Have you been injured, made ill or have you had your pre-existing medical condition made worse because of NHS, or private healthcare negligence in East Sussex? Then you could be entitled to claim compensation. Trust Medical Negligence Assist to find you an excellent medical negligence solicitor. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the East Sussex area and could help you make a claim today.
Whether you have experienced birth negligence causing harm to a baby, NHS GP negligence, hospital gross negligence, a type of dental negligence, nursing home negligence or are seeking cancer medical negligence compensation, we can help you. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors covering the East Sussex area have a combined total of up to three decades of experience working in the field of personal injury, so your claim is bound to be in a safe pair of hands. What’s more, these solicitors operate on a no win no fee basis, meaning that there is a reduced risk of financial loss.
If you have been injured or made ill because of medical negligence in East Sussex or elsewhere, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Call Medical Negligence Assist today, to begin your claim for medical negligence in East Sussex, contact Medical Negligence Assist today for your free personal injury claims consultation. Call 0800 652 3087 to discuss your claim. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.
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Before we begin, let’s look at a medical negligence definition so we are certain of what it is. Medical negligence is also known as clinical negligence or medical malpractice. All medical practitioners such as doctors, nurses, dentists or physiotherapists have a duty of care towards those they treat. This means that the practitioners and the medical institutions that they work for, are legally obliged to provide their patients with the highest possible standard of care to uphold their health, safety, and well-being. Clinical negligence is a breach of duty of care, because the medical practitioner provided substandard care to a patient, resulting in them becoming ill, injured or their pre-existing condition getting worse. If this occurs, the patient is entitled to claim compensation from the medical institution where the negligence occurred.
To claim medical negligence compensation, you will need an excellent medical negligence solicitor to handle your claim and represent you during your clinical negligence hearing. Before you decide which solicitors firm to use, you may wish to consider “Should I use medical negligence solicitors in my area?” or “Should I read online reviews?” We will now look at these questions in more detail.
It’s a common misconception that if you live in Rye, Eastbourne, Lewes, Hastings or Bexhill, you have to hire a medical negligence lawyer based in East Sussex to represent your claim. This may have been the case in the past but is not so now. In this day and age, it is common for a solicitor to initially consult their clients using the phone and keep in contact with their clients as the case proceeds using the phone or email. Therefore, location does not matter as much as it once did. Instead of focusing on whether or not you are using a local solicitor to handle your claim, we recommend that you prioritise things such as the success rate and experience of a solitior in winning claims that are similar to yours.
If you have been involved in a case of clinical negligence in East Sussex, contact Medical negligence Assist today for your free consultation. We could help connect you to our panel of medical negligence solicitors and match you with one that has the experience and expertise with claims that are similar to yours. What’s more, all of the solicitors on our panel could offer a no win no fee agreement.
If you decide to go ahead and make a medical negligence claim, the first step will be to have a medical assessment, which can be arranged for you with an impartial local physician. During the medical assessment the doctor will determine the following: diagnose your injuries, prescribe any treatment you may need going forward and will define what effect your injuries are likely to have on your quality of life. This will then be used as evidence for your claim.
Here at Medical Negligence assist, we work with a panel of local doctors, some of which can be seen below;
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Reading online medical negligence solicitor reviews is a good way to learn from the opinions of others who have been through the personal injury claims process. By reading medical negligence solicitor reviews online, you can see how a firm’s previous clients would rate the service they received. You may also be able to learn more about a firm you are considering using to represent your claim, such as whether or not they specialise in a particular type of medical negligence claims.
Alternatively, for advice about making a no win no fee claim for medical negligence in East Sussex call Medical Negligence Assist today. We offer all of our potential clients a free consultation and could even connect you to our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors who can handle the claim for compensation for you.
There are many different reasons why people claim compensation for medical negligence related injuries in East Sussex. They can include: types of dental negligence, hospital gross negligence, nursing home negligence, birth negligence causing harm to a baby, or claims for cancer medical negligence compensation as well as many more.
Remember, in the United Kingdom there is a medical negligence claims time limit of three years. The medical negligence claims time limit means that starting from the day your incident of medical negligence, or realised that you had been harmed you will have three years in which to begin your claim. There are, however, some further exceptions, please call us to discuss further.
We will now look at different types of medical negligence that people in East Sussex claim compensation for, in more detail below.
Have you experienced medical negligence at a hospital, including hospital gross negligence? If so, you could be entitled to claim compensation for the harm it caused. Hospital negligence can come in many forms, it could be caused by negligence on the part of a doctor, nurse, midwife or other medical professional such as an anaesthetist. Examples of negligence in hospitals can include Accident and Emergency department negligence, accidents involving the misuse of anaesthetics, needlestick injuries and misdiagnosis negligence.
