If you have been the victim of medical negligence, you may be thinking about whether you are to make a personal injury claim. In this guide, we will provide advice and information for those considering using the services of medical negligence solicitors in Worcestershire specifically. Despite not being based in this part of the United Kingdom, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Worcestershire area. We will explain exactly how this is the case. We will also give you more information about services that could be provided by our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors. We will also talk you through some of the most common case types so that you could get a better understanding of the incidences of negligence that could lead to claims. If you cannot find the answers you are looking for in these clinical negligence damages guidelines, simply call us to for clarification. You will find all of the contact information you may need at the end of the guide.
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- Choosing A Solicitor To Handle Your Clinical Negligence Claim
- Does My Claim Need To Be Made With Local Worcester Medical Negligence Solicitor?
- A Medical Assessment Could Be Handled By The Doctors On Our Panel
- What Is the Best Place To Find Reviews Of Clinical Claims Solicitors?
- Are There Different Medical Negligence Circumstances?
- Hospital Negligence In Worcestershire
- Surgery Clinical Negligence
- Dental Clinical Malpractice And Negligence
- Injury During Childbirth
- General Practitioner – GP Medical Negligence
- Care Home Negligence
- Cancer Treatment Clinical Negligence
- Worcestershire NHS Trust Clinical Negligence Statistics
- How No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Lawyers And Solicitors Could Help You
- Hospitals In Worcestershire
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As there are many different medical negligence solicitors in Worcestershire, and in fact you can use solicitors based anywhere in the UK, you may need to make an effort to narrow down your search effectively. After all, the personal injury lawyer working on your case is largely going to have your chances of compensation in their hands. So, what should you consider? The first thing you may need to think about is the level of experience the medical negligence solicitor has. Not only may you need to make sure that the solicitor has been working in the industry for quite some time but it might also be quite important to make sure that he or she has worked on a lot of cases similar to yours. You might wish to also look at the payment terms and fees offered by the solicitor in question. If you do not know about no win no fee, we will explain this later in the guide, and we do recommend this approach when making a claim. Aside from this, you might wish to make sure that the medical negligence lawyer is easy to contact and that you feel comfortable communicating with them.
A lot of people might assume that their only option is going to be to find the right medical negligence solicitors in Worcestershire if they are to have the greatest chance of securing compensation for something that has happened in this area. However, you do not have to restrict yourself to the local area. You could widen your search from medical negligence solicitors in my area on your search engine. Instead, you could search further afield and consider the whole of the UK. This is something we recommend because of the fact that technology has developed rapidly over the past few years, and now claims are handled via email and telephone, rather than face-to-face meetings. This means that you have the ability to choose the most appropriate solicitor for you, rather than simply looking for someone in your area. This also explains how our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Worcestershire area.
While you wouldn’t need to necessarily use medical negligence solicitors in Worcestershire, you may need to see a medical professional in your area. This is something that we could assist with. We have connections with medical experts throughout the country, including;
Alba Sanchez Mascunano
When you are looking for the most appropriate medical negligence solicitors in Worcestershire, as well as those based across the rest of the UK, it could help to read medical negligence solicitor reviews. This would help you to get a good understanding of the level of service you could expect. Also, when you have made a claim, it could help if you leave comments too, so you could assist other people in the future.
There are many different sorts of cases that could be handled by our panel of solicitors instead of medical negligence solicitors in Worcestershire. In the sections following this one, we take a look into some of the most common examples to give you a better idea of negligence that could result in malpractice claims.
The first example that we are going to take a look at is hospital negligence. This could be a claim against a private hospital or a public hospital. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could give you assistance with both. There are many different ways that negligence could happen in a hospital environment. This includes surgical negligence and birth injury negligence, both of which we will discuss in further detail below. However, there are lots of other examples too, including blood test mix-ups leading to misdiagnosis and infections caused because of poor hygiene levels.
As mentioned, you may have landed on our page while searching for medical negligence solicitors in Worcestershire if you have been the victim of surgical negligence. All types of surgeries come with risks. However, this does not mean that complications as a result of surgical negligence should not lead to a claim. If an error has happened that could have been avoided, and you have been harmed there could be a fair chance that you might be entitled to compensation. Examples of negligence in surgery that have caused further and avoidable harm could include, wrong- sited surgery that has resulted in the removal of the incorrect limb or damage to healthy organs. Not only could our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors assist with claiming in terms of emergency surgeries but also plastic surgery negligence cases too.
