If you are a medical error victim, you might be exploring the possibility of making a claim for compensation. There are many different ways that Devon medical negligence could potentially happen. This could include everything from injuries during birth and surgical mistakes to dental errors and late diagnosis. Essentially, if someone else in the medical field has made a mistake, which could have been avoided, and you have been injured or suffered an illness as a consequence, there is a chance that you may be able to make a claim. In this guide, we are going to assist those looking for medical negligence solicitors covering Paignton. Despite not being based in Paignton, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Paignton area, and we will reveal how this is possible. We will also take a look at the service provided by our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors in further detail. If you have any queries by the time you finish reading this guide, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Our contact information can be found at the bottom of the page.
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- How To Find The Right Clinical Negligence Solicitor For Your Case
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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
- Torbay And South Devon Partnership NHS Trust Statistics
- No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors Covering Paignton
- Hospitals And Clinics In Paignton
- How To Start Your Medical Negligence Claim
There are many medical negligence solicitors covering Paignton for you to choose from, and of course, you could choose those across the UK that can cover the area meaning there is even more choice. And, there is no denying that one of the most important components in any personal injury claim is the personal injury lawyer you use, as they could have your chances of securing compensation in their hands. So, what could you be looking for?
- Experience – Experience is, in our opinion, essential. You may not want to be someone’s practice project; you might want them to have handled many cases successfully before.
- Specialisation – The solicitor in our opinion, should specialise in medical negligence.
- Success Rate – You may not want to use the services of someone that has a track record of losing cases.
- No win No Fee – Going for a no win no fee medical negligence solicitor is highly advisable because you would only pay legal fees if your case is a success. This minimises risk, ensures a better service and guarantees the personal injury solicitor would only take on your case if they genuinely think it is strong enough to secure compensation.
- Reputation – Last but not least, you might just want to read reviews that have been left by previous clients to ensure the medical negligence lawyer has a good reputation in the industry.
A lot of people believe that they are going to need to use medical negligence solicitors in Paignton if they are going to make a claim for something that happened in this part of the UK. Therefore, when they do a search online, they simply search for “medical negligence solicitors in my area”. There is no need to limit your options like this. You could compare clinical negligence solicitors from across the UK. This is because claims today are handled via email and telephone due to the rapid advances in technology in recent years. This is how our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Paignton area. This is extremely beneficial because rather than choosing a clinical negligence lawyer based purely on where they are located, you would be able to select someone based on their track record and the expertise that they bring to the table rather than choosing medical negligence solicitors for their location.
It is always a good idea to read medical negligence solicitor reviews – especially those that have been left by people that have already made a personal injury claim. This is a great way to get an insight into the solicitors across the UK. You would be able to find out what the personal injury solicitor was like to work with and whether they were easy to get in touch with, for example. Once you have made a claim yourself, it could be an idea to leave feedback about the UK based solicitor that you have used.
Now that you know you are able to use a medical negligence solicitor based anywhere in the country, including our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors, but what about a medical expert? Well, in order for you to make a claim you will need to see an independent doctor for a medical assessment regarding the injuries that you have sustained. Luckily, this is something we may also be able to assist with because we work with a panel of doctors across the country. Some of the connections we have in Paignton include…
30 Litchdon Street
Allerdale Farm House
Chillington Nr Kingsbridge
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors has many years of experience dealing with medical negligence cases throughout the United Kingdom and we could also help in Paignton. In the next sections, we are going to take a look at some of the most common forms of NHS negligence and private healthcare claims. This list is not exhaustive but it should help to give you a better understanding of claim types.
The first example we are going to look at is negligent surgical care. When it comes to operations, there is no denying that there are always going to be some risks involved. These risks should be explained to you beforehand. However, this does not account for injuries caused by negligence on behalf of the surgeon. If the surgeon does not carry out the surgery properly or he or she leaves a surgical instrument inside of your body by being negligent, there is a chance you would be able to make a claim because the surgeon in question might have caused you further discomfort, stress, and potentially life-long injuries. For more information, all you need to do is give us a call.
