There are many different ways that someone could be the victim of medical negligence. This could include when a doctor makes mistakes due to them being negligent in diagnosing or treating you. There are also cases involving private and NHS dentist mistakes. No matter what has happened, it could be a stressful and worrying experience. After all, we may trust that medical professionals are going to help us get better. We may not anticipate that they will be negligent, leading to our health becoming worse. Within this guide, we will reveal everything you might need to know if you’re looking for medical negligence solicitors in Kensington and Chelsea. Despite not being based in this part of the UK, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Kensington and Chelsea area, and we will explain how this is the case. Below, we discuss the service you should expect from our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors. We will also provide some information on the most common negligence case types so that you could get a better understanding of some situations that might lead to a claim. If you still have any queries by the time you finish reading this guide, all you need to do is give us a call on 0800 652 3087 and we would be more than happy to help.
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- Things You Should Consider When Picking Your Medical Claims Solicitor
- The Role Of Reviews And Recommendations
- Local Solicitors Are Not Always Best
- A Doctor In Your Area From Our Panel May Conduct Your Medical Exam
- What Is Classed As Medical Negligence?
- Private Or NHS Dentist Mistakes
- Neglect In A Residential Home
- Claims For Where A Doctor Makes Mistakes
- Cancer Screening And Therapy Errors
- Medical Errors In Surgery
- Medical Errors In Births
- Hospital Treatment Malpractice
- Chelsea And Westminster NHS Trust Negligence Statistics
- Explaining No Win No Fee Claims
- Hospitals In The Borough Of Kensington And Chelsea
- Starting Your Claim
- Helpful Links
When it comes to making a claim, whether it is a claim for negligence at the Chelsea and Westminster hospital or something that has happened at a private hospital, it could be very important to find the right medical negligence solicitor for the job. There are so many different medical negligence solicitors in Kensington and Chelsea, as well across the UK. Therefore, it could be critical that you know how to narrow down your search effectively. Below, we will take a look at some of the different factors you could consider so that you make certain you find the most appropriate solicitor for you…
- Experience – You might need someone who has been working in the personal injury sector for a number of years. However, you might also need to make sure that they have worked on cases similar to yours before.
- UK-based – You do not need medical negligence solicitors in Kensington and Chelsea. This is because you are not legally bound to specific solicitors, you can choose anyone in the UK, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Kensington and Chelsea area.
- No win No Fee – Of course, you would probably want to know how much the solicitor is going to charge for their services. We often advise potential claimants to go for a solicitor who works to a no win no fee payment structure. If you have not heard of this before, you could find further information about it toward the end of the guide.
- Communication – You might also want to find someone who is easy to communicate with. It might be a good idea to make sure you could contact them via different platforms.
Aside from the suggestions that have been mentioned above, you could also look at medical negligence solicitor reviews when looking for the most appropriate people to help you with making a claim. These comments could help you to get a good understanding of what it is like to work with the person in question. You should use independent review platforms, though, so you could be sure that the comments are genuine. Once you have made a claim, it may be good if you can leave comments too so you can help others in your position.
A lot of people could assume that their only option is to work with medical negligence solicitors in Kensington and Chelsea when making a claim. Because of this, they tend perform a search for “medical negligence solicitors in my area” on Google. However, there is no need to limit your search in this way, as you could work with a solicitor based anywhere in the UK, as most communication is done via the telephone and email. This is how our panel of medical negligence solicitors can easily cover the Kensington and Chelsea area.
In order to make a claim for personal injury, you need to prove that you have been injuries as a result of a health care professionals negligent actions. While you don’t need medical negligence solicitors in Kensington And Chelsea, you will want to attend your independent medical assessment locally. This is something that we could assist with as we have a panel of doctors throughout the country, including…
The Harley Street Clinic Diagnostic Centre,
16 Devonshire Street
96 Harley Street
London and Meeting,
5 Merchant Square,
There are many different types of medical negligence in Kensington and clinical negligence in Chelsea. Below, we will take a look at some common examples to help you to get a better understanding of what could potentially lead to a claim.
The first example we are going to take a look at is dental negligence cases. There are many different ways your dentist or any member of staff in a dental surgery could be deemed negligent. This could include cases whereby your dentist has extracted the wrong tooth, provided negligent dental advice, caused damage while carrying out treatment, or they have failed to pick up on the signs of oral cancer. These are just a few examples. If you have experienced dental negligence and it has caused you unnecessary harm or suffering, call us using our below information to discuss how you may be able to make a claim.
You may also be able to make a claim if you or a loved one has experienced negligence that has happened at a care home. If staff working in a care home have not performed the duties that are reasonably expected of them, and this has resulted in adverse harm, then this could be grounds for personal injury compensation. Examples of such, could be because of a medication mix-up, due to negligent standards of care, that has led to overdosing, or injuries as a result of slip, trip or fall that could have been avoided. There have also sadly been cases of care home abuse that have been documented in the media.
