When we go to a hospital, doctor’s clinic, or a dental practice, we may expect to receive the care we need so that we could get back to our normal selves. We may not expect our illness or injury to become worse. However, this could happen if you have been the victim of medical negligence. In this guide, we will provide information for those who have experienced medical negligence in Eastleigh specifically. This includes information on how to find a medical negligence solicitor covering Eastleigh. You will also be pleased to know our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Eastleigh area. We will explain more about the service our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors offer, as well as talking you through some of the most common types of negligence claims that could occur, ranging from dental negligence to midwifery and obstetric negligence. Our panel has the experience to assist you with making a claim, no matter whether you’re looking to be making a claim to the NHS compensation scheme or against a private establishment.
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- Negligent Surgical Care
- Negligence Leading To Birth Injuries
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- Negligence By A GP
- Negligence By A Dentist
- Negligent Cancer Care Or Misdiagnosis
- Hampshire NHS Trusts Clinical Negligence Statistics
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- How To Start Your Medical Negligence Claim
If you are looking for the right medical negligence solicitors covering Eastleigh or those who are based outside of Eastleigh, like our panel but that could handle your claim from wherever they’re based in the UK, to handle your private or NHS negligence personal injury case, you may have already done a quick search online. You may have discovered that there is an abundance of options at your disposal. How do you narrow down your search effectively? Read on to discover some top advice on hiring a medical negligence lawyer for a helping hand.
One good way to decipher whether a personal injury solicitor is right for your case or not is to ask a few important questions, such as:
- What are your payment terms? You may obviously want to make sure you could afford the fees charged by the medical negligence solicitors covering Eastleigh in question. However, discovering their prices is one thing, but you may also need to find out about the payment structure they work to. It is often advisable to use the services of someone that works on a no win no fee agreement. This means that you will only need to pay legal fees if your case is a success, and thus this minimises risk significantly.
- Have you worked on cases similar to mine before? It may be vital to ensure the solicitor in question has a considerable degree of experience in the industry – you certainly may not want to go for someone that is effectively going to be learning on the job. Nevertheless, you might need to ensure that this experience is relevant. It may be advisable to ensure they have handled cases similar to yours, i.e. if you have been involved in a doctor’s negligence incident you may not want someone with plenty of experience in road traffic accident claims and none in medical.
- Could I take a look at your testimonials? A credible solicitor would be more than happy to show you the comments that have been left by previous clients. If the solicitor you are considering is unwilling to do so, you may need to ask yourself why. This could be a huge red flag.
A lot of people might believe that they are going to need to use medical negligence solicitors in Eastleigh if they are going to make a claim for something that happened here. Because of this, you may be wondering how our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Eastleigh area. Claims today – in the main – are handled via phone and email because technology has advanced so drastically. Therefore, you could choose a solicitor based anywhere in the UK, meaning you could choose based on expertise rather than purely location.
It is quite often a good idea to read medical negligence solicitor reviews that have been left by people who were once in your position. This could give you a great insight into the medical negligence solicitors covering Eastleigh you are considering. It is also recommendable to leave your own comments once you make a claim too so you could assist others that have been in your spot.
In order to make your claim for medical negligence, you will be required to undergo an independent medical assessment with an impartial doctor. We work with a panel of doctors local to Eastleigh. One of whom we have listed below;
Unit 3c Mount Industries
Chickenhall Lane, Barton Park
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors have many years of experience dealing with medical negligence cases throughout the United Kingdom and they could help with your claim in Eastleigh. Below, we take a look at some of the most common reasons people could find themselves trying to secure medical negligence payouts. If your case type doesn’t appear here, then it doesn’t mean you wouldn’t be able to claim necessarily. If you give us a call, we will go through your circumstances in more detail.
There is no denying that there are risks associated with all types of surgeries. However, this does not mean that negligence should happen. If you have experienced general surgical negligence, you may be able to make a claim with the assistance of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors. This is because a duty of care to you should exist, from everyone who looks after you and if this care has not been taken, or correct procedures haven’t been followed, you could be the victim of an avoidable injury. There are so many different ways that these incidents could happen. Examples could include performing the wrong type of operation, surgeries that have not been carried out properly, retained surgical instruments, and instruments that have not been sterilised properly leading to in an infection.
