Choosing the best medical negligence lawyer can be a tricky task. Making the right decision could have an impact on whether you win the case and how much compensation you receive. This can provide advice for those looking for medical negligence solicitors in Corby or can offer an alternative in our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors who cover the Corby area.
There is no legal requirement for you to limit yourself to only medical negligence solicitors located in Corby, in broadening your search you can locate the right solicitor with the expertise and knowledge to succeed in your medical negligence claim. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors who can cover the Corby area all offer no win no fee service for claims they help with. Therefore, if you’d like to discuss a claim right away, then call our team today on 0800 652 3087.
Alternatively, to find out more first, please carry on reading.
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- Choosing A Solicitor For A Corby Medical Negligence Claim
- Does My Solicitor Need To Be Based In Corby?
- Your Medical Examination Could Be Conducted By Our Panel Of Doctors
- Contrast Solicitors Conducting Claims In Your Area
- Claims Which Our Panel Of Medical Solicitors Could Conduct
- Negligent Dental Medical Care
- Negligent Nursing Home / Care Home Care
- Negligent GP/ Doctor Care
- Negligent Treatment In A Hospital
- Negligent Childbirth Or Pregnancy Care
- Negligent Surgical Practices
- Negligent Cancer Treatment
- Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust Clinical Negligence Statistics
- What Is A No Win No Fee Agreement
- Corby Area Hospitals And Medical Facilities
- Contact Our Team
- Helpful Resources
Choosing A Solicitor For A Corby Medical Negligence Claim
Many people who are searching for a personal injury solicitor will read reviews or ask friends for recommendations. Both of these options can work but, in this guide, we’ll provide advice on what else you can do to ensure you choose the right solicitor to help with your case.
Before that though, it’s important to note that there is a medical negligence claims time limit of 3 years in the UK. There are exceptions to this rule, please call our helpful advisors to discuss further. Therefore, you should contact us as soon as possible to discuss your claim and to avoid missing out on compensation you could be entitled to.
During this guide we’ll provide examples of negligent acts which could lead to claim, explain how medical negligence solicitor’s reviews can help and why you don’t have to limit your search to the Corby area.
Before taking on a case an expert solicitor in medical negligence will want to check two main areas:
- That you received substandard, negligent or careless treatment by a medical professional.
- And that, because of that treatment, your condition was made worse, you suffered an avoidable new injury, or you were made ill.
Does My Solicitor Need To Be Based In Corby?
There’s absolutely no need, in this day and age, to limit your search for a personal injury solicitor to your local area. Your solicitor will communicate over email, telephone and sometimes send documents in the post, so their office location isn’t always a priority.
It is not a requirement to meet face to face with your solicitor which means you can choose a solicitor who specialises in negligence cases and has recent experience with cases similar to yours no matter where they are located within the country.
Your Medical Examination Could Be Conducted By Our Panel Of Doctors
To ensure you don’t have to travel too far as part of your claim, we have a panel of medical specialists covering the Corby area who can undertake a medical assessment if one is needed. Here is a sample of the specialists that could provide the assessment:
72a George Street,
Corby, NN17 1QE.
Kettering, NN16 9JH.
Contrast Solicitors Conducting Claims In Your Area
One thing you could do is start your search by reading solicitor reviews. They can act as a good starting point for your search because they give an insight into how happy previous clients were with the solicitor.
We always recommend that, after reading reviews, you pick up the phone and find out what the solicitor can offer you, how they plan to conduct your case and what level of compensation they hope to achieve. This is the type of information a review won’t be able to tell you.
Claims Which Our Panel Of Medical Solicitors Could Conduct
To help you understand why types of medical negligence in Corby could lead to a personal injury claim, we’re going to provide examples of negligent acts over the coming sections of this guide. Please get in touch if you don’t see an example which is similar to your case as we could offer further advice or assess your case.
Negligent Dental Medical Care
All dentists, hygienists and dental nurses have a duty of care to ensure their patients are safe while undergoing a check up or dental procedure. This means they should follow standard procedures wherever possible and maintain hygiene standards throughout any treatment.
Examples of when a dental negligence claim could be made are provided below;
- If any teeth, gums or nerves are damaged due to a mistake during a procedure.
- Pain suffered during surgery because the anaesthetic was administered incorrectly.
- Pain and suffering caused by procedures that weren’t required due a misdiagnosis by the dentist.
Negligent Nursing Home / Care Home Care
Care homes are meant to make life as comfortable as possible for their residents. This can be tricky as every resident will have different requirements but whatever level of care is required, care home staff must maintain minimum level of care and follow all health and safety procedures and policies.
If a resident suffers an injury following any form of care home negligence, then a claim for compensation might be possible.
Some examples include:
- When a resident is in pain and requires treatment for bed sores due to a lack of movement.
- Injuries, such as fractures, caused by falls due to incorrect lifting or movement procedures being used.
- Any suffering that has been caused by abuse in a care home.
