Medical negligence cases are personal injury claims that specifically deal with claimants whose health has been harmed as a result of medical professionals failing to carry out their duties and tasks correctly. You may have stumbled upon our guide because you are looking for medical negligence solicitors in West Sussex as you have been the victim of medical negligence in this area. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the West Sussex area and could assist you in making a personal injury claim. You can also call us on our 24/7 phone line at 0800 652 3087 to speak to our team for free legal advice.
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- West Sussex Medical Negligence Compensation Claims
- Birth Injuries Caused By Negligence
- Negligence In Hospitals
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Operation And Surgery Negligence
- Medical Negligence Cancer Treatment
- GP Negligence Claims
- Dental Malpractice Negligence
- West Sussex NHS Trust Medical Negligence Instances
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Your choice of medical negligence solicitor might have an impact on the outcome of your claim. For example, a solicitor who has more knowledge and expertise in an area of medical negligence in cases similar to yours is more likely to succeed in a claim on your behalf than a solicitor who has not dealt with such claims before. You may benefit from browsing the market for medical injury lawyers, reading medical negligence solicitors reviews and talking to people you know who have made negligence claims to ask them if they would recommend their medical negligence solicitor. You can also ring our 24 hour phone line to speak to our team of expert advisers about bringing a clinical negligence claim.
You may find reading medical negligence solicitor reviews are helpful in giving you an idea of which solicitors are suitable for your personal injury claim. Some people find this to be a useful way to check the experience of medical negligence lawyers and how satisfied previous claimants were with the handling of their case. When your case is concluded it could be helpful for you to leave a review of your own solicitor so as to assist future claimants choosing their own solicitors.
You don’t need to use medical negligence solicitors in West Sussex to handle West Sussex medical negligence cases. You can use a medical negligence solicitor from anywhere in the UK. Even if you are unable to meet them in person, you can work on your claim together via phone, text, social media and e-mail. You might discover that broadening your search further afield has allowed you to find a personal injury solicitor that specialises in medical negligence and is more suited to you.
In order to make a claim for personal injury, you are required to undergo a medical assessment from an independent medical expert. This examination can be carried out in a location near you and will be used as evidence to support you and your medical negligence claims that you have suffered harm as a result of medical negligence. The details of some of the doctors we work with in West Sussex can be found below.
Regus Horsham, 2nd floor Afon house
Worthing road, Horsham
Regus Horsham, 2nd floor Afon house
Worthing road, Horsham
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the West Sussex area and can handle any West Sussex medical negligence claims that you need to make against both NHS and private providers in nursing care, dental practice, hospitals, surgeons, GP practices and birth and pregnancy care. We will go into some more detail about the various different types of claims that our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could cover in the guide below.
Normally, although sometimes complex in nature, pregnancy and childbirth runs smoothly and this is as a result of doctors and midwives being trained to the highest standard in the UK. However, if on occasion, medical staff breach their duty of care by allowing substandard treatment unnecessary harm could result. As a consequence of this, there are a number of potentially serious injuries and birth illnesses that could be caused to a baby while in the womb or during labour. Examples of such negligence could including failure to notice that the baby is not receiving adequate oxygen before, during or after labour which has resulted in Hypoxia or a doctors improper use of forceps causing a brain fracture. Mothers could also suffer from lasting mental trauma as a result of the stress and physical pain caused by negligence in childbirth. There is also the risk of surgical injuries as a result of a negligently performed C-section procedures.
A patient and their personal injury solicitor could make a claim against a hospital for negligence if there is proof that their health has been worsened, or that they have contracted a new illness, as a result of negligence on the part of hospital staff. Examples of hospital negligence and the harm it could cause include pressure sores from being left bedridden, or going without treatment because staff failed to monitor and ensure the patients intake of their prescriptions, contracting infection such as MRSA, an antibiotic resistant strain of staphylococcus which unfortunately could be very severe. For more information on how our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could help with hospital negligence call us at the number below.
