Have you suffered from medical negligence in the last 3 years at, say, Hull University Teaching Hospital? Has a loved one in residential care been abused or harmed due a medication mistake? Do you know someone whose delayed diagnosis of cancer meant it was just too late? If so, you may be entitled to claim compensation for medical negligence and could be looking for medical negligence solicitors in The East Riding of Yorkshire. We here at Medical Negligence Assist have created this handy guide to help you. We also have a panel of expert medical negligence solicitors who cover the East Riding of Yorkshire.
The term ‘medical negligence’ refers to an avoidable error made by a medical professional in a range of healthcare departments due to substandard of care which has fallen below the reasonably expected duties of any heath care professional. As a result, a patient will have been harmed or an existing condition may have worsened. We will use this guide to explain the different types of medical negligence that you could have experienced in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
In the UK there is a 3 year time limit on the majority of claims for personal injury. However, there are some circumstances which may extend beyond this time frame. You can contact one of our legal advisors using the number at the bottom of the page to discuss this further. Once you have begun the legal processes to claim compensation, there are a variety of factors which you may need to consider in order to move forward with your case.
In this guide, we will describe to you some examples of where medical negligence can arise and how to determine whether it may be grounds for legal action. You may also discover additional circumstances in which your incident may fall under and how our panel of medical negligence solicitors could help you.
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- Finding The Right Clinical Negligence Team
- Do I Need To Use Medical Negligence Solicitors In The East Riding Of Yorkshire?
- What Is A Medical Assessment And Could It Be Carried Out Close To You?
- You Could Compare Different Solicitors Using Testimonials Or Reviews
- How Could Medical Negligence Affect You And When Could You Claim?
- Negligence Or Avoidable Errors In Surgery
- Medical Negligence During Childbirth Resulting In Illness Or Injury
- Negligent GP Treatment
- Negligence Or Gross Negligence By A Dentist
- Hospital Negligence In East Riding Of Yorkshire
- Neglect Or Abuse In A Care Home
- Cancer Misdiagnosis Or Delayed Diagnosis
- Statistics For Medical Negligence At NHS Trusts In The East Riding Of Yorkshire Area
- What Is A No Win No Fee Medical Claim?
- How We Could Help You
- Hospital Services In Yorkshire
- Local Medical Services And Additional Guides
First and foremost, we would advise you choose a personal injury solicitor to represent you and your case for medical negligence. This is a particularly important step as the representative you choose may have an impact on the final outcome of your case. Below we have noted a couple of basic aspects that you may want to consider when choosing a medical negligence solicitor:
- Explore solicitors across the UK.
- Assess the different payment option available to you.
- Compare the relevant experience between solicitors.
For more information about how to make an informed decision, contact our advisors on the number below.
You may think that you need to make a claim with medical negligence solicitors in the East Riding of Yorkshire area only as this is where your medical negligence occurred. This belief is what forms one of our most frequently asked questions ‘Will I have to limit myself to medical negligence solicitors in my area?’ You don’t have to feel restricted to the services local to you. In fact, you have the nation at your fingertips. It may seem strange to use a personal injury solicitor who is based on the opposite side of the country, but that solicitor may have more expertise and a high success rate in cases similar to yours.
It is now easier than ever to connect with people around the globe, let alone across the country. Instead of visiting your medical negligence lawyer in person you have the option to stay well-informed via phone or email.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the East Riding of Yorkshire area and stay in contact with clients through a variety of different ways even though we are not based in the East Riding of Yorkshire. This may allow you to broaden your search and find a more suitable representative for your case.
The prospect of a medical assessment may be concerning to some, especially after their experiences of medical malpractice. But this isn’t something you should worry about. If you contact a member of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors, they may put your mind at ease about this part. The sole purpose of a medical exam is to provide evidence of your claim.
Our panel of doctors that are based in the East Riding of Yorkshire will provide an impartial assessment and prognosis based on your symptoms. These details will be supplied to your medical negligence solicitor who will use it as a basis to support your compensation claim.
Claimants may be assessed by the doctors listed below:
80 Pickering Road,
You may be examined by a separate doctor outside of these areas. Contact our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors today to discuss your options.
Regardless of where your medical negligence lawyer is based, you may need to consider some more details about their history. This may include their satisfaction rates with other clients, how experienced they may be or how successful the outcome of their cases are. With all these points to consider, you may find it easier to compare medical negligence solicitor reviews against each other.
Better yet, alongside this you have the option to speak to one of our expert legal advisors with high levels of professional knowledge and experience. He/she may be able to provide you with information that you cannot find online or help you spot a review which may not be genuine.
Clinical negligence may affect you in a myriad of ways if you receive a substandard service from a medical professional.The extent of your injury or illness may not necessarily matter to your eligibility, as long as preventable harm has come to you as a result of substandard care from a medical practitioner you may be entitled to make a claim. If any healthcare professional fails to adhere to professional guidelines, they may be in breach of their duty of care.
More specifically, some of these forms of medical malpractice may include:
- Negligent misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or incorrect treatment.
- Never Events – incidents which should never happen, according to the NHS, such as surgeries carried out on the wrong body part.
- Cosmetic errors causing preventable injuries.
Now we will touch upon more specific examples of medical negligence which may constitute as a case for damages. Remember, even if you have suffered from malpractice in the East Riding of Yorkshire, you do not have to limit yourself to medical negligence solicitors in East Riding Yorkshire.
