Are you keen to begin a no win no fee personal injury claim against a medical practice or professional? Have you come across this guide to medical negligence solicitors in Hackney while searching for help? Is your experience of medical malpractice still valid within the three-year medical negligence claims time limit? If so, this guide may help you begin a compensation claim.
Throughout this guide will be information about the various forms that medical malpractice could take, with tips on how to claim for clinical negligence in the UK. We hope that you will find this guide useful at any stage of medical negligence, particularly where you have been harmed as a result.
The term ‘medical negligence’ refers to the failure of a medical professional to uphold reasonable standards of care while responsible for a patient’s wellbeing. As a result of this, the patient will have experienced harm which was otherwise avoidable and their trust which was previously placed in medical practitioners may also be impaired in the process.
At Medical Negligence Assist, we want to help you claim damages for the unacceptable treatment you have received by a healthcare practitioner. If your quality of life has been hampered in some way, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Hackney area to help you claim compensation.
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- How You Could Claim Compensation For Medical Negligence In Hackney
- Do I Have To Claim With A Clinical Negligence Solicitor In Hackney?
- Will Need A Medical Assessment As Part Of My Claim?
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- Do Our Panel Of Solicitors Handle Different Types Of Medical Negligence Claims?
- Claims For The Misdiagnosis Of Cancer
- Claims For Errors By Surgeons
- Medical Errors At Hospitals In Hackney
- Negligence And Omissions By A GP
- Birth And Pediatrics Negligence
- Nursing Home Neglect And Negligence
- Negligence By Dentists
- Data On Hackney Area NHS Trust Medical Negligence Claims
- How Will A No Win No Fee Claim Work?
- Hospitals In The Borough Of Hackney
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The first step to take in order to make a successful clinical negligence claim is selecting an appropriate medical negligence solicitor to represent your claim for personal injury. The wrong choice of representative could be the difference between a progressive case and a missed opportunity for a successful win.
We suggest that claimants take into consideration several factors when choosing a personal injury solicitor to ensure a final settlement is secured:
- Look beyond your local area.
- Decide what funding options are suitable for you.
- Compare the solicitors experience against each other and look for experience in claims similar to your own.
However, it may be beneficial to take some additional factors in account, alongside those mentioned above. Contact our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors today to discuss your options in more detail.
This is among some of the common questions that our panel of medical negligence solicitors are asked. While many claimants may feel that they should begin their online search with ‘medical negligence solicitors in my area’ when trying to find a personal injury lawyer, there is no such legal requirement.
In this day and age, it’s easier than ever to remain in contact with a legal representative based on the opposite side of the country and appreciate the benefits of their services at the same time. In fact, there is no need for you to meet with your personal injury lawyer in person or visit their offices either, instead you can contact them via the telephone or through email.
By prioritising the experience and services of a law firm over their location, you may benefit in the long run.
As part of the process of making a personal injury claim, your injuries will be assessed by an impartial member of our panel of doctors covering the Hackney area. The purpose of this medical examination is to provide additional evidence to your claim and help secure the maximum amount of damages possible.
Our panel of doctors covering Hackney include:
Alba Sanchez Mascunano
Timothy’s Bridge Road,
Holiday Inn Express Stratford,
196 High Street,
Riaz Moosa Raza
The Consulting Room Statford,
The Holiday In Express,
196 High Street,
Please note some medical examinations may potentially be conducted by a different doctor than those listed and take place outside of the Hackney area. Speak to our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors today to discuss your medical assessment.
Another way to compare between different legal providers is to look at online reviews. By reading medical negligence solicitor reviews you are able to find genuine accounts of how satisfied previous clients were with the handling of their cases. You may also want to ask for recommendations from friends and family who could help you find the appropriate clinical negligence team.
However, we do recommend that you seek professional advice from a specifically trained advisor, especially as some reviews which you will find online could be unauthentic. By taking these measures during the selection process, you could get a much more accurate impression of your chosen medical negligence lawyer.
As you are probably now aware, medical malpractice could present itself in various forms, by lots of different medical professionals, such as nurses, dentists, surgeons, midwifes, GPs and nursing home staff. We have included some further examples below of what may be classed as medical negligence, alongside explanations of how certain medical professionals may be held accountable for their negligent actions.
- Negligent care in nursing homes: This could include permanent injuries from transferring patients carelessly.
- NHS negligence: These types of NHS errors by hospital staff may lead to omission of treatment or harm as a result of poor medical advice.
- Surgical negligence: In these circumstances, negligent mistakes made could cause permanent disfigurement, scarring or even ‘Never Events’.
Our guide will look into the examples above and further cases of medical negligence in greater detail to help you with your claim. Below are some commonly handled cases by medical negligence solicitors in Hackney and elsewhere in the UK.
When we talk about claims for negligent cancer care we are talking about a broad spectrum as there are a range of different forms which it could fall under the term. You could be searching for medical negligence solicitors in Hackney for claims against a medical practitioner for their delays in diagnosis, misdiagnosis, omission of diagnosis or negligent treatment all of which could led to the need for more aggressive treatment routes that might have been otherwise avoided. In more severe cases, some people may find that their cancer could not be treated altogether.
Errors by surgeons describes instances where a patient has suffered an injury or illnesses from the mistake of a member of the surgical team responsible for them. A personal injury lawyer may be able to successfully claim compensation if, for example, an infection is transmitted through improperly sterilized equipment. Other mistakes made by surgical practitioners may include:
- Amputation of incorrect limbs
- Wrong-site surgery, resulting in unnecessary damage to healthy organs.
