Hounslow Medical Negligence Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Lawyers Guide

Medical negligence Hounslow

Medical negligence Hounslow

We all expect to be able to trust doctors, nurses, dentists, and every other medical professional we come into contact with in the process of receiving medical treatment. When this trust is broken, and a patient is injured due to the negligent act of a person who was supposed to be caring for them, medical negligence solicitors in Hounslow could be able to help the victim to make a compensation claim.

Negligence can occur in both state-run and privately operated healthcare facilities. Proving negligence is only part of the claims process, the patient who has been harmed will also need to prove how extensively they have been harmed. Our claims service can provide you with all the help you need to understand how to make a medical negligence claim, and our panel of medical negligence solicitors could cover the Hounslow area are just a phone call away on 0800 652 3087.

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How Do I Pick An Expert Medical Claims Solicitor

If you need to find a good solicitor to process your claim, the task might, at first, seem daunting. With this in mind, we have put together a few suggestions on how you can approach, such as:

  • Locate a website that publishes independent reviews, and compare the medical negligence solicitors on there.
  • Use social networking sites such and ask your social connections for recommendations.
  • Talk to your family and friends, to learn whether they can suggest a personal injury solicitor.
  • Talk your work colleagues and find out if they can make a recommendation.

If you would like a simpler option, we can arrange for our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors to handle your claim for you. Use the number at the end of this page to speak to a claim advisor, who will explain more. They will also discuss the three year claims time limit in further detail.

Compare Solicitors Services Using Reviews

Using medical negligence solicitor reviews as a source of intelligence, when trying to find a good legal team, is a viable option. If you can find an impartial site, with plenty of reviews, it could be a shortcut to finding a solicitor who is experienced in area specific to your injuries. It is important to remember, that not every review is always 100% accurate. Reviews are a good source of information, but should be used alongside other methods, such as speaking to the legal firm directly, so you can double-check facts.

Does My Solicitor Need To Be Based In This Area?

One of the questions that you may call our legal advisers up and ask, as part of the process of choosing a good legal team to handle your claim, is ‘what is the reason to use medical negligence solicitors in my area?’ Location isn’t really important, as you can use modern communications channels to keep in touch with your solicitor easily. What is important, is selecting a legal firm that will offer the best service, related to processing a personal injury claim similar to yours. Put simply, you can use any firm of solicitors across the UK.

Injuries May Be Assessed By Our Panel Of Expert Doctors

Having the extent of your injuries evaluated and quantified, is an important milestone in the process of making a personal injury claim. Unless your solicitor knows how badly you have been injured, and how these injuries will impact your future, they will not be able to effectively value your claim. We work with a panel of doctors local to your area of Hounslow, so this means that if you choose to work with our panel of medical negligence solicitors, you won’t have to travel far to be examined. Please see below some of our panel of doctors :

Sanjay LakhaniPhysio Active ClinicHounslowTW3 3TQ
Unit 12 Bellview Court, 183 Hanworth Road
Laura Sanchez PallaresSalisbury RoadHounslowTW4 6JQ
Hassan Mehdi (Medco)Master Robert HotelHounslowTW5 0BD
366 Great West Road
Shams Tabraiz (MedCo GP)Grand Park HotelHounslowTW5 0BU
449 Great West Road

Claims A Medical Negligence Solicitor Could Help You Make

There are many kinds of negligence that a person could result in avoidable injury. In order for a patient to have a valid claim for personal injury as a result of medical negligence, harm must have been caused. Examples of such negligence are a follows;

  • An error during a surgical procedure leads to the patient suffering harm in some way.
  • A baby or the mother is harmed due to negligence during childbirth.
  • Negligence at a hospital results in an incident that harms a member of the public in some way.
  • The level of care in a nursing home drops, due to negligence, and this results in a resident being harmed.
  • A dentist causes harm to a patient during a dental process, due to negligence.
  • A GP fails to deal with a patient symptoms effectively, leading to a treatment being delayed, causing the patient’s medical condition to become worse.
  • A cancer patient is the victim of a misdiagnosis or late diagnosis, leading to treatment being delayed, causing the patient’s  condition to become worse.

Based on these kinds of examples, our panel of medical negligence solicitors could cover the Borough of Hounslow and help victims of such harm to make a claim for compensation.

Surgical Malpractice

There are always risks attached to undergoing a surgical procedure. However, if surgical staff fail to provide care that is reasonably expected of them and this results in unnecessary and avoidable harm coming to a patient then a claim for compensation could be made. Examples of such claims can be found below;

  • A surgeon makes a mistake with a scalpel, cutting the patient in the wrong place. These are often termed wrong site surgeries.
  • Errors are made when administering anesthetic, causing the patient to have an adverse reaction.
  • Surgical tools and equipment such as, swabs,  being left in the patient.
  • Negligent care after the operation leads to the patient contracting an undue infection.

All of these examples demonstrate how mistakes made during or after a surgical procedure, could harm the patient in a way that leaves them in a position where they could make a claim for surgical malpractice.

