Medical negligence cases are cases in which a patient has provably suffered harm as a result of medical professionals failing to follow proper procedure or uphold their duty of care. If you are looking for medical negligence solicitors in Watford or Hertfordshire, then Medical Negligence Assist may have an alternative for you. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Watford area and offer no win no fee claims for any case they take on. If you’d like to discuss how we could help you claim today, call us on 0800 652 3087 and speak with a specially trained adviser.
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- What Is The Best Way To Choose A Clinical Negligence Solicitor?
- Will Reading Reviews Of A Solicitor Help Me Make My Choice?
- Do I Have To Claim With Medical Negligence Solicitors In Hertfordshire?
- A Doctor From Our Panel May Assess Your Injuries In Hertfordshire
- Do Solicitors Handle Different Medical And Clinical Negligence Cases?
- Negligence During Surgery
- GP Doctor’s Negligence Care
- Nursing / Residential Care Home Negligence
- Hospital Negligence In Hertfordshire
- Birth Trauma / Injury Negligence
- Dental Negligence Or Malpractice
- Medical Negligence During Cancer Treatment
- Statistics For Medical Negligence For NHS Trusts In Hertfordshire
- No Win No Fee Solicitors Covering Clinical Negligence Claims In Hertfordshire
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- Hospitals In Hertfordshire
- Helpful Resources And Reference Materials
When choosing a solicitor that is right for you, you don’t need to rush; there are a number of things you might want to check before making your decision. Firstly you might want to find a medical negligence solicitor who specialises and has experience with cases similar to yours. You might want to read medical negligence solicitors reviews and talk to people you know who have made medical negligence claims in the past and discuss their experiences with working with medical negligence lawyers. You could also spend some time talking to our expert advisors using the information at the bottom of this guide who can answer any questions you might have about your case and who can also flag up any problems your claim might have. For example, your claim might fall outside of the three year personal injury time limit, but there are exceptions to the rule.
We recommend that you spend plenty of time reading online medical negligence solicitors reviews. They can help you find out which personal injury solicitors specialise in and have the most experience with cases similar in nature to yours, along with who has the most success in winning medical negligence compensation for their clients. Online reviews also tell you which solicitors are most highly rated by their previous clients and which ones were found to be easiest to work with. When your claim is finished it would be helpful for you to leave a review of your own, regardless of whether your claim was successful or not as this could be helpful to future claimants on choosing their own medical negligence solicitors.
Many people might assume that the best way of finding a medical negligence lawyer to work with would be to search “medical negligence solicitors near me” in their internet browser. But in truth you are not limited to making a claim with only medical negligence solicitors in Hertfordshire. In fact there may be medical negligence solicitors who cover the area of Hertfordshire who could use their level of experience and expertise to further the progression of your claim. You can work with a solicitor based in any part of the UK, by communicating over the phone, through text or email. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Watford area.
Your medical negligence solicitor will request a medical assessment is carried our by an independent doctor in the first stages of making your claim. This will determine exactly what kind of health issues you are making a medical negligence claim for, and will provide the basis of your claim. We work with a panel of doctors in the Hertfordshire area who can perform such assessments. The details of some of doctors that our panel of medical negligence solicitors work with in your area can be found below;
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Medical negligence could occur in all different areas of the healthcare sector, from nursing homes to hospital surgery if professionals in them who provide a health service do not operate at that expected level. Among our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors there are solicitors that can handle any kind of medical negligence claim that you may want to make. We will go into some more detail about some of the different kinds of medical negligence cases that our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can help you with.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can cover claims for surgical negligence in a Hertfordshire hospital. Surgical negligence could result in severe consequences for your health. Types of negligence during surgery could result in the patient’s body being closed up improperly meaning the patient required unnecessary treatment, which could unfortunately lead to avoidable scarring or infections. In more severe cases the surgeons may perform a procedure intended for a different patient, resulting, for example in the removal of healthy organs while the actual issue remains untreated. In some negligence cases surgical instruments may be left behind inside the patient’s body after the incision has been sewn up. If you want to make a claim for unnecessary harm caused due to surgical negligence, then contact us today.