In addition to the suggestions above, you may also need the assistance of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors if you have suffered an illness or injury because your doctor has made a mistake in diagnosis or treatment or failed to refer you to the correct specialist or even omitted to refer you at all. Negligence by the GP could be if they haven’t listened to how you are feeling, or ignored clear signs of illness, or not examined you properly. If your doctor does not diagnose an illness properly, this could mean that treatment could be delayed and/or you could end up taking medication that is not right for you leading to worsening symptoms too. If your health has been directly affected by the negligence of your GP, then you could have a claim.
When a person discovers that they have cancer, it is an upsetting and stressful time, it could prove even more distressing to find out that health care professionals have failed in their duties and this has caused you further harm. Cancer is a disease that could progress at a rapid pace. If it is not diagnosed correctly or the correct treatment is not administrated as soon as it should be, this could cause the cancer to spread to other parts of the body. This could cause the illness to get more severe, meaning more intensive treatment. In some cases, cancer negligence could well be fatal. You may want to find solicitors to bring a claim for compensation on your behalf if you have suffered undue harm as a result of cancer negligence.
Are you looking for medical negligence solicitors in Kensington and Chelsea because of a mistake that has been made during surgery? If so, our panel could help cover claims in the area even though we are not based there. There is no denying that all operations and surgeries have risks. However, surgical staff are highly trained to deal with complex procedures and if they let their standards slip below what is reasonably expected of them then it could lead to negligent actions that in turn create avoidable injury/illnesses. Examples of such range from retained surgical instruments resulting in an undue infection to instances whereby your surgeon has operated on the wrong part of the body and this has caused damage to healthy organs or limbs. Unfortunately, there are lots of different examples of mistakes that could occur, please read here for more information.
Aside from the examples that have already been mentioned, you may also be looking for our panel as an alternative to medical negligence solicitors in Kensington and Chelsea if you or your baby have suffered an illness or injury because of birth negligence. Birth negligence could impact both the mother and the child and there are many different ways that this could happen. One way birth negligence could occur is if the midwife or medical professional has failed to notice that the mother or baby were in distress and failed to take corrective action and this has resulted in the adverse consequences such as Cerebral Palsy. Further examples are, using the wrong birth assisting tools or using them in the wrong manner and causing permanent injuries such as, unnecessary scarring to the mother or brain damage to the baby. If you or your baby have suffered as a result of medical errors during childbirth, then please contact us today to find out is you are eligible to make a claim.
In addition to the above, you could also make a claim if you have experienced negligence at the Chelsea and Westminster hospital or negligence at any other hospital in the area. No matter whether it is a public or private hospital; our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could assist you. From improper standards of care in terms of infection control which has led to the contraction and spreading of infections such as MRSA, to failing to correct treat pressure sores which has resulted in Osteomyelitis. If the hospital has been negligent and you believe that you have a valid claim, please do not hesitate to give us a call for more information.
To get a better understanding of the number of medical negligence incidents in Chelsea and Westminster, please refer to the table below. Please note this is only for NHS trusts and NHS negligence. Private hospital data is not available.
|Healthcare provider||Claims received 17/18||Number of incidents 17/18||Damage payments|
|Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust||49||10||£16,751,398.46|
Earlier, we provided you with some advice on the different factors that you should consider when you are looking for medical negligence solicitors in Kensington and Chelsea, or those like our panel of solicitors who can cover the area. One thing we advise is that you should look for a no win no fee personal injury solicitor. This type of arrangement is also known as a conditional fee agreement. When it comes to explaining a no win no fee claim, it is actually a lot more straightforward than you may realise. Basically, it means that you are only going to need to pay legal fees if your case is a success. If it is not, you won’t need to pay anything to the solicitors representing your case at all. In terms of fees, you will pay a percentage of the compensation you are awarded. This is something that you will agree on with your medical negligence lawyer beforehand.
There are lots of hospitals in this area. This includes…
- Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital
- Royal Hospital Chelsea
- The Lister Hospital
- Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
- The Harley Street Hospital
- Bupa Cromwell Hospital
No matter what has happened, whether you have been the victim of a NHS cancer screening error or you are thinking about making a valid claim for neglect in a residential home, you could speak to our experts today to make a personal injury claim. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Kensington And Chelsea area. You can reach us any time of the day, any day of the week, on 0800 652 3087 or by filling in our online claim form.
Claimants for wrongful death – Relatives could make claims on behalf of a loved one that has passed away. You can read more on this here.
Malpractice in Surgery – You can find answers to common questions here.
Wrong diagnoses – FAQ – More information surrounding misdiagnosis claims.
Bupa Cromwell Hospital – You can find Bupa Cromwell Hospital’s site here. bupacromwellhospital.com
Chelsea And Westminster Hospital
369 Fulham Road,
Edited by Charlotte.