Medical negligence, also referred to as medical malpractice or clinical negligence, is when a medical practitioner (such as a doctor or nurse) delivers substandard care towards their patient. If the patient becomes injured, ill or has their existing medical condition worsened as a result, they could be entitled to claim compensation for medical negligence.
If you have been injured because of medical negligence, we could help you claim compensation for your injuries. We are Medical Negligence Assist, and we could find you a medical negligence solicitor covering the Southwark area to handle your personal injury case. If you wish to make a GP medical negligence claim, midwife negligence claim, were involved in a dental malpractice case, medical malpractice in surgery, or had your existing medical condition worsened because of a failure to diagnose cancer then you could be entitled to claim. Trust us, to help you claim the medical negligence compensation payout you are entitled to. Our panel of solicitors could handle your claim for NHS medical negligence or a claim against a private healthcare provider.
If you are looking to make a Southwark clinical negligence claim, call Medical Negligence Assist right now for your free personal injury compensation claims consultation. We will speak to you about your ordeal in-depth and if we believe that you are entitled to claim we will then provide a medical negligence solicitor who is part of our panel to your case, who will start working on your compensation claim as soon as possible. Call 0800 652 3087 to begin your claim for Southwark medical negligence, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.
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- Choosing A Solicitor To Conduct Your Medical Negligence Claim
- Do I Need To Use A Clinical Negligence Specialist In The Borough Of Southwark?
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- Our Team Work With A Panel Of Doctors To Carry Out Your Medical Exam
- Types Of Clinical Negligence People May Suffer
- Birth Negligence Claims
- Dental Malpractice Cases
- Medical Malpractice In Surgery
- Malpractice By A GP Medical Claims
- Hospital Malpractice And Negligence
- Residential Care Neglect
- Failures To Diagnose Cancer
- Claims Registered Against NHS Services In The Area
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- Hospital Services In The Borough Of Southwark
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If you have been injured or ill because of NHS negligence or private healthcare negligence in Southwark, Medical Negligence Assist could find you a personal injury lawyer to handle your claim. When someone decides to make a medical negligence claim, although it is not compulsory to have a solicitor represent you and your case, finding the right lawyer to handle your case could be a daunting experience. You may wonder “do I need to use medical negligence solicitors in my area?” and “should I read medical negligence solicitor reviews online, to compare no win no fee solicitors in my area?”. We have included some advice about what to look for when choosing the person to handle your claim, below.
Clients often ask us “Do I have to use medical negligence solicitors in my area to make a personal injury claim?” Many people believe that if they were injured in Southwark, or live in Southwark, they have to use a medical negligence solicitor in Southwark, to handle their claim. Although you may use a local solicitor you don’t have to. This is because these days, solicitors mostly consult their clients using the phone or email, so you could use a firm based anywhere in the country. Instead of prioritising location, you should look for a medical negligence solicitor that has a good track record of winning claims like yours. You may also wish to see if they offer the option to make a no win no fee claim. Remember, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Southwark area.
If you are looking to make a clinical negligence claim in Southwark, you may find it helpful to read medical negligence solicitor reviews online. By viewing online medical negligence solicitor reviews, you could gain some insight into what previous clients thought and compare no win no fee solicitors. You may find online medical negligence solicitors reviews by typing keywords into Google or Bing such as “no win no fee solicitors, Southwark” and “medical negligence solicitors Southwark”. As a result, the solicitors’ reviews will show up in the search results.
To begin your claim for an NHS negligence payout, or private healthcare medical negligence payout, you will need to have your injuries assessed by a physician. During your medical assessment, the doctor will diagnose your condition, determine what treatment you may need and what effect the injuries are likely to have on your quality of life, going forward. They will then produce a report, which will be used by your medical negligence lawyer to determine how much compensation you are owed.
It could arranged for you to see a physician in your local area for your medical assessment. We have included a list of physicians that we work with below.
71-79 Southwark Street,
Regus Borough High Street
100 Borough High Street,
Shams Tabraiz (MedCo GP)
Hilton London Tower Bridge,
5, More London Place,
One important thing to remember is that there is a medical negligence claims time limit in the UK. This means that you will have three years from the day that the (act of) medical negligence took place to begin your claim. If you did not initially realise that you had been harmed, the medical negligence claims time limit will be three years after your injuries, illness or the worsening of your medical condition were diagnosed. We recommend you begin your claim as soon as possible, to fall within the time limit. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Southwark area, so call Medical Negligence Assist today to begin your claim.
There are many ways that an individual may and could be harmed, due to medical negligence. In the United Kingdom, someone may experience NHS negligence, or negligence on the part of a private hospital, or private healthcare providers. Someone may experience negligence at a GP surgery and make a GP negligence claim, medical negligence at a hospital, or have to make a midwife negligence claim for a birth injury, to name just a few types of medical negligence.
Remember, our panel could cover compensation claims for all types of medical negligence. We will now look at some types of medical negligence claims that solicitors frequently handle in more detail.
