, how many claims were received and the value of the claims processed. The table is relevant to the years 2017/8, which is the latest data available at the time of writing, for the NHS Trusts listed below.
|NHS Trust Or Relevant Healthcare Authority
|No. of claims recieved
|No. of reported incidents
|CNST Damages Paid
|Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
|Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Clacton-on-Sea area and will handle claims on behalf of individuals who were negligently injured in private or NHS hospitals or practices.
At Medical Negligence Assist, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors offers all of their clients the choice of making a no win no fee medical negligence claim. No win no fee, also known as a Conditional Fee Arrangement (CFA), means that the solicitor agrees to only charge the client a fee if the claim is successful. Of course, at Medical Negligence Assist our panel of medical negligence solicitors covering the Clacton area, only take on a claim that they know that they can win, but many of our clients find that no win no fee is the less stressful way to claim.
If you have experienced medical negligence in Clacton-on-Sea and believe that you are entitled to compensation call Medical Negligence Assist today, to enquire about making a no win no fee claim.
- Clacton Hospital CQC
- Clacton & District Hospital
- Ivy Benson House Clacton Hospital
- Colchester Hospital
- Oaks Hospital
- Fairview Hospital
Have you been injured, made ill, or had your medical condition made worse because of negligence on the part of a medical practitioner in Clacton-on-Sea. Whether you were injured because of negligence on the part of a nurse, doctor, dentist, an institutional failure, or for another reason, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Clacton-on-Sea area and have decades of experience working in the field.
To begin your medical negligence claim for medical negligence call Medical Negligence Assist for your free consultation. If you have the right to claim, one of our panel of medical negligence lawyers covering the area will start working on your claim right away. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.
Clacton & District Hospital