If you have been the victim of medical negligence, you may be considering the prospect of making a claim for compensation. There are many different ways that someone could experience medical negligence. This could include experiencing clinical negligence in Littlehampton while giving birth. You could have also gotten ill while at a hospital in Littlehampton because of poor hygiene standards. The scenarios could differ. However, if you believe that you have suffered an illness or injury because of a negligent action or lack of action taken by a medical professional, there could be the chance that you could have the basis for a claim. In this guide to Littlehampton claims, we will take a look at cases for those interested in finding medical negligence solicitors covering Littlehampton specifically, explaining why you might be better of by choosing someone like our panel that are based out of the area but cover claims for incidents that could happen there. We will answer all of the pressing questions you may have, for example:
- How much compensation do you get for medical negligence?
- Do I have a case for medical negligence?
- What do you do if you suspect medical negligence?
- What does medical negligence mean?
- How long do you have to claim for medical negligence?
We may not be based in Littlehampton but our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Littlehampton area. In this guide, we will explain why you do not have to use medical negligence solicitors in Littlehampton, Sussex, and why you are able to use our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors.
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- Negligent Surgical Care
- Negligence Leading To Birth Injuries
- Negligence At A Hospital
- Negligence At A Care Home
- Negligence By A GP
- Negligence By A Dentist
- Negligent Cancer Care Or Misdiagnosis
- Sussex NHS Trusts Clinical Negligence Statistics
- No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors Covering Littlehampton
- Hospitals And Clinics In Littlehampton
- How To Start Your Medical Negligence Claim
If you want to make a claim for compensation, you might well need to have a good personal injury lawyer on your side who could give you a good chance of getting the full payout you deserve. There are many medical negligence solicitors who can cover the area of Littlehampton, Sussex – as well as across the UK – and so you need to figure out how you are going to narrow down your search effectively. The first thing you could look at is the solicitor’s experience. After this, you might want to make sure that they have handled cases similar to yours and that they have a good track record. They could also offer favourable payment terms, and we will discuss more about the no win no fee agreement later in the guide. Finally, you might need to make sure that they are easy to get in touch with and that you could communicate with them well.
A lot of people purely search for medical negligence solicitors in my area online via the likes of Google. This is because they think that they are going to need to use medical negligence solicitors in their own area if they are to secure compensation for medical negligence that happened in this area. However, you do not have to use clinical negligence solicitors in Littlehampton. This is because a large number of cases are handled via telephone and email today. Because of this, our panel of experienced medical negligence solicitors can cover the Littlehampton area. This means that you could choose based on factors like experience and expertise, rather than being forced to select based on location.
It could be helpful to read medical negligence solicitor reviews have been left by people who were once in your position. This is a good way to get an honest insight into the medical negligence solicitors you are thinking about working with. You could then find out what they are like to speak to and how efficient they are. We suggest that you use independent review platforms, though, so you could be sure that all of the comments are authentic. If you do make a claim, it might be good if you could leave feedback too because you are then going to be able to assist anyone else who finds themselves in your unwanted position.
While you are able to use a medical negligence solicitor based anywhere in the country, including our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors, you are going to need to attended an independent medical assessment. This assessment is with an independent expert who will form a report regarding the injuries that you have received as a result of medical negligence. This report will form the basis of your claim. In order to ensure that you do not have to travel far to your appointment, our panel of solicitors work with a panel of doctors who are based locally to you. One of whom we have listed below;
80 Stoneham Road, Hove
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors has many years of experience dealing with medical negligence cases throughout the United Kingdom and, as we have mentioned, we can assist with claims in Littlehampton. Below, we are going to take a look at some of the most common clinic, dental, and hospital negligence claims in further detail.
Firstly, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could help with cases involving negligent surgery. While there is no denying that there are risks associated with all types of operations, this does not mean that negligent behaviour by the surgical team looking after you should be overlooked. When this happens, there could be the basis for a claim. There are many ways surgical negligence could occur, from retained surgical instruments to an operation being carried out on the wrong part of the body, to the wrong level of anaesthesia is given. If these incidents or other incidents of negligence leave you with worsening health or injury, then you could look into making a claim.
These sorts of injuries could happen because the midwife failed to notice you or your child were in distress. However, there are other scenarios too, for example, the midwife using the incorrect birth assisting tools, or poor standards of care leading to an otherwise avoidable infection to you or baby.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors also have experience when it comes to making claims for negligence that has happened in a hospital environment. This could be anything from poor hygiene to mistakes made while diagnosing symptoms, leading to a new health condition being experienced, or an illness being made worse than it would if negligence had not happened. Claims of this type could be taken against private and public hospitals.
When someone we love goes to a care home, it is a very difficult process. After all, you may want to make sure that the person you’re putting into a care home lives their best possible life, and so this is why you may have all come to this decision. Therefore, when the care home lets you and your family down, it could be very hard to come to terms with. From medication mistakes to care home abuse, to failing standards of care the scenarios could differ greatly. If a loved one has been injured or suffered illness because of negligence, then why not call our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors for more information.
Aside from this, you may want to make a claim if you have experienced GP negligence. When someone is not feeling too great, they could book an appointment with their doctor. If the GP does not diagnose the condition correctly or does not examine the patient properly, this could mean that you do not get the treatment you need and/or you end up taking medication that is not right for you. This could cause you to get ill or condition to worsen because you are not treated effectively.
Again, there are so many ways this could happen. Dental negligence could occur if the dentist has pulled out the wrong tooth, or if they have given negligent dental advice, or if they have damaged a healthy tooth during treatment, for example. If damage to your oral health has happened due to negligence, then you could have a claim.
Finally, you may want to use the services of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors if you have been the victim of a cancer misdiagnosis or cancer care negligence. Cancer is a terrible disease, and one of the worst things about it is it has the tendency to, in some cases, develop and spread at a very rapid speed. Therefore, if your doctor has misdiagnosed you or you have not received the correct treatment due to negligence, this could result in cancer spreading to parts of the body it would not have had they given you the right treatment or diagnosis. In some cases, this could be fatal.
To get a better understanding of the number of medical negligence incidents in Littlehampton, please refer to the table below. Please note this is only for NHS negligence. Private hospital data is not available.
|Healthcare provider||Claims received 17/18||Number of incidents 17/18||Damage payments|
|Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust||58||*||£7,141,976.01|
|Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust||5||*||£174,700|
There is no denying that one of the most pivotal facets when it comes to making a claim is choosing experienced and reputable medical negligence solicitors. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Littlehampton area. When looking for solicitors, aside from assessing their experience and ensuring they have a good success rate, another thing you could be interested in is the fees they charge. It may be an idea to look for a no win no fee medical negligence solicitor when making any sort of personal injury claim. For those who may be unaware, this means that you are only going to need to pay legal fees if your case is a success and compensation is secured. This could give you peace of mind financially because you would then know that you are not going to be in an unwanted position. This is something that you do not have to worry about when you choose our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors, as we always offer a no win no fee service.
There are many different hospitals and clinics in the Littlehampton area, including…
- Mewsbrook House
- Westcourt Surgery
- Littlehampton Health Centre
- The Park Surgery
- Zachary Merton Hospital
Irrespective of the circumstances surrounding the Littlehampton clinical negligence that you have experienced, all you need to do is give us a call today for more information and we would be more than happy to assist you in any manner that we can. You can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 652 3087 or by filling in this 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.
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Written by Jo.
Edited by Charlotte.