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Derby Medical Negligence Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Lawyers Guide

Medical negligence Derby

Medical negligence Derby

Are you searching for medical negligence solicitors in Derby? At Medical Negligence Assist our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Derby area, helping victims of medical negligence to make a negligence claim for damages.

In this article, we look at what medical negligence is, some of the different ways in which it could happen and how people could be harmed by it. We also look at some of the ways in which a personal injury solicitor could help victims and even provide some tips on how to choose the right solicitor for your Derby clinical negligence claim.

No matter whether you were harmed through care of a GP, a dentist, when at a hospital or by any other medical practitioner our expert team could be able to help you to get the advice and legal help that you need when confronted with such a stressful and anxious time.

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How To Find A Medical Negligence Solicitor To Handle Your Claim

If you or a loved one is concerned that the medical care you have received or the way in which it was provided to you has caused harm, it can be prudent to speak to a solicitor specialising in clinical negligence cases. Whilst there are complaints processes in place for cases of NHS negligence, having a solicitor who specialises in this area can help. Similarly, if you think you were harmed by a private healthcare provider a medical negligence solicitor could help you to claim compensation. So, how do you make sure you have the right solicitor?

Clinical negligence claims may be complicated and at times difficult to conduct if you do not have expert advice. The process could be much different from claiming compensation for an accident in the workplace or a car accident. There may be a lot of medical evidence to sift through as well as clinical terms and details to deal with.

Having a solicitor who specialises in this area of the law can help. When you approach a solicitor make sure that they have a track record of conducting this type of claim.

Tips

  • Research different solicitors covering your area.
  • Ask lots of questions about their experience and how they could help you.
  • Make sure you understand how the claims process will work.

Reviews And Recommendations Are Not The Whole Picture

Researching different providers is an important part of choosing many products or services and choosing a solicitor to handle your personal injury claim is no different. Look at whether this solicitor, law firm or claims management company is experienced in this area of the law. Look at any references from previous clients or reviews of their service.

However, medical negligence solicitor reviews and recommendations from previous clients are not the whole picture. Talking to a solicitor can also help you to understand how they could help you in your specific case.

Should I Use Medical Negligence Solicitors Near Me?

In some instances it can be an advantage to use a service provider who is based near to you. In the case of a clinical negligence claim you do not have to limit yourself to ‘medical negligence solicitors near me’. In many cases your solicitor can deal with your claim remotely with no impact on your case. Whilst our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Derby area, they are not based in Derby however this would not be an issue. This does not mean they cannot keep you fully informed through a variety of means. When you are choosing who to handle your claim their location is much less important to the outcome of your case than their experience and ability to provide a successful outcome.

What Medical Negligence Cases Can Our Panel Of Experts Conduct In Derby?

The way in which people are affected by negligent care or neglect could substantially vary from patient to patient. For some, the harm may be relatively minimal and result in minimal amounts of suffering or pain. For others, it could result in an extensive recovery period with devastating consequences. No matter what form the negligent treatment took or the effect it had upon you, seeking advice from a medical negligence solicitor can help you to see if you have grounds to make a claim.

Have Your Injury Assessed By One Of Our Panel Of Expert Doctors

If you are making any form of personal injury claim you may need to have your injuries examined by a medical expert. This is to bring additional weight to medical evidence in the case and to make sure that you are currently receiving the right medical treatment either for the original injury or illness or for the after effects of negligent care. Whilst you are not limited to instructing medical negligence solicitors near to you, you may not be able to travel to have your injuries assessed by a doctor. This is why we work with a nationwide panel of doctors.

David Pontefract
Wellbeing Clinic,
1 Wentworth House,
Vernon Gate,
Derby
DE1 1UR

Khaled El-Namasy
The Natural Health Clinic,
24 Mount Street,
Derby,
DE1 2HH

Lionel Christopher Bainbridge
Bainbridge Hand Clinic
357 Duffield Road,
Allestree,
Derby,
DE22 2DG

Surgical Mistakes And Errors

Regardless if the surgery is for medical purposes or cosmetic procedures or that you signed a consent form if you are harmed in anyway due to error, negligence or omission then the grounds for damages may be present. Possible results of surgical errors could be injuries to the internal organs, wrong site surgery, incorrect surgery procedure or retention of surgical instruments.

Medical Negligence Causing Birth Injuries

Statistically, if you are having a baby at a hospital in the UK you should be safe in doing so. We have amazing medical staff in this country who go out of their way each and every day to provide a service to the public so that any issues they have with their health can be dealt with and this is no difference when people become pregnant. However with the continuance of staff shortages and over worked medical staff medical practitioners are sometimes pushed to their limits. If pregnancy issues are not identified when symptoms are presented or a baby’s distress is not monitored correctly due to negligence injuries and illness may occur.  Failing to spot signs of hypoxia can have devastating effects for the baby and cause life changing injuries.

Care And Nursing Home Neglect Claims

Nursing homes and care homes are trusted to look after some of the most vulnerable people in society. This may be an elderly relative no longer able to live alone or someone with a long-term medical condition. Choosing to move either yourself or a loved one into such a facility is a big decision and as such it is reasonable to expect the highest level of care possible. What is not expected is for a residents health to deteriorate or for them to be harmed through the action, error or negligence of those working at the care or nursing home.

Residents in a nursing home may be harmed due to the failure to ensure they receive their medication, not meeting nutritional needs, health and safety standards not being met, or through other forms of physical or mental harm.

