Most people who are treated in the Manchester Royal Infirmary or other NHS hospitals in Greater Manchester will receive excellent treatment and have a positive experience. This article is a brief guide to some of the things you ought to know about clinical negligence claims and NHS compensation payouts at Manchester hospitals. Medical Negligence Assist and our panel of medical negligence lawyers can help you to win the compensation you deserve if you or a loved one has been impacted by medical malpractice. Read information about Manchester hospital compensation amounts and how we can help, in the article below. If you wish to make a claim or if you wish to speak to our team directly call us at 0800 652 3087 or fill in a contact form.
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- A Guide To Medical Negligence Claims Against Manchester Hospitals
- What Is Clinical Negligence?
- Amounts Of Manchester Hospitals Compensation Payouts
- Case Study – Six-Figure Compensation Payout For Surgical Negligence
- £370m Manchester Hospitals Compensation Paid Out Between 2012 And 2017
- Starting A Claim For Medical Negligence
- Our Panel Of Greater Manchester Medical Experts
- No Win No Fee Claims For Medical Negligence By Manchester Hospital
- Talk To Our Team
This article is a brief guide to some of the things you ought to know about clinical negligence claims, NHS compensation payouts by Manchester hospitals as well as how our panel of medical negligence solicitors can help you. This article contains a few case studies which illustrate some important facts about NHS compensation payouts in Greater Manchester. We have also included a table of statistics on Greater Manchester Hospital’s compensation payouts and medical negligence claims. The latter portion of this article will run through some of the things you need to know about beginning a no win no fee medical negligence claim against the Manchester Royal Infirmary.
Clinical negligence, also sometimes referred to as medical negligence, is any case in which a medical practitioner or health care professional or medical practice fails to uphold their duty of care to their patients causing harm to the patients under their care as a consequence of failing to follow correct procedure and process. Medical negligence cases can be made in a range of different circumstances in cases of relatively minor harm or life-changing injuries. Clinical negligence can happen in dental procedures, where it can cause the patient to suffer avoidable damage to, or infection of, the teeth and gums, in residential care homes where vulnerable or elderly patients requiring care can be neglected, or in A & E departments.
Negligence At A Hospital
A hospital compensation claim could be paid out if a patient has suffered harm to their health as a result of negligent hospital care. For example, if a patient has suffered an infection due to insufficient hygiene practices, suffered worsening symptoms due to hospital staff not properly dispensing medication or suffered neglect while requiring care and assistance eating, washing or moving around.
This table shows the numbers for Manchester NHS Trust payouts in compensation for the years 2017/18, this includes Manchester Royal Infirmary compensation payouts. It also includes the number of successful compensation claims made against the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It could help you get an idea of how common compensation claims against Manchester hospitals are, how common confirmed NHS medical negligence cases are in Manchester and how much compensation these claims are likely to receive. Here is the source for these figures; https://resolution.nhs.uk/resources/factsheet-5-trust-and-authority-claims-data-2017-18/
|Damages/Years||Value of payments||Name of hospital or NHS trust||No. of sucessful claims made against trust|
|2017/18||£27,519,419||Manchester University Hospital NHS foundation Trust||165|
This news article is an example of one particular kind of medical negligence, negligence in a surgical procedure that leaves its victim with serious injuries. In this case, a forty-six-year-old man from Manchester who underwent keyhole surgery in 2010 at the Manchester Royal Infirmary suffered injuries to his bladder and prostate after they suffered “horrendous” damage inflicted accidentally by the surgeon’s instrument during the botched surgery. The patient’s life was changed significantly for the worse by the effects of the injuries, a few months after the operation he became seriously ill and had to be re-admitted to the hospital. He was left needing to wear a catheter, suffering difficulty moving around, unable to sleep in a bed and was also forced to leave his job as a plumber. In the same operation, he also had several surgical swabs left inside his body, a type of incident referred to as a “never event” as it is regarded as inexcusable under NHS guidelines, for which he had to undergo surgery a second time to have them removed. The man was awarded a six figure compensation sum and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust issues a statement expressing their “unreserved” apology, admitting that the “standard of care provided to Mr X fell below what he was entitled to expect.”
