Medical negligence could happen in different ways if the services that are provided by healthcare professionals fall below the minimum level and injuries could range from being fairly trivial, to really serious, potentially leaving victims with permanent medical issues and problems. From doctors surgeries, to hospitals, to dental surgery’s, regardless of where it occurred, if someone is injured or made ill because of medical negligence, they may have the right to be compensated for the unnecessary pain and suffering they have endured. Making a claim however can be a long drawn out and complex process especially if liability is hard to prove and so having the right legal help can be really advantageous.
If you’re looking for Esher medical negligence solicitors, our panel of expert solicitors can cover the Esher area and have years of experience in the industry of medical negligence claims and will be able to give you the help you need to make a successful claim. Just call Medical Negligence Assist on 0800 652 3087 for more information.
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- What Steps Do You Need To Take To Find A Medical Claims Solicitor?
- You Do Not Have To Claim With A Solicitor In Your Area
- Medical Examinations And Assessments Could Be Handled By Our Panel Of Doctors
- Reviews Or Testimonials Are Not The Last Word
- Types Of Medical Claims Our Panel Of Solicitors Could Help You Make
- Cases Of Surgery Gone Wrong
- Nursing Home Negligence Claims
- Private Or NHS Cancer Care
- Antenatal And Neonatal Birth Injuries
- Hospital Negligence
- Dental Injury Claims
- Negligent GP Treatment
- Negligence Statistics For Hospitals In The Esher Area
- Funding Your Claim Through A No Win No Fee Agreement
- Hospitals In Esher And Surrey
- Start Your Claim
- Healthcare Services And References
There are many solicitors in the UK that specialise in personal injury claims and so choosing the right one for you can feel a little overwhelming. However, there are a number of things you can do that may help you decide on who you are going to choose.
Asking friends and family if they have any recommendations can be helpful as if they have used someone in the past that they were pleased with, you will know from their experience if they may be suitable for you, obviously if they had a bad experience with a certain solicitor, you would want to avoid that particular one. Also by reading medical negligence solicitor reviews you can get a good insight and an unbiased view as to how good the solicitors service is and if they work in a satisfactory and timely manner. It’s also of course a good idea to look at the solicitor’s success rate and length of time in the field, ideally you want to have a solicitor with lots of experience and a high success rate. Also it is important to consider the way in which the solicitor expects to be paid for their services.
We would advise using a medical negligence solicitor that offers a no win no fee service as our panel of experts do because financially, this is the one of easiest and safest options as it doesn’t require any financial commitment, we look at this in more detail further in the guide.
As we have so many ways of communication these days such as email, skype, mobile phones, traditional post, as well as others, there is no need to be restricted in choosing your medical negligence lawyer, they can be located anywhere within the UK. What’s more important than location is their ability to get the job done successfully alongside good customer service. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Esher area as well as the rest of the UK, just call Medical Negligence Assist for further advice.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors are able to cover the Esher area and also arrange for you to have your medical done within your area. Having injuries properly assessed helps to determine the level of compensation to be paid, generally, the more severe the injury is, the higher the medical negligence payouts.
A selection of medical experts that could assess your injuries include:
Walton Community Centre,
Walton On Thames,
By reading medical negligence solicitor’s reviews, it allows you to get a customer’s viewpoint of their service, what their strengths and weaknesses are, if they work efficiently and ethically, and how valued they make you feel as a customer. The reviews can give a generalised, overview picture of how they will work your case as your personal injury solicitor.
Another way to be able to get an informed opinion of a medical lawyer, is to speak to a specialist firm such as Medical Negligence Assist, as they can find an expert solicitor for your case.
As mentioned earlier, there are different ways in which a medical negligence incident or accident could occur. Medical malpractice definition is when a medical professional delivers such a poor standard beaching their duty of care causing avoidable harm to their patient. Some examples of medical negligence claims may include claims for negligent surgery because of a negligent mistake, sepsis negligence claims because of misdiagnosis or delayed treatment, nursing home negligence claims, different types of dental claims for example. Regardless of whether it was private healthcare negligence, or NHS negligence, if a patient has been harmed due to an incident or accident caused by the negligence of a medical professional, a reason to claim for damages may exist.
