If you have been the victim of medical negligence, there is no denying that this could be very difficult to come to terms with. After all, you might have put your trust in a medical professional’s hands, and so when they have let you down, it could be stressful and worrying. However, while we cannot reverse what has happened, you may be able to make a claim for compensation and ease any financial burden that the negligence has caused you. In this guide, we will provide advice for anyone who is interested in working with medical negligence solicitors in Torquay to make a claim, although you don’t have to use professionals based in the locality. Despite not being based in Torquay, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Torquay area. Because of this, we will provide you with an insight into the service provided by our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors. We will also reveal why it is not mandatory for you to work with medical negligence solicitors in Torquay. Continue reading to find out more and please do not hesitate to give us a call for more information should you have a question that is not covered in this particular guide.
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- Compensation For Misdiagnosed Cancer
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When it comes to making any sort of claim, one of the most important things we advise that people should consider doing is finding a good personal injury solicitor to work on your case. There are a lot of different factors that need to be considered here. After all, there are a lot of medical negligence solicitors in Torquay as well as throughout the country that you could use and so you will want to narrow down your search effectively. The first thing you may need to consider is the level of experience that the solicitor has. This not only relates to the years that they have been working in the personal injury sector but it also concerns the level of experience they have when it comes to clinical negligence insurance claims specifically. Aside from this, you may want to make sure that the solicitor has a good track record and that they are willing to work to a no win no fee payment structure. If this is something you have not heard of, you could find out more about the no win no fee approach later in the guide. Aside from this, you might also want to choose a solicitor who is easy to get in touch with and someone who you feel comfortable speaking to. It might be good to find someone who does not try to complicate things with complex legal jargon.
When looking for the appropriate medical negligence solicitors in Torquay or, like our panel, those based outside but that cover claims in the area, it is often a good idea to read medical negligence solicitor reviews. These comments could be very insightful because they may have been written by people who were once in your position. It is worth pointing out the importance of using independent review platforms here so that you could be sure that all of the feedback is genuine. In addition to this, when you have made a claim, it might be helpful if you could leave your own comments so that you could help out people in the future too.
A lot of people could assume that their only option is to work with medical negligence solicitors in Torquay. Because of this, they could limit their search, online looking for medical negligence solicitors in my area on. However, the truth is that you could work with a qualified legal professional based anywhere in the United Kingdom. This is because the majority of claims are now handled via telephone and email. This means that you do not have to choose someone based on location but they could be selected based on their expertise and track record. This is how our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Torquay area.
Although we may not be based in Torquay, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Torquay area, and work with a panel of doctors who are based local to you. This means that when you attend your impartial assessment you will not have to travel far. Some of the doctors based close to you are…
147 Lymington Road
147 Lymington Road
Laura Sanchez Pallares
In the following sections, we are going to give you some examples of the most common sorts of claims that could be handled by our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors to give you a better understanding of what could be classed as a valid claim for compensation.
Firstly, you may be thinking about working with a clinical negligence solicitor in order to make a claim for surgical negligence. There are a large number of surgeries carried out on people for different reasons every day in the UK. All of these operations have risks. However, this does not mean that a surgical mistake that is due to negligence should leave you worse off financially or physically. If your surgeon has made an error that could have been avoided, and you’ve suffered because of it, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors may be able to assist you in making a claim. From retained surgical instruments requiring further operations to failing to execute an operation properly leading to complications and worsening health; the scenarios could differ.
You may also need to work with a clinical negligence team to make a negligence claim if you have experienced birth injuries. Injuries that occur during birth could impact the baby, the mother, or both. The consequences could be extremely difficult to come to terms with for everyone involved. Negligence could consist of missing vital checks in the birthing process, leading to mother or baby suffering harm, or perhaps incorrect use of forceps or other tools, leading to injury for mother or baby. Different types of medical negligence during childbirth could be;
- Cerebral Palsy or Hypoxia – as a result of failing to notice the baby was in distress.
