If you have been provided negligent care by a medical professional in Grantham and you are looking to make a claim for personal injury with a solicitor based in Grantham then this guide could be of some use to you. Medical negligence is when the level of medical care someone receives is well below the expected standard and as a result, a patient has come to harm. Negligence in the medical field can happen in a variety of different ways in numerous settings from hospitals and GP surgeries to clinics and dental practices. Regardless of whether the patient harmed was receiving NHS or private medical care, if they have suffered an injury or ill health due to being treated negligently, they have a right to claim for compensation.
Making a compensation claim can be a complex process, especially for those who have never dealt with personal injury claims or the legal system before. Having someone by your side such as a medical negligence solicitor throughout the claims process who understands the legal obligations, can be a real relief. At Medical Negligence Assist, we work with a panel of medical negligence solicitors in Grantham and all over the UK, who could help you to successfully make a claim, just give us a call on 0800 652 3087 and we can connect you to an expert solicitor.
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- Top Tips To Help You Choose The Right Medical Claims Team
- Local Solicitors Are Not Always The Best
- Medical Exams Be Could Conducted Close To Your Local Area
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- Grantham Medical Negligence Which You Could Claim For
- General Or Cosmetic Surgery Negligence
- Grantham And Surrounding Area Hospital Negligence
- Claims Against Nursing Homes and Care Homes
- Midwife, Obstetrics And Birth Injuries
- Negligence Surrounding The Treatment Of Cancer
- Dentistry Negligence
- Negligent General Practice Care
- Claims Against NHS Trusts And Services In Grantham
- How Could A No Win No Fee Agreement Help You To Make A Claim?
- Hospitals In Grantham
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If you have decided to hire legal help to pursue your Grantham injury claim, you will want to choose a medical negligence lawyer that you feel is best suited to you, however, with the large number of personal injury lawyers around, the decision isn’t necessarily an easy one to make. In order to make the decision a little easier, there are a few things you can do. Speaking to friends and family and asking for recommendations is one of the first thing you could do. Personal recommendations can be really helpful as you will be told how they were treated as a customer and if the legal team they used has much experience or not. You can also ask questions such as ‘did they treat you as a valued customer? Did they have a good work ethic? Were they reliable?’ And so on. Another good way to help decide on a medical negligence solicitor is to read the medical negligence solicitor reviews as these will give you further insight on the legal firms and their customer service.
Many people believe that when making a compensation claim, you need to use a personal injury solicitor local to where they live, however, this couldn’t be further from the truth of the matter. Location of the solicitor in comparison to yourself, really doesn’t matter as communication methods nowadays are advanced enough to pursue a case without necessarily having to meet face to face. What could prove useful, rather than location, is hiring a medical negligence solicitor who is experienced, has a good success rate, and gives great customer service.
In order to make successful claim, you will need to attend a medical assessment with an impartial medical expert. This assessment will form the basis of your personal injury claim and will be used by your solicitors to place a valuation on your injuries. At Medical Negligence Assist, we work with a panel of medical professionals that are located in Grantham, who could carry out a medical assessment when required. Some of the medical professionals we deal with include:
- Summet Vohra, The Grantham Physiotherapy Practice, 10 St Catherine’s Road, Grantham, NG31 6TS.
- Ramangowd Ganadinni, The Grantham Physiotherapy Practice, 10 St Catherine’s Road, Grantham, NG31 6TS.
- Mallika Sahebagouda Biradar, The Grantham Physiotherapy Practice, 10 St Catherine’s Road, Grantham, NG31 6TS.
- Mamtha Balernda Kumar, The Grantham Physiotherapy Practice, 10 St Catherine’s Road, Grantham, NG31 6TS.
- Rajeev T Jahagirdar, The Grantham Physiotherapy Practice, 10 St Catherine’s Road, Grantham, NG31 6TS.
When choosing your solicitor, as mentioned already, it would be really helpful to read through any previous reviews so that you can gain a perspective of the customer service, from the clients viewpoint. You might want to take into consideration, some of the points raised in the reviews, especially if they reoccur, as you will undoubtedly experience similar if you too were to hire that particular solicitor.
As well as reading the reviews, you could also contact Medical Negligence Assist as we can provide you with free, impartial advice, along with connecting you to our panel of medical negligence solicitors.
There are numerous types of medical negligence that our panel of medical negligence solicitors can help you to claim for.
Some of the most common types of cases they have dealt with include:
- Surgical mistakes
- Errors with injury or illness diagnosis
- Care home negligence
- NHS negligence
- Private healthcare negligence
- Dental negligence
- Doctor’s negligence in a GP surgery
- Hospital negligence
However, or wherever medical negligence has taken place, if a patient has been injured or become ill as a result of the negligence, they could make a claim. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Grantham area and all over the UK, and will be happy to help and advise on the right steps to take to get the claim started.
All surgery carries a risk of something going wrong or the patient possibly suffering side effects of some kind, however, when the surgical team act negligently, the chance of something going wrong increases, often resulting in the patient being injured or becoming ill. Before any surgery, regardless of whether it is for cosmetic reasons or for medical reasons, the patient should be made aware and have had the opportunity to discuss what problems could occur and what the possible side effects may be. If the medical team have failed to sufficiently inform the patient before the surgery has taken place and they become injured, they could sue for compensation as if they had been informed properly, they may have chosen not to go through with the surgery at all. The patient is also required to undergo health checks too before surgery to ensure they are fit enough to go ahead, if this is not done or not done correctly and the patient is injured as a result, again, they could sue those responsible. Other forms of negligence in surgery may include the use of equipment that has not been adequately sterilised possibly resulting in infections or contamination, operating on the wrong site, performing the wrong type of operation, failing to anaesthetise the patient correctly, leaving surgical dressings in the wound when stitching it up, and many more.
