What classes as medical negligence? Whilst there are different ways in which someone could be affected. Clinical (medical) negligence could be defined simply as a healthcare professional breaching their duty of care to a patient and causing (avoidable) harm as a result. It could happen at any part of a patient’s healthcare journey if standards in service and treatment are allowed to fall below expected or the service provided is negligent. For a patient to be eligible to make a medical negligence claim it must be proven that the harm caused by medical staff would have not happened had another practitioner of the same caliber been carrying out the treatment. It should be noted that a negligent action on its own is not enough to make a claim for, there must have been harm caused as a result of this.
If medical negligence has resulted in avoidable and unnecessary harm coming to you or a loved one you could be able to claim compensation. You may have found this guide whilst searching for medical negligence solicitors in Walton-on-Thames, in this guide we shall show you how our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Walton-on-Thames area and how they could help you to get the compensation you deserve.
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The process of making a medical negligence claim or finding a medical negligence solicitor could seem a daunting prospect at first. The first step in this process is to find the right personal injury solicitor to help you claim compensation for medical negligence in Surrey.
Our team wants to help you to have the best possible outcome in your claim. We are here to listen to you and will take note of how you have been harmed as well as the effect that this experience has had upon your life.
Below we shall look at two of the most important parts of how you choose a personal injury lawyer or between different solicitors covering Surrey. These are, how you could use reviews of solicitors to compare which may be best for you and whether the location of a solicitor may not impact your claim.
A factor which people often bring up when searching for a solicitor is whether they should search for “medical negligence solicitors in my area”. However, this is not necessary. Whilst you may believe that there are benefits to using solicitors in Surrey or specifically a solicitor in Walton on Thames, there are no reasons to do so.
The best person to handle your claim may not be based in your local area. They may, in fact, be based in a different part of the country. As the claims process will be conducted via email or telephone communication, you do not need to meet the solicitor face to face. The only parts of a personal injury claim which may need to be conducted close to you is a medical assessment of your injuries.
This is the only part of the claims process which may need to be carried out in your local area. The reason for this is that if you have been injured, are ill, or otherwise have been harmed, you may not wish (or be able to) to travel a long distance to have a medical checkup.
Personal injury claims dealing with medical negligence often require an independent and frank assessment of the harm caused to you. The reason for this is two-fold. Firstly, having another assessment of your injuries helps to make sure all injuries have been identified and that you are getting the best possible medical care. Secondly, that we then have independent verification of your injuries and evidence for your claim.
In Surrey, the doctors includes those listed below. Please note that your assessment may be conducted by another doctor and at a different location.
Hersham Day Centre,
Walton On Thames
Mark Gordon Britton
BMI The Runnymede Hospital,
Looking at and reading medical negligence solicitor reviews could help you to be able to compare the services offered by different parties. Reviews of different personal injury lawyers or solicitors could help you to be able to best understand who is experienced and best qualified to conduct your claim for you.
For help with finding the right solicitor or to compare how our team could help you, please contact us today.
If you may have faced medical negligence, there are guidelines that are used to establish and determine if you are eligible to make a claim for medical negligence compensation. These are that first, someone, a medical practitioner or health care assistant who owed you a duty of care has been negligent and that this negligence caused you harm. To show that their duty of care has been breached, you just need to show that the care which you (or someone else) received fell short of expected standards of care. The essence of this is that the medical professional has failed to properly treat you which has resulted in you suffering unnecessarily.
In the coming sections we shall look at examples of medical and clinical negligence in more detail but first we have compiled a list of other forms of negligence. These may include,
- Cosmetic procedure negligence claims.
- Urology and gynecology claims.
- Pharmaceutical negligence claims.
- A&E injury claims.
- Pressure sore / bed sore claims.
Below we look at other ways for which you may want to claim compensation for medical negligence in Surrey.
Our panel of solicitors could help you to make a dental compensation claim for harm which has been caused by negligent dental care. If negligent mistakes or errors are made during the course of dental care and if you were harmed because of said mistakes, you could be eligible to claim damages. Dental negligence could result in the need for extensive corrective treatments which could be both costly and painful for you.
Claims for dental compensation could be made in cases of mistakes which have caused avoidable made by dentists working in the NHS or private sector. No matter their employer, they owe you as the patient the same duty of care.
Surgical errors could lead to a wide variety of different and harmful consequences for an operative patient. Some examples of where you could have been harmed by a surgical procedure and for which you may be searching for medical negligence solicitors in Walton-on-Thames to assist you in claiming compensation for could include,
- Unnecessary operations and surgeries being carried out.
- Surgery being carried out on the wrong part of your body.
- Surgical instruments being left inside your body.
- Having the wrong body part amputated.
There are of course different ways in which negligence in surgery could happen and through which you could be harmed if the standards fall below the required level. If you have been harmed by a surgeon, you should also be aware that there is a medical negligence claims time limit for you to make your claim.
During pregnancy, the birth of a child and in the immediate period after the delivery, parents heavily rely on an array of healthcare professionals for medical care, guidance and important advice. This team may include a GP, hospital doctors, and nurses as well as midwives. If this care does not meet the standards which you could reasonably expect and if you were harmed because of this, you may have grounds to claim compensation.