- Retained placenta causing the mother to suffer an unnecessary infection.
This is not an exhaustive list, so should you wish to discuss your own circumstances, please do not hesitate to contact us using the below information.
You may also want to give our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors a call if you or someone you love has been the victim of care home negligence. Sadly, there have been some reports regarding care home abuse in recent times. However, this is not the only way that care home negligence could happen. From medication distribution mistakes leading to worsening health to failing to deal with slip hazards in the care home leading to injury; the situations could vary.
Aside from the examples that have already been mentioned, you may be interested in working with our panel instead of medical negligence solicitors if you have experienced GP or doctor negligence in Tourquay. When we are not feeling very well, we could rely on our doctor to assess our symptoms and to diagnose them. When a mistake is made, this could mean that the entire treatment process stars incorrectly. Not only could you fall ill because you do not get the treatment you really need but you could also fall sick through taking medication that you do not actually require. If you have suffered in this way, and it could have been avoided, this could lead to a claim.
You may also want to find out more about making a claim for compensation for misdiagnosed cancer. Cancer is a disease that sometimes can spread at what could be a scary pace. Because of this, it is often important that it is diagnosed correctly, quickly, and that the right treatment is provided. When this does not happen, it could mean that the cancer spreads to other parts of the body, and this could be very worrying. It could even result in claims for fatal clinical negligence.
In addition to the examples that have already been mentioned, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors have worked on a lot of dental negligence claims. Dental negligence can occur when the staff members of a dental practice have allowed their duty of care to slip below what is reasonably expected of them and this has caused the patient to suffer averse unnecessary harm. From failing to spot the signs of oral cancer to making a mistake when extracting a tooth and damaging your mouth in some way, there are many ways this could happen. You may be thinking, how much compensation will I get for dental negligence, but this all depends on the severity of your injuries and the impact they are having on your life.
Finally, you could also make a claim if you have experienced negligence in a hospital environment. All hospitals are fast paced environments, but all staff are trained to deal with such a complex position. However, when staff allow their standards to slip by breaching their duties, this could lead to avoidable harm being caused to a patient. In your cicrumstances, this could have happened to you in either Torquay or Torbay hospital or any other hospital in the area, be it a public or private hospital. From poor hygiene levels that result in infection to mistakes made during diagnosis leading to worsening health, to the surgical errors we mentioned above, there are so many ways these incidents could happen.
In the table below, you will be able to get an understanding of some of the NHS negligence claims that have been made for this area. Please note that this only relates to public claims, as private healthcare data is not available.
|Healthcare provider||Claims received 17/18||Number of incidents 17/18||Damage payments|
|Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust||26||*||*|
There are many hospitals and health clinics in the Torquay and South Devon area, including…
- John Parkes Unit
- Castle Circus Health Centre
- Ramsay Health Care
- Torbay Hospital
- Mount Stuart Hospital
When it comes to making a claim, there is no denying that the solicitor who is going to be working on your case will play a huge role in making sure you get the compensation you deserve. As mentioned earlier, there are a lot of different factors that may need to be considered when looking for a legal professional. One element we briefly touched on is looking for a no win no fee medical negligence solicitor. If you do not know what this is, it is simply a personal injury lawyer that is willing to work to a payment structure whereby you will only pay their legal fees if the case is a success. This also means that you could be sure that the medical negligence lawyer working on your case will only take on your claim if he or she genuinely thinks it has a good chance of being successful. Here at Medical Negligence Assist, you could be certain that all of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors work on a no win no fee basis.
You could reach us any hour of the day, any day of the week, on 0800 652 3087 if you have any queries or you are ready to make a personal injury claim. You will speak to one of our friendly and experienced advisors, who will be more than happy to assist you in any manner they can. There are other ways to get in touch as well, including email. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Torquay area, meaning you don’t need medical negligence solicitors in Torquay.
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.
Torbay Hospital – You can find Torbay Hospital’s site here. The address can be found below:
Edited by Charlotte.