When you are ill or have an injury that requires medical attention, the last thing you need is to suffer furthermore through medical negligence, but unfortunately this is what sometimes happens. Medical negligence can occur in a variety of different ways for a variety of different reasons, but regardless of how, where or why it happened, if you are injured or made ill by the negligent actions of a medical professional, you have a right to pursue a claim against them for compensation. If you are looking for medical negligence solicitors based in the Hammersmith and Fulham areas, we have created this guide to help you.
Making a claim isn’t necessarily always straightforward, and in fact, can be a rather complex and lengthy process, depending on the circumstances. Having legal help to guide you through the process, or even conduct the claim on your behalf, can be a huge relief for many people and also increase the chances of a successful claim. At Medical Negligence Assist, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham as well as all other areas within the UK, and would be happy to assist you in getting the compensation you deserve, just call us on 0800 652 3087.
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- What Is The Best Way To Choose A Clinical Negligence Solicitor For My Claim?
- Our Panel Of Doctors Could Assess Your Injury
- How Do I Best Compare Medical Claims Solicitors?
- Should I Use A Solicitor In Hammersmith Or Fulham?
- Claims Medical Negligence Solicitors Could Help You Make In Hammersmith
- Negligence At A Care Home In Hammersmith
- Negligent Diagnosis Of Cancer
- GP Negligence
- Dental Injuries
- Birth And Maternity Care Negligence
- Negligent Surgery
- Hammersmith And Fulham Hospitals Negligence
- Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust – Medical Claims Data
- Hospitals In The Borough Of Hammersmith And Fulham
- No Win No Fee Medical Claims – What Does It Mean?
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Deciding to hire a medical negligence solicitor is only the first step, next, you then need to decide which solicitor will be best suited to your case and give you the best chance of having success with your claim and getting the highest amount of compensation possible. Before choosing a solicitor however, there are a number of things that should be taken into consideration first, such as, how much experience have they got with personal injury claims, and what is their success rate like. As, the more experienced a solicitor is, and the higher their success rate is, the better the chances are of winning your case. It’s also worth just asking family and friends if they know of anyone who has had successful dealings with a medical negligence lawyer, or if they themselves have hired one in the past. It can be helpful as well to look at the medical negligence solicitor reviews to get opinions on their service from a customer’s perspective. Another important factor that you might want to take into consideration, is the payment structure or schedule the personal injury solicitor prefers to work with. Even after researching suitable solicitors yourself, it can also be very helpful to speak to a firm such as Medical Negligence Assist that work with a panel of medical negligence solicitors across the UK as they will have first-hand knowledge of which solicitors will best be suited to your circumstances.
When making a compensation claim for an injury or illness, it is a requirement that you are properly medically assessed by an independent medical expert to establish the type and severity of the injury in question, as this is what your solicitors will use to support your claim for compensation. Medical Negligence Assist liaise with a panel of doctors who are local to Hammersmith and Fulham. An example of which you can find below;
- Syed Zaidi, 1 Shortlands, Hammersmith, W6 8DR
One of the best ways to compare personal injury solicitors, is to look at their customer reviews. Here you will be able to see any strengths or weaknesses and on what scale they have occurred, from a client’s point of view. Also, you might want to assess the standard of service and success rate of each of the medical negligence solicitors that you are considering as this could give you a clearer picture as to which solicitor may be more for you.
It doesn’t actually matter where in the UK your solicitor is located, thanks to the many communication methods available today. You could find it more useful to choose a medical negligence solicitor that is experienced, has a good success rate, is reliable and has good customer service reviews rather than choose a solicitor just because they are located close to you. Medical Negligence Assist have a team of medical negligence solicitors in Hammersmith and Fulham, and all over the UK, and so we can help you to find the right solicitor for you regardless of location.
Our expert panel of medical negligence solicitors deal with all types of claims regarding medical negligence including negligent cardiac surgery claims, cosmetic surgery error claims and other surgical errors claims, dental injury claims, maternity and GP negligence claims, claims for kidney damage or renal damage, and many more. If you have sustained an injury or been ill and believe it was caused by medical negligence, call Medical Negligence Assist for fee and impartial help and advice regarding starting a compensation claim.
Negligence in a nursing home could easily result in the residents coming to harm, such as sustaining an injury, becoming ill, or being psychologically harmed. Residents in a care or nursing home are generally more vulnerable and need daily help. The managers and employees of any care or nursing home have a duty of care to ensure the safety and well-being of their residents and if the level of care is found to be below the expected standards and a resident is harmed as a result, they will be deemed negligent. Negligence could include medications being missed, illnesses or injuries being ignored or unnoticed, bad pressure sores present, trip and fall accidents occurring due to lack of help or supervision if required, injuries caused by insufficient or wrong manual handling techniques or equipment being used to assist a resident manoeuvre and so on.
If you or a loved one has suffered due to negligence, speak to Medical Negligence Assist today.
Finding out you or a loved one has cancer could be one of the most upsetting times in your life. Further distress may be added if you learn that the medical professionals involved in helping you have breached their duty of care by providing you with substandard care. Medical negligence in cancer cases such as receiving the wrong treatment, receiving a misdiagnosis or having a delay in diagnosis, or being harmed during treatment for example, could result in terrible consequences such as the patient needing a more extensive and aggressive form of treatment, or in the worst case scenario, even losing their life. If you or a loved one has suffered due to being treated with negligence whilst suffering with cancer, you may be entitled to make a claim, just call Medical Negligence Assist for further help and advice.
