Medical negligence claims are a form of personal injury claims that can be made by patients against a hospital, a nursing home, a GP or any other healthcare service in the event that they suffer harm to their health as a result of negligent medical practices carried out while they were being treated. Medical negligence solicitors are a type of personal injury lawyer that work on such cases as these.
If you are searching for medical negligence solicitors in Warwickshire, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors offer no win no fee agreements for any case they take on and (though not based here) are able to cover claims in the Warwickshire area. If you’d like to discuss how we could help you claim today, call us on 0800 652 3087 and speak with a specially trained advisor.
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- You Do Not Have To Limit Your Search To Solicitors In Warwickshire
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- Circumstances In Which Medical Negligence Could Happen
- Dental Negligence Examples
- Care Home Negligence Cases
- Negligence In Surgical Procedures
- Birth Injury Compensation
- Negligent Hospital Treatment Errors
- Harm Caused By The Misdiagnosis Of Cancer
- General Practitioner Negligence
- Cases Of Medical Negligence Reported At NHS Trusts In Warwickshire
- Warwickshire No Win No Fee Claims For Clinical Negligence
- Hospitals In Warwickshire
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You might want to think about different factors before you decide which medical negligence lawyer you want to work with for your case. Your claim may be successful or unsuccessful depending on the quality of the medical negligence lawyer you choose to go with. Read medical negligence solicitor reviews online, talk to friends and family who have made negligence claims or personal injury claims in the past about their experiences with their solicitors and seek out expert legal advice. We have a team of clinical negligence experts that you can contact 7 days of the week on our phone line and our contact form linked below. We also have a personal injury claims calculator on our website which you can look through to get an impression of how much you could receive if you have a valid claim.
Like many people your first attempts at contacting a solicitors may have been to look up “medical negligence solicitors in my area” or something of that nature. You don’t have to limit your search to medical negligence solicitors in Warwickshire. Choosing a solicitor from any other part of the country is an equally valid option as it is just as easy, to carry out a medical negligence claim with your solicitor by only communicating by phone or email rather than meeting in person. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Warwickshire area to assist you in making a claim against either a private healthcare provider or an NHS trust.
As well as our panel of medical negligence solicitors, we also have a panel of doctors based around the country who can provide you with medical examinations to assess your injuries as a result of medical negligence. This health assessments will form the basis of the evidence that your solicitor will use to support your case. Listed below are the doctors we work with in the Warwickshire area.
Physiotherapy department at Stratford dental,
Alba Sanchez Mascunano
Timothy’s Bridge road
As mentioned briefly before, there are factors you should consider when deciding on which personal injury solicitor you want to take on your case. Finding a medical negligence solicitor in Warwickshire is not as important as it used to be, but what does matter is the degree of expertise and experience the medical negligence lawyer has in dealing with claims like yours. We advise you to read online medical negligence solicitor reviews to find out how highly rated your potential medical negligence lawyers are by their previous clients and how successful they have been in their previous cases. You will probably have plenty of questions and some concerns about making a medical negligence claim. Seek out legal expert advice, we have a team of clinical negligence experts you can talk to about any issues you may have, such as making sure that your circumstances meet the medical malpractice definition or explaining how or if your claim will be affected by the medical negligence claims time limit.
Medical negligence is any situation in which a medical professional fails to perform their duties correctly and uphold the duty of care that they are required to provide their patients causing them to suffer unnecessarily. As a result, medical negligence can take place in a wide variety of circumstances and take a range of different forms. The impact of medical malpractice on a person’s health can range from fairly minor to severe and in devastating circumstances, death could also occur. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Warwickshire area and assist you in making claims for both Private and NHS negligence cases.
Dental negligence is if a patient has suffered an avoidable injury or illness as a result of being treated negligently by a member of staff in a dental surgery. Some dental negligence examples are;
- Negligent root canal treatment resulting in an infection.
- Crowns, fillings and bridges being fitted incorrectly, causing issues with a patients eating or drinking and requiring further painful treatment.
- Injuries during dental surgery, i.e. unnecessary damage to healthy teeth and gums.
- Improper use of anesthetic or painkillers, resulting in the patient being conscious or able to feel pain during a procedure or undergoing prolonged unconsciousness.
