Expert Medical Negligence Solicitors In Salisbury
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Medical Negligence Solicitors in Salisbury
Have you, or someone you love, experienced negligent treatment at the hands of a health care professional? Our team of specialist lawyers includes leading medical negligence solicitors in Salisbury for personal injury through medical mistakes. These lawyers are uniquely qualified, with the knowledge and expertise to help you with your medical negligence compensation claims.
Choosing the right medical negligence lawyer is crucial to the outcome of your application. Relying on a generic lawyer for medical negligence cases is like taking a horse to a car mechanic! The firms we work with are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
In turn, they can serve as medical negligence solicitors in Salisbury for victims. We also assist with clinical negligence solicitors in:
Our Approach as Medical Negligence Solicitors in Salisbury
Our specialist solicitors take time to understand you and the circumstances and medical conditions surrounding your personal injury claims. At The Compensation Experts, we pair you with a solicitor that seeks maximum compensation for your injury. Additionally, they know the impact your injury has on your life and that of your family.
Behind every claim is a person who deals with significant alterations to their life. Sometimes, the changes are drastic, and through no fault of their own. Above all, that’s the person on whom we focus our energy and expertise. As the leading medical negligence solicitors in Salisbury, we take this responsibility very seriously.
What is a Medical Negligence Claim in Salisbury?
Fault and avoidable harm define medical negligence claims in Salisbury for the law firms we work with. As the claimant, it is your responsibility to prove that the fault lies with the other party. Your lawyer builds your case to show that care fell below an acceptable standard.
Subsequently, you suffer physical harm through a clinical negligence claim. Even a spinal injury or a fatal outcome, as a result of neglect by a/several healthcare professional(s). Your lawyer will show that you wouldn’t reasonably expect to receive similar treatment from a comparable medical professional.
It is not enough to have experienced negligent care; you need to have received an injury as a result. For some clients, their injury is facial scarring from poor cosmetic surgery. Some may have had an unnecessary operation, while others may have been left with sensory impairment or brain damage.
Regarding misdiagnosis or even a delay in diagnosis, your claim must demonstrate the delay creates a worse prognosis. Additionally, the ensuing aggressive treatment that results from such delays would have otherwise been unnecessary.
Our advisors discuss your situation with you directly. Furthermore, we’ll let you know if and how you can apply for compensation. By talking with us, you’ll have the information you need to make the best decision for you and your family.
To further ease the claims process, The Medical Negligence Experts offers clients a No Win No Fee* contract. Again, we ensure quality legal advice and support is now affordable for everyone who needs it.
Hospital Negligence in Salisbury
Hospital negligence claims can relate to substandard care in A&E, for example, if staff send you home without correct assessment.
It can also be:
- An unnecessary amputation, for one.
- Not explaining alternative treatment so you can make an informed decision
- Surgical errors and mistakes with applying anaesthesia.
- Also, a lack of monitoring or incorrect medication which leads to a blood clot or stroke.
Infections like MRSA, which you can avoid spreading by following the correct hygiene process, are also a hospital negligence claim.
Cosmetic Surgery Negligence in Salisbury
One of the most frequent queries we receive about cosmetic surgery relates to a lack of informed consent. In short, where Salisbury cosmetic surgery patients are not adequately made aware of the procedure’s risks.
Every surgery comes with a risk of failure or infection, or of less than perfect results. Accordingly, a surgeon also needs to be aware of their patient’s previous medical history.
Not to mention factors such as whether they smoke, all of which can affect the outcome of a surgery. Industry regulation around cosmetic treatments like hair removal and breast augmentation was previously lax. Rules have tightened over the last year.
Practitioners are responsible for ensuring their patients can provide informed consent. Moreover, they cannot advertise in an overly aggressive or reckless fashion. That, in turn, would leave them subject to a General Medical Council investigation.
Contact us if you suffer negligent care before, during, or after cosmetic surgery, including gastric band and liposuction.
Pharmacy Claims in Salisbury
In short, have you ever been given the wrong medication through a pharmacy?
- Prescription errors are made by GPs and doctors.
- Sometimes, they make mistakes in storage and dispensation of medicine.
As a result, such a medical error can have potentially fatal consequences. Either through poisoning a patient or failing to treat the prescribed illness.
Prescription error negligence can include being given medication to which you have a known allergy. Also, you might receive medicine that has incorrect dosage amounts or frequency listed on it. Or, the prescribing and dispensing practitioner didn’t ensure that the patient knew how to use the medicine.
Doctor Medical Negligence Claims in Salisbury
Any Salisbury doctor, in summary, can be negligent in their treatment of patients. Even by accident, doctors can harm their patients’ health through negligent actions. For instance:
- Failing to refer them for appropriate scans or tests.
- Make a mistake in analysing test results.
- Neglect in accounting for relevant details about a patient such as family history, previous symptoms and allergies.
Surgery Negligence Claims in Salisbury
All types of surgery pose certain risks. Therefore, to give informed consent, patients need to understand these risks and be told about possible alternatives to surgery. The surgeon (together with the medical team) must manage these risks and protect the patient’s health.
In truth, some surgery failures just cannot be foreseen. But if you believe your injury was avoidable then get in touch with The Medical Negligence Experts for legal advice.
Dental Negligence Claims in Salisbury
For any resident, including those in Salisbury, regular visits to the dentist are necessary for good oral hygiene. Substandard dental treatment can lead cause both physical and emotional trauma. Examples can include the following:
- Unnecessary tooth extraction, for instance.
- Inadequate root canal treatment
- The failure to administer anaesthetics properly.
- Also, substandard application of fillings or crowns.
