When we need medical treatment we put our complete trust in doctors and nurses to provide us with a diagnosis and treat whatever the problem may be. The overall aim is to improve health, quality of life and longevity of life. However, unfortunately if things go wrong that could’ve been prevented leaving the patient with an injury or in worse health than before it can be devastating for the patient in question. In cases where a patient is injured due to carelessness and disregard of duty of care, the medical person or establishment could be sued for compensation.
Making a medical negligence claim can be a complex process, but with help from our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors, you can confidently launch a claim for damages. Contact Medical Negligence Assist on 0800 652 3087, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Winchester area as well as areas all across the UK and will be happy to help you get the compensation payout you deserve.
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Before choosing a personal injury solicitor, there are a number of things you should look at and compare before making your final decision. You should think about how long the legal firm you are considering has been in the personal injury industry for and how much experience they have. You could talk to friends and family to see if they have had any experience with medical negligence solicitors. You should also compare their success rate, obviously a medical negligence solicitor with a high success rate is desirable. Read medical negligence solicitors reviews by previous clients to get an unbiased view on the company ethics and customer service. Also, an important part to consider is what kind of payment structure the solicitor works with, no win no fee medical negligence lawyers are practically financially risk free and so a popular choice, we discuss no win no fee further on in the guide.
Actually no! Due to the many different ways of communication thanks to modern technology, your personal injury lawyer can be based anywhere within the UK. The professional relationship you have with your chosen personal injury solicitor and their expertise is more important than location. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Winchester area as well as anywhere else within the UK and so if you speak to one of the advisors at Medical Negligence Assist, we can connect you to a solicitor best suited to deal with your claim regardless of yours or their location.
In order to get an unbiased view of the legal firm you are considering using, it is really helpful to look at past customer’s reviews. These will give insight as to how they work, if they are reliable, if they are easy to contact and approachable, how successful they are and so on. If there are any negative issues, these will most likely be shown in the reviews. When you do decide on a legal firm you feel confident hiring, it’s worth leaving a review yourself too, to help future potential clients as well. As well as reading the reviews, speaking with specialists such as Medical Negligence Assist can also be really helpful as they will be able to offer further information.
At Medical Negligence Assist, we can provide a specialists medical negligence solicitor who can arrange a medical assessment in your area as part of the claim. The medical experts that are local to Winchester that we connect with include:
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There are different types of medical negligence that could occur if standards are allowed to slip below the recommended level and our panel of experts have successfully dealt with numerous claims for compensation regarding medical negligence in various scenarios and settings over the years. Some forms of private and NHS negligence are more common than others and we discuss a few in more detail further on in the guide.
Regardless of whether you are a patient in an NHS or private healthcare hospital, if you have suffered at the hands of the medical staff due to carelessness or malpractice, you could be entitled to claim for damages if it can be proven that the medical staff who owed you a duty of care through negligence caused you harm. Examples of hospital negligence claims could include botched surgical procedures, misdiagnosis of disease, incorrect medication prescribed or given, incorrect type or dosage of anaesthesia given, neglectful care. It is vital to note that negligence alone will not automatically lead to a medical negligence claim, harm must be caused due to the negligence.
All surgery, be it for medical reasons or cosmetic, comes with a certain element of risk. Before surgery takes place the patient should have been properly informed of any risks and possible side effects so that they can make an informed decision and weigh up the pros and cons of having surgery before making a decision to go ahead. Pre-operation tests, checks and examinations should also be performed in order to make sure the patient is fit for surgery, and post operation care should be discussed also. All medical staff has a duty of care to look after the patients and treat them professionally and perform their surgery to the best of their ability ensuring that extreme care is taken to greatly reduce the chances of anything going wrong. However, if they breach their professional duty of care and the patient is injured or suffers further ill health as a result, they can be deemed as being negligent and possibly sued for malpractice depending on the circumstances.
