What is medical negligence? Have I been a victim of it? Do I need to make my claim with medical negligence solicitors in Ealing? You can find the answer to these and other questions in our guide to claiming compensation for medical negligence in Ealing.
First we will define what me will mean when we say medical negligence. The simplest way of looking at it is circumstances in which a doctor (or other type of healthcare professional) breaches their duty of care which they owe to you and where this breach has caused preventable harm to (you) the patient which otherwise could have been avoided. Such negligence could happen at any stage of a medical journey. Where negligence leads to you being avoidably harmed you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Ealing area and could help you. Talk to us today to see how we could assist you.
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- How To Choose A Solicitor To Help You Make A Medical Negligence Compensation Claim
- Is It Important To Choose A Solicitor Close To Me?
- Where Could I Have A Medical Examination?
- Should I Trust Online Reviews?
- Types Of Medical Negligence Claims Explained
- Ealing Hospital Negligence Claims
- Surgical Mistakes, Errors And Negligence
- Care Home Illness And Injury Claims
- Birth And Pregnancy Negligence
- Dental Treatment Negligence
- Cancer Diagnosis And Treatment Negligence
- General Practice Doctor Treatment Negligence
- Claims Registered Against Local Ealing NHS Trusts
- Ealing Hospitals
- What Is A No Win No Fee Claim And Could I Make One?
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Whatever form of harm that has happened to you due to medical negligence, in order to make a successful personal injury claim we advise you to take advice from a specialist medical negligence solicitor. Making this type of claim can often be quite complicated and could be difficult to make. It may require specialist knowledge and understanding of the law and of medical terminology. Due to this, medical claims may be harder or more complicated to make than other types of claims. They require a personal injury solicitor to have knowledge and experience of such cases.
As such, below we look closer at different things which you could or should take into account when choosing the person to handle your claim. First remember that you do not need to claim through medical negligence solicitors in Ealing, a solicitor from elsewhere may be the right person for you. And, always put ability and competence as priority over location.
You do not need to use ‘medical negligence solicitors in my area’. There is no obligation to choose a solicitor or lawyer from your local area. Previously there have been advantages to using a local solicitor, when claimants would often need to go into a solicitors office for meetings in person. Today this is not the case and for the most part all communication with a solicitor could be done through email or over the phone. Your priority should therefore be to choose a solicitor who is best suited to you and your case. Note, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Ealing area.
An important step in the process of making a personal injury claim is to have your injury or illness and overall health assessed by a doctor. They will examine how you have been harmed and note the impact that this has had on your wider health. Your personal injury solicitor may request that you have such an examination with a doctor but they will always strive to have that done in your area regardless of where they are based. Those serving the Ealing area are,
Consulting Room at Ealing Physiotherapy Centre,
228 South Ealing Road,
Your medical examination may be carried out either at a different location or by a different physician depending upon the availability of doctors at the time of your exam.
People generally put a good deal of trust in online reviews and often rate such reviews on the same level as recommendations from a friend. However the internet is also awash with fake online reviews which try to either paint an overly negative or positive views of a product or a service. Because of this whilst we do recommend that you look at reviews of medical negligence solicitors, you should also talk directly to our team. By calling us we can advise you on how a solicitor could help you and look at which solicitor from our panel may be best qualified for your case.
As we previously mentioned, clinical negligence could happen in any medical setting if standards fall below those that are set at a particular level to keep patients as safe as possible. Below we have included acts of negligence which could possibly lead to claiming damage, every case is entirely different but we have included these so that you may get a better understanding. We shall look at these more closely in the subsequent sections.
There are different ways that medical negligence could present itself, no one set of circumstances fits all. If you cannot see your circumstances below do not panic simply call our advisors for more information. There is no cost in doing so and there is no obligation to make your claim through our team.
Do you think that you have been a victim to Ealing hospital negligence? Although hospital staff work tirelessly each and everyday to provide a medical service to all that may require it if things do go wrong and negligence is present it could have severe consequences for those involved. If you have suffered medical negligence at Ealing hospital but are not sure what your next steps should be why not give our expert advisors a quick call and they can advise what you could do next.
Medical negligence could happen at both an NHS hospital and private healthcare facilities if there are not policies and procedures correctly implemented to ensure that staff do not breach their duty of care. If you have been a victim of medical negligence at a London hospital through a negligent mis-diagnosis, a delayed diagnosis or errors in treatment, that has caused you further preventable suffering you maybe eligible to make a claim.
Having to have some form of surgery is relatively common and most operations are carried out without incident. However, having surgery can come with both risks and stress. There may be always be some degree of risk that something may go wrong because a mistake or error is made. If complications or injuries occur because of negligent actions on the part of a surgeon that another surgeon of the same ability would not have caused given the same circumstances then there maybe grounds to claim for compensation. This counts both for negligent errors in general surgical care or for cosmetic treatment errors.
