In this guide, we will discuss your options when looking for medical negligence solicitors covering Halifax to bring a claim. We will take a look at some of the specific and most common cases of negligence, from negligent cancer care to mistakes made during surgery. We will also explain more about the service our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors provide. After all, you may also be pleased to know our panel of medical negligence solicitors are not based in Halifax but can cover area. If you get to the end of the guide and you still have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You will get the contact details you need.
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- Negligent Surgical Care
- Negligence Leading To Birth Injuries
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- Negligence By A GP
- Negligence By A Dentist
- Negligent Cancer Care Or Misdiagnosis
- Calderdale And Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trusts Clinical Negligence Statistics
- No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Hospitals And Clinics In Halifax
- How To Start Your Medical Negligence Claim
Your decision of what personal injury solicitor to use is a huge one. This person is going to have your claim and your chances of securing compensation in his or her hands. There are many medical negligence solicitors who can cover Halifax for you to choose from and you can also choose those that are not in the local area, so you may need to know how to narrow down your search effectively. If you have suffered an injury because of an incident that was not your fault you may want to spend time looking for the right medical negligence solicitor for your case. Here’s what you might want to look for…
- Experience – You might wish to make sure they have worked on lots of medical negligence cases that are similar to yours in nature.
- A good track record.
- A suitable payment structure – most people might tend to go for a no win no fee agreement, which you can find out at the end of the guide.
- Good communicator.
A lot of people might believe that they are going to need to use medical negligence solicitors in Halifax. They might well search for medical negligence solicitors in my area online. It is understandable why you would do this. However, many cases today are handled via telephone and email, meaning you could use medical claims lawyers based anywhere in the UK. This enables you to choose experience and credentials over convenience. This is how our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Halifax area.
It could be helpful to read medical negligence solicitors reviews that have been left by people who were once in your position. They may be able to give you good insight into the medical negligence solicitor they worked with on their claim. People might prefer to read this than to read sales talk directly from the personal injury solicitor in question. When you have made a claim, it is useful if you could leave comments too. Not only may this benefit the person that has provided you with their services but it may help other people that find themselves in your unwanted position in the future.
In order to make a claim for personal injury, you are required to undergo an independent medical assessments with an impartial doctor. We work with a panel of doctors who are based locally to Halifax.
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Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors has many years of experience dealing with medical negligence cases throughout the United Kingdom. Below, we take a look at some of the most common cases that could be covered by medical negligence solicitors.
The first example we are going to take a look at when it comes to working with medical negligence solicitors is for negligent surgical care. When having any type of surgery, there are always going to be risks, and these should be explained to you beforehand. However, if a mistake has been made that could have been avoided, this is when you may be able to claim. There are a number of different examples of these sorts of errors that could be made yet should have been avoided. Examples could include operations not being executed properly, as well as retained surgical instruments.
You may also be able to bring a claim with our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors if you, your baby or both of you have been a victim of birth injury negligence. What are common birth injuries? Examples could include failing to observe and monitor fetal or maternal distress, not diagnosing medical issues, using the incorrect tools , negligence when applying various birth-assisting tools, and failing to schedule and carry out an emergency C-section. Other examples could include failing to take measures to help prevent preterm labour or not treating medical issues and maternal infections, for example, gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia. There is no denying that this type of negligence could be exceptionally traumatic for everyone involved. This could especially be hard when the mother and/or child suffer lifelong injuries.
You may also want to seek advice from our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors if you have experienced negligence at a hospital. Claims could be made for either private hospital compensation or negligent NHS compensation. Again, there are lots of different ways that these sorts of incidents could happen. You may have experienced a slip, trip, or fall because of issues with hospital upkeep or because the cleaner forgot to put the wet floor sign out. You could also claim for the likes of negligent hospital care, mistakes made during diagnosis, injuries from dysfunctional and ill-maintained hospital equipment, and more.
You may also be able to make a claim with medical negligence solicitors if someone that you love has suffered an accident or an injury while in a care home. If you want to report nursing home neglect, you are advised to make an official complaint so that there is a record of this. This could assist you when the time comes to make a claim. In recent years, there have been a number of stories in the news about care home neglect and abuse. While these cases are rare, they could happen, and they are incredibly upsetting. You may be able to claim or help someone to claim if you have passed the typical three-year medical negligence claims time limit. This is because there could be the possibility of making a historic abuse case. Of course, abuse is not the only way that negligence could happen in a care home. You may want to file a complaint for picking up an infection because of poor hygiene standards or you may have fallen ill because you were given the wrong medication.
Aside from the examples that have already been discussed, you may want to look for GP malpractice solicitors if your GP has made an error. There are lots of different ways that GPs could make mistakes. However, in most cases, it could tend to come down to mistakes made during a diagnosis. This could be that your GP has diagnosed your condition incorrectly or it could be that they have overlooked symptoms altogether or they could have failed to take you seriously. This could understandably be very upsetting and worrying. After all, when we go to see a GP, we may expect them to get to the bottom of the issue so that we could make a recovery as soon as possible.
You may also be able to make a claim if you have suffered an injury or illness because of an action or lack of action taken by your dentist or any other staff in the dental surgery. If your dentist caused an infection because he or she did not clean their dental equipment properly, this may give you grounds for compensation. Other examples could include a dentist extracting the wrong tooth, a dentist giving you negligent advice, a dentist failing to spot the signs of oral cancer, or a dentist damaging a healthy tooth while carrying out a procedure.
The final type of medical negligence we are going to take a look at is negligent cancer care or misdiagnosed cancer. If cancer is not treated properly, it could easily spread to other parts of the body. The disease is known to grow at a rapid pace. This is why it is so important to ensure that the right treatment is delivered quickly. If it is not, this could mean that the person in question has to undergo a much more intensive cancer treatment than they otherwise would have. In some cases, this could well result in fatal injuries. If you have lost a loved one because of negligent cancer care, you might want to call our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors for a free, no-obligation consultation.
To get a better understanding of the number of medical negligence incidents in Calderdale and Huddersfield, please refer to the table below. Please note this is only for NHS trusts. Private hospital data is not available.
|Healthcare provider||Claims received 17/18||Number of incidents 17/18||Damage payments|
|Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust||69||*||£9,847,625.32|
One of the standout features of our panel’s service is the fact that all of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors work on a no win no fee basis. This means that you could make a claim with the confidence that you are not going to miss out financially. A lot of people might well worry that they may work with a medical negligence lawyer and then they could end up out of pocket if the negligence claim is not a success. This is an understandable concern, which is why we offer a no win no fee service. With this service, you are only going to need to pay legal fees to the personal injury solicitor working on your case if compensation is secured.
There are many different hospitals and clinics in the Halifax area, including..
- Northowram Surgery
- Beechwood Medical Centre
- Siddal Surgery
- Nursery Lane Health Centre
- Stainland Road Medical Centre
- Calderdale Royal Hospital
- Spire Elland Hospital
- St Johns Health Centre
- Church Lane Surgery
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Halifax area. You can speak to our panel of experts today to make a personal injury claim. We have many years of experience, and our panel can cover claims from MRSA to claims for a surgical error caused nerve damage. You can reach us 24 hours a day, any day of the week, on 0800 652 3087. You can also fill in our online contact form.
Claims For Negligent Birth Care – Claiming for negligence in mother and baby claims to do with childbirth? This information may well be of interest.
MRSA Claim Details– Information on MRSA that caused illness due to negligence can be seen here.
NHS Negligence – Considering a claim against the NHS? This information might well be of use.
Calderdale Royal Hospital
Written by Jo.
Edited by Charlotte.