Have you experienced medical negligence in Reading, Berkshire, which has resulted in you becoming ill, injured or has worsened your medical condition? If this is the case, you could be eligible to make a medical negligence claim for compensation. Trust our team to help you navigate the claims process. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Reading area and could help you to claim compensation. Our panel of solicitors will always fight to win you the best possible compensation settlement that you could be entitled to claim, so you won’t be shortchanged. What’s more, many of our panel of solicitors have years of experience handling claims for medical negligence, so your claim will be in a safe pair of hands.
Whatever sort of medical negligence in Berkshire you have experienced: negligence in surgery, negligence in nursing home care, medical negligence at birth, negligence at a hospital, medical negligence in cancer care, negligence in dentistry or NHS negligence, we could find an excellent medical negligence solicitor covering the Reading area from our panel to handle your claim.
Phone Medical Negligence Assist today on 0800 652 3087, to begin your claim for medical negligence. We offer a free consultation to anyone looking to make a personal injury claim. Speak to us and if we believe you are entitled to make a medical negligence claim, one of our panel of excellent medical negligence solicitors covering Reading and Berkshire could start working on your claim right away.
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Medical negligence is when a patient receives substandard medical care from a doctor, nurse, dentist or another medical professional, which worsens their existing medical condition, makes the patient ill or injures them. Medical negligence is sometimes called clinical negligence. Because medical practitioners have a duty of care towards those they treat, if a patient is harmed because of medical negligence, the practitioner may be held liable for their injuries and the organisation they work for may have to pay the injured party compensation.
We have included some advice about ways to find the right clinical negligence solicitor to conduct your claim below. Remember, if you have been injured or made ill because of medical negligence, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Contact Medical Negligence Assist today, to enquire about claiming compensation for medical negligence in Berkshire.
There is a common misconception that if you live in Reading, you need to use a clinical negligence solicitor in Reading, to handle your claim. In fact, it is common for claimants to ask us “do I need to use a medical negligence solicitor near me, to handle my claim?” The answer is no, these days, it’s normal for a solicitors firm to work remotely with their clients, consulting them by phone or email. Given the choice, we always recommend that you place other factors over location, such as experience, the solicitors’ record of winning compensation claims similar to yours, and whether or not they offer the option to make a no win no fee claim.
Contact the team at Medical Negligence Assist today and an excellent personal injury solicitor from our panel could handle your claim.
If they decide to make a medical negligence claim, many people seek the opinion of others. Some people will talk to a friend or family member, who has had to make a clinical negligence claim, to see if they would recommend the clinical negligence solicitor that they used. If you don’t know anyone who has been through a similar ordeal to you, you could always look online to read medical negligence solicitors reviews. Reading medical negligence solicitors reviews online could help you gain an impression of the quality of service that is offered by different firms and whether or not they have much experience handling personal injury claims like yours.
Alternatively, phone Medical Negligence Assist today. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Reading area, so call us today to begin your claim.
To make a clinical negligence claim in Reading or elsewhere, you will need to have your injuries or illness assessed by a GP. They will produce a report, which your medical negligence lawyer will use to handle your claim. Our panel of solicitors could arrange for you to see a specialist doctor in Reading for your medical assessment. An appointment may be arranged at a time that is convenient for you.
The assessment could take place at the following locations or other locations if these are not available;
Spire Dunedin Hospital,
22 Bath Road
1st Chiropractic Clinic,
Suite 6 – 1st Floor Cockayne House,
126-128 Crockhamwell Road,
At Medical Negligence Assist, our panel of solicitors will conduct any sort of claim for medical negligence, as long as it can be proven that a medical professional has breached their duty of care, providing treatment that is below the expected level and that such service has caused avoidable harm.
We have looked at some types of medical negligence below in more detail if your particular circumstances have not be mentioned please call our advisors at the number at the bottom of the guide for further advice.
If you have suffered because of medical negligence in Berkshire or Reading, call us today, to find the right medical negligence solicitor covering the Berkshire area, to handle your claim.
If you have been injured, made ill, or had your existing condition worsened because of negligence in surgery, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Some examples of negligence in surgery include mismanagement of anaesthetic which causes unnecessary pain, a surgeon leaving a foreign body inside a patient, a surgeon leaving tissue that was supposed to be removed inside a patient or extreme examples such as a surgeon amputating the wrong limb, or performing surgery on the wrong part of the body.
Have you had your existing medical condition worsened, been made ill or injured unnecessarily because of negligence in surgery? Phone Medical Negligence Assist today to see if you are entitled to claim compensation. If you have legitimate grounds to make a surgical negligence claim, one of our panel of excellent medical negligence solicitors could handle your claim.
Care homes and nursing homes play an essential role in our society, providing residential care for people who are not able to care for themselves. Some care homes provide residential care for the elderly, others for people suffering from severe disabilities. Care homes usually offer residents a good standard of care. However, there have been times when negligence in nursing home care has resulted in residents being harmed. If you or your next of kin relative have been injured, made ill or had their existing medical condition worsened because of medical negligence at a care home, or nursing home, call us today to see if you are entitled to claim.
Examples of negligence in nursing home care include a patient being injured when staff move them due to little or poor training, a patient being given the wrong type or quantity of medication causing further ill health or intentional neglect and abuse, which could leave the person psychologically injured. As well as helping care home and nursing home residents sue for negligence, we could also help you if you have a close next of kin relative who was harmed due to medical negligence. If your relative is not able to claim for themselves, for example, they are suffering from dementia, we could help you to claim on their behalf, to get funds to provide them with the best possible care.
