Are you or somebody you know looking for a firm of medical negligence solicitors in Wandsworth? Have you recently experienced a form of medical negligence caused by a medical practitioner? If so, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. We have put this guide together in the hopes of answering some of you questions about making a claim in Wandsworth.
Medical negligence is a phrase used to refer to instances where a healthcare or medical professional has made mistakes or failed to uphold reasonable expected standards of care. This may result in harm to a patient or thereby increased harm to an existing injury or illness.
There are different categories of clinical negligence which may take various forms. This may include NHS negligence, surgical errors, or neglect in residential care homes. In any case, if a lack of duty of care has caused harm to a persons health and well- being, then there may be a case for compensation.
When a form of medical negligence occurs, there is a medical negligence claims time limit of 3 years from the date it arose for the victim to begin their personal injury claim. However, there are some circumstances where the 3 year time limit may not begin until a later date. Speak to a member of our team today to find out more information.
Due to being in the industry for many years and working on a variety of different medical negligence cases, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors may have the knowledge base to help your case succeed. Here at Medical Negligence Assist, our panel of solicitors can cover the Wandsworth area to provide impartial advice about medical negligence.
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- Doctors Mistakes In Surgery
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- Neglect In Residential Care Homes
- Claims For Birth Injuries
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One of the first things you can do at the start of your personal injury claim is consider what type of medical negligence solicitor will represent your case. This is an important step as your choice of personal injury lawyer may make a huge difference in the success of your claim. A lot of consideration must be taken when deciding who represents your case for medical negligence so that an opportunity to be awarded damages is not missed.
Therefore, you may want to take note of these important factors when you choose a medical negligence lawyer:
- Whether they are generally experienced in conducting medical claims or if they are limited to an area of specialisation.
- What type of financial agreement will settle your legal fees at the end?
- A more suitable personal injury solicitor may be located outside of the Wandsworth area.
Of course, these are only a few examples of the various factors you may need to incorporate in your decision. For more impartial advice about what else to observe, call us on the number provided at the bottom of this guide to speak to our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors.
Another way to choose between personal injury lawyers is to look at online medical negligence solicitor reviews or speak to friends and family for recommendations. This may help you gather more information, such as personal experiences of previous claimants with legal representatives, which will guide your decision.
While this may be beneficial, you should take care when reading medical negligence solicitor reviews. What you read online may not always be true and this may force you to make an uninformed decision which you may regret at a later date. This is why we recommend that you also speak to a professional legal advisor who will be able to give you professional advice. Contact our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors today as they may be able to help you.
Up until now, your online search may have mainly consisted of typing into the search engine, ‘medical negligence solicitors in my area’. This is not your only option, you may find that in your area there are no solicitors with relevant experience in cases similar to yours. This may leave you feeling like you are limited to medical negligence solicitors in the Borough of Wandsworth. In retrospect, you do not need to meet with a medical negligence solicitor or visit their office, which means you can broaden your search from medical negligence solicitors in Wandsworth to anywhere in the UK.
We would recommend you prioritise the skill and experience of a personal injury solicitor over their location. Where the medical negligence occurred does not need to determine the location of your medical negligence lawyer. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Wandsworth area even though we are not based in the Borough of Wandsworth.
To help your personal injury lawyer progress your compensation claim, you will need to undergo a medical examination. There shouldn’t be any need to worry about this assessment, the role of the doctor is to provide an impartial, independent medical report about your injury or illness and how they have affected your life.
The doctors listed below are some examples of our panel of doctors covering the Wandsworth area:
The Antoinette Hotel,
The Vineyard Surgery,
35 The Vineyard,
The Vineyard Surgery,
35 The Vineyard,
Please note that your medical exam may take be conducted by a different doctor from those listed above at another location.
At the beginning of this guide we briefly touched upon the variety of forms medical negligence can take. Now we will expand on those areas which may provide you with a deeper understanding of clinical negligence. Below are some examples of how and why you may be entitled to compensation:
- Misdiagnosis/Incorrect Prescriptions: This may include an incorrect diagnosis which has led to the wrong medication has being prescribed to a patient. In these circumstances, the patient’s disease may become worse or new diseases/injuries may develop.
- Negligent cosmetic surgical care: In the worst case, this may result in permanent disfigurement/scarring of a patient.
- Dental Negligence: Failure to uphold basic standards of healthcare may lead to nerve damage, loss of healthy teeth or even delays in oral cancer misdiagnosis.
This guide will now delve deeper into the commonly handled cases by our expert panel of medical negligence solicitors.
Surgical negligence describes cases where a doctor’s mistakes in surgery were otherwise avoidable and has thus cased the patient harm. For example, if a patient has retained surgical instruments or foreign objects after receiving surgery, or if a person finds that the wrong limb has been amputated, they may need to speak to a personal injury lawyer.
A more serious form of medical negligence are ‘Never Events’. These types of events should never happen, especially at the hands of a medical professional. Examples of ‘Never Events’ include mismatched blood transfusions, preventable post-operative deaths or major medication errors.