Negligent treatment in a care home in most cases will relate to staff not properly carrying out their duties of supervising and caring for their residents, who the majority of the time, will be either partially or severely disabled, physical or mental disabilities or long term illnesses or issues such as Alzheimer’s or dementia. In care home negligence cases, a lack of supervision could lead to patients not taking their medication properly or suffering falls or accidents. A lack of care could lead to patients being left for prolonged periods of time in soiled clothes or bed sheets, suffering from bedsores from being unable to move and being unable to wash themselves or go to the toilet without assistance.
Surgery must not be carried out unless the patient has consented to it after having had all risks and potential complications made clear to them. In emergency circumstances, the next of kin may be asked to provide the consent and be made aware of the risks. Patients could suffer harm from surgery being performed in a negligent or improper manner. Negligence in surgical procedures could lead to the patient suffering harm from having healthy organs, tissue, nerves, arteries or vessels damaged or if a surgeon performs the procedure on the incorrect part of the body. In severe cases surgeons may accidentally leave implements such as swaps or clamps inside the patient’s body after the patient’s body has been closed up. If you would like to read more about negligence surgical procedures you can do so here.
Birth and pregnancy negligence claims could be made as a result of undue harm being caused by a medical professional to both the pregnant mother and her baby. Negligence in failing to monitoring mother and baby’s health could lead to signs of a baby in distress being overlooked, resulting in hypoxia. Another example of negligent actions by health care professionals which has lead to avoidable harm being caused, could be the improper use of forceps injuring a baby by causing bruising or even skull fractures and could cause injuries to the mother’s reproductive organs. Mothers could also suffer damage to body parts like the bladder and uterus if a C-section procedure is carried out negligently. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover birth and pregnancy injury claims in Warwickshire. For more information on how much compensation you might receive if you or your baby has been harmed during pregnancy or birth by negligent treatment, read our birth injury claims calculator.
Claims could be made against a hospital if a patient has suffered an illness or worsening health as a result of staff failing to carry out their responsibilities or meet their duty of care correctly. This can cover A&E negligence, errors in dispensing medication, failure to properly monitor signs and vitals and failure to wash and move patients who unable to do so themselves, which can lead to bed sores that can turn into Sepsis. There is also the risk of the notorious “super-bug” MRSA a strain of Staphylococcus which can spread in hospitals and infect patients due to its resistance to most forms of anti-biotics. MRSA is a harmful disease that can spread when strict hygiene procedures are not correctly followed by hospital staff. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover Warwickshire and assist you in making a claim against a hospital for clinical negligence.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors could also assist you in making a medical negligence claim for misdiagnosis or late diagnosis of cancer if you have been adversely affected as a result. If the symptoms of cancer are not diagnosed in time, or misdiagnosed then a patient could suffer from the effects of more advanced symptoms and from the side effects of more harsh treatment such as chemotherapy. This type of error could be as a result of a doctor or specialists failure to accurately assess test results, carry out the full range of tests and scans that are be necessary or missing certain signs of cancer symptoms without reasonable cause.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors could cover medical negligence claims in Warwickshire for GP negligence. Most General practitioner negligence claims will relate to a failure to properly diagnose, quickly diagnose or promptly treat a patient without a reasonable cause. For example a doctor may miss or misdiagnose symptoms that they may reasonably have been expected to diagnose, or they may prescribe a treatment that was inappropriate for the patient’s condition causing the patient to suffer further. GP’s may also fail to refer patients to specialists or for further testing when the patients symptoms are beyond their abilities to treat and diagnose correctly. If you require impartial advice as you have suffered at the hands of your GP, then please contact our advisors using the contact details below.
We have included this information to help give you an idea of the amount of negligence claims that are made against the NHS in Warwickshire. You can also follow this link to the data for the rest of the NHS in other parts of the country.
|NHS trust||No. of claims|| No. of incidents|
(* means less then 5)
|Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust||*||0||123,851|
|South Warwickshire Foundation Trust||20||*||1,429,858|
|University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust||65||11||5,998,216|
We advise you to ensure, if at all possible, that you find a solicitor who will operate medical negligence cases on a no win no fee basis. No Win No Fee means you will not have to pay your medical negligence solicitor for their time and service if your case is not successful. If your clinical negligence solicitor offers you a no win no fee claim it is a good sign that they are confident that your claim will be successful.
- University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.
- Stratford Hospital.
- Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital.
Our phone lines are open every day of the week from 8am to 9pm for you to talk to our expert team for free legal advice or to discuss starting a medical negligence claim. Call 0800 652 3087 Or you could use our contact form and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
Stratford Hospital website
Edited by Charlotte.