On this page, you will find a guide to using medical negligence solicitors in Weymouth to make a clinical negligence claim. Within it, we will talk about many of the ways that a negligent act can cause harm to a patient, and why this could leave them eligible to make a compensation claim for the harm they have suffered.
If you have questions that are not answered by this guide, or simply want some general advice related to making a claim, speak to a member of impartial legal advisors today on 0800 652 3087. They will answer your question, and also explain how our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors who are not based in Weymouth but could cover the area can help you to get the compensation you may be entitled to.
Choose A Section:
- Choosing The Right Solicitor For Your Weymouth Medical Negligence Claim
- Should You Read Reviews Of Medical Negligence Solicitors?
- Should A Solicitors Location Affect My Choice?
- Medical Examinations Could Be Carried Out By Our Panel Of Doctors
- Claims Solicitors For Medical Negligence Could Help You Make
- Medical Negligence Claims Against A GP
- Medical Negligence Claims For Surgical Errors
- Medical Negligence Claims Against Dentists
- Medical Negligence Claims For Injuries During Pregnancy Or Childbirth
- Medical Negligence Claims Against Nursing Homes
- Medical Negligence Claims For The Misdiagnosis Of Cancers
- Medical Negligence Claims Against Hospitals
- Hospitals Providing Services In Weymouth
- Medical Negligence Statistics For NHS Trusts In Dorset
- No Win No Fee Solicitors For Medical Negligence Claims
- Talk To Our Team
- Reference Materials
Choosing The Right Solicitor For Your Weymouth Medical Negligence Claim
Do you need to find a solicitor to help you make a clinical negligence claim? Does this seem a daunting task? Don’t worry. We have two options for you that can help. The first option is to use methods such as these below, to get recommendations:
- Ask friends or family members.
- Talk to work colleagues.
- Use Facebook or other social networking sites.
- Read online reviews of solicitors.
All of these can help you start your search for a solicitor. Or you can simly contact us today, and we will put you in touch with one of our panel of Solicitors who are not based in Weymouth but can cover the area with ease.
Should You Read Reviews Of Medical Negligence Solicitors?
If you are facing the task of finding a personal injury solicitor for the first time, you might not know where to start. Have you thought about reading and comparing a number of medical negligence solicitor reviews? Independent review platforms are a really handy way of finding out the pro’s and con’s of a number of legal firms. You can then correlate this data, and use it to create a list of legal teams that might be suitable. You can compare those with the best communication methods, and with the most experience in cases similar to yours. You might want to also call the solicitors that you have short listed so that you can discuss the benefits of working with them.
We do have an alternative you might like to consider though. If you were to contact one of our team on the number below, they would be able to explain to you how we work with a panel of medical negligence solicitors who are based all across the UK, and can help you to process a claim for personal injury.
Should A Solicitors Location Affect My Choice?
If you have been the victim of medical negligence, there is no reason, legal or otherwise, why you have to use a local legal firm to have your claim processed. There are far more important factors than location when it comes to selecting a legal team. You could evaluate whether the solicitor is experienced in processing claims similar to your own and whether they have a good success rate.
Medical Examinations Could Be Carried Out By Our Panel Of Doctors
In order to accurately evaluate your claim, your clinical negligence solicitor will arrange for to attend a medical assessment with an independent doctor so that the extent of your injuries could be ascertained. We work with a panel of doctors based close to the are of Weymouth who could perform this assessment for you. Please see the table below;
|Mahmoud Khalifeh Shoshtari
|Budmouth Community Sports Centre
|85 Albert Road (Envy Hair Salon -
|Please report to Envy reception as Clinic is upstairs)
|The Bridgeman Physiotherapy Centre
|18 Bridgeman Terrace
Claims Solicitors For Medical Negligence Could Help You Make
For it to be possible for a medical negligence solicitor to process a claim, the victim must have suffered some form of physical or mental harm. Negligence alone, is not a valid reason to make a claim, the negligence must have also injured the patient in some way. For example:
- A GP makes a mistake, and this harms a patient by withholding needed treatment.
- A mistake is made during an operation, harming the patient on the operating table.
- A dentist harms a patient they are performing a dental procedure on.
- During childbirth, a mother or baby are harmed due to negligence.
- Negligent care in a nursing home leads to a resident coming to harm.
- A late or wrongful diagnosis causes a cancer patient’s condition to become worse.
- Accidents caused by negligence at a hospital injure a patient.