Negligent Cancer Treatments

Negligent cancer treatment could present at different stages of your treatment journey and could affect you in different ways. Delay in diagnosis of your cancer, being diagnosed with the wrong condition or not getting the right treatment for your cancer could also have a serious effects on you. There are different forms of medical negligence and in the most no medical practitioner sets out to cause serious harm to their patient. Examples of negligence cancer care could include;

  • Completely misdiagnosing your condition. This may happen when a GP or an oncologist fails to correctly diagnose your illness based on your presenting symptoms and the condition worsens.
  • Getting a late diagnosis of your illness. This could happen where the doctor (GP or specialist) diagnoses your illness later than they could have done so. This may impact what treatment options are available to you as well as your recovery. For some, this delay could be fatal.
  • Incorrectly diagnosing your illness. This is where your illness is wrongly diagnosed and thus wrongly treated. Again this may seriously affect your future treatment and recovery and you maybe receiving treatment you do not need.

GP Medical Negligence

Your GP (or general practice doctor) and the other medical staff who support them are often your first point of contact with the healthcare service. Whilst a GP does not usually specialise in a specific area of medicine, they need to have a broad base of medical experience and knowledge. Part of this is knowing when they need to refer patients for further examination or care by a specialist.

If a GP does not make a referral or recommend the right course of care when necessary there could be a serious effect on the health and wellbeing of the patient.

If a GP has failed to provide the right care, has not spotted symptoms of a condition or did not refer you for specialist care  and your condition was allowed to worsen a personal injury solicitor could be able to assist you.

Private And NHS Dental Negligence Claims

After several years of rises in the number of complaints about dental negligence or errors, the latest figures from NHS Resolution show that the number is now remaining broadly consistent. A visit to the dentists may be a nerve-racking experience for some and the prospect of something going wrong could make such nerves worse.

Unfortunately, whilst most instances of dental care meet the expected very high standards if treatment falls below the expected standard negligence may exist. In some of these cases if failure to meet expected or reasonable levels of dental care this could lead to a patient being harmed in some way.

If you have been harmed due to negligent dental care contact our team for further information on what you could do next.

Medical Negligence At A Hospital

To be able to make a claim for hospital negligence regardless if you are an inpatient or an out patient it must be proven that any harm you have suffered was caused through negligence by a medical practitioner that owed you a duty of care not to cause harm in a negligent way.

Derby Hospitals And Medical Facilities

Derby is home to a variety of different NHS and private medical and healthcare services and facilities such as community hospitals and larger teaching hospitals. These facilities provide healthcare services to people in the wider community and surrounding areas.

NHS Hospitals

  • Royal Derby Hospital
  • London Road Community Hospital
  • Queen’s Hospital Burton
  • Samuel Johnson Community Hospital
  • Babington Hospital

Private Hospitals

  • Nuffield Health Derby Hospital
  • Cygnet Hospital Derby
  • Derby Private Hospital
  • Regent Street Clinic

If you have experienced negligent care at any of these facilities or by these healthcare providers our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could be able to help you.

Statistics For Cases Of Medical Negligence In The Derby Area

To help highlight the prevalence of instances of neglect, negligent treatment or malpractice we have included the table below. In this table, we have included information which is published by the NHS for the rate of instances of negligence reported to NHS trusts serving this area as well as medical negligence payouts made by these trusts.

NHS TrustVolume of claims recieved - 2017/ 18Volume of reported incidents - 2017/ 18CNST Damages Paid
Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust7099,412,164
Derbyshire Community Health Services*0477,231
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust**318,000

For further medical negligence advice related to instances of negligence in this area you can contact us. To find out more about these statistics, view this NHS resource from NHS trusts and authorities.

No Win No Fee Claims For Medical Negligence In Derby

When you first contact us to discuss your claim we will start to assess your case and look at whether you could claim compensation with a clinical negligence specialist. Our team can then look at how we could best help you and if your claim could be handled through a conditional fee agreement (no win no fee) basis.

The majority of medical negligence cases we handle are done so through no win no fee agreements. As someone claiming compensation for negligent medical treatment the last thing you need to worry about is how much legal services may cost and how to fund your claim. A no win no fee agreement reduces any potential financial risk. Before a solicitor agrees to take on your case they will discuss the different options for funding your claim.

How Do I Start My Claim?

Contact our specialist team and be connected with a medical negligence lawyer or solicitor. You can do so by contacting our team on 0800 652 3087. Our panel of experts are experienced in helping people to successfully claim compensation for cases of medical negligence across the UK. Our team is on hand to help you begin your claim. Areas that will be considered are;

  • Looking at whether you have grounds to make a claim.
  • Whether you need to have a medical assessment of your injuries.
  • If we need further expert witnesses to support your claim.
  • Whether you could be offered a no win no fee service.

To start your claim please contact us today by calling on the number above or by starting your medical negligence claim online.

Further Information

In this guide we have provided information on how our no win no fee panel of expert medical negligence solicitors covering Derby could help people to claim compensation for harm caused by medical negligence in this area. We have included further helpful resources for you to consider.

Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

Uttoxeter Rd, Derby DE22 3NE.

Negligent Cancer Treatment
In this article we look at how people could be harmed due to negligent cancer treatment and how a medical negligence solicitor could help claimants.

Clinical Negligence Claims Against GP’s
This article looks at how people could be harmed due to negligent care provided by a general practice doctor as well as how you could be able to make a clinical negligence claim.

NHS Statistics
At this NHS site you can find a variety of different statistical information in relation to different parts of the NHS and services provided.