If you have been affected by medical negligence in Cheshire and are looking for medical negligence solicitors in Ellesmere Port who could conduct your claim, please read our guide below. You will find information on why you do not need to make your claim through medical negligence solicitors in your area and how our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could help you.
In this article we will discuss examples of clinical negligence or clinical malpractice claims. As such, it may be helpful to set out what we mean by these terms. We may use several different phrases such as clinical or medical negligence in this article, but we are referring to the same circumstances. When under the care of any medical professional (such as a doctor) in the UK you have the right to expect certain levels of care. If the practitioner acts in a negligent way and thus fails to meet such standards of care and you are harmed because of this, you could possibly make a personal injury claim and seek compensation.
If you have been harmed by clinical negligence in Cheshire, please read the rest of our guide to find out how you could claim compensation.
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- How To Choose A Medical Negligence Claims Team
- Does The Location Of My Solicitor Matter To My Claim?
- Could My Injuries Be Assessed Close To My Area?
- Should I Compare Solicitors Through Reviews?
- Medical Claims Types You Could Make
- Surgical Claims
- Dental Negligence Clams
- Birth Injuries And Gynaecological Negligence
- Hospital Malpractice Claims
- Nursing Home Malpractice
- Misdiagnosed Or Mistreated Cancer
- GP Negligence Claims
- Instances Of Medical Claims Made Against NHS Trusts In Cheshire
- No Win No Fee Claims For Clinical Malpractice In Ellesmere Port
- Cheshire Hospitals
- Start Your Claim
- References And Resources
If you have been harmed because of private or NHS negligence the last thing you may be thinking about is putting yourself through further upheaval. For some, the idea of seeking compensation could seem like a daunting prospect.
We understand that legal jargon and medical terms can seem complicated and that at times legal processes may seem opaque. But that is why we and our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors are here to help.
Having the right legal team of solicitors and possibly medical negligence lawyers behind you could be important to your claim. When looking at who to conduct your case we recommend you think about,
- How experienced the solicitor or lawyer is at medical claims in general and your type of claim specifically.
- Don’t limit your search area. Look at solicitors across the country, in most cases, you won’t need to meet them face-to-face.
- Do they offer different ways to fund your claim?
- Could you make a no win no fee claim?
Next, we shall look at two of these points in further detail.
Whilst you may have been the victim of medical negligence in Cheshire this does not mean that you need to limit your search for a medical negligence solicitor to this area. Claims could be and are often conducted over long distances and across the country. You will be updated using means such as phone calls, emails, and other technology means. The most important thing when seeking a solicitor is to find someone who is a medical negligence expert. Having specialist knowledge means that they may be better able to understand your claim and be more experienced at conducting such cases.
Whilst there may not be any specific benefits to your medical negligence claim being handled by medical negligence solicitors in your area, there could be an obvious benefit to having your medical assessment as close to you as possible. The main benefit being that you would not then need to travel far.
The personal injury solicitor who handles your claim will inform you of whether or not you will need to have an assessment of your injuries. If you do need one, they will let you know in good time. Having this assessment of your injuries allows the solicitor handling your claim to have a more in-depth understanding of how you were harmed.
We work with a panel of doctors who are experienced in providing this type of assessment. In the Ellesmere Port area, the doctors could include;
Laura Sanchez Pallares
Chester Quaker Meeting House
Please be aware that your examination may be conducted by a different doctor or at a different location.
No matter whether you are making a claim for negligent medical care or making another form of personal injury claim, it could be a good idea to make a short list of a few solicitors who’s services you may wish to use. You could compare and contrast the services which they offer by looking at reviews and recommendations which have been written by the previous claimants. Reading different recommendations and getting reviews from people who have used a solicitor in the past, such as from someone you know, could help you to make your final decision.
There are different ways in which medical negligence in Cheshire could occur if health care practitioners and medical staff allow their standard of service to fall, it is vital that those working within the health and medicine industry maintain a required level of care and do all they can not to cause unnecessary harm to those who they treat. In addition to those which we look at in more detail, other forms of clinical malpractice may include;
- Misdiagnosis of a condition, such as failing to provide the correct diagnosis of cancer and the patient suffers more than they need to.
- Not providing the right prescription for a patient or dispensing the wrong medication which causes the patient to suffer ill health.
- Cosmetic procedure negligence, causing excessive disfigurement.
- Fatal negligence, when medicine and medical staff fail a patient which results in a fatality.
To make a personal injury claim under these or other circumstances, talk to our team today. You can also learn more about patients rights here.
Making the choice to have an operation may well mean putting your health and even life in someone else’s hands. Any operation will involve some degree of risk to the patient. However, whether being treated in the NHS or private sector, all patients have the right to expect minimum standards of operative and post-operative care. You should be able to expect that your surgical team are skilled, trained and competent to carry out the procedure you are undergoing. What you should not expect is for a member of this team to make an error and cause you harm.
Negligence during surgery could be caused by different factors. It could also happen in different ways such as, a completely wrong limb being amputated, surgery being performed on the wrong part of the body, healthy organs being damaged during the process. If you have any questions at all regarding surgical errors or mistakes do not hesitate to give our team a call.
Dental care may be provided through the NHS or on a private basis. In many cases, the same dentist could provide both NHS and private medical care. If a member of staff at your dental surgery acts in a negligent way or in which they have breached the duty of care that they have to a patient and caused harm, you maybe able to seek compensation.
