If you have been the victim of medical negligence in Llanelli, there is no denying that this is something that is very difficult to come to terms with. After all, when we are not feeling very well, we put our faith in the hands of medical professionals to get us well again. It does not matter whether you have a toothache and you go and see a dentist or if you have stomach pains and you take a trip to see your GP, you depend on the medical professional in question to effectively diagnose the problem so you could get the help you need. You also rely on the surgeons, specialists, and such like, to treat you correctly so that you make a recovery. If a a health care professional allows their standards to drop below what is reasonably expected of them mistake is made in any part of the process due to negligence, it could really have an impact on a person both mentally and physically, and so this is where medical negligence solicitors in Llanelli or those like our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors who are not based in their but can cover the area. In this guide, we will reveal everything you could to know about making a medical negligence Llanelli claim. This includes information on how to find the right solicitors, as well as taking a look at some of the most common types of claims handled by such legal professionals. If you have any questions by the time you finish reading this guide, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us using the below information.
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- How Do I Find A Solicitor To Claim For Medical Negligence?
- Does A Solicitors Location Affect Your Claim?
- Will I Need An Independent Medical Exam?
- Reviews Could Help You Make Your Choice
- Claims Our Panel Of Medical Negligence Solicitors Could Handle
- Negligence In Surgery
- Negligence In Obstetrics (Birth) Care
- Negligence In Oncology (Cancer) Care
- Negligence In A Hospital Or Clinic
- Negligence In A Nursing Home
- Negligence At A Dental Practice
- Negligence At A GP Surgery
- Statistics For Medical Negligence Claims Against NHS Wales
- Could You Make A No Win No Fee Claim?
- Llanelli And Carmarthenshire Hospitals
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If you are thinking about making a personal injury claim, you will probably be searching the internet for medical negligence solicitors and feeling slightly overwhelmed. As you are not limited to medical negligence solicitors in Llanelli, you will find that they are many across the UK to choose from. This is why you might find it useful to know how to narrow down your search. After all, this medical negligence lawyer is going to have your chance of a payout in their hands. This is why it is important that you choose someone that not only has a lot of experience in personal injury but has also worked on a lot of medical negligence cases similar to yours before. It is useful to also look at the reputation of the solicitor in question and to see if they are easy to communicate with. Plus, you may want to think about the fees being charged and how much the service is going to cost you. We usually recommend you go for a no win no fee personal injury lawyer.
A lot of people will simply look for medical negligence solicitors in my area online because they believe that their only option is to work with medical negligence solicitors in Llanelli if they have been injured in this part of Wales. However, this could not be further from the truth. You could work with a professional based anywhere in the UK and this is how our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Llanelli area. Thanks to modern technology, most claims are handled via telephone and email, and so there really is no need to be in close proximity to your lawyer. Instead, you could choose someone based on their expertise and track record rather than selecting someone just because of their postal address.
In order to make a successful claim for personal injury you will need to have an assessment with an independent medical expert. We work with a panel of doctors who are local to Llanelli. Some of the independent experts close to your area that we could arrange appointments with include:
PortTalbot Clinic – Vitality Gym
PortTalbot Clinic – Vitality Gym
When you are looking for medical negligence solicitors in Llanelli or those like our panel that are based outside the area to work on your case, it could certainly assist to read medical negligence solicitor reviews. These comments might enlighten you to the experience that other people have had when working with the solicitor that you are considering. This could be a great way to determine whether or not this is someone you want to work with. Once you have made a claim, it could also be very helpful if you leave feedback to assist other people in the future too.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could handle a wide number of different cases. Below, we take a look at some of the most common examples of Carmarthenshire medical negligence.
While there is no denying that all surgeries are going to have risks linked to them, this does not mean that negligent behavior of surgical staff shouldn’t lead to a claim. If an error has been made during surgery and it has caused you harm that could have been avoided, there is a chance that you have a valid claim for personal injury compensation. Examples of this range from carrying out wrong-sited surgery or administering too much or too little anesthetic. For more examples of surgical negligence, please read here. If negligence in surgery has caused you damage, then it might be worth calling us to see if you have a claim.