We have taken this information from https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/dad-mri-payout-botched-operation-7379359
Figures released by NHS Resolution, the body which handles NHS medical negligence cases on behalf of NHS trusts outline the scale of Greater Manchester hospitals compensation payouts. The fourteen NHS hospital foundation trusts in Greater Manchester paid a combined total of £369,316,426 in compensation in the five years between 2012 and 2017. The Pennine Acute NHS Trust, covering North Manchester General Hospital, the Royal Oldham, Fairfield in Bury hospitals, paid the highest amount in compensation out of all of the Greater Manchester NHS Trusts with a figure of £84,328,280. This figure makes it the ninth highest ranking NHS trust in England for compensation payouts. The Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which includes the Manchester Royal infirmary, ranks second for Manchester hospital compensation payouts with a sum totalling £66,957,506. All told almost £1.8 billion in compensation was paid out for NHS medical neglect in 2017. These figures include NHS compensation payouts made for instances of medical negligence dating back prior to 1995.
The clear majority of NHS compensation payouts in England, roughly two thirds, are for childbirth injuries even though only ten percent of NHS medical negligence cases are to do with childbirth injuries. You should remember that even though these figures may sound severe, the amount paid in Manchester hospital compensation payouts is not a reflection of the standard of care provided by the NHS in Greater Manchester, it merely reflects the fact that the NHS deals with far more patients in large urban areas and deals with more complex medical needs more often. Read this news article for more details about these figures.
This information was taken from: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/nhs-negligence-payouts-greater-manchester-14185371
There is a process of preparation to go through before beginning a claim against The Manchester Royal Infirmary. The first step could be to find a solicitor for your claim if you choose to use one. You will be looking for a medical negligence lawyer, one with experience of working with cases similar to yours, preferably one that is highly regarded by their previous clients as a good medical negligence solicitor to work with. You can find this out by going online and reading reviews of medical negligence solicitors that have been left by previous claimants, you can also speak to anyone you know who might have worked with a medical negligence lawyer in the past about their experience and ask them about whether or not they would recommend the medical negligence lawyer they worked with for their case to you. Another important factor to consider when choosing a medical negligence lawyer is whether or not they offer no win no fee claims to their clients, finding a no win no fee claims medical negligence solicitor is important as we shall explain later.
When choosing your lawyer it is important to remember that you don’t need a solicitor who is based in Greater Manchester in order to make a medical negligence claim for Manchester Royal Infirmary hospital compensation. You can make phone calls or video calls for any conversations you need to have with your lawyer, and any documents that you need to read can be emailed to you. This way of organising your claim won’t impact the outcome or your chances of receiving a Manchester hospital compensation payout and you may well find it makes the claims process easier than if you were having to travel to meet with your solicitor on a regular basis. If you work with our panel of medical negligence lawyers, then this would be how your claim would be managed.
When you contact our team to talk about your case, they will advise you on whether or not your circumstances constitute grounds for making a medical negligence claim. Once you have been put in touch with one of the medical negligence solicitors from our panel they will begin gathering evidence for your case, one of the most important pieces of evidence will be a medical report from having a medical assessment by a doctor.
If you are making a Greater Manchester medical negligence claim and you choose to work with our panel of medical negligence solicitors then you can be seen by one of the doctors from our panel for your medical examination. This examination is crucial to your case as it provides supporting evidence and enables your solicitor to calculate how much compensation you are entitled to for the general damages part of your claim. We work with a panel of medical experts who cover many parts of the UK to ensure that anyone who works with our panel of solicitors has access to a doctor who can perform a local medical examination for their case. You can find some of our panel of doctors close to you;
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Our panel of medical negligence solicitors offers no win no fee compensation claims. A No Win No Fee agreement, if you weren’t already aware, is an agreement in which your solicitor essentially agrees not to expect payment from you if your claim for compensation is unsuccessful. In the event that that you do receive a compensation sum your solicitor will be entitled to a portion of it to take as their payment. You will be able to discuss with your solicitor before your claim begins how much of the compensation sum they will receive, the amount will not exceed 25%. The obvious advantage for you in a no win no fee compensation claim agreement is that it reduces you of the financial costs of making a claim and reduces the financial risks that come with making a claim.
If you have decided that you wish to make a no win no fee medical negligence claim to receive compensation from the Manchester Royal Infirmary with our panel of medical negligence solicitors, or if you are still unsure about making a claim and would like to talk to our team of advisors, call us on 0800 652 3087. Our phone line operates 24/7, so you are free to call us at any time. Alternatively, you could fill in our website’s contact form and our team will get back to you as soon as they can.
Written by Jack.
Edited by Charlotte.