You may also be able to make a claim with our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors if you experienced birth injury negligence. Of course, this is the sort of negligence that could impact both the mother and the baby. It could be very traumatic, especially if there are lifelong consequences. Some examples of birth injury negligence could well be as follows: failing to observe and monitor fetal or maternal distress properly, not using the correct tools when applying different birth-assisting tools, failing to schedule and carry out an emergency C-section, as well as failing to take measures to help prevent preterm labour.
Aside from the examples that have already been mentioned, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors may also be able to assist you if you have experienced negligence at a hospital. This could be the case irrespective of whether it was a private or NHS hospital you experienced negligence at. Again, there are so many ways these sorts of incidents could happen, from cases of infection due to poor sanitation to incidents whereby surgeries have been carried out negligently, or you were misdiagnosed as either an in-patient or an outpatient.
You may be eligible to make medical negligence claim using our panel of medical negligence solicitors who are not based in Eastleigh but can cover your claim from where they are based if you or someone you love has experienced negligence at a nursing home. Sadly, there have been a number of cases in recent years about abuse at nursing homes throughout the country. While these cases are rare in general, they clearly could still happen, and in such an incident you would be able to make a claim. The standard three-year medical negligence claims time limit does not always apply, as historical cases could be made. Of course, there are other forms of negligence too, from poor sanitation as a consequence of negligence to cases involving medication not being distributed properly.
When we are not feeling very well, in most cases we book an appointment with our GP. If the GP does not carry out their duty properly, and listen to your symptoms, thoroughly check you over or follow the correct care path, it could result in an injury or illness. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Eastleigh area and so we could help you to make a claim if this has happened to you. After all, if your doctor does not diagnose your condition properly and/or overlooks your symptoms, the impact could be very damaging, leading to worsening of an illness or injury or more suffering for a longer period of time.
You could also make a claim with a negligence dental solicitor if you have been the victim of dentist medical negligence. There are many different ways that dental negligence could occur. There could be cases whereby people could have suffered the loss of a healthy tooth because their dentist has extracted the wrong tooth or because they have caused damage while carrying out a treatment on another tooth. Other incidents could include negligent medical advice or failing to pick up on oral diseases or illnesses.
Aside from all of the examples that have already been discussed, you may also be able to make a claim with our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors’ assistance if you have experienced negligent cancer care or treatment. Cancer is a disease that could grow at a rapid pace. Therefore, quick and effective treatment is often a necessity. If your doctor does not pick up on your symptoms as quickly as they should or they give you the wrong treatment, this could cause the cancer to spread to another part of the body, which could lead to worsening of the disease.
To get a better understanding of the number of medical negligence incidents in Hampshire, please refer to the table below. Please note this is only for NHS Trusts. Private hospital data is not available.
|Healthcare provider||Claims received 17/18||Number of incidents 17/18||Damage payments|
|Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||42||5||£4,339,392.42|
We feel that one of the standout features of our service is the fact that all of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors work on a no win no fee basis. You may have heard of this term before but you may not know what it really means in terms of seeking a medical negligence solicitor. It is actually very straightforward. It simply means that you are only going to need to pay legal fees if your case is a success. If your case is not successful, you are not going to need to pay any legal fees to your personal injury lawyer.
There are many different hospitals and clinics in the Eastleigh area, including…
- Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital
- Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital
- Old Anchor Surgery
- Winchester & Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust
- Archers Practice
- Chandler’s Ford Dialysis Unit
No matter what has happened when you experienced negligence during medical care, you could speak to our experts today about how to make a personal injury claim. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Eastleigh area. You could reach us between 24 hours a day, any day of the week, on 0800 652 3087. You can also fill in our line contact form.
Mistakes From Negligence In Surgery – We briefly went through the aspects of surgical negligence above, but this is more in-depth information.
Death (Wrongful) – Information regarding claiming for someone who has passed away due to negligence can be seen here.
Was Your Diagnosis Incorrect?– If it was, and you’ve suffered harm, then you might want to look at this informative guide.
University Hospital Southhampton– You can find the nearest hospital’s site here. The address can be found below:
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Written by Jo.
Edited by Charlotte.