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If you have suffered any type of distress as a result of Doctor negligence , our medical negligence solicitors in Plymouth specialise in helping victims claim the medical negligence compensation they deserve.
Indeed, it is not out of place that you, as a patient, puts absolute trust in the knowledge and experience of your GP, dentist, surgeon or any other healthcare professional. In the vast majority of cases, your medical practitioner is well versed, professional and competent. Sadly, at other times, things may not go as planned, resulting in catastrophic, life-changing events such as severe injury or worsened condition.
However, if you find yourself in such a situation, going through the process alone may leave a sour taste in your mouth. It is important to have Medical Negligence experts help you with medical negligence claims in Plymouth, including NHS medical negligence claims.
What is Medical Negligence?
If your hospital treatment, medical diagnosis or surgical procedure have put you in harm’s way due to lack of sound judgement or utter incompetence on the path of your doctor or healthcare provider, you have been a victim of medical negligence.
Broadly, medical negligence encompasses events that lead to poor, improper or ineffective medical care which in turn ushers in a worsened condition from the original condition.
Making a Claim for Medical Negligence in Plymouth
If you are a victim of medical negligence in Plymouth, the success of your claim hugely depends on the ability of the medical negligence solicitors in Plymouth to prove that you have indeed been hurt as a result of medical negligence.
Our panel of solicitors at Medical Negligence Direct are specialists in breast augmentation claims, suing the NHS, NHS medical negligence claims, medical negligence nhs, birth injury claims, stroke misdiagnosis compensation claims, hospital infection claims, to mention but a few.
How can we help you with medical negligence claims in Plymouth?
When you get in contact with any of our medical negligence solicitors in Plymouth, the first thing you will be required to provide are evidence to support your claim.
Once you have provided us with your evidence, we will begin our investigation ensuring that the claim is resolved as quickly as possible. We weave all evidence together to provide a strong medical negligence compensation claim to prove that there has been a breach of the duty of care owed to you, responsible for your present state.
You can trust our medical negligence solicitors in Plymouth to represent your best interest, providing the best legal advice and support you need. Feel free to reach us today to start your claim.
Cases of Medical Negligence Claims in Plymouth
At Medical Negligence Direct, we have a panel of medical negligence claims solicitors in Plymouth that is easily accessible to you if you live in the Plymouth area.
These seasoned medical negligence experts are here to help you with your medical negligence compensation claims no matter the nature of negligence – be it doctor negligence or medical negligence NHS claims.
Find below some of the most common claims our medical negligence lawyers have expertise in handling:
Breast Augmentation Claims
Cosmetic surgeries that involve the introduction of silicone or saline implants into the breast, to enhance look, shape and size is what is essentially known as breast augmentation or breast implant.
While most breast implant surgeries go right and the patient is very well satisfied and happy, some procedures inevitably go wrong. If you have encountered problems following your breast augmentation due to any form of medical negligence by a surgeon or hospital, you may be entitled to breast augmentation claims.
Usually, the compensation that comes with breast augmentation claims would largely cover for your restorative surgery. Examples of the issues you can claim compensation for includes:
- Leaking breast implants
- Sagging breasts
- Damaged breast tissues
- Loss of sensation in the breast and nipple
- Slippage or movement of the implants
- Uneven sized breasts
- Uneven nipple positions
- Symmastia – implants positioned too close to each other
- Infection etc.
NHS Medical Negligence Claims
Generally, there is a set standard of medical care to be expected when visiting the hospital. And though doctors at NHS typically deliver on standard care, there are times when medical care falls way below standard.
If you have incurred an injury or harm as a result of poor quality care by the NHS, you may be entitled to NHS medical negligence claims. And while such compensation does not promise to return you to your original state of being, it will go a long way in helping you and your loved ones deal with such life-altering events better.
When it comes to NHS medical negligence claims, your best bet to securing a claim is to contact one of our medical negligence claims solicitors in Plymouth. Our team of medical negligence experts will work with you to understand what happened and how much compensation can be awarded to you.
Birth Injury Claims
When doctors and midwives do not meet certain standards during childbirth, errors become inevitable. And while you may expect your child to be safe in the hands of these medical practitioners, mistakes can happen which could be very devastating.
If you or your young one have been injured during birth and is suffering inconsiderably as a result, you may be entitled to birth injury claims compensation. If you want to claim compensation for an injury on your baby due to mistakes made by doctors or other staff, our medical negligence lawyers specialized in birth injury will look into your case and work out a claim for you.
There are a wide range of birth injuries you are entitled to make a claim for, these include;
- Cerebral Palsy
- Broken bones
- Erb’s Palsy
Stroke misdiagnosis is quite common today. When stroke is misdiagnosed or diagnosed late as a result of incompetence on the doctor’s part to recognise the warning signs/ potential onset of stroke, a person can very quickly be put in a highly devastating condition. This is because the effects of stroke are majorly life-changing and sometimes fatal.