Unfortunately, surgery does not come without its risks and prior to your surgery, you should be fully informed of the risks to your health no matter how small they seem. If a surgeon or other form of medical practitioner fails to uphold reasonable expectations of care during your surgery, you may suffer from short term or long term harm.
The result of surgical negligence may include:
- Foreign objects left behind after surgery.
- Amputation of the wrong limb.
- Operations on the wrong body part.
- Administering of wrong drugs.
- Infections from unsterilised equipment/unhygienic practices.
Although these are some extreme cases of avoidable errors in surgery, there is a plethora of other instances which may be applicable to your own. Call a member of our team today to discuss where you stand with a personal injury claim.
Childbirth injuries or illnesses may be considered as medical negligence if harm has been caused to either the mother or child due to a negligent act or inaction. While not all problems experienced by a mother or child may be considered as negligent, the result of negligent care may lead to injury, pain, or in worse case scenarios:
- Cerebral Palsy.
- Spinal injuries/
- Brain injuries from lack of oxygen.
- Facial Paralysis.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can cover the East Riding of Yorkshire area to provide you with impartial advice about childbirth avoidable injuries or preventable illnesses caused by medical negligence.
General practitioners are expected to adhere to a duty of care when treating their patients, but if there is ever a breach in this duty it may cause patients to suffer unnecessarily. If harm caused by general practice negligence it may have severe effects on patients and may lead to existing injuries or illnesses worsening unnecessarily over time. In other cases, additional injuries/illnesses which were otherwise avoidable may arise too.
Those considering claiming compensation for GP negligence may be entitled if they were incorrectly diagnosed when another physician would have made the correct diagnosis, prescribed the wrong medication, not referred to a specialist or if test results were interpreted incorrectly and any of these scenarios caused a patients health to suffer unnecessarily. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors have the knowledge base to handle all of these examples. Contact us today to find out more.
You may be looking for advice on how to make a complaint about medical services in Yorkshire after experiencing harm or gross negligence from a dentist. If so, this guide may help you do more than that and make a compensation claim for medical negligence. A personal injury lawyer may be able to help you claim for the substandard care resulting in avoidable pain and suffering caused to you by a dentist, dental nurse or any form of dental practitioner.
Some forms of dental negligence may be considered as failure to diagnose oral diseases correctly allowing them to necessarily get worse, avoidable nerve injuries, cosmetic dentistry errors, or mistakes in treatment which result in loss or damage to multiple teeth.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the East Riding of Yorkshire area to assist forms of NHS negligence and private hospital negligence. Even though we are not based in the East Riding of Yorkshire, we may be able to handle claims against East Riding community hospital and Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust. To be eligible for a no win no fee compensation claim with our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors, you must have been caused avoidable or unnecessary harm by medical staff at a hospital due to a breach in their duty of care. For more information we advise that you speak to a member of our team today to discuss whether you are entitled to compensation.
The negligent care of an elderly resident in a nursing home is a sad instance whereby unnecessary injuries and illnesses could arise. These circumstances may result in physical injuries (such as bed sores, fractures or bruises), illnesses or psychological injuries alongside their current conditions. If staff have not been trained properly and this has resulted in adverse injuries then you may be able to make a personal injury claim with a medical negligence lawyer – either for yourself or on behalf of your elderly relative. Call our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors today to find out more.
Whether you were harmed due to a delay in diagnosis or your cancer was treated incorrectly, you may be able to make a claim through our panel of medical negligence solicitors who can cover the East Riding of Yorkshire area if it can be proven that such a delay in diagnosis or incorrect treatment was due to medical negligence. If during any stages of your cancer treatment, negligent care was dispensed to you by a healthcare professional, which includes misdiagnosis, delays or failure to diagnose altogether, and it caused you to suffer more than you needed to we advise you speak to our advisors at the number near the bottom of the guide.
Please find below statistical information regarding claims of medical negligence that are made in the East Riding of Yorkshire area.
|NHS TRUST OR RELEVANT HEALTHCARE AUTHORITY||NO. OF CLAIMS RECEIVED||NO. OF REPORTED INCIDENTS||CNST DAMAGES PAID|
|Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust||124||8||£6,155,841|
|Humber NHS Foundation Trust||7||5||£163,389|
More information on these statistics can be found here.
A no win no fee personal injury claim refers to a financial agreement whereby no legal fees are paid by the claimant to their solicitor if their case is unsuccessful. But if they do win compensation, a percentage of their damages will be set aside to settle these fees. This then takes away one aspect which may have previously caused a lot of stress.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the East Riding of Yorkshire area with no win no fee personal injury claims.
We hope that this guide was helpful to you or someone you know who has experienced a form of medical negligence in the past three years. You may want to consider contacting a personal injury solicitor who could help you claim damages, which is why we have provided some methods of contact to our advisors. They may be able to discuss your eligibility and how much you could be entitled to:
We are available 8am-9pm from Monday-Friday to provide you with impartial advice about medical malpractice.
As a large county of Northern England, the East Riding of Yorkshire has a variety of medical facilities which provide care across the area. Some of which we have provided below:
- Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
- York NHS Health Centre
- East Riding Community Centre
- Castle Hill Hospital
- Goole & District Hospital
- Spire Hull Hospital
- Hull Health Centre
To assist your compensation claim, below are some links to useful websites which may be beneficial to you:
East Riding of Yorkshire Social Care – How to find adult social care and support for your experience.s
Frequently Asked Questions – If you still have some burning questions which were not answered during this guide, take a look at our FAQ.
Wrongful Death Claims – How to make a compensation claim for a wrongful death.
Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
Edited by Charlotte.