If you have suffered an injury because of a mistake made by someone in the healthcare sector, it could be very distressing on a number of different levels. A clinical negligence definition is as follows: any negligent action or lack of action taken by a medical professional that has resulted in you suffering a new avoidable injury or preventable illness or resulted in your existing injury or illness getting worse. If this has happened in the Worthing area, you may be looking for some medical negligence solicitors in Worthing to help you make a claim. You might well be pleased to know that our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Worthing area. We know that it could be difficult to know where to start when making a case. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors recognise this, and that is why we decided to put this guide together. Below, we will discuss how to find the right personal injury solicitor for these claims, as well as revealing more about certain types of claims. If you still have any queries, you could find out contact details at the end of the guide.
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If searching for medical negligence solicitors in Worthing, there are many different factors you need to consider to ensure you find the most appropriate legal professional for your needs specifically. After all, there are so many lawyers to choose from and you may need to be able to narrow down your search effectively, as the solicitor you choose is essentially going to have your chances of a payout in their hands. So, what sort of things should you be considering?
First and foremost, you would probably want to make sure you choose a solicitor that has a considerable amount of experience in the industry. This does not only relate to the years that he or she has in their locker. It also means that they should have worked on a considerable number of medical negligence cases too. It is important to choose a specialist solicitor that has relevant expertise in medical negligence cases.
It might also be important to find out about the fees charged and the payment structure that is in place. It is often advisable to opt for a solicitor that is happy to work to a no win no fee payment agreement. This will give you a degree of financial protection. We have explained this sort of payment agreement in full at the end of the guide.
When looking for a medical negligence lawyer to help you make a case, it is often recommended to read medical negligence solicitor reviews. This could be a great way to get an insight into the medical negligence solicitors in Worthing you are considering. It is also recommended that you leave feedback about the solicitor you worked with when making a claim so that you could help others that find themselves in your particular position in the future.
It is easy to think that the only way to make a claim for medical negligence in Worthing is to use medical negligence solicitors in Worthing. This is not the case. Claims today are sometimes handled via email and telephone. This means you could select a medical negligence solicitor based on expertise rather than convenience. This means you could use our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors. Although we’re not based in Worthing, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Worthing area.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors who cover the Worthing area could arrange for you to have a medical assessment in the area of Worthing so you do not need to travel too far.
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Below, we will take a look at some examples of cases our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could cover. If you cannot find the sort of incident that you were involved in, please do not panic, simply call our advisors and they will be able to answer any questions you may have. The scenarios mentioned are purely some examples of claims that could occur the list is not exhaustive.
The first example of negligence we are going to look at is maternity and childbirth negligence. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Worthing area and they could have the experience to handle these sorts of cases, which could often be incredibly distressing. If standards are poor when it comes to the delivery of a baby, if medical staff breach their duty of care and this causes negligence it could lead to either the mother or baby being harmed as a consequence. Negligence could come in the form of medical practitioners deviating from approved correct procedures, failing to notice if the baby is in distress or if negligent injuries are caused that may have been avoided had another practitioner of the same standard carried out the procedure.
Going into surgery could be scary enough. Imagine how you would feel if you then discovered you did not need the operation in question in any case. If you have been operated on but did not in fact need the operation this could be very distressing and upsetting. Surgical negligence could be deemed if a surgeon operates on the wrong part of the body, amputated the wrong limb, surgical instruments are left inside of the body and the patients needs to be re-operated on or a patient contracts an infection due to poor hygiene. If you are unsure if you are eligible to make a surgical negligence claim please call our advisors the number is at the bottom of the screen and they can provide any information in which you may require.
Medical negligence solicitors in Worthing or our panel of medical negligence solicitors who can cover the Worthing area may also be able to help you make a private or NHS hospital negligence claim if you have experienced an avoidable injury or an illness due to the substandard treatment you may have received by a medical professional. UK hospital staff work immensely hard every day so that people who are sick or injured can receive the required medical treatment they may need. If staff are over worked or departments are understaffed it could result in standards not being met.
Cancer can be a disease that progresses or spreads if it is left undiagnosed or untreated. If a doctor fails to diagnose a patient who is suffering from cancer their condition maybe allowed to worsen as they will not be receiving the treatment that is so importantly needed. If the correct treatment is not given in the correct manner, the cancer could easily spread to other parts of the body, causing further issues. This could mean that more intensive treatment is needed. In the worse case scenario the diagnosis maybe made too late for the cancer to be treatable and cured. If you have received a delayed cancer diagnosis and it has caused more unnecessary suffering call our advisors for more information.
There is no denying that doctor errors could have severe consequences. After all, when we are not feeling very well, we might tend to turn to the doctor as the first person to see. You may rely on GP’s to either diagnose your condition if you have one and provide medication or treatment if the condition needs it. GP’s also have the power to refer patients to specialists if need be, for a more specific diagnosis or if more diagnostic tests are needed. If at any time a patient who is suffering with a condition or injury is not diagnosed correctly or referred to a specialist for treatment needed their current condition could develop and progress due to lack in treatment and if the condition has been misdiagnosed the patient maybe taking medication for an entirely different illness which could cause further unnecessary complications.
You may also need the help of medical negligence solicitors in Worthing or our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors if you have suffered an injury or illness because of dental malpractice. Just like doctors and nurses, dentists owe all of their patients a level of care too. If this is not provided, and you are injured as a consequence, there is a chance you will be able to make a claim. Examples could range from cases whereby unnecessary nerve and gum damage has been caused during a dental surgical procedure to incidents where the wrong tooth has been extracted.
Finally, we also have experience when it comes to negligence in care homes no win no fee claims. There are different ways that these sorts of cases could happen. For example, you could be the victim of care home abuse or you may want to make a claim on behalf of your loved one who has experienced bed sores because of poor standards in the care home in question. Sadly, in recent times there have also been cases in the news whereby people have made claims because of care home abuse. If residents of a care or nursing home have experienced abuse at the hands of the care home staff it can be devastating for both the resident and the family. You may feel you cannot make a claim for something that happened a long time ago. However, the medical negligence claims time limit could be different in these cases, with the option to make a historical abuse claim. If you do not know whether this would be the case with your claim, a good thing to do is give us a call for more details.
To get a better understanding of the number of medical negligence incidents in Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trusts, please refer to the table below. Please note this is only for NHS trusts. Private hospital data is not available.
|Healthcare provider||Claims received 17/18||Number of incidents 17/18||Damage payments|
|Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust||58||*||£7, 141, 976|
When you make a claim with our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors, you can be sure of a no win no fee service. You may have heard the term no win no fee before yet you may not be sure regarding what it means. This means that you can make a personal injury claim with the confidence of knowing that you are only going to need to pay legal expenses to your solicitor if your claim is a success. This means that you will have compensation to cover the cost. If the case is successful an agreed percentage will be taken by the no win no fee solicitor from the compensation and the rest sent to you.
- Worthing Hospital
- Sussex Community NHS Trust
- BMI Goring Hall Hospital
- Downlands Suite at Worthing Hospital
No matter what has happened, whether you have been the victim of obstetric & midwifery negligence or medical misdiagnosis, you could speak to our experts today to make a claim. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Worthing area, meaning you don’t need medical negligence solicitors in Worthing. You can reach us between 8 am and 9 pm, any day of the week, on 0800 652 3087.
Dental negligence – For dentist negligence specific advice on claims, you might want to take a look at this guide.
Birth Injuries – When it comes to birth injuries, some more specific advice can be found here.
Claims for Surgery – We touched on this briefly in the guide above, but for more in-depth information, this page could be helpful.
Edited by LisM.