If you or somebody you know has been a victim of surgical negligence, either at NHS Wandsworth or within the area, then please call a member of our team today. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can cover the Wandsworth area to help progress your claim.
Whether you have visited the dentist for a routine check-up or something a little more serious, some common dental mistakes may occur if a dental physician provides you with a substandard of care. This can also include malpractice by a dental nurse if they have failed to take proper care in treating patient.
For example, you may have grounds for a claim if:
- An otherwise healthy tooth has been removed or damaged.
- An oral disease has been misdiagnosed, such as oral cancers.
- A mistake in treatment has led to damage to healthy teeth and gums.
To discuss your eligibility to make a claim for clinical malpractice, contact our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors today. The harm that you have received from a substandard of dental care may be grounds for a claim.
In moments of cancer diagnosis, it is important for a patient to receive treatment as quickly as possible in order to avoid further complications, such as symptoms becoming worse or build-up of new symptoms over time. Cancer screening errors is just one of many cases which may lead to this. In worse cases, some patients may find that they have to undergo more aggressive treatment routes in order to rectify these mistakes.
If you have been a victim of cancer screening errors or any other form of cancer medical negligence, you may want to speak to our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors. They may be able to provide you with a personal injury lawyer who will be able to help you process a personal injury claim.
If you or an elderly relative is not receiving a basic standard of care during their time in a residential care home, you may be able to make a no win no fee personal injury claim; either for yourself or on behalf of your loved one. Neglect in residential care homes may take different forms, including malnutrition, fractures, deterioration of mental health and well-being, or even bedsores from failure to frequently move the resident.
There are various stages of a women’s pregnancy, labour and post-natal aftercare in which they may experience medical negligence. Sadly, when this does happen, both mother and child can be left with serious long-term complications. For example, failure to accurately examine test results may result in missed information that may create errors in delivering the baby or lifelong conditions, such as Cerebral Palsy.
When this happens, it may be time to speak to a medical negligence solicitor to discuss your options. Feel free to contact our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors today by phone or online. They will be able to provide you with impartial advice about claims for birth injuries.
Hospitals are a;ways busy, therefore hospital staff are trained to work efficiently and effectively in a fast faced environment. With such a vast amount of people to treat, most patients may expect to be provided with a reasonable standard of care. However, this may not always be upheld by hospital staff. In these instances, a patient may become injured or ill at the same time that their original injury or illness is being treated.
If you have suffered from hospital negligence while you were a patient at NHS Wandsworth then you may be entitled for a personal injury claim. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors may be able to assist your compensation claim against a hospital.
When you pay a visit to Wandsworth medical centre or Wandsworth Primary Care Commissioning CCG, the last thing you may expect is harm and suffering. Your GP may have failed to properly investigate your symptoms or acted incorrectly on test results. When acts of negligence do arise, you may be left confused and ill-informed of what your next steps may be. If this is the case, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors may be able to guide you in the right direction.
Below we have provided a table of statistics to give you a better picture of the rates of medical negligence in Wandsworth.
|NHS TRUST OR RELEVANT HEALTHCARE AUTHORITY
|NO. OF CLAIMS RECEIVED
|NO. OF REPORTED INCIDENTS
|CNST DAMAGES PAID
|South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS
There may be a range of common questions when it comes to no win no fee medical claims. You may be asking yourself, ‘Do medical claims go to court?’, ‘Am I eligible for compensation?’ Almost all of the cases our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors deal with are handled on a no win no fee basis. This means that if your claim fails to be successful, you won’t have to pay anything towards your solicitors legal fees.
If, however, your case is successful then a portion of your damages will be used to settle the costs. There’s no need to worry though as the maximum amount which can be taken from your compensation is capped at 25%. When you contact our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors, they will discuss with you what percentage will be set aside as part of the no win no fee agreement.
Furthermore, we believe every case is unique which is why we cannot provide you with a personal injury claims calculator. But our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors will be able to discuss your personal injury claim with you to provide you with a more centralised estimation of the damages you may receive.
There are many medical facilities of varying sizes which can cover the Wandsworth area. Below we have listed some examples of what these healthcare facilities may be, both NHS and private.
- South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
- Queen Mary’s Hospital
- Wandsworth Medical Centre
- Wandsworth Primary Care Commissioning CCG
- My Healthcare Clinic
- The Smart Clinics
If you feel that this guide may have helped you make an informed decision about your personal injury claim then please speak to one of our advisers today. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors may be able to find you the right personal injury solicitor to represent your case. Remember, we are not based in Wandsworth but our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Wandsworth area. To find out whether you are entitled to compensation, use one of the methods provided to contact a member of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors.
- Dial 0800 652 3087 to talk to one of our advisers.
- Fill out a contact form a the top of this page.
- Click here to begin your online claim.
South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
Springfield University Hospital,
61 Glenburnie Road,
Adult Social Care
Help and advice during your personal injury claim
General Practitioner Claims
How to claim against a GP for malpractice
What may constitute as ‘misdiagnosis negligence and how you can begin your claim
Edited by Charlotte.