Medical negligence cases deal with what can be a complex area of the law. They could require the help of specialist medical negligence solicitors who are able to confidently navigate the complicated process and difficult medical terminology. As such, you could have found this guide whilst searching for medical negligence solicitors in Gillingham, Kent.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors are not based in Gillingham but they can cover the area and provide an expert solicitor who will have the knowledge base to be able to represent your case effectively for medical negligence. They could handle a broad range of cases such as hospital negligence, dental negligence or even care home neglect.
If you are concerned that the treatment your doctor, dentist, surgeon, nurse, health care practitioner provided you with caused harm, you could contact our team. We are available to discuss your claim seven days a week between 8am and 9pm. Below, you will be able to learn more about choosing a solicitor for your claim and some of the types of cases with which we could help you with.
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- Surgery Errors And Medical Negligence
- Birth And Obstetric Malpractice Cases
- Neglect Claims Against A Nursing Home
- Dentist Medical Malpractice
- Cancer Negligence
- Medical Negligence And GP Mistakes
- Malpractice In Hospital Care
- Hospitals In Gillingham, Kent
- Data Related To Claims Against NHS Authorities And Trusts In Gillingham
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You may have found this guide whilst searching for solicitors who are able to conduct claims in your area, such as medical negligence solicitors in Gillingham. If you are making a personal injury claim for harm caused by a medical professional we strongly recommend that you do so through a specialist medical claims solicitor. There are steps which you could take to find the right person to handle your claim.
- Don’t worry about where the solicitor is based. Their expertise in medical claims counts for more than being “medical negligence solicitors in my area”.
- How will your claim be funded? Will they ask you to make any upfront payments, or could you claim via a no win no fee agreement?
- Could you look at testimonials from their previous clients? This helps to build a picture of how they could help you.
We shall look at some of these factors in the following sections.
Some of the most common online searches by people who are looking for solicitors or lawyers use terms such as “medical negligence solicitors in my area”. It can often feel right to use a solicitor who has an office in your local area and who you could meet in person. However, whilst it may feel good to be able to meet them face-to-face, this does not mean that a solicitor close to you is best equipped to handle your claim. In most cases, it will not be necessary to meet the solicitor in person and as such, there is often no benefit to limiting your search to a specific area. Instead, look at what skills or experience a solicitor has. Have they helped people in similar cases? Do they specialise in this area of law. This could be more beneficial to the success of your claim.
We recognise that whilst having a medical negligence solicitor who is based in a different area will not affect the outcome of your claim, having to travel a long way in order to have your injury or the effects of an illness examined by a doctor could be prohibitive. This is why our panel of medical solicitors work with a panel of expert doctors who are based across the UK. These include;
76 – 78 High Street,
Community Healthy Living Centre,
Please note that your medical assessment may be carried out by either a different doctor, or at a different location.
Personal recommendations from both family, friends or the previous clients of a solicitor could all help you in deciding who could be best placed and equipped to handle your case. If you do not have any family or friends who have had to make such a claim, medical negligence solicitor reviews may be helpful. Reading reviews could provide you with a good assessment of how solicitors have helped people in the past who may have been in similar circumstances to yours. Once you have narrowed down your search we recommend that you give the solicitors a call get a personal feel for the firm, see if they have good communication channels and you may need to converse with them on many different occasions.
In the following sections we shall look in a little bit more detail at some examples of forms of medical or clinical negligence. If you are unsure whether the harm you suffered while you received medical treatment qualifies you for medical negligence compensation the easiest way to find out is contact our team the number is at the bottom of this guide.
Remember, the examples below of medical negligence are not exhaustive. In order to be able to pursue a claim for medical negligence a health care provider through negligent care and treatment must have caused you harm in some way, maybe your suffered a further illness, you were caused an avoidable injury or through misdiagnosis your current condition was allowed to worsen.
Whether carried out by a private practitioner or through the NHS, surgery improves or even saves lives. Surgery in its own right carries risks, but very often the surgery far out weights the potentials risks. If surgery is required a surgeon will meet with the patient and go through any associated and potential risks with the procedure. If in the event surgery does not go to plan it may not always be down to a pre-determined risk, if a surgical error occurs this maybe due to negligence.
If you feel that your surgeon did not fully explain the risks in undergoing a surgical procedure which you may have chosen not to undergo with full knowledge of said risks, call our team and if you have a valid case they could provide you with an expert medical negligence solicitor who specialises in surgical negligence.
