This article aims to explore some of the medical negligence claims made against the Royal Derby Hospital. In doing so, this article shall look at Royal Derby hospital compensation and the different variations in settlements that have been awarded to claimants. To do so, we have included two very different case studies that each explores medical negligence. Both case studies explore medical negligence and the impact it can have from two different perspectives. The first case study discusses a case relating to misdiagnosis and neglectful care that resulted in life-changing implications that could have been avoided. The second study discusses an injury sustained at birth due to neglectful actions that in a series of injury/suffering that also could have been avoided.
It is worth highlighting that this article shall be discussing cases studies that involve severe incidents. In most cases, a patient of the Royal Derby Hospital will receive outstanding care. Whether it involves a routine appointment or an emergency procedure, every patient’s health and well-being is of severe importance. There are measures in place to ensure a high standard of care has been achieved. So the case studies within this article are extreme and rare examples and are not to be taken as a regular occurrence.
Although the Royal Derby Hospital will always provide you with high-quality care, there could be instances when a breach in the duty of care could inflict avoidable injury or harm. Experiencing medical negligence, such as mistakes in your treatment or a wrongful diagnosis could be a life-changing event. This could infringe upon your physical and emotional health as well as potentially your finances. Because of instances such as this, our panel of medical negligence solicitors could assist you when making a Royal Derby hospital medical negligence claim. For more information relating to medical negligence claims and how they could be of service, please read on.
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- A Guide To Royal Derby Hospital Clinical Negligence Claims
- How To Know If You Experienced Medical Negligence
- University Hospitals Of Derby And Burton Compensation Payouts
- Case Study £2m Settlement For Delayed Diagnosis Leading To Paralysis
- Case Study £1.9m Settlement For Negligence Leading To Cerebral Palsy
- How You Could Make A Medical Negligence Claim Against A Hospital Or Hospital Trust
- Doctors We Work With In Derby
- No Win No Fee Royal Derby Hospital Clinical Negligence Claims
- How To Contact Us
Within the guide, it aims to cover all of the relevant information you might need when claiming against the Royal Derby Hospital. In doing so, it covers a variety of information that could be useful, whilst also discussing two specific case studies. From physical to psychological, there are a variety of ways in which a medical blunder could cause harm.
Clinical negligence could be performed by a variety of professionals, such as doctors, surgeons, dentists, and nurses. Regardless of the practitioner, your health is of vital importance and should be treated as such. So when a medical mistake occurs, it could be a costly experience as you do not anticipate nor do you prepare for medical negligence. When in the hands of a health care professional, medical negligence is the last thing you expect, but it could potentially result in life-altering repercussions. In the event you endure injury or harm, here are some services our panel of personal injury solicitors could potentially provide;
- Examining the validity of your claim.
- Assessing whether your claim meets the medical negligence claims time limit.
- Collecting the relevant evidence.
- Representing you in the unlikely event that your claim needed to be settled in court.
If you believe you have experienced medical negligence that could have been avoided, our panel of personal injury solicitors could be of assistance. In most circumstances, the care and treatment you receive will be of a high standard. However, there are a variety of ways in which you could endure injury or harm, and some of the causes could be as a result of the negligence of a medical professional. For example, if you have received an incorrect diagnosis or incorrect medicine for an injury or illness, it could worsen your prior condition. In the event this occurs, it is a prime example of neglect action, and you could be eligible for compensation. Depending on the injury or harm these wrongful actions have caused, our panel of medical negligence solicitors could assist you when claiming for compensation.
Did You Experience Medical Negligence At A Hospital?
Unfortunately, you could potentially be affected by a variety of neglectful actions when being treated in a hospital. However, it is worth highlighting that every hospital has procedures and measures in place to ensure safety amongst their patients. But when mistakes are made and avoidable injuries are caused, it could have a drastic impact on you and your health. Some examples of hospital negligence may include;
- Surgical mistake
- Neglectful care
- A delay in treatment
When you endure injury or suffering that drastically alters your life, it could impose on your finances, your injury, and could potentially leave you with psychological damage. As a result of avoidable injury, you may require the necessary medical equipment for any additional care.
To help illustrate the frequency of Derby and Burton compensation payouts, we have created a table. The statistics that are within the table were supplied by the NHS report that is called ‘factsheet 5.’ You can find the information for 2017/18, where further information relating to claims can be located.
Damages/Year Value of Payment Name of Hospital or NHS Trust No. Successful Claims Made Against Hospital/Trust
Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 70
Now that we have looked at the number of claims that have successfully been brought against the hospital, we can now explore two specific cases.
The first case study this article shall explore discusses a granddad who was left paralysed due to neglectful care. The man from Tamworth now faces life-altering implicates due to the neglectful duty of care, which was inflicted by a delay for an MRI and a 24-hour delay in surgery. The neglectful actions left the patient in question paralysed from the waist down, leaving him with life-altering and costly implications.