Surgery can be for either medical or for cosmetic purposes, regardless of which it is, they come with possible risks and side effects even when performed properly and according to regulations. If the surgery is performed correctly and to the correct standards, and a patient suffers from some side effects, as long as they were properly informed of the risks, the medical team would not be liable. However, if the patient on pre-elected surgery hadn’t been warned of the possible side effects and risks before the surgery took place, and suffered due to these unexplained risks then the medical team could be deemed as being negligent in their duty of care. Also, if the patient came to harm due to negligence during the surgery or during recovery of surgery, the patient may be able to claim for surgical negligence. Surgery gone wrong may include:
- Wrong Surgery site
- Wrong amputated body part
- Unnecessary and unsightly scarring
- Foreign objects such as surgical gauze being left inside the operation site
- Damage to internal organs
- Damage to nerves
- Incorrect type or dose of anaesthetic
Nursing home staff are expected to give the residents a minimum standard of care at all times and they have a duty of care to ensure that the resident’s needs and medical requirements are met. If they fail in their duty of care, and a resident sustains an injury or suffers an illness as a result that could have otherwise have been prevented, they can be found to be negligent and the company sued for compensation. Negligence in a nursing home may include failing to help them with personal care such as toileting, washing, bathing and dressing etc., failing to provide a clean and safe environment, not giving any or the correct medication at the correct time, failing to spot any signs and symptoms of illness, not using proper lifting and handling techniques or fully supporting the resident when manoeuvring or not using the correct lifting equipment safely such as hoists. If a resident is injured or becomes ill due to some form of negligence in a nursing home, they may have the right to make a compensation claim.
Cancer could be an aggressive disease, if left undiagnosed or untreated, it could have devastating consequences and even result in loss of life. A cancer misdiagnosis settlement may be reached if it is proved that the medical team responsible for the patient’s diagnosis, treatment and well-being are found to have caused further illness and suffering due to negligence.
There are different things that could go wrong during pregnancy and birth and so regular medical checks and tests are carried out routinely during pregnancy, and medical supervision and help during the birth is preferred so that if any issues arise they can be dealt with quickly and safely. If those in charge of the medical care make a mistake or fail to act when needed resulting in harm coming to the mother or baby, then the service provided may be deemed as negligent. Injuries during pregnancy and childbirth could be serious in some cases and thankfully in rare cases, even result in life long injuries. Injuries to the baby could result in brain damage or cerebral palsy in severe cases, in the mother, injuries could include a broken pelvis, substantial tearing or haemorrhaging. Not all injuries will lead to eligibility and liability. It must be proven that another practitioner of the same caliber would have not made the same mistake and caused the injury. Compensation claims for pregnancy and birth injuries can be made for both psychological and physical injuries.
Due to the many departments in a hospital and the many reasons someone may visit a hospital, there are different ways in which a case of medical negligence may occur. Medical negligence could possible occur in a hospital environment if medical staff, along with other staff employed in the hospital breach their duty of care and due to negligence a patient suffers further harm that could have been avoided had the right procedures and policies been in place or health and safety protocols implemented correctly.
If you have been injured because of your dentist’s mistake, you may be looking to hire a dental malpractice lawyer. Dental negligence may include misdiagnosis of dental problem, pulling out a tooth unnecessarily, causing damage to otherwise healthy teeth and gums, causing nerve damage, using the incorrect anaesthetic and so on. If you have been injured due to the negligence of your dentist, you could possibly make a claim.
Your GP is usually the first person you would see if you felt unwell or had a health complaint. You trust your doctor to be able to correctly diagnose the problem, or know when to refer to a specialist if further tests are needed. You also trust your GP to correctly prescribe the right medication or treatment to make you better. If a GP fails in their duty of care to their patient, resulting in unnecessary illness or an injury caused due to medical negligence the possibility to claim may exist.
In the table below you will find the figures for the number of medical negligence incidents and claims in the Esher and Surrey area. This gives an idea of the sort of payout amounts they have made over a yearly period.
|Healthcare provider||Number of claims received 17/18||Number of accidents/incidents||CNST damages paid|
|Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust||*||*||£37,719|
|Kingston Hospital NHS Trust Foundation||29||6||5,925,965
The stats used in the table above can be found here.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors all offer a no win no fee service. No win no fee means that if the solicitor pursuing your claim for you doesn’t win your case, you do not need to pay them anything. If they win, their fees are simply paid out of the awarded amount as a small percentage, with a maximum of 25%. With no win no fee, there are no hidden costs or payments needing to be made upfront or during the claim process.
Some of the hospitals that serve this area include:
- Cobham Day Surgery Hospital, 168 Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1HS.
- Molesey Community Hospital, High Street, West Molesey, Surrey, KT8 2LU.
- Ashtead Hospital, The Warren, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 2SB.
- Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Galsworthy Road, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey, KT2 7QB.
If you’d like more information regarding making a compensation claim for medical negligence, or would like our help in connecting you with a suitable and highly experienced personal injury lawyer, just call us at Medical Negligence Assist on 0800 652 3087.
This site gives lots of helpful and useful information regarding NHS negligence and what to do if you have been the victim of medical negligence under the NHS.
This is the UK government run site that gives advice on what to do if making an NHS complaint.
Edited by LisM.