Care homes and nursing homes should be relied upon to provide you or a loved one with the best possible care. However, this may not always be the case and there have been many documented incidents of people being harmed due to negligence in care homes and nursing homes. Some examples of negligence in these facilities which you may be able to claim compensation for with a medical negligence lawyer are,
- Suffering physical injuries as staff are not trained how to move residents safely.
- Not being properly fed and cared for leading to malnutrition.
- Not caring for a patient’s hygiene leading to illness.
- Not providing appropriate healthcare or medication which leads to preventable illnesses.
Maternal, pregnancy or birth injuries could happen at different stages of treatment for example the pregnancy or delivery of a baby if medical professionals provide substandard care. They could also affect the mother, the baby or both. It is important to note that not all injuries that occur will be the responsibility of the medical staff as injuries especially during the delivery stage happen due to many other factors. In order to be able to make a claim for injuries suffered either through the pregnancy or during the birth it must be proven usually by a personal injury solicitor that the harm you have came to was the result of negligence by a medical professional which could have been preventable.
Remember, there is a medical negligence claims time limit within which you must make your claim, so speak to our team today.
Dentists have to perform a variety of different procedures from those which are medically necessary, to those which are more for cosmetic purposes. Common dental treatments available from the NHS and private medical companies include bridges, crowns, denture fittings and orthodontic procedures, such as fitting braces.
Examples of negligence in dental treatment may be, errors in treating gum disease, mistakes in root canal procedures, removing the wrong tooth, or mistakes and errors in cosmetic procedures which lead to harmful results. If you require dental surgery, you may even be harmed by anaesthetist negligence. If a dentist has caused you harm because of the way in which your surgery was performed, talk to our team.
Receiving a diagnosis of cancer can be devastating. You may be facing a lengthy treatment journey which may involve multiple rounds of treatment and potentially invasive procedures. What could make such a diagnosis harder to deal with could be your diagnosis having been delayed due to diagnostic errors, or negligent mistakes. Being diagnosed much later than you could have been may have caused serious harm to your health and necessitate you being treated in a much more aggressive way.
Whether cancer patients have been harmed because of NHS negligence or due to private healthcare negligence, our panel of medical negligence solicitors covering Ealing could help you.
General Practice doctors (or GP’s) help patients to manage a plethora of day-to-day healthcare concerns. Whilst they are not specific specialists in every area of medicine, they should know when they need to refer a patient to a specialist doctor, for testing or treatments. Whilst most people will have a good experience in using their GP and other medical practitioners at their GP surgery, if for some reason the care you received is not at the level you expected it to be at and you have been caused harm in away that should not have occurred speak to our team today.
To show the rates of medical negligence in the NHS in this area we have created the following table. This table uses data provided by NHS Resolution. You can find the latest data release here.
|NHS Trust Or Relevant Healthcare Authority||No. of claims recieved||No. of reported incidents||CNST Damages Paid|
|The London North West Health Care NHS Trusts||70||13||8,438,329
Ealing is a populous borough in West London consisting of the Town of Ealing itself, as well as other towns such as Acton, Hanwell, Greenford, Northolt, Southall and Preivale. The population is 113,777. The wider borough’s population is 342,736. With such a large population, there are several healthcare services in the town and borough. Some of these are,
NHS Medical Services
- Ealing Hospital
- Central Middlesex Hospital
- West Middlesex University Hospital
- Riverside Hospital
Private healthcare services
- Cygnet Hospital Ealing
- Chiswick Medical Centre
- BMI Syon Clinic
Do you need to make a claim against a healthcare provider or body in this area, such as for Ealing Primary Care Trust negligence? No win no fee agreements mean that the person working on your claim, a solicitor or lawyer, will do so without charging you any fees to start or process your claim. Any legal services will be provided on the basis that you will pay them only if your case is a success.
There are several ways in which you can start your claim. A good way to see how a solicitor could help you is to contact our expert team. You can contact us by phone (0800 652 3087)or using the contact form above. You can also get your claim started straight away by clicking ‘claim online’ above.
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This guide will have shown how our panel of excellent medical negligence solicitors could help you to make a compensation claim. We have also looked at some examples in which people are affected by medical negligence. You could find out more about ways our team could help you and local medical services at the resources below.
Personal Injury Claims Calculator
Whilst each and every claim and settlement is unique, you can see examples of how much you could claim in this handy guide.
Birth Injury Claims
Have you suffered a birth injury due to medical negligence? If so, find out if you could claim here.
Health And Adult Social Care
Health and adult social care services which are provided by Ealing council and available in this area.
London North West University Healthcare Trust
This is the local NHS trust providing hospital services and which is responsible for medical services at Ealing hospital.
Edited by LisM.