Have you experienced NHS negligence or private healthcare negligence in the county of Devon? If the medical negligence resulted in you becoming ill, injured, or made your pre-existing medical condition worse, you could be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering, and loss of amenity. You may also be entitled to and awarded special damages. Here at Medical Negligence Assist, we work with a panel of medical negligence solicitors who are not based in Devon, but can cover the Devon area and will offer you the option to make a claim and utilise a No Win No Fee agreement.
Whatever type of Devon medical negligence you have experienced, our panel of solicitors can help. Whether you experienced GP clinical negligence, negligence in birth, hospital negligence, dental hygienist negligence or cancer negligence we can connect you with an excellent medical negligence solicitor from our panel to handle your claim. In the very tragic circumstances that your close next of kin relative died because of medical negligence, nursing home negligence death, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors will be able to help you claim compensation.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Devon area, so call 0800 652 3087 today to begin your claim. Call today for your free personal injury claims consultation. One of our advisors will speak to you in great detail about your circumstances.
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- How Do I Choose A Medical Negligence Solicitor For My Claim In Devon?
- Do I Have To Use A Solicitor Based In Devon?
- We Work With A Panel Of Doctors Across Devon And The UK
- Should You Check Reviews Of A Solicitor?
- Different Examples Of Clinical Negligence Cases We Could Handle
- Negligence In Surgery
- Negligence In Births
- Hospital Negligence
- Nursing Home Negligence And Deaths
- Negligence For Cancer
- Dentist And Dental Hygienist Negligence
- GP Clinical Negligence
- Statistics For Rates Of NHS Clinical Negligence Claims In Devon
- No Win No Fee Clinical Malpractice Or Negligence Claims
- Devon Hospitals And Clinics
- How To Start Your Claim
- Helpful Resources
If you live in Devon and you are looking to make a claim for personal injury, you may be at a loss as to what type of solicitor you need to use. You could ask any family member, friends, or co-workers if they have ever been the victim of medical negligence and if they could recommend a personal injury solicitor. However, as you will see below, we will explain how you are not limited to making a claim through local solicitors.
If you live in Devon and have experienced medical negligence by the NHS, or private healthcare medical negligence, you may think you need to use a medical negligence solicitor in Devon to handle your claim. In fact, you can use a solicitor based anywhere in the country. This is because most solicitors use the phone and email to keep in contact with their clients as the case proceeds, so location really doesn’t matter. Instead of prioritising where a firm has its offices, we recommend that you prioritise factors such as whether or not they offer a no win no fee agreement, or have experience handling claims that are like yours. Remember, if you call Medical Negligence Assist one of our advisors can find a medical negligence solicitor that is suitable to handle your claim, based on your own circumstances.
The first step in making a no win no fee claim is to have your injuries assessed by an independent doctor. The doctor will provide you with a medical report that will diagnose your injuries, determine the treatment you will need and what effect your injuries will have on your ongoing quality of life. Your solicitor will use the report to value your claim. Medical Negligence Assist works with a panel of doctors in Devon who can conduct medical assessments.
We work with the following physicians in Devon:
30 Litchdon Street,
Allerdale Farm House,
Chillington Nr Kingsbridge,
Many people read online independent medical negligence solicitor reviews before they choose which medical negligence solicitor they want to handle their claim. Reading online medical negligence solicitor reviews could help you see if a firm’s previous clients were happy with their choice. This can help you see if a firm is right to represent your claim, and help instill confidence in your choice.
Alternatively, call Medical Negligence Assist for your free personal injury claims consultation. We will be able to match you with an excellent medical negligence lawyer from our panel of medical negligence solicitors, who has experience in handling claims similar to yours.
Many people ask our panel of solicitors if there are any types of medical negligence claims that they will not handle. They cover any type of medical negligence by the NHS or by a private healthcare provider, if it meets the following criteria. Firstly, you were injured to some degree as a result of the negligent actions of a healthcare professional. Your claim must also fall within the UK medical negligence claims time limit. This starts from the day your incident of medical negligence happened, or you realised that you had been harmed. The UK medical negligence claims time limit is three years. There are some exceptions to this rule, so please contact us to discuss this further.
Let’s look at some examples of Torquay medical negligence, or medical negligence that can happen in Totnes, Dartmouth or Exmouth. Remember, this guide does not give an exhaustive list of examples, so even if you do not see the type of medical negligence that you experienced below, you still might be able to claim.
Surgery is a critical time, when patients need the highest standards of care. Unfortunately, incidents of negligence in surgery do happen. Often this might be as much due to poor planning or miscommunication than it could be due to a lack of skill on the part of the surgeons. For example, a common form of surgical negligence is wrong-site surgery where the surgeon operates on the wrong part of the body. This is usually due to the wrong notes being made for the patients beforehand. Other types of negligence in surgery can include cosmetic surgery gone wrong, which can cause the patient psychological damage or incidents where an implant is not inserted correctly. These are just a few examples.
