Medical malpractice, or medical negligence, is a term used to describe situations in which a medical practitioner, be it a nurse, a GP, a dentist, paramedic etc has failed to properly uphold the standards of their duty of care and through negligence has caused an avoidable injury, illness or allowed a patients current condition to worsen. If you think that you have suffered illness, injury or psychological harm as a result of medical malpractice of any kind in Cumbernauld then our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors may be able to assist you in making a personal injury claim. Although we are not based in the Cumbernauld area our panel of specialists have the expertise to be able to pursue successful medical negligence claims and through advanced telecommunication are able to assist those who have suffered due to medical negligence anywhere in the country. Read the article below to find out more about how best to choose your medical malpractice solicitor and the different kind of medical injury claims they can assist you in making.
- Picking A Solicitor To Help You Claim For Negligence By Medical Practitioners
- Should I Research Solicitors Or Law Firms?
- Does My Solicitor Need To Be Local To Me?
- Could I Have A Medical Exam In My Local Area?
- Claims Our Panel Of Solicitors Could Help You To Make
- Dental Negligence Injuries Or Illness
- Surgical Negligence Injuries
- Hospital Infections, Illnesses And Injuries
- GP / GP Surgery Negligence
- Birth Trauma Negligence
- Nursing Home Negligent Care
- Cancer Misdiagnosis Negligence
- North Lanarkshire NHS Negligence Claims Statistics
- North Lanarkshire NHS Hospitals
- No Win No Fee Compensation Claims
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Before choosing a solicitor for your medical malpractice claim you need to be aware of the medical negligence claim time limits, you cannot make personal injury claims for injuries or health problems resulting from malpractice that happened more than three years ago, unless the symptoms of said issues did not manifest at the time, in which case the three year time limit will apply from the “date of discovery”. There are slight exceptions to the rule please call our team for more information.
You should look for a medical negligence lawyer who has the most prior experience dealing with cases most similar to yours, ideally one who even specialises in cases like yours. You can do this by reading solicitors reviews online and by talking to friends and family members with prior experience of working with solicitors to make medical negligence claims. Be sure to also look out for medical negligence lawyers offering no win no fee agreements.
You should definitely research solicitors and law firms before choosing your personal injury lawyer. Read medical negligence solicitors reviews online, you should be able to find them with a simple Google search. We always advise using a solicitor that has received good reviews from their previous clients; you should also look to find a solicitor with the most prior experience, and perhaps a specialty in, dealing with cases like yours. Keeping an eye out for solicitors and firms with no win no free agreements which can enable you to avoid paying their fee’s if your case is unsuccessful.
In days gone by you would probably have needed to look specifically for medical negligence solicitors in Cumbernauld. However nowadays with email and other online communication tools making it possible to keep in regular contact without having to meet face-to-face therefore you aren’t limited to choosing a solicitor from the Cumbernauld area. Instead you can focus on choosing a personal injury solicitor with the best record and most experience in dealing with your kind of personal injury claim from across the country.
If carrying out a personal injury claim you may need to undergo a medical assessment in order to confirm that you have been harmed or injured as a result of malpractice. This also serves to provide evidence for your solicitor to refer to in order to make an exact calculation of your damages. There are a panel of doctors in the Glasgow area who are available to carry out these assessments for you who can also carry out home visits if necessary. Names and addresses of these doctors are as follows.
Dr Mohammed Ahmad
170 Hyndland Road,
Dr Reheela Khand
The Connal Building,
34 West George Street,
Dr Mark Innes Burgin
The Glasgow station clinic,
6th floor The Connal Building,
34 West George Street,
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can help you with a range of different personal injury claims. Ranging from minor, to severe, to life changing injuries and health problems in both the private healthcare sector and the NHS. These can include incorrect prescriptions causing the patient to suffer adverse health effects, mistakes and failures in cosmetic surgery procedures and “never events” in which surgery is performed incorrectly, such as operating on the wrong body part or surgical instruments being left inside the patient’s body. To find out more about what kinds of claims we can cover please find information here, and to find out about what amount of money you may be entitled to, please read about our personal injury claims calculator here.
Inorder to pursue a claim for medical negligence unnecessary harm must be caused to the patient as a consequence of negligent clinical treatment.
A personal injury claim can be brought against a dentist or dentists practice if you have suffered cosmetic damage, avoidable injury, unnecessary pain or psychological harm has a result of malpractice on the part of the dentist and/or their staff. Examples of dental malpractice and its consequences could include poorly executed tooth removals or root canal treatments resulting in severe nerve damage to neighboring teeth or gums becoming infected. If you have been avoidably harmed due to a dental procedure that was carried out negligently then call our team to see if you are eligible to claim for damages.