Medical negligence claims can be made if your health can be proven to have suffered avoidably due to the doctor’s negligent care. A GP negligence claim usually relates to a failure on the doctors part to provide adequate diagnosis and treatment for a patient’s illness that they are reasonably expected to have diagnosed and as a result the patients health as suffered more than it needed to. For example; if they have failed to spot the symptoms of an illness without a reasonable cause, or if they have misread the results of a scan or a test meaning the patients’ current condition goes untreated and may worsen as a result. Another example could be if they have failed to refer a patient to a specialist or for further tests and scans and the patients health deteriorates due to lack of treatment. Failure to diagnose an illness might result in unnecessary and prolonged suffering from a lack of treatment.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can cover claims against residential care homes in Hertfordshire. You may have an elderly or disabled loved one who has suffered from neglect in a residential care home and wish to make a medical negligence claim on their behalf for the preventable harm they have suffered. Negligence in care homes can cause harm often through residents having basic needs neglected, such as not being fed and washed resulting in malnutrition and infection that could have easily been avoided. Another example could be the improper use of a hoist causing adverse injuries and health consequences for the patient.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can help you make a negligence claim against a hospital in Hertfordshire. Negligence claims can be made against a hospital if it can be proven that a patient’s health has suffered from negligent care in a hospital. Hospital negligence could result in patient’s health worsening unnecessarily or developing new illnesses. Bed bound patients may develop pressure sores from not being moved, patients illnesses could worsen if staff are not monitoring their vital signs and ensuring that they are taking their medication. There is also the threat of contracting new illnesses in hospital, particularly antibiotic resistant illnesses such as MRSA which can be fatal due to unhygienic practices. Potential, life threatening illnesses could spread if hospital staff are not upholding proper hygiene standards in the hospital resulting in avoidable harm being caused to patients. If you have been a victim of medical negligence in a hospital then please contact us using the below information to discuss the possibility of making a claim.
Birth trauma and injury may occur due to medical negligence and might affect both the mother and her baby. Mothers could suffer serious injuries to their reproductive organs during childbirth, or injuries to their bladder and other abdominal organs in a negligently performed cesarean section. If you have suffered from a particularly difficult and stressful childbirth that was worsened by the negligence of doctors and midwives during childbirth and it has caused you to suffer, then you may have a valid claim. A baby could also suffer serious and lasting injury as a result of negligence in childbirth, for example the improper use of forceps can lead to the baby suffering bone fractures and nerve damage, failure to monitor an unborn baby’s condition when the baby is in distress could lead to Cerebral Palsy. If you wish to make a claim, or want more information about making a claim, such as a birth injury negligence claim then call or contact us today for assistance from our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors.
Improper application of anesthetics and painkillers can lead to prolonged unconsciousness or conversely severe pain during a procedure causing you to suffer unnecessarily. Negligence during a dental procedure could lead to the wrong teeth being extracted, damage to, or infections of, the teeth and gums. Victims of dental negligence or malpractice can suffer long term effects such as difficulty talking, or eating and cosmetic damage.
If you feel that you have suffered unnecessarily from negligent cancer care, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could be able to assist you in making a claim for medical negligence. The treatment of cancer heavily relies on swift and accurate diagnosis and for treatment to begin as early as possible. If a medical professional has misdiagnosed your cancer, or not diagnosed it as early as they reasonably should have, then the delay in beginning your treatment could cause your symptoms to be more advanced and severe, and require a more aggressive course of treatment resulting in further, unnecessary suffering. Doctors could also prescribe a course of treatment that is ineffective or inappropriate for your cancer type, resulting in the cancer spreading and the symptoms worsening. If you have been affected by cancer treatment negligence, or if a loved one has passed away from cancer as a result of negligence, then contact or call us today.
This table includes medical negligence statistics for the Hertfordshire area, Here you can also find a link to the statistics for NHS negligence claims across the rest of the country for comparison.
|NHS trust||No. Of claims made|
(* means less then 5)
|No. of incidents reported||CNST Damages paid (£)|
|East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust||47||11||13,697,201|
|Hertfordshire Community services NHS Trust||*||0||71,433|
|Hertfordshire partnership NHS Foundation trust.||*||6||94,957|
|West Hertsfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||42||7||23,157,197|
A No Win No Fee agreement means that if your claim is unsuccessful you will not have to pay your solicitor any fees. For many people who make a claim for medical negligence, this is their preferred method of legal agreement. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors, who cover the Hertfordshire area offer this service on all cases, which means that you do not have to pay anything to start your claim.
If you have been affected by medical negligence in Hertfordshire and you want to know more about making a claim with one of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors, or you want to receive advice from one of our expert advisors, then call us today at 0800 652 3087 or fill in our contact form. Our phone lines operate 24 hours a day every day of the week and if you fill out our form we will get back to you as soon as possible.
- Watford General Hospital.
- St Albans City Hospital.
- Hemel Hempstead Hospital.
- Spire Bushey Hospital.
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Edited by Charlotte.