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Ipswich Hospital Negligence Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation Against Ipswich Hospital? – Calculate Amounts Payouts For Medical Negligence

If you have been the victim of Ipswich hospital negligence, you may wish to know whether you are facing something that other patients of the hospital are also facing. This page aims to help you understand that you would not be alone in making claims against Ipswich hospital. We detail in the guide below Ipswich hospital negligence compensation payouts, showing in detail one of the Ipswich hospital negligence compensation amounts that were awarded to a patient under their care. We will also help to clarify what your position could be when it comes to making a personal injury claim. We will provide information on the medical negligence claims time limit, as well as explaining what you might need to consider when looking for a personal injury solicitor to take on your claim. Whether you have suffered hospital birth injuries or Ipswich hospital brain damage, if it was due to NHS medical negligence, you could look into making a claim for Ipswich hospital negligence compensation payouts. If you require further assistance after reading this page, either in terms of getting more advice or finding a medical negligence lawyer to help you claim, our contact details can be found later down this page.

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A Guide To Compensation Claims For Medical Negligence At Ipswich Hospital

Ipswich hospital negligence compensation information

Ipswich hospital negligence compensation information

Claiming for medical negligence could be a daunting thought, but if you’ve experienced medical negligence, whether at Ipswich hospital pharmacy, at Ipswich hospital accident and emergency, or on the wards of Ipswich hospital, you might want to know what Ipswich hospital negligence compensation amounts have been offered before in Ipswich hospital negligence compensation payouts. This page was created to help offer you some information on NHS compensation payouts at Ipswich hospital, as well as explaining more about NHS clinical negligence. We also go over how a medical negligence solicitor could help you claim compensation from Suffolk hospitals, and detail a case study that led to NHS compensation being paid because of brain damage experienced by a patient.  Read on to find out more.

What Is Clinical Malpractice?

Clinical malpractice is action/inaction taken by clinicians that leads to harm towards a patient. In general terms, all clinicians have a duty to ensure you are being cared for properly. If they fail, either by taking the wrong action, or by inaction, and your health, whether mental or physical is harmed in some way, then this could be classed as clinical malpractice. Since we are covering Ipswich hospital negligence compensation in this guide, most of the information within this guide relates to hospital negligence, but there are other types, such as GP negligence, care home negligence and dental negligence that could also lead to a patient compensation payout.

How Could Negligence Happen In A Hospital?

Negligence in a hospital setting could happen in a number of different ways. These could include:

  • Negligence during a surgery- this could include instruments being left inside a person, or the wrong part of the body being operated on.
  • Incorrect diagnosis/ Incorrect treatment
  • Delay in treatment
  • Brain injury or damage
  • Birth injuries
  • Infection that could have been avoided
  • Medical products that were defective
  • And more…

Basically, any negligence that has directly led you to have a condition worsen, or has given you a new illness, or injury, or has harmed your health in any manner, could results in Ipswich hospital negligence compensation payouts.

£6.7m Payout By Ipswich Hospital For Brain Damage

In 2015, it was reported that Ipswich hospital NHS trust paid out an Ipswich hospital trust compensation claim for a patient that suffered brain injury at birth. Acute cerebral palsy was diagnosed after the girl was starved of sufficient oxygen during her birth. At the time of settlement, the girl was 11 years old, and had to depend on a wheelchair and requires care for the rest of her life.

It was the girl’s mother who brought the claim against Ipswich hospital for the birth injury, and the Ipswich hospital compensation payouts are meant to offer enough financial support so that the girl can continue to get the care she needs. The Ipswich hospital compensation amounts are as follows:

  • £2.6 million lump sum payout
  • Further index-linked payouts over the patient’s lifetime, which takes the total payout to £6,698,000

If you have suffered medical negligence because of action/inaction on the part of medical staff looking after you, then you could look into finding a medical negligence lawyer to assist with your claim.

£8m Compensation Paid By Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust In A Single Year

According to reports, Ipswich Hospital NHS trust made Ipswich hospital negligence compensation payouts that amounted to £8 million in 2013/14. This is based on a March to March accounting period.

Amounts Of Compensation Paid By Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Here, we take a look at the Ipswich hospital negligence compensation amounts for 2015/16 and 2017/18 so that you could clearly see previous Ipswich hospital negligence compensation payouts. These statistics are from the NHS statistics on their website.

Damages/ yearValue of paymentsName of hospital or NHS TrustNo. successful claims made against hospital/ trust
2017/18£9,376,491.18 Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust (The)29
2015/16£5,121,017.38 Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust (The)45

How Claim Compensation If Affected By Hospital Negligence

If you’re considering seeking Ipswich hospital negligence compensation payouts for yourself, then there are a few steps you might wish to take. Not only could these steps help educate you further about making a claim, but they could also ensure you have everything to hand that your medical negligence solicitor might need to start building your case.

