If you have been subjected to medical negligence, you may be looking for medical negligence solicitors covering Harrogate to help you with a claim. However, did you know that you don’t have to use medical negligence solicitors in Harrogate for claims for incidents that have happened there? Our panel of solicitors can cover the Harrogate area, and we are happy to explain how this works – and the benefits of choosing a solicitor in the guide below. We also aim to cover frequently asked questions about medical negligence, including what could constitute a medical negligence claim, how to sue a hospital, what is the dental negligence time limit, and more. Should any questions remain unanswered by the time you have read this guide, then we can answer them over the phone, should you wish to call us. Our contact information is right at the end of this guide.
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- GP’s Clinical Negligence
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When making a claim for compensation, it is key to get the right medical negligence solicitor for you. A good solicitor, with plenty of experience and deep knowledge of clinical negligence and litigation, could consider options for getting compensation that an untried and tested personal injury lawyer might not know about. The right medical negligence lawyer could increase the chances and the amount of compensation you receive by putting a solid case together. Finding such a solicitor could rely on a number of different avenues, such as a web search, asking friends and family, or colleagues for recommendations of a hospital compensation lawyer they might have used in the past. But a recommendation may not be enough to give you the confidence to make the choice. Here, we offer some advice on what you might want to ask when talking to a personal injury solicitor, to give you the confidence to select their services for your personal injury claim.
What are your payment terms?
As mentioned previously our panel of medical negligence solicitors are not based in Harrogate but can cover the area, and they all work on a no win no fee basis. This could give you the confidence that you are not going to be left out of pocket should a claim be unsuccessful. Also, those solicitors that work on this basis would be unlikely to take on cases they would not be confident in winning. This is because if they don’t win the case, there is no fee, so they would be wasting not only your time, but theirs.
Do you have relevant experience?
If a Harrogate legal firm specialises in conveyancing, they may not have much experience in personal injury claims for NHS negligence, or Private hospital negligence If they don’t, you might be best checking out someone more specialised, as they could provide more value to your case.
What do I need to provide to you?
Aside from answering questions that you put to them, your lawyer might want to ask you some questions surrounding your claim. They might ask you for dates that surround the incident, to make sure you are within the medical negligence time limit. They might also ask you for proof in terms of photographs of injury sites, or for receipts of expenses or medical documents that you hold as evidence of either costs surrounding your claim, or prescription copies of medications you’ve been prescribed. Don’t worry too much if you don’t have some of the items they ask for, as there could be other ways of obtaining copies.
A good number of people could be looking for medical negligence solicitors in Harrogate, and they may have no idea that they actually don’t need to use medical negligence solicitors that are based in their area. Instead of searching for medical negligence solicitors in my area, they could cast the net wider. Because much communication takes place on email and phone, it is not normally necessary to choose a solicitor close by. This could be good news for claimants, as they could opt for the solicitor they feel would do the best job, rather than making the decision based on the person’s location. Don’t forget – our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Harrogate area, and we would be happy to help with your case.
Although your solicitors don’t have to be in Harrogate, it may be preferable for you to attend your impartial assessment with an expert based there. We work with a panel of doctors local to Harrogate, some of whom we have listed below;
1-3 Robert St,
1 Ripon Road
From asking people you know for recommendations to looking up medical negligence solicitor reviews online, there are a number of ways to gain confidence in your choice of solicitor. Do be careful when reading reviews, however. A wise choice would be going to an independent site for feedback on your chosen solicitor, as you could be more sure of the validity of the statements contained within reviews. If you feel like it after your case has concluded, you could also leave helpful feedback for future claimants to read. If you choose our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors, we’d be happy to read your feedback – as we are sure it would be positive.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Harrogate area, and we could handle a huge variety of different claims. Below, we take a brief snapshot of common potential claim situations to help you ascertain whether you may have a case. Should your medical negligence case differ from those mentioned below, you may still be able to claim – simply call our experienced staff to see if this could be the case.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could assist if you have suffered negligence because of your GP. The GP, just like other medical establishments owes patients a duty to care and needs to live up to certain standards. If a GP were not to listen to your concerns, ignore your symptoms, or prescribe medications you have a known and documented allergy to, and this causes you harm of some sort, you could be eligible to make a claim.