Delayed Treatment Or Diagnosis By A GP

We know that when we are feeling under the weather, we can book an appointment with our GP and depend upon them to take the action required to treat us. This generally works out well, as every GP is a highly trained medical professional. But mistakes can be made from time to time. When a GP makes a mistake, such as a delayed diagnosis, this can lead to the patient going without proper treatment. In some cases, this will lead to the patient’s medical condition deteriorating unnecessarily. Therefore, when negligence is the driver of the wrongful diagnosis, it could be possible for the patient to make a compensation claim for the harm they suffered. To read more about GP negligence please click here.

Delays In The Diagnosis Of Cancer

A wrongful diagnosis, or a delay in the diagnosis of cancer, could  have significant ramifications related to the health of the patient. In the worst case, it could result in death. In the least case example, the patient would be exposed to aggressive treatments such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy for longer than would have been required if the diagnosis had been made sooner. In cases where an error in diagnosis was caused by negligence, the cancer patient could be able to make a claim. If you or a loved one have suffered medical negligence as a cancer patient, please contact our impartial advisors using the contact details in this guide.

Childbirth Injuries Caused By Negligence

There are always risks during childbirth, as even the easiest birth can be a traumatic experience. However, when negligence occurs, these risks become much higher, and could result in injuries such as:

  • To the mother:
    • Soft tissue injuries such as torn pelvic muscles.
    • Preventable perineal tears.
    • Fractured bones.
    • Unneccessary scarring
  • To the baby:
    • Medical conditions such as Cerebral Palsy.
    • Permanent disfigurement as a result of improper use of birthing assistance tools.
    • Hypoxia causing brain damage.

When injuries such as these (as well as others) are the result of negligence during childbirth, it could be possible for a medical negligence lawyer to process a claim on behalf of mother, baby, or both.

Hospital Negligence In Hounslow

When our GP decides that we are too sick to treat with prescription medication, and need to visit the hospital, the last thing we want to think about is that one of the doctors, nurses, surgeons, or any of the ancillary staff making a mistake. However, negligence does still happen, despite measures being taken to mitigate the likelihood of such an event. Medical negligence could result in undue harm, some examples of such can be seen below:

  • While undergoing an MRI scan or X-Ray, the patient is exposed to harmful levels of radiation, causing them to suffer an adverse reaction.
  • Treatment is provided in a negligent manner, meaning an injury is not effectively treated, or is exacerbated.
  • A patient is given the wrong medication, causing an allergic or adverse reaction.

These are examples of the way hospital negligence could result in some form of harm, that a medical negligence solicitor could process on your behalf.

Residential / Care Home Negligence

As a resident of a care home, you are protected by multiple levels of legislation  that are all aimed at ensuring you receive a minimum level of care. Compliance with this legislation is mandatory. When compliance is not achieved, and it has resulted in avoidable harm this could be construed as negligence. In cases where this negligence directly or indirectly causes harm to a resident, it could be possible for a personal injury solicitor to process a claim on behalf of the injured party. If the resident is unable to make their own claim, a friend or family member will be able to act as a litigation friend, and make the claim on their behalf. Read here for more information regarding care home negligence.

Dental Care Negligence

When any member of staff in a dental surgery is negligent, even during emergency dental care, it could result in serious harm to the patient, for example:

  • A fractured jawbone.
  • Damage to healthy teeth.
  • Infections of the mouth or gums.

If you believe that you have been a victim of medical negligence as a result of medical malpractice and cannot see your injuries listed above, contact one of our advisers using the information in this guide to find out more.

NHS Negligence Claims Statistics

The table below shows data related to NHS negligence claims statistics in the Hounslow area:

Healthcare ProviderClaims Received (2017/18)Number of Incidents (2017/18)CNST Damages
Hounslow and Richmond Community NHS Trust50*

Data for this table was taken from the following online resource:

NHS claims data for 2017/18

No Win No Fee Medical Malpractice Claims

When explaining No Win No Fee agreement, we could say that using a No Win No Fee claims service, reduces your chances of financial loss.  This is because if your claim is not successful, you will not have to pay your solicitors for their services. Adding to this, your solicitor will deduct their fee automatically from any compensation received for you. To find out more regarding the benefits of No Win No Fee claims, fill in our contact form and one of our impartial advisors will contact you back as soon as possible.

Hospitals In The Borough Of Hounslow

  • Hounslow Medical Centre
  • West Middlesex University Hospital
  • Ashford Hospital
  • Ealing Hospital

Talk To Our Team

Have you been injured by a medical professional? Do you think you have a valid doctor malpractice case? Do you need a personal injury lawyer to assist you? If so, we work with a panel of medical negligence solicitors covering Hounslow, who could help you. Speak to a claim advisor on 0800 652 3087 to learn more.

Helpful Information

These external links could be helpful:

Ashford Hospital

London Rd, Stanwell, Ashford TW15 3AA

NHS Hounslow

Hounslow Medical Centre

You can also read these guides:

Claims for surgical errors

Brain injury claims

Written by Mac.

Edited by Charlotte.