Below we have included examples of negligence by a dentist, a specialist dental negligence solicitor maybe able to help victims of dental negligence claim compensation.
- Removal of the incorrect tooth.
- Damage to healthy teeth during a dental procedure.
- Harm caused during cosmetic dentistry which could have been avoided.
If you have been harmed by dental negligence, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover dental claims in the Ellesmere Port area.
The birth of a new child should be a happy time, however, if mother or baby are harmed during pregnancy care, during the birth itself, or in the immediate aftercare, due to negligent treatment or care that was very poor and below what is expected it is natural to be very concerned. Whilst a medical negligence solicitor may be able to help you seek financial compensation we also understand that this may not make up for the harmed caused.
Financial compensation could help build a better quality of life, help if parents are unable to work, help with therapy if needed in the future.
Instances of hospital negligence could be devastating to those affected by them. A hospital should be a safe place for you to go when you have been injured or when you are sick. However, if the treatment that you received was negligent and if you were harmed by this negligent treatment, you could seek compensation. Types of hospital negligence may include;
- Birth injuries.
- Surgical errors.
- Negligence in A&E treatment.
- Hospital-acquired infections.
If you have been harmed by hospital negligence, maybe you have been caused a new injury, or you have contracted a new illness or even had your current condition made worse, if avoidable harm has been caused call our team to see if you have a valid case.
Negligence in a care home could happen in different ways. Such negligence may also affect patients in different ways from physical injuries to the development or worsening of medical conditions through to psychological injuries. Such harm could be suffered if staff at a nursing home fail to meet basic standards or patient requirements. Standards should be maintained to help prevent some of the most vulnerable people in society becoming more ill than they may already be. Loved ones are often put in nursing or care homes because they need around the clock care that could not be provided at home and it is important that care home staff attend to these requirements as it could lead to a patient suffering unnecessarily.
Cancer patients who have been harmed due to the negligent way in which their care has been dispensed to them could be eligible to seek compensation with a clinical negligence lawyer. Your claim could be made against the health care provider (such as an NHS trust) depending on certain individual circumstances. If cancer is not diagnosed and treated at the earliest possible when it is presented to a doctor opportunity avenues of treatment could be closed off and in the most serious cases, it could be fatal.
If you have been harmed due to neglectful medical care, please contact us to see if a clinical negligence lawyer could assist you.
The medical staff at your GP surgery should be adept and experienced in dealing with a wide range of different medical and health-related concerns. They should be able to spot the early signs of future medical problems, such as the early symptoms of a disease and know when to refer you to a hospital or other specialist for appropriate testing or treatments. However, if mistakes are made at such an early stage it could have a huge knock on effect. Examples of GP error may included;
- Delays to being diagnosed correctly which means the current condition worsens.
- Not spotting the symptoms of a disease and it is allowed to progress.
- Not prescribing the right medication or treatment, or other forms of prescription error which either cause ill health or the current condition worsens due to no treatment.
In this table we look at information which is made publicly available by the arms-length public body, NHS Resolution which deals with instances of medical negligence. The information is updated and published by the NHS on a yearly basis and is also broken down by each NHS trust. The statistics and data related to this table are here.
|NHS Trust Or Relevant Healthcare Authority||No. of claims recieved||No. of reported incidents||CNST Damages Paid|
|Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust||50||*||11,535,928|
We have only included data for the NHS trusts local to the Ellesmere Port and Cheshire area. Further information on rates of negligence at other NHS Trusts or CCG’s can be found in the document.
If you have been harmed by medical negligence in this are and wish to seek damages you may be concerned with how you will fund your claim. The easiest way to do so is through a no win no fee agreement. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors who can cover the Ellesmere Port area could offer to handle your claim through a no win no fee agreement.
This is a type of agreement which is made between solicitors and their clients. It sets out the work the solicitor will do and the conditions under which they can expect to be paid. It will also set out the terms and conditions of such payments.
Ellesmere Port is a port town and entrance to the Ellesmere Canal. Sitting on the River Mersey, the town had a population of 55,715 according to the census in 2011 (the latest census data). As part of a wider local authority area (Cheshire West and Chester), Ellesmere Port shares medical facilities with other parts of the area. NHS and private medical services include.
NHS medical services
- Countess Of Chester Hospital.
- Ellesmere Port Hospital.
Private medical services
- Nuffield Health Chester, The Grosvenor Hospital.
- BMI The South Chester Private Hospital.
In order to pursue a claim for medical negligence regardless of which area you live or where it may have happened, if a medical negligence solicitor can prove that you were owed a duty of care by a medical practitioner and this duty was breached which resulted in you being harmed necessarily you may have the grounds for damages.
Start your medical negligence claim today by contacting us. If you have a valid claim, our panel of medical negligence solicitors could help you.
You could call us on 0800 652 3087, or fill in the contact form on this page. Alternatively, click ‘claim online’ at the top of this page to get started.
This article will have shown that the location of your solicitor is not important to the claims process as well as looking in some detail at different scenarios of medical and clinical negligence. In the following resources, you could learn about other reasons for making a claim and also different medical services in this area.
Ellesmere Port Hospital
114 Chester Road,
Chester Social Care for Adults.
At this page, you could learn more about the provision of social care for adults in the Chester and Ellesmere Port area.
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Edited by LisM.