Hospitals are big busy places and perform a large variety of medical procedures on a daily basis. Most of the time things run smoothly and patient’s receive a good standard of care as expect of all health care professionals. However, sometimes the standard of care isn’t as it should be and a patient could becomes ill or injured as a result, in these instances, a claim may be made against those responsible for the patients negligent injury or illness. Hospital negligence may include receiving a misdiagnosis, being prescribed the wrong medication or being given the wrong medication, being given the wrong kind of treatment, tests or scan results not being examined properly or misread, and many more. If you have been treated negligently in a hospital, you may have a valid reason to make a claim if you then sustained an injury or became ill as a result of this negligence.
Residents living in a care or nursing homes rely on the staff to help them through each day making sure they have everything they need to live healthily and comfortably. They often need help with personal care, having food prepared for them, moving about or changing position and taking medication. If they are treated with negligence such as not being prepared nutritious meals with could result in malnutrition, not being re-positioned on a regular basis, which could lead to infected pressure sores, not being assisted(if required) when moving about which could result in a fall, being given the wrong medication or not being given their medication at the right time and so on, and they sustain an injury or become ill as a result, the care home could be sued for negligence.
There are many types of injuries that could occur to either the mother or baby during pregnancy and birth, some of which just simply cannot be helped. Mothers and their babies in most cases receive good quality care throughout the pregnancy, the birth and immediately after to ensure that they are healthy and not in any danger of things going wrong. This means that regular health checks and scans are all performed to make sure things are as they should be and that there are no lurking potential problems. However, if the standard of care is low and the medical team act negligently resulting in harm coming to the mother, baby or both, they may be sued for compensation. Birth injuries can be very serious resulting in illnesses such as Erbs Palsy, which requires a large amount of physical therapy.
In most cases, medical negligence involving cancer is usually when the cancer was either left undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, resulting in a delay in the correct treatment which can often mean a more aggressive and extensive treatment is then needed, or in worst cases, the cancer becomes untreatable. The above examples can happen if the care provided by staff involved in a patients cancer diagnosis or treatment, is substandard and this leads to unnecessary and completely avoidable consequences. If you or someone you love has been affected by medical negligence involving cancer, you may be looking for medical negligence solicitors in Lincolnshire or Grantham to advise you on making a claim. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors operate in the Grantham and Lincolnshire area and across the UK and can help you to successfully win the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured because of dental negligence, you may be eligible to make a claim. Dental negligence may include instances such as having a wrong tooth extracted by mistake, having a dental issue misdiagnosed, receiving a filling in the wrong tooth, and being treated with unsterilised equipment for example. If you have been injured or become ill due to dental negligence, contact Medical Negligence Assist to find a suitable medical negligence solicitor suitable for your case. To find out more about different types of dental negligence, read here.
When we are ill or have hurt ourselves and visit our GP, we put our trust in them to be able to diagnose what is wrong and treat us accordingly, or arrange for us to see a specialist if needed. However, if your GP fails to recognise a health complaint or misdiagnoses something that they would reasonably be expected to spot, and this has led you to come to harm, they could be deemed as being negligent in their actions and possibly be sued for compensation. Other forms of negligence from a general practice surgery may include being given the wrong test results, being prescribed the wrong medication, or treatment being delayed.
In order to give you an idea of the amounts the NHS trusts in Grantham have paid out in compensation, in the table below we have shown the total amount of compensation paid for the number of claims and incidents over a yearly period.
|NHS Trust Or Relevant Healthcare Authority||No. of claims recieved||No. of reported incidents|
(* is less then 5)
|Damages Paid (£)|
|Lincolnshire Community Health Services||7||0||£90,847|
|Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust||8||*||£456,038|
Using the link you can access all of the statistics showing the number of claims and incidents and the total amount in compensation paid in all throughout the UK:
No win no fee is basically a policy whereby anyone, regardless of their financial position, can hire legal help and representation and so therefore have the best chance of filing a successful claim. This is because no fees have to be paid upfront or during the claiming process at all. Your solicitor will agree a percentage with you at the beginning of your claim. The good part about a No Win No Fee agreement means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you will not need to pay your solicitors fees.
Having legal representation can really increase your chances of a successful claim as they are experienced in how the claim needs to be conducted for the best chance of success and are of course familiar with all of the legal requirements.
Grantham is situated in the south west side of Lincolnshire and have hospitals which serve in and around the area:
- Grantham And District Hospital
- BMI The Lincoln Hospital
If you have been injured or become ill due to medical negligence and you are looking to make a claim for compensation, call us at Medical Negligence Assist on 0800 652 3087 and we will be able to connect you to an experienced, no win no fee medical negligence solicitor who you will be able to discuss your claim with you and help you decide on the best course of action to take to get you the compensation you deserve.
A guide to what medical misdiagnosis is and when you might be able to claim for compensation.
A guide to how the courts assess compensation for personal injury claims, such as medical negligence.
There is some useful information here about making complaints to the NHS with may be helpful.
This is the link to the Grantham And District Hospital where there is some useful information. This is the main hospital in the Grantham area:
Grantham And District Hospital
Edited by Charlotte.