If a mother or her baby is injured in any way during pregnancy or childbirth due to the lack of action, or the wrong course of action being taken by the medical staff looking after them, then they maybe able to make a medical negligence claim for compensation. Compensation can be sought for both physical and psychological injuries. Injuries during child birth, if severe, could result in cerebral palsy, brain damage or even death. If you, or your child have been the victim of medical malpractice during pregnancy or childbirth resulting in an injury, contact Medical Negligence Assist and they will try to answer any query you may have.
Medical malpractice doesn’t just occur in a hospital or GP’s surgery, but can happen at the dentists too if medical staff do not maintain their duty of care. If a dentist wrongly extracts a tooth, or misdiagnoses a dental condition, or damages healthy teeth or gums whilst performing a treatment, then they may be liable to pay damages for any harm caused.
When a loved one goes into a nursing home, you expect them to be well looked after and cared for by the staff in the home as well as any medical staff that are called to the home to treat any of the residents. When a resident suffers due to neglect, depending on the circumstances, either the home or the medical staff attending the home could be liable. The neglect may involve the resident not being helped with personal care, being ignored when complaining of a health issue, or being manually handled incorrectly possibly resulting in cuts, bruises or even broken bones if they were to suffer a fall. It could also include medical staff misdiagnosing an injury or illness, giving the resident incorrect treatment or no treatment at all, prescribing the wrong medication or failing to act quickly when needed for example. Medical Negligence Assist can provide you with a medical negligence solicitor if they feel you have a valid case. To be eligible to claim it must be evidential that another medical practitioner or care staff of the same ability would have not caused the same harm in the same situation. Negligence alone may not lead to compensation for example a mix up with medication would not result in a claim but if the patient was to take the medication not meant for them and become ill then they may be eligible to claim.
Cancer is not a disease to take likely and needs prompt diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible to give a better chance of beating the illness. If a doctor fails to recognise and diagnose cancer it could result in devastating consequences such as the patient having to undergo more invasive treatments than they would if they’d been diagnosed earlier, or even facing death. Once cancer has been diagnosed, prompt action to give the patient the right treatment is paramount in giving them the best chance of survival, and if a doctor makes a mistake or fails to act quick enough, they could be found negligent in their duty of care if the patient suffers unnecessarily.
When we have a health complaint, seeing our GP is normally our first port of call and we trust that they will be able to help us to find out what is wrong and treat us accordingly to make us better. However, if the GP makes a mistake such as failing to correctly diagnose the issue, give the wrong treatment advice or give the incorrect medication for example, they could be found liable for damages if their actions or lack of actions causes the patient’s health to deteriorate or if they cause the patient to become unnecessarily injured in any way.
We work with solicitors who can cover the Winchester area and across the UK and who could deal with claims regarding Winchester hospitals both NHS and private. Some of the hospitals that serve people in the Winchester area include:
- Leigh House Hospital
- Royal Hampshire County Hospital
- BMI Sarum Road Hospital
Although we cannot accurately predict the a mount of compensation you may receive for your injury, we can show the number of claims made against Winchester hospitals and the overall amount that has been paid between 2017/18:
|Healthcare provider||Claims received 17/18||Number of accidents/incidents||Compensation awarded|
|Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||42||5||£4,339,392
When making a compensation claim for medical negligence we advise hiring a legal firm that specialises in personal injury claims. However, hiring a medical negligence solicitor can prove expensive and with no guarantee of your case winning, could potentially leave you with a huge financial loss. This is why we recommend finding a solicitor that works on a no win no fee basis as this means that you only pay your solicitors fees if they successfully win your case for you, if they lose, you do not pay them anything.
At Medical Negligence Assist, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors all offer a no win no fee service. No money needs to be paid until the end of the claim and only if your case is won, and this payment will actually be from a percentage of the awarded compensation amount of a maximum of 25%, and so therefore, the risk is greatly reduced.
To start your claim as soon as possible, call Medical Negligence Assist today on 0800 652 3087 and one of our team will be happy to help you find the right solicitor to pursue your claim for you and get you the compensation you deserve.
Refer to this guide to find out how much your medical negligence claim might be worth.
Here you will find lots of useful and helpful information about making a claim for medical negligence.
Here the NHS give advice to potential claimants as to eligibility of making a claim and what to expect.
Edited by LisM