Choosing a medical negligence solicitor to help with a claim can be a tricky process. It’s important to get the right one though because it could have an impact on how much compensation you’ll receive or whether you win the case or not. If you’re looking for medical negligence solicitors In Ewell, then this guide will provide information that will help choosing one easier.
Here at Medical Negligence Assist we could provide you with an expert medical negligence solicitor as we can cover the Ewell area. If you would like to discuss how we could help you with your claim right away, call us on 0800 652 3087 to speak with an advisor. Otherwise, you can carry on reading this guide to find out more.
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- How To Choose The Right Medical Claims Solicitor?
- Should Your Medical Claims Solicitor Be Based In Your Local Area?
- Medical Examinations Could Be Carried Out With Our Panel Of Doctors
- Reviews Of Medical Claims Solicitors Could Help You Choose Who To Conduct Your Claim
- Cases Of Clinical Negligence In Surrey Our Panel Of Solicitors Could Conduct
- Pregnancy Or Birth Injuries
- Has An Operation Caused You An Injury Or Illness?
- Clinical Negligence By A Dentist
- Ewell Hospital Negligence Claims
- Nursing Home Neglect Or Mis-Treatment
- Cancer Medical Negligence Cases
- GP Errors Or Prescription Mistakes
- Statistics For Clinical Negligence At NHS Trusts In The Surrey Area
- Hospitals Treating Patients In Ewell, Surrey
- How No Win No Fee Medical Claims Work
- Contact Our Team Today
- Helpful Information
How To Choose The Right Medical Claims Solicitor?
Before choosing a medical negligence lawyer, we should look at what is classed as medical negligence first. To be able to make a claim, you should be able to answer yes to the following questions:
- Did you receive treatment from a medical professional which could be deemed negligent, inappropriate, dangerous or substandard?
- Did that treatment cause you an injury, make you ill or mean your existing condition was made worse?
- And did the treatment happen within the medical negligence time limit of 3 years? (This may vary).
Many people looking for a solicitor will seek advice from friends, read medical negligence solicitor reviews or ask family for a recommendation. These steps can work in some cases, but this guide will give you tips on what to ask if you speak with a solicitor to discuss your claim.
However, if you’ve answered yes to the questions above, you could remove the hassle of picking a solicitor by calling our team of experts. We could help you begin a claim using one of our panel of medical negligence solicitors who can cover the Ewell area and do so on a no win no fee basis.
Should Your Medical Claims Solicitor Be Based In Your Local Area?
We’ve often heard people say, “I should find medical negligence solicitors in my area”, when they begin their search but there’s really no reason to limit your options by doing so.
These days, because of modern communication methods, your solicitor can be based anywhere (you don’t need to meet face to face if you do not want to). Therefore, it’s much better to search for solicitor who specialise in medical negligence cases, have many years of experience doing so and is able to demonstrate cases they’ve handled that were similar to your own.
Medical Examinations Could Be Carried Out With Our Panel Of Doctors
To ensure you don’t have to travel too far as part of your claim, our panel of specialist solicitors will be able to call upon a panel of medical experts around the country who undertake any medical assessments that are required. Here are a sample of those in Ewell or surrounding area.
Leatherhead, KT22 7PL.
Reviews Of Medical Claims Solicitors Could Help You Choose Who To Conduct Your Claim
As with any product or service these days, you can find reviews for medical negligence solicitors which can provide you with a useful starting point. You’ll be able to find out how happy previous clients were with the number of updates they received, how professional the solicitor was and the amount of compensation they received.
However, you’ll receive more information by speaking directly with the solicitor. Many will offer free legal advice and could explain how they’ll handle your case and might be able to offer an estimated level of compensation.
We’d recommend you speak with a solicitor for information that you can’t gain from the reviews. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors are happy to discuss any claim and provide details of similar cases they’ve handled.
Cases Of Clinical Negligence In Surrey Our Panel Of Solicitors Could Conduct
Over the next few sections of this guide, we’re going to provide some medical negligence example cases which a personal injury lawyer might take on. This isn’t a definitive list but hopefully you’ll gauge the type of negligent acts which could lead to a successful claim.
Pregnancy Or Birth Injuries
Midwives are trained thoroughly to ensure they have the skills to deliver babies during normal or more complicated deliveries. They should also know, if something isn’t quite right, how to deal with complications and when to ask for additional support from doctors or paediatricians.
There are many injuries during childbirth, for mother or baby, which can occur without anybody being at fault but if either patient is injured because the medical professionals failed to follow procedures, didn’t spot a problem which they would have been reasonably expected to notice or dealt with the problem negligently and it leads to unnecessary harm this may be classed as pregnancy or birth injury negligence.
Going ‘under the knife’ for cosmetic or medical reasons can be scary for many. You might be told by the surgeon that there are risks involved and asked to sign a waiver. Even if you have signed one, and you suffer a preventable injury, you may be able to claim compensation if the injury was caused by a negligent act. These don’t have to be deliberate. Examples include:
- If a piece of surgical equipment is left inside you, causing pain and requiring treatment to remove it.
- Pain in surgery because the anaesthetic wasn’t correct.
- Bruising or damage to any unrelated internal organs during surgery.
