If you need help starting a compensation claim following poor or negligent treatment at an NHS or private medical facility, we’re here for you. Please call our specialist medical negligence solicitors in Watford on freephone 0808 175 8000 for an initial consultation. Alternatively, fill in our online form to arrange a call from a clinical negligence specialist at a time that suits you.
We’ll listen to what happened and provide useful, realistic advice about starting a compensation claim for medical negligence.
Examples of claims we can help with
Our medical negligence solicitors in Watford have extensive experience in compensation claims relating to all kinds of illnesses and injuries in both private and NHS-owned facilities. We have successfully pursued claims where it’s evident that negligence or incompetence has taken place.
The following are just a handful of examples of the kinds of claim our specialist team can assist with:
All surgery carries at least a small risk. In most cases, patients are fully advised of the risks before deciding to go ahead and the procedure is carried out successfully. However, for a small number of people surgery can go wrong, and a mistake by a surgeon can cause serious and potentially even irreparable damage to the patient.
Other examples of surgery negligence include:
- Operating on the wrong organ
- Amputating the wrong limb
- Objects such as medical instruments being left inside the patient’s body
- Failure to prevent infection
- Improper sterilisation of instruments
- Nerve damage
Your surgeon has a duty of care to you as the patient. They must exercise a reasonable level of skill, competence and care. If this doesn’t happen, your condition could worsen or you could be seriously injured. In the worst cases, surgical mistakes can lead to permanent disability or even death.
Please contact our specialist medical negligence solicitors in Watford on freephone 0808 175 8000 for help and advice with compensation claims relating to surgical mistakes.
Care home negligence
The vast majority of people who work as healthcare professionals and carers in care homes are dedicated and highly professional. In a very small number of cases, however, things can go wrong with patient care. Our medical negligence solicitors in Watford have dealt with cases involving:
- Rough handling or treatment when moving residents
- Mistakes in medication - dispensing the wrong kind of medication or the incorrect dosage
- Dehydration or malnutrition due to a lack of attention to the patient’s basic needs
- Bed sores and pressure ulcers
- Injuries from excessive and preventable falls and collisions
- Wrongful death due to negligence
Everyone deserves to be treated with respect, dignity and care, especially people who are elderly or vulnerable. It’s extremely shocking when families discover that negligence has taken place and has affected one of their relatives. If you believe that something has gone wrong with the care of a loved one, you don’t have to face it alone.
Our medical negligence solicitors in Watford are here to offer legal advice you can rely on. We provide a compassionate, dedicated service for victims of care home negligence and their families. We’ll listen to what happened and guide you through the next steps to take to claim compensation, which could help to improve the quality of life for your relative if you win your case.
If something went wrong during the birth of your child and you believe that negligence was to blame for what happened, our medical negligence solicitors in Watford can help. If poor treatment, a lack of care or a basic medical error caused harm to you or your baby, you could claim compensation for medical negligence.
Other types of medical negligence claims we can help with include:
- Medication mistakes
- Errors with cosmetic surgery procedures
- Needle injuries
- Mistakes made by a GP
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
Get in touch with our Watford solicitors to start your claim
If you need our help with a medical negligence claim, we won’t let you down. Every one of our medical negligence solicitors in Watford is highly trained, extremely professional and has a great track record for success in these kinds of cases.
We’re also known for our client-focused approach, which means listening to you and empathising with the experience you’ve been through. Our sensitive, compassionate team will aim to guide you gently through the process of claiming, and we’ll never rush or pressure you. We’ll make it as smooth and stress-free as possible to claim the compensation you may need to move on with your life.
To eliminate financial worries relating to starting legal action, Slater and Gordon’s medical negligence lawyers here in Watford may also be able to handle your case on a No Win, No Fee basis. You may also know this as a Conditional Fee Agreement. What it means is if you lose your case, you’ll not have to pay anything. It also means no surprise bills, no money worries and less stress for you overall.
You can concentrate on getting better while our expert legal team work hard on your case. If you need an update, our solicitors will keep you in the loop - explaining everything in plain language so that you fully understand what’s happening.
To speak to a clinical negligence expert and ask any questions about your case, please get in touch by calling freephone 0808 175 8000. You can also contact us online if you prefer, and one of our team will be happy to give you a call whenever it’s most convenient for you. Whatever your circumstances, Slater and Gordon Lawyers can help.