If you or a loved one has been affected by stroke misdiagnosis, our medical negligence claims solicitors in Plymouth could help you claim medical negligence compensation.
At Medical Negligence Direct, our medical negligence experts have represented a good number of clients over the years, who are victims of stroke misdiagnosis. If you need help making a claim today, kindly reach out to us and our team will be happy to assist.
Hospital Infection Claims
When you are admitted into any hospital – whether private or NHS – and are exposed to infection as a result of poor care, you are entitled to hospital infection claims compensation. If your infection was developed in a hospital or under the care of a medical professional, hospital infection claims are in place to compensate you for these issues.
It is possible for hospital infections to lead to more challenging harm and possibly loss of earning. Our medical negligence claims solicitors in Plymouth will make sure you receive compensation for every distress that should have been avoided.
Here are some common hospital acquired infections:
- MRSA – General feeling of unwell
- Escherichia Coli (E. coli)
- Clostridium Difficile Infection (C. diff)
Erb’s Palsy Compensation Claims
A medical condition in which a resulting paralysis of the arm is experienced due to nerve damage is known as Erb’s Palsy. When your baby’s shoulder has been injured resulting in Erb’s Palsy, you are entitled to Erb’s palsy compensation claims.
At Medical Negligence Direct, we will help you file a lawsuit that compensates for the disability caused to your child, due to negligence in delivery.
Am I Entitled to a Claim for Medical Negligence?
If you are sure that poor medical care or doctor negligence have caused you to suffer an injury or a deteriorated health, then you may be entitled to a medical negligence compensation claim.
To determine whether or not you are entitled to a claim or what compensation you may receive, our medical negligence claims solicitors in Plymouth will work closely with you and manage your claim all the way.
Can I Claim Compensation on Behalf of Someone Else?
If your loved one has been a victim of medical negligence in Plymouth, and is unable to make a claim themselves due to severity of condition (or even death), you can afford to make a claim for compensation on behalf of that person.
In medical negligence cases like this our medical negligence solicitors in Plymouth will help you seek financial compensation to cover for the financial implication such loss must have caused the household.
How Long Does Medical Negligence Claims in Plymouth Take?
If you are not sure about the medical negligence claims time limit for your compensation claim, you can get in touch with one of our medical negligence experts today.
Although there is no specific processing time for medical negligence claims, averagely, you will expect your claim to last for a period of 12 to 18 months, depending on the circumstances surrounding your claim.
In general, there is a three-year time frame in which you can approach your medical negligence lawyer with your evidence and timeline of events to purse a claim for medical negligence.
Within this particular time frame, if you are unable to make the claim yourself due to the fatality of your condition, your family members or dependents have the legal right to pursue compensation.
How Much Compensation Will I Receive for Medical Negligence?
There is no fixed compensation amount when it comes to medical negligence claims. Whether it’s NHS clinical negligence claim or doctor negligence or stroke misdiagnosis, our medical negligence solicitors in Plymouth can give you an estimated compensation amount to expect using our
medical negligence calculator.
For compensation claims, you will be able to make claims for the following
General damages – Usually compensation for pain, suffering and loss of amenity you have endured, depending on the nature and severity of your injury.
Special damages – Usually compensation for the financial losses you have incurred as a result of the injury you suffered. For example, medical expenses, cost of travel, cost of private medical care etc.
No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Plymouth
At Medical Negligence Direct, we operate on a No win No fee basis. If our medical negligence claims solicitors in Plymouth believe that you may be entitled to a claim for medical negligence, they will work with you without demanding any initial cost of engagement.
This mode of operation erases financial implications of making a medical negligence claim from the picture. So If you want to start a claim today, feel free as you will not pay any upfront costs.
In addition, in the event that your claim is unsuccessful, you will be charged zero penny. Simply put, If there is no compensation award paid, you owe us nothing. However, if our medical negligence claims solicitors in Plymouth are able to win the case for you, we charge a success fee. This fee is between (0-25% of your final compensation award).
Contact Medical Negligence Direct Today
If you think you have been a victim of medical negligence at the hands of a healthcare provider, bring your case to us. You really do not have to have to endure without compensation for the fear of the financial implications of a medical negligence case.
Our medical negligence claims solicitors in Plymouth are able to help you claim compensation on a no win no fee basis. You can give us a call today on 0800 644 4240 to speak with one of our solicitors who will work diligently on your case without putting an additional burden on your shoulders.
We will discuss in detail the circumstances surrounding your claim as well as the possibility around your claim – At Medical Negligence Direct, we are here to support you.
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