Medical negligence could happen in many different ways. This could refer to incidents whereby a medical professional has taken a certain action or lack of action and this has resulted in an injury or illness. If you feel that this is something that you have experienced and you are looking for medical negligence solicitors in East Kilbride, you might be interested to know you don’t have to choose a solicitor from the East Kilbride area. Despite not being based in this part of the UK, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the East Kilbride area. We will take a look at some of the most common potential claim situations, from surgeon negligence to hospital negligence. If you have any further questions by the time you finish reading this guide, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for more information.
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When it comes to making a claim, some people may feel the most important factor is to find a quality personal injury solicitor. After all, this person might have your chance of a payout in their hands, and there are a lot of medical negligence solicitors in East Kilbride and across the UK to choose from. When looking for a medical negligence solicitor, it might be a good plan to choose someone who has plenty of experience. You may also need to make sure that he or she has a good reputation and that they are easy to communicate with. Fees and payment structure might be important too as you may benefit from a medical negligence lawyer who is willing to work to a no win no fee payment scheme.
A lot of people might well assume that their only option is to choose medical negligence solicitors in East Kilbride when making a claim in this area. Therefore, they could limit their search to medical negligence solicitors in my area when looking online via the likes of Google. There is no need to do this. Because many claims are handled via email and telephone today, this means you could choose someone based on their experience rather than selecting someone just because of where they are based. This is how our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the East Kilbride area.
While you can use the services of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors, you may need to see a medical professional in your area. This is something that we could assist with. We have connections with medical experts throughout the country, including…
Mark Innes Burgin
The Glasgow Station Clinic,
6th Floor The Connal Building,
34 West George Street, near Princess
170 Hyndland Rd, Glasgow
The Lorne Hotel
923 Sauchiehall Street
Aside from the advice that has already been presented, it certainly could help to read medical negligence solicitor reviews online too. These comments could be very insightful. However, it is advisable to make sure you read them on independent review platforms – rather than read comments on the solicitor’s website alone. Plus, you may also choose to leave your own feedback once you have worked with a solicitor so that you could help others in your position in the future.
There are lots of different types of negligence cases that our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could potentially handle. Read on to discover some examples – but do be aware that the sections below are just examples, and if you have experienced another form of medical malpractice, then our panel of medical negligence solicitors could potentially help with this too – even if it isn’t covered in the below sections.
The first example we are going to take a look at is GP negligence. When someone is not feeling very well, they could go and see their doctor. We could rely on our GP to get to the bottom of the problem so that we could get the treatment that we need. Therefore, when something goes wrong during this process, it could mean our treatment is delayed leading to worsening of the illness and/or we could end up on medication that is not right for us, causing us harm. If a GP hasn’t followed procedures, or they have not examined or listened to you properly, and it has caused you to experience worsening health, then you could get in touch with us to see if you might have a claim.
You may be able to make a claim with our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors if you have experienced surgical negligence. This means that a mistake has happened during surgery that could have been avoided if negligence hadn’t happened and it has led to you requiring more surgery to correct or has led to a deterioration in your health. Examples could range from an operation being carried out on the wrong part of the body to retained surgical instruments or failed anaesthesia.
Have you suffered an injury as the result of wrongful dental advice? Perhaps you were harmed during a dental procedure? If so, it could be that you are entitled to receive compensation with the help of our panel of solicitors as another option to using medical negligence solicitors in East Kilbride. This is something a lot of people may not tend to give a great deal of consideration to, as claims for dentist negligence may not be as frequent as other types of medical compensation claims. Nonetheless, if you happen to be one of the unlucky ones that have suffered because of dental negligence, you might wish to consider making a claim.
Sadly, negligence could occur in the dental industry, despite the high standards in the UK. It could be extremely distressing if you suffer an injury in this way. After all, once a tooth is removed or a certain procedure has occurred, there may not be a way to get your mouth back to the way it was. The procedure may not be able to be reversed – especially if the wrong tooth was extracted. If your dentist has made an error or acted negligently you could be able to make an accident claim. You simply need to be able to prove that the injury you have sustained is a result of the negligence of a member of staff at the dental practice and it has had a detrimental effect on your oral health.
There could also be cases whereby negligence has happened during birth. If this has happened to you, you might wish to give our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors a call for more information. This type of negligence could have an impact on the mother or the baby, or in some cases, both. They could occur because the midwife has failed to notice that the baby or mother is in distress. However, there are other cases of negligence, for example, the wrong birth assisting tools being used leading to injury to mother or baby.
You could make a claim if you or a loved one has experienced an illness or injury while in a hospital because of negligence. This is something our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could assist you with. This could happen because of some of the examples already explained, or perhaps because standards of care have dropped, leading to poor infection control, which has resulted in you suffering an illness contracted while in hospital. This could refer to both NHS and private hospitals. Moreover, if you have lost a loved one in a Lanarkshire hospital death or Hairmyres hospital death, you may be able to make a claim on behalf of your relative who has passed away.
In the media, as of late there has been a lot of attention focused on the lack of quality care in some of the nursing homes and hospitals around the UK. If you believe the standard of care is unreasonable and you or a loved one has been harmed as a result, you could be entitled to claim compensation either for yourself or on behalf of a loved one if they do not have the capacity to do so themselves.
Firstly, it’s imperative to state that the UK healthcare system is actually regarded as one of the best globally. Nonetheless, those in care homes are completely reliant on their carer, and sadly there have been reported instances of negligence, poor treatment, and even abuse. If you are experiencing this, or know somebody who has, you might wish to explore the possibility of making a personal injury claim.
In addition to the examples that have already been mentioned, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could help in cancer negligence cases too. Cancer is a disease that sometimes spreads at a rapid pace. This is why it could be so important that it is diagnosed correctly and that the correct treatment is given. If mistakes are made because of negligence, this could mean the cancer spreads rapidly and that the person suffers much worse symptoms. In some cases, this could prove fatal.
To get a better understanding of the number of clinical negligence claims, please refer to the table below. Please note this is only for NHS trusts. Private hospital data is not available.
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As mentioned earlier, there are a lot of different factors to consider when looking for medical negligence solicitors in East Kilbride or across the UK. One of the most important things you may need to do is find a personal injury lawyer who is willing to work on a no win no fee basis. This means that you are only going to need to pay legal fees if your case is a success. If it is not a success, you won’t have to pay anything to your solicitor for their services. This could give you peace of mind because you know you are never going to find yourself out of pocket through making a claim, which could be a relief.
There are a lot of hospitals in this part of Scotland, including…
- University hospital Hairmyres
- Lanarkshire Primary Care NHS Trust
- University Hospital Monklands
- Kirkland Hospital
- Coathill Hospital
- University Hospital Wishaw
- The State Hospital
- Uston Hospital
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the East Kilbride area, meaning you don’t need medical negligence solicitors in East Kilbride. No matter what has happened, whether you have been the victim of East Kilbride dental negligence or you are thinking about filing a lawsuit for a birth injury, you could speak to our experts today to make a personal injury claim. You can reach us any time of the day, any day of the week, on 0800 652 3087. You can also fill in this online contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Claimants for wrongful death – Relatives could make claims on behalf of a loved one that has passed away. You can read more about this here.
Malpractice in Surgery – You can find answers to common questions here.
Wrong diagnoses – FAQ – More information surrounding misdiagnosis claims.
University Hospital Hairmyres – You can find University Hospital Hairmyres hospital’s site here. The address can be found below:
Eaglesham Rd, East Kilbride, Glasgow, G75 8RG.
Written by Jo.
Edited by Charlotte.