While surgeries do come with some risks, which you are usually asked to sign to say have been explained to you, this does not mean negligence is covered under the aforementioned risks. Should a surgeon have operated on the wrong part of your body, or perhaps there were errors with anaesthesia that could have been avoided if the procedure had been followed, then this could potentially constitute surgical negligence. The outcome of a negligent surgery could involve you having to have more treatment that you would not have needed, or it could mean you were in more pain than you should have been. Should you need to call us to discuss this further, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Harrogate area, and we would be happy to talk your case through with you.
We touched earlier on the duty of care that your doctors have for you, and the same is true for a dentist or any other staff member within a dental surgery. Whether a dentist has caused you to have tooth damage from a botched filling, or they have given you negligent advice, if your health has suffered due to dental negligence, you could call our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors for advice on your avoidable injury.
If you’re searching for the average birth injury settlement, then the chances are you could be looking because you may have suffered a birth injury, or perhaps someone you love has. Birth could be a painful process, but the right medical intervention is key to ensuring that both mother and baby are comfortable as possible during the procedure. If negligent maternity care has resulted in harm to mother, baby, or both then you could contact our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors to assist you in making a claim.
Potential claims could arise from a mother or baby not having been monitored correctly, and signs of distress being missed. Birth negligence could also be a result of incorrect use of birthing tools, or failure to diagnose maternal or child infection.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Harrogate area concerning care home negligence too. Should you or a loved one have been a victim of negligent care while in a nursing home, you could potentially make a claim. Different scenarios that could lead to this type of claim could include:
- Abuse (physical or mental) by care home staff – claims could also be made if the abuse were historical.
- Failure to dispense medication.
- Failure to monitor or assist patients’ movements when they have low mobility.
Many people may fear cancer as a disease, as it is so dangerous. If a person is diagnosed with cancer, then it may be important to act quickly to prevent the disease from spreading or becoming more dangerous. Whether a doctor has ignored the signs of cancer, not followed acceptable protocol for treatment, or prescribed the wrong treatment, then this could cause the cancer to get worse. In some cases, this may mean more extensive treatment, but in others, it could prove fatal. Doctors have a duty to give you a standard of care for all illnesses, not just cancer, and if they have failed in this duty they owe their patients, then you could have cause to claim.
Whether you were a patient of a private hospital or an NHS one, you are owed a duty of care. If this is not met, then this could cause illnesses or injuries to become worse. Whether you were misdiagnosed by a hospital doctor, suffered an injury in surgery that could have been avoided, or picked up a hospital bug because of poor standards of cleanliness, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could assist with a claim for personal injury compensation.
There are a variety of medical establishments in Harrogate and the district. These include:
- Harrogate District Hospital
- Cygnet Hospital Harrogate
- BMI The Duchy Hospital
NHS statistics are available on claims received, and damages paid throughout the trusts across the UK. Unfortunately, private statistics are not available. Here, we bring you the relevant ones to Harrogate.
|Claims received 17/18
|Number of incidents 17/18
|Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust
We mentioned no win no fee earlier in this guide, and we’re pleased to say that our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Harrogate area and work via a no win no fee structure. What this means for claimants is that the solicitor they choose from our panel will not require a payment upfront to begin claims. It also means that you will not be required to pay legal fees to your solicitor should your medical claim be unsuccessful. A pre-agreed percentage of your compensation will be used to pay the solicitor, so you would not be left out of pocket.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Harrogate area and will be happy to talk to you. Simply dial 0800 652 3087 to get all the help you could need with your claim. You can also fill in our simple, online form.
Claimants For Wrongful Death – Relatives could make claims on behalf of a loved one that has passed away. You can read more on this here.
Malpractice In Surgery – You can find answers to common questions here.
Wrong Diagnoses – FAQ – More information surrounding misdiagnosis claims.
Harrogate District Hospital – You can find Harrogate District hospital’s site here. The address can be found below:
Lancaster Park Rd,
Written by Jo.
Edited by Charlotte.