Negligent GP/ Doctor Care
GPs are our first port of call when we are worried about our health, including minor ailments and major concerns. Doctors generally don’t have very long appointments with each patient but very often they’ll manage to diagnose a problem, provide a prescription or refer the patient to a specialist in a very short time.
If a doctor incorrectly diagnoses a condition that they would have been expected to diagnose correctly, fails to spot a problem altogether that they would have been expected to identify, fails to prescribe the right medication, does not refer a patient for specialist treatment when needed, and if they have suffered from pain or injury as a result of this, which causes the patient to suffer or their condition to worsen, then it may be possible to seek a claim for compensation.
Negligent Treatment In A Hospital
Hospitals offer all sorts of treatments and surgical procedures to try and resolve medical issues. Some are planned and some are carried out in emergency situations. Whatever type of treatment is undertaken, if a patient suffers an injury, is made ill, or their condition worsens because of a mistake or negligent act by hospital staff then you may be able to seek compensation from the hospital.
Examples of hospital negligence which could lead to a claim include:
- Injuries sustained because of surgical errors.
- Illnesses, such as pneumonia, caused because the patient has contracted MRSA due to poor hygiene standards.
- Suffering caused because hospital staff administer the wrong medicine during treatment.
If you would like to discuss a hospital negligence claim, then remember that our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Corby area so could help you. Please get in touch today and we’ll explain what options are open to you.
Negligent Childbirth Or Pregnancy Care
Midwives and other maternity ward staff undergo many years of training and mentoring to ensure that they have the knowledge and experience to deal with any type of delivery. This includes normal deliveries through to complex procedures, where unexpected problems occur which could endanger the life of the parent or baby.
If a problem isn’t spotted or it’s dealt with incorrectly and either mother or baby become injured, then it might be possible to claim compensation for any injuries suffered if it can be proven that the care provided is negligent.
Some examples of injuries that could be caused due to negligent treatment which might lead to a claim include:
- Misdiagnosis of pre -eclampsia.
- Tears or fissures.
- Broken or fractured bones.
- Cerebral Palsy.
- Erb’s Palsy.
- Oxygen deprivation.
Negligent Surgical Practices
Surgery can be complex and, in many cases, involve a level of risk. A surgeon is likely to explain the risks to a patient and ask for a consent form to be signed. However, if the surgeon performs surgery in a negligent way which causes harm to the patient which could have been avoided, ie, amputation of incorrect limb due to misinterpretation of medical notes, this would be deemed as gross surgical malpractice .
If a surgeon makes a negligent mistake, fails to follow correct proven procedures, or deviates from original from surgical practices which causes the patient to suffer new injuries or their condition to be made worse then they, or a loved one, could be able to claim for surgical negligence compensation.
Negligent Cancer Treatment
Many cancers are treatable, manageable or even curable if a diagnosis is made early and treatment begins swiftly. Modern cancer techniques have improved the prognosis for many patients with certain types of cancer so long as it is treated as early as possible.
Therefore, if a medical professional fails to spot the cancer at the earliest possibility when they would have been expected to do so or diagnoses it as another condition and the patient suffered more than they would have if the diagnosis would have been made at an earlier opportunity then it could be considered as negligent cancer treatment.
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust Clinical Negligence Statistics
The table below, taken from this NHS website, shows the amounts of claims made against NHS trusts in the Corby area during 2017/2018:
|Claims in 2017/2018
|Number of Incidents 2017/2018
|Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
|Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
What Is A No Win No Fee Agreement
Many people worry about how much it will cost to hire a medical negligence solicitor and might put off making a claim because of this. That’s why most personal injury and medical negligence specialists offer a no win no fee service. Here’s how no win no fee works:
- There are no fees to pay up front.
- There’s nothing to pay your solicitor if they fail to gain compensation.
- If the solicitor wins the case, then their success fee is taken directly from the compensation.
- Success fees are limited, by law, to 25% of any compensation awarded.
Corby Area Hospitals And Medical Facilities
As we’ve mentioned earlier, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Corby area. Therefore, for your information, we’ve listed some of the main hospitals in Corby and the surrounding area:
- Corby Community Hospital.
- Nuffield Hospital.
- St Luke’s Hospital.
- Kettering General Hospital.
- St Mary’s Hospital.
- Woodland Hospital.
Contact Our Team
If, having read this guide, you’d like to discuss making a claim today, then you can contact us by calling 0800 652 3087 or, alternatively, you could fill in this online form and we’ll get back to you.
Now that you’ve reached the end of this guide about searching for medical negligence solicitors in Corby, we’ve listed some more useful resources and external links which you might find useful:
Corby Community Hospital
Northamptonshire, NN17 2UN.
Tel: 01536 748086Web: www.nhs.uk/Services/hospitals/Overview/DefaultView.aspx?id=113053
Inspection Report – This is the latest report made following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Adult Social Services Northamptonshire – Links and information to services operated in Northamptonshire include care home provision.
Birth Injury Claims – A more detailed look at what types of birth injury can lead to a compensation claim.
Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims – Information on when you could make a medical compensation claim for cancer misdiagnosis.
Edited by Charlotte