There are many different ways that someone could be the victim of medical negligence. This could be anything from your dentist extracting the wrong tooth to your doctor failing to diagnose your symptoms correctly. Essentially, clinical and medical negligence could occur when a medical professional has acted in a certain manner (or failed to take action) and this has resulted in your injuries getting worse or you developing a new injury or illness. Such incidents could be very difficult to come to terms with. After all, we trust those in the medical sector and we rely on them to help us get better, not make our situation worse. Therefore, if such a scenario has happened to you, it is only natural that you might be searching for medical negligence solicitors covering Yeovil to help you make a claim. In this guide, we will tell you everything you need to know about Somerset medical negligence, no matter whether you are interested in making a claim against the Taunton Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust or you have been involved in an incident involving a private medical business. Despite not being based in Yeovil, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the area. Therefore, we will explain how our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Somerset area, as well as giving you an insight into the service you could expect from our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors. If you have any queries by the time you finish reading this guide, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for some more information.
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- Negligent Surgical Care
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- Negligence By A Dentist
- Negligent Cancer Care Or Misdiagnosis
- Yeovil NHS Trusts Clinical Negligence Statistics
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- Hospitals And Clinics In Yeovil
- How To Start Your Medical Negligence Claim
When it comes to making any sort of claim, there are a number of different factors that are going to dictate the outcome. However, there is no denying that the most important piece of the puzzle could be finding a good quality personal injury solicitor to work on your case. You could have many different options to choose from when it comes to medical negligence solicitors covering Yeovil and so it could feel a bit overwhelming. Here are some tips to help you make a choice that is right for you. One of the first factors you might need to take into account is the solicitor’s level of experience. You might wish to make sure that the personal injury lawyer has worked on many cases before and that he or she has a good success record. You also may need to ensure that they are easy to get in touch with so that you may never need to fret about getting updates regarding your case. Finally, you may wish to make sure you only consider law firms in Somerset or across the UK that are happy to work to a no win no fee payment scheme. If you are unsure regarding what this means, you could find more information on it towards the end of the guide.
A lot of medical negligence victims might assume that they are going to need to use medical negligence solicitors in Yeovil if they are going to make a case for an accident that has happened in this part of the UK. Because of this, they might purely search for medical negligence solicitors in my area online via the likes of Google. You do not need to limit your search in this manner, though. You could use a solicitor based anywhere in the UK, and this is how our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Yeovil area. After all, a good number of claims today are handled via email and telephone due to the advances in technology, and so there really is no need to select someone based locally. This means you could opt for an individual based on their credentials rather than where they live.
It might be quite helpful to read medical negligence solicitors reviews that have been left by people who were once in your position. These comments could be very helpful because you are going to read the information that has been provided by someone who has gone through the process and knows what it entails, and this could make them a good judge of what is – or isn’t – a quality service. It is advisable to utilise independent review platforms to find reviews so you could be certain that all of the comments are genuine. Also, when you have made a claim, it could be good if you also could leave a review like this in order to help others.
While you are able to use a medical negligence solicitor based anywhere in the country, including our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors, you need to see an independent medical expert regarding your injuries. Preferably one that is based in Yeovil. Below, you will see one of the experts from our panel of doctors that are located close to Yeovil.
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Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors has many years of experience dealing with medical negligence cases throughout the United Kingdom and they could help with cases in Yeovil even though they may not be based there. You may want to know about some of the different sorts of claims that could end in payouts for negligence. Below, we take a look at some of the most common cases handled by our panel of solicitors. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.
First and foremost, you may be looking for the help of our panel if you have been the victim of surgical negligence. It does not matter what sort of surgery you need, there are always going to be some risks. However, this does not account for surgical negligence. If a mistake has been made that could have been avoided, and this has resulted in your suffering, there could be a chance that you are going to be able to make a claim for compensation. This could range from a surgeon operating on the wrong part of the body, to poor infection control in theatre leading to further illness, or even incorrect levels of anaesthesia used, leading to side effects.
You may also want to make a claim if you or your child has been injured because of a mistake that has been made while you were giving birth that has caused harm to you or your baby. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could assist with all types of birth injury claims. This could be anything from making a claim because the incorrect birth assisting tools were used and caused you or your child injury, to making an Ectopic pregnancy claim where clear signs were not spotted and you suffered further damage because of this.
From a sheer lack of cleanliness leading to preventable illnesses to the mismanagement of diabetes leading to worsening of the condition, there are a great number of different ways that negligence could happen in a hospital environment. What is important to recognise here is that you could be able to claim irrespective of whether it was a public or private hospital.
Aside from the examples that have already been mentioned, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors may be able to assist with care home negligence claims. Sadly, there have been cases of care home abuse in the news in recent times. However, there are other ways incidents of negligence could happen, from medication mistakes making a patient worse to slips, trips, and falls that have led to injury because they were not assisted with mobility needs. Care homes have a duty to provide a good standard of care to their residents. If they have failed in this and harm has been done to the resident that could have been avoided, then there might be cause to make a claim.
When someone is not feeling very well, they book an appointment with their GP. They go to their GP’s office where they may be examined, and then their GP would determine the source of the symptoms so that they could get the treatment they need. Therefore, when something goes wrong, and symptoms are ignored, checks are not done or protocol is not followed it could mean the entire treatment process stars on the wrong foot. This could lead to further illnesses and injuries as a consequence.
You may also be thinking about giving our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors a call for a dental negligence claim. From negligent advice that causes worsening of oral health to extracting the incorrect tooth, or damaging a healthy one in the process there are so many different ways negligence could happen.
Finally, you may have the basis for a claim if you have received negligent cancer care of you have experienced a misdiagnosis. People might look to make negligent diagnosis delay claims when it comes to cancer because cancer can spread and develop at an extremely rapid pace. This means that if it is not diagnosed correctly and efficiently, the consequences could be very severe. This could cause the cancer to spread to other parts of the body, and in some cases, this has actually been fatal.
To get a better understanding of the number of medical negligence incidents in Yeovil, please refer to the table below. Please note this is only for NHS negligence. Private hospital data is not available.
|Healthcare provider||Claims received 17/18||Number of incidents 17/18||Damage payments|
|Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust||16||*||£1,776,817.65|
As mentioned earlier in the guide, there are many different factors that you could consider when you are looking for medical negligence solicitors. We believe it is often a wise idea to make sure that the medical negligence lawyer is willing to work to the commonly referred to no win no fee payment structure. But what does this actually mean? This means that the solicitor in question would agree to take on your case under a payment structure whereby you will only pay the legal fees if they should manage to successfully get compensation for your suffering. If a payout is not awarded, you wouldn’t need to pay for the service that you have received, as it has not been successful. This could give you complete peace of mind. After all, a lot of people could worry when claiming because they could fear that they are going to end up out of pocket. This is not something you need to fret about when you use our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors. All of our team works to the no win no fee approach and our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Yeovil area.
There are many different hospitals and clinics in the Yeovil area, including…
- Yeovil District Hospital
- Holly Court
If you have any queries or you are ready to get started with making a claim, you could speak to our experts today to find out more information about how to make a personal injury claim. You can reach us 24 hours a day, any day of the week, on 0800 652 3087. You can also fill in this contact form. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Yeovil area for any claim you want to pursue.
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.
Yeovil District Hospital – You can find Yeovil District hospital’s site here. The address is;
Higher Kingston, Yeovil, BA21 4AT.
Written by Jo.
Edited by Charlotte.