Have you been injured, made ill or had your existing medical condition worsened because of medical negligence in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire? Then trust Medical Negligence Assist to provide you with a medical negligence solicitor covering the Hamilton area, to handle your claim. Whether you have experienced NHS Lanarkshire malpractice, private healthcare negligence, dental negligence in Scotland, or any other type of medical negligence, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Hamilton area, so we can provide you with the right medical negligence solicitor to handle your claim.
To begin your claim for medical negligence in Hamilton, Scotland, call us today for your free consultation. One of our well-informed advisors will be able to speak to you in detail and determine whether or not you have the right to claim compensation. If we believe you are owed compensation, we will estimate how much you could claim, and provide you with the right medical negligence lawyer covering Hamilton, or solicitor covering the Hamilton and Lanarkshire area, to handle your claim. Call us today on 0800 652 3087 for your free consultation and if you are owed compensation, one of our panel of medical negligence solicitors will start working on your claim right away.
Remember, Medical Negligence Assist works with a panel of solicitors that have decades of experience handling medical negligence claims. What’s more, our panel of solicitors will always fight to win you the maximum amount of compensation that you are owed, to make sure that you aren’t short-changed. We also offer a no win no fee claim option. Read the rest of this guide to learn more about making a medical negligence claim for compensation and finding the right medical negligence solicitor to represent your claim.
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- Negligence Causing A Harmful Birth
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- Misdiagnosis And Cancer
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All medical practitioners have a legal “duty of care” towards their patients. This means that they are legally obliged to provide their patients with the minimum standard of treatment. Therefore, if a medical practitioner such as a doctor, nurse or dentist provides the patient with substandard care, and the patient is injured, made ill, or has their pre-existing medical condition worsened as a result, this is defined as medical negligence. If you have been harmed because of medical negligence, also called medical malpractice, or clinical negligence, then you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. If you are successful, you will be awarded compensation for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity that you have experienced and will also be reimbursed for any expenses associated with your injuries. In Britain, there is a medical negligence claims time limit of three years from the diagnosis of avoidable injuries.
Finding a solicitor to handle your claim can be a daunting process. We have included some advice below about what to look for when finding a medical negligence solicitor to handle your claim.
When looking for a solicitor to handle your claim, many people seek the opinions of others who have made a medical negligence claim for compensation. They may talk to a friend or family member who has had a similar ordeal, to see if they can recommend solicitors in Hamilton, Lanarkshire. If you don’t know anyone who has made a compensation claim for medical negligence, you can look at online medical negligence solicitor reviews to gain some insight into whether or not a firm may be right for you. To find online medical negligence solicitor reviews, type relevant terms such as “medical negligence solicitors in my area”.
Remember, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can handle claims for medical negligence in Hamilton and the South Lanarkshire area. If you have been injured, made ill or had your pre-existing medical condition worsened because of medical negligence in Hamilton, we can find a solicitor with the right expertise and experience to handle your claim.
It’s common for Claimants to believe that if they live in Hamilton, they have to use solicitors in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, to handle their claim. In fact, you can actually use a solicitor based anywhere in the United Kingdom, to handle your claim. This is because your solicitor will mostly communicate with you remotely, using the telephone, email and even digital communications technology. Instead of prioritising location, we recommend you prioritise factors that are relevant to your claim, such as the experience your solicitor has and whether or not they offer payment options such as making a no win no fee claim.
Remember, at Medical Negligence Assist, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Hamilton area. Call today for your free consultation and if you have the right to claim, one of our panel of medical negligence solicitors will start working on your claim right away.
If you have been injured, made ill or had your medical condition worsened by clinical negligence, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. If you choose to claim compensation, the first step will be to get a medical assessment from a doctor. As a result, your doctor will create a medical report which will define your injuries and the ongoing effect that they are likely to have on you, going forward. Your claims solicitor will use this report to value your compensation claim.
Some of the physicians we work with are listed below.
151 West George Street,
Regent Medical Group,
126 West Regent Street
6th Floor, The Connal Building
34 West George Street
Potential clients often ask us under what conditions they could make a medical negligence claim. If your injuries, illness or existing medical condition were caused by negligence on the part of a medical practitioner you could have grounds to claim. We will now look at the different types of medical negligence claims our clients make, in more detail below.
When we are seriously ill, injured or require specialist treatment, we trust hospitals to provide us with the best possible care. If we receive substandard care whilst in hospital, this can result in us becoming injured or ill in a new way, or our existing medical condition getting even worse. Many of our clients make claims for hospital and medical negligence, after experiencing medical negligence in hospital. Clients can also make a claim on behalf of a next of kin relative who died because of hospital and medical negligence.
If you have experienced medical negligence at NHS Lanarkshire hospital, NHS Beckford Lodge, or another hospital near Hamilton we have a panel of hospital negligence lawyers to handle your claim.
