This guide has been created to provide you with useful, impartial information about what forms medical negligence may take and how to make a personal injury claim.
Medical negligence is known by a number of synonyms, including ‘clinical negligence’, ‘medical malpractice’ and ‘clinical malpractice’. The term refers to errors, mistakes or accidents that you may have suffered which has caused you preventable harm as a result of a medical professional’s substandard of care. These instances may occur at any stage during your care process at the hands of any medical practitioner, if the standard of healthcare falls below the expected level of care. Medical experts of any profession are legally obligated to provide healthy and safe treatment where ever possible, however, if you are harmed due to substandard medical care then you may be entitled to make a claim for personal injury.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors offer no win no fee claims for any case they take on regardless of what category it falls under, as long as they are confident in your claim.
Most people may think they are limited to medical negligence solicitors in Gloucestershire or that a firm based elsewhere won’t be able to handle their claim. This is not always the case. A suitable personal injury solicitor with the right experience to handle your case could be located anywhere in the country. With so many years in the industry, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Gloucestershire area to provide you with an expert service.
If you have any questions about medical negligence then we recommend that you take a look at the sections provided by the guide. If you would like to discuss how we could help you claim today, call us to speak with a specially trained advisor.
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- Choosing A Solicitor To Make A Medical Negligence Claim In Gloucestershire
- Am I Limited To Medical Negligence Solicitors In Gloucestershire?
- Your Health And Injuries May Be Assessed By A Doctor From Our Panel Covering This Area
- Medical Negligence Solicitors Reviews Could Help You Choose Who To Handle Your Claim
- Examples Of Claims Handled By Our Panel Solicitors Covering This Area
- Surgery/ Operation Negligence
- Birth Injuries Caused By A Doctor
- Gloucestershire Hospital Negligence
- Nursing Home Negligence Compensation Claims
- Cancer Negligence Claims
- Dental Negligence Experts
- GP Negligence Compensation Claims
- Statistics For Medical Negligence Rates In Gloucestershire NHS Services
- How To Fund My Claim – No Win No Fee Compensation
- Hospitals Serving Gloucestershire
- Start Your Medical Negligence Claim
- Helpful References
When you first begin your personal injury claim, your choice in legal representatives is a crucial decision. Your choice in medical negligence lawyer can make a huge impact on the final outcome: it could mean the difference between a successful case or a missed opportunity to claim damages.
Before you dive straight for the first solicitor you find online, we recommend that you consider the questions below to help you choose the most suitable personal injury solicitor. By taking these basic factors into account when looking for a medical negligence solicitor, you may be guided towards a better equipped representative:
- Do I really need to use medical negligence solicitors in Gloucestershire?
- How experienced is my chosen personal injury lawyer?
- How will I settle my legal fees at the end?
Above all, we also recommend that you seek advice from a trained professional who could help you make the right decision. Our specially trained advisors are available to give you free impartial advice every day from 8am-9pm.
To make a medical negligence claim in Gloucestershire, you may think you have to use a solicitor who is also from the area. The majority of claims could be made with a medical negligence lawyer from the opposite side of the country. It isn’t necessary to meet with your solicitor in person or visit their office to find out how your case is processing. Most cases today are communicated in a number of ways to keep in contact with clients, such as through secure emails or over the phone.
To broaden your search for the appropriate solicitor you do not just need to search for “medical negligence solicitors in my area”. If you would like to discuss how to explore solicitors in different areas, contact our team today. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Gloucestershire area and offer you no win no fee agreements to make claims for compensation.
Once you have chosen a personal injury solicitor, they will arrange for you to have a medical assessment in your area. With this impartial report, the solicitor will be able to calculate the amount of damages you will expect to be rewarded. Any injury or illness you have sustained from medical negligence will be assessed, alongside any new injuries/illness picked up by the doctor. This report will be a vital piece of medical evidence in support of your claim.
The exam may be carried out by doctors covering Gloucestershire, including:
Regus Gloucester North Warehouse,
Gloucester Chiropractic Clinic,
31 St. Michael’s Square,
Please note some medical assessments may be conducted at another location by another doctor.
Many people may benefit from reading medical negligence solicitor reviews as they provide individual reports of each representative and personal accounts of previous claimants’ experiences. Others may take advice from friends and family who have also experienced medical negligence claims in the past. You might want to use both approaches to check whether the solicitors you have narrowed it down to are experienced, successful and professional with their clients.
Although sometimes the advice of a specially trained expert could help you solidify that decision, especially if some online reviews are not genuine. If you would like free, impartial advice about what to look out for in a personal injury lawyer, call our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors today.
Although we are not based in Gloucestershire, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Gloucestershire area for a wide range of personal injury claims. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors have been in the industry for a number of years and thus have gained vital experience in a selection of medical negligence areas. Some of the claims our panel of solicitors could conduct include:
- Suing a dentist for negligence
- Nursing home neglect
- Cancer negligence claims
- Gloucestershire hospital negligence
- NHS negligence
However, we are not just limited to these areas of negligence. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors may have the knowledge base to handle your claim. Speak to one of our advisors today to discuss what type of negligence you have suffered from.
You may expect to be in safe hands if you undergo surgical procedures or operations. However, it may be possible for mistakes to happen if a surgeon, nurse or any other type of medical professional delivers a substandard of care to their patient. Although a correct procedure may still lead to surgical complications, you may be a victim of operation malpractice if your procedure is handled negligently.