You may also be able to make a claim with our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors if you have experienced birth negligence. In these cases, the mother or the baby, or potentially both, could be injured. There could be birth negligence cases whereby the effects could be extremely traumatic, with some babies potentially losing their lives because the midwives in question might not have realised that the baby was in distress. No matter the severity of what happened, if a mistake was made during birth and you were harmed, or your baby was harmed, you may wish to explore the possibility of making a claim. Medical negligence solicitors would help you to claim for both the physical injuries and the emotional trauma experienced as a result of negligence during childbirth.
If you have experienced negligence in a hospital environment, you may be able to make a claim with the assistance of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors. This is the case no matter whether you were injured in a public hospital or you were injured in a hospital that is run by the NHS. From misdiagnosis to poor sanitation; the scenarios could vary. If negligence by anyone working at a hospital causes you harm, then you may want to give our team a call.
The decision to send someone we love to a care home might not be an easy one. However, we may come to this decision ultimately because we believe it is going to be better for their health and happiness. When it does not turn out this way because of a mistake made by someone working at the care home or due poor standards in general, and they are caused harm, it could be very hard to come to terms with. While compensation is unlikely to fix the health of the person, it may go some way towards helping them in the future.
When feeling unwell, we turn to our GP. However, if you have suffered from GP negligence, you may want to look into making a claim against a doctor. After all, your GP may have the job of diagnosing your medical issue and ensuring you get on the right track in terms of treatment. Therefore, any mistakes made here due to negligence could damage your health further.
In addition to the examples that have already been mentioned, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors have experience in dental negligence. Your dentist also has a duty of care towards you. Some examples of how staff at the dental surgery could fail in this are as follows…
- Extracting the wrong tooth
- Damage to a healthy tooth during treatment
- Failing to pick up on the signs of oral cancer
- The failure to clean dental instruments properly, resulting in an infection
- Negligent dental advice
Finally, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors may be able to help you make a claim for a misdiagnosis of cancer or negligent cancer treatment. Ill all cancer cases, a timely diagnosis and quick and proper action are vital. If mistakes are made in this regard, it could cause the cancer to develop to a worsened stage, meaning more intensive treatment and sometimes causing the cancer to become incurable. If you have suffered this sort of negligence, then simply call us to discuss your circumstances.
To get a better understanding of the number of medical negligence incidents in Torbay and South Devon, please refer to the table below. Please note this is only for NHS trusts. Private hospital data is not available.
|Healthcare provider||Claims received 17/18||Number of incidents 17/18||Damage payments|
|Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust||26||*||*|
One of the standout features of our service, we feel, is the fact that all of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors work on a no win no fee basis. This means if your claim is unsuccessful you will not be liable to pay your solicitor for their fees. This might give you peace of mind, as a lot of people might worry about the financial implications of making a personal injury case of any nature. In terms of how payment works, your solicitor would receive a percentage of your compensation. This is a percentage you would both agree on beforehand, and as per law, this is capped. If you would like to discuss the benefits of using a no win no fee agreement then please do not hesitate to contact us.
There are many different hospitals and clinics in the Paignton area, including…
- Paignton Health and Wellbeing Centre
- Torbay Hospital
- Mount Stuart Hospital
- Mayfield Medical Centre
- Castle Circus Health Centre
- Brixham Hospital
Irrespective of whether you are ready to make a personal injury claim or you have any queries, you could speak to our experts today. You could reach us 24 hours a day, any day of the week, on 0800 652 3087 or by filling in our online contact form. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Paignton area for any claims you want to make.
Claimants For Wrongful Death – Relatives could make claims on behalf of a loved one that has passed away. You could read more on this here.
Malpractice In Surgery – You could find answers to common questions here.
Wrong Diagnoses – FAQ – More information surrounding misdiagnosis claims.
Paignton Health and Wellbeing Centre – You could find Paignton Health and Wellbeing Centre hospital’s site here. The address can be found below:
Paignton Health and Wellbeing Centre, 2-19 Church St, Paignton, TQ3 3FF.
Written by Jo.
Edited by Charlotte.