Childbirth is an amazing part of the human lifecycle. Although for many childbirth can be very painful to say the least it is also a magical time, bringing new life into the world is a very happy time. However this does not mean that the medical care does not need to be taken seriously, quite the opposite in fact. Usually, the standard of care offered is very high, but if the care is substandard, this may lead to the mother or child suffering birth injuries, which could have long term effects. Examples of birth negligence could include: doctors using the wrong tools to deliver the baby causing avoidable injuries, failing to properly monitor the unborn baby or failure to notice signs of distress in the infant before the oxygen supply is cut off and the unborn baby suffers hypoxia.
You could make a medical negligence at birth claim if either you or your child were injured because of medical negligence during childbirth. Call Medical Negligence Assist today to speak to an advisor about your options.
Have you experienced NHS negligence at a hospital in Reading, or private healthcare negligence at a hospital in Reading? If substandard care worsened the medical condition that you were already suffering from, or caused a new illness or injury, then you could be entitled to claim compensation. Examples of negligence at a hospital may include surgical errors, anaesthetic errors, diagnostic errors, patients being given the wrong medication or contracting illnesses due to poor hygiene standards.
Have you been injured or made ill at Royal Berkshire Hospital or another hospital in Reading because of negligence at a hospital? Then one of our panel of excellent medical negligence solicitors covering Berkshire could handle your compensation claim if you have a valid case.
If you have experienced medical negligence in cancer care, you could be entitled to claim compensation for the suffering you suffered unnecessarily. In the very tragic circumstances that your next of kin relative died unnecessarily because of negligence in cancer care, you could claim compensation on their behalf. What is negligence in cancer care? As well as substandard care in the treatment of cancer causing avoidable suffering, negligence in cancer care could come in the form of a doctor failing to spot the early signs of cancer and refer the patient to a specialist, or cancer misdiagnosis when a doctor misdiagnoses the symptoms of cancer as another illness which delays any necessary treatment causing further suffering. Because cancer is a disease that spreads over time, it makes it easier to treat if it is caught early.
To enquire about making a clinical negligence claim for negligence in cancer care, or cancer misdiagnosis, call us today for your free consultation. Whether you want to claim on behalf of yourself or a relative, we could help you.
We go to the dentist for many reasons. This could include routine checkups, getting a tooth capped, medical reasons, or to have orthodontic or cosmetic work done. Like doctors, dentists and orthodontists also owe their patients a duty of care. Whilst most dental practices offer their patients a high standard of care, if negligence in dentistry happens, which results in the patient’s medical condition worsening, or the patient becoming injured or ill there maybe grounds for a claim. If a patient is undergoing orthodontic work, or cosmetic dental work, and it goes wrong making their appearance worse, this could also cause them psychological damage which may take time to come to terms with. Examples of negligence in dentistry could include a dentist extracting the wrong tooth, a dentist creating unintentional nerve damage, a dentist damaging other teeth when removing one tooth, or a dentist misdiagnosing a medical condition such as oral cancer.
Have you been made ill, injured or had your existing condition worsened because of dental negligence in Reading? You could be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation. Call us today, and see if you are entitled to claim.
When we have a more minor illness or injury, we often rely on our GPs to provide the care we need. If our medical condition is more serious, we often have an initial appointment with a GP and rely on them to send us to a specialist at a hospital for further treatment or investigation. However, if we experience medical negligence by a GP, this may result in us not getting the treatment that we need, or our treatment going wrong. Examples of medical negligence by a GP include a GP prescribing a patient the wrong dosage of medicine which causes ill health, a GP failing to spot the signs of a serious medical condition and not referring the patient to a specialist which allows patients to suffer further unnecessarily, and misdiagnosis where a patient receives the wrong treatment and the current condition goes untreated causing further complications.
Have you been injured, made ill or had a medical condition that you were already suffering from worsened because of medical negligence on the part of a GP? Then you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.
The table below lists the NHS medical negligence statistics for the Reading area. The table lists the number of incidents that happened, how many claims were received and the value of the claims processed. The table is relevant to the years 2017/18, which is the latest data available at the time of writing, for the NHS Trusts listed below.
|NHS Trust Or Relevant Healthcare Authority
|No. of claims recieved
|No. of reported incidents
|CNST Damages Paid
|Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
|Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Reading area and will handle claims on behalf of individuals who were injured in private or NHS hospitals or practices.
At Medical Negligence Assist, our panel of solicitors offers the option to make a no win no fee claim. This is because for many claimants, making a no win no fee medical negligence claim is the more affordable and less stressful way to make a compensation claim.
What is a no win no fee claim? No win no fee, also known as a conditional fee agreement, is when a solicitor agrees to handle a claim, without charging the client an upfront fee. Instead, they do so on the condition that the client will only pay their fee, if they are successful in making their claim. In the event that the claim is not successful, you will not have to pay your fee.
If you wish to make a no win no fee claim for clinical negligence in Berkshire or Reading, call us today to learn more about our no win no fee options and begin your claim.
- Circle Reading Hospital
- Royal Berkshire Hospital
- Berkshire Independent Hospital
- Maxillofacial & Oral Surgery & Orthodontics
- Princess House
- Spire Dunedin Hospital
If you have had your medical condition worsened, been made injured or ill because of medical negligence in Reading, we could help you claim the compensation that you are entitled to. Whether you were harmed because of negligence in surgery, medical negligence at birth, negligence at a hospital, negligence at a nursing home, medical negligence in the treatment of cancer, the misdiagnosis of cancer, NHS negligence or private care negligence or any other sort of medical negligence in Berkshire, one of our panel of personal injury lawyers could handle your claim.
Call Medical negligence Assist today, to see if you are entitled to claim. If you have legitimate grounds, one of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors will start working on your claim as soon as possible. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.
Royal Berkshire Hospital
Tel: 0118 322 5111
Edited by LisM.