- Wrong site surgery.
Clinical Negligence By A Dentist
All dental staff, whether performing a surgical procedure or a check-up, are bound by a duty of care towards their patients. This means they should try to ensure their patient is safe wherever possible.
If they fail in their duty and this breach causes negligence which leads to the patient to suffer unnecessarily then the patient maybe eligible to pursue for damages. Scenarios of dental negligence could include:
- If the patient has healthy teeth, nerves or gums damaged during a procedure.
- If a dentist misdiagnoses a condition, which leads to unnecessary work being carried out.
- Extraction of the incorrect tooth.
Ewell Hospital Negligence Claims
When you have to attend a hospital, whether you’re taken in for emergency treatment or as an outpatient, you expect a certain level of standard. If for any reason this standard falls below that expected level to a substandard level and you are caused harm due to negligence being present this maybe considered as hospital negligence.
Hospital negligence could take the form of a new avoidable injury, causing a further unnecessary illness or your condition being made worse.
If you are unsure if you are eligible for hospital negligence please call our advisors the number can be found near the end of the guide. Our expert advisors will be able to provide impartial confidential advice with no obligation.
Nursing Home Neglect Or Mis-Treatment
All patients in a nursing home are owed a duty of care by all staff in the home. This means they should try to ensure that, within reason, the patient is safe and as comfortable at all times.
If a member of staff fails to follow the correct procedures while caring for a patient and this leads to an injury or illness that could have otherwise been avoided had the right procedure been in place, then compensation could be sought, possibly by a loved one if the patient is unable to claim themselves.
Some examples of neglect in a care home which could lead to a personal injury claim may include:
- Pain caused by bed sores because the patient wasn’t moved regularly.
- Illness and health deterioration caused by prescription medicine not being administered.
- Fractures or bruising caused when a patient is moved by untrained staff.
- Any suffering which was caused by nursing home abuse.
Cancer Medical Negligence Cases
A cancer diagnosis can be frightening for anyone receiving it but, if the cancer has been spotted early enough, then the specialist could advise that the chances of curing the cancer is increased greatly due to the early diagnosis.
In cases where the cancer is misdiagnosed or diagnosed late meaning the treatment is delayed, the chances of treatment working can reduce, or the treatment required could be more aggressive and invasive.
This is why it’s essential to visit a doctor with any health worries as early as possible. If a doctor or cancer specialist fails to spot a cancer when they had the opportunity to do so which causes the patient to suffer more than they would have because of a delay in starting treatment, then they could seek compensation for their additional suffering.
GP Errors Or Prescription Mistakes
The amazing thing about GPs is the number of patients they see each year where they’re able to diagnose the problem if there is one, suggest a treatment or refer the patient for tests or to see a specialist all within a 10-minute appointment.
If a GP did not recognise the signs of a condition that needed specialist treatment or testing to clarify the diagnoses and they would have been expected to identify with the possible condition and the patients suffers more ill health than they would have done had the patient been referred when necessary then this maybe classed as GP negligence.
If you feel that maybe your condition should have been spotted earlier to prevent any further suffering, you fell ill because you were prescribed the wrong medication, your actual condition was misdiagnosed so your treatment was delayed causing unnecessary suffering call our advisors for more information.
Statistics For Clinical Negligence At NHS Trusts In The Surrey Area
To demonstrate the amount of compensation paid out for medical negligence cases in the Ewell area, we’ve included the table below (data source):
|Claims in 2017/2018
|Number of Incidents 2017/2018
|Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
|Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (The)
|Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Hospitals Treating Patients In Ewell, Surrey
We thought it would be a good idea to include a list of hospitals and larger medical facilities that provide services in the region.
- New Epsom and Ewell Community Hospital.
- Kingston Hospital.
- Epsom General Hospital.
- St Helier Hospital.
- Croydon University Hospital.
- Spire St Anthony’s Hospital.
How No Win No Fee Medical Claims Work
You shouldn’t worry about the cost of hiring a personal injury solicitor as our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors work on a no win no fee basis for all claims they take on.
Using a no win no fee service reduces the financial risk involved in claiming because:
- You won’t have to pay the solicitor up front.
- If they don’t win the case, you don’t have to pay them anything at all.
- When they do win your claim, their success fee is taken directly from the compensation meaning you don’t need to send any payment to them from your own funds.
Contact Our Team Today
If you’re happy to discuss your claim for clinical negligence in Surrey, then you can give us a call on 0800 652 3087 and speak to one of our specialist advisors. If you’d rather we call you back at a convenient time, you can fill in our online form.
Now that you’ve reached the end of this guide about finding medical negligence solicitors in Ewell, we have linked to some more resources and guides which you might find useful.
New Epsom and Ewell Community Hospital (NEECH)
West Park Road,
Epsom, KT19 8PB.
Care Homes in Surrey – Information on care homes services in Ewell and the surrounding area from Surrey County Council.
NHS England Cancer – Information on Cancer treatment, strategies and plans from NHS England.
Personal Injury Compensation Guide – A useful tool that shows potential medical negligence payouts for different types of injury.
NHS Negligence Claims – a more detailed guide about medical negligence in the NHS.