Birth negligence is when a doctor, midwife or another medical practitioner provides substandard care to a mother or infant, before, during or after childbirth. Unfortunately, some birth injuries can have lifelong consequences for the mother or the child. For example, if the wrong tools are used, this can break or fracture the baby’s bones, causing the child to develop a disability.
Have you or your child been injured because of birth negligence in Southwark or elsewhere. Speak to Medical Negligence Assist about making a birth injury or midwife negligence claim for compensation. Call us today, to find the right medical negligence solicitor covering the Southwark area, to handle your claim.
Clinical negligence doesn’t just occur in a GP surgery or doctor’s environment. It can also happen to you when you’re sitting in the dentist’s chair. Examples of dental malpractice cases can include; a dentist avoidably injures a patient’s mouth, a dentist misdiagnosing periodontal disease, or a cosmetic dentistry procedure going wrong and causing the patient psychological harm because they believe that their appearance has been damaged.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors could cover claims for dental malpractice in the Southwark area. Simply call us today for your free consultation.
Surgery is a critical time, where the patient’s life may rest in the hands of a surgical team. Unfortunately it often occurs because of poor planning leading up to the operation, rather than a lack of skill on the part of the surgeons and nursing staff. Some examples of medical malpractice in surgery can include; anaesthetic errors, wrong-site surgery – meaning that the wrong part of the patient’s body is operated on, a surgeon operating on the wrong patient or a surgeon unnecessarily damaging healthy tissue or organ.
If you have been made ill or injured because of medical malpractice in surgery at Guy’s Hospital, St Thomas’s Hospital, or any other hospital in the Southwark area, we could help you claim compensation. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors handles surgical malpractice claims, amongst other types, so call us today to begin your claim.
At a local level, General Practitioners (GPs) play an important role. If we are showing signs of a serious medical condition, a GP can refer us to a specialist department to get a diagnosis and further treatment, if necessary. Similarly, GPs can also provide us with medical treatment for minor medical conditions, which usually involve prescribing medication. Unfortunately, if GPs make medical mistakes it can affect their patients. This can include misdiagnosing a patient, prescribing the wrong dosage of medication or failing to spot the signs of a serious illness and refer a patient to a specialist at a hospital, for further investigation.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Southwark area, and beyond. So if you have been injured, made ill or had your pre-existing condition made worse because of medical malpractice by a GP, contact us today to begin your claim.
The London Borough of Southwark is home to Guy’s Hospital and St Thomas’s Hospital, two of the most important hospitals in London. If you have been injured, made ill, or had your existing medical condition made worse because of negligence on the part of either of these hospitals, you could claim for NHS medical negligence. Examples of hospital negligence can include; failure to diagnose cancer correctly, general negligence during surgery, A&E medical negligence and a doctor prescribing the wrong medication.
If you have been injured at a hospital in Southwark due to clinical negligence, trust Medical Negligence Assist to help you claim compensation for your injuries. Call us today, to begin your claim for a medical negligence case payout.
It’s never easy making the decision to commit a loved one to a residential care home, or nursing home. We do so because we realise that they are no longer able to take care of themselves, or are reliant on specialist care. Therefore, if care home or nursing home staff act negligently towards them, causing them unnecessary harm, we feel an incredible sense of betrayal that they did not uphold the duty of care. Examples of care home negligence can include; staff intentionally abusing or neglecting a vulnerable resident, a resident being given the wrong medication, a resident being harmed by another resident due to lack of supervision and a resident being injured as they are incorrectly moved by staff.
Has your vulnerable next of kin relative been injured or made ill because of care home negligence or nursing home negligence in Southwark? Then contact us today about making a personal injury claim on their behalf.
Unfortunately, because cancer is a disease that spreads over time, the delay caused by the failure to diagnose cancer can result in cancer worsening unnecessarily. This can result in the patient having to endure more aggressive forms of therapy or even sadly, dying a death that could have been prevented, had the cancer been caught at an earlier stage.
Call today, to begin your medical negligence claim for cancer misdiagnosis.
The table below lists the stats for medical negligence claims against the NHS for the Southwark 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 2017/8, 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|
|Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust||49||12||8,075,599|
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Southwark area and will handle claims against the NHS for medical negligence, or claims against private healthcare providers, on behalf of individuals who were injured.
At Medical Negligence Assist, we understand that being injured because of medical negligence is a distressing experience, which could also cause financial problems for the person that was harmed. Many of our clients find that making a no win no fee claim, is the less stressful and more affordable way to claim. No win no fee means that your personal injury solicitor will only charge you a fee if you win your claim. In the unlikely scenario that you lose your case, you will not have to pay a fee. If and when you win, the fee will be deducted from your medical negligence case payout making a no win no fee claim the more affordable option for many.
To learn more about making a no win no fee claim, call Medical Negligence Assist today.
- Guy’s Hospital
- St Thomas’s Hospital
- London Bridge Hospital
- The Lambeth Hospital
- Kings College Hospital
Have you been injured, ill or had your pre-existing medical condition made worse because of substandard care in the Borough of Southwark? Then you could be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. Call Medical Negligence Assist today and if you have the right to claim we could help you. Call now, we’re looking forward to taking your call.
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Written by Hana
Edited by LisM.