Medical Negligence Claims Against A GP
When you visit your GP because you are feeling unwell, you expect them to treat you to the best of their ability. If you are suffering from a minor medical condition such as a cold, the GP should provide treatment or medication themselves. If you are suffering from something more serious, your GP should ensure that you are sent for treatment with the right specialist. When something goes wrong, and the GP, for example, fails to diagnose a condition as being serious, and provides the wrong course of treatment, the patient is put at risk. If this results in a patient suffering a worsening of their medical condition, it could be possible for a medical negligence lawyer to process a claim on their behalf. For more information regarding GP negligence, please read here.
Medical Negligence Claims For Surgical Errors
Unfortunately, there are a number of ways that in which surgical staff can act negligently and cause undue harm to the patient. Such examples could be included below;
- A surgeon performs surgery on the wrong- site and this results in damage to healthy organs.
- An anaesthetist makes a mistake, and the patient suffers and adverse reaction to aesthetic.
- Not enough care is taken of a patient post-op and an infection is the result.
These all show how some form of negligence during or after an operation, could leave a patient with a valid cause to make a claim. For more information regarding surgical medical negligence, please read here.
Medical Negligence Claims Against Dentists
A dentist has the same duty of care towards their patients as any other medical professional. Unfortunately, there are many ways that a person can be injured due to dental negligence, examples of such can be seen below;
- Permanent disfigurement.
- Loss of otherwise healthy teeth.
- Gum infections.
Medical Negligence Claims For Injuries During Pregnancy Or Childbirth
A mother and her baby could be injured by mistakes made by a midwife, or any other medical staff member during childbirth. The mother can suffer from injuries ranging from soft tissue injuries and fractures, to in extreme cases, death. The baby can suffer, fractured bones, permanent scarring, and serious illnesses such as Cerebral Palsy caused by Hypoxia. If injuries such as these are caused by negligence, then it could be possible for a personal injury solicitor to process a claim for the harm suffered.
Medical Negligence Claims Against Nursing Homes
A busy nursing home, staffed by carers who have had only a minimal level of training, could be a dangerous place for residents. There are multiple bodies of legislation and health and safety standards that a nursing home must comply with, at all times and failure to comply can result in harsh penalties or even the loss of the care home’s operating licence. When compliance protocols fail, this could indicate that the care level has dropped to a level where a resident is at risk of being harmed in some way, due to the lax level of care. In this case, any resident that is harmed due to negligent care, could have a valid reason for a personal injury lawyer to process a claim for them.
Medical Negligence Claims For The Misdiagnosis Of Cancers
A serious, life-threatening illness such as cancer, is often reliant on the diagnosis and treatment be provided as early as possible, to keep the cancer from growing too large to treat, and to ensure that the patient has the greatest chance possible of making a full recovery, and living a normal and productive life afterwards. When a misdiagnosis or a delayed diagnosis leads to a delay in treatment, the patient’s medical condition could worsen to a level where the cancer is untreatable. This could have life-threatening consequences for the patient. In cases such as this, it could be possible for the patient, or their dependents in the case of the patient’s death, to make a claim.
Medical Negligence Claims Against Hospitals
When we are ill or injured, we are forced to put our trust in either private of state-run healthcare facilities, and the medical professionals that work in them. Whilst every effort is made to provide effective, safe and reliable treatment at all times, mistakes can happen. There is a myriad of ways in which either an outpatient or somebody spending an extended stay in hospital can be harmed due to negligence. For example:
- Mistakes made when prescribing medication, leading to an adverse or allergic reaction.
- Cross infections caused by lax hygiene protocols.
- Exposure to harmful chemicals or radiation, causing the patient to become ill.
All of these are examples of ways that a hospital patient could be harmed in a way that could be considered as grounds to claim for NHS negligence.
Hospitals Providing Services In Weymouth
- The Westhaven Hospital
- BMI The Winterbourne Hospital
- Dorset County Hospital
Medical Negligence Statistics For NHS Trusts In Dorset
Information related to NHS negligence in the Weymouth area:
|Claims Received (2017/18)
|Number of Incidents (2017/18)
(* indicates less then 5)
|Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Data for this table was taken from the following online resource:
No Win No Fee Solicitors For Medical Negligence Claims
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors offer a No Win No Fee agreement with all personal injury claims that they take on. This means, that should for some reason, your claim be unsuccessful, you do not have to pay any of your solicitor fees. There are also more benefits to a No Win No Fee agreement. Contact us to find out more.
Talk To Our Team
Have you been the victim of medical negligence in Weymouth? Do you believe you could have grounds to make a personal injury claim for the harm you have suffered? If so, speak to one of our claims team on 0800 652 3087. They will be able to provide you with free, impartial advice.
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Written by Mac.
Edited by Charlotte.