Our panel, as another option to Llanelli personal injury solicitors may also be able to help you if you have experienced birth injuries or your baby has. These injuries and accidents could be incredibly difficult to come to terms with because it could be that the child has to suffer lifelong injuries that could have been avoided. When this happens, not only could you claim for the physical injuries but the emotional distress suffered by the whole family too. Examples of Obstetric negligence could arise from failure to properly monitor mother and baby leading to them becoming distressed and this has led to the rushed use of birthing tools resulting in unnecessary scarring to the mother and life altering illnesses such as Cerebral Palsy for the baby.
What about a delayed diagnosis, incorrect diagnosis, or misdiagnosis of cancer? We all know that cancer is a very scary disease, which could spread and develops at a rapid pace. Therefore, it could be argued that a quick diagnosis is imperative. If a mistake is made during the diagnosis stage, this means you might not get the treatment you need as quickly as you need it. This could cause the cancer to spread to other parts of the body. In some cases, this could mean that the individual needs to undergo much more evasive and intense treatment than he or she would have had the negligence of health care professionals not occurred. If you feel that you have experienced negligent cancer diagnosis or care, and it has led to a worsening of your health as a direct result of the negligence, then call us on 0800 652 3087 to discuss your options.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could assist with negligence that has happened in a hospital or clinic environment. It is important to note that this could be a claim against a public or a private hospital. Incidents could range from diagnosis errors, to the surgical or obstetrics incidents above, to poor hygiene leading to the spread of infection.
If you are someone you love has experienced negligence in a care home environment, you may be considering your options in terms of making a claim. There are a lot of different ways that this sort of negligence could happen. Sadly, there have been cases of care home abuse in the news in recent times. There have also been incidents whereby residents’ medication has been mixed or whereby patients have had allergic reactions because their medical notes have been ignored. Staff of a nursing or care home are required to uphold a certain standard of care and if the standards are not kept up, it could result in negligent acts or omissions that lead to the worsening of the residents health.
Aside from the examples that have already been discussed, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could help you when it comes to dental negligence too. There are so many different ways that someone could be the victim of medical negligence. This could be because your dentist has failed to pick up on the signs of oral cancer or a condition like this when they should have and the condition has become worse. In addition to this, other forms of dental negligence include cases whereby the wrong tooth has been extracted, a healthy tooth has been injured during a procedure, the wrong treatment has been carried out, there has been an incorrect diagnosis, and bad oral hygiene advice has been supplied. If damage to your health has occurred as a direct result of dental negligence, you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.
The final example we are going to discuss is GP negligence, which is something our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could also assist with. When someone is not feeling well, they go to see their GP for a diagnosis and advice on treatment. If an error is made here, not only might this mean that the correct treatment is delayed which could make the illness worse and harder to treat, but it could also mean that you end up taking medication that is not necessary, causing symptoms you would not have experienced otherwise. The consequences of this could range from minor to severe. Please read here for more information regarding GP negligence claims.
You could use the table below to find out more about the claims made against NHS Wales. Please note that this is only NHS negligence statistics. This is because data about NHS medical negligence in Wales is made public yet there is no private hospital data.
|Value of payments 2017/18
|Number of settled claims 2017/18
|Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Earlier, we touched upon some of the different factors that you might need to consider when you are looking for medical negligence solicitors in Llanelli or across the UK. One thing we talked about is how we often advise people to go for a no win no fee solicitor. A no win no fee agreement, put simply, means that if you have a valid claim, but it is not successful, you will not have to pay your solicitors fees. It also means that at the beginning of your claim you will agree a percentage that will be deducted from the damages you are awarded should your claim be successful. For more information regarding the claims a no win no fee agreement, please contact us.
There are a number of different hospitals in this part of Wales, including…
- Prince Philip Hospital
- Ty Bryngwyn Hospital
If you are ready to make a claim or you would like some more information about doing so, please do not hesitate to give our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors a call for more details. We are now open 24-hours per day, seven days per week, so you can call at anytime that is convenient for you. The number is 0800 652 3087.
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.
Prince Philip Hospital – You can find Prince Philip Hospital’s site here. The address can be found below:
Bryngwyn Mawr Dafen
Edited by Charlotte.