Have you been injured or made ill because of surgical negligence? Then you could be entitled to make a claim against a hospital for surgical negligence. Examples of negligence in surgery include; a surgeon amputating the wrong limb, due to incorrect patient notes. Other examples of negligence in surgery include issues caused by the incorrect use of anaesthetic, surgeons inserting a mesh incorrectly or a foreign body being left inside the patient.
If you have been affected by surgical negligence, call Medical Negligence Assist today, to claim compensation for your injuries. We can provide you with a specialist hospital negligence lawyer to handle your claim. Call today for your free consultation and if you have legitimate grounds to claim, a medical negligence lawyer we can provide covering the Hamilton area could start working on your case as soon as possible.
When we or our family members suffer from minor illnesses or injuries, our local GP is usually our first port of call. We also rely on our GP to refer us to a specialist hospital department, for diagnosis and treatment if we are showing signs of a serious medical condition. If a GP fails to deliver the expected standard of care, for example, prescribing too high a dosage of medicine to the patient, this can result in the patient becoming injured or ill. Similarly, if the GP fails to spot the signs of a serious medical condition such as cancer and refer them to a specialist, this can result in the patient’s condition worsening and becoming more difficult to treat in the future.
Medical Negligence Assist can provide you with a specialist compensation lawyer to handle your medical negligence claim against your GP. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Hamilton area, so call today to begin the first step in the medical negligence claims process.
Pregnancy and childbirth are critical times when it is vital that both the mother and baby receive the highest possible standard of care. Unfortunately, if they receive substandard care on the part of a gynaecologist, midwife or another healthcare professional, this can cause birth injuries that can affect the mother or the child and have lifelong consequences.
If you or your child has been injured because of negligence during pregnancy or childbirth, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Call us today, to see if you are entitled to claim and if you have any right to compensation, we will provide you with a medical negligence solicitor covering the Hamilton area.
Care homes and nursing homes play an important role in the lives of their residents, providing round the clock residential care for people who cannot care for themselves. Unfortunately, if the residents aren’t provided with the best possible standards of care, they can become injured or ill as a result. Examples of negligence in a care home can include; injuring a patient whilst moving them, giving patients the wrong sort of medication, or deliberate abuse.
If you have been injured because of negligence at a care home in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Alternatively, if you have a relative who is not sound of mind, who was injured in a care home because of negligence, you could be entitled to claim compensation for their injuries. The money awarded will go to providing the relative with the best possible care. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can handle your claim, so call today to begin the claims process.
Have you been a victim of dental negligence in Scotland? Whether you were injured because of inadequate care in medical dental treatment, orthodontic treatment or cosmetic dentistry treatment, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Examples of negligence in dentistry include; a dentist failing to spot the signs of oral cancer, an orthodontist negligently injuring a patient’s mouth when inserting or removing braces, or a cosmetic dentistry procedure not going as planned, damaging the patient’s appearance and causing them psychological harm.
If you have experienced dental negligence in Hamilton, Scotland, speak to us about a clinical negligence claim. We can provide you with lawyers covering Hamilton Scotland to handle your claim promptly.
Unfortunately, cancer is time-bound, which means that it can worsen rapidly if it is not caught early. Therefore, if a doctor or oncologist failed to spot the signs of your cancer, this can be truly devastating, as it can make your cancer more difficult to treat than necessary. In some cases, it means that the patient is more likely to die of cancer because their treatment was delayed.
If you have had your cancer worsened because of the misdiagnosis of cancer, then you could be entitled to make a cancer misdiagnosis hospital and medical negligence claim. Call Medical Negligence Assist today to see if you could be entitled to claim.
The table below lists the NHS medical negligence statistics for the Hamilton area. The table lists how many claims were received and the value of the claims processed. The table is relevant to the years 2016/7, which is the latest data available at the time of writing, for the NHS Trusts listed below.
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Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Hamilton area and will handle claims on behalf of individuals who were negligently injured in private or NHS hospitals or practices.
If you are thinking seriously about a clinical negligence claim, you may wish to consider making a no win no fee claim. What does this mean? A no win no fee solicitor will start working on your claim without charging you an upfront fee. Instead, you will only have to make pay your fee, if you win your claim. For many of our clients, this is the less stressful way to claim.
If you have been injured or made ill because of medical negligence in Hamilton, you could be entitled to make a no win no fee claim for compensation. Call Medical Negligence Assist today, and if you are entitled to claim, we will provide you with a medical negligence solicitor to handle your no win no fee claim.
Remember, if you have been injured, made ill or had a pre-existing condition made worse because of medical negligence, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim. Call us today, and if you have been negligently injured, we will provide you with the right medical negligence claims specialist solicitor to handle your claim. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.
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Written by Hana
Edited by LisM.