If a patient has come to harm due to receiving negligent care from their GP, they may be eligible to make a claim. Our GP is supposed to be someone we can trust to do all they can to improve our health when things aren’t quite right. However, if our local general practitioner does not perform their duties, by failing to follow the procedures that are reasonably expected of them, and this has resulted in avoidable harm or injury being caused to their patient, then a claim for medical negligence could be made. Negligence from your GP may involve failing to act when necessary, misdiagnosing a health complaint, not making a specialist referral when required, prescribing the wrong medication and so on.
Regardless of whether you are receiving dental care through a private dental practice, or through the NHS, if you have been injured due to dental negligence, it’s highly possible that you will be eligible to make a claim. Dental negligence may include having a tooth extracted in error, damage caused to otherwise healthy teeth and using or administering the wrong anaesthetic for example.
To find out more about dental negligence click here. Otherwise if you have suffered any pain or discomfort caused by medical negligence whilst visiting the dentist, call Medical Negligence Assist and we may be able to help validate your claim.
Medical negligence during pregnancy and birth or immediately after the birth could be dire and have long term implications on the mother, baby, or both. Maternal medical negligence may include the failing to interpret the scans correctly, issues with the mother or baby’s health during pregnancy going unnoticed, and so on. Failing to act correctly and in good time when necessary may result in the maternal medical team being held responsible for any injuries caused. Injuries to the mother that may result because of negligence could include severe tearing, broken pelvic bone, damage to the nerves in the spine or psychological injuries. Injuries resulting from negligence to the baby may include severe bruising, brain damage or life-long conditions such as Cerebral Palsy for example.
If you or your baby have suffered because of being treated negligently during pregnancy, the birth or immediately after birth, you may have a valid cause to claim compensation. If you would like to discuss your claim further, speak to one of our legal advisors at Medical Negligence Assist, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for more information, help and advice.
Thousands of surgical procedures occur every day in the UK with the majority being successful. However, in a small minority of cases, things could, unfortunately go wrong and sometimes be the result of a member of the surgical team who make a mistake that could have been avoided. All surgeries carry an element of risk but when the medical team act negligently, this risk greatly increases. Surgical negligence may include:
- Failure to properly and thoroughly explain to the patient the possible risks and side effects involved prior to the procedure taking place.
- Failure to perform necessary pre-surgery health checks and tests to ensure the patient is fit enough for surgery.
- Causing unnecessary scarring.
- Performing the wrong type of surgery, or performing surgery on the wrong site leading to damage to healthy, bones or organs. Thankfully these are very rare occurrences.
- Stitching the patient back up without removing all surgical pads and dressings first.
- Failing to provide sufficient after care advice.
- Operation theatre or operation utensils being unclean or unsterilised increasing risks of infection or cross-contamination.
If you have suffered in any way during or immediately after surgery, and you believe it was caused by an act of medical negligence, you may be eligible to make a claim.
Hospitals are very busy places with all sorts of medical issues being addressed every day. NHS negligence, or private healthcare negligence may occur in a number of different ways but if it results in the patient suffering further injury or illness, then a claim for compensation could be made. Examples of hospital negligence may include infections such as MRSA being present due to poor hygiene standards, misdiagnoses being made, wrong treatment and medication being prescribed as well as many other possibilities. The clinicians duty of care and the rest of the medical team’s duty of care is to ensure the patient’s safety, health and well-being whilst providing a good standard of care. If the standard of care slips below an acceptable level and a patient is injured or made ill as a result, they may have grounds to initiate a claim for compensation.
In the table below you will find the number of claims and incidents statistics within the NHS trust serving the Hammersmith and Fulham areas and how much in total they have paid in compensation:
|NHS Trust Or Relevant Healthcare Authority||No. of claims recieved||No. of reported incidents||CNST Damages Paid|
|Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust||69||14||£32,361,983|
The statistics can be found in a spreadsheet at this page. Please see the spreadsheet for 2017 – 2018.
There are various hospitals and clinics that serve the Hammersmith and Fulham areas, these include:
- Hammersmith Hospital.
- Charing Cross Hospital.
- Chelsea And Westminster Hospital.
- Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital.
- St Mary’s Hospital.
- Western Eye Hospital.
No win no fee simply put, means that if your case doesn’t win, you will not be charged your solicitors fees. However, if the case wins, your medical negligence solicitor will be paid by taking a small percentage of the awarded amount. The maximum by law that can be paid to the solicitor in the event of a successful claim, is 25%, leaving you with 75% of the awarded a amount.
No win no fee policies provide an opportunity for any victim of negligence to have the representation of a legal team who could make their claim for them, regardless of their financial position. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors all offer the no win no fee service.
If you would like to discuss the circumstances surrounding your case, or would like help in establishing if you have a valid cause to make a claim, call us at Medical Negligence Assist on 0800 652 3087. We will be able to connect you with an experienced solicitor best suited to your case.
How to start a claim for compensation due to hospital negligence.
This links to some information regarding healthcare in the Hammersmith area.
Here you will find some useful information regarding making complaints against private healthcare.
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Edited by Charlotte.