For example a foreign object could be left inside you after a procedure, such as surgical scissors or a sponge. In situations where surgical equipment has been left behind post-operation, you may need to undergo further surgery to have such items removed causing unnecessary pain and suffering for which grounds of a surgical medical negligence claim can be made.
In more severe cases, a personal injury claim could also be made for ‘wrong-site surgery’, where a surgeon has operated incorrectly or amputated the wrong limb.
The negligent care of hospital staff during pregnancy, labour or post-natal treatment could lead to lifelong medical complications to both mother and child. Those who could be held liable for a birth injury to a baby may include a doctor, nurse or midwife. While not all problems are the result of negligent care, injuries or illnesses which were otherwise avoidable may be deemed negligent by a personal injury solicitor. In worse case scenarios if signs of foetal distress are ignored or not identified by the medical staff during labour this could lead to avoidable life long injuries, such as Cerebral Palsy.
Hospitals may become busy throughout the day with large numbers of different injuries and illnesses to treat. Professional guidelines are therefore in place to ensure the safety of every patient is kept intact for the duration of their stay. It is vital that all medical staff uphold their duty of care to ensure that each and every patient get the appropriate medical treatment that they need. If patients are provided with substandard care, the potential for them to be unnecessarily is feasible. Hospital negligence could take different forms including prescription errors that cause patients to overdose, infections due to unhygienic practices and conditions allowed to worsen due to the misinterpretation of x-rays or tests. This could either be for NHS negligence or another type of hospital negligence if it is a private facility.
An elderly relative close to you should be treated with the highest standard of care as a resident in a nursing home, especially if they are suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer’s. Before you decide on what residential care homes in Gloucester are suitable for your loved one, you may want to be assured that the care is of professional standards. All staff should be trained to deal with the complex heath issues of each resident in the care home.
Unfortunately, the result of incorrect procedures or abuse from care home professionals may lead to physical and psychological injuries, such nursing home negligence cases may include bed sores and malnutrition. You can read more about nursing home negligence here.
If a patient suffers unnecessarily due to a negligently delayed cancer diagnosis, may be a doctor did not identify with symptoms when they would have reasonably been expected to do so, causing the patients condition to deteriorate which results in much more evasive treatment which could be classed as negligent cancer treatment. If cancer is negligently misdiagnosed for an entirely different condition, it can mean that the patient is receiving treatment that you do not need and that their current condition is not receiving the treatment it needs.
If you are looking for medical negligence solicitors in Gloucestershire, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover Gloucestershire to help you seek damages for your negligent experiences.
A personal injury lawyer from our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors may be able to help you claim damages for dental negligence in the last three years under the medical negligence claims time limit. The negligent actions of dental staff may lead to unnecessary teeth being removed or even avoidable injuries, such as oral nerve damage.
A member of our panel of doctors covering the Gloucestershire area could assess your injuries to see if you have a valid dental negligence claim. Instead of using a personal injury claims calculator for a rough estimate, check out the contact methods below to find out how much your compensation claim could be worth.
No matter what your visit to your general practitioner is concerning, they have a duty of care to provide you with professional treatment at all times. GP negligence could take different forms, for example, if they failed to refer you to the correct specialist when specialist treatment is needed meaning your condition worsened due to a lack of appropriate treatment, or if they prescribed the wrong medication due to misdiagnosis, which mean that you have taken medication that you do not need, in turn causing adverse consequences for you health. If you have been a victim of negligence in relation to a general practitioner’s errors, contact our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors today.
This table provides statistical information regarding claims for medical negligence made against Gloucestershire Hospital NHS Trust.
|NHS TRUST OR RELEVANT HEALTHCARE AUTHORITY||NO. OF CLAIMS RECEIVED||NO. OF REPORTED INCIDENTS||CNST DAMAGES PAID|
|Gloucestershire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust||73||*||19,344,365|
|Gloucestershire Care Services||*||*||22,000|
More information on these statistics can be found at NHS Resolution.
The majority of our cases our panel of medical negligence solicitors handle are under a no win no fee agreement. There are no scary conditions or crazy loopholes; the conditional agreement is simple and easy to use. If your compensation claim is successful, a ‘success fee’ of a maximum 25% of your damages will be used to pay for your medical negligence solicitor’s time. However, if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay your legal team anything at all.
Before you agree on which personal injury lawyer will conduct your claim, they will discuss with you what percentage will be set aside to cover the costs of your legal fees.
Historically, Gloucestershire is a county in South West England and comprises part of the Cotswold Hills, part of the River Severn and the entire Forest of Dean. The county also comprises of many different public and private healthcare facilities, including:
- Cheltenham General Hospital
- Tewkesbury Community Hospital
- Gloucestershire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Winfield Hospital
- Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital
- The Spire Clinic
If you are searching for medical negligence solicitors in Gloucestershire for advice on a personal injury claim, you may want to speak to a specially trained advisor. Although we are not based in Gloucestershire, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can easily cover the area. They will be able to provide you with free, impartial advice about your compensation claim which may benefit you.
The contact details provided will direct you to an expert advisor who will be able to provide you with more information about compensation claims
This guide was created to help answer any questions you may have about medical malpractice. For more information about specific areas of medical negligence, we have provided you with some useful resources below.
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Great Western Road,
Adult Social Care In Gloucestershire
Information on adult social care in Gloucestershire
Everything you need to know when making a claim for misdiagnosis negligence
Medical Negligence Compensation Amounts
How much could your claim be worth?
Edited by Charlotte.