If you’re from the Isle of Wight and have suffered an injury or an illness that occurred because of medical negligence you could have a case for claiming compensation. You may have stumbled on this page while looking for personal injury solicitors based in the Isle of Wight, but if you read further you will see that we have compiled a very useful guide to help you, it may also answer any outstanding questions that you may have about medical negligence.
Although making a medical negligence claim will not change what has happened, it can be very important to do as it can provide the financial assistance you may need if you have had to take time away from work, or financial help for the future if you can no longer work as a result of your injury.
Making a claim can be a complex process depending on the circumstances and having the right legal assistance can be extremely helpful. This guide aims to provide you with the information you need to help you find the right medical negligence solicitor for your claim and also explains how our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors who cover the Isle of Wight area could help you to claim the compensation you deserve.
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- Tips For Choosing Between Different Solicitors Covering The Isle Of Wight
- Do I Have To Use Legal Services On The Isle Of Wight?
- What Is A Medical Assessment And Will I Need One?
- Testimonials And Reviews Are Available Online
- Examples Of Possible Isle Of Wight Medical Negligence Claims
- General Surgery Negligence
- Doctor Negligence Cases
- Hospital And A & E Claims
- Dental Clinical Negligence
- Birth Trauma And Injuries
- Nursing Home Neglect / Negligence
- Cancer Misdiagnosis
- Incidences Of Medical Negligence At The Isle Of Wight NHS Trust
- Isle Of Wight No Win No Fee Claims
- Isle Of Wight Hospitals And Medical Services
- Talk To Us
- Helpful Links
Once you have decided to go ahead with making a compensation claim for the medical negligence you have experienced that resulted in your injury or illness, you may want to hire a medical negligence lawyer that can pursue your claim on your behalf as this may mean that you have a better chance of a successful outcome. However, finding the right personal injury lawyer for your case isn’t necessarily straight forward as there are many legal firms to choose from. There are a number of things you could do that will help to whittle down the number of possibilities. Asking trusted family and friends for any recommendations of solicitors that they may have used themselves or they may know of someone who has used a personal injury solicitor where they have been happy with the service provided. Also looking at medical negligence solicitor reviews can be really helpful as you will get an honest opinion from a customer’s point of view. It is also important to consider the solicitor’s amount of experience in the personal injury claims industry and the level of success they have had in the past. Choosing a medical negligence solicitor that has years of experience is generally a better option as they would usually have a higher rate of success, but always check this.
Alternatively, you could speak to Medical Negligence Assist, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Isle of Wight area as well as across the UK and so we will be able to connect you to an experienced solicitor that is suitable for your individual case.
Although you may believe that it is a requirement to use ‘medical negligence solicitors in my area’, or that it may be easier, in actual fact, it doesn’t matter where the solicitor is located. Although there may be good legal services on the Isle Of Wight that you could use, there may possibly be a more suitable legal team located elsewhere within the UK, and with many communications methods available, you could just as easily hire someone located in as far away as Scotland! The location really isn’t important, what’s more important is their ability to deal with your case efficiently so that you get the compensation you deserve. Medical Negligence Assist works with a panel of experienced medical negligence solicitors who cover the Isle Of Wight, and across the UK, and so can help you to get the right solicitor for your individual case and requirements.
When a compensation claim is made, there are a number of elements that make up the overall settlement award. One of the main components is the type of injury or illness and it’s level of severity. This is why you will need to attend an impartial assessment with a medical expert who will comment on the injuries you sustained as a result of the medical negligence that occurred. The assessment will also help to establish the level of compensation that should be awarded along with providing the evidence base for your claim
We work with a panel of independent doctors. Some of whom are based in the Isle of Wight, therefore if you choose to work with our panel of medical negligence solicitors then they can arrange for you to have a local assessment, these include;
- Bhaswati Majumdar, Summerlee Surgery, 18 Garfield Road, Ryde, Isle Of Wight, PO33 2PT.
Reading medical negligence solicitor reviews can be a great help when deciding on a solicitor to hire to pursue your case on your behalf for you. They can help you determine which solicitors will be able to give you the level of customer service you require, whether or not they deliver on their promises, if they are reliable, if they work in a timely manner, and much more. Although sometimes you may come across a bogus review, in most cases the reviews are genuine and give an honest account of the clients overall experience with the personal injury solicitor. Of course, as well as reading client reviews, you can always contact Medical Negligence Assist who will be able to give further information on individual solicitors as our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Isle of Wight area as well as across the UK and so we can advise you on which solicitors may be better suited for your unique case.
Medical negligence can occur in numerous different ways in various locations. Examples of the types of medical negligence cases we deal with include:
- Cancer misdiagnosis
- Private hospital negligence
- General surgery negligence
- Eye surgery negligence
- NHS negligence – maybe be a GP surgery, hospital or dental practice.
- Nursing home negligence
- Negligence during pregnancy and childbirth
- Dental negligence
However or wherever it occurred, if you have been injured or made ill due to medical negligence, you may have a valid cause to claim for compensation. Speak to Medical Negligence Assist for further help and advice.
All kinds of surgery, regardless of whether they are carried out in an NHS or private healthcare setting, carry an element of risk of things going wrong or result in unwanted side effects even, when the surgery is carried out with extreme care and precautions. If, under these circumstances, the patient does suffer from consequences of having the surgery, providing they were fully informed of the potential risks and side effects prior to surgery going ahead, it’s unlikely they would have a valid claim, but, if they were not fully informed, the surgical team may be deemed in breach of their duty of care and so liable for a compensation claim to be made. Other possible negligent acts which result in harm coming to the patient include using unsterilised equipment, operating in the wrong site, leaving surgical dressings in the wound, performing the wrong type of surgery and it has damaged healthy organs or limbs, causing extensive scarring through carelessness, and so on.
