Medical negligence – also sometimes known as clinical negligence – encompasses a wide variety of problems and can cover every sort of medical treatment or problem.
Have you are a woman suffered because of poor medical care or treatment,?
Perhaps you have been wrongly diagnosed or not given the full picture about your health. Did poor treatment lead to further illnesses, financial hardship or a worsening of your condition?
If so then you could be eligible to claim compensation for medical negligence.
Although our 4 offices are in Wiltshire and Hampshire, we do run medical negligence claims for clients living throughout most of southern England, including Somerset, Dorset, Berkshire and Gloucestershire.
FREE initial phone advice, and a FREE initial interview is available for all medical negligence claims – so call us now FREEPHONE 0800 1404544 or locally on (01722) 422300
Women’s Medical Negligence Claims – Specialist Female Solicitor Available
It can be embarrassing and awkward as a woman to discuss these sorts of medical issues with complete strangers. We understand that.
Many female patients prefer to talk to another woman about gynaecological and other personal female health issues. If this is the case we have a specialist female solicitor, Denise Broomfield, to give you all the help and support you need.
Denise is an exceptionally specialist and highly experienced medical negligence solicitor. There are over 141,000 qualified solicitors, and many more legal executives and unqualified staff in England and Wales – but just 180 of them are considered expert enough to be on both of the nationwide medical negligence panels – one run by the Law Society (the body representing all solicitors in England and Wales) and the other by campaigning patient justice charity, AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents).
Click here to read more about Denise.
Of course most types of medical negligence can apply to either sex, but equally there are some incidences of clinical negligence which only apply to female patients. Here are some of the most common.
- Problems in Pregnancy
Having a baby is one of the most important life events a woman will experience. If during a pregnancy you feel that you have been treated negligently, it’s not just your health being affected, it’s that of your baby too.
There are many different issues which could constitute medical negligence in pregnancy such as failure to diagnose serious problems such as a ruptured uterus, pre-eclampsia, an ectopic pregnancy, diabetes and so on.
Missing these problems altogether, not treating them properly or only diagnosing them when it is too late can lead to a problematic delivery and ongoing health problems for the baby.
Negligence care or treatment can also occur during the delivery of your baby, including failing to repair tears sustained during the birth, or post-birth complications such as a haemorrhage.
Women who think they may have been negligently treated during pregnancy or childbirth should seek help from one of our specialist solicitors as a matter of urgency.
- Gynaecological Issues
Female patients often don’t like to discuss gynaecological issues and it is certainly a sensitive subject. Gynaecology is a broad discipline and the main area where negligence can occur or mistakes can be made include surgical errors made during a termination or hysterectomy, problems with contraception, patients who contract an infection while in hospital, wrongly diagnosing cancers or complications after gynaecological surgery.
These sorts of problems can be split into two broad categories: failing to spot a gynaecological issue or diagnosing it wrongly, and negligent action by a medical professional which results in a gynaecological injury.
- Other Women’s Medical Issues
Other problems which primarily affect female patients are negligence during fertility treatment, problems with screening or testing for female cancers such as mammograms, botched breast implant surgery and so on.
Click here to read more about making a claim for breast cancer misdiagnosis.
Making my Medical Negligence Claim
If you think that you have suffered because of medical negligence at the hands of a professional, then don’t delay in making enquiries about a claim.
The law states that you have a time limit of three years from the date when you become aware that something has gone wrong to claim, so do not delay.
Find a solicitor who is specialist and is panel accredited in medical negligence claims – most solicitors will include this sort of information on their website, but if you are unsure do not be embarrassed to ask. It is very important that you feel comfortable with your solicitor as you will be discussing potentially intimate details with him or her. At a first meeting the solicitor will take details of the incident and will advise whether you have a case for compensation.
If the solicitor believes you have a case, they will then start building the case by gathering information and evidence to support your case include things like medical notes from your family doctor and any hospital notes. Your notes will then be scrutinised by experts in that medical field and they will write a report detailing what sort of negligence they believe you have suffered.
If the case proceeds as planned, you will be awarded financial compensation which will allow you to pay for any ongoing medical treatment or care you need as a consequence of the negligence, as well as compensation for loss of earnings or pain and suffering.
Click here to read more about making a medical negligence claim.
Your medical negligence claim – don’t delay
If you have suffered from any of the problems discussed and you think you might have a case for compensation, get in touch with us right away.
Why? That’s because most medical negligence claims have to be commenced within three years, or within three years of you being aware of the negligence, act sooner rather than later. There are some exceptions for cases involving children, but speak to a solicitor to discuss your individual circumstances
We have a team of specialist solicitors who are happy to discuss your case with you, and your first phone call and consultation about any potential medical negligence claim are free – with no strings attached.
We can advise on the best way to move forward. Even if you are unsure whether or not you have the right to claim compensation, our team will be able to give advice and support.
How we can help you
- We offer FREE phone advice and FREE first interviews for all medical negligence enquiries — without having to pay any legal fees.
- We run medical negligence claims on ‘no win no fee‘ agreements – so you won’t have to worry about paying your legal bills.
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- Home and hospital are always available for anyone who can’t travel to see us.
Just remember that given the time limits on these kind of negligence claims, it’s best to act as soon as you can. Get in touch with our team today.