Aside from the examples that have already been mentioned, you may also require the services of no win no fee medical negligence lawyers for dental malpractice cases. There are many different types of dental negligence. Negligence claims could happen should your dentist have given you negligent advice leading to a worsening of your oral health, or should they have carried out the wrong treatment on your mouth, damaging it in the process. You may also be able to go forward and launch a claim if your dentist has not noticed the signs of oral cancer when they were evident, leading to worsening of your prognosis. Other examples could include when your dentist has extracted the incorrect tooth or he or she has damaged a healthy tooth while carrying out treatment.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could also act by helping people to make claims that have experienced an injury during childbirth. These cases could be incredibly traumatic. This could especially be the case if the mother or baby has sustained lifelong injuries, or if both of them have suffered in this manner. These incidents may occur because the midwife or medical professional has failed to notice distress and not acted quickly enough to reverse or reduce the risk, such as Hypoxia. However, there are a lot of other cases of childbirth negligence, such as incorrect usage of birthing tools resulting in permanent scarring, or postnatal infection caused by poor conditions at the birthing centre or hospital.
Aside from the examples that have already been mentioned, you may also want to make a claim for GP medical negligence. When we are not feeling very well, one of the first things we may do if the illness does not resolve itself is book an appointment to see our GP. We might well expect our GP to tell us what is wrong. He or she could assess our symptoms and sometimes carry out a few tests too. The typical outcome is that we would receive advice, a prescription or be referred to a specialist. Therefore, if a mistake is made at any point in the process, by way of negligence, this could mean you end up receiving treatment that is not right for you, and you may also not get the treatment you may need. The impact of this could range from a poorer prognosis to medication side effects you would not have experienced if the right treatment had been given.
You may also want to make a claim if you or someone you love has experienced care home negligence. Sadly, there have been cases of care home abuse on the news in recent times. While these cases are rare, they could happen. There are other examples too, though, from medication mix-ups to food allergy reactions when care homes could fail to keep to the proper standards of care, resulting in harm to the patient.
Last but not least, you may also be searching for the assistance of our panel of malpractice solicitors as another option to medical negligence solicitors in Worcestershire if you want to make a claim for cancer negligence. Cancer is a disease that spreads at a rapid pace sometimes. If it is not diagnosed properly, this means that the right treatment might not be started quickly enough. This could cause the cancer to spread to other parts of the body. Not only this but there could also be cases whereby cancer negligence could be fatal. If you have lost a loved one because of something like this, you may be able to make a medical negligence case.
In order to obtain a deeper understanding of how many claims have been received by local NHS trusts, for NHS negligence we have provided a statistics table below. However, it’s important to note that we do not have access to private hospital data.
|Healthcare provider||Claims received 17/18||Number of incidents 17/18||Damage payments|
|Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust||73||5||£12,803,363.93|
|Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust||9||*||£1,529,835.7|
Earlier in the guide, we spoke about the different things that you might wish to consider when you are looking for medical negligence solicitors in Worcestershire – including widening your search across the UK. One thing we also said is that we believe in most cases it is imperative to go for a solicitor who is happy to work to a no win no fee payment scheme. If you do not know what this means, we will explain it in further detail here. This is essentially a personal injury solicitor who is willing to work to a payment structure whereby they will only be paid if the case is successful. This means you are never going to find yourself in a position whereby you have spent lots of money on legal fees yet you have not received anything in return. This could give you complete peace of mind, and you might well be pleased to know that all of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors works to this payment structure.
There are many different hospitals serving the Worcestershire area. This includes…
- Worcestershire Royal Hospital
- Alexandra Hospital
- Malvern Community Hospital
- Spire South Bak Hospital
- Kidderminster Hospital
- Tenbury Community Hospital
- Evesham Community Hospital
No matter what has happened, whether you have been the victim of surgery clinical negligence or you are thinking about filing a care home negligence lawsuit, you could speak to our experts today to find out more about how to make a personal injury claim. You can reach us any time of the day, any day of the week, on 0800 652 3087. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Worcestershire area.
Claimants for wrongful death – Relatives could make claims on behalf of a loved one that has passed away. You can read more on this here.
Malpractice in Surgery – You can find answers to common questions here.
Wrong diagnoses – FAQ – More information surrounding misdiagnosis claims.
Worcestershire Royal Hospital – You can find Worcestershire Royal Hospital’s site here. The address can be found below:
Worcestershire Royal Hospital,
Charles Hastings Way,
Edited by Charlotte.