- ‘Never Events’
- Foreign objects left behind post-surgery.
- Incorrect anesthesia dosage causing undue illness and suffering.
If you have suffered from surgical negligence within the last three years, contact our team today on the number below.
We rarely expect mistakes to take place at hospitals because of the exceptionally high professional guidelines they are expected to follow to ensure each patient is kept safe at all times. However, when hospitals become busy, we may find that errors happen or mistakes are made. An example of staff allowing standard to slip below what is reasonably expected is a lack of hygiene, resulting in contraction and spreading of bugs such as MRSA which can sometime be fatal. A personal injury claim could be made by a medical negligence lawyer for medical errors at Homerton hospital.
You may be entitled to Homerton hospital medical negligence payouts if your treatment was below reasonable standards and caused further injury/illness. If you are looking for medical negligence solicitors in Hackney to assist your personal injury claim, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Hackney area.
Another area of clinical malpractice our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could support is negligence by a general practitioner. Your routine visit to a GP could have caused an existing condition to become worse or the omission of treatment may have created a new injury or illness. If this is the case, Medical Negligence Assist could help you claim damages.
You may have suffered harm by GP negligence in the form of:
- Failure to diagnose an illness that a GP is reasonably expected to know.
- Omission to act on test results, meaning that a patient is left to suffer longer.
- Wrongly prescribed medicine causing a patient to have unnecessary side effects.
These acts of negligence are only a handful of examples which can lead to a patient suffering unnecessarily. Please contact an expert advisor from our team today to start a claim.
There may often be complexities associated with no win no fee personal injury claims involving birth injuries to a mother, child or both. The medical terminology and technicalities may seem confusing or scary and dissuade you from pursuing a claim altogether. We believe this shouldn’t be the case.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Hackney area to make this process as simple as possible. If at various points of your pregnancy, labour or immediate post-natal care you suffered because of mistakes of a medical professional, you may be entitled to claim compensation. This could include failures to properly analyse test results which has led to harm in the delivery of your baby or yourself.
More information about birth and paediatrics negligence can be found here.
When we think of medical negligence the last thing we expect is for our elderly relatives to suffer from the malpractice of staff in nursing homes. Unfortunately, there are common cases where our loved ones experience physical injury or psychological harm from a substandard of care delivered by residential staff. This could include failure to regularly turn a bed bound resident with pressure sores, leading to Sepsis which can result in death. Another example is staff abusing the residents by failing to take care of their basic needs, such as administering the incorrect medication. In such cases, you may be able to claim on behalf of your loved one if they are unable to do so.
Our panel of clinical negligence solicitors can cover the Hackney area to assist dental negligence claims that have occurred in the private sector or in the public sector as NHS negligence. When an avoidable injury you have sustained was a repercussion of malpractice during your visit to the dentist, it could be considered grounds to make a claim.
This may include damage to healthy teeth or nerve injuries to gums as a direct result of a dental practitioner’s substandard care. Contact us today to discuss negligence by dentists further and begin your claim for damages against a dental practice.
|NHS TRUST OR RELEVANT HEALTHCARE AUTHORITY||NO. OF CLAIMS RECEIVED|
(* means less then 5)
|NO. OF REPORTED INCIDENTS|
(* means less then 5)
|DAMAGED PAID (£)|
|Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust||37||*||4,896,237|
The information provided can be found through the NHS Resolution annual report by clicking here.
We offer no win no fee financial agreements to every case we take on. You may be asking yourself ‘What happens if you win a no win no fee case?’. This type of contract, also referred to as a ‘conditional agreement’, is a form of funding for medical negligence claims whereby a fee is only paid to their solicitor if their case is successful. However, if the personal injury solicitor is unsuccessful in claiming damages, the client won’t have to pay for their legal representative’s services.
These details are set out in the terms and conditions which will be fully discussed with you by our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors beforehand.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Hackney area to provide you with impartial advice about no win no fee personal injury claims for free by calling us on the number below.
In Hackney, people have access to a large amount of both NHS and Private Healthcare facilities. Some of which we have provided below:
- Homerton University Hospital
- St. Leonard’s Hospital
- City and Hackney Specialist Psychotherapy Service
Private Healthcare Facilities:
- BMI The London Independent Hospital
- London Bridge Hospital
- 120 Old Broad Street Private Diagnostics and Treatment
If you have been affected by any of the types of medical negligence described above then give our specially trained team a call today. Even if your experience of clinical malpractice doesn’t fall under the brackets provided, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors may be able to help you. To find out if you are eligible for compensation or for impartial advice about medical negligence, contact us today using the methods below:
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Hackney area to discuss how much you could be entitled to. We prefer this method as every case is unique to us, whereas a personal injury claims calculator may only provide a general estimation of your damages.
Our team are here to talk to you Monday-Sunday, 24 hours a day.
We hope that this guide has provided useful information to you to help you make an informed decision with regards to your personal injury claim. Remember it is not necessary to limit yourself to medical negligence solicitors in Hackney with so many methods of contact available to you. Although we are not based in Hackney, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Hackney area. Below you can find some additional resources which may help you further in your search for information on personal injury claims.
Homerton University Hospital
Hackney Adult Social Care
Help and advice for those needing adult social care from governmental services during their time of need
Medical negligence Claims Time Limit
How long you have to claim and what circumstances surpass this time period.
What factors are included when filing a MRSA claim and how to claim for these instances.
Edited by Charlotte.