Our panel of expert medical negligence lawyers can act as a nursing home negligence lawyer to assist you in bringing a medical negligence case against a nursing home in Chichester or Crawley. Nursing home claims generally relate to nursing home staff failing to fulfill their duty of care by not attending to the basic needs of the residents who are generally either elderly or disabled or suffering from long term illnesses. An example of abuse and the harm staff could cause as a result of their below standard care include patients being left unattended and subsequently suffering falls and accidents resulting in preventable fractures, staff failing to wash, clothe and feed the residents, which can have a significant impact on both the mental and physical heath of the residents.
If you or a loved one has received substandard care at the hands of nursing home staff in West Sussex, then please contact us today to discuss your claim.
A patient can set about bring a medical negligence claim against either the NHS or a private surgery provider if they have suffered harm as a result of negligence during surgery. Harm caused by negligence in surgery could include infections of incisions that have been improperly closed up, injuries to organs and body tissues surrounding the area being operated on, incorrect procedures being performed and medical instruments being left behind in the patient’s body after surgery. The latter two cases are examples of “never events”, surgical accidents are so rare and so severe that it considered inexcusable and impossible for them to occur without gross negligence on the part of the doctors performing the surgery. In addition it is also possible to make a claim for surgical negligence if the surgeon has not fully explained the risks of the procedure to patient, who has therefore suffered complications that have resulted in further avoidable illness or injury.
To find out you are suffering from cancer must be one of the most devastating things that you could here. It could also be even more upsetting to find out that you should have known sooner about your diagnosis. If you have been let down by your doctors due to their failure in properly or quickly diagnosing your cancer symptoms without good cause, or their failure to provide you with appropriate or effective treatment, then you may have grounds for bringing a medical negligence claim with the help of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors if you have suffered more than you needed to. Further examples of medical negligence in cancer treatment can be found here.
GP’s are trained to have a wide medical knowledge base and should be able to diagnosis and treat many minor injuries. Therefore, you could make a claim for GP negligence for medical malpractice if you can prove that their care has fallen below what is reasonably expected of them and you have suffered as a consequence. Examples of such could include; misdiagnosis of an illness and failure to refer to a specialist for further tests, which has resulted in the original illness worsening. Another example could be the prescribing an incorrect medicine casing the patient to suffer with adverse side effects.
If you need a GP negligence solicitor to assist you in bringing a medical negligence claim in Bognor Regis then our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the West Sussex area.
There are different forms of dental negligence that could lead to a personal injury claim. The onus is on the patient to prove that staff at their dental surgery have not performed to the standard expected of them and this has resulted in avoidable harm, injury or suffering that has sufficiently effected the patients life.
Dental malpractice or negligence could cause a number of issues for the patient. An incorrect dose of anaesthetics could result in the patient being unconscious for a prolonged period of time, or conversely too little could lead to the patient being aware and conscious during a painful procedure. Tooth extraction performed incorrectly could result in the wrong tooth being taken out or injuries to surrounding teeth and gums. Other procedures, such as negligent root canals, could lead to teeth and gums becoming infected if carried out negligently.
If you have suffered as a result of dental malpractice then please contact our legal advisors today to discuss making a claim for medical negligence.
Here is a table containing the statistics for the medical negligence claims made for NHS negligence in West Sussex as well as a link to the statistics for NHS foundation trusts in the rest of the UK. We have included these figures so you can get an idea of how many claims are made against the NHS and to give you a picture of NHS medical negligence compensation amounts.
|NHS Trusts||No.of claims made||No. of incidents|
(* indicates less then 5)
|Damages paid (£)|
|Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust||58||*||7,141,976|
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can offer medical negligence claims on a no win no fee basis. A no win no fee claim enables you to make a claim without needing funds to start the case. Your solicitor will take their fee as a portion of the compensation you are awarded if your claim is successful and will not charge you anything in the event that your claim is unsuccessful.
- St Richard’s Hospital
- Worthing Hospital
- Southlands Hospital
If you want to make a medical negligence claim or you want to talk to our legal team for free expert legal advice then you can call our team on our 24/7 phone line at
0800 652 3087 or fill in our contact form here.
Worthing Hospital – Lyndhurst Rd, Worthing BN11 2DH
Southlands Hospital- Upper Shoreham Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 6TQ
Edited by Charlotte.