Medical negligence, also known as clinical negligence can be when a patient receives substandard care from a medical practitioner or institution and is injured, made ill, or has their existing medical condition worsened as a result. If you have been the victim of medical negligence in Blackburn, or the surrounding area then you could be entitled to make a medical negligence claim for compensation. Trust Medical Negligence Assist, to help you find the right solicitor with the correct expertise if you decide to make a medical negligence claim. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Blackburn area, so we could provide you with an excellent medical negligence solicitor that has the right experience and knowledge to handle your personal injury claim.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors have been in the field for many years and have dealt with a variety of different clinical negligence cases. What’s more, our panel of medical negligence solicitors will always fight to win you the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to, so you won’t be shortchanged. If you have been injured or made ill because of negligence on the part of your doctor, nurse, dentist, a care home worker, or any other medical practitioner, call us today to enquire about claiming NHS negligence or private healthcare negligence compensation. You could also call to enquire about claiming medical negligence compensation on behalf of a relative who is now sadly deceased or is unable to claim for themselves.
Whether you were affected by a surgical medical negligence, obstetrics negligence, dental negligence, or you have been harmed by other forms of medical negligence, call Medical Negligence Assist on 0800 652 3087 to enquire about making a medical negligence claim in Blackburn today. If you have the right to claim, one of our panel of solicitors could start working on your claim as soon as possible.
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- How To Find A Clinical Negligence Solicitor
- You Do Not Need To Choose Solicitors Based On Location
- We Work With A Panel Of Doctors In Lancashire Who Could Examine Your Injury
- Use Reviews Of Medical Negligence Claims Solicitors To Help Make Your Choice
- Examples Of Medical Malpractice Claims
- Surgery Medical Negligence Cases
- Childbirth And Obstetrics Negligence
- Hospital Malpractice
- Nursing Home Malpractice Claims
- Cancer Malpractice And Misdiagnosis
- Oral And Dental Care Malpractice
- GP Negligence
- NHS Data For Rates Of Medical Negligence In The Blackburn Area
- No Win No Fee Claims For Medical Negligence In Blackburn
- Hospitals In Blackburn, Lancashire
- How To Begin Your Medical Negligence Claim In Blackburn
- Reference Materials
What is medical negligence? All medical practitioners have a legal duty of care towards their patients. Having a duty of care means that they are obliged to provide a patient with an expected standard of care. A definition of medical negligence may be that a medical professional provides substandard care and which in turn does not uphold their duty of care towards the patient, which results in the patient suffering unnecessary harm. If the patient becomes ill, injured or has their existing medical condition worsened because of this medical negligence, then they may be eligible to pursue a claim for damages. In negligence cases where the practitioner was guilty of gross negligence (for example, a surgeon operating on a patient under the influence of alcohol or drugs), then the medical practitioner could lose their license to practise. Examples of medical negligence may include a doctor prescribing a patient the wrong dosage of medicine which causes adverse effects, a doctor failing to spot the signs of a serious illness and refer a patient to a specialist for further tests and treatment causing the condition to worsen, or a dentist extracting the wrong teeth.
If you have been injured, made ill, or had your existing medical condition worsened because of medical negligence in Blackburn, you could be owed compensation for your suffering. You will need an excellent medical negligence solicitor to handle your medical negligence claim for compensation as such cases can be complex to say the least. Call Medical Negligence Assist to begin your claim today. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors cover the Blackburn area and will handle your claim with the utmost competence and professionalism.
Deciding which medical negligence solicitor to entrust with your claim, could be a difficult decision. We will explain some of the criteria that you may wish to consider, in more detail below.
It’s a common misconception that if you live in Blackburn, you have to hire a medical negligence solicitor in Blackburn to handle your claim. Therefore clients may ask us, “How do I find a medical negligence solicitor in my area” and “How do I find a medical negligence solicitor near me?” You could actually hire a medical negligence solicitor that is based anywhere in the country to handle your personal injury claim.