The patient affected by neglectful care highlighted that he was originally sent to Burton Hospital, but there was a lack of space, so he was redirected to Royal Derby. Upon arrival, he was put on bed rest and received an MRI scan the next day. However, the patient stated that the scan supposedly showed that there was nothing there. The team failed to highlight the source of the problem, and upon discovery, the patient wasn’t told the implications of the procedure he received.
This case is an extreme example of medical negligence, and the Royal Derby hospital aims to provide outstanding care. However, this rare case resulted in a five-year battle, which ultimately resulted in a 2 million pounds settlement. A spokesperson for the Derby Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said that they deeply apologise for the delay in diagnosis.
The next case study this article shall discuss is another personal injury due to the neglect of a medical professional. The NHS had to pay out almost 2 million pounds in settlement due to the brain damage a baby endured at the Royal Derby Hospital. Following his birth in 2010, the minor suffered a catastrophic fall in his blood sugar levels, which directly contributed to the hypoglycemia.
Due to the injuries he endured, it has resulted in life-altering and costly effects. Stricken by Cerebral Palsy, the young boy now requires maximum care for the remainder of his life, and will never live independently. The Judge assessing the case acknowledged that the awarded settlement was the correct amount, and in doing so, the Royal Derby Hospital extended their deepest apology for the harm inflicted.
There are a variety of ways in which you could encounter harm due to third party negligence, which means that there are a variety of claims you could potentially put forward. Depending on the injuries you endured and the severity of negligence you encountered will inherently influence the potential compensation you could be awarded. Our personal injury solicitors covering the area of Derby could be of assistance when making a variety of claims. To discover more about how much your claim could be worth, check out our guide.
The potential settlements you could be awarded will inherently vary depending on the severity of injury/harm and the type of neglectful act you endured. If you wish to present a claim against a Derby hospital NHS Foundation Trust, our panel of medical negligence solicitors could assist you. So if you have endured medical negligence and wish to start a claim, here are some steps for you to consider.
- Compose the details of what happened
- Get in touch with our team and discuss your potential claim.
- We can assess whether you have an eligible claim for compensation.
- We can match you with an expert solicitor from our panel.
When claiming Royal Derby hospital compensation, there are several steps that you will be required to take. One of these steps involves a necessary medical examination that shall be performed by an impartial doctor. The medical examination shall produce a report which shall detail your injury in great length. The report will outline the severity of your injury/ suffering, a prognosis, and whether you will require future treatment. All of these details are a vital part of the evidence collection process and shall be used when presenting your claim. Although our panel of solicitors are not located within Derby, we work with a panel of doctors who could cover the area. Members of our panel within the area of Derby include;
1 Wentworth House,
Premier Inn, Premier Meetings,
Derby City Centre,
Mark Innes Burgin,
The Derby Clinic Wellbeing Clinic,
1 Wentworth House, On Vernongate,
When faced with a personal injury, it could be a daunting and costly experienced. Many people get intimidated by the potential legal bills when starting a claim, but there are alternative ways to fund your potential claim. One of the most common ways to fund a clinical negligence claim or personal injury claim for compensation is a no win no fee agreement.
A no win no fee agreement may often be referred to as a conditional fee agreement (CFA) and is a prime method to fund a potential claim. Upon the grounds that a solicitor accepts your valid claim but is not successful in helping you claim compensation, there will be no fees to pay them. It is that simple.
Medical Negligence Assist could offer claimants;
- A comprehensive no win no fee service.
- An examination by a doctor local to your neighbouring area.
If you or a loved one have been injured or harmed due to neglectful medical care, you could be eligible for Royal Derby hospital compensation. Whilst we are not strictly based in Derby, our panel of solicitors could cover the area. If this is the case, one of our panel of specialist personal injury or medical negligence solicitors could assist you when making a claim. If you wish to speak to one of our expert advisers, there are several ways you can do so. You can contact our team via the phone on 0800 652 3087. Alternatively, you could also start your claim by submitting an online form.
We hope that the article above has supplied you with all of the relevant information that you were looking for. When making a claim for medical negligence, it can be a daunting experience, so we hope that this article has eased any worries you had. If you wish to read the case studies that were discussed, you can locate them here;
In addition to the information this article has provided, we have also supplied some additional materials. You can find these extra readings below.
CQC – Royal Derby Hospital Report
CQC – Royal Derby Hospital Overview
Medical Negligence Compensation Calculator – How Much Is My Claim Worth?
Still Born Birth Injury Claims – Our Services
Claim Against a GP – How We Could Assist
Written by Michael.
Edited by Charlotte.
Checked by Jay.