Our GP is generally someone we trust when suffering a health complaint to take the right course of action to make us better, this may be prescribing medication or treatment, sending us for tests or referring us to a specialist healthcare professional. If our GP fails to recognise symptoms, makes a misdiagnosis, prescribes the wrong medication or fails to take action quick enough for example, which then results in us coming to harm, they can be deemed as being negligent and held responsible for compensation if a claim is brought against them. To read about different types of GP negligence claims please click here.
Hospitals are extremely busy places where all kinds of medical care is being carried out. Regardless of whether you have received medical care in an NHS or private hospital, if you have been treated negligently and this has resulted in you becoming harmed, providing you can prove liability, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Whether you’ve had a misdiagnosis, been given the wrong medication, been the victim of a surgical error, developed an infection such as MRSA or suffered food poisoning at the hospital and you can prove that you have suffered adversely as a result, you may have a legitimate claim, just speak with one of our advisors at Medical Negligence Assist who can connect you to an experienced medical negligence lawyer with whom you can discuss the details of your case.
Medical negligence can also occur in a dental practice, either NHS or private. Dental negligence may occur in a number of ways such as the dentist using utensils that haven’t been sufficiently sterilised, making a misdiagnosis, extracting the wrong tooth, filling the wrong tooth, damaging the nerves or the gums, and so on. You can make a claim for dental clinical negligence as long as you can prove that your health has suffered avoidable injury as a result. If you have been the victim of dental negligence, please call us today to discuss further.
There are many complications and problems that can arise during childbirth and quick professional intervention is sometimes needed to help things progress safely for both mother and baby. Unfortunately, sometimes things can go wrong resulting in injuries that couldn’t be avoided even when the best possible care has been given. However, some injuries occur due to the neglect of the medical team, perhaps they made a wrong decision, or failed to act quickly enough for example. Although some injuries will be able to heal over time and are considered reasonably minor, others may lead to devastating consequences such as permanent health problems or even loss of life. If you, your baby, or both of you have been affected by medical negligence during childbirth, you may be entitled to make a claim.
There are many different ways in which someone may suffer neglect in a nursing or care home, these include:
- Not being assisted with personal care such as toileting, washing, dressing etc.
- Suffering malnutrition due to not being provided with a nutritional diet.
- Having symptoms of illness or injury ignored or go unnoticed.
- Being given the wrong medication.
- Not being assisted with repositioning if needed resulting in pressure sores.
- Not being supervised when required or assisted with moving about resulting in slip, trip and fall injuries.
If you or a loved one has suffered negligence in a care or nursing home which has resulted in harm, please contact Medical Negligence Assist for help and advice.
Cancer is a terrible disease that if left untreated, or treatment is received late, can sadly often result in loss of life. Early diagnosis of cancer is key to having the best chance at successfully fighting the disease. Being misdiagnosed can mean a delay in treatment which may mean the patient has to undergo more extensive and harsher treatment, or in some cases may mean it is sadly too late for treatment where the cancer is too far gone. If you or someone you love has suffered due to medical negligence involving cancer, you will be able to make a claim for compensation. Please read here for more information regarding medical negligence claims in relation to cancer misdiagnosis.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors deal with all types of medical negligence claims form hospitals on the Isle of Wight and all across the UK. In the table below you can see the number of claims and incidents that have occurred in the Isle Of Wight NHS Trust and the total amount paid out in compensation:
|NHS Trust Or Relevant Healthcare Authority
|No. of claims recieved
|No. of reported incidents
(* is less then 5)
|Damages Paid (£)
|Isle of Wight NHS Trust
This data can be found on the factsheet found in this link.
No win no fee claims are financially the safest way to hire legal help as they pose no risk to your current finances. This is because, unlike solicitors that prefer to be paid by the hour or at regular intervals, solicitors that offer a no win no fee policy do not expect to be paid anything until the case has been concluded and only if the case is successful and you win compensation. The payment is not made directly by you either, it simply comes out of the awarded amount as a small percentage (maximum of 25%) therefore not affecting any savings you may have. If the case is unsuccessful however, as the name ‘no win no fee’ suggests, you will not need to pay your solicitor anything at all. At Medical Negligence Assist, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors all offer a no win no fee service, call us today to get your claim started.
Below you will find listed some of the hospitals and clinics that serve patients in the Isle Of Wight area:
- St Mary’s Hospital (NHS)
- Mottistone Private Healthcare
- Brookside Health Centre
- Carisbrooke Health Centre
- Whitecross Dental Care (not NHS)
If you would like to discuss your case with an experienced and successful personal injury specialist, contact Medical Negligence Assist today on 0800 652 3087 and we will be able to connect you with an expert medical negligence solicitor who will be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. You can also fill in a claim form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
This is one of our guides explaining how to claim compensation for hospital negligence.
Here you will find some helpful information if you need to make a complaint about private healthcare you have received.
This is an NHS site giving information about the best way to make a complaint regarding receiving NHS healthcare.
St Mary’s Hospital (NHS)
Parkhurst Road, Newport, Isle Of Wight, PO30 5TG
Edited by Charlotte.