Surgical negligence injuries could cover injuries or health problems arising as a result of malpractice in surgeries of any kind, including cosmetic surgeries.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors could possibly make a claim if you have suffered an unnecessary injury, preventable health problems, avoidable disfigurement or psychological harm as a result of improperly conducted negligent surgical procedures. Incidents of surgical malpractice can be extreme, such as doctors accidentally amputating the wrong limb for instance, or leaving surgical implements inside the patient’s body. You can find a list of other “never events” here. Personal injury claims cannot be made in all cases in which a patient has been injured or suffered health problems as a result of surgery as complications can arise as a result of correctly conducted procedures. However if you have suffered from complications as a result of surgery complication risks that you were not made aware of (for example if the surgery you underwent had a high risk of complications for elderly or overweight people and you are elderly and overweight and were not informed of these risks) then you could possibly have grounds for a medical negligence injury claim if you suffered due to unexplained risks.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could help you make a claim if you have suffered an injury, an illness or psychological harm as a result of malpractice or negligence in a hospital ward, an Accident and Emergency department or specialist ward in either NHS or private hospitals, either in or around Cumbernauld or elsewhere. Examples could include negligence on behalf of nursing staff such as failing to monitor fluids and food intake resulting in dehydration or malnutrition, staff failing to turn or re-position you if you are bedridden resulting in pressure sores, neglect of cleaning and hygiene standards resulting in an infection such as MRSA or MSSA and unwarranted delays to your testing, treatment or surgery causing further unnecessary suffering.
You could possibly suffer from unnecessary health problems and complications if your GP fails to correctly uphold their duty of care in treating and diagnosing you. While GP’s are not expected to be able to deal with or immediately diagnose every health condition or injury you might have, you might have grounds for a medical negligence or malpractice claim if for example they negligently misdiagnose your condition resulting in health issues from improper treatment or if they fail to spot or recognise a symptom that they might reasonably have been expected to be able to. You could also make a medical negligence claim if your GP has failed to promptly refer you to a specialist when it would have been appropriate for them to do so which in turn has allowed your condition to worsen. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors maybe able to help you make a medical malpractice claim if you have suffered more than you would have had the right procedures and policies been adhered to. You can read more about GP medical negligence and malpractice and what you can do about making a claim here.
Medical negligence or malpractice during pregnancy and/or childbirth could possibly result in serious injury and health problems. Although a joyful time it can also be a crucial time. Preventable injuries and illnesses that could be caused through negligence for either you or your baby can be some of the most serious and difficult health problems, both physically and emotionally, that you and your family could face. Claims could possibly be made in the instances of malpractice or negligence at any point during your pregnancy care or childbirth resulting in avoidable harm to you or your baby. Injuries and health issues that a baby could suffer as a result of malpractice may include: bone and skull fractures, hypoxia resulting in cerebral palsy and strangulation by the umbilical cord due to poor monitoring. Injuries and health problems that a mum might suffer include; improper stitching after a C-section, vaginal placenta retention and internal damage. You can read more about different types of birth injuries and how to make claims on our website here.
Nursing homes and care homes are another type of facility or practice that might be held liable for any harm caused by neglect or malpractice. If you or a family member has been affected by a failure in duty of care by staff in a nursing or care home in the Cumbernauld area, our panel of expert medical malpractice solicitors maybe able to help you with making a claim. Examples of what could happen if residents of a nursing or care home suffer neglect include; bedsores from being left in their bed or a chair, health deterioration due to not receiving medication on time, suffering an accident or a fall due to a lack of supervision and becoming dehydrated or malnourished as a result of staff not monitoring and ensuring their food and fluids intake. You can read more about medical negligence claims in nursing and care homes in this article on our website here.
Your doctor and hospital staff may not always be able to properly or quickly diagnose your cancer symptoms through no fault of their own, however there is a basic standard of reasonably swift and competent care to which all medical practitioners are held. If you feel that you or a loved one unnecessarily suffered more than you needed to as a result of these standards not being met, then our panel of expert medical malpractice solicitors may be able to help you claim for damages. Failure to properly diagnose and treat cancer due to negligent care could be one of the most serious examples of medical malpractice there is. Malpractice in this area can not only lead to serious illness but also possibly death. If you or a family member have been affected by a negligent misdiagnosis or failure to treat cancer appropriately causing further suffering then our panel of medical malpractice solicitors could help you claim damages for any unnecessary pain and psychological harm that it may have caused as well as the other financial costs. You can read more about cancer misdiagnosis malpractice and making a medical negligence claim with our panel of solicitors here.
In the following table we have listed the number of negligence claims made against the hospitals in your area in 2016-17 and the amount of compensation that was paid out as a result. This is to give you an idea of claims made in your local NHS trust.
|NHS board||Value of payments (£)||Number of payments|
Lanarkshire Primary Care NHS Trust
15 Pine Rd,
Central Health Centre
N Carbrain Road,
Our panel of legal experts can operate on a no win no fee basis when dealing with your claim. If the no win no fee solicitor is unable to secure compensation for you, you will not have to pay them for their time and service. However if your case is successful the no win no fee solicitor will retain a predetermined percentage of the compensation and send the rest to you.
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Lanarkshire Primary Care NHS Trust
15 Pine Road,
Central Health Centre
N Carbrain Road,
Edited by LisM.