Instead of prioritising location, we recommend that you consider criteria’s such as what areas of medical negligence has the solicitor specialised in, their track record of winning claims like yours and whether or not they offer the option to make a no win no fee claim. Some clients are anxious that if they do not use a solicitor in their area to handle their claim, there may be communication difficulties. However, with digital communications technology, such as email, being so prevalent these days, its easy for a solicitor to handle a personal injury claim remotely. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could handle your claim with confidence, whether you live in Blackburn, or the wider Lancashire area.
If you need a medical assessment as part of your case, our panel of No Win No fee solicitors will arrange this for you so you can see a physician in your area. They will produce a medical report, off which your claim will be based.
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Compensation claimants often find their solicitor through word of mouth. They may speak to a friend or family member who has made a medical negligence claim in Blackburn or elsewhere, to see if they would recommend the solicitors they used. Other medical negligence claimants look at medical negligence solicitor reviews online, to see if the medical negligence solicitors firm that they are hoping to work with, is suitable. Reading medical negligence solicitor reviews online, could help claimants determine whether or not other clients were happy with the service that they received. They may also give an impression of whether or not the medical negligence lawyer has a good track record of winning cases like yours.
If you have been made injured or ill because of medical negligence, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Call Medical Negligence Assist today for more information. We could provide you with an excellent medical negligence solicitor from our panel to handle your claim.
Now we have established “What is medical negligence?” what a “doctor duty of care” is and how to determine which solicitor is right for you, we will look in detail at the types of possible medical negligence. Remember, if you have been injured, made ill, or had your existing injuries or medical condition worsened because of medical negligence in Blackburn or elsewhere, we could provide you with an excellent medical negligence lawyer covering the Blackburn area from our panel to handle your claim.
Examples of medical negligence could include;
- NHS negligence and private healthcare provider negligence.
- GP medical negligence.
- All types of dental negligence, including negligent medical dentistry, negligent cosmetic dentistry and negligent orthodontics errors.
- Obstetrics Negligence.
- Surgeon medical negligence.
We will now look at examples of medical negligence below. If you, or someone directly related to you who could not claim for themselves has been affected by medical negligence in Blackburn call us about making a medical negligence claim.
Have you been harmed because of negligence on the part of a surgeon? Do you feel the harm that happened while you were under going surgery was because of an error rather than a risk of the surgery. Surgery requires the highest standard of care for a patient. But unfortunately, if negligence is present it could lead to the patient becoming injured or ill. Examples of surgical negligence could mean a surgeon leaving behind part of an organ or tissue that was meant to be removed, removing the wrong limb, a problem regarding anaesthetic which causes a patient to become ill or a foreign body being retained in the surgical site.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Blackburn area. Call Medical Negligence Assist about claiming surgery compensation today.
During pregnancy and childbirth, the mother and the foetus need the highest standard of care to ensure their health and safety. If the mother or child is injured or made ill because of birth negligence or obstetrics negligence, this could result in lifelong health or mobility problems for the mother or the child. Birth injuries may be caused by incorrect monitoring where the doctor doesn’t notice signs of distress in the foetus and the foetus is starved of oxygen causing Ceberal Palsy, fractures to bones due to incorrect delivery procedures, or a C-section which results in damage to internal organs.
If you or your child have been harmed because of birth negligence at a hospital in Blackburn, you could be entitled to claim obstetrics negligence compensation. Call Medical Negligence Assist today, to see if you are entitled to claim compensation. If you have a legitimate claim, one of our panel of excellent medical negligence solicitors covering the Blackburn area could start working on your claim right away.
Hospitals provide patients with residential care, outpatient care, and emergency treatment, amongst other services. Hospitals also have specialist departments where patients may be sent for diagnosis and treatment by their GP. Examples of hospital negligence could include a doctor misdiagnosing a patient’s injuries meaning they do not get the correct treatment when needed and their condition worsens, an anaesthetist making an error and the patient suffers unnecessary pain, or the wrong medication being prescribed and the patient suffers adverse health complications due to the wrong medication. Unfortunately, hospital negligence could make what might be a distressing time even more difficult and could lead to long term health problems for a patient.
