Medical negligence is a serious issue, and you may be looking for solicitors in Portsmouth who can deal with this issue. If you have been injured, or somehow negatively affected by medical treatment, even on the NHS, then you may be entitled to make a claim. Medical negligence can happen more frequently than people think, and while the healthcare in the UK is some of the best in the world, it can still happen. We don’t want anyone to feel intimidated, or somehow feel as if they cannot make a claim. If you feel like you have been a victim of negligence, then please come into our practice, or contact us and let us know of your situation.

How do I know if medical negligence has occurred?

Like many legal proceedings, it can take time to prove that something has happened. However, with our experience, and our care for our clients, we can assure you that if there is a case, we will do absolutely everything in our power to ensure that you are receiving the correct legal care. If you are looking for solicitors in Portsmouth for this very reason, then do not hesitate to get into contact with us and let us know of your situation.

Are there certain requirements for medical negligence?

Negligence must of course have happened, in that there is a situation where a medical professional should have not have caused direct injury or caused a patient’s condition to have worsened by substandard care. There is a certain ‘standard of care’ that all doctors should follow, so it can be clear in some cases when negligence may have occurred. In the case of medical negligence, there must have also been a legitimate professional relationship between patient and doctor. For instance, if the doctor was simply advising, or speaking on a personal basis, such as to a friend or family member, then there is not a claim.

A&E Claims

Accident and Emergency departments can also be subject to medical negligence procedures. This can often be through a misdiagnosis, whereby people are sent home thinking that they are fine, and then suffering as a result. This is a form of medical negligence, and is definitely viable for a claim, even if you were under the impression that you were healthy when you left the hospital. If you are looking for solicitors in Portsmouth that can assist you with this issue, then do not hesitate to contact us.

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery negligence claims have risen alongside the rise of the surgery itself. Cosmetic surgery can use some extremely powerful and volatile substances, which means that negligence can cause damage and scarring to the face and body. Cosmetic surgery negligence can be claimed for damage to the body, but also the appearance, if it is clearly not what the surgery advertised. This can be deformations, or the misshaping of the body, and therefore not what was promised to the patient. If you have undergone some cosmetic surgery, that has been unsuccessful, then you may be entitled to a claim, so it is important to contact us as soon as possible.