At significant moments in our life, we may trust others, such as medical staff, to provide the services which we need. An important step in your life where you really do need to trust in the care of those medical practitioners around you is the birth of a child. If birth negligence occurs although some instances could be minor in others it maybe life changing for both the baby and the baby’s family. If you were harmed in prenatal care, during the delivery of a baby, or during postnatal care, and you are looking for advice and to have your questions answered why not call our advisors the information we offer is free with no obligation at all.
If you or a member of your family has been harmed physically or mentally due to negligence care in a nursing home or care home, you may have a valid nursing home negligence case. Some of the most vulnerable people in society need to use the services of a care home as they no longer are capable of looking after themselves and families do not have the specialist training to be able to deal with their needs on a daily basis. However if negligence occurs and the people we love are harmed in the hands of the people we have entrusted is can be devastating for all.
Examples of negligence in a care home may include;
- A resident or patient being properly fed and their condition deteriorates.
- Not administering medication correctly or at all which caused them to become ill.
- Not recognising the signs of an injury or of an illness, no medical care received.
- Assaults by care home staff.
- Causing injuries by improperly handling a patient due to no staff training.
If you have been let down and have been harmed by negligence due to the way in which dentistry has been administered to you as a patient in either the NHS or the private sector, you could be able to claim compensation for the avoidable harm. You could find out more by reviewing our dental negligence claims guide.
Very serious harm could be suffered by a patient if their cancer treatment does not meet reasonable standards. If tests to confirm and diagnosis are not carried out properly or in a timely fashion, an illness may get much worse before treatment begins, limiting either the range of treatment options available or the effectiveness of such treatments. Cancer negligence cases could relate to failures to diagnosis the type of cancer or failing to spot that it was cancer at all.
Every GP has a duty of care to all their patients to provide a reasonable standard of care so that their needs are met and they are not harmed any further. Failure to carry out this duty could mean negligence may occur which could lead a patient to suffering additional illnesses, injuries or for their current condition to worsen. GP’s at all times must maintain this standard of care so that patients condition cannot deteriorate. In some cases, this standard may not have been met and as a result, a patient may have suffered some form of harm. If this has happened to you, please consult our team to find out if you could make a medical negligence claim.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors understand that most hospital patients will receive the expected level of healthcare, if this standard is allowed to slip then it may mean patients suffer as a consequence. If you were harmed due to the way in which care or treatment was provided to you in a hospital you may have grounds not just to make a complaint, but to also claim compensation if it can be proven that the treatment that has been received was negligent and that is why the harm was caused. To find out if you could do so, contact Medical Negligence Assist.
The Gillingham area includes a variety of hospitals and other clinical facilities in the NHS and private sectors. Some of these are listed below for your reference.
- Medway Maritime Hospital
- Will Adams NHS Treatment Centre
- Spire Alexandra Hospital
If you have been harmed due to NHS negligence or through the provision of negligent private care, such as cosmetic surgery errors, contact us today to discuss your legal options.
To help illustrate instances of medical negligence or how many cases are brought against NHS trusts in the Gillingham area, we have included information on this using data publicly published by NHS Resolution.
|NHS Trust Or Relevant Healthcare Authority||No. of claims recieved||No. of reported incidents||CNST Damages Paid|
|Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust||6||6||£671,000|
|Medway NHS Foundation Trust||55||*||£10,293,657|
You can find the full published statistics and data for the year 2017/ 2018 covering all of the NHS in England here.
Making a no win no fee claim means that if the case is lost you will not have to pay your solicitor any monies for their time and service. If the case is won the solicitor will take the agreed amount in terms of a percentage from the compensation awarded and you will be sent the rest.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Gillingham area and if you have been the victim of negligent medical care, they could help you. To discuss whether you do have a valid claim and if so, what your legal options are, contact our expert team today. We could help you to learn more about making a claim with a personal injury solicitor as well as understanding medical negligence cases in general.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could help people to claim compensation in a variety of different types of claim. Additional helpful guides and articles on our site include;
Medical Negligence Claims Time Limits
When you are making a claim you need to be aware of the appropriate medical negligence claims time limit. Find out how long you may have to claim here.
Medical Malpractice Personal Injury Claims
This article looks in some more detail at making a successful personal injury claim for harm caused through medical negligence.
Care Quality Commission – Medway NHS Trust
The CQC regulates and monitors the provision of healthcare in England. Read the latest assessment of this NHS trust here.
Medway Maritime Hospital Address: Windmill Road, Gillingham, Kent ME7 5NY
Edited by Melis.