- Neglectful management of gum disease.
Tooth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures can also fall under dental negligence claims.
Care Home Negligence Claims
Compensation claims in Salisbury for care home negligence can be some of the most emotionally involved. Choosing to move to a care home, or arranging for a loved one to relocate there, is not always easy. Those who are elderly and physically infirm are some of society’s most vulnerable people. In turn, that can make care home negligence feel like an enormous betrayal of trust.
Typical care home claims The Medical Negligence Experts handle relate to pressure sores (bedsores). Other instances include
- Mistakes in the administration of medication.
- Fractures and other injuries from incorrect handling.
Lack of adequate supervision and poor hygiene conditions can also cause damage for which compensation can be claimed.
Pregnancy Negligence Claims in Salisbury
Pregnancy is a time of excitement, but it can also be a cause for worry and anxiety. The UK’s prenatal and antenatal care is envied around the world. However, unfortunate mistakes still occur in the medical profession. The Medical Negligence Experts can help you claim compensation for negligent care that affects your health or that of your baby.
- Insufficient monitoring for conditions like preeclampsia and gestational diabetes.
- Ignoring the symptoms of placental abruption.
- An unseen diagnosis of birth defects.
Optician Negligence Claims in Salisbury
We count on our vision more than any other sense. Eye treatment negligence claims can relate to misdiagnosis, incorrect treatment, or the correct treatment being done badly.
The Medical Negligence Experts represent clients who lose part or all of their sight due to optician negligence. Examples can include a delay in diagnosis or incorrect treatment.
Compensation for Medical Negligence Claims in Salisbury
Your successful compensation claim starts with a simple phone call to The Medical Negligence Experts. Or, if you prefer, filling in our online form so we can contact you directly. Equally important, there’s no cost or obligation to access our advice.
During your initial consultation, one of our expert legal advisors talks to you specifically about your situation. They find out what injury you suffer, how it came about and the effect it has on your life. Our medical compensation solicitors review all this information carefully to let you know whether you have legitimate grounds. If it meets the standards, we’ll analyse the potential damages and how you can proceed with a claim.
Some clients have legal protection as part of their home or health insurance. Others choose to take a policy out as part of our No Win, No Fee* conditional fee agreement. Accordingly, this approach minimises the financial risk, ensuring your lawyer strives to obtain maximum compensation.
The Medical Negligence Experts provide exceptional legal advice and practical support. Our goal is to obtain the funding you need to make the best possible recovery. This could mean:
- Covering your lost salary while you are healing.
- Getting you the money to access private medical treatment.
- Buying equipment that will enable you to be independent despite your injury.
Still, we understand that no one wants to be in a situation where they can claim compensation. But there is no reason you should suffer financial hardship because another person failed in their duty of care.
Medical Compensation Claims and Processing Times
There is a statutory time limit of three years to lodge a compensation claim for medical negligence in Salisbury. However, there is no due processing time.
Generally, the more complications your injury presents, combined with the worsening of its effects, the longer your application will take. For example, cases resulting in brain damage can take several years to process. By comparison, a cosmetic treatment claim that results in minor scarring can take less than a year.
The vast majority of compensation claims – more than 98% of all NHS negligence claims – are agreed out of court. On the contrary, let’s suppose that the other party doesn’t admit liability. Or perhaps you can’t agree on a reasonable amount of compensation.
We encourage you not to worry about this, because you’ll still have options. For instance, your lawyer may recommend you submit your claim to the courts for a judge to make a ruling.
Trust that The Medical Negligence Experts will be with you for the duration of your court case. Likewise, we’ll be supporting and advising you, making sure you’re aware of what’s happening.
Your lawyer will use your medical records to help substantiate your claim. They may also ask for an independent medical assessment to add to the evidence and strengthen your case. This process typically takes around an hour and involves a discussion with the medical professional followed by an appropriate examination.
Our solicitors help you arrange this: you’ll be able to take a friend or relative with you if you like.
Claiming Compensation on Behalf of Another Person in Salisbury
It is possible to raise a compensation claim on behalf of another person if they:
- Do not have the mental capacity to do so themselves, or;
- If they are under 18 years of age.
Claiming for a third party is standard practice for parents of a baby with a birth injury. As such, compensation can help them pay for the support the child will need growing up. In this instance, you will be known as their litigation friend. Subsequently, any monetary compensation will go into a trust for the victim of medical negligence.
It is also possible to submit a claim when someone has died.
Unfortunately, a compensation claim will not give you an apology. Moreover, the healthcare provider might not examine their procedures to ensure it doesn’t happen to anyone else in the future. Compensation will, however, ensure you are not financially penalised through someone else’s negligence or error. Moreover, it provides recognition of the pain and suffering you’re enduring as a result of it.
How we calculate it
Compensation for medical negligence is calculated by looking at the financial changes in the victim’s life since the negligence. It can include:
- Lost wages (including seasonal overtime and bonuses you would reasonably expect to receive).
- The cost of medication and travel to medical appointments.
- Any additional treatment or support you need as the result of your injury.
- Even necessary alterations to your home or car if you have lost mobility.
Compensation for fatal medical negligence incidents helps families who suffer the loss of a family. Compounding that, they can better cope with losing one of the household’s primary earners, rendering loss of earnings moot. It can also cover some funeral expenses, though you can only claim these in a retrospective fashion.
Talk to The Medical Negligence Experts through our contact form today, and let us help you claim the compensation you deserve.
*No Win No Fee basis means you do not have you pay your legal costs if your claim is unsuccessful. Moreover, for medical negligence solicitors in Salisbury, conditions do apply.