If you have been harmed because of NHS negligence or private healthcare hospital negligence in Blackburn, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could help you claim compensation for your injuries. Call us today, to see if you are entitled to claim compensation for hospital negligence.
Nursing homes and care homes should provide an important duty of care towards their residents, who are often vulnerable people that could no longer take care of themselves, such as the elderly or the infirm. These residents rely upon care homes to provide them with a standards of care. Examples of care home negligence could include: injuring residents whilst moving them due to lack of training, giving the residents the wrong medication which causes them to become ill, neglect, abuse or handling a person too roughly and hurting them.
Unfortunately, nursing home residents are often unable to claim for themselves. For example, they may be suffering from dementia. In which case, a next of kin relative may have to claim compensation on their behalf. Call today to see whether or not you could be entitled to make a nursing home malpractice claim in Blackburn, or claim compensation on behalf of your vulnerable next of kin relative.
If cancer is misdiagnosed it may worsen over time. Sometimes, this could mean that the cancer has become a lot harder to treat, or worse, that the patient will not survive the disease. If you have suffered due to your cancer being misdiagnosed or diagnosed at a later stage than it could have been and you have suffered further due to unnecessary diagnosing problems then call our team. The number you need is at the bottom of this guide.
Like doctors and nurses, dentists, orthodontists, oral hygienists, and dental nurses have a duty of care towards their patients. If a patient is harmed because of negligent dental care, then you could be entitled to claim compensation for their injuries. Types of dental claims in Blackburn that Medical Negligence Assist could help with include: medical dental negligence claims, orthodontic negligence claims, and cosmetic dentist negligence claims. If you have been injured in Blackburn due to NHS dental negligence or private dentist negligence, call Medical Negligence Assist today to find the right medical negligence lawyer from our panel to handle your claim.
Examples of GP negligence may include: a doctor prescribing the wrong medicine which causes a patient current condition to deteriorate due to not being treated, the wrong dosage of medicine being prescribed resulting in the patient overdosing, a GP failing to spot the signs of a serious illness and not referring the patient to a specialist at a hospital, allowing the condition to worsen.
If you have been injured, made ill, or had your existing medical condition worsened because of medical negligence, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could help you claim compensation for your injuries. Call Medical Negligence Assist for help making your claim in Blackburn.
The table below lists the NHS medical negligence statistics for the Blackburn area. The table lists the number of incidents that happened, how many claims were received and the value of the claims processed. The table is relevant to the years 2017/18, which is the latest data available at the time of writing, for the NHS Trusts listed below.
|NHS Trust Or Relevant Healthcare Authority||No. of claims recieved||No. of reported incidents||CNST Damages Paid|
|East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust||106||10||20,660,405|
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Blackburn area and will handle claims on behalf of individuals who were injured in private or NHS hospitals or practices.
If you have been injured, made ill or had your existing medical condition worsened, because of medical negligence in Blackburn, you could make a no win no fee claim, with our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors. A no win no fee claim means that you do not have to pay a fee to your solicitor until your solicitor wins your claim. In the unlikely instance that your personal injury claim is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay a fee to your solicitor.
To learn more about making a no win no fee claim, call Medical Negligence Assist Today. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Blackburn area and handle a no win no fee claim for you.
- Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital.
- East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.
- BMI Beardwood Hospital.
- Cambian Healthcare.
If you have been injured or made ill because of medical negligence in Blackburn, trust our panel of excellent medical negligence solicitors to handle your medical negligence claim for you. Call Medical Negligence Assist today for your free consultation and if you have the right to claim, we will provide you with an excellent medical negligence solicitor to handle your claim for compensation.