Have you been injured or made ill because of surgical negligence in Devon? Call today to see if you are entitled to compensation.
Negligence in births, on the part of a doctor, midwife or another medical practitioner who is present during childbirth, could lead to birth injuries that affect the mother or child. Examples of negligence at birth can include doctors failing to monitor the baby’s heart rate properly, or the baby being deprived of oxygen at birth leading to brain damage, or the mother contracting a postpartum infection. Medical negligence can also happen during an epidural, leading to the mother or child being harmed.
If you or your child have been injured or made ill because of negligence during childbirth in Devon, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could handle your claim.
If you have experienced negligence at a hospital in Devon, such as the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Examples of ways that patients can become injured, ill or have an existing medical condition made worse because of hospital negligence, include accidents involving the misuse of anaesthetics, Accident and Emergency department negligence, needlestick injuries, the misdiagnosis of a serious illness, or a patient contracting MRSA. If you have experienced Devon medical negligence at a hospital, call Medical Negligence Assist to see if you could be entitled to compensation.
Deciding to put a beloved parent or relative in a nursing home is never easy. For many people, it is the hardest decision that they will ever have to make. If a nursing home doesn’t fulfill its duty of care and your relative is harmed because of nursing home negligence, we feel let down and like our trust has been betrayed. If you have a relative who is your next of kin and they were harmed because of medical negligence at a nursing home in Devon, you could be entitled to claim compensation for their injuries on their behalf. The money will go to your relative, and will make sure they have the best standard of care provided for them, going forward. Alternatively, if you can prove that your relative experienced nursing home negligence, resulting in their death you could make a claim for medical negligence on behalf of their estate.
Cancer is a disease that worsens and spreads over time. If the cancer goes undetected and untreated for a long period of time, it becomes harder to treat. A late cancer diagnosis can mean that the patient needs a more aggressive form of treatment. You could be entitled to claim negligence for cancer compensation, if your GP failed to spot early signs of cancer, or an oncologist misdiagnosed your cancer. Alternatively, in the very tragic circumstances that your next of kin relative died a preventable death because their cancer was misdiagnosed, you may be able to claim compensation on behalf of their estate.
To see if you are entitled to claim compensation for negligence for cancer, call Medical Negligence Assist today. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Devon area and will be happy to assist you in your claim.
Have you experienced dental negligence or dental hygienist negligence in Devon? Then you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Dentists and dental nurses can be guilty of malpractice, whilst dental hygienist negligence is also a problem. Examples of dental negligence include the negligence in cosmetic dentistry which does not have the desired effect, or negligence in orthodontistry, pushing back the time that the patient can have their braces removed. The wrong tooth being removed, the misdiagnosis of periodontal disease and nerve damage are all other examples of negligence in dentistry.
If you have experienced dental hygienist negligence, or dental negligence, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
It is the role of a local GP to provide patients with treatment for minor injuries or illnesses. They are also responsible for referring patients to a specialist department at a hospital for a diagnosis and possible further treatment if they are showing signs of a serious medical condition. Whilst most GPs provide a great service, incidents of GP clinical negligence does happen. This can include a GP prescribing the wrong type of medication, the wrong dosage of medication, injuring a patient during a minor procedure such as stitches or an injection or misdiagnosing a patient’s illness.
If GP clinical negligence has made you ill, injured, or made your existing medical negligence claim worse, we could be able to connect you with a no win no fee medical negligence lawyer to handle your claim. Call us today to see if you are owed compensation
Next, we look at how prevalent or common claims for medical negligence against NHS Trusts in the county of Devon are. There are several health authorities in the county and for each, we have included information on how many incidents there were, how many claims were made and how much compensation was paid out in the financial period 2017-2018.
|NHS Trust Or Relevant Healthcare Authority
|No. of claims recieved
|No. of reported incidents
|Damages Paid (£)
|Devon Partnership NHS Trust
|Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust
|Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
|Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
|* = fewer than five people/ less than £5,000 paid out.
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If you have experienced medical negligence in Devon and wish to claim compensation for any injuries or illnesses that you were caused as a result, you may want to consider making a no win no fee claim for compensation. No win no fee means that you will have to pay your solicitors fee, if and when you win your compensation claim. If the outcome of your claim is unsuccessful you will not have to pay your solicitors fee. To learn more about making a no win no fee claim, call Medical Negligence Assist today for your free personal injury claims consultation. One of our friendly advisors will be happy to tell you more about making a no win no fee medical negligence claim and can find the right solicitor to handle your case today.
- Royal Devon And Exeter Hospital, Wondford.
- North Devon District Hospital.
- Newton Abbot Community Hospital.
- Torbay Hospital.
Remember, if you have been injured, become ill or had your pre-existing condition worsened because of medical negligence, you could be entitled to claim compensation. If you have any further questions about how medical malpractice claims work, or you are ready to start your claim, call us today to enquire.
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford)
Written by Hana.
Edited by Charlotte.