Injuries could affect the mother or the baby. They could even affect both. There are different circumstances in which harm could be caused by negligent treatment at different stages of your healthcare.
Your GP needs to be equipped with a broad base of medical knowledge covering different areas of medicine. Even in cases where they do not have the right or specialist knowledge of a particular condition, they have to know enough to refer you to the right person for treatment. This means that if they are unable to diagnose a condition that they should transfer you to a specialist who could or send you for specific tests that could add clarity to a diagnosis. However, if your GP fails to provide you with a basic level of treatment and care, there may be harmful results.
A hospital may be the last place where you would expect to be harmed. After all, we generally only visit hospitals when necessary and for treatment which we expect to be medically beneficial to us in some way. Negligent care at a hospital could happen in a number of different ways and circumstances if standards at all times are not maintained. Patients have the right to receive a minimum standard of care and not be unnecessarily harmed.
If you or a loved one has been harmed due to medical negligence in a hospital, you could be eligible to claim compensation.
If you or a member of your family has experienced negligent or generally poor care and as a consequence suffered in a nursing home or care home, and if said negligence caused harm, you could be eligible to seek compensation. If the affected person is a loved one, you may be able to claim compensation on their behalf if they are unable to do so themselves. If you are suing for medical negligence which has affected someone living in a care home or nursing home, it is prudent to seek expert legal advice.
Cancer is an extremely serious medical condition and needs to be diagnosed both correctly and at the earliest possible instance. The earlier it is found, the better a patient’s chances of recovery or survival may be. If you were harmed (such as your cancer becoming much worse, harder to treat or even becoming fatal) because of an avoidable delay to your diagnosis or treatment, you could be able to make a compensation claim.
If there were delays to your cancer being treated because of unnecessary delays in diagnosis in Walton on Thames and if as a result of this your treatment did not work as effectively as it otherwise may have been expected to, contact us today to see if a medical negligence lawyer could help you.
In order to better illustrate how frequent instances of medical negligence are and how many Surrey medical negligence claims have been awarded compensation in the past year, we have included the following table. We have taken data which is published by the arm’s length body, NHS Resolution on an annual basis and created this table.
|NHS Trust Or Relevant Healthcare Authority
|No. of claims recieved
|No. of reported incidents
|CNST Damages Paid
|Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
For further information on rates of medical negligence in the Walton-on-Thames or wider Surrey area, or indeed to check on statistics for any other NHS trusts, view the latest data release here.
If you are searching for solicitors in Surrey after being harmed due to negligent medical care, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors may be able to help you. Whilst not located here, they are able to offer claimants services on a no win, no fee basis.
In essence, no win no fee is a form of contract or agreement between a solicitor and a person making a claim, such as someone claiming compensation for harm caused by NHS negligence. In essence, the purpose of the agreement is to make it easier for someone to pursue a medical negligence claim.
No matter what your personal financial circumstances, you could claim compensation through a no win no fee agreement. You will not have to make any payments until your claim has been conducted and concluded. Notably, you will also only have to make any payments to the solicitor if the claim was successfully concluded and you were awarded compensation. If not, there will be nothing to pay your legal team.
Walton-on-Thames is situated in the Borough of Elmbridge in Surrey. The market town is served by several smaller clinical facilities and medical practitioners. Larger hospital facilities may also be found in the Chertsey area as well as in Kingston on Thames. Patients in this area may find that they are taken to a hospital at one of these or another area.
Facilities in this area include,
- St Peter’s Hospitals.
- Ashford Hospital.
- Walton Community Hospital.
- Sunbury Health Centre.
- Mosley Community Hospital.
Private medical facilities
- The Red Practice
- BMI The Runnymede Hospital.
If you have been harmed due to negligent medical care in this area and are searching for a solicitor in Walton on Thames, find out how our panel of experts could help you.
Whilst we are not medical negligence solicitors in Walton-on-Thames, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could still help you to make a successful personal injury claim for harm which has been caused to you through negligent medical care. Remember, negligence alone is not grounds enough to make a claim. What classes as medical negligence eligibility is that negligent medical care lead to you being harmed.
To discuss whether you have grounds on which to make a claim and to find out if our panel of personal injury solicitors could help you, please contact us using the methods listed below.
- Telephone on 0800 652 3087.
- Click here to start your claim online.
- Fill in the form on the right-hand side of this page.
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This guide will have provided you with information about grounds under which medical negligence cases may be made. We have also shown how whilst our offices nor our panel of solicitors are not based in this area, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Walton-on-Thames area and could help you to claim compensation. In the following resources, you could learn more about making a personal injury claim.
CSH Surrey provides a range of community healthcare services for children and adults in the Surrey area. These services are provided in a range of locations such as clinical facilities, schools, and homes.
Surrey County Council – Adult Social Care
You can learn more about the provision of social care services in the Surrey area in this guide from the county council.
Medical Negligence In An Old Peoples Home
In this guide, you could learn more about how a medical negligence solicitor could help you to make a personal injury claim if harmed by negligent care in a care home.
Walton Community Hospital
Walton on Thames
Edited by LisM.