  • Look at a personal injury claims calculator to see how much your claim might attract – Although these could only give you a very rough guide on the amount you could receive, it might give you some idea of what to expect.
  • Research the medical negligence claims time limit – In most cases, the time limit period would be 3 years from the negligence incident, whereas in others it could be longer. Some exceptions relate to the date of the discovery of negligence being well after the incident of negligence, or where the patient did not have the capacity (physical or mental) to launch a claim at the time. You could call our free advice line for this information – we can give you advice on the time limit applicable in your specific situation.
  • Write a report on what has happened – Make a note of all of the circumstances that you can that relate to the negligence you’ve suffered. It may help you to record a timeline of events to refer back to, as sometimes over time your memory could be a little blurred on the events, so it could be wise to get everything down on paper as soon as possible.
  • Note details of who was involved – It could be a good idea to note down the names of the treating phsicians, consultants and healthcare staff. In addition, taking details of witnesses to the negligence might also help.
  • Photograph any visible evidence – If you have been left scarred, for example, you could take photographs of the injuries.
  • Look for a solicitor to help you – Finally, you could get solid legal advice from a medical negligence lawyer in order to help you secure the maximum possible Ipswich hospital negligence compensation amounts.

No Win No Fee Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust Medical Negligence Claims

It could be fair to say that some people may assume it would cost a lot of money to make a claim, especially for complex cases, but you might be pleasantly shocked to know that there is a way for people to seek Ipswich hospital negligence compensation payouts without having to raid their bank for funds to retain the services of a lawyer.

There is a way of claiming – often called no win no fee – which allows you to pay the lawyer only on completion of a successful patent compensation payout. This works as follows:

  • You could agree a portion (percentage) of your payout that would go to your lawyer on completion of your payout.
  • You would sign the CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement) detailing this percentage and terms attached to it.
  • Your medical negligence lawyer would begin to fight for your Ipswich hospital negligence compensation payouts.
  • Once the claim had been settled (in or out of court) then your lawyer would deduct their fee from the settlement and the rest would be for your benefit.

It isn’t just the reduced financial risk of claiming in this manner that could convince claimants to use the no win no fee approach. Your lawyer’s fees would be affected by Ipswich hospital negligence compensation amounts, as a percentage of your settlement, so they would obviously try to maximise the payout amount for mutual benefit. You could also be convinced that they would not be taking on a claim they did not feel was worthy of compensation, so you and they would not be wasting time on effort on a clearly fruitless case.

Doctors We Work With In The Ipswich Area

A big part of medical negligence claims could be assessing your medical condition. Even though your medical records previously could go some way towards proving your case, you would likely have to see an independent expert to ensure that you had all the medical evidence required as part of your claim for Ipswich hospital negligence compensation payouts. Your solicitor could arrange for this appointment with a medical expert who would be likely to speak to you, review your notes, examine you if necessary and arrange for other medical evidence to be collected in the form of scans/x-rays if necessary. Upon receipt of the relevant information, this medical expert could go ahead and write up a report, detailing your medical condition, any evidence of negligence, and also their report on your prognosis. This could allow for a settlement amount to be reached.

If you’re worried that you’d have to go a long way to attend an appointment, your solicitor could help arrange an appointment near to you. Some medical experts based in the Ipswich area could include:

Alba Sanchez Mascunano

2 Civic Drive

Ipswich

IP1 2QA

Mallika Sahebagouda Biradar

Ipswich Clinic

Aqua Pharmacy, 52 Duke Street

Ipswich

IP3 0AQ

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Here at Legal Expert, we pride ourselves on being transparent with anyone who calls us. While we could provide you with a no win no solicitor to take on your case, we also offer a free service that gives advice to potential claimants just like you. There is absolutely no obligation for you to use the advice we give you, or to use our service, and we aim to offer a quick response to anyone who gets in touch with us. You can contact us at any time of day, on 0800 073 8804, or you could fill the contact form or live chat box out and we would be happy to help you.

Reference Materials And Further Guides

CQC information on Ipswich hospital – Here you can visit the CQC page on Ipswich hospital.

CQC on Ipswich hospital NHS Trust – The CQC page covering the trust could be found here.

NHS complaints – If you’re looking to make a complaint about an NHS service, please see this page.

Have you been misdiagnosed – See this guidance on making a misdiagnosis claim.

Injuries during birth – See here for advice on making a birth injury claim against an NHS or private healthcare provider.

Infection in hospital – See attached for hospital infection claims advice.

Author Jo

Edited by Jay

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