If you have experienced hospital gross negligence at a hospital in East Sussex, which resulted in you becoming injured, ill, or if it worsened your pre-existing condition, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Call Medical Negligence Assist today discuss your options.
There are many types of dental negligence that patients claim for. This can include negligence in orthodontistry, negligence in cosmetic dentistry or negligence in medical dentistry. Examples of ways that patients can experience medical negligence in East Sussex include a dentist breaking a tooth when inserting a cavity, nerve damage or the extraction of the wrong tooth.
Has dental negligence in East Sussex caused you an injury, or your pre-existing condition to become worse? Then you could be entitled to claim compensation.
As we are sure you must already know, the earlier a cancer is caught the better. This is because the longer cancer goes undetected and untreated, the harder it can be to treat, and more likely it is that it would spread to other organs. In many cases, getting an early diagnosis could make the difference as to whether or not the patient survives the disease. Therefore if a GP failed to spot early signs of cancer, or an oncologist misdiagnosed your cancer, this is negligence. You could, therefore, be entitled to make a claim for cancer negligence compensation. If you have experienced a very tragic situation where your next of kin relative, such as a parent, sibling, child or spouse was taken too soon because doctors misdiagnosed their cancer, then you could make a cancer medical negligence compensation claim on behalf of their estate. Call Medical Negligence Assist today, to see if you are entitled to claim for cancer medical negligence in East Sussex.
Whether you go to a private or NHS GP in East Sussex, we often expect our GP to be the first point of contact when we are injured or ill. A GP is responsible for providing you with treatment for minor injuries or illnesses. If you are showing signs of a more serious medical condition, they are responsible for referring you to a specialist department at a hospital for a diagnosis and possible further treatment. If you have experienced clinical negligence because of an error made by an East Sussex GP you could be entitled to compensation. Clinical errors in by GPs include, misdiagnosing a patient, prescribing the wrong dosage of medication, or a GP injuring a patient when applying stitches, amongst other things.
Contact Medical Negligence Assist today, to see if you are owed private or NHS GP negligence compensation.
Were you the victim of a clinical negligence breach of duty case during surgery? If this surgical negligence resulted in you becoming injured, ill or worsened your pre-existing medical condition, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Examples of negligence in surgery include an amputation operation where the surgeon amputates the wrong limb, the wrong part of the body being operated on, excessive tissue damage from surgery or silicone breast implant leaking.
If you have been injured or made ill because of negligence in Surgery at a hospital in East Sussex, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.
Birth negligence could affect a patient in many different ways. As there are two parties being cared for, the mother and the child, negligent actions on the part of any of the medical team providing care could cause harm to either or indeed both mother and baby. Midwifes, doctors and those conducting scans need to make sure that they do adhere to the highest possible standards of care when dealing with a pregnant mother or a new-born child. For ore information regarding care home negligence, please read here.
Nursing homes and care homes play an important role in our society, helping vulnerable people who can’t care for themselves. Therefore it is important that they uphold their duty of care towards their residents. Unfortunately, there have been occasions when nursing home negligence occurs, resulting in the already vulnerable resident have their medical condition worsened, become psychologically disturbed, ill or injured physically. Examples of negligence in a nursing home that can occur in East Sussex include willful abuse or neglect, injuring a patient whilst moving them, or giving the residents the wrong medication. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors are not based in East Sussex but can cover the area and help you claim compensation for medical negligence at a nursing home.
In this section we have included a table where we display statistics for the rates of medical negligence which have been reported to have happened at NHS hospitals in the East Sussex region. We are specifically looking at how many incidents have happened, the number of claims which were made as well as the value of payments made to claimants. This table has data for 2017/ 2018. You can find more data here.
|NHS Trust Or Relevant Healthcare Authority
|No. of claims recieved
|No. of reported incidents
|CNST Damages Paid
|East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
At Medical Negligence Assist, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors offer you the option to make a no win no fee claim. This means that your solicitor will begin work on your claim for clinical negligence in East Sussex without charging you an upfront fee. Adding to this, in the unlikely event that your personal injury claim is unsuccessful, your no win no fee agreement protects you from having to pay your solicitors fees for their works carried out.
- Spire Sussex Hospital.
- Spire Sussex Hospital Laser Eye Surgery And Treatment Clinic.
- East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.
- Bexhill Hospital.
- Lewes Victoria Hospital.
If medical negligence in East Sussex has caused you to suffer an injury, illness or has made your existing medical condition worse, you could be owed compensation for your pain, suffering, and loss of amenity. Medical Negligence Assist can connect you to our panel of medical negligence solicitors who could cover the East Sussex area and handle your claim with ease, despite not being directly located in your area. Call us today to speak to one of our well-informed advisors about your ordeal and if you have the right to claim on
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Written by Hana.
Edited by Charlotte.